Easter/Holy Week services and related activities for Saturday, March 23, 2013

Posted Online: March 22, 2013, 2:50 am
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The following churches reported Holy Week and Easter worship services and related activities. To include items, submit them to Faith & Values, at The Dispatch and The Rock Island Argus, 1720 5th Ave., Moline, Attn: Leon Lagerstam, or email them to leon@qconline.com by noon Monday. Please include times, dates and addresses, and brief descriptions.

Rock Island
Broadway Church, 710 23rd St.:
Maundy Thursday service, 7 p.m., Thursday, March 28; Good Friday Chapel service, noon Friday, March 29; Easter service, 10:45 a.m., followed by an annual Community Easter Dinner at 1 p.m., featuring a potluck with meat, potatoes, and drinks provided; BroadwayQC.org; broadway@broadwayqc.org; 309-786-2631;

Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church, 2321 18th Ave.: Maundy Thursday Service, 7 p.m. March 28; Easter Services, 7 and 10:30 a.m. March 31.

Two Rivers United Methodist Church, 1820 5th Ave.: 22nd annual 2013 Lenten Noontime Concert Series; 12:15 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, in the church sanctuary; organist Stephen Steely; half-hour concert;free-will donations accepted.

15th Avenue Christian Church, 3600 15th Ave., 9:30 a.m. Easter Sunday service, with coffee and rolls served at 8:30 a.m.; 7 p.m. Good Friday service, with combined choirs of First Christian, Moline; First Christian, Davenport and church hosts; Palm Sunday service will feature special speaker and music.

First Lutheran Church, 1600 20th St.:Palm Sunday worship service, 10:15 a.m. March 24;Maundy Thursday services, 1:30 p.m. March 28, Friendship Manor Chapel and 7 p.m. in church;Good Friday worship, 7 p.m.; 10 a.m.Saturday, March 30, public invited to dye Easter eggs in Fellowship Hall, with "folk-drying" demonstration; Community Easter sunrise service, 6:30 a.m., 10:15 a.m. Festival worship service, and continental breakfast in Fellowship Hall after the sunrise service.

East Moline
St. John's Lutheran Church, 1450 30th Ave:
Lenten services through Wednesday, noon and 6 p.m., preceded by light suppers at 5:30 p.m.; Maundy Thursday Communion service, noon and 6:30 p.m. March 28; Good Friday service, 6:30 p.m. March 29; Easter Eve Service, 6:30 p.m. March 30; Easter Sunrise Service, 6:30 a.m.; Easter Breakfast, 7 a.m.; Easter Festival Service, 9 a.m.

First Presbyterian Church, 777 25th Ave.:Palm Sunday, 10 a.m., March 24; Maundy Thursday and Tenebrae service, 7 p.m. March 28; Good Friday, 7 p.m., UT churches service, March 29; Easter morning worship, 10 a.m. March 31.

Gloria Dei Presbyterian Church, 4200 12th St.: 34th annualCross Walk, Good Friday, March 29, from city government building, 3rd Avenue and 16th Street to church; 8:30 a.m. car pooling from church;8:55 a.m. gathering for prayer and scripture at government building;9 a.m. walk begins;11 a.m. walk ends with brief worship at the base of the cross at church;11:15 a.m. light lunch for all participants at church

Bethel Wesley United Methodist Church, 12th Ave. and 13th St.:
Holy Thursday worship service, 7 p.m., March 28; Tenebrae service for personal reflection about Christ's final week, with Holy Communion; church members also will collect socks during Lent; for information, call 309-764-0619.

Trinity Lutheran Church, 1330 13th St.: Palm Sunday, 9 and 10:30 a.m. March 24; Maundy Thursday, noon Seder meal and worship, 6 p.m. worship, March 28; Good Friday, 6:30 p.m. worship March 29; Easter vigil, 5:30 p.m. March 30; Easter Sunday, 7:30, 9 and 11 a.m. worship services, 8:30 a.m. Easter breakfast, all on March 31.

Calvary Lutheran Church, 2900 Avenue of the Cities:
March 24, 10 a.m., Palm Sunday Worship; 11:15 a.m. Palm Sunday Brunch.
March 28: 6:30 p.m., Maundy Thursday Worship.
March 29: 6:30 p.m., Good Friday Worship.
March 31: 7 and 10 a.m., Easter Worship; 8-10 a.m. Coffee and Sweets.

Holy Cross Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, 4107 21st Ave.: Maundy Thursday, 7 p.m. March 28; Good Friday Tre Ore Service, noon to 3 p.m., March 29; Good Friday Tenebrae Service, 7 p.m.; Easter Sunday, March 31, sunrise service, 7 a.m.; Easter breakfast, 8:15 a.m.; Easter Sunday Divine Service, 10:45 a.m.

Salem Lutheran Church, 1724 15th St.:Palm Sunday Services, 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., coffee hour between services;Maundy Thursday services, noon and 7 p.m.;Good Friday service, 7 p.m.; Saturday Easter Vigil Service, 5 p.m.;Easter Sunday, Services, 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.; brunch at 8:30 and Easter Egg Hunt at 9:30 a.m.; no Sunday School on Easter Sunday

Gospel Mission Temple,
5074 N. Pine St.: "Eggxtravaganza" festival; noon, Saturday, March 30: fun, food, games, 4,000 eggs filled with candy and prizes to be hidden and found; new component will be a egg hunt for children up to 16 years old with special needs; area vendors and exhibitors also will be available;563-388-9081,gospelmissiontemple.org.

Immanuel Lutheran Church & Preschool, 3834 Rockingham Road: 4th Annual Easter Egg Hunt, 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday, March 30, for all children up to age 10; doors open at 9:30 a.m. for registration, or register early by emailing name, address, phone number and ages of children to immanuel3834@q.com; ages will be split and times staggered for finding eggs;make-it take-it crafts, cookie walk,kids' games, candy guessing game and facepainting; bring basket or use provided bag; free coffee and hot chocolate; held indoors if weather's inclement; free; 563-324-6431.
Sherrard Community Presbyterian Church,
Third Street and Second Avenue:Palm Sunday, 9 a.m. March 24;Maundy Thursday, noon, March 28, seder meal, Communion, Scripture and prayer;Good Friday, 7 p.m. March 29, Joint worship with Presbyterians and Lutherans Serving (PALS) congregations; "Facing the Cross" theme;Easter, 7:30 a.m. March 31, Easter Celebration followed by a breakfast for everyone; sherrardpreschurch@att.net or 309-788-8986.

Port Byron
Peace Lutheran Church,
20828 Frieden's Road:Palm Sunday, 10:15 a.m. March 24;Thursday, March 28, 7: p.m. Maundy Thursday Holy Communion Service;Friday, March 29 7 p.m. Good Friday Tenebrae Service;Easter Sunday, 8:30 a.m. March 31, Easter Sunday breakfast, 10:30 a.m. Easter worship service.

Countryside Christian Church, 3817 230th St. N.: Easter Sunday, March 31, 7 a.m. sunrise service, 8:30 a.m. brunch; 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 10:45 a.m. worship; church 10:45; 309-523-2834; countrysidecc.org.

Other area events
Reynolds and Taylor Ridge United Methodist churches: 7:45 a.m.March 24, Palm Sunday breakfast st Taylor Ridge church;10:30 a.m. worship at Reynolds; 7 p.m. March 28 Maundy Thursday service at Reynolds; 7 p.m.March 29, Good Friday Service at Taylor Ridge: 7 a.m.March 31, sunrise service at both churches, breakfast at Reynolds and 9 a.m. worship.


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