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Emmanuel Lutheran Church

Emmanuel Lutheran Church invites everyone to worship with us during Holy Week. Visitors expected.

Join us for Maundy Thursday worship on Thursday, April 17 at 7 p.m. as we recognize that with nightfall our Lenten observation comes to an end.

We gather with Christians around the world to celebrate the three days of Jesus’ death and resurrection.

At the heart of the Maundy Thursday liturgy is Jesus’ commandment to love one another. As Jesus washed the feet of his disciples, we are called to follow his example as we humbly care for one another, especially the poor and unloved.

On Good Friday, April 18, the Passion Story will be read at 12:05 p.m. Good Friday worship will be at 7 p.m.

At the heart of the Good Friday liturgy is the passion according to John, which proclaims Jesus as a triumphant king who reigns from the cross. The ancient title for this day — the triumph of the cross — reminds us that the church does not gather to mourn this day but to celebrate Christ’s life-giving passion and to find strength and hope in the tree of life.

In the ancient bidding prayer we offer petitions for all the world for whom Christ died.

Alleluia, He is Risen.

The Resurrection of our Lord will be celebrated on Sunday, April 20 at 10:30 a.m. with an Easter Festival worship service. Easter breakfast will be served from 9 – 10 a.m. with a goodwill offering to be collected. Fellowship hour follows the worship service.

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

All are welcome to a welcoming haven, nourishing all God’s people in body, mind and spirit.

This week is the Sunday of the Resurrection, Easter Day.

Holy Communion at 11 a.m. The Rev. Christine Soule will preach and preside.

Holy Week services will include Maundy Thursday, 7 p.m., Eucharist and foot washing; Good Friday, noon.

Attention college students. Enjoy dinner with us each Monday evening at 5 p.m. in the Parish Hall. Following dinner, we will have a short Bible study and/or worship service. Come and bring a friend.

Fellowship breakfast is each Thursday morning at 7:30 a.m. in the Parish Hall.

Join us for good food, fellowship and discussion. Come and bring a friend.

For your contemplation, “The Attitude of Faith. Unless we can presume that the Lord is speaking right now, how can we believe that he ever spoke? This is the premise on which we’re proceeding: that the Lord is acting and speaking in our lives right now. To have an attitude of faith is to hear the Lord speaking everywhere and all the time, in the concrete and ordinary circumstances of our lives. Then religion and life have become one, and we are never far from God. That’s why people of faith never grow old and never grow tired. They don’t need signs and wonders, apparitions and visions. God has quietly broken through and stands perfectly revealed in the now of things,” Richard Rohr.

St. Paul’s is located at 625 C St. on the edge of Eastern Washington University’s campus.

United Church of Christ

All are invited to join in the Easter celebrations at Cheney UCC, 423 N. Sixth.

Special events to mark the season include a Maundy Thursday communion service tonight at 7 p.m.

An early service and Easter potluck breakfast are scheduled for Sunday, as well as the regular 10 a.m. Easter service. As well as traditional Easter music and expressions of joy in the season, the 10 a.m. service will feature the acceptance of new members into the congregation.

Pastor David Krueger-Duncan will lead all worship events.

The early service begins at Fairview Cemetery, at the western edge of town on Salnave Road, starting at 8 a.m.

The breakfast in the church fellowship hall will begin at 8:30 a.m.

Regulars and guests are invited to all events.

Thanks to all the volunteers who showed up to help with the work day last Saturday, much was accomplished by willing hands and hearts. The grounds and beds show marked improvement.

This week the church council will meet on Tuesday afternoon at 2 p.m.

United Methodist Church

The Easter journey continues this week at the United Methodist Church with Maundy Thursday services on April 17 at 7 p.m. and Good Friday services are at 7 p.m. on April 18. Both services are at UMC, 204 Fourth St., and are open to all.

Celebrate the joy of Easter morning with us Sunday, April 20. There will be an early service at 7:45 a.m., breakfast at 8:30 – 9:30 a.m., and an Easter egg hunt for the children at 9 a.m.

A second service celebrating the risen Savior is at 10 a.m. Alleluia.

Sunday evening another worship service is offered at 6 p.m. This service is conversational in style.

Cheney UMC is located at 204 Fourth St. Office hours are 8:15 – 11:45 a.m. Tuesday through Thursday.

For more information about worship or study groups call 235-4600.


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