Easter activities fill local churches
St. Mary’s K of C Fish Fry
St. Mary’s Knights of Columbus Orange Council 1680 will sell delicious fried and baked fish dinners, dine in or take out, on all Fridays in Lent, except Good Friday, from 5 to 7 p.m., in the parish hall. Meals consist of fish, french fries, coleslaw, tarter sauce, ketchup, tea, water and dessert. Cost is $8 for 3-pc. fried or baked fish filet; $7 for 2-pc. fried fish All are invited to experience Council 1680’s renowned fish taste.
‘My Redeemer Lives’ program at Salem UMC
Salem United Methodist Church, 402 John St. in Orange, will be holding a Palm Sunday, Holy Thursday, Good Friday, an Easter egg hunt on Saturday, and an Easter Sunday service.
Palm Sunday will be called “Sunday of the Palms.” The service begins at 11 a.m. on April 1.
The Holy Thursday service starts at 7 p.m. on April 5 called “A Night of Remembrance.”
The Good Friday service starts at 7 p.m on April 6 called “The Seven Last Words of Jesus from the Cross,” led by the laity of Salem. A children’s Easter egg hunt will start at 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 7.
Easter Sunday will feature an outdoor youth holy communion sunrise service and breakfast at 6:30 a.m. (weather permitting), a children’s Easter program at 10:15 a.m. until 11 a.m., and then a Sunday worship experience called “Never to Forget.”
First Christian Church of Orange to host Easter parade
First Christian Church of Orange would like to invite everyone to a free Easter Story Parade from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 1 for refreshments, music and a guided tour through stories of the bible. Story Tellers will help bring to life the beautiful murals painted by local artists Tom Windham, Ginger Tubbleville and the late Jeanette Evans. For more information call the church at 409-883-4483 or visit us at www.orangedisciples.com
First Christian Church of Orange 611 N. 9th St. in Orange (at the corner of 9th and Cypress).
North Orange Baptist Church hosts first century Easter
The story of Easter has been told and retold for over 2,000 years in a variety of ways throughout the world and in our own community. Although the story is not new, North Orange Baptist Church is inviting the public to come and remember this historic and life-changing event at 7 p.m. on Sunday, April 1, one mile north of Interstate 10 on 16th Street (Highway 87). Church members converge on stage as choir, townspeople and biblical characters to bring to life the timeless story of Easter, entitled “Sketches of the Cross.”
This modern day drama celebrates Jesus’ life and miracles, along with his suffering and sacrifices, as a visible display of God’s unconditional love for his people. This unique experience will take place inside the worship center with live music and an extended stage that brings the story out into the audience in such a way that participants can truly feel like they are involved in the story themselves. The church stated families will not want to miss out on this opportunity to share together in the true meaning of the Easter holiday.
Admission is free. More information is available at www.nobcfamily.com or 409-883-5678.
Wesley UMC selling pecans, walnuts
Wesley United Methodist Church is selling pecans and walnuts. This year’s crop of pecans halves and pieces sell for $10 per pound. Walnuts sell for $8 per pound. To place orders call Billy at 409-883-3210 or 670-6350, Frankie at 409-988-4215 or Connie at 409-883-4995. We will deliver five pounds or more to individuals or businesses.
First Baptist Church in Orange Easter activities
· Maundy Thursday Service, Thursday, April 5, meal at 6:30 p.m., Communion service at 7 p.m. Reservations required for meal.
· Easter Egg Hunt, Saturday, April 7 at 2 p.m. on the MLK property. Kids ages toddler through sixth grade are invited.
· Easter worship services, Sunday, April 8 at 8:30 a.m. Celebration service (traditional) at 9:45 a.m. Connection Groups for Bible study at 11 a.m. First Journey service (contemporary).
More information may be obtained by contacting the church’s office, 886-7461, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visiting web page, www. fbco.org.
Original Drama to debut at Pine Forest Baptist Church
“Storyteller: The Resurrection Was Just the Beginning” is an original dramatic presentation to be performed by the Worship Ministries of Pine Forest Baptist Church, at 6:30 p.m., Saturday, March 31 through Monday, April 2.
“Storyteller,” written by Julie Prudhome, follows the life of Christ as seen through the eyes of the Apostle John the last of the disciples.
Costumes, lights, music, and video all work together to tell the story of Christ in an unforgettable fashion.
Admission is free. For more information or directions to Pine Forest Baptist Church call 409-786-1575 or visit the church’s website atwww.pineforestbaptist.org. The church is located on Farm Road 105, north of Vidor.
McDonald Memorial Baptist Church
McDonald Memorial Baptist Church invites the community to a picnic and an Easter egg hunt beginning at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 7. The location is the Alford-Seale Park next to the West Orange City Hall on Western Ave. Children are reminded to bring their basket or bags. A picnic lunch and children’s activities will follow. Bring your lawn chairs. For more information, contact the church office at 883-3974.
Cowboy Church to host Easter Egg Hunt
The Cowboy Church of Orange County will host its fifth annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 7. The hunt will begin at 1 p.m. for children up through age ten. Hot dogs and drinks will also be provided for the children and their families. The church will have its annual Easter Sunrise Service at 7 a.m. on April 8. Weather permitting, the service will be held outside. Folks who attend are encouraged to bring their lawn chairs. The regular morning service will begin at 10:30 a.m. The public is invited to attend.
All of these activities will take place on the church grounds. The church is located at 673 FM 1078, just off of Hwy. 62, about one mile north if IH-10. For more information, Pastor Dale Lee may be contacted at 409-718-0269.
Orange First Church of the Nazarene to host Easter Egg Hunt
Orange First Church of the Nazarene is having a community Easter Egg Hunt with 13,000 eggs on at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 7 at 3810 M.L. King Drive. This event is for preschool to sixth grade. Areas will be divided by age group to find eggs. Please bring your own basket! There will be face painting, games, stories, blow up toys and PRIZES!!! For more information please call 883-4674.
Starlight COGIC to host Women’s Retreat
The Women’s Department of Starlight COGIC invite women in the community to join them for Women’s Retreat 2012. The retreat will be held April 13-15 at the Omni Houston Westside Hotel. The Theme of the retreat is “Woman at The Well,” St. John 4:15.
Their Guest Speakers are Evangelist Yvonne DeVaughn of Phoenix, Arizona and Supervisor Lena McClain of Houston, Texas. There will be dynamic powershops such as, “Empowered to Serve,” “Will the Real Men Please Stand Up,” “Soloing with a Song,” “Till Death Do We Part…So Help Me,” and more. For double occupancy, the cost is $225 per person, a triple is $195 per person, a quad is $180 per person, and teens $99. Pay your $75 deposit by March 12 at 2800 Bob Hall Rd to guarantee your space or go to www.starlightcogic.net and pay by using paypal. Rev. E.B. Lindsey is Pastor of Starlight and First Lady Josie Lindsey is the Director of the Women’s Dept. For more information call 409-8864366.
St. Mark’s Lutheran Wonderful Wednesday Lite help is needed
Every Wednesday at 6 p.m., St. Mark’s Lutheran Youth Program hosts a very casual potluck supper for area children.
Anywhere from five to 30 children show up for this. It’s a very important part of St. Mark’s Youth Program, these Wednesday night activities. Through this program, several non-churched youth are being ministered through food, fellowship and the Good News.
This may be the only church they are a part of.
The church needs some help, however, with cooking, serving and cleaning. They also need help with providing food or money donations for needed items.
Food items needed on hand are two 28 oz. cans of corn, green beans, peas, or any kind of fruit; boxes of instant mash potatoes and macaroni and cheese; French bread, rolls, oleo; tea; kool-aid, sugar, wieners or links.
There is a need weekly for fresh salad and desserts.
Money is also helpful to help purchase main items.
Those interested in sharing their time, talents and treasure may contact either Pate Green or Tana Hightower at 409-735-4573. The church is located at 945 W. Round Bunch Road in Bridge City.