Easter weekend is right around the corner, with this year’s Easter Sunday falling on April 1. The date for Easter Sunday is determined as being the first Sunday after the Paschal full moon. The Paschal full moon is the first full moon occurring on or after the calendrical spring equinox, which is on March 21.
Many special events and services are set to coincide with the Easter celebration, including church services, festivals, concerts and egg hunts, among others.
First United Methodist Church in Sabetha: Palm Sunday Service at 10:35 a.m. Sunday, March 25; Maundy Thursday Service at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 29; Good Friday Service at 7 p.m. Friday, March 30; and Easter Sunday Services at 8:30 a.m. and 10:35 a.m. Sunday, April 1.
Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sabetha: Holy Thursday Mass at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 29, at St. James in Wetmore; Good Friday Mass at 7 p.m. Friday, March 30, at St. Augustine in Fidelity; Easter Vigil Mass at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 31, at Sacred Heart in Sabetha; Easter Sunday Mass at 7:30 a.m. at St. James, 9:30 a.m. at St. Augustine and 11:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart.
Grace Bible Church in Morrill: Communion Service at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 29; Easter Sunday worship service at 7:30 a.m., followed by breakfast at 8:45 a.m. and Sunday School at 9:30 a.m.
Trinity Church of the Brethren in Sabetha: “Love Feast” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 29, which includes a simple candlelight meal, foot washing and communion. “This service really marks the identify of the Church of the Brethren worldwide,” said Pastor Cheryl Mishler. “Humility and serving others in the reflection of Jesus. All around the world, Brethren will be taking the basin and the towel and kneeling as He did.”
Woodlawn Baptist Church in Woodlawn: Maundy Thursday service at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 29; Easter Sunrise Service at 7 a.m. Sunday, April 1, followed by breakfast.
NorthRidge Church in Sabetha: Good Friday service at 7 p.m. Friday, March 30.
The First Lutheran Church in Sabetha will host its 10th annual New Life Festival from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 31, at the First Lutheran Church, 311 Cedar Street in Sabetha. The event is free to all ages and will feature snacks, games, petting zoo, obstacle course, bounce house, Bible lessons and egg hunt.
The New Hope Baptist Church in Seneca is holding its annual Easter Choir Cantata at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 29.
Fairview Willing Workers 4-H Club will host an Easter Egg Hunt at 3:30 p.m. Friday, March 30, at the Fairview City Park. All children are welcome; they should bring bags or baskets for the eggs. Bring your cameras, because there will be opportunity for pictures with the Easter Bunny.
The Sabetha Kiwanis will hold an Easter Egg Hunt at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 31, at the Sabetha Sports Complex.
The Morrill Chamber of Commerce will holds its annual Easter Egg Hunt at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 31, at the Morrill City Park.
The Bern Home Improvement Club and Legion Auxiliary will host its Easter Egg Hunt at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 31, at the Bern Community Building. Cookies and drinks also will be served.
St. Augustine Catholic Church will hold an Easter Egg Hunt after Easter Sunday Mass at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, April 1, at St. Augustine in Fidelity.
Sacred Heart Catholic Church will hold an Easter Egg Hunt after Easter Sunday Mass at 11:30 a.m. Sunday, April 1, at Sacred Heart in Sabetha.