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Area churches plan services for Holy Week


Area churches and congregations have scheduled Holy Week activities and services, with an invitation for you and your family to attend.

* Chesapeake Christian Center on Tick Neck Road will have Easter morning services at 8:30 and 10:45, with Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. An evening service will be at 6:30, with the "Covenant Players" ministering.

Free nursery care is available for children 2 and younger.

* Faith United Methodist Church on Duvall Highway, will observe foot washing and Communion at 7:30 p.m.

A Tenebrae service is planned at 7:30 p.m. Friday with the Rev. Barbara Vercelli leading.

Easter sunrise service is planned at 6:30. The regular service is at 11 a.m.

The church will erect a community cross in front of the church facing Duvall Highway. Anyone in the community is invited to place live flowers on the cross.

* Magothy Chelsea Community Lutheran Church, Beach Avenue and Third Street in Chelsea Beach, will have Maundy Thursday service with Communion at 7 p.m.

Easter Sunday services include a 7 o'clock Communion sunrise service, to be followed by a fellowship breakfast, sponsored by the Magothy Chelsea Men's Group at 8 a.m.

The Sunday school Easter egg hunt will be at 9:15 a.m. with the festival service to start at 10:30 a.m.

* Mount Carmel United Methodist Church, 4760 Mountain Road, will have service on Holy Thursday and Good Friday at 7:30 p.m.

Easter services are at sunrise, 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.

* Magothy United Methodist Church, 3703 Mountain Road, will have Maundy Thursday service at 7:30 p.m. with the combined adults choirs singing the cantata "Stations of the Cross."

Easter Sunday services are at 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.

* Pasadena United Methodist Church, 61 Ritchie Highway, will present "The Upper Room Drama," with communion service at 8 o'clock


4 Good Friday's three-hour service begins at noon.

On Easter, services are at 6 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.

* St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 7859 Tick Neck Road, will have services tonight at 7 o'clock.

Services on Good Friday will be at noon and 7 p.m.

Easter Vigil service will start at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Services on Sunday will be at 7:45 a.m., 9 a.m., and 11:15 a.m.

* St. Jane Frances de Chantal Parish will have a Mass of the Lord's Supper at 7:30 this evening.

Good Friday services commemorating the Passion will be at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

On Holy Saturday morning, a service for blessing of the food will be at 9 a.m. The Easter Vigil service will start at 8 p.m.

Masses on Easter Sunday will be at 7:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.


Enjoy an afternoon of bingo at the Long Point Garden Club annual bingo luncheon on Wednesday at the Long Point Hall, 1534 Long Point Road. The doors will open at 11 a.m.

Admission is $5 and includes lunch and one bingo card. Additional cards will be sold for 50 cents. Lunch will feature a hot dish, barbecue, assorted homemade salads, dessert and a beverage.

Proceeds will help pay for club civic projects.

Members meet the third Wednesday of each month at the hall. New members are welcomed.

=1 For more details, call Katy Haines, 255-6087.


Relive the joys of '50s teen-age love and early rock 'n' roll as th hit Broadway musical "Bye Bye Birdie" hits the stage at Chesapeake High School at 7 p.m. April 20, 21 and 22.

This musical concerns the induction into the Army of teen-age heartthrob Conrad Birdie, who bears a striking resemblance to Elvis.

"Our theater group has had so much help from the community," said director Vicky Weedon. "They donated poodle shirts, letter sweaters, shirtwaists with crinolines and dial phones that we needed. . . . We've got it all."

The theater group is being joined in this production by the Chesapeake High School Choral Music Boosters under the direction of Karen Rhodes.

Hip-swiveling Conrad Birdie will be played by sophomore Nic Kipke. Brandi Burkhardt, also in 10th grade and Maryland's Miss T.E.E.N., will play Kim MacAfee, the teen-age girl with a huge crush on Birdie. Her bewildered boyfriend is played by senior Randy Clifford. Birdie's manager, Albert Peterson, is played by senior Rob Rizer, with senior Jessica Simmons as Peterson's long-suffering sweetheart, Rosie Alvarez. Peterson's doting mother is played by Jennifer Weedon. Playing Mr. and Mrs. MacAfee, Kim's parents, are juniors Tom Jackson and Katy Agro. Leading the pack of screaming teen-age girls is Chrissy Weedon.

The production has been a huge undertaking for the Chesapeake High groups. Adult volunteers, many with no children at the school, have logged hundreds of hours helping. Entire rooms have been built by theater group carpenters working alongside professional stagehands. The wardrobe department has sewn numerous poodle skirts and altered crinolines.

Tickets are $4 for students and $6 for adults. Advance tickets are available from CHS Theatre Group and Choral Music Booster members. Tickets also will be available at the door. For more information, call 255-4722 or 255-9175.

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