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Redwood Falls Gazette - Redwood Falls - MN
  • Area church Easter celebrations

  • What follows is a list of Holy Week events which are being held over the next few days, including those taking place tonight at area congregations....
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  • The week on the Christian calendar known as Holy Week commemorates the most significant event in the history of the faith, as it culminated with the resurrection of Jesus celebrated Easter Sunday.
    While churches celebrate Easter, also known as Resurrection Sunday, with special events, there are other things taking place to commemorate what is known as Holy Week, including Maundy Thursday, which celebrates the last supper and Good Friday, which tells the story of the crucifixion.
    What follows is a list of Holy Week events which are being held over the next few days, including those taking place tonight at area congregations:
    • The Redwood Falls Assembly of God Church is hosting Easter Sunday events, including a breakfast starting at 8:30 a.m., which is being followed by an Easter egg hunt at 9:30 a.m. and a worship service starting at 10 a.m.
    • Harvest Baptist in Redwood Falls is showing a special Easter video during its Sunday school hour at 9:30 a.m. followed by its 10:30 a.m. service.
    • St. Catherine's Cath-olic Church in Redwood Falls is hosting a Holy Thursday Mass at 7 p.m., with a Good Friday service at noon. A Holy Saturday vigil is being held at 8:30 p.m., and a 9 a.m. Mass is being held Sunday.
    • St. John's Catholic Church in Morton is conducting a Holy Thursday mass at 5:30 p.m., with a 6 p.m. Good Friday service. An Easter Mass is being celebrated at 8 a.m.
    • First Presbyterian Church in Redwood Falls is hosting a Maundy Thursday worship at 6:30 p.m., with an Easter Sunday service at 10:15 a.m.
    The Chancel Choir is singing at both services.
    • St. John Lutheran Church in Redwood Falls is hosting Maundy Thursday services at 4 and 7 p.m., with Good Friday services at 12:10 and 7 p.m. Easter Sunday services are being held at 7 and 10:30 a.m., with breakfast being served starting at 8 a.m.
    • The Redwood Falls United Methodist Church is conducting a Holy Thursday event called "The Way of the Cross," which is a self-guided visiting of the stations of the cross from 5-7 p.m., with a Good Friday service at 7 p.m.
    An Easter sunrise service is being held at 7:30 a.m., with breakfast starting at 8:30 a.m. An Easter celebration service is being held at 10:30 a.m.
    • Gloria Dei Luther-an Church in Redwood Falls is conducting Maundy Thursday services at 1:30 and 6:30 p.m., with a Good Friday service at 6:30 p.m. Easter Sunday services are being held at 6, 8 and 10:30 a.m., with an Easter brunch youth fundraiser being serviced between services from 7-10 a.m.
    • Cornerstone Christian Church is conducting a special communion service Thursday at 7 p.m.
    Page 2 of 3 - An Easter breakfast is being served starting at 8:45 a.m., with the Easter Sunday worship celebration at 10 a.m.
    • Redwood Alliance Church in Redwood Falls is serving a breakfast starting at 9 a.m. with a worship service at 10:30 a.m.
    • The Evangelical Free Church in Redwood Falls is hosting a 7 p.m. service Thursday night, with an 8:30 a.m. breakfast and 10 a.m. worship service held Easter Sunday.
    • Echo Alliance Church in Echo is hosting a 7 p.m. Good Friday service. Easter Sunday morning begins with a breakfast starting at 8:30 a.m. followed by a 10 a.m. worship service.
    • Living Word Church is celebrating Easter Sunday with a 10 a.m. service.
    • The Church of the Nazarene is hosting a worship service Sun-day starting at 10 a.m.
    • Christ's Victory Lutheran Church in Redwood Falls is hosting a Maundy Thursday service at 6:30 p.m., with a Good Friday service at 6:30 p.m. The Easter Sunday schedule includes an 8 a.m. worship service with an Easter egg hunt following.
    • St. John Lutheran Church in Vesta is hosting a 7 p.m. service Thursday, with a 7 a.m. worship service Sunday. The church is also serving breakfast from 8-9 a.m.
    • Peace Lutheran Church in Echo is hosting a Good Friday service at 7 p.m., with an Easter Sunday service at 9:30 am.
    • Word of Life Lutheran Church in Belview is hosting a Maundy Thursday service at 7 p.m., with a Good Friday service at Wang Lutheran at 7 p.m. An Easter Sunday service is being held starting at 9 a.m.
    • Grace Lutheran Church in Belview is hosting a Maundy Thursday service at 7 p.m., with a Good Friday service at 7 p.m. The church is also hosting an Easter vigil Saturday at 7 p.m., with Easter Sunday events including a breakfast at 8 a.m. and a worship service at 9:30 a.m.
    • The Redwood Central Lutheran parish is hosting a seder meal Thursday at 7 p.m. at St. Matthew in Wabasso, with a Good Friday service at Trinity in Lucan beginning at 6:30 p.m.
    The Easter services are at 6:30 a.m. at Sundown in rural Springfield, 7 a.m. at Our Savior's in Milroy, 9 a.m. at St. Matthew and 10 a.m. at Trinity.
    • St. Joseph's Oratory in Clements is holding a Holy Thurs-day Mass at 5 p.m.
    • Our Saviors and Rock Dell Lutheran churches in Belview are hosting a 7 p.m. service Thursday at Our Savior's, a 7 p.m. worship Good Friday at Rock Dell, a 6:30 a.m. worship at Our Savior's Sunday morning, followed by a 9 a.m. worship at Rock Dell. A breakfast is being held at 7:30 a.m. at Our Savior's.
    Page 3 of 3 - • St. Matthew's in Flora Township, is hosting a Maundy Thursday service at 6:30 p.m., with an Easter Sunday breakfast at 7:30 a.m. followed by a worship service at 8:30 p.m.
    The public is encouraged to attend the events of their choice.

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