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March 23, 2013

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Merrimacport United Methodist Church

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.

Holy Saturday: Prayer Vigil open 7a.m.-7 p.m. for quiet reflection and prayer.

Seabrook Community of the Churches

Palm & Passion Sunday: Trinity United Church, 11 a.m. with distribution of palms.

Maundy Thursday: Service of worship at 7 p.m. at Trinity United Church.

Good Friday: Four Corners Advent Church will host the worship service

Easter Sunrise Service: Pastor Bill Beddie of Trinity United Church will lead the 6 a.m. service at State Line Street on Seabrook Beach on March 31.

Easter: 11 a.m. service at Trinity United Church.

Sanctuaries and Sacred Spaces tour

The Rev. Martha Hubbard, rector of St. Paul’s Church in Newburyport, is leading a tour of Southern England, July 22-31, which will wend its way from Canterbury to London through some of England’s most beautiful cathedrals, visit the ancient stone circles of Stonehenge and Avebury and enjoy the beautiful gardens at Sissinghurst and Highclere Castle (made famous by PBS’s “Downton Abbey”). Reservation deadline is May 1. Go to the website for more information, www.stpauls-nbpt.org, or call the office at 978-465-5351.

Bible study at Old South

A weekly Bible study is held at Old South Church in Fellowship Hall every Wednesday at 7 p.m. The group is studying the “Seven Deadly Sins.” Anyone can join in at any time. The church is located on Federal Street in Newburyport.

Events at Insight Meditation Center

The Insight Meditation Center of Newburyport will offer two events for beginning meditators: a drop-in class on Tuesday, April 9, 7 p.m.; and an Introduction to Insight Meditation retreat on Saturday, April 20, from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The events are designed for anyone interested in Insight Meditation (Vipassana). Vipassana is a simple practice that steadies the mind by grounding attention in the present moment; it originated in the Buddhist tradition more than 2,500 years ago. For registration and details, visit www.imcnewburyport.org.

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