2011-04-21 / News

Trio of churches announce Easter schedules

The three Jamestown churches have set their schedules for their Holy Week and Easter services, which begins tonight and will run through Sunday. The Good Friday Ecumenical Service this year will be held at Central Baptist Church on Friday, April 22, at noon.

The Central Baptist Church will commemorate the Last Supper of Jesus Christ on Maundy Thursday tonight — April 21 — with a soup supper at 6:45 p.m. Following dinner, service of communion will begin at 7:30 p.m.

Tomorrow, the ecumenical service will begin at noon with the theme, “Were you there? Voices from the Cross,” which will feature a series of first-person narratives related to the events of the first Good Friday. A contemplative service that will offer the opportunity to reflect on the meaning of Good Friday will begin at 7 p.m.

Central Baptist’s celebration of Easter will begin with a 5:45 a.m. sunrise service on Sunday at Beavertail State Park. The service will be followed by a pancake breakfast at 6:30 a.m. and a 9:30 a.m. worship service at the church.

For more information on events and services at Central Baptist Church, call 423-1641.

At St. Mark Church, a Mass of the Lord’s Supper will begin tonight at 7 p.m. On Friday, Stations of the Cross will take place at 3 p.m. and a Celebration of the Passion will begin at 7 p.m.

On Saturday, St. Mark will hold Easter Vigil at 7 p.m. and on Sunday it will hold two special Easter Masses at 8:30 a.m. and again at 10 a.m.

There will be no 8 a.m. Rosary or 8:30 a.m. Mass at St. Mark on Thursday, Friday or Saturday.

For more information on events and services at St. Mark Church, call 423-1421.

At St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, a Seder meal will be held in the parish hall tonight at 6 p.m. before Holy Eucharist and a stripping of the altar at 7 p.m. On Good Friday, St. Matthew’s will hold a liturgy at 7 p.m. and on Saturday the church will begin its Great Vigil of Easter at 7:30 p.m.

On Easter Day, St. Matthew’s will hold a music-free Holy Eucharist at 8 a.m. to be followed by a Festival Eucharist at 10 a.m. with special music.

For more information on events and services at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, call 423-1762.

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