Celebrate Holy Week at Coweta's First United Methodist Church

People from four separate churches at the foot of West Hill - First Baptist, St. John's Episcopal, First United Methodist and Sheepfold Ministries - lined the streets to celebrate, marking the first year they have come together to worship. His topic is "Work of the Holy Spirit", taken from the second chapter of Acts. Easter Breakfast will be served at 9:00 a.m.

A number of Holy Week activities have been planned at the First United Methodist Church in Coweta that began with a Palm Sunday service on April 9.

The ladies meets for Bible study at 9:30 a.m.

Anyone interested in learning how to fold palm fronds into palm crosses is invited to come at 10 a.m. Saturday. Afterward, all are invited to an Easter Vigil service at 5:30 p.m.

On Maundy Thursday, there is an instructed "Christian Passover Meal" and a potluck featuring food from the Holy Land at 5:30 p.m.

- The Church of Peace, 1114 12th St., Rock Island: begins Holy Week with a Passion Reading According to the Gospel of Matthew at 9:30 a.m., Palm Sunday, April 9; Maundy Thursday service, 7 p.m. Thursday, April 13; Good Friday service, 1 p.m. Friday, April 14, in the Friendship Manor chapel, 1209 21st Ave., Rock Island; Easter Sunday, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, April 16; 9:30 a.m. The public is welcome. A contemporary praise service is at 10:45 a.m.in the Warner Wing.

Peace Lutheran Church, 565 12th St., has announced its Holy Week worship schedule, starting on Sunday, when the Palm Sunday service is at 10:30 a.m. Communion will be served at this service which will be held in the church fellowship hall.

Cathedral of the Madeleine, 331 E. South Temple, will host Mass April 13, 7:30 p.m.; Stations of the Cross in Spanish April 14, 2 p.m. and in English at 5:30 p.m.; downtown churches Stations of the Cross walk April 14, 7 p.m.; Masses in English April 16, 8 a.m., 10 a.m. and noon; and Mass in Spanish April 16, 3 p.m.

If you would like more information about these events or the church, please call Rase Martin, minister, at (740) 574-1913 or call the church office at (740) 574-5031.

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  • Larry Hoffman