Holy Week and Easter are coming up next week. This year’s Easter Sunday falls on April 21.
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.
Services at local and area churches include Palm Sunday on Sunday, April 14; Maundy or Holy Thursday on Thursday, April 18; Good Friday on Friday, April 19; Easter Vigil on Saturday, April 20; and Easter Sunday on Sunday, April 21.
Catholic Churches in Sabetha-Fidelity-Wetmore: Palm Sunday Mass, 8:30 a.m. at St. Augustine and 10:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart; Holy Thursday Mass, 7 p.m. at St. Augustine; Good Friday Mass, 7 p.m. at Sacred Heart; Easter Vigil Mass, 8 p.m. at St. James; Easter Sunday Mass, 8:30 a.m. at St. Augustine and 10:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart.
Calvary Baptist Church in Sabetha: Easter Sunday Early Service at 9:30 a.m., Easter Breakfast at 10 a.m., Morning Worship Service at 11 a.m.
Delaware Baptism Church in Fairview: Palm Sunday Service at 9 a.m.; Maundy Thursday Service at 7 p.m.; Easter Sunday Service at 9 a.m.
First United Methodist Church in Sabetha: Palm Sunday Service at 10:35 a.m.; Maundy Thursday Service at 7 p.m.; Good Friday Service at 7 p.m.; Easter Sunday Services at 8 a.m. and 10:35 a.m.
Grace Bible Church in Morrill: Communion Service, 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 18; Easter Sunday Worship at 7:30 a.m., Breakfast at 8:45 a.m. and Sunday School at 9:30 a.m.
Northeast Kansas Partnership in Sabetha-Fairview-Hiawatha: Palm Sunday, 8:30 a.m. at Immanuel Lutheran in Fairview, 8:30 a.m. at St. Paul Lutheran in Fairview, 10:30 a.m. at First Lutheran in Sabetha, 10:30 a.m. at Zion Lutheran in Hiawatha; Maundy Thursday, 7 p.m. at Immanuel Lutheran in Fairview; Good Friday, 7 p.m. at St. Paul Lutheran in Fairview; Easter Sunday, 8:30 a.m. at Immanuel Lutheran in Fairview, 8:30 a.m. at St. Paul Lutheran in Fairview, 10:30 a.m. at First Lutheran in Sabetha, 10:30 a.m. at Zion Lutheran in Hiawatha.
NorthRidge Church in Sabetha: Easter Sunday Worship Services at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m., Sunday School at 10 a.m.
Trinity Church of the Brethren in Sabetha: “Love Feast” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 18, which includes a simple candlelight meal, foot washing and communion; Easter Sunday Service, 11 a.m.
United Methodist Churches in Bern-Oneida-Seneca: Maundy Thursday, 7 p.m. at Oneida; Good Friday, 7 p.m. at Bern; Easter Sunday, 8 a.m. at Oneida, 9:30 a.m. at Bern, 10:30 a.m. at Seneca.
The New Hope Baptism Church in Seneca is holding its annual Easter Choir Cantata at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 18. There is no cost, and food will be provided following the concert.
The Sabetha CAPS will hold a K9 Easter Egg Hunt at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 13, at the Sabetha Pet Park. Treats and fun are offered for your socialized dog.
Fairview Willing Workers 4-H Club will host an Easter Egg Hunt at 4 p.m. Friday, April 19, at the Fairview City Park. All children are welcome. In the event of inclement weather, the egg hunt will be held at the Fairview Community Building.
The Sabetha Kiwanis will hold an Easter Egg Hunt at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 20, at Field Three at the Sabetha Sports Complex on North Sixth Street in Sabetha.
The Morrill Chamber of Commerce will holds its annual Easter Egg Hunt at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 20, at the Morrill City Park.
Sabetha Manor will hold an Easter Egg Hunt at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 20, at Sabetha Manor. The Easter Bunny will be available for pictures from 1 to 2 p.m.
St. Augustine Catholic Church will hold an Easter Egg Hunt after Easter Sunday Mass at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, April 21, 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 21, at Sacred Heart in Sabetha.
The First Lutheran Church in Sabetha will host its 11th annual New Life Festival from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 20, at the First Lutheran Church, 311 Cedar Street in Sabetha. The event is free to all ages and will feature bounce house, crafts, snacks, animals, games, Easter lessons, egg hunt and free lunch to go.