Special Worship Services
In addition to our regular Sunday worship services, we occasionally gather at other times to celebrate God in the context of the liturgical (church) year.
Originally a part of our 2019 Lent Theme, "Rock of Ages", we've established a permanent prayer cairn in front of our sanctuary. Anyone is welcome to leave a stone representing their prayer knowing that it will be lifted up by our community, and you're invited to take a stone with you to remind you to pray for others.
We gratefully returned to our chapel (masked, for everyone's safety) in March for a meaningful in-person Ash Wednesday service, where we began a journey through Luke's gospel as we contemplated testimony. Then, on Maundy Thursday, we gathered in the chapel again to contemplate the ways that we, like Peter, betray Christ with our words as well as our silence. On Good Friday, we meditated on the "testimonies" of those who were there when Jesus was crucified as we read through Luke 23 in an online service before returning to the Sanctuary to celebrate the Resurrection on Easter Sunday.
In 2021, we offered "Ashes to Go," and our virtual Ash Wednesday service helped us kick off our Lenten series, "Recipe for Repentance". We returned online for Maundy Thursday and Good Friday. On Easter Sunday, we returned to the beloved tradition of adorning the flower cross and began a new one with an outdoor Easter hymn-sing!
We observed the 20th anniversary of September 11, 2021, with a brief online Litany.
In recognition of all the loss and difficulties faced over the past two years, we held a "Longest Night" service on the evening of the winter solstice to allow us space for grief in the midst of the holiday season.
The COVID-19 pandemic temporarily changed the way we observe holy days, but it didn't stop us from worshiping God! In April of 2020, we held a virtual Good Friday service that engaged all of our senses from home, and we participated in a cooperative Easter Sunday Virtual Worship involving many of the churches in Boise Presbytery. In December, we held our first virtual Christmas Eve worship, where we welcomed Christ together from our own homes.
In 2019, we observed Maundy Thursday in our beautiful Chapel.
Additional worship services will be announced in worship, on our email list, and on the Calendar section of our website.
Boone Memorial Presbyterian Church is also available for Weddings and Memorial Services. Please see "Other" section for more details.