Holy Week Services Continue with Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Sunday

Published Thursday, March 24, 2016 at 4:37 pm

Compiled by Kaitlan Morehouse

Many High Country churches invite you to observe the Easter holiday and the resurrection of Christ through a series of ongoing events, many beginning as early as March 19. Some offer family-friendly Easter fun, too, including cantatas and egg hunts for everyone.

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Stay tuned for updates to this list.


Bethel Baptist Church

(123 Mountain Dale Road, Vilas, NC 28692)

Egg Hunt at Bethel Park: March 19, 2 p.m.

Bring your kids to Bethel Baptist Church for its Easter Egg Hunt in the park. Bethel will be collecting plastic Easter eggs and candy for the hunt until then. You will be able to drop off the items at the church office.

Special Children’s Service: March 20, 9:45 a.m

Easter Musical: March 25 at 7 p.m. at the church, March 27 at 11 a.m. at Bethel School (138 Bethel School Road, Sugar Grove, NC 28679)

“Alpha and Omega”


Boone United Methodist Church

(471 New Market Blvd.)

Egg Hunt: March 26

Easter Sunrise: 8:45 a.m. 

Join Boone United Methodist Church (Boone UMC) as it hosts its Easter Sunrise Service on March 27 from 8:45-9:45 p.m. The service will feature “an excellent praise band plus the best of both contemporary and ancient forms of worship.

Boone UMC will host its Crossroads from 10:55 a.m.-12 p.m., which is a favorite of high school, college students and adults who enjoy a dynamic and energetic atmosphere.

Don’t worry if you’re not into that kind of service, they will also hold a traditional worship service at that time. After worship, the church will hold its monthly Faith Builders Lego Club meeting at 3 p.m. for kids in first through third grades. If interested, meet at the Chapel, and your child will learn a new building block of faith. This includes a short lesson, prayer time and a specific building project with Legos. Your kids will need to bring their own Legos in a container with a lid and their name on it, and if you don’t have any, contact Colette at 828-264-6090.


Crosspoint Church

(132 Councill St.)

Egg Hunt: March 26, 10-11:30 a.m.

Bring your kids and a basket to Crosspoint Church to hunt for eggs! Rain or shine, it’ll be egg-citing! Contact Brenda Ellington at [email protected].


Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church

(115 E. King St.)

Good Friday: March 25, 7-8 p.m.

Join Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church during its Good Friday Worship on March 25 from 7-8 p.m. The church office will be closed during this time.

Easter Vigil: March 26, 7-8 p.m.

Easter Worship: March 27, 8:30-9:30 a.m.

Easter Breakfast: March 27, 9:45-10:45 a.m.

Easter Worship: March 27, 11 a.m. to noon


FaithBridge United Methodist Church

(194 Aho Rd., Blowing Rock, NC 28605)

March 21-23: Ecumenical Holy Week, noon

Every day between Monday, March 21-Wednesday, March 23, residents and visitors will gather at FaithBridge United Methodist Church at noon for a special worship service and luncheon.


First Presbyterian Church

(131 Big Valley St.)

Joyful Celebration: March 27, 9:30 a.m. to noon

Join First Presbyterian Church in fellowship on Easter morning for a “joyful time of celebration” at 9:30 a.m. in the multipurpose room. You are encouraged to bring finger food to share with everyone. Your children pre-k through fifth grade will have the option of staying with you for a blending service or going to Sunday School.


Laurel Springs Baptist Church

(7504 US-421, Deep Gap, NC 28618)

Easter Sunrise: March 27, 7 a.m.

Join Laurel Springs Baptist Church for its Easter Sunrise at 7 a.m. and breakfast afterward. There will be no Sunday school after or evening service or activities later that night. Sunday school is usually at 9:45 a.m. and morning service is at 10:50 a.m.


St. Elizabeth of the Hill Country

(259 Pilgrams Way)

Holy Thursday: March 24, 7 p.m.

Join St. Elizabeth of the Hill Country for Holy Thursday Service.

Good Friday: March 25, 7 p.m.

Easter Sunday: March 26, 8:30 a.m.

Join St. Elizabeth of the Hill Country as it hosts its Easter Sunday Service on March 26 at 8:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and a Hispanic service at 1 p.m.

Easter Vigil: March 26, 8:30 p.m.


St. Mary of the Hills Episcopal Church

(140 Chestnut Dr., Blowing Rock, NC 28605)

Palm Sunday: March 20, 8 a.m. and 10:10 a.m.

St. Mary of the Hills Episcopal Church will begin its observance of Holy Week at 8 a.m. on Palm Sunday and continue at 10:10 a.m. for the Procession of Palms and Holy Eucharist service.

Maundy Thursday: March 24, 7 p.m.

The church will host Maundy Thursday with a Vigil, before the sacraments.

Veneration of the Cross, Mass of the Pre-Sanctified: March 25, noon

On Good Friday, return to St. Mary’s to celebrate the Veneration of the Cross and Mass of the Pre-Sanctified. All members, guests and friends are welcome.

Liturgy of the Word: March 26, 8:30 a.m.

Great Vigil of Easter: March 27, 6 a.m.

Members, guests and friends will return to St. Mary’s on Easter Day at 6 a.m. for the Great Vigil of Easter. The activities will include an Easter Breakfast at 8 a.m., an Easter Egg Hunt, the flowering of the cross with children and all churchgoers at 9:45 and the Solemn Eucharist of the Resurrection Service at 10:10 a.m.

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