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Easter services, activities


Trial, conviction, crucifixion and resurrection are the core of Christianity.

Those are three days that ushered in a new world of salvation for all who believe.

Across the area, churches will celebrate these holiest of days with a variety of services and activities.

At Trinity United Methodist Church they will have a Maundy Thursday dinner starting at 7 p.m.

The following day on Good Friday they will have a 7 p.m. service. On Easter Sunday, brunch will be served from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. followed by an all-ages Easter Egg Hunt at 9:45 a.m. The Easter Sunday service, featuring a Cantata, will begin at 10:30 a.m.

At Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church, the Holy Week observance began on Palm Sunday with a procession with palms from the Rectory to the Parish Hall.

On Holy Thursday, Mass begins at 7 p.m. during which there will be washing of the feet of the members of the parish.

Also there will be collection of rice bowls.

At the end of the Mass there will be the Eucharistic Procession from the main hall to the Juan Diego daily mass chapel where they will have an adoration of the Blessed Sacrament until 10 p.m.

Good Friday worship with Stations of the Cross in Spanish will be held 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, three new members will join the church.

Masses celebrating Jesus’ resurrection will be on Sunday. There will be an English Mass at 8:30 a.m. and an English Mass at 11 a.m., followed by a Spanish service at 1 p.m.

There will be an egg hunt sponsored by the Religious Education Board after the 11 a.m. Mass.

Landmark Church, located at 1106 W. Grant, will have a Good Friday service at 7 p.m. and hold an Easter Egg Hunt Saturday beginning at 10:30 a.m.

The age divisions for the egg hunt are 0-3, 4-6, 7-9 and 10-12. They will have a service Saturday starting at 6 p.m. and have three services on Easter Sunday.

Service times on Easter are 8:15, 9:45 and 11:15 a.m.

Goldsby Church will hold its Easter Sunday service at the Washington High School Events Center Gymnasium. Coffee and donuts will be available at 10 a.m. with the service starting at 10:30 a.m.

Child care will be provided for children from birth through three-years-old.

Gift baskets will be handed out and busy bags will be provided for the kids in the service.

Purcell’s First Baptist Church will hold a Good Friday service at 6 p.m. Easter Sunday’s service begins at 10:15 a.m.

The First Baptist Church in Wayne will observe Easter at their regular 11 a.m. service Sunday.

The First Presbyterian Church of Rosedale had Palm Sunday service at 10:45 a.m. March 24. Easter Sunday’s worship service begins at 10:45 a.m.

Emmanuel Baptist Church will hold its Easter Service at 10 a.m. followed by an Easter Egg Hunt around 11 a.m.

Washington’s First Baptist Church will have an Eggtravaganza on Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon and hold Easter Services at 10 a.m.

Lexington First Baptist Church will have a pageant Wednesday evening at 6:30 p.m.

On Good Friday their service will begin at 7 p.m. with two services on Easter Sunday.

Church officials said there will be a 4 p.m. Easter Pageant (The Reason) Saturday.

Easter worship service is at 8:15 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. with Sunday School starting at 9:15 a.m.

Easter will be a regular service at 10 a.m. Sunday at Grace Chapel in Lexington.

Kiwanis Egg Hunt

The Heart of Oklahoma Kiwanis Annual Easter Egg Hunt will be held Saturday at the Purcell Lake Weaver Pavilion, 1400 Chandler Road.

Each age group will have their own hunt and prizes. Age groups include 0-2, 3-5, 6-8 and 9-12.

The Easter Bunny will be available for pictures.

The hunt begins at 9:30 a.m.


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