Church Plans Holy Week Activities March 22, 2018
Bethlehem Steltz Reformed Church, an Evangelical Presbyterian Church (EPC), has planned it Holy Week activities. Unless otherwise noted, the activities will take place at the church, 5890 Steltz Road, Glen Rock.
A traditional Maundy Thursday Communion worship service will take place at 7 p.m. on March 29.
A joint Good Friday service will take place on March 30 from noon to 3 p.m. at Round Hill EPC, 7362 Church Road, Felton.
Bethlehem Steltz will hold its Easter egg hunt on Saturday, March 31, at 10 a.m. Toddlers through fifth-graders may participate. Free hot dogs, chips, and beverages will be available. In the case of inclement weather, the egg hunt will be held in the church basement. For more information, readers may contact Missi at 717-968-6644 or firstname.lastname@example.org
On Easter Sunday, April 1, a breakfast will be served at 8 a.m., and the worship service, featuring the choir cantata, will begin at 9 a.m.
Good Friday Worship Service Set March 22, 2018
Hosanna! A Fellowship of Christians, 29 Green Acre Road, Lititz, will hold a Good Friday worship service on Friday, March 30, at 6:30 p.m. The event will be a Tenebrae service using live music, light, shadows, and stones. The public is invited.
For more information, call the church office at 717-626-2560 or visit www.hosannalititz.org.
Church Plans Easter Services March 22, 2018
Harvest Bible Chapel will hold Easter celebration worship services on Sunday, April 1, at its new Lancaster location at 651 Lampeter Road.
The services will take place at 8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m.
Church Plans Easter Service, Brunch March 22, 2018
Union Lutheran Church, 408 W. Market St., York, invites the community to its Easter events on Sunday, April 1.
An Easter worship service will take place from 9:30 to 11 a.m. It will be followed by an Easter brunch from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Church Sets Holy Week Services March 22, 2018
West Grove United Methodist Church, 300 N. Guernsey Road, West Grove, will offer services throughout Holy Week.
On Maundy Thursday, March 29, services will be held at noon and 7 p.m.
Prayer stations will be set up from 1 to 3 p.m. on Good Friday, March 30. The church will also hold a Good Friday service on at 7 p.m. The community is invited to attend, and the offering will support the GSR 2018 multi-church effort toward the "Getting Ahead" initiative.
A 24-hour vigil will run from 9 a.m. on March 30 to 9 a.m. on Saturday, March 31. Also, a Wiggly Giggly service will be offered on March 31 for youngsters.
A sunrise service will be held on Easter Sunday, April 1, at 7 a.m. A contemporary service with the PraiseWorks Band will begin at 8:30 a.m., and a traditional service with the Chancel and Memory Bells Choirs will be held at 11 a.m.
For more information, readers may contact 610-869-9334 or email@example.com or visit www.westgroveumc.org.
Grace Covenant Sets Holy Week Services March 21, 2018
Grace Covenant Church, located in the Oaklands Corporate Center at 444 Creamery Way, Exton, invites the community to its two Holy Week services.
The Service of Shadows on Maundy Thursday, March 29, at 7 p.m. will be a traditional service, also called Tenebrae (Latin for "darkness"), which will involve a sensory immersion as seven events from the Last Supper to the crucifixion of Jesus Christ are narrated. After each reading, the lights will grow increasingly dark and the congregation will respond in song and reflection.
The first portion of the Maundy Thursday Service of Shadows will include congregational singing, choral selections, and Holy Communion.
Grace Covenant's Easter Celebration Service will take place on Sunday, April 1, at 9:30 a.m. The service will be a time of joy, celebration, and renewal as the congregation embraces the joy of the resurrection and Christ's triumph over sin and death.
All are welcome to attend. For more information, readers may visit www.gracecovenantepc.org or call 610-924-7282.
Church Sets Holy Week Services March 21, 2018
St. Paul's United Church of Christ, 101 Worthington Road, Exton, has posted its Holy Week events.
On Maundy Thursday, March 29, the church will hold a soup and bread supper at 6 p.m., followed by a worship service. A worship service will also take place at noon on Good Friday, March 30.
On Easter Sunday, April 1, the church will celebrate with worship and Communion at 9 and 10:30 a.m. services.
For more information, readers may call 610-363-7285 or visit www.saintpaulsucc.net.
Church Plans Holy Week Events March 21, 2018
Community of Love Lutheran Church, 117 N. Fourth St., Oxford, has posted its Holy Week services.
The church will hold a Taize service on Maundy Thursday, March 29, at 7:30 p.m. Prior to the service, a soup and bread meal will be served in the office adjacent to the church. There is no charge for the meal, and the public is welcome to attend.
A Tenebrae service will take place on Good Friday, March 30, at 7:30 p.m. On Easter Sunday, April 1, the church will hold a sunrise service at 7 a.m. and a regular service at 9:30 a.m.
Holy Week Worship Services Posted March 21, 2018
Christ Lutheran Church, 29 S. George St., York, announced its schedule of worship services for Holy Week. The community is welcome to attend all services.
On Maundy Thursday, March 29, and Good Friday, March 30, special services will be held at 12:15 and 7 p.m. On Holy Saturday, March 31, a service will take place at 7 p.m. On Easter Sunday, April 1, services will begin at 8 and 10:45 a.m., and a breakfast in the parish hall will be held at 9 a.m. An Easter egg hunt will kick off at 9:45 a.m.
For more information, readers may call the church at 717-854-5589.
Easter Weekend Events Planned March 21, 2018
Prospect United Methodist Church, 8 Orchard Road, New Park, will host several events during Easter weekend. The annual Easter egg hunt will be held on Saturday, March 31, at 10 a.m.
The annual sunrise service will be presented by the youth on Easter Sunday, April 1, at 6:30 a.m. A pancake breakfast will follow the service. Sunday school for all ages will begin at 10 a.m., with the worship service at 11 a.m.
For more details, readers may call 717-382-4188.
Church To Host "Sonrise" Service March 21, 2018
The community is invited to attend the Easter "Sonrise" service and breakfast at Faith Orthodox Presbyterian Church, 405 N. Market St., Fawn Grove, on Sunday, April 1. The service will be held at 8 a.m., with a breakfast following the service. A regular Easter service will also be held at 10:30 a.m.
For details, readers may call the Rev. Shane Bennett at 717-382-0304 or visit www.faithopc.net.
Church Posts Holy Week Schedule March 21, 2018
St. Peter's Lutheran Church, 947 N. George St., York, has announced its Holy Week schedule. Unless otherwise noted, the events will take place at St. Peter's.
On Maundy Thursday, March 29, Holy Communion will be celebrated at noon and 7 p.m. The evening event will be followed by footwashing and the stripping of the altar.
On Good Friday, March 30, the adoration of the cross will occur at noon, and a service of darkness will take place at 7 p.m., followed by the adoration of the cross.
The Holy Saturday Easter Vigil will take place on March 31 at 7 p.m. at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 25 W. Springettsbury Ave., York.
St. Peter's will celebrate the Festival of the Resurrection on Easter Sunday, April 1. A sunrise service of prayer will take place at 7 a.m., followed by the procession to Prospect Hill Cemetery, Holy Communion at 9 a.m., and a simple spoken service at 11:15 a.m.
Church Announces Holiday Events March 21, 2018
Longstown United Methodist Church, 2975 Carol Road, York, has announced its Easter week worship services. The events are open to the community.
On Maundy Thursday, March 29, and Good Friday, March 30, a worship service will begin at 7 p.m. On Easter Sunday, April 1, the church will hold an Easter sunrise service at 6:30 a.m. and an Easter service at 9:15 a.m.
Worship Services, Egg Hunt Planned March 21, 2018
Bethel United Methodist Church, 1674 Furnace Road, Brogue, plans special events for Easter weekend.
The church will hold its annual Easter egg hunt on Saturday, March 31, at 1 p.m. Highlights will include crafts, the Easter story, and an egg hunt for children through sixth grade. Children will be grouped by age for the egg hunt.
On Easter Sunday, April 1, at 7 a.m., the community is invited to an Easter dawn worship service followed by a light breakfast. A morning worship service will be held at 9 a.m., and Sunday school will meet at 10:15 a.m. Everyone is invited.
For additional information, readers may call the church at 717-927-9380.
Church Slates Easter Sunrise Servce March 21, 2018
Stony Brook Mennonite Church, 15 Locust Grove Road, York, will sponsor its annual Easter sunrise service on Sunday, April 1, at 6:45 a.m. at Sam Lewis Park, located on Mount Pisgah Road. The service will take place in the main pavilion at the top of the hill. Everyone is welcome to attend. A free breakfast will take place at the church following the service.
For further information, readers may contact Jim Heindel at 717-818-3608.
Cowboy Church Plans Service, Egg Hunt March 21, 2018
Silver Spurs Cowboy Church will hold an Easter sunrise worship service on Sunday, April 1, at 7:30 a.m. at the ranch, 3231 Warner Road, Brogue.
The service will be led by Brad Rineholt, an ordained Cowboys for Christ chaplain. The service will include Scripture and singing. There will be a campfire. After the service, doughnuts, coffee, and hot chocolate will be available.
The church will hold its annual Easter egg hunt on Sunday, April 8, at 1 p.m. at Hershaull Park, 7677 Church Road, Felton. All are welcome. There will be a special section where children age 4 and under can look for eggs. After the egg hunt, Rineholt will lead a short praise and worship service.
Attendees will be welcome to stay after the service for a potluck dinner and games with prizes, including roping competitions for people of all ages, potato sack races, egg and spoon races, raw egg tossing, indoor activities, and more. Hot dogs will be provided, and attendees are asked to bring a covered dish to share if they are able.
Church Plans Holy Week Events March 21, 2018
Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 397 Tyler Run Road, York, has planned its Holy Week events. The public is invited to attend.
The church will hold a service of Tenebrae, also known as a service of darkness, on Thursday, March 29, at 7:30 p.m. On Good Friday, March 30, the church will offer a Walk to the Cross experience, open from 3 to 5 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m.
Contemporary Easter celebrations will take place on Saturday, March 31, at 6 p.m. and Sunday, April 1, at 8:30 a.m. An outdoor sunrise service will begin at 6:45 a.m. on April 1, and traditional Easter celebrations will be offered at 8 a.m. and 10:45 a.m.
Holy Week Activities Scheduled March 21, 2018
On Thursday, March 29, Highland Presbyterian Church, 500 E. Roseville Road, Lancaster, will present a dramatic portrayal of Jesus' Last Supper with His 12 disciples as part of its Maundy Thursday worship service. The service will begin at 7 p.m. Communion will be served as part of the service.
The moving story will be told by a cast of Highland members portraying the disciples, who supped with Jesus the night before His crucifixion on Good Friday. In short, powerful monologues, each disciple will share his innermost thoughts about his selection and invitation to become a follower of Jesus.
In addition to its Maundy Thursday service, Highland will begin Holy Week on Sunday, March 25, with two Palm Sunday services. A traditional worship service at 9:30 a.m. will include palms and anthems by the Highland Chancel Choir. The 11 a.m. contemporary worship service will feature a children's production of the musical "Kids Under Construction." On Good Friday, March 30, at 7 p.m. a worship service with Communion will be held.
Easter will be celebrated on Sunday, April 1, with three services, a 6:30 a.m. sunrise service, a traditional worship service at 9:30 a.m., and a contemporary worship service at 11 a.m.
For more information, readers may visit www.highlandpc.org or call the church office at 717-569-2651.
Easter Weekend Services Posted March 21, 2018
Grace Baptist Church, 3920 E. Prospect Road, York, will celebrate Easter weekend services. On Good Friday, March 30, a service will begin at 7 p.m.
An outdoor "Sonrise" service will be held on Easter Sunday, April 1, at 7 a.m., followed by a buffet breakfast in the multipurpose room. Sunday school classes for infants to adults will begin at 9:30 a.m.
A traditional service will be celebrated at 10:45 a.m. The service will include Communion and a cantata titled "The Lamb - Redemption's Price is Paid," presented by the church's Voices of Praise choir.
For further information, readers may visit www.gracebaptistyork.com or call 717-755-0091.
Church Plans Passover Event March 21, 2018
Grace Chapel, 2535 Colebrook Road, Elizabethtown, and Bright Hope Fellowship will hold a Community Passover Celebration on Thursday, March 29, at 6 p.m. at Grace Chapel.
Following the Messianic Passover Haggadah, published by Messianic Jewish Publishers in Clarksville, Md., Steve and Robin Martin will lead participants through all the traditional activities of the Passover Seder, including a full meal. Communion, a cross ceremony, and children's activities will be included.
The meal is free, but there is a suggested donation. To make reservations and for more information, readers may call the Grace Chapel office at 717-944-5571.