Easter at Bethel Church
CROWN POINT | Bethel Church invites the community to attend its annual Easter services at the Crown Point and Cedar Lake campuses. Easter services are at 4:30 and 6:15 p.m. today (Crown Point campus only) and at 8, 9:30 and 11:15 a.m. at both campuses Sunday. Each service will feature a special choir, traditional and contemporary worship music and preaching by Bethel Pastors Steve DeWitt and Tony Sorci. Child care is available for newborns through 5-year-olds. Kids over age 5 can sit in the service with parents or guardians. Call (219) 663-9200.
WHITING | Morning Prayer according to the Liturgy of the Hours will be prayed at 7 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 1845 Lincoln Ave. Call (219) 659-4138.
Deacons serve breakfast
HAMMOND | Church deacons will cook a breakfast of pancakes, sausage, oatmeal, cereal, fruit, juice, milk and coffee from 8 to 11 a.m. at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 6709 Arizona Ave. A freewill offering will be taken to use for the deacons' Mercy Ministry throughout the community and help cover expenses. Park in the south parking lot and enter through the double doors. Call (219) 844-7028.
Easter egg hunt
CROWN POINT | Living Hope Church will host an Easter egg hunt at the Lake County Fairgrounds. This free event for infants through 11-year-olds features 250,000 eggs, 300 prize eggs filled with bikes, iPods and baskets. Also featured are multiple helicopter candy drops, bounce houses, face painting and the Easter bunny. Gates open at 9 a.m. with bounce houses and face painting available. Candy drop and egg hunts begin at 10 a.m. Call (219) 769-3601.
Annual Easter bake sale
MERRILLVILLE | St. Elijah Orthodox Church will hold its annual Easter bake sale from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 8700 Taft St. There will be fresh baked nut rolls, strudels, pastries and bread. Call for orders at (219) 226-2517 or (219) 942-1484.
Easter egg hunt
VALPARAISO | First United Methodist of Valparaiso is holding its annual Easter egg hunt for ages infant to 10 years old from 10 to 11 a.m. at Rogers-Lakewood Park on Campbell Street. The public is welcome to this event. Call (219) 465-1661.
Easter basket blessing
GRIFFITH | St. Mary Church will hold its annual Holy Saturday Blessing of the Easter Food Baskets from noon to 12:20 p.m. at 525 N. Broad St. Children will receive a special blessing from the Rev. Theodore Mens, St. Mary Church pastor. Call (219) 924-4163.
HOBART | Trinity Lutheran Church's Easter Cantata will be performed from 6 to 7 p.m. by the Trinity Lutheran Church Choir at 900 Luther Drive. Call (219) 942-2589.
GRIFFITH | Griffith Lutheran Church will hold its Easter vigil at 7:30 p.m. at 1000 N. Broad St. Call (219) 838-1626.
Holy Saturday vigil
WHITING | Holy Saturday Easter Vigil at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church begins at 8 p.m. at 1845 Lincoln Ave. Call (219) 659-4138.
HOBART | Trinity Lutheran Church offers Easter services at 7 a.m. with a soloist and at 9 a.m. with the music of Trinity Senior Choir at 900 Luther Drive. The Easter message will be from Pastor Gary Nagy. Easter breakfast will be served from 7 to 10:30 a.m. Donations will be collected at the door. Call (219) 942-2589.
Egg hunt, breakfast
MUNSTER | A community egg hunt and breakfast will be at Munster Christian Reformed Church, 214 Ridge Road. On the schedule is breakfast from 7:45 to 9 a.m., egg hunt from 8:15 to 8:45 for ages 10 and younger, activity and story from 8:45 to 9:15 and worship service from 9:30 to 10:30. No reservations necessary. Call (219) 836-1400.
Easter rites, breakfast
MERRILLVILLE | Living Grace Church invites residents to its Easter morning breakfast buffet and celebration service from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at 2408 W. 78th Ave. Call (219) 769-2240.
Easter egg hunt
MUNSTER | Westminster Presbyterian Church is holding an Easter egg hunt for children ages 7 and under from 10 to 11 a.m. at 8955 Columbia Ave. Check-in begins at 9:45. It is asked that you bring your own basket. Proceeds will go to the Presbytery of Ohio Valley Tornado Disaster Relief Fund. Cost is $2 per child. Call (219) 838-3131.
Easter Sunday service
HAMMOND | Covenant Presbyterian Church will hold Sabbath School at 9 a.m. and worship at 10:30 a.m. at the church, 6709 Arizona Ave. There will be no evening service this week. Call (219) 844-7028.
Easter Sunday music
HAMMOND | Hessville Bible Church will host a musical presentation of Our Savior's Resurrection from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at 6518 Grand Ave. Call (219) 844-8900.
Easter egg hunt
CHESTERTON | Crocker Bible Baptist Church will hold a free Easter egg hunt at noon at 275 W. County Road 1050 North. There will be special prize eggs for toys. All children will receive some candy-filled eggs; two age groups. Call (219) 395-6607.
Dyngus Day Celebration
HAMMOND | All Saints Catholic Church will hold a Dyngus Day celebration with musical entertainment by Ted Tomczak & Take 5 from 6 to 9 p.m. at 570 Sibley St. Admission is $15 (21 and over only) and includes soft drinks, beer and wine. Reservations are required. Call (219) 932-0204.