Easter services planned at area churches

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AURORA

At Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Aurora, 342 S. Chillicothe Road, the Holy Saturday Blessing of the Easter Food will be held at noon, and the Easter Vigil begins at 8 p.m. on Saturday. Easter Sunday Mass will be celebrated at 8 and 10 a.m. and at noon on Sunday.

BRIMFIELD

Faith United Methodist Church, 1235 Tallmadge Road in Brimfield, will begin Easter Sunday with a 7 a.m. Sunrise Service outdoors (weather permitting), followed by Easter breakfast at 8:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. A prelude service begins at 10 a.m., followed by regular worship at 10:30 a.m.

EDINBURG

The Edinburg First Church of God, 4084 Rock Spring Road in Edinburg, will have an Easter Sunday service at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Timothy Downing.

 

FREEDOM

The First Congregational Church of Freedom will celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus Christ on Easter Sunday at 10:30 a.m. with music from the choir and Easter hymns being sung. The church is located at the intersection of S.R.s 88 and 303 in Freedom Township.

GARRETTSVILLE

The Festive Celebration of the Resurrection will occur at both the 9:15 and 10:45 a.m. Easter Sunday services at the Garrettsville United Methodist Church, 8223 Park Ave. The services will include Easter hymns, the story of the empty tomb, the Chancel Choir's rendition of "My Eternal King" and "Easter Anthem," along with Chancel Bells I playing "Jesus Christ Is Risen Today!" and "Christ Arose!" Interim Pastor Chris Martin's message will be "Love's Redeeming Work Is Done, Alleluia!"

HIRAM

The congregation of Hiram Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), 6868 Wakefield Road in Hiram, will attend a Sunrise Service on Easter Sunday, sponsored by Mantua Center Christian Church, at 6:40 a.m. in the dining hall at Camp Asbury on Asbury Road. Easter Sunday worship will begin at 11 a.m. at the Hiram Christian Church.

KENT

A Sunrise Service will be held at 7 a.m. Sunday at Spelman Chapel AME Church, 910 Walnut St., Kent. A breakfast will follow the services. Everyone is welcome.

The United Methodist Church of Kent, 1435 E. Main St., will offer traditional Easter services at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. on Sunday in the sanctuary, preceded by a 10-minute musical prelude by the New Spirit ensemble; worship will include music by the Chancel Ringers and the Sanctuary Choir. A contemporary service will begin at 9:30 a.m. in the gymnasium with Easter music led by the praise band. Dr. Palmer will preach at all three services. There will be a Paschal breakfast in Pierson Hall from 9 to 11 a.m. Nursery care and children's Sunday School will be provided during the 9:30 and 10:30 services.

Trinity Lutheran Church, 600 S. Water St. in Kent, will have Easter Sunday services at 8, 9:30 and 11 a.m. There will be no Sunday School on Easter.

At Holy Cross Anglican Church, 1046 Lake St. in Kent, the Easter Sunday service begins at 10 a.m. with Communion and music.

Christ Episcopal Church of Kent, 118 S. Mantua St., will have a Candlelight Easter Vigil with chanting and holy baptisms at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday. Communion will be celebrated at 8 and 10 a.m. on Easter Sunday, with a Gala Service with the Return of the Alleluias at 10 a.m.

MANTUA

On Sunday, Portage Faith United Methodist Church, 9922 S.R. 44 in Mantua, will have an Easter Sunrise Service at 7 a.m.; Sunrise Breakfast at 7:30 a.m.; a contemporary service at 8:30 a.m.; Sunday School at 9:30 a.m.; and a traditional service at 10:30 a.m.

The Blessing of Food for the Easter Sunday meal will take place at noon on Holy Saturday at St. Joseph Church in Mantua, 11045 St. Joseph Blvd. The Easter Vigil on Saturday will begin at 7:30 p.m. Masses on Easter Sunday will be celebrated at 8:30 and 11:15 a.m.

MARLBORO

The Chapel in Marlboro will celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus at 9 and 10:15 a.m. on Sunday with celebrative music and a victorious, triumphant message. The church is located at 8700 S.R. 619, between Hartville and Alliance.

MOGADORE

On Sunday at the Mogadore Christian Church, 106 S. Cleveland Ave., a traditional worship service with Communion will be offered at 8:30 a.m. followed by breakfast and fellowship in the social hall at 9:30 a.m. A contemporary worship service with Communion will begin at 10:30 a.m.

RAVENNA

First Congregational Church of Ravenna, United Church of Christ, 266 S. Chestnut St., will have Easter Breakfast at 9 a.m. on Sunday, followed by worship at 10:15 a.m.

At St. Paul Lutheran Church, 170 N. Freedom St., Ravenna, the Easter Vigil will begin at 7 p.m. on Saturday. A Resurrection celebration will be held at 10:30 a.m. Sunday.

Ravenna Avenue Church of God, 333 Ravenna Road, Ravenna, will have a Sunrise Service at 7 a.m. Easter Sunday in fellowship with First Church of God in Ravenna. Breakfast will be served after the worship service.

The cantata "In the Presence of Jehovah" will be part of Portage Community Chapel's special Easter services at 9:25 and 10:45 a.m. on Easter Sunday at 6490 S.R. 14 in Ravenna. Child care is available for the Easter Sunday services.

Grace Episcopal Church, 250 W. Cedar Ave., Ravenna, will have Liturgy of the Word at 9:30 a.m. on Holy Saturday. Festive Eucharist will begin at 8 a.m. on Easter Sunday, and Festive Choral Eucharist will begin at 10 a.m. Coffee and fellowship will be offered after each service.

Blackhorse Baptist Church will celebrate Easter with a Sunrise Service at 8 a.m., followed by breakfast. The worship service will be at 11 a.m. with the junior church.

Ravenna First Church of the Nazarene, 3254 Brady Lake Road in Ravenna, will celebrate Easter Sunday with a Sunrise Service at 7:30 a.m., Sunday School at 9:30 a.m., and morning worship at 10:30 a.m.

Grace Episcopal Church, 250 W. Cedar Ave. in Ravenna, welcomes everyone to celebrate Easter with a festive Holy Eucharist (Communion) at 8 and 10 a.m. The 10 a.m. service will include music and choir, and nursery care is available. Coffee, cake and fellowship follow each service.

The Elim Movement, 209 S. Walnut St. in Ravenna, will celebrate "The Resurrection Service" at 11 a.m. on Saturday. All are welcome.

Full Gospel Mission Church, 887 West Spruce Ave. in Ravenna, will have Easter weekend revival services as follows: 7 p.m. today with the Rev. Barb Davis; 7 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m. Sunday with the Rev. Bill Davis; and 6 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. Susan Davis.

ROOTSTOWN

Rootstown United Methodist Church will have a Sunrise Service for Easter at 7:30 a.m., immediately followed by breakfast at 8:30 a.m. on Sunday. Worship service will then be held an hour earlier than normal, at 9:45 a.m.

First Congregational United Church of Christ, 4022 S.R. 44 in Rootstown will begin Easter Sunday with a buffet breakfast served from 8:30 to 9:45 a.m., worship at 10 a.m. All are welcome.

STREETSBORO

At St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 8894 S.R. 14 in Streetsboro, the Easter Vigil begins at 8 p.m. on Saturday. Easter Sunday Masses will be celebrated at 8:30 and 11:30 a.m.

SUFFIELD

The Suffield United Church of Christ, 1115 S.R. 43, will have an Easter Breakfast from 8 to 9:15 a.m. on Easter Sunday, followed by the Easter service at 9:30 a.m.

TALLMADGE

Tallmadge Lutheran Church, 759 East Ave., will celebrate Easter with services at 6:30, 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. on Sunday. Breakfast will be served from 7:30 to 10 a.m. All services will include special music and Communion. All are welcome.

WAYLAND

Wayland Community Church in Paris Township will offer Easter Breakfast at the Shearer Community Center, 9355 Newton Falls Road, at 9 a.m. on Sunday. The breakfast is free and open to the public. The morning worship service will follow at 10:30 a.m. at the church, 6355 Wayland Road.

WINDHAM

On Easter Sunday, the Windham Congregational United Church of Christ in Windham will host the annual joint Sunrise Service with the Windham United Methodist Church. The service will be at 7:30 a.m. at the Congregational Church and will be followed by breakfast at the Methodist Church. All are welcome. There will also be a 10 a.m. Easter service at the Congregational Church. Both services will be led by Pastor Conni McCambridge.

YOUNGSTOWN

At St. Columba Cathedral, 159 W. Rayen Ave., Youngstown, the Blessing of the Easter Food will take place at 3 p.m. on Saturday, and the Easter Vigil will begin at 8:30 p.m. Masses on Easter Sunday will be at 10:30 a.m. and at 12:30 p.m. There will be no 4 p.m. Mass.

The Sacrament of Reconciliation will be available from 1 to 1:30 p.m. Monday, with a Communal Reconciliation Service at 6 p.m.; 3 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday; 1 to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday; and 9 to 9:30 a.m. and 1 to 1:30 p.m. Thursday.

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