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Easter Religious Services 2016

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Posted on March 21, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



EASTER RELIGIOUS SERVICES

Brandon

ST. THOMAS & GRACE EPISCOPAL CHURCH. Thursday, March 24, 7 p.m., Maundy Thursday service. Friday, March 25, 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., Good Friday Liturgy. Saturday, March 26, 6 p.m., Easter Vigil followed by lamb dinner. Sunday, March 27, 10 a.m., Easter Day service.

BRANDON CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH. Sunday, March 27, 10 a.m., Easter service with special music presented by the choir.

OUR LADY OF GOOD HOPE (ST. MARY’S). Holy Thursday, March 24, 7 p.m., evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper. Good Friday, March 25, noon, “The Walk” from the green to the church, followed by soup in the church hall (all are welcome); 7 p.m., Passion of the Lord. Holy Saturday, March 26, 8 p.m., Easter vigil. Easter Sunday, March 27, 10 a.m., The Resurrection of the Lord.

Bridport

HOPE COMMUNITY FELLOWSHIP. Sunday, March 27, 10:30 a.m., Easter worship service, Bridport Community Hall.

Bristol

BRISTOL CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP. Sunday, March 27, 7 a.m. Easter sunrise service; 8 a.m., Easter breakfast; 9 a.m., Easter worship service.

BRISTOL FEDERATED CHURCH. Thursday, March 24, 6 p.m., Maundy Thursday potluck supper and worship, closing with the Holy Communion. Good Friday, March 25, noon, carrying of the cross around the park, followed by Good Friday worship service and singing at St. Ambrose Catholic Church. Easter Sunday, March 27, 6:30 a.m., sunrise service at Monkton Friends Methodist Church, followed by breakfast.

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF BRISTOL. Thursday, March 24, 6:30 p.m., Holy Thursday service with special music, Communion, and skits by the Covenant Players. Good Friday, March 25, noon, ecumenical service at St. Ambrose Catholic Church. Easter Sunday, March 27, 6:45 a.m., sunrise service (call Lincoln United Church for details) followed by breakfast at the First Baptist Church; 10:15 a.m., Easter service.

Charlotte

CHARLOTTE CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH. Thursday, March 24, 7 p.m., Maundy Thursday service; 8 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, March 25, 19-hour vigil. Saturday, March 26, 1 p.m. Easter egg hunt (bring eggs to vestry by 11 a.m.). Sunday, March 27, 6 a.m., Easter sunrise service, walk through the cemetery to the top of the hill (bring mud boots); 9 a.m., early Easter service (no Sunday school); 11 a.m., late Easter service.

East Middlebury

VALLEY BIBLE CHURCH. Sunday, March 27, 8:30 a.m., Easter service; 9:30 a.m., Easter breakfast; 10:45 a.m., regular Sunday service.

Ferrisburgh

FERRISBURGH CENTER COMMUNITY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH. Friday, March 25, 4 p.m., ecumenical Good Friday service. Sunday, March 27, 9 a.m., Easter service.

NORTH FERRISBURGH UNITED METHODIST CHURCH. Good Friday, March 25, 4 p.m., ecumenical Addison County service (host). Easter Sunday, March 27, 6:30 a.m., sunrise service at Claflin Farm off Old Hollow Road; 7 a.m., pancake breakfast in fellowship hall; 10 a.m., regular service in sanctuary.

Hancock

THE COMMUNITY CHURCH OF HANCOCK AND GRANVILLE. Maundy Thursday, March 24, Hancock Town Hall, 6 p.m., coffee, followed at 6:45 by the service. Sunday, March 27, 9:30 a.m., Easter service.

Lincoln

UNITED CHURCH OF LINCOLN. Maundy Thursday, March 24, 6:30 p.m., soup and bread meal downstairs, followed by Tenebrae service in the sanctuary. Easter Sunday, March 27, 6:45 a.m., sunrise service on the top of Gove Hill, followed by free breakfast at Burnham Hall; 9:45 a.m., Easter worship service.

Middlebury

CHAMPLAIN VALLEY UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST SOCIETY. Sunday, March 27, 10 a.m., worship service. The Rev. Barnaby Feder presents “The Easter Cliffhanger,” in which he suggests that UUs might find Easter more compelling if the Bible could be edited down to the original story in the Gospel of Mark. It ends ambiguously with an empty tomb and no sighting of a risen Jesus.

CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH OF MIDDLEBURY. Thursday, March 24, 6-6:30 p.m., simple soup and bread meal; 7 p.m., Maundy Thursday service in Fellowship Hall. Easter Sunday, March 27, 6 a.m., sunrise service at Middlebury College’s Youngman Field; 10 a.m., Easter service.

GRACE BAPTIST CHURCH. Sunday, March 27, 10 a.m., Resurrection Sunday service with a concert led by Jeff Stringer and a reading of the Resurrection account by church members.

MIDDLEBURY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH. Thursday, March 24, 7 p.m., Maundy Thursday service at the Congregational Church of Middlebury. Friday, March 25, noon, ecumenical Good Friday service at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church. Easter Sunday, March 27, 6 a.m., sunrise service at Middlebury College’s Youngman Field; 10:45 a.m., Easter service.

SAINT MARY’S ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH (CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION). Thursday, March 24, 7 p.m., Mass of the Lord’s Supper. Friday, March 25, 3 p.m., Celebration of the Lord’s Passion, and 7 p.m., Stations of the Cross. Saturday, March 26, Easter Vigil Mass. Sunday, March 27, 8 and 9:30 a.m., Easter Masses.

ST. STEPHEN’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH. Wednesday, March 23, 7 p.m., Stations of the Cross. Thursday, March 24, 12:15 p.m., noonday organ concert “Orgelgebt”; 7 p.m., Maundy Thursday service with foot washing. Friday, March 25, noon, ecumenical Good Friday service; 1 p.m. church open for prayer; 7 p.m. Good Friday public concert “A Celtic Mass for Peace”; 7:50 p.m., Good Friday Liturgy. Saturday, March 26, 7:30 p.m., Easter vigil with Holy Communion (with incense). Sunday, March 27, 8 a.m., Easter Sunday Holy Communion; 10:30 a.m., Easter Sunday Festival Holy Communion.

Panton

PANTON COMMUNITY BAPTIST CHURCH. Friday, March 25, 7 p.m., Good Friday service. Sunday, March 27, 10:30 a.m., Easter service.

Shoreham

SHOREHAM CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH. Maundy Thursday, March 24, 6 p.m., supper soup to honor the Last Supper (bring your own place setting), followed by a service of Holy Communion. Easter Sunday, March 27, 6:30 a.m., sunrise service at the VanHazinga home, 32 Doolittle Road, followed by potluck breakfast; 10 a.m., service at the church with special music, followed by an Easter egg hunt outside (weather permitting).

ST. GENEVIEVE’S ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH. Sunday, March 27, 11 a.m. Easter Sunday Mass.

South Starksboro

THE JERUSALEM GATHERING.Saturday, March 26, 8 p.m., Great Vigil of Easter at the Jerusalem Schoolhouse.

Vergennes

ST. PAUL’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH. Wednesday, March 23, 10:30 a.m., morning prayer at Vergennes Residential Care Home. Maundy Thursday, March 24, 7 p.m., Foot-washing, Holy Eucharist and Stripping of Altar. Good Friday, March 25, Proper Liturgy of Good Friday. Saturday, March 26, 8 p.m., Great Vigil of Easter. Easter Sunday, March 27, 8 a.m., Holy Eucharist, Rite I; 10 a.m., Sunday school and childcare; 10 a.m., Holy Eucharist, Rite II.

VERGENNES CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH. Maundy Thursday, March 24, 7 p.m., Tenebrae service. Good Friday, March 25, 4 p.m., ecumenical service at the North Ferrisburgh United Methodist Church. Saturday, March 26, 9:30-11 a.m., Easter egg hunt. Easter Sunday, March 27, 6:45 a.m., sunrise service at Comfort Hill farm; 7 a.m., community breakfast at the church; 9:30 a.m., Easter celebration and worship.

VERGENNES UNITED METHODIST CHURCH. Friday, March 25, 4 p.m., ecumenical Good Friday service at North Ferrisburgh UMC. Sunday, March 27, 10:30 a.m., Easter service.

VICTORY BAPTIST CHURCH. Saturday, March 26, 10-11:30 a.m., free Easter egg hunt for all, plus games and snacks. Easter Sunday, March 27, 7:30 a.m., early service with special music, orchestra, choir and Bible message, plus a “junior church” program for children 3 years and older. No evening service on Easter Sunday.

Weybridge

WEYBRIDGE CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH. Maundy Thursday, March 24, 6 p.m., Tenebrae service with a light supper. Easter Sunday, March 27, 7-8:30 a.m., pancake breakfast followed by Easter worship at 9 a.m. All are welcome. Childcare available. Info: weybridgechurch.org.

West Addison

WEST ADDISON UNITED METHODIST CHURCH. Friday, March 25, 4 p.m., ecumenical Good Friday service at North Ferrisburgh UMC. Sunday, March 27, 9 a.m., Easter service.

Whiting

WHITING COMMUNITY CHURCH. Easter Sunday, March 27, 8:30-9:45 a.m., Easter breakfast; 10 a.m., Easter service.

If you don’t see your organization’s Easter Week services listed, send them to us at [email protected]. We plan to publish an updated list before Easter.

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