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Service Set On National Day Of Prayer April 18, 2017

Cedar Grove Presbyterian Church, 4833 Division Highway, East Earl, will hold a service around the flagpole on the National Day of Prayer, Thursday, May 4, at 10 a.m. The theme will be "For Your Great Name's Sake! Hear Us ... Forgive Us ... Heal Us!"

Attendees are welcome to bring a lawn chair. For more information, call the church office at 717-354-5573.

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Church Performs "Passion" Play April 12, 2017

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Church Sets Maundy Thursday Event April 7, 2017

Ruhl's United Methodist Church, 4810 Elizabethtown Road, Manheim, will host a Maundy Thursday observance beginning at 7 p.m. in the fellowship hall on April 13. The event will include a Seder meal, served at multiple tables, as well as Holy Communion, intermixed with a message from pastor Rob Timlin. Worship music will be provided by Ruhl's Sanctuary Choir and the band Last Stand.

The event is free of charge and open to the public. More information can be found at www.ruhlschurch.org or by calling 665-3400.

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Lititz UMC Sets Holy Week Activities April 7, 2017

Lititz United Methodist Church (UMC), 201 E. Market St., has announced its Holy Week activities, with each event representing a celebration of Jesus' life, death, and resurrection. The community is welcome to attend.

On Maundy Thursday, April 13, a joint service with Brunnerville UMC and Lititz UMC will begin at 7 p.m. at Brunnerville UMC, 517 Pine Hill Road, Lititz. The gathering will feature Holy Communion and a Tenebrae message.

On Good Friday, April 14, beginning at 7 p.m., Lititz UMC will host a spirit-filled contemporary service, which will retrace the final footsteps of Jesus leading to the cross. Attendees will relive Jesus' perfect act of love through music, video, and Communion.

Easter Sunday, April 16, will feature three services. At 7 a.m., there will be a dawn service in the Prayer Garden on the south side of the church's front entrance. A drama titled "At the Empty Tomb: The Angels" will highlight the worship time. A pancake breakfast will follow at 7:45 a.m. in the social hall. Easter celebrations will then be held at the normal worship hours: traditional worship at 9 a.m. and a casual contemporary worship gathering at 10:30 a.m. The Easter celebration will be led by senior Pastor McGrath as he finishes a sermon series called "Living Lent."

Lititz UMC welcomes visitors and seekers. The church offers several choices of worship styles. For more information on programs, core values, and the church mission statement, readers may visit www.lititzumc.org or call the church office at 626-2710.

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Chapel Posts Sunrise Service April 7, 2017

Grace Chapel, 2535 Colebrook Road, Elizabethtown, will hold its annual sunrise service on Sunday, April 16, at 6:30 a.m. The community is invited.

The service will include special music, hymns, and various speakers who will reflect on what it may have looked like when Jesus came out of the tomb on Resurrection Day. The service will begin outdoors, weather permitting, and will conclude in the sanctuary.

Following the service, a breakfast featuring pancakes, eggs, and sausage will be served from 7:30 to 8:45 a.m.

The regular Easter worship celebration service will begin at 9 a.m. Special music will be featured, and an Easter message will be shared by senior pastor Mel Weaver. There will not be Sunday school classes or children's church.

The church is located 2 miles west of Route 243 on Route 341. For more information, readers may visit www.gracechapelcares.org.

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Church Posts Easter Services April 7, 2017

Hosanna! A Fellowship of Christians, 29 Green Acre Road, Lititz, invites the community to its Good Friday and Easter services.

On Good Friday, April 14, individuals may take part in a Good Friday experience by spending time in silent prayer during a self-guided prayer walk through prayer stations in the Hosanna! auditorium. The building will be open from 3 to 8 p.m. A brief service will be held at 6:30 p.m.

Easter Sunday services and baptism will take place on April 16 at 9 and 11 a.m. The Heavenly Hearts Children's Choir will present, and senior pastors Kunz and Blair will speak on "We Stand in Life."

For more information, readers may visit www.hosannalititz.org, email info@hosannalititz.org, or call 626-2560.

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Easter Egg Hunt Planned April 6, 2017

Maytown Church of God, 14 W. Elizabeth St., Maytown, will hold an Easter egg hunt on Saturday, April 15, at 10 a.m.

Children age 10 and under are welcome to attend. For more information, readers may call 426-2397.

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Sunrise Service Announced April 6, 2017

Chiques Church of the Brethren, 4045 Sunnyside Road, Manheim, will hold an Easter sunrise service on Sunday, April 16, at 6:20 a.m.

A full breakfast will follow.

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Stations Of The Cross Event Set April 6, 2017

Zion Lutheran Church, 18 Quarry Road, Leola, will offer Stations of the Cross self-guided tours on Friday, April 14, from 6 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. All are invited.

Since ancient times, Christians have followed The Stations of the Cross, guided public meditations about the day Jesus died. At Zion Lutheran Church, Jesus' journey from the garden of Gethsemane to the tomb will be described at 14 stations around the sanctuary. At each station, attendees may read a passage of Scripture and take time to meditate and pray. A guide booklet with the Scripture passages and meditations will be provided.

For for more information, readers may call the church office at 656-9200 or visit www.ZionLeola.org.

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Easter Weekend Events Planned April 6, 2017

Petra Church, 565 Airport Road, New Holland, will hold a service on Good Friday, April 14, with the theme "The Price of Hope" from 7 to 8 p.m. Stations of the Cross - for guided scripture reading and personal reflection - will be open from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m.

The Good Friday program will include worship, a musical drama by Piercing Word, and the sharing of Communion. The drama "Passion: The Musical" will pair original music with scripture lyrics to dramatize the life of Christ from the Last Supper through his death and resurrection.

A family Seder service led by Chosen People Ministries will be available for parents and children from kindergarten through grade five from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Readers should note the children's service will begin 30 minutes before the adult service. Child care will be provided for younger children.

Petra's Easter celebration services will be held at 9 and 11 a.m. on Sunday, April 16. The theme will be "Hope Lives." The service will include a message by Senior Pastor Lester Zimmerman and the singing of selections from Handel's "Messiah" by the adult choir.

Sign interpretation will be offered at the 9 a.m. service, and Spanish translation will be provided at the 11 a.m. service. A separate service for children in kindergarten through grade five will be provided, as well as child care for children from birth through pre-kindergarten.

For more information, readers may visit www.petra.church or call the church at 354-5394.

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