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Easter services around the capital city

Posted: Wednesday, April 11, 2001

The following is a schedule of Holy Week and Easter services and Jewish community services in Juneau.

RESTORATION GRACE OUTREACH CENTER, 5636 Glacier Highway. Saturday, 10 a.m., a special women's service at which three pastors' wives will speak. Speakers are Jenny Geary, Deenie Rose and Lillian Lin. Easter service Sunday at 10:30 a.m., with a second service at 6:30 p.m. Details: Pastor Daymond Geary, 780-5121.

CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE, 3220 Mendenhall Loop Road. At 7 p.m. today a special "Shadows of the Cross" service with music and Holy Communion.

Sunday: 8 a.m., "Empty Tomb" celebration. 9 a.m., continental breakfast. 9:45 a.m., Sunday school for all ages. 11 a.m., Easter worship service. No evening services on Easter. Nursery provided for all services. Details: Pastor Doug Stude or Youth Pastor Mike Powers, 789-2724.

JUBILEE COMMUNITY UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST, Parkshore Condominium Club House, 800 F St. Communion service, 7 p.m., Thursday, with the theme "Gather at the Welcome Table." Sunday, 8-8:45 a.m., informal service and light refreshments. Details: Kim Poole, Minister, 790-3090 (message phone).

AUKE BAY BIBLE CHURCH, 11970 Glacier Highway. Sunrise service at Auke Recreation Center, 6:30 a.m. Sunday. Easter breakfast at the church, 7:30 a.m. A two part-service, beginning at 10 a.m. with the film "Without Reservation," followed by the regular service at 10:45. Details: 789-9318.

CALVARY FELLOWSHIP, Auke Bay Bible Church, 11970 Glacier Highway. Easter Sunday service, 1:30 p.m. Sunday school and nursery provided for children. Details: Pastor Brian Ewing, 780-4618.

SHRINE OF ST. THERESE, Shrine Island, 21425 Glacier Highway. Good Friday: Outdoor Stations of the Cross, 2 p.m. Any interested person, Catholic or non-Catholic, is welcome to pray the prayers commemorating the final hours of Christ's life as he made his way to Golgotha. Details: Thomas P. Fitterer, shrine director, 780-6112.

CHURCH OF CHRIST, Mile 1 1/4 Mendenhall Loop Road at Trinity Drive. Bible class 10 a.m. Sunday. Worship services at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. For details or transportation, call 586-2114, 586-3824, 789-9154 or 789-9339.

DOUGLAS ISLAND BIBLE CHURCH, 2770 David St. (3/4 mile south of the Douglas Bridge). Easter breakfast at 8:45 a.m.; regular worship service at 10 a.m. Details: Pastor Johnny Reimer, 586-6350 (church) or 790-3190 (residence).

UNITY, Valentine Building, 119 Seward St., Suite 1. Meditation at 9:45 and service at 10 a.m. Details: 586-6443.

EAGLE WINGS COMMUNITY CHURCH, Juneau Yacht Club, Norway Point, off Egan Drive at Aurora Harbor. Sunday: Easter sunrise service, 10 a.m. Potluck brunch to follow. Nursery care for young children available. Details: Pastor Larry Olson, 780-6057 or 780-6087.

VALLEY CHAPEL, 9741 Mendenhall Loop Road. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Regular Sunday service "with an Easter flavor," 10:30 a.m. Details: Pastor Patrick Brayton, 789-3513.

RIVER OF GLORY CHURCH, meeting this week at the Vocational Training Center, 3239 Hospital Drive. Continental breakfast starting at 10 a.m. followed immediately by Easter service. Details: Pastor Sam Dalin, 364-2456.

ST. NICHOLAS THE WONDERWORKER ORTHODOX CHURCH, 356 Fifth St. Bridegroom Matins, today 6:15 p.m.

Holy Thursday: St. Basil Liturgy, 10 a.m. Twelve passions gospel service, 6:15 p.m.

Holy Friday: Vespers/burial service, 3 p.m. Matins, 6 p.m.

Holy Saturday: St. Basil Liturgy, 10 a.m. Nocturne, 11 p.m. Paschal Matins, 11:30 p.m. Paschal Divine Liturgy, midnight.

Pascha (Easter Sunday): Agape meal and blessing of baskets, 2-4 a.m. Vespers and Easter egg hunt, 3 p.m. Details: Rev. Father Robert Polson, 586-1023 or 780-6320.

CHAPEL BY THE LAKE, Mile 11 Glacier Highway on Auke Lake next to the University of Alaska Southeast. Prayer service at 7 p.m. today

Thursday: Seder meal (a Passover or Old Testament meal), 6 p.m. Everyone welcome.

Good Friday: Service at 7 p.m.

Sunday: Sunrise service, 7 a.m., at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitors Center. Easter worship service, old log chapel, 8:15 a.m. Worship services, 9:30 and 11 a.m., in the main sanctuary.

Details: Pastor Steve Olmstead; church administrator David Eley; 789-7592.

QUAKERS, Juneau Friends, Mayflower School, Douglas. Family meeting for worship at 10 a.m., followed by a potluck meal in downtown Juneau and a children's egg hunt at Evergreen Cemetery. Child care is available for the worship service. Visitors welcome. For directions to the potluck or other details, call Nora Muller, 586-5030.

THE SALVATION ARMY, 439 Willoughby Avenue. Good Friday service, noon Friday followed by a bread and broth meal. Sunday, 8 a.m. sunrise service, followed by a "Resurrection Celebration" at 11 a.m. Details: 586-2136.

CATHOLIC CATHEDRAL OF THE NATIVITY, Fifth and Gold. Maundy Thursday, Celebration of the Lord's Supper, 7 p.m. Adoration until 10 p.m. Good Friday, Stations of the Cross, 12:10 p.m. Celebration of the Lord's Passion, 7 p.m. Holy Saturday, Easter vigil, 9 p.m. Easter Sunday, liturgies at 8:30 and 11 a.m., and 5:30 p.m. Details: Rev. Michael Nash, rector, 586-1513.

CATHOLIC CHURCH ST. PAUL THE APOSTLE, Atlin & Mendenhall Loop Road. Easter vigil 8 p.m. Saturday, with baptisms for new members. Sunday masses at 8 and 10 a.m. and noon; Spanish mass, 6 p.m. Details: Father Tony Dummer, 789-2648 or 789-7307.

JUNEAU UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST FELLOWSHIP, Zach Gordon Teen Center, 396 Whittier St. All April services present topics dealing with relationships and communications skills. On Sunday, the topic is "I know you heard me, but are you listening?" Worship services and children's religious exploration, 10 a.m. Details: 789-9068.

ALDERSGATE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 9161 Cinema Drive (off Mendenhall Loop Road), handicapped accessible. Holy Thursday: Service, 7 p.m. Good Friday: Service, 7 p.m.

Sunday: Joint sunrise service at Skaters' Cabin, 6:30 a.m. Sunday school, 9:30 a.m. Morning worship, 11 a.m., followed by refreshments and fellowship. Nursery care provided. Details: Pastor Thomas H. Dahl, 789-4050 or 364-2215.

DOUGLAS COMMUNITY UNITED METHODIST, corner Third and E Streets, Douglas (across from fire station). Maundy Thursday: Communion service, 7 p.m. Good Friday: Ecumenical worship service in conjunction with Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, noon, 325 Gold St.

Sunday: Community sunrise service, 7 a.m. at Marine Park, in conjunction with Holy Trinity. Easter breakfast in Douglas at 8 a.m. followed by Easter egg hunt. Sunday school, 9:45 a.m.; nursery care available. Easter worship service 11 a.m., with nursery care available. Details: Church office, 364-2408 or Pastor Ron Covey, 364-2110.

NORTHERN LIGHT UNITED CHURCH, corner of 11th and A Streets, a Presbyterian and United Methodist congregation; handicapped accessible. Maundy Thursday: An Agape Meal will be held at 5:30 p.m. Named for the Greek term for altruistic love, the Agape Meal or "Love Feast" is a meal that early Christians ate together. Bread and soup will be served.

Ministries Coordinator Jan Blankenship has scheduled a footwashing service at 6:30 p.m. Worship with Holy Communion begins at 7 p.m. Thursday.

Good Friday: An ecumenical worship service is scheduled for noon. This is a combined service, held at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 325 Gold St.

Easter Sunday: Community sunrise service, 7 a.m. at Marine Park. Worship with Holy Communion begins at the church at 9 a.m., followed by Easter breakfast from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. Worship with Communion repeats at 11 a.m. Details: Pastor Greg Lindsay, 586-3131.

UNITED PENTECOSTAL CHURCH OF JUNEAU, 1650 Old Glacier Highway. Sunday school, 10 a.m. Evening service with Holy Communion, 6 p.m. Call ahead to arrange transportation. Details: Pastor Bill Nelson, 463-5452.

BETHEL CHRISTIAN CENTER, 8001 Glacier Highway (across from Fred Meyer). Easter Sunday services at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Details: Pastor Mike Rose, 789-2176.

EVANGEL ASSEMBLY OF GOD, 3915 N. Douglas Highway. Easter Sunday: Easter celebration service at 10:45 a.m. The service will be followed by a special lunch and Easter egg hunt. Transportation available. Details: Pastor Brad Kesler, 463-5876.

BAHA'I FAITH, 110 Seward St. (downtown). Devotional Meetings: Saturday evenings. Firesides (discussion groups) Wednesday evenings. Holy Day celebrations, weekly study classes - ages 3 years to adult - Sunday mornings. Details: 789-0808.

EMMANUEL BAPTIST CHURCH, S.B.C., 10490 Glacier Highway, across from Engineer's Cutoff. Easter Sunday: Designated visitors and parishioners are invited to a special Easter service at 11 a.m. or at 6 p.m. Details: 789-3505.

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF JUNEAU, On Twin Lakes next to the Pioneer Home. Sunday, special Easter celebration at 10:45 a.m. Details: Pastor Jimmie Stringer, 780-4434.

GLACIER VALLEY BAPTIST CHURCH, 3921 Mendenhall Loop Road. Easter Sunday: Morning worship service with special music arrangement, 9:45 a.m. Details: Pastor Greg Clark, 789-7348

BETHANY BAPTIST CHURCH, 8493 Forest Lane. Easter Sunday, celebration breakfast at 9 a.m. followed by an Easter resurrection celebration at 10:30 a.m. Details: Pastor John R. Bigelow, 789-1995, or Associate Pastor Don Richter, 789-1513.

SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH, 4343 Mendenhall Loop Road. Services on Saturday (the Sabbath). Sabbath school 10 a.m., for children and adults, worship service 11:15 a.m. Everyone is welcome. Details: 789-7644.

CHRISTIAN SCIENCE CHURCH, 5th and Main Street. Sunday: Service will start at 10 a.m. Details: 586-2889.

GLACIER VALLEY CHURCH OF GOD, 8497 Thunder Mountain Road. Good Friday service at 7 p.m. Easter Sunday services at 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Details: Pastor Richard Green, 789-3605.

ECKANKAR, 110 Seward St. (downtown). Worship service this Sunday will be a presentation by spiritual leaders transmitted via the Internet on "Living the Spiritual Laws of Life." The service starts at 10:30 a.m. and is open to the public. Open house each Saturday, noon-2 p.m. Details: 586-5955.

HOLY TRINITY EPISCOPAL CHURCH, 325 Gold St. on the corner of 4th and Gold.

Spy Wednesday: Tenebrae service starting at 5:15 p.m.

Maundy Thursday: Joint celebration with St. Brendan's Episcopal Church at Holy Trinity. All are invited to a simple supper at 6 p.m. followed by the Liturgy at 7 p.m. From 8 p.m. to midnight there will be the watch over the Blessed Sacrament.

Good Friday: A community celebration of Good Friday at noon. 5:15 p.m. there will be the Liturgy of Good Friday.

Holy Saturday: The Great Vigil of Easter starting at 7 p.m.

Easter Sunday services at 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Details: Rector Rob Bruschi, 586-3532.

ST. BRENDAN'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH, 4207 Mendenhall Loop Road.

Friday: Good Friday service starting at 7 p.m.

Saturday: Easter vigil service at 7 p.m.

Sunday: A joint Easter sunrise service will be held at Skaters Cabin at 6:30 a.m. Easter Sunday service will start at 10:30 a.m. and will be followed by a potluck brunch. Details: 789-5152.

VICTORY FOURSQUARE GOSPEL CHURCH, 4890 Glacier Highway (Seventh Day Adventist School). Easter Sunday service will be held at 11 a.m. There will be no Sunday night service. Details: 780-5155.

JUNEAU JEWISH COMMUNITY, the Juneau Jewish Community invites you to join us for Shabbat and holiday worship, religious school, summer camp, Mitzvahs and celebrations. We welcome visitors and residents. Details: 463-4333.

CHRIST EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH, 10300 Glacier Highway in the Valley.

Good Friday: Tenebrae service with dimming lights will begin at 7 p.m.

Sunday: Easter service will start at 10 a.m. and be followed by an Easter brunch at 11 a.m. Details: Pastor Tom Liesener, 790-4267 or 780-4990.

FAITH LUTHERAN CHURCH AND SCHOOL, 2500 Sunset Drive at Old Glacier Highway and Del Rae.

Maundy Thursday: Communion service starting at 7 p.m.

Good Friday: Worship service begins at 7 p.m.

Sunday: Easter Day festival worship starts at 9 a.m. with an Easter breakfast following the service. Details: Pastor James Brubaker, 789-4117.

RESURRECTION LUTHERAN CHURCH, 10th and Glacier (one block from the Federal Building).

Thursday: Passover meal in the upper room, 7 p.m.

Friday: Tenebrae service (service of shadows with a large rugged cross), 7 p.m.

Saturday: Prayer Vigil, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. New direction service at 5 p.m.

Sunday: Sunrise service at Marine Park, 7 a.m., The community is invited. Easter celebration festival service, 9:30 a.m., and contemporary worship, 11 a.m. Details: Pastor Paul D. Beran, 586-2380.

SHEPHERD OF THE VALLEY LUTHERAN CHURCH, 4212 Mendenhall Loop Road, (across from Taku Boulevard)

Thursday: Potluck seder, 6:30 p.m. Includes worship service and Holy Communion.

Good Friday: Tenebrae service (service of darkness), 7 p.m.

Easter Sunday: Joint sunrise service at Skaters Cabin, 6:30 a.m. Easter worship services with Holy Communion at Shepherd of the Valley, 8:15 a.m. and 11 a.m. There will be a breakfast served by the youth of the church at 9:30 a.m. Details: Pastor Larry Rorem, 789-4093.



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