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Holy Week scheduled filled with opportunities to rejoice [Column]

Stand at the foot of the Cross, so you can fully appreciate Resurrection Sunday.

The annual Good Friday ecumenical service, sponsored by the Greater Arbutus Ministerium, takes place April 18, from noon to 2 p.m., in Violetville United Methodist Church, 3648 Coolidge Ave. Scriptural reference will be Jesus' last words. Choirs, clergy, soloists, interpreters, all bring the message. Entrances and exits are built in.

Call 410-525-3191.

The St. Clement Catholic Church Hispanic Community will present Living Stations of the Cross with live actors, April 18, at 4 p.m., in Hillcrest Park, 700 Third Ave.

For information about this drama, 410-242-1025.

Alleluia! Easter arrives!

Sunrise specials on April 20:

Lansdowne's interfaith churches will gather in Hillcrest Park at 6:30 a.m. Breakfast follows in Lansdowne United Methodist Church.

Call 410-247-4624.

Ecumenical worship starts at 6:30 a.m. in Loudon Park Cemetery's gazebo facing, Wilkens Avenue. Coffee and pastries inside.

Call 410-242-5918.

Traditional Easter worship service:

Shelbourne Baptist Church, 4808 Shelbourne Road, 10 a.m. children's lessons and crafts; 11 a.m. "He is risen!" hour.

Call 410-242-3261.

Ascension Catholic Church's Easter Masses are scheduled for 8 a.m., 9:15 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. at 4300 Poplar Ave.

Call 410-242-2292.

Heralds announce the risen Lord in Lansdowne United Methodist Church, 114 Laverne Ave., at 10:15 a.m.

Call 410-247-4624.

Violetville United Methodist Church's congregation gathers for Easter at 11 a.m.

Call 410-525-3191.

A 7:30 a.m. Hispanic Mass and a 10 a.m. English Mass call celebrants to St. Clement Catholic Church, 2700 Washington Ave.

Call 410-242-1025.

Halethorpe-Relay United Methodist Church, 4513 Ridge Ave., hosts eggstra fun for children at 9:45 a.m. Trumpet fanfares at 11 a.m.

Call 410-242-5918.

Arbutus United Methodist Church, 1201 Maple Ave., heralds good news at 8:30 a.m., 9:45 a.m. and 11 a.m. services.

Call 410-242-9029.

"He is Risen" worship at Hope Presbyterian Church, 4748 Shelbourne Road, begins at 11 a.m.

Call 410-247-4673.

Resurrection praise begins at 9:15 a.m. in the Patronage Byzantine Catholic Church, at 1260 Stevens Ave.

Call 410-247-4936.

Easter Masses at 8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., in Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church, 4414 Wilkens Ave.

Call 410-242-0131.

Tasty meals

A home style chicken dinner and live auction are scheduled in Arbutus United Methodist Church, Saturday, April 26, at 5 p.m. Adults $12; ages 7-12 $8; under 7, free. An abundance of great items will be up for bids, too.

Call 410-242-9029 for a preview.

An Italian spaghetti feast will be dished up on Saturday, April 26, 4-7 p.m., in Halethorpe-Relay United Methodist Church. Adults pay $8 and children, $4.

Walk in or call 410-242-5918.

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