But when they looked up, they saw that the stone, which was very large, had been rolled away. As they entered the tomb, they saw a young man dressed in a white robe sitting on the right side, and they were alarmed. “Don’t be alarmed,” he said. “You are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who was crucified. He has risen! He is not here. See the place where they laid him. But go, tell his disciples and Peter, He is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him, just as he told you.”
Trial, conviction, crucifixion and resurrection are the core of Christianity. Three days that ushered in a new world of salvation for all who believe.
Across the area, churches will celebrate this holiest of days with a variety of services.
At Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church, the Holy Week observance will begin at 7 p.m. today (Thursday) with the Adoration. The service will conclude at 10 p.m. Good Friday worship with Stations of the Cross in Spanish at 2:30 p.m., Mass at 7 p.m. will include Veneration of the Cross.
Easter Vigil will be an English Mass on Saturday at 8 p.m. At that time, five new converts will join the church.
Masses celebrating Jesus’ resurrection will be on Sunday. The English Mass will be at 11 a.m., followed by a Spanish service at 1 p.m.
Goldsby Church’s Easter service will begin at 10:30 a.m. at Washington High School Events Center Gymnasium The doors will open at 10 a.m. for free coffee and doughnuts, as well as a family photo booth. A nursery and child care will be available.
Easter will be a regular service at 10 a.m. Sunday for Grace Chapel in Lexington.
Worshippers at First Baptist in Purcell will have a Good Friday service at 6:30 p.m. On Sunday, there will be a sunrise service at 7:15 a.m. on Red Hill with more worship at the church at 10:15 a.m.
Emmanuel Baptist will have regular worship at 10 a.m. Sunday and an Easter Egg Hunt at 11 a.m.
Washington’s First Baptist Church will worship at 10 a.m. Sunday.
Landmark Church will have a Good Friday service at 7 p.m. There will also be three services at 8:15, 9:45 and 11:15 a.m. on Sunday.
First Baptist in Wayne will observe Easter during an 11 a.m. service on Sunday.
Heart of Oklahoma Kiwanis will sponsor an Easter Egg Hunt at 9 a.m. Saturday at Purcell Lake’s Weaver Pavilion, 1400 Chandler Road.
Hunters will be divided into four age groups – infant to 2 years, 3 to 5 years, 6 to 8 years and 9 to 12 years. Each group will have its own hunt and prizes. In addition, the Easter Bunny will be available for pictures.
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