Area churches set Easter celebrations
With each Easter week comes a change in church services. Here's a rundown of what some of the churches are planning. Attempts were also made to contact other churches in the area.
Members of the Christian Church of Tonganoxie, 204 Washington, invite area residents to attend their continental breakfast at 7 a.m. Church services will follow at 8 a.m., 9:15 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Sunday School classes will be held at 8 a.m. and 9:15 a.m.
Trinity Lutheran Church, which meets at Glenwood Ridge Elementary School on 158th Street, 1.5 miles south of U.S. Highway 24-40, will hold an Easter service at 10:30 a.m. Maundy Thursday and Good Friday services will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday at the Reno Church, at the Tonganoxie Historical Site, U.S. Highway 24-40 and Washington Street, Tonganoxie.
West Haven Baptist Church, 1000 W. First, Tonganoxie, will begin holding two worship services, at 8:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m., on Easter Sunday. The two Sunday services will continue after Easter.
The Tonganoxie United Methodist Church will hold a Maundy Thursday Passover meal service at 7:30 p.m., Thursday. Easter services will include a 6:30 a.m. sunrise service in the church, and worship services at 8:30 and 10:50. The church is at 328 E. Fourth.
Heartland Community Church of the Nazarene will meet at 6:15 for an Easter sunrise service. Breakfast will be from 7 a.m. until 8:30 a.m. Sunday school classes begin at 9:30 and the worship service will start at 10:30 a.m. A Maundy Thursday communion service will begin at 6 p.m. and the Good Friday service will begin at 7 p.m. The church is at 16979 Chieftain Road (U.S. Highway 24-40).
Members of Jarbalo United Methodist Church will meet at 5:30 a.m. at the home of Rick Mathia, two miles north of the church, for an Easter sunrise service. Members are advised to dress warmly for the outdoor service. A breakfast at the church will follow. During this time children will set off balloons. Worship service will begin at 9:30 a.m.
A Good Friday service will be held at 7 p.m. at the Jarbalo church. And, members plan to hold a 24-hour Good Friday prayer vigil. Those who wish to participate may sign up by calling the pastor, Alice Purvis at (913) 727-5121 or (913) 671-7608. The church is at 211th Street and Dempsey Road.
Members of the Tonganoxie Assembly of God Church, whose church was destroyed in the May 11, 2000, tornado, will celebrate their first Easter in their newly rebuilt church. Sunday school starts at 9:45 a.m., and the Easter worship service will begin at 10:45 a.m.
A Maundy Thursday service will be held at 7 p.m. at Tonganoxie Congregational Church, 303 E. Fourth. The Easter worship service will be from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., followed by an Easter egg hunt on the lawn of the church.
Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 703 River, Tonganoxie, will hold these masses during Easter week: Wednesday at 7 p.m.; Holy Thursday, 7 p.m.; Good Friday liturgical service, 7 p.m.; Easter vigil, 7 p.m., Saturday; and Easter Sunday, 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
Easter worship service at the Tonganoxie Friends Church, 400 Shawnee, will begin at 11 a.m., as usual.
An early morning service to celebrate Easter Sunday will begin at 8:30 a.m. at Congregation of the Community of Christ church, 440 Smiley Road, Tonganoxie.
Victory Baptist Church, 1302 West St., Tonganoxie, will start Easter Sunday with a 6 a.m. sunrise prayer vigil. At 8:30 a.m. the community is invited to the covered-dish breakfast and morning worship will begin at 9:45 a.m.
In Linwood, community services include a Maundy Thursday service at 7 p.m. at the First Baptist Church. Good Friday services will be held at 7 p.m. at the United Methodist Church. An Easter sunrise service will be at 6:30 a.m. at Mount Sidney, followed by an Easter breakfast open to the community at 7:30 a.m. at the Methodist church. Worship services will be at the regular hours, 9:30 a.m. at the Methodist church, and 11 a.m. at the Baptist church.