|Services announced for Holy Week, Easter Sunday|
|Written by Holyoke Enterprise|
As Easter rapidly approaches, many area churches have announced schedules for services throughout Holy Week and Easter Sunday.
First Christian Church
Holyoke First Christian Church has an Easter morning breakfast planned for Sunday, April 20 from 7-8:15 a.m. An Easter service will follow at 8:30 a.m.
Fairfield Covenant Church
Fairfield Covenant Church will hold an Easter breakfast Sunday at 8:30 a.m. with an Easter service at 10 a.m.
First Baptist Church
First Baptist Church will gather for a prayer walk Friday at 5:45 p.m. followed by a meal. A Sunday sunrise service is scheduled for 6:15 a.m. with a breakfast to follow. The prayer walk and sunrise service will both be in English and Spanish.
Regularly scheduled services will take place Saturday, April 19 at 7 p.m. and Sunday morning at 10:30 a.m.
Vida Abundante will hold its Sunday evening service in Spanish at 5:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Holyoke.
Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church
Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church will host a Good Friday service at 7 p.m. followed by a prayer vigil. On Sunday, a sunrise service is set for 5:40 a.m. atop Old Baldy at County Road 54 and County Road U in Yuma County. A breakfast at the church will follow, and a service will be held at 9 a.m.
Holyoke Assembly of God
A Good Friday service will be hosted by Holyoke Assembly of God Friday, April 18 at 6:30 p.m. An Easter breakfast is scheduled for Sunday at 9:30 a.m. with a worship service to follow at 10:30 a.m.
St. Paul’s Lutheran churches
St. Paul’s Lutheran churches in Amherst and Venango, Neb., will have a busy Holy Week.
Throughout Lent, Amherst held midweek Lenten services on Wednesdays, and Venango held Lenten services on Thursdays, both at 7 p.m.
Thursday, April 17 at 7 p.m., the two churches will hold a combined Maundy Thursday service in Venango. The two churches will hold another combined service Friday, April 18 at 7 p.m. in Amherst for Good Friday.
Venango will hold its Easter sunrise service Sunday at 6:30 a.m., and Amherst will hold its Easter worship service at 9 a.m.
Zion Lutheran Church
Zion Lutheran Church is planning a Maundy Thursday service for 7 p.m., Good Friday service at 7 p.m. and Easter Sunday service at 9 a.m.
There will be no Sunday school or Bible class Easter morning.
Holyoke Church of Christ
Holyoke Church of Christ will meet for its regularly-scheduled service at 9 a.m. Sunday morning with Bible study at 10 a.m.
St. Patrick’s Catholic Church
A Holy Thursday Mass of Christ’s Last Supper is scheduled at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church for 7 p.m. On Good Friday, there will be a Veneration of the Cross and Eucharist service at 6:30 p.m. at St. Patrick’s and one at noon at Christ the King Catholic Church in Haxtun.
St. Patrick’s will hold an Easter Vigil Mass of the Resurrection Holy Saturday at 8:30 p.m. Christ the King will host its Easter Mass Sunday at 8:30 a.m.
A bilingual Easter Sunday Mass is also set for 1 p.m. at St. Patrick’s.
First United Methodist Church
First United Methodist Church will hold a Seder meal at 6 p.m. Thursday night. A Good Friday service is set for 6:30 p.m.
There will be two Easter services Sunday morning. The first service is at 8:15 a.m. with an Easter egg hunt planned at 10 a.m. The second service is at 10:30 a.m.
Venango Community Church
A breakfast will be hosted by Venango Community Church Sunday at 8:30 a.m. An Easter Service will follow at 9:30 a.m.
Emerson Street Church of Christ
Emerson Street Church of Christ will hold a Sunday morning service at 10 a.m.
Holyoke Enterprise April 17, 2014