Churches plan Holy Week, Easter services
Area churches have scheduled a variety of services in observance of Holy Week and Easter.
Good Friday joint services
The Ida County Ministerial Association will hold an ecumenical Good Friday service, April 14 at 7 p.m. at Bread of Life Faith Center in Ida Grove. Pastor Mark Aurand of Faith Community Church will give the message. Churches participating include: Arthur Evangelical Free Church, Bread of Life, Faith Community, First United Methodist and Westminster Presbyterian churches.
The Odebolt-Arthur-Kiron (OAK) Ministerial Association will hold a 7 p.m. ecumenical Good Friday service at Bethel Lutheran Church in Kiron. Churches participating include: Bethel Lutheran and Kiron Baptist and Faith Lutheran, First Presbyterian, St. Martin Catholic and United Methodist.
Combined parish services Corpus Christi Holy Week and Easter mass times are as follows: Holy Thursday, April 13—5 p.m. St. Martin Catholic in Odebolt, 5:45 p.m. at OLGC Catholic in Holstein and 7:30 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic in Ida Grove; Good Friday—noon at Sacred Heart, 5:45 p.m. at St. Martin and 5:45 p.m. at OLGC; Holy Saturday, April 15—8 p.m. Easter Vigil at Sacred Heart and Easter Sunday, April 16—9 a.m. OLGC, 9 a.m. St. Martin and 10:30 a.m. Sacred Heart.
Bethel Lutheran at Kiron and Faith Lutheran Church of Odebolt special services include a 2:30 p.m. Service of Holy Communion on Thursday, April 13, at Odebolt Specialty Care (OSC) and 7 p.m. joint service of Holy Communion at Faith; a 10:30 a.m. Good Friday service at OSC and Easter Sunday—7 a.m. Celebration Service (Bethel), 8 a.m. Easter breakfast (Bethel), 9:30 a.m.Celebration Service at Faith and 2:30 p.m. Celebration Service at OSC.
Arthur Arthur Evangelical Free Church will observe Maundy Thursday with a 7 p.m. communion service. On Easter Sunday, breakfast is at 9 a.m. and Easter worship service is at 10 a.m. There is no prayer meeting on Easter Sunday.
Battle Creek First Presbyterian Church in Battle Creek special services include: a 7:30 p.m. Maundy Thursday communion service, a 7 a.m. Easter Sunrise Service with communion and a 9:30 a.m. Easter service with communion.
St. John’s Lutheran Church in Battle Creek will have a 7 p.m. Maundy Thursday service, a 7 p.m. Good Friday service and a 6:30 a.m. Easter sunrise with a light breakfast following.
St. Paul Lutheran Church in rural Battle Creek has three services scheduled. They will have a 6:30 p.m. Maundy Thursday service, a 6:30 p.m. Good Friday service and a 9 a.m. Easter Sunday service.
Galva St. John Lutheran Church has three special services scheduled beginning with a 6:30 p.m. Maundy Thursday Holy Communion service, an 8 p.m. Good Friday service, a 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. Easter breakfast sponsored by high school members and a 9 a.m. Easter service with communion.
Silver Creek United Methodist Church Holy Week plans include: a 6 p.m. potluck supper on Maundy Thursday followed by a 7 p.m. worship service and a potluck Easter Sunday breakfast at 8:30 a.m. followed by worship at 9:30 a.m.
Holstein CrossRidge Evangelical Free Church is teaming up with other Evangelical Free Churches in the area on Good Friday at Summit in Alta at 7 p.m. On Easter Sunday, there will be a fellowship time with donuts, juice and coffee beginning at 9:30 a.m. with an Easter egg hunt for toddlers through sixth graders at 9:45 a.m. Easter Worship Celebration is at 10:30 a.m. All Easter activities are at Lohff-Schumann Memorial Community Center in Holstein.
Faith Lutheran Church will hold a 7:30 p.m. Maundy Thursday service with communion, a 7:30 p.m. Good Friday service, Easter Sunday breakfast served at 7:30 a.m. (free and open to the public), 8:15 a.m. Sunday school lesson for all ages and a 9 a.m. Easter Sunday worship service and Holy Communion.
St. Paul Lutheran Church has several special services planned: Maundy Thursday 7:30 p.m. worship service with communion, 7:30 p.m. Good Friday service, 7:30 a.m. Easter Sunrise service with communion, Easter brunch at 8:15 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. Easter worship service with communion. There is no Sunday school Easter Sunday.
United Methodist Church has three services scheduled beginning with a 7 p.m. Holy Thursday worship service in the fellowship hall, a 7 p.m. Good Friday service in the sanctuary and a 9 a.m. Easter Sunday worship service followed by fellowship time, Sunday school and youth at 10:10 a.m.
Ida Grove Bread of Life Faith Center will hold a 10 a.m. Easter Sunday service.
Faith Community Church will observe Maundy Thursday with a 6:30 p.m. service. The Easter schedule begins with an 8:30 a.m. Easter breakfast, 9:20 a.m. Praiselude and 9:30 a.m. worship service.
Ida Grove United Methodist Church will have a 7 p.m. dramatic presentation, “From Bethlehem to Calvary,” on Maundy Thursday prior to communion. Easter Sunday’s service begins at 10:30 a.m. There will be no Sunday school, sunrise service or Easter breakfast.
St. Paul Lutheran Church in Ida Grove has several special services planned. Services include: 7 p.m. Maundy Thursday worship service with communion, 7 p.m. Good Friday service, on Saturday, April 15, a 6 p.m. Easter Vigil service with communion, a 6:30 a.m. Easter Sunrise service with communion, 7:30 a.m. Easter breakfast and 10:30 a.m. Easter worship with communion.
Westminster Presbyterian will host a joint Maundy Thursday service with Odebolt First Presbyterian Church at 7 p.m. Easter Sunday services include a 7 a.m. Sunrise Service and a 10:30 a.m. regular service. Kiron First Baptist Church will have a 7 p.m. Maundy Thursday service. On Easter Sunday, coffee and rolls will be served at 9 a.m. followed by Easter worship at 10 a.m.
Odebolt First Presbyterian Church will join Westminster Presbyterian Church in Ida Grove for a 7 p.m. joint Maundy Thursday service with communion. On Easter Sunday, there will be a joint Sunrise Service at Westminster Presbyterian at 7 a.m. A pastry brunch will be held at First Presbyterian at 9 a.m. on Easter Sunday followed by the 10 a.m. Easter Sunday service. There is no Sunday school on Easter.
United Methodist Church in Odebolt will observe Maundy Thursday with a 7 p.m. service. Easter Sunday begins with an 8:30 a.m. breakfast (proceeds beneit church campers) followed by a 9:45 a.m. Easter worship service. Trinity Lutheran Church will have a 7 p.m. Maundy Thursday service, a 7 p.m. Good Friday service, and a 7 a.m. Easter Sunrise Service followed by a potluck brunch.