Holy Week's arrival sets the stage for Resurrection Sunday April 8. The following area churches will offer open their doors for worship and special services.
Holy Thursday, April 5
Christ United Methodist Church, 2833 Florida Ave., 7 p.m. Communion.
Church of the Ascension, 4603 Poplar Ave., 9 a.m. prayer service and 7 p.m. Mass.
Halethorpe-Relay United Methodist Church, 4513 Ridge Ave., 7:30 p.m. Last Supper drama and Communion.
Hope Presbyterian Church, 4748 Shelbourne Road, 7:30 p.m. Holy Communion.
Lansdowne Christian Church, 101 Clyde Ave., 7 p.m. Holy Communion.
Lansdowne United Methodist Church, 114 Lavern Ave., 7 p.m. Holy Communion remembrance.
Our Saviour Lutheran Church, 141 Laverne Ave., 7 p.m. Last Supper worship.
St. Stephen Lutheran Church, 901 Courtney Road, 7:30 p.m. "Is it I?" drama and Eucharist.
Good Friday, April 6
Walk the Stations of the Cross through Baltimore Highlands with Christ United Methodist members. Leave the church at 3 p.m. or join them en route.
The Greater Arbutus Ministerium's three-hour service will be hosted by Halethorpe-Relay United Methodist members, noon to 3 p.m. Handicap access on Park Avenue. Entrances and exits allowed. Ecumenical messages built on Jesus' final words, choral and instrumental renderings, interpretive dance troupes.
Easter Eve, April 7
Christ United Methodist Church's egg hunt for little ones is scheduled 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Eggcellent treats, eggstraoridinary prizes. Rain or shine.
Christ United Methodist and Our Saviour Lutheran churches cohost an eggstra special egg hunt on Laverne Avenue from 10 a.m. to noon. Holiday craft making and an eggy lunch are free for youngsters and teen assistants.
Crack open details at 410-242-2141 or 410-247-4624.
Easter Sunday, April 8
On Sunday, April 8, heady aromas of spring's blossoms will waft through area sanctuaries. Trumpet fanfares will echo the good news of that empty tomb as choirs give voice to jubilant alleluias.
You can be enfolded into an Easter worship. Step inside the church nearest to home, where a warm welcome awaits.
Early risers may greet the dawn at these outdoor services:
Arbutus Ministerium churches host "SONRISE!" in the Loudon Park Cemetery gazebo, on Wilkens Avenue, at 6:30 a.m. rain or shine. Continental breakfast included.
Eggstra information available at 410-242-5918 or 410-242-9029.
Lansdowne's Interfaith Partnership celebrants gather at 6 a.m. for a sunrise service in Hillcrest Park, 700 Third Ave. Free fellowship breakfast follows in Lansdowne United Methodist Church.
Nibble details at 410-247-4624.
Post-Easter treats and yard sale treasures may be purchased for loose change at Lansdowne United Methodist Church on Friday, April 13, from 5 to 8 p.m. and Saturday, April 14, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Light fare also available both days.
Betty holds specifics at 410-242-9156.