Easter services: March 20, 2013

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Annunciation Holy Week schedule
Holy Thursday: 6:45 p.m., penance service, 7 p.m., mass; Good Friday: 1 p.m., 7 Last Words Meditation, 3 p.m., Celebration of the Passion, 4-4:45 p.m., penance service, 5 p.m., Living Way of the Cross, 7 p.m., prayer, 8 p.m., penance service; Holy Saturday: 8:30 p.m., Easter vigil mass; Easter Sunday masses, 8 a.m., 10:30 a.m., and 12:30 p.m. (Spanish).
Bagdad Baptist services
Bagdad Baptist will have an outdoor sunrise service at 7:15 on Easter Sunday, March 31. Sunday school will be at 10 a.m. and the Easter sermon, “Journey from Darkness to Light,” from “The Bible” series will be at 11.
Burks Branch Baptist Easter Cantata
Burks Branch Baptist Church will celebrate Easter beginning with the Easter Cantata, To the Risen King on Sunday morning during the worship services at 11 a.m. on Sunday. There will be an evening service on Good Friday followed by a potluck fellowship at 6 p.m. on March 29. The Women On Mission will sell homemade cakes to raise money for the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering at this fellowship. An Easter Egg Hunt will be at the church on at 2 p.m. on March 30. Easter Sunday Services with begin with a sunrise service at 7 a.m. in the east yard of the church. Sunday School will begin at 9:50 a.m. and worship service at 11 a.m.
Centennial Baptist
The fifth Sunday at Centennial Baptist Church will be the Easter sunrise service, starting at 7 a.m., with breakfast following the service. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m., morning service at 11, and Easter Egg Hunt after the morning service. The church is located at 808 Heinsville Road in Christiansburg.
Easter at Christiansburg Baptist
Easter cantata will be presented with observance of the Lord’s supper during morning worship on March 31, Easter Sunday. Visit www.christiansburgbaptistchurch.org.
Egg hunt at Colonial Hall
An Easter egg hunt will be at 2 p.m. on March 30 at Colonial Hall. For more information, visit www.simpsonvillebaptist.com.
Cropper Baptist collecting Easter eggs and candy
Cropper Baptist Church is collecting donations of plastic Easter eggs and candy for the Easter Egg Hunt at 11 a.m. on March 30. Good Friday service  at 7 p.m. on March 29. Sunrise service at 7 a.m. on March 31. For more information, contact Carrie Trotta.
Elmburg Baptist
There will be an Easter egg hunt at 3 p.m. March 30. Bring candy-filled plastic eggs for the hunt by Sunday. Sunrise service will begin at 7 a.m. on Easter, followed by a potluck breakfast. Sunday school will begin at 9 a.m. with Easter worship service at 10 a.m.
Finchville Baptist
The Easter Egg Hunt for Finchville Baptist will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on March 30 at Finchville Park. Help is needed with the hunt by donating individually wrapped candy that will fit into plastic eggs. Events will include lunch, inflatables and horse/pony rides. And pray for this event to reach our community in an awesome way. The Easter cantata, Arise, My Love, by Bradley Knight, will be presented by the adult choir on Palm Sunday, March 24, during the 11 a.m. worship hour, followed by a potluck meal in Fellowship Hall. The church will furnish fried chicken and beverages. Bring a favorite dish and/or dessert and a friend. There will only be one service. The Easter schedule will include sunrise service at Finchville park (the church sanctuary in case of rain) at 6:45 a.m.; deacons will cook breakfast for everyone at 7:15 a.m.; praise and worship service at 8:40 a.m.; connect groups (Sunday School for all ages) at 9:45 a.m.; and morning worship service at 11 a.m.
First Baptist Shelbyville
Palm Sunday will begin at 11 a.m. March 24, with a musical cantata, It Is Finished, directed by Rev. Gene Wright, presented by the choir and orchestra, in the sanctuary. There will be no 8:30 service this day. For more information, contact gwright@fbcshelbyville.com.
First Christian egg hunt
The Easter Egg Hunt is at 1 p.m. on Saturday. The Maundy Thursday service is at 7 p.m. on March 28. The Sunrise Service is at 7:30 a.m. Easter morning. The sunrise breakfast will be served after the service. The cost is only $6 per person.
Highland Baptist
Good Friday service, Reflective Service of Darkness, will begin at 7 p.m. March 29. The Lord’s Supper will be observed. Easter Eggstravaganza will be at 10:30 a.m. March 30, with a children’s Easter egg hunt. The hunt is for children through fifth grade and there will be separate egg hunts for different age groups. Sunrise service will be at 7:30 a.m. on Easter Sunday, March 31 at Clear Creek Park (Colonel Sanders Pavilion), breakfast at the church at 8:30 a.m., Bible study at 9:30 a.m. Resurrection Day celebration will be at 10:30 a.m. in which the hope-giving gospel of Jesus will be proclaimed.
Holy Cross Lutheran
Lenten services will be held at Holy Cross Lutheran Church each Wednesday during Lent. The vesper services will be at 7 p.m. today. Holy week schedule will be Palm Sunday service at 11 a.m. on Sunday; Maundy Thursday service with communion at 7 p.m. March 28, with a prayer vigil to follow the service; Good Friday service at 7 p.m. March 29; Easter Sunday service at 11 a.m. on March 31. A Community Easter Egg hunt will begin at 10 a.m. on March 30.  Any child, ages 1 through 10, can come and join in the fun.  More than 1,000 eggs will be hidden with a separate hunting area for younger children.  In case of rain, this event will be held indoors.  This is a Grace Happens event and is free because God’s grace is free. For more information, call 647-3696. The church is located at 181 Old Seven Mile Pike (at the corner of KY 53 South).
Indian Fork Baptist services
Maundy Thursday services will be at 6:30 p.m. on March 28; Good Friday services at 6:30 p.m. on March 29; children’s Easter Egg hunt at 1 p.m. on March 30; Sunrise service at 7 a.m. on March 31, with breakfast served in the fellowship hall following. The choir will perform Calvary’s Love during the morning worship service, at 11, followed by a sermon from Pastor Josh Rucker. For more information, call 502-680-5037. The church is located on KY 12 in Bagdad.
Mt. Vernon services
Sunrise Easter service will be at 7 a.m. on March 31 at the church.
Sunrise service at Olive Branch
Olive Branch United Methodist Church will have its sunrise service from 7 to 9 a.m. March 31. Breakfast will be served, with Sunday school at 10 a.m. and Easter service at 11. The Easter Egg hunt at Olive Branch will be this Sunday, immediately following the Morning Worship.
Pigeon Fork Baptist
Pigeon Fork Baptist will have an Easter egg hunt after the 11 a.m. morning service on March 31. All children are invited to attend. Maundy Thursday service will be at 7 p.m. March 28 at the church. The church is located on KY 1472 in Waddy.
Simpsonville Baptist services
Simpsonville Baptist Church will have a celebration choir musical, Grace, Greater Than We Deserve, More Than We Imagine, at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday. An Easter Eggslosion community egg hunt will be at 1 p.m. on March 30 at Simpsonville Park for all children through fifth grade. For more information, visit www.simpsonvillebaptist.com.
Simpsonville Christian services
Bring the kids for the annual Easter Egg Hunt at 2 p.m. on Saturday at Simpsonville Christian (rain make-up date is March 30).  Come celebrate the beginning of Holy Week with a Palm Sunday message from Luke 19:28-40.
Simpsonville United Methodist services
The Easter schedule for Simpsonville United Methodist will be Maundy Thursday Service at 7 p.m. at Simpsonville United Methodist; a community Good Friday service at 7 p.m. at Simpsonville Christian Church. Easter Sunday at Simpsonville United Methodist will be a sunrise service at 7 a.m., light breakfast at 8 a.m., Easter egg hunt at 10 a.m. and Easter services at 10:45 a.m.
Easter season at St. James
On Palm Sunday, the Procession of Palms will begin in Parish Hall at 10 a.m. at St. James Episcopal Church and proceed into the sanctuary. Maundy Thursday service will be held at 7 p.m.; Good Friday service will be at 6 p.m. and the Easter Festival Service will be at 10 a.m.
Waddy Christian good Friday
Good Friday service will be at 7 p.m. March 29 at the church.