Island churches announce Holy Week schedules
Jamestown’s churches have announced their worship and event schedules for the week leading up to Easter.
Central Baptist Church
Exploring the final week of Jesus’ life from a variety of perspectives will be the theme of Holy Week and Easter services at Central Baptist Church.
On Sunday, March 28, at 9:30 a.m., the church will hold a Palm Sunday service, including palms and special music. On Thursday, April 1, the church will hold a Maundy Thursday service beginning with a simple soup supper at 6:45 p.m. and a 7:30 p.m. service of communion and tenebrae, which will explore the last meal Jesus shared with his disciples and the days that followed. On April 2, Good Friday, visual art and readings will help participants consider what it means to walk in Jesus’ steps during a Good Friday worship experience at 7:30 p.m. On Easter Sunday, April 4, a 6:15 a.m. sunrise service will be held at Beavertail State Park (parking lot 3). A pancake breakfast will be served at the church at 7 a.m. A 9:30 a.m. worship service will feature joyous music and a sermon that explores what the message of Easter might mean for people today. An Easter reception will follow the service.
CBC is located at 99 Narragansett Ave.; call 423-1651 or visit www.cbcjamestown.com.
St. Mark Church
St. Mark Church will celebrate daily Mass on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. On Holy Thursday, April 1, the church will celebrate the Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7 p.m. On Good Friday, April 2, Stations of the Cross will be held at 3 p.m., with a celebration of the Passion at 7 p.m. An Easter Vigil Mass begins at 7:30 p.m. on Holy Saturday, April 3, and Masses will be celebrated on Easter Sunday, April 4, at 8:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. The 10 a.m. Mass is a family Mass.
St. Mark Church is located at 60 Narragansett Ave.; call 423-1421 for more information.
St. Matthew’s Church
Saint Matthew’s Church will host a Seder meal at 6 p.m. on Maundy Thursday, April 1, with Holy Eucharist and stripping of the altar. On Good Friday, April 2, a noontime Ecumenical Good Friday service will be held, followed by a 7 p.m. Good Friday liturgy. On Holy Saturday, April 3, the Great Vigil of Easter will be held at 7:30 p.m. On Easter Sunday, April 4, the Holy Eucharist will be held at 8 a.m. (with no music) and 10 a.m. (with music).
St. Matthew’s Church is located at 87 Narragansett Ave.; call 423- 1762 for more information.
St. Matthew’s Church will also host the Eecumenical Good Friday service, which will begin at noon on April 2, and will offer a new twist on the traditional “Stations of the Cross” liturgy. Along with meditative music, the service will include the reading of meditations by Katerina Whitley, written from the perspective of those who witnessed the events of that first Good Friday.
During the reading of each meditation, members of the congregation will also be able to contemplate the art of Noyes Capehart, whose Stations of the Cross woodcuts inspired Whitley’s meditations. The readings will be done by the clergy and members of the three Jamestown churches. All are welcome at this special community event.