Area churches plan Holy Week services, events
Christians around the world will be celebrating the Last Supper, death and resurrection of Jesus. Holy Week is the culmination of the six-week Lenten season that began with Ash Wednesday and ends on March 30. The following services are among those in the area on Maundy Thursday and Good Friday.
Journey by Grace, Route 51 North: Maundy Thursday and Good Friday, “The Story” choral presentation, 7:30 p.m.
Anglican Church of the Configuration, 500 Thompson Ave.: Maundy Thursday agape meal and Holy Eucharist Rite II, 6:30 p.m.
“Held by a Nail” community services: Sunday, musical “Voices for Christ” at Morning Star Baptist Church, Shaw and Boundary avenues, 6 p.m.; Monday, First AME, 177 Mitchell Ave., 7 p.m. with the Rev. Dr. William C. Callaway; Tuesday, Living Waters International Church, 337 Shaw Ave., 7 p.m. with Elder Alexander McLean Sr.; Wednesday, Kingdom COME Ministry, 241 Maple Ave., 7 p.m. with the Rev. LeRoy Thompson; Thursday, Holy Communion at Mt. Olive First Baptist Chruch, 451 Park Ave., 7 p.m. with the Rev. Willie Thompson; Good Friday, Pine Run United Methodist, 901 N. Sixth St., noon to 1:30 p.m. and at Gethsemane Church of God in Christ, 200 Crest St. at 7 p.m. with Bishop Thelma J. Mitchell; and Easter sunrise service at Dream Christian Center, 512 Wylie Ave., 6 a.m.
First Presbyterian, 501 Mitchell Ave: Maundy Thursday, 4 p.m.
Pine Rune United Methodist, 901 N. Sixth St.: Maundy Thursday Communion service, 7 p.m.; Good Friday community service, noon.
St. Clare of Assisi Parish, 460 Reed St.: Holy Thursday Liturgy at 7 p.m.; Good Friday service, 2 p.m. and Stations of the Cross at 7 p.m.; Holy Saturday Blessing of Baskets, noon, and Easter Vigil, 8:30 p.m.; Easter morning Liturgies, 8:30 and 10:30.
Wilson Presbyterian, 400 N. Fourth St.: Maundy Thursday covered dish dinner, 6 p.m., followed by Holy Communion at 7:30 p.m.
Amity Presbyterian, 400 Euclid Ave.: Maundy Thursday communion service, 7 p.m.; Good Friday community service, noon to 1 p.m.
Christ Lutheran, Kennedy Avenue at South Fourth Street: Maundy Thursday Holy Communion Liturgy, 7:30 p.m.; Good Friday worship at 7:30 p.m.; Great Vigil of Easter at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 731 Excelsior St. in Allentown on saturday, 7 p.m.
Broadway Alliance, 1000 Broadway: Good Friday community Lenten service at All Soul's Church, noon.
First United Methodist, 1128 Fifth Ave.: Maundy Thursday service with Holy Communion, 6 p.m.
Bethesda United Presbyterian, 314 Third St.: Maundy Thursday service, 7 p.m.; Good Friday community service, noon to 3 p.m.
Elizabeth Baptist, 735 Bunola River Road: Maundy Thursday Communion service, 7 p.m.
First Presbyterian, 411 Third St.: Maundy Thursday service at Bethesda UPC, 7 p.m.; Good Friday community service at Bethesda UPC, noon to 3 p.m.
Central Highlands Community United Methodist, 100 Timothy Drive: Maundy Thursday service, 7 p.m.; Good Friday service, 7 p.m.
Greenock United Methodist, 1213 Greenock-Buena Vista Road: Maundy Thursday Upper Room Table Communion, 7 p.m.; Good Friday Tenebrae servi Area churches plan Holy Week services, events ce, 7 p.m.
Mount Vernon Community Presbyterian, 2200 Buena Vista Road: Maundy Thursday agape dinner, 6:30 p.m.; Good Friday church open noon to 3 p.m. and Tenebrae service, 7:30 p.m.
Round Hill Presbyterian, 2150 Round Hill Church Road: Maundy Thursday Seder meal, 6:30 p.m.
St. John Lutheran, 641 Vermont Ave.: Maundy Thursday service with Holy Communion, 7:30 p.m.; Good Friday Tenebrae service, 7:30 p.m.
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 502 Main St.: Maundy Thursday services with Holy Communion, noon and 7 p.m.; Good Friday Prayer Breakfast, 7:30 a.m. at Pluma, Walk of the Cross between downtown churches, and a Tenebrae service, 7 p.m.; Easter services with Holy Communion, 8:15 and 10:45 a.m.
Liberty Presbyterian, Elizabeth and Valley streets: Maundy Thursday Communion service, 7 p.m.
Lincoln Place Presbyterian Church, 1202 Muldowney Ave.: Maundy Thursday service, 7 p.m.; Good Friday, sanctuary open for prayer and reflection from noon to 3 p.m.; Easter sunrise service in McBride Park, 6:30 a.m. and regular worship, 10:30 a.m.
Beulah Park United Methodist, 1615 Grandview Ave.: Maundy Thursday Holy Communion service, 7 p.m.; Good Friday community service, noon to 3 p.m.
Christy Park United Methodist, 29th and Beale St.: Maundy Thursday Communion service, 7 p.m. at Beulah Park UMC; Good Friday community service, noon to 3 p.m. at Beulah Park UMC.
Evangelical Congregational, Olive Avenue and Walnut Street: Holy Thursday covered dish meal and Holy Communion, 6 p.m.; Good Friday Tenebrae service, 7:30 p.m.
First Christian, 1025 McCleary St.: Good Friday candlelight and Communion service, 7 p.m.
First Evangelical Free Church, 4001 University Drive: Maundy Thursday Communion service, 7 p.m.
Free Hungarian Reformed, 101 University Drive: Maundy Thursday worship with Communion, 7:30 p.m.; Good Friday worship service, 10 a.m.; Easter sunrise Communion service, 6:30 a.m. and worship with Communion, 10 a.m.
Holy Family Parish, 1921 Eden Park Blvd.: Holy Thursday Mass and procession to the Altar of Repose, 7 p.m.; Good Friday Mass of the PreSanctified, noon; Stations of the Cross and opening of the Symbolic Grave, 3 p.m.; Bitter Lamentations, 7 p.m. Easter Vigil service on Holy Saturday, 11 a.m.; Easter Sunday Mass of the Resurrection and procession, 7 a.m., Mass of the Resurrection, 10 a.m.
Kephart United Methodist, 906 Fawcett Ave.: Maundy Thursday Tenebrae service at Wesley UMC, 7 p.m.; Good Friday service at Beulah Park UMC, noon to 3 p.m.
McKeesport Alliance, 938 Summit St.: Maundy Thursday Last Supper reenactment, 7 p.m.
McKeesport Presbyterian, 1510 Versailles Ave.: Maundy Thursday Communion service, 7 p.m.; Good Friday Lenten study, 10 a.m.
St. Stephen's, 220 Eighth Ave.: Maundy Thursday agape meal and Holy Eucharist, 6:30 p.m.; Good Friday one-hour service, noon.
West Side United Methodist, 307 Atlantic Ave.: Good Friday service at Beulah Park UMC, noon to 3 p.m.
Messiah Lutheran, 4300 Main St.: Maundy Thursday service, 7:30 p.m.; Good Friday Tenebrae service, 7:30 p.m.
Circleville United Methodist, 11600 Parkway Drive: Maundy Thursday Communion service, 7 p.m.
Linway United Presbyerian, 600 Greensburg Ave.: Maundy Thursday Communion service, 7 p.m.; Good Friday service at All Soul's Church, noon, and Tenebrae service at 7:30 p.m.; Easter Sunday, Easter egg hunt, noon.
Mount Carmel Baptist, 90 Port Perry Road: Good Friday worship, 7 p.m.
St. John's Evangelical Lutheran, 715 Lincoln Highway: Maundy Thursday service, 7 p.m.; Good Friday Tenebrae service, 7 p.m.
Port Vue United Methodist, 1565 Washington Blvd.: Maundy Thursday service, 7 p.m.; Good Friday service, 7 p.m.; children's Easter party Saturday, 2 p.m.; Easter sunrise service, 6:30 a.m., traditional service, 8:45 and a contemporary service, 11.
Calvary Baptist, 120 Anborn Drive: Maundy Thursday service, 7 p.m.; Good Friday Cross Walk, 5:30 p.m.; church service, 7 p.m.
Bryn Mawr Church of Christ, 2901 State St.: Maundy Thursday Communion service, 7 p.m.; Good Friday service, 1 p.m.; Resurrection Sunday service, 10:45 a.m.
Sampson's Mills Presbyterian, 1665 Lincoln Way: Maundy Thursday dinner/play, 6 p.m.; Good Friday service, 7 p.m.
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