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Churches come together for Holy Week services

Five area churches will come together beginning April 18 at noon for “Holy Week,” the days between Palm Sunday and Easter, to commemorate Jesus’ journey to the cross.

The public is invited to join First Baptist Church, First Presbyterian Church, Church Street United Methodist Church, Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church and St. Paul’s Episcopal Church April 18-22 for 30-minute services and lunch. For the entire week, participating churches will have an assigned topic.

Fred Zeigler, senior pastor of Church Street United Methodist Church, said this long-standing occasion is a cooperative effort by everyone.

“These services give us the opportunity to come together and share in worship,” Ziegler said. “Churches will have a hymn, a prayer and special music. We’re asking visitors to give a donation to help the Boscoe Center, which feeds the needy.”

The following are the days each church will hold a service at noon.

Monday: First Baptist Church (education building); Tuesday: First Presbyterian Church; Wednesday: Church Street United Methodist Church; Thursday: Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church; Friday: St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.

Services will last until 12:30 p.m. followed by a lunch, giving those attending the chance to get back to work at or shortly after 1 p.m. Lunch will not be served on Good Friday as church members are encouraged to fast.

For more information call 872-1401.