Local churches to hold a variety of services during Holy Week

Published 7:51 pm Tuesday, March 15, 2016

The Bainbridge Ministerial Association is sponsoring Holy Week services again this year. For Christians, Holy Week is from Palm Sunday through the following Saturday. It is the final week of Lent leading up to aster Sunday celebrating the resurrection of Jesus from the dead. 

Local churches collaborate to offer a special opportunity for the whole community to join together in observing and proclaiming the wonderful news of the resurrection. Everyone in the community is invited and welcome to attend.

The services are Monday through Friday and include a luncheon, special music and a short message. Cost is $3 and the luncheon begins at 11:45 a.m. It ends at 12:45 p.m. so that those who work can get back in a timely fashion.

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Monday, March 21 – First United Methodist Church will host and present at First Methodist Church.

Tuesday, March 22 – First Christian Church and St. John’s Episcopal Church present and coordinate at First United Methodist Church.

Wednesday, March 23 – First Presbyterian Church and St. Joseph Catholic Church will coordinate and present at First Presbyterian Church.

Thursday, March 24 – First Baptist host and present at First Baptist Church.

Friday, March 25 – Nelson Chapel hosts and presents at Nelson Chapel.

In addition to lunch-time services, other Holy Week services include:

Maundy Thursday Dinner and Worship at 6 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church

Maundy Thursday foot washing at 6 p.m. at St. John’s Episcopal Church.

Good Friday Tenebrae Service “The Service of Shadows” 7 pm at First United Methodist Church

Good Friday worship service at 6 p.m. at St. John’s Episcopal Church.

Saturday, March 26, Easter Vigil at 8 p.m. at St. John’s Episcopal Church on

Easter Sunrise Services at the Decatur County Industrial Airpark on US 27. Begins at 7:15 a.m. Sunday morning. Hosted by First Baptist Church. Bring a lawn chair and blanket.

Climax Community Easter Sunrise Services will be held at 7 a.m. at the Old Depot on the Swine Time Grounds. A light breakfast will be served at the Chitlin’ Barn immediately following the service.

For other opportunities to celebrate the death and resurrection of Jesus on Easter check with your local church for service times.