March 25, 2018

Palm Sunday


    Old Buttonwood Hall

    9 am

    Rev. Megan LeCluyse



    11 am

    Rev. Jesse Garner


Worship Bulletins

Lenten Journey Guide



Guided Spiritual Direction

Sundays in Lent

12:15 - 1:00 pm

Whitefield Room


Palm Sunday Procession

Mar 25

10:00 am


Maundy Thursday

Mar 29

7:00 pm

Good Friday

St. Mark Passion

Reinhard Keiser

Mar 30

12 noon







The Rev. Jesse Garner was born in Memphis, Tennessee, and attended high school there. He later received his undergraduate education at Yale University and his seminary training at Harvard Divinity School. Prior to coming to First Church in 2001, Rev. Garner served churches in Massachusetts, Tennessee and Alabama.

A strong advocate of missions, Jesse has participated in numerous mission trips to Mexico and the Gulf Coast, and has been an active volunteer in Philadelphia for Habitat and The Other Carpenter. Rev. Garner currently serves on the Nominating Committee of Philadelphia Presbytery and is also a member of the board of the Interfaith Center of Greater Philadelphia.

His wife Allen, also a native Memphian, is a 2nd grade teacher at the Russell Byers Charter School in Center City. Their daughter Allen is a faculty member and the swim coach at the Canterbury School in Connecticut.  Their daught Lela is a recent graduate of Bowdoin College.  In his spare time, Jesse is an avid fisherman and enjoys cooking (and eating).