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Churches celebrate Holy Week

Posted on Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 3:17 pm

LIFESTYLES EDITOR

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Local churches will observe the upcoming Easter holiday with Holy Week services that begin Sunday.

In the Christian religion, Easter is the holiday that celebrates and commemorates the central event of the Christian faith: the resurrection of Jesus Christ three days after his death by crucifixion. All major branches of Christianity observe the holiday.

cross at sunsetEaster is the oldest Christian holiday and the most important day of the church year. All the Christian movable feasts and the entire liturgical year of worship are arranged around Easter.

Easter is preceded by the season of Lent, a 40-day period of fasting and repentance culminating in Holy Week and followed by a 50-day Easter Season that stretches from Easter to Pentecost.

Holy Week 2015 is March 29 through April 5. Many Christian churches will hold Palm Sunday services on March 29; Maundy Thursday services April 2 marking the Last Supper; Good Friday prayer vigils on April 3 and Easter services on April 5.

 

 

Holy Week Services

 

The following churches have scheduled Holy Week services:

 

Faith Lutheran Church

Maundy Thursday service: 7 p.m. Thursday. The church will conduct a Maundy Thursday service with the celebration of the Lord’s Supper.

Good Friday service: 7 p.m. Friday, April 3.

AEDC Easter sunrise service: 6:30 a.m. on Sunday, April 5. The 27th annual Easter sunrise service will be held at the Arnold Lakeside Center side patio.  Dress is casual.  In case of rain, services will be on the back covered patio. Everyone is invited.

Easter service: 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

The church is located at 101 Bragg Circle, Tullahoma. For more information, call 455-3510.

 

First Assembly of God

Easter activities will be held from 10 a.m. until noon on Saturday, April 4. Activities will include a giant egg hunt, inflatables, hot dogs, drinks and giveaways. All free to the public.

Resurrection service: 10:30 a.m. Sunday, April 5. Kinderkids church and the nursery will also be available.

The church is located at 1105 W. Lincoln St, Tullahoma. For more information, call 455-2984.

 

First Baptist in Tullahoma

Palm Sunday service: Services will be held at 8:30 and 11 a.m.

Easter sunrise service: Sunday, April 5 at 7 a.m. in the Living Water Park. A continental breakfast will be held following the service in the ministry center.

Easter service: Services will be held at 8:30 and 11 a.m. on Sunday, April 5.

The church is located at 108 E. Grundy St., Tullahoma. For more information, call 455-5461.

 

First Christian Church

Maundy Thursday service: 6 p.m. on Thursday in the church’s annex, located at 201 NW Atlantic St.

Easter sunrise service: 6:30 a.m. A breakfast will follow the service.

Easter services: Services will be held at 8:30 and 11 a.m.

The church is located at 120 W. Grundy St., Tullahoma. For more information, call 455-2200.

 

First Presbyterian Church

Palm Sunday walk: 9:30 a.m. Sunday. The church will join with members of other churches in a Palm Sunday procession. Participants will meet in the church parking lot at 9:30 a.m. for the palm procession, which will end at First Christian Church.

Maundy Thursday: 6 p.m. Thursday. A covered-dish meal will take place in Williams Family Center followed by the celebration of the Lord’s Supper.

Easter egg hunt: 1 p.m. Saturday, April 4. The FPC Church Easter egg hunt will be at the Leones’ home, located at 1918 Country Club Dr. It will begin promptly at 1 p.m., so participants should arrive early. There will be a hunt for the younger children in the front and a hunt for older children in the back. Prizes and refreshments after the hunt will be available. The public is invited

Youth-led Easter early service: 8 a.m. Sunday, April 5. Following the service and before Sunday school begins, there will be a continental breakfast hosted by the Men’s Breakfast Group in the Williams Family Center. An additional Easter service will be held at 10:30 a.m. The church is located at 204 E Grundy St, Tullahoma. For more information, call 455-9328.

 

Grace Baptist Church

Good Friday service: 7 p.m. on Friday, April 3.

Easter services: 8, 9:15, and 10:45 a.m.

The church in located at 1901 Ovoca Rd. in Tullahoma. For more information, call 455-9839.

 

First United Methodist Church, Tullahoma

Good Friday service: A youth-led service will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. on Friday in the Family Activity Center.

Easter service: A youth-led Easter service will be held at 9 a.m. Sunday. The church is located on West Lauderdale Street, Tullahoma. For more information, call 455-5434.

 

St. Barnabas Episcopal Church

Maundy Thursday service: Services will be held at noon and 7 p.m.

Good Friday Service: 7 p.m. with a great watch service to follow at 8 p.m.

Easter Vigil service: 7 p.m. on Saturday.

Easter services: Services will be held at 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

The church is located at 110 E. Lincoln St., Tullahoma. For more information, call 455-3170.

 

St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church

The Ladies Council of St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church invites the community to its 12th annual Breakfast with Peter Rabbit on Saturday from 8 to 10 a.m. St. Paul auditorium.  Ticket Cost:  $6 adults; $5 children 6-12; $4 children 3-5; children under 3 free; $25 family max.  The event includes a breakfast of pancakes, eggs, sausage, bacon, orange juice, milk and coffee; games and a craft for kids; and door prizes.  For tickets or questions, call the parish office at 455-3050.

Holy Week services are set as follows:

Mass of the Lord’s Supper: Thursday at 5 p.m. for St. Paul and 7 p.m. at St. Mark in Manchester.

Passion service: Friday at 3 p.m. for St Paul and 5 p.m. for St. Mark.

Easter Vigil service and mass at St. Paul: 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 4.

Easter Sunday mass: Sunday at 8:30 a.m. at St. Paul and 10:30 a.m. at St. Mark.

The church is located at 306 W. Grizzard St. For more information, call 455-3050.

 

Trinity Lutheran Church

Maundy Thursday service: 7 p.m. on Thursday.

Good Friday service: 7 p.m. on Friday.

Easter Vigil service: at 7 p.m. on Saturday.

Easter services:  8:30 and 10:45 a.m. Sunday.

The church is located at 705 Wilson Ave., Tullahoma. For more information, call 455-9475.

 

Wesley Heights United Methodist Church

Good Friday service: 6:30 p.m. Friday.

Easter sunrise service: 6:30 a.m. on Sunday with breakfast to follow.

The public is welcome to attend all services. The church is located at 2101 E. Lincoln St, Tullahoma. For more information, call 455-3988.

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