AREA CHURCHES PLAN HOLY WEEK OBSERVANCES
An Easter Sunday service at the top of the world will begin at 8:15 a.m. at the Anthony Lakes Mountain Resort. Bill Walters will lead the service and Bert Vanderwall will provide the music.
Sunrise services also will be offered by churches in Union and Wallowa counties.
Here's a wrapup of Holy Week services beginning Sunday in the counties:
United Methodist Church, 1612 Fourth St., Palm Sunday, Sunday school, 9:30 a.m., worship service 11 a.m. with a potluck lunch to follow; Maundy Thursday potluck, 6 p.m. in the fellowship hall; an ecumenical Good Friday service, noon to 1:30 p.m.; Easter sunrise service, 6 a.m. Grandview Cemetery with other churches, breakfast at 8:30 a.m. in the fellowship hall before the service.
Presbyterian Church, 1308 Washington Ave., Palm Sunday service with choir and handbells, 9:30 a.m.; 7 p.m. prayer and Holy Communion service in the sanctuary; Maundy Thursday 7:30 p.m. communion; Good Friday community service, noon, 12:30 and 1 p.m. at the United Methodist Church; Easter sunrise service, 6 a.m. Grandview Cemetery, 9:30 a.m. contemporary service, 11 a.m. traditional service; community Easter dinner, noon to 1:30 p.m. Presbyterian Friendship Center with Neighbor to Neighbor Ministries.
Faith Lutheran Church, Good Friday service, 7 p.m.; Easter sunrise service, 6 a.m. east side of Hillcrest Cemetery; Easter festival service, 10 a.m. at the church. The choir will sing at the Good Friday and Easter Festival services.
First Christian Church, 901 Penn Ave., Palm Sunday worship service at 10:50 a.m. with children's procession of palms, 12:30 p.m. potluck to welcome back snowbirds; Maundy Thursday 6 p.m. dinner in the fellowship hall, 6:45 p.m. worship service in sanctuary; Easter Sunday worship at 10:50 a.m. with music by the Chancel Choir; 7 p.m. Easter Cantata, "Jesus Remember Me" by the Chancel Choir.
First Church of the Nazarene, 109 18th St., Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday, 8 and 10:50 a.m. worship services; 9:45 a.m. Sunday school and 6 p.m. worship service.
Sonrise Free Methodist Church, 2702 Adams Ave., Palm Sunday 10 a.m. worship service with musical performance by Bruce Johnson and Belva Post, the son and daughter of Pastor Bruce Johnson.
Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church, Saturday vigil before Palm Sunday, 5 p.m.; Palm Sunday Mass, 7:30 and 9 a.m.; Holy Thursday Seder meal, 5:30 p.m., tickets $5 at church office; Mass of the Last Supper 7:30 p.m.; adoration of the Blessed Sacrament from 8:30 p.m. Thursday to 8 p.m. Friday; Good Friday celebration of the Lord's passion, 7:30 p.m. with Tenebrae service to follow; Holy Saturday 7:30 p.m. Mass with the lighting of the Easter candle, baptisms and professions of faith; Easter Sunday Masses 7:30 and 9 a.m. with an Easter egg hunt after the second Mass.
Victory Christian Center, 1020 Jefferson Ave., communion service, 7 p.m. Wednesday; Easter service with special music and youth drama, 10 a.m., children's church and nursery provided.
First Baptist Church, Palm Sunday 10 a.m. service "King on a Donkey"; Good Friday candlelight service and the Lord's Supper, 7 p.m.; Easter Saturday The Door, 7:30 p.m.; Easter Sunday 8 and 10 a.m. services with Easter breakfast from 7 to 9:30 a.m.
Grande Ronde Community Church, 410 Fir St., Palm Sunday worship service, 10 a.m., "The First Offering" is the message for the week; the choir will join with Damascus Road Ministries to present the cantata, "His Words Live On," at 6 p.m. that evening.
Zion Lutheran Church, 902 Fourth St., Palm Sunday worship service with Holy Communion, 9 and 11:30 a.m., with fellowship to follow each service; Adult Forum and Sunday school 10:30 a.m. on Palm Sunday, not on Easter Sunday; Maundy Thursday and Good Friday, worship services, 7 p.m.; Easter Sunday, breakfast served by the church council, 8 a.m., Now the Feast and Holy Communion, 9 a.m., EOU student meal at 5:30 p.m.
St. Mary's Catholic Church, Maundy Thursday Seder meal, 6 p.m. with communion service at 7 p.m.; Good Friday service, 7 p.m.; Easter Sunday Mass, 11 a.m. followed by refreshments and an Easter egg hunt.
Harvester's Nazarene Church, Easter Sunday, a dramatic resurrection musical, "The Power of His Love," will be performed at 10:45 a.m. at the church and at 4 p.m. at Wildflower Lodge. Easter dinner in the fellowship hall will follow the first performance.
Grace Bible Church, Easter brunch 9 a.m.; worship service 10 a.m. at the Elgin Community Center.
Elgin Baptist Church, 800 N. 13th Ave., Easter Sunday resurrection celebration, 10:30 a.m., expanded service of music and Scripture reading. There is no Sunday school.
United Methodist Church, Maundy Thursday Passover service, 6:30 p.m.; Good Friday service noon; children's egg hunt 9:30 a.m. Sunday; Easter service 11 a.m.
Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Easter Saturday vigil Mass, 5 p.m.
United Methodist Church, Good Friday service 3 p.m.; Easter Sunrise service, 8 a.m.; breakfast 8:30 a.m.; Sunday school and egg hunt, 9 a.m.; worship 9:30 a.m.
The Faith Center, 10300 D St., Easter services, 9 and 10:15 a.m., both with children's classes and nursery. Cheryl Mason and the worship team will lead with celebration music. Pastor Ted Davis will bring a message of hope and healing, "Break Through to New Life."
Lighthouse Church, Easter Saturday play, 6 p.m.
United Methodist Church, 102 W. First St., Maundy Thursday communion service, 5:30 p.m. in the sanctuary.
United Methodist Church, 301 S. Lake St., Palm Sunday service, 10 a.m. with songs, a palm processional and a dramatic reading; Thursday Passover Seder potluck meal, 5:30 p.m.; Good Friday Tenebrae service, 8 p.m.; Easter Sunday sunrise service 7 a.m. in the sanctuary; breakfast in the church basement; Easter celebration 10 a.m. with singing, joyous preaching, fellowship and children's activities.
Mountain View Christian Church, 84083 Alpine Lane, Palm Sunday triumphal entry with palm fronds, 11 a.m.; Good Friday service, 7 p.m.; Easter Sunday resurrection sunrise service, 7 a.m., brunch 8 a.m., regular service 11 a.m.