The central focus of Christianity is Easter's Resurrection celebration. Holy Week's events allow people of faith to walk where Jesus walked and to arrive, awestruck, at His empty tomb.

Local churches ready to take that journey welcome guests for these worship hours:

Arbutus United Methodist Church, 1201 Maple Ave., 410-242-9029.

• Palm Sunday, March 24: Hosanna hours, 8:30; 9:45; and 11 a.m.


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• Holy Thursday, March 28: Communion, 7 p.m.

• The annual Arbutus Ministerium's Good Friday service, March 29: Area choirs, liturgists, interpreters and pastors present eyewitness accounts from the foot of the cross. Handicap access. Breaks built in to allow entrances or exits. Come when you can; leave when you must. Noon to 3 p.m.

• Easter Sunday, March, 31: Choral glorias at 8:30; 9:45; and 11 a.m. Trumpets' fanfare proclaims the good news.

Ascension Catholic Church, Potomac and Maple avenues, 410-242-2292.

• Palm Sunday, March 24: Masses at 8:15 and 10:30 a.m.

• Holy Thursday, March 28: Last Supper Mass at 7 p.m.

• Good Friday, March 29: 8 a.m. Prayer hour; Stations of the Cross at noon; the Lord's Passion Mass at 3 p.m.

• Easter Sunday, March 31: Alleluia Masses at 8:15 and 10:30 a.m.

Christ Deaf Church, 1040 S. Beechfield Ave., 410-242-6303 V/TTY.

• Palm Sunday, March 24: Interpreted worship at noon precedes fellowship luncheon.

• Good Friday, March 29: Deaf Choir and sign interpreters join Arbutus United Methodist Church's ecumenical service, noon to 3 p.m.

• Easter Sunday, March 31: "He is Alive" celebration at noon. Free luncheon follows.

Christ United Methodist Church, 2833 Florida Ave., 410-789-9058.

• Palm Sunday, March 24: 9 a.m triumphal worship begins.

• Holy Thursday, March 28: Last Supper Communion at 7 p.m.

• Good Friday, March 29: Stations of the Cross walk in the community at 3 p.m.