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Holy Week services on tap

Communion is part of Holy Week services. | Courtesy photo

Local churches will celebrate Holy Week and Easter with a wide array of services.

Holy Week commemorates the Passion of Christ and begins tomorrow, Palm Sunday and includes Holy Thursday and Good Friday and ends on Holy Saturday.

Palm Sunday celebrates the triumph entrance of Christ into Jerusalem, when palm branches were placed in his path. Holy Thursday remembers his arrest and Good Friday remembers his crucifixion.

On Easter Sunday, Christians celebrate Christ’s resurrection.

Locally, churches will celebrate the week with services throughout the week and Easter Egg hunts on Saturday for the children.

Mon., April 18, through Wed., April 20

• Andalusia First United Methodist Church – Lenten breakfast at 6:30 a.m. daily.

Wed., April 20

• St. Mary’s – Stations of the Cross 6:30 p.m.

Thurs., April 21

• Andalusia First United Methodist Church – Maundy Thursday communion at 6:30 p.m.

• Florala First United Methodist Church – A Holy Thursday Tenebrae service at 7 p.m.

• Christ the King Catholic Church – Holy Thursday Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7 p.m.

• St. Mary’s – Maundy Thursday – 6:30 p.m.

Fri., April 22

• Andalusia First Baptist Church – Good Friday service at 6 p.m., includes Lord’s Supper and musical special.

• Christ the King Catholic Church – Stations of the Cross Good Friday service at 3 p.m.

• Christ the King Catholic Church – Celebration of the Lord’s Passion, veneration of the cross and holy communion at 7 p.m.

• First Presbyterian Church – PCA of Florala – Good Friday solemn worship at 6:30 p.m. Pot-luck meal follows.

• St. Mary’s – Good Friday service, noon.

Sat., April 23

• Bethany Baptist Church – Witnesses throughout the county.

• Bethany Baptist Church – Easter egg hunt at the home of Dr. Tim and Melanie Day.

• Andalusia First Baptist Church – Easter egg hunt at 10 a.m.

• Bethel AME – Adult Easter egg hunt at 5 p.m.

• Christ the King Catholic Church – Holy Saturday Easter Vigil at 7:30 p.m.

Sun., April 24

• Annual Easter sunrise service at Andalusia Memorial Cemetery at 6 a.m.

• First Baptist Church Whatley Street – sunrise service at 6 a.m.

• Bethany Baptist Church – sunrise service at 6:45 a.m.

• East Highland Baptist Church – sunrise service at 8 a.m.

• First Baptist Church Whatley Street – morning worship and children’s program after worship.

• Bethany Baptist Church – Easter cantata at 10:30 a.m.

• Greentree Christian Fellowship – Easter service at 10:30 a.m.

• Andalusia First Baptist Church – Easter service at 10:30 a.m.

• Westview (Opp) Baptist Church – Easter message: “History’s Greatest Question” at 10:30 a.m.

• Bethel AME – Easter worship with program to follow at 11 a.m.

• Andalusia First United Methodist Church – Easter cantata at 11 a.m.

• Florala First United Methodist Church – Easter service at 11 a.m.

• East Highland Baptist Church – Easter morning worship at 11 a.m.

• St. Peter Baptist Church – Easter worship program at 11 a.m.

• Andalusia First Presbyterian Church – Easter worship service at 11 a.m. Church-wide fellowship afterward.

• Christ the King Catholic Church – Easter Sunday resurrection of the Lord confessions at 10:30 a.m.

• Christ the King Catholic Church – Easter Mass at 11:15 a.m.