As expected, the season is bringing us more special services, and I’m sure there will be more than there is to list at this point.
Temple Beth Shalom will be celebrating Passover on April 19 at 4 p.m. at the Coast Guard Auxiliary Hall in Crescent City.
• Lenten Soup Suppers continue at Grace Lutheran Church at 6 p.m. Wednesday evenings. Following supper there is a family devotional period, and activities for the kids.
• It’s music time again at the Crescent City United Methodist Church. Music in the style of the Jefferson State Boondock band is coming from Greencastle, Pa., with Neal and Colleen Walters.
Autoharp, mountain dulcimer, guitar and bass, enhance vocals to present what sounds like a great evening. This is a fundraiser for the church, and the suggested donation is $12, CDs will be available for sale. Questions? Call Pastor Carol at 218-4024.
• The Ladies Christian fellowship will meet at 10:30 a.m. in the Trinity Center of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Thursday.
All women are welcome. There will be a special speaker, music, prayer and fellowship. The group is helping to support Redwood Teen Challenge this year.
Lunch is catered by Northwoods at $10 per person, and reservations are needed to order food. For reservations or more information, call Liz at 464-3539.
• At 7 p.m. Thursday at St. Paul’s there is a very special program. It will be a spoken, performed version of the gospel of Matthew, done in the style of the early church.
Michael Reardon has memorized all four gospels — Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, and the book of Revelation. Patrick Lane has set it all to music of his own composition, designed special effects and lighting. They have performed this in over 1,000 cities, here and abroad.
The public is invited, and there will be a reception to meet them after the performance.
• The Holy Week schedule for St. Paul’s is as follows:
Palm Sunday: 10 a.m., liturgy of the Palms with Holy Eucharist; Monday 12:12 p.m., Stations of the Cross; Tuesday, 5:15 p.m., Stations of the Cross; Wednesday, 7 p.m., Tenebrae service; Thursday, Agape meal with foot washing; Friday, 12:30 p.m., Good Friday Service; Saturday, 8 p.m., Great Vigil of Easter; Easter Sunday, 10 a.m., Easter Service with flowering of the cross by children
Easter Sunrise services (so far):
• Pelican Bay Evangelical Free Church: 7 a.m. in Virginia’s Grove, followed by breakfast from 8 to 10 a.m. Breakfast menu will include pancakes, egg casserole, biscuits and sausage gravy, fruit, crockpot oatmeal and “fixin’s.” There will be a second service at 10:30 am.
• There will also be a sunrise service on the beach at New Life Community Church, but I’m not sure of the time. There will not be breakfast this year, rather, there will be a potluck following the 10:30 am service.