Holy Week and Easter Sunday services in the Pioneer Valley

Published: 4/15/2019 4:12:22 PM

The following is a schedule of Holy Week services in the area provided by churches that responded to a Gazette request for listings.

AMHERST

First Congregational Church UCC, 165 Main St.

April 18, Maundy Thursday, 7 p.m., Service of Tenebrae

April 21, Easter Sunday, 10:30 a.m., Easter Service with full choir, Sunday School, Communion, egg hunt, and coffee hour.

Grace Episcopal Church, 14 Boltwood Ave.

April 15, Monday, 7 p.m., Holy Eucharist

April 16, Tuesday, 7 p.m., Holy Eucharist

April 17, Wednesday, 12:10 p.m., Holy Eucharist (Rite I) with Healing, 7 p.m., Tenebrae Service with special music by by a select chamber choir drawn from the area’s finest vocal ensembles.

April 18, Maundy Thursday, 7 p.m., foot washing, Holy Eucharist of the Last Supper; stripping of the altar, All-night vigil before the Blessed Sacrament (Chapel).

April 19, Good Friday, noon, Ecumenical Service at Wesley United Methodist Church, 98 North Maple St., Hadley, 4 p.m., children’s Stations of the Cross, (church and town common), 7 p.m., Liturgy of the Crucifixion of our Lord Jesus Christ

April 20, Holy Saturday, 9 a.m., Liturgy of Holy Saturday, 8 p.m., The Great Vigil of Easter, Renewal of Baptismal Vows, and The Feast of the Resurrection. Begins outside, in the Columbarium. All are welcome to bring bells to ring at the Gloria.

April 21, Easter Sunday, 8 and 10:30 a.m., The Feast of the Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ. Easter egg hunt for children following both services.

Hope Community Church, 16 Gaylord St.

April 17, Wednesday, 6 p.m., The last supper service

April 18, Thursday, 6 p.m., “The Garden of Gethsemane” written and preformed by our own Minister Xinef Afriam

April 19, Good Friday, 6 p.m., Good Friday service

April 21, Easter Sunday, 10 a.m., Easter services

Immanuel Lutheran Church, 867 North Pleasant St.

April 18, Maundy Thursday, 7 p.m. service.

April 19, Good Friday, 7 p.m. service.

April 20, Easter Vigil, 7 p.m. service.

April 21, Easter Sunday, 10:30 a.m. service.

CHESTERFIELD

First Church of Chesterfield, 404 Main Road

April 19, Good Friday, 5:30 p.m., Good Friday Service

April 21, 5:45 a.m, Easter Sunrise Service, 10:30 a.m., Easter traditional service

EASTHAMPTON

Easthampton Congregational Church, UCC, 112 Main St.

April 21, Easter Sunday, 6 a.m., Sunrise service at Molitoris farms, 10 a.m., Easter worship at church

Our Lady of the Valley, 33 Adams St.

April 18, Holy Thursday, 7 p.m., Mass of the Lord’s Supper

April 19, Good Friday, 3 and 7 p.m., Passion of the Lord Service

April 20, Holy Saturday, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., Blessing of the food in the church hall, 8 p.m., Easter Vigil Mass

April 21, Easter Sunday, 7 a.m., Polish language Mass, 8:30 a.m., 8:35 a.m., 11 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.., Easter Masses

St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, 128 Main St.

April 18, Maundy Thursday, 7 p.m., services

April 19, Good Friday, noon and 7 p.m., services

April 20, Saturday, 7 p.m., Easter Vigil

April 21, Easter Sunday, 10 a.m. Easter services

HADLEY

First Congregational Church of Hadley, 102 Middle St.

April 18, Maundy Thursday, 5:30 p.m., foot washing service in the Vestry. Join us for this short, simple and joyful service of singing, praying, and washing one another’s hands or feet, whichever feels most comfortable for you. 6:30 p.m., a simple supper in Fellowship Hall. Join us for this simple meal of soups and breads. 7 p.m., Maundy Thursday Service in the Sanctuary. Come and join us for this contemplative service that reflects on the Last Supper. Communion will be by intinction.

April 21, Easter Sunday, 5:45 a.m., Sunrise Service. Join us in greeting the dawn of resurrection hope and joy on the Hadley Common on West Street. Hot coffee and warm, welcoming conversation immediately follows the service. 10 a.m., Easter Service. God moves out of the tomb. Even the grave could not still Jesus. He is alive and active and moving in our lives and the world. Rev. Christina will preach on John 20:1-18.

Most Holy Redeemer, 120 Russell St.

April 15, Monday, 8 a.m., Mass in chapel

April 16, Tuesday, 8 a.m., Mass in chapel

April 18, Holy Thursday, 7 p.m., Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper

April 18, Good Friday, 3 p.m., Liturgy and Stations of the Cross

April 19, Holy Saturday, noon, Blessing of Food Baskets, 8 p.m., Easter Vigil

April 21, Easter Sunday, 8 a.m., 10:30 a.m., Resurrection of the Lord

North Hadley Congregational Church, 243 River Drive

April 18, Maundy Thursday, 7 p.m., Maundy Thursday Services, preceded by simple meal

April 21, Easter Sunday, 6 a.m., Easter Sunrise Services by Lake Warner behind church, followed by pancake breakfast, 10 a.m., Easter Services

North Hadley Congregational Church, 243 River Drive

April 18, Maundy Thursday Services, preceded by simple meal, 7 p.m.

April 21, Easter Sunrise Services by Lake Warner behind church, followed by pancake breakfast, 6 a.m.

April 21 Easter Services, 10 a.m.

HAYDENVILLE

Our Lady of the Hills Parish, 173 Main St.

April 18, Holy Thursday, 6:30 p.m., Mass of the Lord’s Supper. Adoration until 9 p.m.

April 19, Good Friday, 2 p.m., Stations of the Cross, 3 p.m., Service of the Passion

April 20, Holy Saturday, 8 p.m., Easter Vigil and Mass

April 21, Easter Sunday, 8 and 10:30 a.m., Easter Mass

Wesley United Methodist Church, 98 North Maple St.

April 19, Good Friday, noon to 2 p.m. Ecumenical service, 7 p.m., Good Friday service with presentation of “The “Weeping Tree” by Joseph Martin, performed by The Wesley Sanctuary Choir.

April 21, Easter Sunday,8 a.m., brunch, 9:30 a.m., egg hunt for grades 6 and under. Bring your own basket. 10 a.m., worship service.

HATFIELD

First Congregational Church of Hatfield UCC, 41 Main St.

April 18, Maundy Thursday, 7 p.m. service

April 21, Easter Sunday, Sunrise service at 6 a.m., 2 Prospect St. across from the American Legion, 10 a.m., Easter Service

HAYDENVILLE

Haydenville Congregational Church, United Church of Christ, 143 Main St.

April 18, Maundy Thursday, 7 p.m., Tenebrae candlelight service led by Rev. Heather King.

April 21, Easter Sunday, 10 a.m., Easter worship service led by Rev. Dr. Peter Ives. All are welcome.

LEVERETT

Leverett Congretational Church, 4 Montague Road

April 21, Easter Sunday, 6:30 a.m., Sunrise Service in the Emerson Garden,10 a.m., Easter Service in the church.

NORTHAMPTON

College Church, 58 Pomeroy Terrace

April 15, Monday, through April 19, Good Friday, 6:30 a.m., Message and Breakfast.

April 21, Easter Sunday, 10 a.m., Easter Service

Edwards Church Of Northampton, 297 Main St.

April 18, Maundy Thursday, 6 p.m., potluck supper and Communion

April 19, Good Friday, 7 p.m., Service of Tenebrae

April21, Easter Sunday, 10 a.m., Easter Sunday celebration

Christ United Methodist Church, 271 Rocky Hill Road

April 18, Maundy Thursday, 6:30 p.m., Maundy Thursday Service

April 21, Easter Sunday, 10 a.m., Easter Service with puppet presentation.

First Churches of Northampton, ABC & UCC, 129 Main St.

April 21, Easter Sunday, 10 a.m., Easter Service, with music beginning at 9:45

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, Main Church, 99 King St., Blessed Sacrament, 354 Elm St., and Annunciation Chapel, 85 Beacon St., Florence

April 20, Holy Saturday, 10:30 a.m., blessing of food, 8 p.m., Easter Vigil, both in Main Church

April 21, Easter Sunday, 8 a.m., Mass, Main Church, 9:30 a.m., Children’s Mass, Annunciation Chapel, 11 a.m., Mass, Main Church, 12:10 p.m., Spanish language Mass, Annunciation Chapel

St. John’s Episcopal Church,48 Elm St.

April 18, Maundy Thursday, 7 p.m., A Journey to Calvary: A dinner church experience

April 19, Good Friday, 5 p.m., Stations of the Cross, 7 p.m., Good Friday Service

April 21, Easter, 8 a.m., quiet, celebratory, Easter Service with Holy Communion, 10 a.m., traditional choral Easter Service with brass, incense, and Holy Communion

St. Valentine’s Polish National Catholic Church, 127 King St.

April 17, Holy Wednesday, 6:30 p.m., Gorzkie Zale (Bitter Lamentations)

April 18, Maundy Thursday, 6 p.m., Holy Mass

April 19, Good Friday, 6 p.m., Solemn Service of the Lord’s Passion and Death

April 20, Holy Saturday, noon, blessing of the Easter food, 6 p.m., Paschal Liturgy followed by blessing of Easter food

SOUTH DEERFIELD

Holy Name of Jesus Parish National Catholic Church, 15 Thayer St.

April 17, Holy Wednesday, 9 a.m., Holy Mass of the Eucharist, 7 p.m., Bitter Lamentations – Reflections on the Passion of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ

April 18, Maundy Thursday, 7 p.m., Holy Mass of the Eucharist, vespers and the stripping of the altars.

April 19, Good Friday, 9 a.m., Morning Vespers. 3 p.m., Stations of the Cross and the opening of the gravesite of the crucified Lord, 7 p.m., Good Friday Service, Mass of the Presanctified with the Adoration of the Cross and the stripping of the altars.

April 20, Holy Saturday, 8 a.m., Holy Saturday Service with the blessing of the new fire, the readings of the Four Prophecies and the blessing of water, followed by blessing of the Easter food; 4 p.m., blessing of the Easter Food.

April 21, Easter Sunday, 8 a.m., Sunrise Service – Holy Mass of the Eucharist with the Procession of the three symbols of Easter: The Pascal Candle, the Glorified Cross of Jesus and the Statue of the Resurrected Lord.

SOUTH HADLEY

All Saints’ Episcopal Church, 7 Woodbridge St.

April 18, Maundy Thursday, 6 p.m., Agape Meal, foot washing, Holy Eucharist and stripping of the Altar

April 19, Good Friday, noon, Stations of the Cross, 1 p.m., Good Friday Liturgy and distribution of Communion from the Reserved Sacrament, 5:30 p.m., South Hadley Stations of the Cross: Walking the Way of Jesus through the neighborhood

April 21, Easter Sunday, 8 a.m. (Rite I) and 10:30 am (Rite II). Choral Holy Eucharist on the Feast of the Resurrection. Both Easter Sunday services will be followed by a champagne and strawberries reception. The 10:30 service will also be followed by an Easter Egg Hunt for the children.

SOUTHAMPTON

First Congregational Church, 212 College Highway

April 18, Maundy Thursday, 7 p.m., service

April 21, Easter Sunday, 6 a.m., Sunrise Service, 10 a.m., Easter Sunday Service

SUNDERLAND

The First Congregational Church of Sunderland UCC, 91 South Main St.

April 21, Easter Sunday, 10 a.m., a family service of celebration with scripture, special music, choir and bells, and presentation by Tom Ricardi, “The Birdman,” “Taking Care Of God’s Creation.”

WESTHAMPTON

Westhampton Congregational United Church of Christ, 1 Tob Road

April 18, Maundy Thursday, 7:30 p.m., Service of growing shadows, including Communion by intinction.

April 21, Easter Sunday, 6 a.m., Easter Sunrise Service on the hill above the church, accessible by car if necessary. Service will include Communion. Complimentary breakfast to follow in church dining room. 10 a.m., Easter Festival Worship, Jubilant Worship Service for all. Coffee fellowship following service and egg hunt for children.


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