Crown of Life
"Death in Life" will be the theme for the 9:30 a.m. worship service on Easter Sunday, April 4, at Crown of Life Lutheran Church at Third and Wooster streets. Pastor Joel Vogel's Scripture text will be Luke 24:1-12.
No Sunday School classes on Easter Sunday.
Visitors are welcome and encouraged to attend the worship service and enjoy an Easter Brunch Buffet which will follow in the fellowship room of the church.
Thursday morning Adult Bible Class, which has been canceled during the six weeks of Lent, will begin again on April 8, at 10 a.m. in the church office complex.
Crown of Life Lutheran is a member of Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS).
For more information: 374-3664 of www.crownlutheran.org
A community Easter sunrise service will be held at 6:30 a.m. on Sunday, April 4, on the levee at Marietta. In case of inclement weather, the service will be moved to Christ United Methodist Church at 301 Wooster St., Marietta.
Area residents and visitors are invited to participate in this community tradition, at whichever location it will be held.
The tradition of outdoor sunrise services, which are often held in cemeteries, goes back many centuries to the Dark Ages in Europe, according to Pastor Doug Stockton of Christ United Methodist Church.
In the United States, Easter sunrise services did not become established until the latter half of the 1800s and, as the tradition grew, entire communities also began scheduling sunrise services to mark Christ's resurrection. By the 1920s, thousands were turning out in communities to relive and celebrate the first Easter.
This Easter, many churches and communities around the world will be meeting outdoors just before dawn. There will even be services in the Holy Land at the spot believed to be Jesus Christ's tomb.
All these services serve as an echo of the most important moment in Christian history, when sin and death were conquered and the world was greeted with a Sonrise at sunrise, Stockton said.
HarborSite Baptist Church, 115 Victory Place, Harmar Hill (former Fairview Elementary School) is planning Easter services.
Breakfast will be at 9 a.m., and Easter services are at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. There will be special Easter readings and music.
For more information: Pastor Don Arbuckle at 374-2924.
Lighthouse Baptist Church will be having a breakfast at 8:45 a.m. Easter Sunday morning, with Bible study for all ages following at 9 a.m. The morning worship service will be at noon. The message at the morning worship service is, "The Resurrection Difference." The public is invited to all events.
The church is on Ohio 339, between the villages of Vincent and barlow. A.C. Smith is the senior pastor.
For more information: (740) 678-2783.
Lawrence Baptist Church is planning special Easter Sunday services.
A sunrise service will be at 8 a.m. with the youth fo the church participating. A breakfast will follow in the church basement, and a special service of the resurrection will be held at 10 a.m.
The church is on Ohio 26, 16 miles from Marietta.
For more information: 373-8510.
Marietta Bible Center
The Marietta Bible Center Church will have special services on Sunday, April 4.
An Easter sunrise service will be held at 7:30 a.m. The service will be followed by a breakfast of sausages and pancakes.
The morning service will be at 10 a.m. with the Marietta Bible College Choir to present a program and Pastor Myron K. Guiler to bring an Easter message.
The evening service will be at 6 p.m. with Joe Offenberger to preach.
The Marietta Bible College Choir will be on its spring tour from April 5 to 9. On Monday, the choir will be at Community Baptist Church of Randelman, N.C., near Greensboro; Tuesday, the New Heights Baptist Church of High Point, N.C.; Wednesday, Chilhowie Baptist Church, Chilhowie, Va.; Thursday, Greendale Chapel, Abingdon, Va.; and Friday, Letcher County Independent Baptist Church, Jeremiah, Ky., near Whitesburg. Pastor Myron K. Guiler will preach at all services.
Joe Offenberger will lead the mid-week service at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 7.
For more information: 373-5551.
Easter Sunday services will held at 10 a.m. April 4 at the church.
Easter Week services are planned at First Baptist Church, 301 Fourth St., Marietta.
Easter Sunday, April 4 - In "Celebration of the Resurrection" there will be a sunrise service starting at 6:45 a.m. at the Harmar School parking lot overlooking the Ohio River. Emily Garrity, the church's children's and college minister, will bring the message on "Love's Redeeming Work Is Done."
There will be a Resurrection Worship Service at 9:30 a.m. in the church sanctuary at 301 Fourth St., Marietta. Pastor Bilyeu will bring the message on "When An Ending Is Actually A Beginning" based on John 20:1-18. The Sanctuary Choir will sing the Easter Anthem. The new Rotation Sunday School Model, for students in kindergarten through the fifth grade, will begin at 10:45 a.m.
For more information: 373-1273.
On Easter Sunday, First Presbyterian Church, 501 Fourth St., Marietta, will join with First Congregational Church at 318 Front St., Marietta, for an Easter sunrise service at 7 a.m. A carry-in breakfast will follow in the First Congregational Fellowship Hall.
First Presbyterian's regular worship on Easter Sunday will begin at 10:15 a.m. in the church sanctuary.
Norwood, Faith UM
Easter morning worship services will be offered at Norwood United Methodist and Faith United Methodist churches. Services will be held at 9:30 a.m. at Norwood United Methodist Church, and at 11 a.m. at Faith United Methodist Church, 503 Seventh St., Marietta. The Rev. Don Archer is the pastor at both churches.
Little Hocking UM
The Little Hocking United Methodist Church will be celebrating the Easter season a sunrise service and breakfast at 7 a.m. on Easter Sunday, April 4. The church's Easter worship service will begin at 9 a.m.
For more information: (740) 989-2374.
St. Luke's Lutheran
A special service for Easter Week is planned at St. Luke's Lutheran Church, 401 Scammel St., Marietta.
On Easter Sunday, April 4, the Easter morning Service of the Word will begin at 8:15 a.m. and the Liturgical Service will begin at 10:30 a.m. at St. Luke's Lutheran Church. Both services will offer communion.
Sand Hill UM
An Easter sunrise service is planned at Sand Hill United Methodist church in Reno. The service will be held outside the church's education building at 7 a.m. with a light breakfast to follow. Worship in the sanctuary will begin as usual at 10:30 a.m.
For more information: 373-8712.
Par Hill Community
An Easter Sunrise service will be held at 8 a.m. Sunday, April 4, at Parr Hill Community Church, Beavertown. Refreshments will be served after the service. Morning services are at 9:15 a.m., and everyone is welcome.
A special Easter message on "From Despair to Hope" will be delivered by Pastor Diann O'Bryant at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, April 4, at Gilman United Methodist Church, 312 Gilman St., Marietta.