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March 16, 2013

Church notes

Holy Week services

Belleville Congregational Church, 300 High St., Newburyport

Palm Sunday: 10 a.m. Intergenerational service.

Maundy Thursday: A Meditation Room with Stations will connect the gospel story of Jesus’ last week with suffering in the world. The “Meditative Walk-Thru” will be at 5 p.m., potluck at 6 and closing worship and communion from 6:30 to 7.

Ecumenical Easter Sunrise Service: 5:30 a.m., at the first Pavilion on the left, Salisbury Reservation, with Central Congregational Church and East Parish Methodist Church of Salisbury. Breakfast afterward at the Methodist Church.

Easter morning worship: 10 a.m. in the Meeting House.

First Religious Society, 26 Pleasant St., Newburyport

On Sunday, March 24, at 10:30 a.m. the Rev. Harold Babcock will deliver a sermon titled “All We Know About Jesus.”

On Thursday, March 28, at 4 p.m., the Rev. Harold Babcock will present a traditional communion service in the spirit of Unitarian Churches of Transylvania.

Hope Community Church, 11 Hale St., Newburyport

Palm Sunday: Two identical worship services at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

Maundy Thursday: 7 p.m. service of reflection and communion.

Easter Sunday: Worship at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

Market Street Baptist Church, 37 Market Street, Amesbury

Passover Encounter: Saturday, March 23, from 6-8 p.m. Nathan Joiner, assistant to the Rabbi at Ruach Israel in Needham, will be leading the Seder Supper. Call 978-388-0930 to reserve a seat.

Palm Sunday Worship: 10 a.m. on Sunday, March 24.

Maundy Thursday: Communion Service, 7-8 p.m., a service of worship and communion to commemorate the Last Supper.

Good Friday: Prayer & Meditation, noon to 3 p.m. on Friday, March 29.

Easter Sunday: Worship, 10 a.m.

Merrimacport United Methodist Church, 39 High St., Merrimac

Palm Sunday: worship service 11 a.m. with palm branches to wave and nursery provided. Easter Egg Hunt at 2 p.m. All children are welcome.

Maundy Thursday: Service at 7 p.m.

Good Friday: Prayer Centers open 11a.m.-6 p.m. The church is open for all to come in and take a spiritual journey through centers set up around the church such as a prayer wall.

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