Please join us for worship with our community of faith! Sunday services are at 8:30 and 11:00 a.m. (see below for live streaming and radio broadcast info), and Sunday school is at 9:40. The More Than A Meal worship service is Thursdays at 5:00, followed by a free dinner for anyone and everyone.
Sunday Morning Worship Services
8:30 a.m. Trippeer Chapel
11:00 a.m. Sanctuary
9:40-10:40 a.m. Sunday School
If you aren't familiar with the service, click here to learn about Sunday mornings and our order of worship.
Children are always welcome in worship. Childcare for infants and two-year-olds is available during both services and Sunday school. During the 11:00 service there is a special Time with the Younger Church, after which children through kindergarten may go to Children's Church Continued. For information on Sunday morning childcare, see our Children’s Ministry page.
If you can't be here for worship, please join us live at 11:00 on the radio or Internet.
Watch on Livestream or use the Livestream phone or Roku app (search for “Idlewild”). Listen on WREC-AM 600 radio or www.wrecradio.com (click “Listen Live”), or use the iHeartRadio app. Bulletins are on the Newsletters & Bulletins page.
More Than A Meal
|Thursday at 5:00 p.m.
||Thursday at 5:30 p.m.
||T.K. Young Fellowship Hall
More Than A Meal (MTAM) is a free sit-down-and-be-served dinner for anyone who needs it, each and every Thursday at 5:30. Before dinner, a half-hour worship service is held in the Trippeer Chapel. Please come—and bring your family! You can make a real difference in the lives of God’s people in Midtown Memphis. Learn more about More Than A Meal.
More Than A Meal is held every Thursday -- regardless of weather conditions.
LENT, HOLY WEEK AND EASTER
Lent is a time of preparation and reflection for Christians as we await the Resurrection of the Lord. Lent includes the 40 days (Sundays not included) before Easter. It includes Passion/Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, and Good Friday.
Ash Wednesday Service - 6:30 p.m.
Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent, the 40 days (Sundays not included) before Easter. This is a traditional service with imposition of ashes. Nursery care is available. For more information please call 901-726-4681.
Bulletin for April 9, 2017 -- 11:00 Service
Holy Week begins with Passion/Palm Sunday. We shout a joyous “Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord!” as we celebrate Jesus's entry into Jerusalem. (See Matthew 21:1-11 nrsv.)
Everyone who is able will gather in the garth before the 11:00 a.m. service. If you are unable to process from the garth, please feel free to go into the sanctuary. We will be called to worship by tower bells and hand bells, hear scripture and respond in song, then process into the sanctuary carrying palm branches and singing.
Following this triumphant beginning, we move to the story of Jesus suffering and death. The choir and soloists will sing “The Seven Words of Christ on the Cross.” This musical setting of the Passion story, composed by Heinrich Schütz during the Early Baroque Period, will be sung in English and accompanied by period musical instruments. (The text will be in the bulletin.) The worship service ends on a somber note as we anticipate the events to come during Holy Week.
Maundy Thursday Communion Service - 7:00 p.m.
Christ’s commandment given at the Last Supper is that his disciples should love one another. This service marks the night our Lord was betrayed. We commemorate the evening just before the crucifixion when Jesus and his friends broke bread together for the Last Supper. It was at this Last Supper that Jesus instituted the Eucharist or what we call communion. We welcome all who come to worship and receive communion, in remembrance of Him. Nursery care is available.
About communion: The invitation to the Lord’s Supper is extended to all who desire to follow Christ, remembering that access to the table is not a right conferred upon the worthy, but a privilege given to the undeserving who come in faith, repentance, and love. Even one who has doubts or whose trust is wavering may come to the table in order to be assured of God’s love and grace in Christ Jesus.
Good Friday Prayer Vigil - 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
The Trippeer Chapel will be open for prayer and meditation.
Good Friday Tenebrae - 7:00 p.m.
This somber service of traditional music, scripture and prayer commemorates Christ’s death and burial. We invite you to join hearts and hands with us in remembrance of He who bore his crown of thorns willingly, arose from the dead, and defeated death that we might have eternal life. The people depart in darkness to await the brightness of the Day of Resurrection. Nursery care is available.
Easter Morning Worship Services - 8:30 & 11:00 a.m.
The Resurrection of the Lord is celebrated Easter morning with two joyous worship services. Both are in the Sanctuary. Please join us—and bring a friend! Nursery care is available during services — but children are always welcome in worship!
Both Easter services are identical, with choir, brass ensemble, percussion and handbells. They are both in the Sanctuary.
Children's schedules: No Sunday School classes. The nursery will be available for babies and toddlers. Family-friendly Easter activities in the T.K. Young Room. Children’s Church Continued (C3) will be held during both services.
Community Sunrise Service - 6:45 a.m. @ Levitt Shell
All are invited to a beautiful sunrise service, beginning at 6:45 a.m. at the Levitt Shell in Overton Park. Presented by Evergreen Presbyterian Church, First Baptist Church, Greater Lewis Missionary Baptist, Idlewild Presbyterian Church, Lindenwood Christian Church, Rhodes College Chaplain's Office, and Trinity United Methodist. Event flyer