Jefferson Avenue Presbyterian Church

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We have a number of special worship, seasonal events and programs scheduled throughout the year. If you would like more information or want to receive our weekly E-Notes for upcoming events, call the Church Office (313) 822-3456 or e-mail the church office at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Spring Church Office Hours: Monday - Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.  Friday 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Worship with us at 10:30 a.m. this Sunday when our Interim Pastor, Rev. Dr. Ken Kaibel, will be preaching.  His sermon is entitled, “Look There!”.

The Memorial Service to celebrate the life of Mickie Kammer will be held on Saturday, April 1, at 11:00 a.m.  Join us as we remember the myriad of way Mickie touched our lives and enriched the church's ministries.

Interested in exploring church membership? Our next New Member Class will be this Sunday, April 2, at 9:00 a.m., in the Parlor.  Questions?  Contact the church office.

Lenten Bible Study will be every Sunday (March 5 - April 9) beginning at 9:00 a.m. in the Guild Room.  On April 2, the group will be led by Rev. Dr. Lou Prues.  The theme for the day will be “Look There” and based on Numbers 21:4-9, John 3:14-21 and Psalm 130.  Please join us on this spiritual journey during Lent.

Bible & Brew will meet on Sunday, April 2, 7:00 p.m. (City Kitchen, Grosse Pointe Village). Join in on a lively discussion of the Bible under the leadership of Louis Prues.  The evening’s topic will be “Palm, Passion, and Resurrection”.

The next Women’s Bible Study will be on Monday, April 3 (7:30 p.m.) at the home of Therese Nolan. The reservation sheet and study materials can be found on the literature table in the main foyer.

Plan to attend the Board of Deacons’ Palm Sunday Breakfast (during the fellowship coffee hour in Dodge Hall) on Sunday, April 9.  Make your reservations on the sign-up sheet in the Main Hallway or call the Church by Thursday, April 6. In gratitude for the congregation’s generous support of the Deacons’ ministries, there is no charge, although there will be an opportunity to give a “free-will” offering. 

An Egg Hunt for the children of JAPC will take place also on Palm Sunday following the worship service.

In preparation for Maundy Thursday, April 13, you are invited to join members and friends at 6:30 p.m. for a Soup Supper (soup, rolls and dessert).  A reservation sheet is in the Main Hallway.  There will be an opportunity for a “free will” offering.

The Maundy Thursday Tenebrae Service, on April 13, begins at 8:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary. The celebration of the Lord’s Supper, biblical texts, music and the extinguishing of lights draws the congregation into the dramatic events leading to the crucifixion.  Remember with us!

The Good Friday Service, April 14, begins at 1:00 p.m. in the Zaun Chapel.  Join us on Golgotha as we remember Jesus’ death and God’s abiding love.

On Easter morning, April 16, our celebration begins with a brief Resurrection Service held in the Steep Memorial Garden at 10 a.m.  Prayers will be offered for those interred in the Garden and Columbarium and other loved ones who have entered the “Church Triumphant”.

The Easter Festival Service begins with special prelude music at 10:15 a.m.  During the service, a wonderful blend of musical traditions, the celebration of the Lord’s Supper and special liturgy will inspire us to embrace the Easter story with joy and hope.  There will be Church School classes for Crib-Toddler thru First Grade.

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