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Lent at McFarlin

Below you’ll find details about all of our Lent opportunities and events!

Giving Opportunities

Easter Lilies

Orders due March 24

Bring the spirit of Easter to life by purchasing our beautiful Easter Lilies at $16 each. Your contribution not only decorates our church for Easter Sunday with the symbolic Lily Cross but also supports ABLE, a local organization aiding special needs adults in Norman, Oklahoma. These lilies can be in honor or in memory of loved ones. To order online click the button, to order in person please fill out an order form at our reception desk. 

Lent Worship & Events

How Jesus Gives Us Grace—When He Died, Study with Pastor Rockford

Sundays at 9:40am, beginning Feb. 25

Join us for a transformative journey during the Lenten season at our Pastor’s Sunday School class: “How Jesus Gives Us Grace—When He Died.” Delve into the heart of Christianity as we explore who Jesus is and unravel the profound meaning behind “Jesus died for us.” Led by our Senior Pastor, Rockford Johnson, this six-week class will meet in Fenn Hall every Sunday from February 25 to March 24 at 9:40am. This is open to all persons and Sunday School classes are welcome to choose this option as a class.

The central theme revolves around understanding the various perspectives on atonement and, more importantly, growing closer in comprehension of the grace bestowed upon us by Jesus. For those seeking a deeper exploration, an optional resource book is, Pictures of Atonement: A New Testament Study, by Ben Pugh. Everyone is welcome, and together we’ll embark on a spiritual journey to uncover the profound significance of Jesus’ sacrifice. Don’t miss this opportunity to connect with your faith community and enrich your understanding of the grace of Jesus. (For the very curious, see also Ben Pugh’s book, Atonement Theories: A Way through the Maze.)

Hope for a Weary World, Study with Elizabeth Johnson

Wednesdays from 6-8pm, beginning Feb. 28

The Hope for a Weary World Lenten class will correlate with the “Give Me Jesus When…” Sermon series. We will meet for three classes with a different progressive project each week. Each participant will leave with a unique creation. No two will be alike. Projects will include mixed media collage, painting, and an altered bottle. Supply Fee is $24.00. Classes will meet at the church on Wednesdays, February 28, March 6, and March 13, 6-8pm. Please email Elizabeth Johnson at to enroll.

Palm Sunday

March 24 @ 8:30 & 11am

On March 24th in all 8:30am & 11am worship services, worship with us for a triumphant Palm Sunday celebration! As we enter Holy Week, we commemorate Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem. Come wave palm branches, symbolizing victory and peace, as we honor the King who brings salvation. Our worship services at McFarlin promise a blend of reverence and joy, preparing our hearts for the sacred journey ahead. Experience the power of communal worship and reflection on this significant day in the Christian calendar. Bring your family, invite friends, and let’s usher in Holy Week together with gratitude and praise. Don’t miss Palm Sunday at McFarlin – a day of worship, unity, and spiritual enrichment!

Maundy Thursday

March 28 @ 7:30pm

Be part of a transformative Modern Maundy Thursday Service on March 28th at 7:30 pm in Fenn Hall. Experience the profound symbolism of foot washing and communion as we remember The Last Supper in anticipation of the cross and empty tomb. Led by our dynamic modern worship team, this service invites you to engage in experiential moments that reflect the humility and unity exemplified by Jesus. Come together in a contemporary setting to connect with the essence of Maundy Thursday, fostering a sense of community and spiritual reflection as we journey towards the significance of the cross and the hope of the empty tomb.

Good Friday

March 29 @ 7:30pm

Witness a profound Good Friday Worship Service on March 29th at 7:30 pm in our Sanctuary. Immerse yourself in J.S. Bach’s “The Passion According to St. John,” portraying the poignant narrative of Christ’s betrayal and crucifixion through music. Pastor Rockford Johnson’s reflections will illuminate the story with profound insights. Tied to the Lenten sermon series “Give Me Jesus When,” we explore the crowd’s alternative cry for Barabbas over Jesus. Good Friday, known as Holy Friday globally, signifies God’s unwavering love and redemption, even in the face of human rejection and cruelty, revealed through the cross of Jesus Christ. Experience a day of holiness and divine purpose.

Easter Egg Eggstravaganza

March 30 @ 10am-12pm

Get ready for an Easter Egg Hunt or Eggstravaganza like never before! Join us on March 30 from 10am to 12pm for an Easter celebration that’s EGGstraordinary! This family-friendly event aims to unite McFarlin and the Norman community in a joyous egg hunt and uplifting community experience. The North parking lot will be transformed into an Easter wonderland with exciting activities including a petting zoo, face painting, bubbles, and more!

Easter Sunday

March 31

  • Sunrise 6:30am at the Gazebo
  • 8am, 9:30am and 11am Sanctuary Services
  • 11am Modern Service in Fenn Hall

Get ready for an Easter Celebration like no other! Join us on March 31 for a day filled with joy, hope, and uplifting worship experiences. Kick off the morning with our energetic 6:30am Sunrise Service on the South lawn and in the Sanctuary, followed by dynamic services at 8am, 9:30am, and 11am in the Sanctuary. Plus, dive into a contemporary vibe at our 11am Modern service. This Easter, let’s come together, invite family and friends, and rejoice in the resurrection spirit! Don’t miss the chance to make this Easter unforgettable.