Lansing churches list Easter, Holy Week services
As Christians observe the most important period on their religious calendar, churches in the Lansing area have announced their Easter and Holy Week services.
St. Francis de Sales Catholic
St. Francis de Sales, 900 Ida St., will continue its celebration of Holy Week with Holy Thursday Mass at 7 p.m. today followed by adoration from 8 to 10 p.m. It will conduct a Good Friday Liturgy at 7 p.m. Friday. The church's Easter Vigil will begin at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. The church will conduct three Easter services and an Easter Egg hunt at the church Sunday morning. Mass times are 8, 9:30 and 11 a.m. The Easter Egg hunt will take place at 10:40 a.m.
Lansing First Southern Baptist
Lansing Baptist Church, 306 4-H Road, will offer a Good Friday service at 7 p.m. Friday. There will be a time for fellowship before the service on Sunday starting at 9:45 a.m. The Easter cantata and sermon "What difference does Easter make?" will begin at 10:30 a.m. The service caters to those who appreciate music as choral pieces; children's choir presentations and solos will be interspersed throughout the service. The church will provide a nursery for the service.
Choir members from Wallula Christian Church will perform a program called "Redeemer" at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the church, 23785 139th St. It is a presentation consisting mostly of singing with some video. The program is based on songs written by contemporary Christian singers Melanie Green and Nicole Mullen.
"This is what makes Christianity what it is," said Pete Bradshaw, worship and music pastor. "Without the resurrection, we would not be any different than the cults or religions world wide. There is no other leader of any other church that was resurrected from the dead."
The church will offer services at 8:45 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Sunday.
Emmanuel Baptist Church, 24481 139th St., will have service at its normal time at 10 a.m. on Easter Sunday. At 6 p.m. Sunday, missionary Bill Brewer, whom the church sponsors, will speak. Brewer is a retired preacher from Olathe who visits foreign countries and checks back in with the church every six months.
Church of the Open Door
The choir will present a cantata of Easter music at the 10:30 a.m. Sunday service at the Church of the Open Door, 4800 S. 20th St. The church will also conduct a service at 6 p.m. There will be a fellowship hour after the evening service.
Apostolic Deliverance Tabernacle
Apostolic Deliverance Tabernacle, 116 E. Kay St., will conduct a Good Friday service at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Adults of the church will discuss why Good Friday is important while children learn about its importance by making hands-on crafts like crosses. The pastor said the activities will remind the congregation of the significance of Easter.
"Most jobs are closed and schools are out on Friday to commemorate why Jesus died," the Rev. Joyce Gayden said. "We forget to explain that to them sometimes."
On Sunday, the church will have Sunday school at 10:15 a.m., worship at 11 a.m. and an Easter program at 3:30 p.m. The program will be a re-enactment of the Last Supper put on by children in the parish.