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Bluffton congregations observe Holy Week

Also, Good Friday procession of the cross

Bluffton congregations have several special services planned for Easter week. In addition, the Bluffton Area Ministerial Association’s Good Friday Procession of the Cross takes place.

Here is the schedule of Easter week church services. Churches with information missing from this schedule may e-mail details to: info@blufftonicon.com.

Procession of the cross
According to the Bluffton Area Ministerial Association, the  procession of the cross will begin at St. Mary’s Catholic Church at 11:30 a.m. on Good Friday, April 19. It will be followed by the Good Friday service at noon at the Bluffton Presbyterian Church.

Bluffton Baptist Church
Sunday
10:45 a.m. – Service

Bluffton Presbyterian Church
Maundy Thursday
7-8 p.m. – Bluffton Presbyterian joins St. John’s UCC, for worship and communion
Good Friday
Noon – Host congregation of community service, following procession of the cross
Sunday
8-9:30 a.m. – Easter breakfast
9:30 a.m. – Kid’s egg hunt
10:15 a.m. – Worship service

County Line Church of the Brethren
Thursday
7 p.m. – Love Feast (which includes light meal and foot washing)
Sunday
7:30 a.m. – Sunrise service
8:30 a.m. – Sunrise breakfast
9:30 a.m. – Sunday school
10:30 a.m. – Easter egg scavenger hunt
10:30 a.m. – Easter service

Ebenezer Mennonite Church
Good Friday
7 p.m. – Good Friday service with communion
Sunday
8:30 a.m. – Easter worship service
9:30 a.m. – Continental breakfast
10:15 a.m. – Easter worship service

Emmanuel United Church of Christ
Maundy Thursday
7-8 p.m. – Emmanuel UCC joins St. John’s UCC, for worship and communion
Saturday
10:30-noon – Easter egg hunt
Sunday
7 a.m. – Sunrise service
9 a.m. – Easter breakfast
10 a.m. – Worship service

English Lutheran Church
Maundy Thursday
7 p.m. – Worship with communion and ritual stripping of the altar
Sunday
9 a.m. – Worship service
10:15 a.m. – Easter breakfast

First Mennonite Church
Maundy Thursday
6:30 p.m. – Service of prayer and remembrance
Sunday
9:15 a.m. – Easter brunch, no Sunday school
10:30 a.m. – Worship service
12:05 p.m. – Potluck lunch

First United Methodist
Sunday
8 a.m. – Sunrise service at Rockport United Methodist Church
9:30 a.m. – Easter breakfast
10 a.m. – Easter egg hunt
10:30 a.m. – Worship service

Pandora United Methodist Church
Sunday
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7 a.m. – Sunrise Breakfast and service|9:30 a.m. – Easter service

Riley Creek United Methodist, Pandora|
Thursday
7 p.m. – Drama of Last supper and Tenebrae
Sunday
10 a.m. – Celebration breakfast
11:15 a.m. – Easter service

St. John’s United Church of Christ
Maundy Thursday - Tenebrae
7 p.m. – Worship and communion. Host congregation with Emmanuel UCC and Bluffton Presbyterian
Sunday
9 a.m. – Easter breakfast (no Sunday School classes)
10:30 a.m. – Worship service and communion

St. John Mennonite Church
Sunday
6:45 a.m. – Sunrise service at Spring Lake in Pandora (weather permitting)
If it is raining, then service moved to St. John.
7:30 a.m. – Sunrise breakfast
8:45 a.m. – Sunday school
10 a.m. – Worship service

St. Mary’s Catholic Church
Wednesday
6:30 p.m. – Stations of the cross
7 p.m. – Tenebrae
Maundy Thursday
7 p.m. – Mass
8-11 p.m. – Adoration
Good Friday
11:30 a.m. - Starting point for procession of the cross
7 p.m. – Worship service
Saturday
8:30 p.m. – Easter vigil
Sunday
8 a.m. – Mass
10 a.m. – Mass

Trinity Lutheran Church, Jenera
Maundy Thursday
7 p.m. – Worship service
Good Friday
7 p.m. – Worship service
Sunday
6:30 a.m. – Sunrise service
7:30-9 a.m. – Easter breakfast
9:30 a..m. – Festival service

Tri-County Family Assembly of God
Sunday

10:30 a.m. – Easter service with special music

Trinity United Methodist
Sunday
8 a.m. – Easter breakfast
8:30 a.m. – Easter  service

Mt. Cory/Pleasant View United Methodist
Maundy Thursday
7 p.m. - Combined with Mt. Cory UMC, Pleasant View UMC, and Rawson New Hope UMC, held at New Hope
Good Friday
 7 p.m. - Bethel Family Life Center,  Mt. Cory
Sunday
7 a.m. - Sunrise service at Pleasant View, followed by breakfast
9 a.m. - Pleasant View worship; 10:30 a.m. Sunday school
9:30 a.m. - Mount Cory, Sunday school; 10:30 a.m. worship

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