Holy Week, Easter worship at Christ the King
Worship opportunities for Holy Week at Christ the King Lutheran Church begin with Palm Sunday weekend worship at 5:30 p.m. April 8 and at 8:30 and 11 a.m. April 9. Both Sunday services will begin with a procession with palms in keeping with Jesus' triumphant entry into Jerusalem. All three services will include a dramatic reading of Jesus' Passion from the Gospel of Luke.
Maundy Thursday, April 13, worship will include communion and First Holy Communion at 7 p.m. Good Friday, April 14, worship is a somber service that includes the Passion from the Gospel of John at 7 p.m. Easter vigil will be at 8 p.m. April 15. The vigil begins in the darkness and solemnity of Good Friday and progresses to a proclamation of Jesus' resurrection.
In addition, the Biblical Way of the Cross 2017 will be on Good Friday, April 14, from noon to 1 p.m. The community is invited to this journey on Twinsburg Township Square, presented by the Twinsburg Ministerial Association. These stations are based upon scriptural accounts of the Passion. In the event of inclement weather the service will be inside the First Congregational Church on the Square.
Easter Sunday worship services will be at 8:30 and 11 a.m. April 16. The 8:30 a.m. service is a contemporary service, and the 11 a.m. service is a traditional liturgical service. Christ the King is at 10285 Ravenna Road in Twinsburg. Call 330-425-7377 or visit www.ctktwinsburg.com for more information.
Sanctuary hosts events in April
The Sanctuary of Praise, at 8788 Hadden Road in Twinsburg, will host a praise dance rehearsal April 1 at 4:30 p.m. A Sunday mortgage fund rally and fellowship dinner will be April 2 at noon. Joseph's Kitchen free community meal will be April 21 at 6:30 p.m. and free food distribution will be April 22 at noon.
Take a trip to Buffalo
Members of St. Rita's Church in Solon can take a trip to Buffalo, N.Y., to see one of the many places of prayer in upstate New York. Our Lady of Victory Basilica and National Shrine in Buffalo offers a soulful connection with Mother Earth at a place that has been a well spring of love, compassion and giving to those in need. The focal point of the altar is a nine-foot marble statue of the Blessed Mother which was personally blessed by Pope Pius XI before being shipped to the United States. Also planned is a visit to Celeron, N.Y., to visit the new Lucille Ball statue. Deadline to register is April 1. For more information, contact Cindy Jeric at 330-963-0808.
Lent worship at Christ the King
Through April 5, Christ the King Lutheran Church at 10285 Ravenna Road in Twinsburg will have midweek Lenten worship with Holden Evening Prayer Liturgy at 7 p.m. Pastor Matthew Groenke's sermon series will be based on Martin Luther's Small Catechism. On Wednesdays through April 5, there will be soup and sandwich suppers in the Fellowship Hall. A freewill offering at each meal will benefit Christ the King Youth programs. Christ the King is an Evangelical Lutheran Church in America congregation. Call 330-425-7377 or visit www.ctktwinsburg.com for details.
Solon Community hosts fish fry
Solon Community Church, 33955 Sherbrook Park Drive, will host a fish fry April 7 and Good Friday, April14, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. The meals feature a 2-piece fish dinner for $9; a 1-piece fish and a 4-piece shrimp dinner for $10; or an 8-piece shrimp dinner for $11. All meals include fries, cole slaw, roll and butter and beverage. A children's dinner (10 years and younger) for $5 includes macaroni and cheese, applesauce, roll and beverage. There will also be a bake sale and raffle. Take-out is available by calling the church at 440-248-4180. Prooceeds benefit the SCC music program and all are welcome.