Host of events set for Holy Week

Posted April 03, 2009, at 8:23 p.m.
Last modified Feb. 13, 2011, at 10:47 a.m.

Following are special events listed by area churches for Holy Week.

Special Events

Alton

Maundy Thursday Tenebrae service 6 p.m. April 9; sunrise Easter service, 7:45 a.m. April 12, followed by potluck breakfast; regular Easter services at 8:30 a.m., Alton United Methodist Church, 3494 Bennoch Road; 394-2734.

Bangor

Holy Eucharist, 7:30 a.m. April 6-8; Maundy Thursday, 7 p.m. eucharist and stripping of the altar followed by vigil watch 8-10 p.m. April 9; Good Friday liturgy, noon-3 p.m. April 10; Holy Saturday prayers and meditation, 9 a.m. and Great Vigil of Easter with Baptism, 7 p.m., April 11; Easter services, 8 and 10 a.m. April 12, St. John’s Episcopal Church, 225 French St.; 947-0156.

Holy Thursday, 7 p.m. April 9; Good Friday, 7 p.m. April 10; Easter vigil, 8 p.m. April 11; Easter services, 7 and 10:30 a.m. April 12, St. John Catholic Church, 207 York St; 942-6941.

Holy Thursday, 7 p.m. April 9; Good Friday, 7 p.m. April 10; Easter services, 9 and 11 a.m. April 12, St. Mary Catholic Church, 768 Ohio St.; 945-5018.

Maundy Thursday, 7 p.m., April 9; Easter Sunday, 7 a.m. at the Hermon home of the Pickards and 10:15 a.m. April 12, First Baptist Church, 56 Center St.; 945-9694.

Maundy Thursday service, 7 p.m. April 9; sanctuary open for prayer Good Friday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. April 10, regular Easter worship, 10 a.m. April 12, Grace United Methodist Church, 193 Union St.; 942-8320. Easter sunrise service, 7:30 a.m. April 12, The Standpipe, off Union Street, followed by breakfast at 8:45 a.m.

Maundy Thursday service, 7:30 p.m. April 9; Easter Eve Taize, 7:30 p.m. April 11; Easter worship, 10 a.m., All Souls Congregational Church, 10 Broadway; 942-7354.

“In the Presence of Jehovah,” 6 p.m. April 12, Messiah Baptist Church, 985 Union St.; 947-7950.

Easter Egg-Citement Kids Carnival, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. April 11, Bangor Baptist Church, 1476 Broadway; 947-6576.

Belfast

Peter’s Walk with Jesus, 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 6, and Wednesday, April 8, Belfast United Methodist Church, 23 Mill Lane. Call 338-5575 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Thursday to sign up.

Intergenerational study series on “Faith in Hard Times,” 5:30-7 p.m. April 30, and May 28, Belfast United Methodist Church, 23 Mill Lane. For information or to sign up, call 338-5575 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays.

Ecumenical Good Friday service sponsored by the Greater Belfast Area Ministerium, 7 p.m. April 10, Belfast United Methodist Church, 23 Mill Lane; 338-5575. Easter Sunday, 6 a.m. April 12, Belfast Boathouse, followed by breakfast at 6:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 95 High St., or 8 a.m. at First Church in Belfast, United Church of Christ, 55 Spring St.

Maundy Thursday, begins with Seder meal at 6 p.m. April 9; Easter Sunday breakfast, 8-9 a.m., April 12, in Parish House Fellowship Hall, 55 Spring St. entrance, followed by Easter worship, 10 a.m. in the sanctuary, First Church in Belfast, United Church of Christ, 8 Court St.; 338-2282; www.firstchurchinbelfast.org.

Blue Hill

Easter sunrise service, 5:45 a.m. April 12, at the turnoff on Mountain Road, followed by breakfast at First Baptist Church, 53 Pleasant St., 374-5093, where the sunrise service will be held in the event of inclement weather. The Easter family worship service, 10 a.m., at First Congregational Church of Blue Hill, 22 Tenney Hill; 374-2892, followed by a children’s Easter egg hunt.

Brewer

Holy Thursday service, 6 p.m. April 9; Good Friday service, 6 p.m. April 10; Easter Sunday, 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. April 12, St. Joseph Catholic Church, 53 North Main St.; 989-5388.

Easter Sunday services 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Sunday, April 12, St. Teresa Catholic Church, 436 South Main St.; 989-7049.

The Sanctuary Church will begin meeting at 6:30 p.m. Easter Sunday, April 12, at Jeff’s Catering, Littlefield Way in Brewer.

Prayer service, 6:15 p.m. April 7; Maundy Thursday service including Communion, 7 p.m. April 9; Good Friday service, 2-3 p.m. followed by open prayer and meditation through 6 p.m. April 10; Resurrection Sunday sunrise service, 7 a.m. April 12 followed by free potluck breakfast at 8 a.m.; Easter Sunday worship service, 9:30 a.m., Second Congregational Church, 607 South Main St.; 989-7930.

Bucksport

Maundy Thursday simple supper and Tennebrae service, 6 p.m. April 9, Brown Hall, Elm Street Congregational Church, 31 Elm St. Church open for quiet prayer and meditation Good Friday, noon-3 p.m. April 10. Easter sunrise service, 5:45 a.m. April 12, front lawn of Fort Knox State Park in Prospect, followed by breakfast at home of Gerry and Cathy Ham-burger, 149 Franklin St, Bucksport. Call 469-7755 for directions. Regular Easter service 10 a.m. at the church. 469-3333.

Camden

Maundy Thursday, 7 p.m. April 9, Chestnut Street Baptist Church, 29 Chestnut St.; Good Friday service, noon April 10, St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 33 Chestnut St.; Easter sunrise service 6 a.m. April 12, on Mount Battie, followed by breakfast at 7 a.m. at Chestnut Street Baptist Church; Easter worship service, 10:45 a.m., Chestnut Street Baptist Church; 236-2195; www.chestnutstreetbaptist.org.

Easter sunrise service, 6 p.m. April 12, atop Ragged Mountain at Camden Snow Bowl, with the Rev. Kevin Pleas of First Congregational Church of Camden. Snow Bowl chairlift starts running at 5 a.m. Dress warmly and do not plan to ski back down. The ski area is closed. In the event of inclement weather, the service will be in the lodge. The service will be followed by a community breakfast, 7-10 a.m. at the lodge for $7 per person.

Caribou

Ecumenical Lenten services at 12:10-12:40 p.m., followed by a light lunch: the Rev. Gordy Compton of Gustaf Adolph Lutheran Church, April 6; the Rev. Jean-Paul Labrie of Holy Rosary Catholic Church, April 7; the Rev. Arnold Bolin of New Sweden Covenant Church, April 8; the Rev. Anna Beach, Gray Memorial United Methodist Church, April 9; the Right Rev. Stephen Lane, bishop of Episcopal Diocese of Maine, April 10. All services at Gray Memorial United Methodist Church, corner of Prospect and Sweden streets; 498-2103.

Dexter

Maundy Thursday Seder Meal (re-enactment of the Last Supper), led by the Rev. Lois Field, 6 p.m. April 9, Christian Community Church, Spring and Mill streets. Easter Sunrise Service, 6 a.m. April 12, Ronco Park, Grove Street. The outdoor service will not be held in the event of inclement weather. For information, 924-7309.

Dover-Foxcroft

Weekly Lenten Taize services 7 p.m. Wednesdays, through April 8; Maundy Thursday service 7 p.m. April 9; Easter worship service, 9:30 a.m. April 12, Dover-Foxcroft Congregational Church, 824 West Main St.; 564-2872.

Hampden

Holy Thursday, 8 p.m. April 9; Good Friday, 8 p.m. April 10; Easter services, 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. St. Matthew’s Catholic Church, 70 Western Ave.; 862-3517.

Lincoln

Maundy Thursday service of Tenebrae, 7 p.m. April 9; Easter sunrise service, 7 a.m. April 12, social room of First Congregational Church of Lincoln, 19 School St.; Easter breakfast to benefit Pilgrim Lodge Fund, 7:30 a.m.; Easter worship service, 10:30 a.m., with the Rev. Linda Hatch. 794-6613.

Milo

Maundy Thursday service, 7 p.m. April 9; Good Friday service, 7 p.m. April 10; Easter sunrise service, 6 a.m. led by laity, followed by breakfast and Easter worship service, 11 a.m. April 12, Park Street United Methodist Church, 15 Park St.; 943-2609.

Old Town

Holy Week for Old Town United Methodist Church, 744 Stillwater Ave, 827-3559 and Federated Church of Stillwater, 80 Bennoch Road, 827-3530: Maundy Thursday, 6 p.m. Passover meal and 7 p.m. worship and Communion, Federated Church; Good Friday service featuring youth-led “From Garden to Tomb,” 7 p.m. April 10, United Methodist; Easter Sunday sunrise service, 6:30 a.m. April 12, Riverfront Gazebo; Easter breakfast (bring an egg), 7:30 a.m. followed by worship service at 9 a.m. at Federated Church; Easter worship service, 10:45 a.m. April 12, United Methodist.

Orono

Maundy Thursday service, 6 p.m. April 9 including meal (reservations by April 7 at 866-3655 please) Church of Universal Fellowship, 82 Main St.; 866-3655; Good Friday Tenebrae service, 7 p.m. April 10; sunrise Easter service, 6:30 a.m. April 12, Penobscot Valley Country Club, Route 2. In the event of inclement weather, sunrise service will be at Orono United Methodist Church, 36 Oak St.. Easter breakfast, 7:15 a.m., Methodist Church. Easter worship service, 10:15 a.m., Church of Universal Fellowship.

Rockland

Maundy Thursday service of Tenebrae, 7 p.m. April 9; Rockland Congregational Church, 180 Limerock St., 594-8656; Ecumenical Good Friday service, 7 p.m. April 10, Nativity Lutheran Church, 170 Old County Road, 594-4665; Easter sunrise Communion service, 5:20 a.m. April 12, gathering in lobby of Samoset Resort for service on the golf course over-looking the ocean; Easter breakfast, 6:30 a.m. in Rockland Congregational fellowship hall; Easter worship, 10 a.m., followed by children’s Easter egg hunt at 11:15 a.m.

Searsport

Ecumenical Good Friday service sponsored by the Greater Belfast Area Ministerium, 7 p.m. April 10, Searsport United Methodist Church, 43 East Main St.; Easter Sunday, 6 a.m. April 12, Searsport Town Dock. 548-2239.

Trenton

“The Passion of the Christ” movie, followed by 10-minute musical called “New Again,” 6 p.m. April 11, The Gospel Center, 171 Bar Harbor Road. For information, call Susan at 460-1845 or e-mail at scirard@linnehans.com.

Winterport

Easter Sunday service, 8:30 a.m. April 12, St. Gabriel’s Catholic Church, Lower Main Road; 862-3517.

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