Holy Week


To submit items: Identify them as “Holy Week Events” and send them to Philip Case in one of the following ways: mail or drop them by The State Journal, 1216 Wilkinson Blvd., Frankfort, KY 40601 or the best way is via email to pcase@state-journal.com. Palm Sunday is March 24, Maundy Thursday is March 28, Good Friday is March 29 and Easter is March 31. For more information, call Case at 227-4556, ext. 258.

Good Shepherd

“The Passion of our Lord according to St. John,” a contemporary musical and vocal ensemble by Dr. Randall DeBruyn, is set for 7 p.m., Friday at Good Shepherd Catholic Church, 72 Shepard’s Way off Leestown Road. It is directed by Narisa Lao, Director of Music and Liturgy.

At this time, the church focuses on Jesus’ trial and crucifixion recorded in the Gospel of John. The cantata presented by the church deacons, choir, and parishioners.

Saturday Easter Egg Hunt

An Easter Egg Hunt will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday at North Benson Baptist Church, 4845 Devils Hollow Rd. Children of all ages welcome.

First Methodist

These events are planned for Holy Week at First United Methodist Church, 211 Washington St.

Palm Sunday: 11 a.m., Gabriel Faure’s “Requiem Mass” will be presented by the Chancel Choir, Chamber Choir from Franklin County High School and Western Hills High School choir; 12:30 p.m., Easter egg hunt, grounds of Liberty Hall.

Monday, March 25: 11:45 a.m., organ recital featuring Roland Herzel, organist at South Frankfort Presbyterian Church; sermon by Scott Rollins.

Tuesday, March 26: 11:45, Piano recital by Patricia Griffith, retired Kentucky State University professor of piano; sermon by Pam Rucker.

Wednesday, March 27: 11:45 a.m., organ and cello recital with Roy Nance, organist at First Methodist and Clyde Beavers; sermon by Elvyn Hamilton.

Maundy Thursday: 11:45 a.m., organ recital, John Linker; sermon by Chuck Queen; 6:15 p.m., service in Asbury Hall.

Easter Sunday: 8:45 and 11 a.m., Celebration of the Resurrection with organ, brass quintet and timpani; 9 a.m., Good News at Nine Celebration of the Resurrection with Praise Team.

Evergreen Baptist

The Evergreen Baptist Church presents a cantata entitled “It is Finished” at 10:45 a.m. Palm Sunday.

St. Paul Methodist

The following is scheduled at St. Paul United Methodist Church, 1800 Louisville Rd.

Palm Sunday: Easter Egg hunt for the children following the 11 a.m. worship service. A light lunch will be provided for the participants.

Maundy Thursday: 7 p.m., “Christ’s Betrayal and Passion” presented by the Chancel, Power and Bell Choirs, along with other cast members.  

Easter Day Sunrise Service: 7 a.m. in the memorial garden, weather permitting; otherwise in the church narthex. A light breakfast will follow the service in fellowship hall. 

Peaks Mill Christian

Good Friday: 6 p.m., “The Room Upstairs,” a program set in the upper room where Jesus and his followers traditionally gathered to celebrate the Passover on the night when Jesus was betrayed, will be held at Peaks Mill Christian Church, 7534 Peaks Mill Rd.

The program is structured around an actual Jewish Seder meal, as audience members become participants. The meal and program last about 90 minutes. For more information call the church, 227-9800. The community is invited to participate.

Highland Christian

These services are planned for Highland Christian Church, 265 Versailles Rd., 502-875-3100.

Maundy Thursday: Service at 6 p.m.

Easter Sunday: A Sunrise Service will be held beginning at 7 a.m. in the Circle Driveway. In case of inclement weather, the service will be in the sanctuary. A pancake breakfast will follow.


The choir of Crestwood Baptist Church, 1006 E. Main St., presents the cantata “It Is Finished,” 10:45 a.m. Easter.

Hope Lutheran

The following services and events are planned for Hope Lutheran Church, 1251 Louisville Rd.

Maundy Thursday: Worship, 7 p.m.

Good Friday: Worship, 7 p.m. and Easter Vigil 7.

Indian Fork Baptist

BAGDAD – These services and events are scheduled for Indian Fork Baptist Church, Hwy 12, Bagdad.

Maundy Thursday: 6:30 p.m. service

Good Friday: 6:30 p.m. service

March 30: 1 p.m., Children’s Easter Egg Hunt

Easter: 7 a.m. Sunrise service, breakfast to follow; the choir will perform “Calvary’s Love” during the 11 a.m. service

Forks of Elkhorn

MIDWAY – These services and events are planned for Forks of Elkhorn Baptist Church, 495 Duckers Rd.

Palm Sunday: 6 p.m., “The Power of the Cross” featuring the Forks Choir with orchestra and drama.

Maundy Thursday: 6 p.m. communion service

Good Friday: 6:30 p.m., prayer service at the cross (inside the church if inclement weather)

Bridgeport Christian

The following services are planned for Bridgeport Christian Church, 175 Evergreen Rd. Childcare is available for all services.

Palm Sunday: 11 a.m., dramatic reading of Christ’s Passion

Maundy Thursday: Arrive between 6 and 7 p.m. to take a spiritual tour through the story of Jesus.

Good Friday 12:30-1 p.m. service

Easter: 7 a.m. Sunrise Service with area churches at Roy Smith’s farm, 1070 Bridgeport-Benson Rd.; breakfast at 9:30; Easter Egg hunt at 10 between services at 8:30 and 11.

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