Upcoming local events


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 TODAY, 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.

Community Good Friday

Service noon at First Christian

The Frankfort-Franklin County Ministerial Association will hold a community Good Friday service noon Good Friday at First Christian Church, 316 Ann St. The speaker will be the Rev. Derek Catron, pastor of the Cornerstone Nazarene Church.

A special offering to benefit the Resource Office of Social Ministries (ROSM) will be taken.

St. John AME, First Baptist

plan joint Easter service

St. John African Methodist Episcopal Church and First Baptist Church will hold their annual “Son-rise Fellowship Service” 6 a.m. Easter at the St. John Church, Clinton Street. The Rev. Robert Earl Houston will be the speaker, the First Baptist Church Choir will sing and breakfast will follow.

West Frankfort Church of God activities

The following are planned for the West Frankfort Church of God, 1518 Louisville Rd.

Good Friday: Program performed by the B.R.A.T.S. and Teens, 7 p.m. For more information contact Bobby Owens, 502-803-1939.

Easter: Sunrise Service, 7 a.m.

New Harvest plans Easter egg hunt

New Harvest Assembly of God, 3864 US HWY 127 South, will host an Easter Egg Hunt 6 p.m. Easter following a fellowship meal. There will be age group divisions. For more information call 502-607-0306.

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

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

Wednesday: 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.

First Baptist

Good Friday: First Baptist Church, 100 Clinton Street, will host a noon service featuring the “Seven Last Words of Christ on the Cross” with local and area pastors speaking.

Easter: A “Throwback” program at 9:30 a.m. Easter will feature speeches presented by the children and youth of the church. The Magnificent Mass Choir will provide the music for the 11 a.m. service.  

Evergreen Baptist

The Evergreen Baptist Church choir 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.

Crestwood Baptist

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

Saturday: 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.

Church of the Ascension

The Church of the Ascension-Episcopal, 311 Washington St., has scheduled these Holy Week services.

Palm Sunday: Liturgy of the Palms with Dramatic Reading of the Passion Gospel and Holy Eucharist, 8 a.m.; Solemn Holy Eucharist including the Liturgy of the Palms with Procession and Dramatic Reading of the Passion, 10:30 a.m.

Monday and Tuesday: Contemplative Holy Eucharist based on the liturgy of the Taize monastic community, 7 p.m.

Wednesday: The ancient Liturgy of Tenebrae, 7 p.m.

Maundy Thursday: Institution of the Last Supper which includes the Washing of Feet, the Stripping of the Altar and is followed by the all night Vigil with the Blessed Sacrament at the Altar of Repose, 7 p.m.

Good Friday: Veneration of the Cross and Holy Communion, noon; Solemn Liturgy of Good Friday that includes the reading of the Passion, the Veneration of the Cross, the sung Reproaches and Holy Communion, 7 p.m.

Holy Saturday: Great Vigil of Easter that includes the Lighting of the New Fire, candle light vigil of lessons and Psalms set to ancient chant, and Solemn Holy Eucharist, 8 p.m.

Easter: Easter Liturgy, 8 a.m.; Festival Holy Eucharist, 10:30 with Easter Egg hunt and reception to follow.

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