Easter celebrations

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Church-by-church events as announced by April 6, 2011

Bagdad Baptist
Easter Sunday services will be: 8:30, early service; 9, breakfast; 10, Sunday school; 10:45, Easter service. The youth will have a fundraiser dinner theater 6-8 p.m. on April 30 performing the play Virgil’s First Easter while serving dinner.  The youth are accepting donations and selling tickets. For tickets, call 502- 747-8933.  
“Son-Rise” Services is 7 a.m. on Easter Sunday at the Beechridge Cemetery. There will be a breakfast following in the Beechridge Activity Center. Sunday School is 9:45 a.m. with worship following at 10:45 a.m.
Centenary Methodist
GLOW Children’s Choir shares during both services on Palm Sunday, April 17. Maundy Thursday Service is 7 p.m. April 21 (a nursery is available for children 3 and under). Experience “Stations of the Cross” at your own pace is noon-6 p.m. Good Friday, April 22 (no nursery is available). CYF Sunrise Service, followed by breakfast is Easter Sunday, April 24; “SUNBEAM” Children’s Choir shares during 8:48 and 11 a.m. services.
Centennial Baptist
A Sunrise Service will be held at 7a.m. April 24, followed by the morning service at 10:30 a.m.
Clay Village Baptist
Children’s Parade of Palms and Communion Service During Morning Worship is 11 a.m. Palm Sunday, April 17. Holy Week student service is 6:30 p.m. April 20. Good Friday Student Service is April 22. Resurrection service is 7:30 a.m. April 24. Sausage/pancake breakfast is served at 8:15 a.m. Sunday School for all ages is 10 a.m. “Hallelujah!  Praise The Lamb,” a Celebration for Easter is presented by the adult choir.
Cropper Baptist
Palm Sunday services are planned for April 17 and will include special music from the choir.
Elmburg Baptist
There will be an Easter egg hunt at 2 p.m. April 23 at the church. On Easter Sunday, April 24, Sunrise Service will be at 7 a.m., followed by breakfast, Sunday school at 9 a.m. and worship service at 10 a.m.
Emmanuel Baptist
The church will have Bible study at 9:45 a.m. on Easter Sunday and worship at 11 a.m.
Finchville Baptist
The FBC choir leads us in celebration with the Easter Cantata 11 a.m. April 17 during the worship service. King’s Kids Easter Program is 6:30 p.m. April 20. Come out and enjoy a great night of worship as our children ministry performs their Easter program. Good Friday Service is 7 p.m. April 22. Family EGGstravaganza is 11 a.m.-1 p.m. April 23 at the Finchville Park. Events include lunch, games and an Easter egg hunt for all ages. A sunrise service and breakfast is 6:45 a.m. April 24, followed by breakfast. Resurrection Celebration is 10:30 a.m.
First Baptist Fisherville
The First Baptist Church of Fisherville will present its The Living Lord’s Supper pageant at  10:50 a.m. April 17 and 7 p.m. on April 21. There is no admission charge, and childcare will be provided. On Easter Sunday there will be a churchwide breaktast at 8:30 and the Easter service at 10:50. The First Baptist Church of Fisherville is located on Taylorsville Road, 2 miles south of the Gene Snyder Freeway.
First Baptist Shelbyville
Easter services are 8:30 and 11 a.m. The Cantata is April 17, one service at 11 a.m., followed by a meal in the Family Life Center. The chorus and orchestra will perform with a drama of “Living Last Supper.”
First Christian
The church will observe a 24-hour prayer vigil beginning at noon on April 21 and concluding at noon on Good Friday. The Maundy Thursday service will begin at 7 p.m. April 21. There will be an Easter Egg Hunt for the children (preschool through 5th grade) 2-4 p.m. April 23. The Easter Sunrise Service will begin at 7:30 a.m., followed by a breakfast. Tickets ($5) are available from members of the Diaconate or by calling the church office.  
First Presbyterian
Maundy Thursday Service is April 21 with a simple soup and bread supper at 6:30 p.m., and the service is 7:30 p.m. Easter Service with communion is 11 a.m. April 24.
Greater Tabernacle Baptist
The church will Celebrate Jesus on Sunday morning. Guest will be Pastor Jerome Reed and the Nazerene Baptist Church of Leesburg. Greater Tabernacle Baptist Church meets every Sunday at the Kentucky Utilities Auditorium. Sunday School is 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Rev. Leslie J. Harris is the pastor.
Highland Baptist
Palm Sunday worship at 8:15 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. April 17. Good Friday Service of Darkness will be 7 p.m. April 22. A community Easter egg hunt will be at 10:30 a.m. April 23 for children ages preschool through fifth grade and their families. Resurrection Day worship celebrations are at 8:15 and 10:30 a.m. April 24.
Holy Cross Lutheran
Lenten services will be Wednesday evenings during Lent beginning at 7 p.m. A light meal will be served before service (6-6:45 p.m.).  Palm Sunday service is at 11 a.m.  April 17. Maundy Thursday service with Holy Communion is at 7 p.m.  April 21. A prayer vigil begins at 8 p.m. April 21 and continues until 3 pm Good Friday. Good Friday service, candlelight vespers, is at 7 p.m.  A community Easter egg hunt will be held at 2 p.m. April 23.  Any child, ages 1 through 10, can particpate. Easter service is at 11 a.m. on April 24.
Living Waters
Resurrection Sunday service is at 10:30 a.m. April 24. Living Waters Church Music Ministry will present music of the Passion and Resurrection of Christ.
Pigeon Fork Baptist
The adult choir will present an Easter cantata, As Sure as My Redeemer Lives, at 11 a.m. on Easter Sunday, followed by a Celebration of the Lord’s Supper.
Rodeo Cowboy Church
The Rodeo Cowboy Church will be having an Easter sunrise service and trail ride at 8 a.m. April 24. Participants will be meeting at the Taylorsville Lake State Park in Shelter 1. Donuts, coffee and hot chocolate will be served.  Bring a lawn chair. You don’t have to ride to attend. For more information, contact Jim Carpenter at 502-645-0357.
Seventh-day Adventist
Service will be at 11 a.m. April 23.
Shelby Christian
A Good Friday service is 7 p.m., and service times are 9:30 and 11:15 a.m. on Easter morning.
Simpsonville Christian
Maundy Thursday service is 7 p.m. April 21. 24 hours of prayer is 12 a.m. Saturday, April 23 to 12 a.m. Sunday, April 24. Simpsonville Christian and Simpsonville United Methodist Churches are working together to present an Easter Cantata for everyone who wishes to attend at 10:50 a.m. on April 24.
Simpsonville United Methodist
Good Friday Service, a community worship service is 7 p.m. April 22. Activities for Easter, April 24, include sunrise service at 7 a.m., Easter brunch at 8 a.m., Easter egg hunt at 10 a.m. and Resurrection Celebration at 10:45 a.m.
Waddy community service
Maundy Thursday service is 7 p.m. April 21 at Waddy Baptist Church, with Rev. Sean Post speaking. Good Friday service is 7 p.m. April 22 at Waddy Christian Church, with  Paul Lipscomb speaking. Easter Sunrise service is 7 a.m. April 24 at New Life Baptist Church, with Tex Selph speaking.