NIPPENOSE VALLEY LENTEN SERVICE
Service begins at 7 p.m.
March 29: Good Friday Service at the Oriole United Methodist Church.
Woolrich, Avis, Phelps, Chapel, McElhattan, Caldwell, Farrandsville, Liberty, Dunnstown and Swissdale
UNITED METHODIST CHURCHES
During Lent season, churches will participate in a worship series titled By My Hand-For My Sake. The questions will be asked, "what is your role in the suffering and death of Christ?" Through homilies and monologues the characters Adam/Eve, Nicodemus, Judas, Barabbas, Pilate, Peter and the Centurion will address this question. Participating pastors are Bill Anderson, T.R. Hardic, Roger Yoder, Sharon Nestlerode, Cathy Dawes and Tom Jones.
Schedule is as follows:
March 24 - McElhattan UMC, 4 p.m.
March 28 - Maundy Thursday, McElhattan UMC, 7 p.m.
March 29 - Good Friday, Avis UMC,7 p.m.
Offerings for the services will be split between various mission organizations.
Wednesday Evening Lenten Services for Trout Run/Rose Valley United Methodist charge
Monologues taken from "The Power of His Last Words" by Susan Pargman.
March 27 - Rose Valley church, 7 p.m.
It Is Finished/Mary Mother of Jesus
Good Friday Service
March 29 - Trout Run church, 7 p.m.
Tenebrae Service based on John 18:1-19:42
Easter Sunday services
Trout Run cemetery, 6:30 a.m.
Rose Valley cemetery, 6:30 a.m.
Easter breakfast follows both services
Rose Valley family service, 9:30 a.m.
Trout Run family service, 11 a.m.
JERSEY SHORE LUTHERAN CHURCHES LENT SERVICES
Maundy Thursday Service, March 28, 7 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran.
March 29, Jersey Shore Ministerium Community Service at noon at St. John Lutheran. Evening Good Friday Service at 7 p.m. at Garman Lutheran.
March 30, 7 p.m. Easter Vigil at St. John Lutheran.
TRINITY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH CHARGE
(Third Street, DuBoistown and Trinity)
Good Friday Service,7 p.m. March 29, Trinity United Methodist Church, 1971 Lycoming Creek Road.
Easter Sunrise Service, 6:30 a.m., March 31, Susquehanna State Park, Hiawatha docking area.
WILLIAMSPORT AREA EPISCOPAL CHURCHES
Episcopal churches in the Williamsport area will hold a Lenten soup supper and DVD series followed by a service of Compline on Wednesdays during Lent beginning at 6 p.m. The topic is What Wondrous Love: Holy Week in Word and Art.
A Eucharist Service will be held at 5 p.m. every Sunday during Lent at Trinity Episcopal Church, 844 W. Fourth St., in the chapel.
Trinity Episcopal Church, 844 W. Fourth St., will hold Palm Sunday services at 8 and 10 a.m. March 24. The 10 a.m. service will begin with an outdoor processional on West Fourth Street (weather permitting). The Rt. Rev. David Colin Jones will be presider and preacher at both services. A Tenebrae service will be held at 7 p.m. March 27 at Christ Episcopal Church, 426 Mulberry St., a Maundy Thursday service will be held at 7 p.m. March 28 at All Saints Episcopal Church, 1656 Scott St. A Garden of Gethsemane all night watch and pray will be held at the church with people praying during one-hour time periods throughout the night. Communion, a light breakfast and Stations of the Cross will be held at 8 a.m. on Good Friday, March 29, at All Saints Episcopal Church. A Good Friday service will be held at Trinity Episcopal Church at 7 p.m. and will include a choral presentation of Stabat Mater by Rheinberger. An Easter vigil will be held at 7 p.m. March 30 at Church of the Good Shepherd, 827 Good Shepherd Road, Montoursville. A celebration of the Resurrection and Holy Communion will be held at Trinity Episcopal Church at 8 and 10 a.m. on Easter Sunday in the main church with an Easter egg hunt for children after both services.
Christ Episcopal Church, Passion of Christ Palm Sunday Service at 9:30 a.m. Easter Holy Eucharist services at 8 a.m and 10:30 a.m.
Holy Week Schedule for Holy Child Parish
Holy Thursday Mass: 7 p.m. at Holy Child in Mansfield.
Good Friday Service: 1 p.m. at St. Mary's in Blossburg, 3 p.m. at Holy Child in Mansfield.
Easter Masses: Vigil Mass 8 p.m. March 30 at Holy Child in Mansfield.
Easter Sunday: 7 a.m. at St. Mary's in Blossburg, 9 a.m. at Holy Child in Mansfield, 11:15 a.m. at Holy Child in Mansfield.
Holy Cross Orthodox Church, Holy Cross Lane in Loyalsock Township, will conduct lenten worship at 6 p.m. on Wednesdays and 7 p.m. on Fridays for the duration of Lent. For more information: holycrosswilliamsport.org
Woolrich Community United Methodist Church and combined churches: Maundy Thursday service 7 p.m. March 28 at McElhattan United Methodist. Cross walk at 6 a.m. on Good Friday from the McElhattan Church; for information, call 769-6066. Good Friday Service 7 p.m. at Avis United Methodist Church. Easter services: Woolrich Community United Methodist Church will hold Easter Sunrise Communion service at 7 a.m. with breakfast to follow at 8 a.m. in the fellowship hall; 9 a.m. Easter Communion and 10:30 a.m. Easter Communion service.
Jersey Shore Presbyterian Church, 235 S. Main St., will hold free inspirational movies at 6:30 p.m. each Friday leading to Easter. Dates and films include: March 29, "The Passion of the Christ." Call 398-1909 for more information.
Pine Run United Methodist Church, 1719 Pine Run Road, about 2 miles north of Route 220, will hold an Easter cantata "It Is Finished," on Palm Sunday, March 24. Sunday service begins at 9 a.m. Call the church at 398-1100 or visit lindenparish.susumc.org for more information.
Crossroads Community Church, 1454 S. Route 44, Jersey Shore, will hold three Easter services: a sunrise service at 7 a.m. and worship services at 9 and 11 a.m.
St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 2233 Linn St., Palm Sunday service 9:30 a.m. with Bishop Dreisen; Good Friday 7 p.m. Tenebrae service with Pastor Ron Savits, Easter Sunday service 9:30 a.m. with Pastor Ron Savits.
The GAP Fellowship, 312 Maynard St., 10:17 a.m. Easter service with Pastor Gary Runtas. Nursery available.
Picture Rocks United Methodist Church, which encompasses Picture Rocks, Tivoli, Point Bethel and Kedron United Methodist churches, has announced its Holy Week schedule: Strawbridge Kedron United Methodist Church, Route 220, will host a Mundy Thursday Seder meal in combination with a covered dish supper scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. Those attending are asked to bring a covered dish. Holy Communion will be celebrated. On Good Friday, from 5-7 p.m., Picture Rocks United Methodist Church will have Holy Communion elements available for those who would like to celebrate the sacrifice of Good Friday. Tivoli United Methodist Church will hold an Easter Sunrise service at 6:30 a.m. with a light breakfast to follow. The churches also will hold Easter Services at each church. Point Bethel will worship at 8:45 a.m., Tivoli at 9 a.m., Kedron at 10 a.m. and Picture Rocks at 11 a.m.
Avis United Methodist Church, 215 Prospect Ave., will have a 7 a.m. sunrise service. Breakfast will follow in social hall. At 9:15 a.m. an Easter praise service, with remembering the glorious resurrection, will be held and at 10:15 a.m. a special Easter celebration, with favorite hymns and an appearance of Mary Magdalene, will be held.
Holy Week services at the Watsontown United Methodist Church, 1319 8th Street Drive: March 25 Palm Sunday services at 8 and 10:30 a.m., March 28 Maundy Thursday service at 7 p.m., March 29 Good Friday Ministerium Service at the Presbyterian Church, Watsontown, service at noon, March 30 Easter Vigil 11:30 p.m. and Easter Sunday, March 31, services at 8 and 10:30 a.m.
SALLADASBURG - Seder Meal, 6 p.m. March 28, at the Salladasburg United Methodist Church, Main Street; Easter service at 11 a.m.
LARRYVILLE - Good Friday service at 7 p.m. March 29 at the Larryville United Methodist Church, Larryville; Easter service at 9:45 a.m.
LINDEN - Easter sunrise service and breakfast at 7 a.m. at the Linden United Methodist Church.
Bethel United Methodist Church, on the corner of Montour and Spruce streets in Montoursville, will hold its Holy Thursday service with communion at 7 p.m. March 28; Easter services at 8:30 and 10:40 a.m. Nursery offered at the 10:40 service.
HUGHESVILLE - The Hughesville Charge of the United Methodist Church will offer a Taize Worship Service on at 6:30 p.m. March 27 at Bethany United Methodist Church, 111 South 2nd Street.
HUGHESVILLE - "Maundy Thursday Worship" will be celebrated at 7 p.m. at Bethany United Methodist Church, 111 S. 2nd St., on March 28. Worship will feature scripture, the proclamation of God's Word, and the Sacrament of Holy Communion as well as special music from the choir of the Hughesville Charge of the UMC.
HUGHESVILLE - "The Way of the Cross," a presentation of the stations of the cross will be presented on 7 p.m. Good Friday at Christ United Methodist Church, 146 S. Main St. The celebration will include scripture, reflection, prayer and special music.
HUGHESVILLE - The Hughesville Charge of the United Methodist Church offers the following worship experiences for Easter Sunday: 6:30 a.m. sunrise service featuring music by the Praise Team at Christ UMC, 146 S. Main St.; 9 a.m. Celebration of the Resurrection at Bethany UMC, 111 S. 2nd St.; 10:30 a.m. the second service of Easter at Christ UMC, 146 S. Main St.
LEWISBURG - Lewisburg Bible Church, 311 Hospital Drive, services, 10:30 a.m. Palm Sunday, "Behind the Easter Story Part One" will be shown. Then March 31, at the 7 a.m. sunrise service "Behind the Easter Story? Part Two" will be viewed, followed by breakfast, Sunday school at 9:15 a.m. and worship at 10:30 a.m.
Steam Valley Bible Church will hold an early Easter service at 7:30 a.m. at the Steam Valley Cemetery pavilion. A free breakfast will then be served at 8:30 in the SVBC church fellowship hall. In case of bad weather, the service will be held in the SVBC church building.
A service of Tenebrae will be held at 7 p.m. on Maundy Thursday, March 28, at Northway Presbyterian Church, 1520 Northway Road. The Sacrament of the Lord's Supper will be observed.
Lycoming Presbyterian Church, 825 Arch St., will hold its Easter service at 10:45 a.m. with the Rev. Ronald Turner leading in worship.
MUNCY VALLEY - Rock Run Church will hold its Easter Sunday service at 10:30 a.m. featuring special songs by the children and solos by teens and adults. "Resurrection Celebration" bags (filled with sweet treats ) will be distributed to all children in attendance. For more information, call Pastor James Bechtel at 482-2277.
JERSEY SHORE - Phelps Chapel United Methodist Church, Pine Creek Exit off Route 220, will have a sunrise service at 7 a.m. March 31 with breakfast to follow.