Religion briefs

2014-04-12T00:05:00Z Religion briefs nwitimes.com
April 12, 2014 12:05 am  • 

TODAY

Freshman entrance exam

MERRILLVILLE | Andrean High School will offer a third freshman entrance exam to prospective students from 8 to 11:30 a.m. at 5959 Broadway. Enter through the front door. This will be the final opportunity for students to test for class of 2018 admission for the 2014-15 school year. There is no fee; bring two No. 2 pencils. No calculators allowed. No registration required. Call (219) 887-5281.

Egg hunt

HOBART | Barrington Ridge Baptist Church will hold its Easter egg hunt at 97 Bracken Parkway. Register at 10 a.m. and program starts at 10:45 a.m. with the Easter story, face painting, cotton candy, popcorn and egg hunt. This is free. Call (219) 973-9422.

Easter bazaar

MUNSTER | Easter bazaar is planned, Ukraininian style with lunch, baked goods, Easter bread, sausage, Easter eggs, ethnic and craft items from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at St. Josaphat Ukrainian Catholic Church, 8624 White Oak Ave. There will be a raffle, displays, video presentation and tour. Call (219) 397-8167.

Eggsellent Easter Adventure

CROWN POINT | Kids 11 years old and younger are invited to attend an Eggsellent Easter Adventure from 1 to 4 p.m. at Cross of Christ Lutheran church, 99 S. County Line Road. This free event offers pictures with the Easter Bunny (bring your cameras or cell phones), real egg decorating, an egg hunt, crafts, games, treats, and goodies for everyone. Call (219) 988-3650.

Tim Parton in concert

HIGHLAND | The former pianist for Legacy Five as well an other top name Southern Gospel Groups brings his piano skills and voice to Kolas for a concert from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the bookstore, 2635 Highway Ave. Call (219) 972-1000.

SUNDAY

Palm Sunday service

HOBART | Trinity Lutheran Church will offer Palm Sunday worship service at 9 a.m. at 900 Luther Drive. Trinity's Choir will sing. Call (219) 942-2589.

Palm/Passion Sunday

VALPARAISO | Palm/Passion Sunday Service of Holy Communion with procession of palms, dramatic reading of the gospel and music by men and women's choirs, handbell choir begins at 10 a.m. at the Chapel of the Resurrection, 1600 Chapel Drive. University Pastor Charlene M. Rachuy Cox preaching and presiding. Call (219) 464-5093.

Palm Sunday

HAMMOND | Palm Sunday celebration will include a 10:30 a.m. service only at Unity of Northwest Indiana, 740 River Drive. Call (219) 931-5284.

The Passion of Christ

MERRILLVILLE | The Passion of Christ will be presented Palm Sunday at 10:45 a.m. (in Polish) and at 2:30 p.m. (in English)by the Polish theater-prayer group Wieczernik from Chicago at 5755 Pennsylvania. Admission is free and open to the public. A free-will offering will be accepted. Holy Mass (in Polish) and the blessing of the palms will be at noon, followed by a procession and blessing of the motorcycles. Call (219) 884-0714.

Palm Sunday Cantata, dinner

HAMMOND | Hessville Bible Church's choir will present a Palm Sunday Cantata from 6 to 7 p.m. at 6518 Grand Ave. A dinner will follow. Call (219) 844-8900.

MONDAY

Communal Penance Service

WHITING | Whiting/Robertsdale Catholic Community will celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation at a communal penance service at 7 p.m. at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 1845 Lincoln Ave. A prayer service, inspirational music and a message of God's merciful forgiveness will be followed by individual confessions available in both English and Spanish. Call (219) 659-4138.

TUESDAY

'The Passion Of Christ' drama

HAMMOND | Greater Works Deliverance Ministries' will present "The Passion of Christ" drama at 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday at 5125 Hohman Ave. The group's mission is to project the light of Christ in our community and bring restoration, liberation and salvation to every life in need through our outreach efforts and more importantly, through the life-changing power of Jesus Christ. Call (219) 852-0677.

WEDNESDAY

Stations of the Cross

GRIFFITH | St. Mary Catholic Church in Griffith will hold Stations of the Cross at 6:30 p.m. at 525 N. Broad St. The stations are led by St. Mary pastor, the Rev. Theodore J. Mens or Deacon John Bacon. Call (219) 924-4163.

THURSDAY

Triduum Morning Prayer

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. The Sacred Liturgy of the Lord's Supper begins at 7 p.m. Call (219) 659-4138.

Passover Seder dinner, liturgy

LANSING | First Christian Church of Lansing will host a Passover Seder dinner presented by Life in Messiah Ministries at 6 p.m. at 2921 Ridge Road. Call (708) 997-0317.

Maundy Thursday Services

HOBART | Trinity Lutheran Church will hold Maundy Thursday services at 2:15 and 6 p.m. at 900 Luther Drive. Call (219) 942-2589.

Maundy Thursday

VALPARAISO | A pre-service talk on Understanding the Triduum — the Three Days, will be held at 6 p.m. by chapel staff at Chapel of the Resurrection, 1600 Chapel Drive. Maundy Thursday worship is at 7 p.m. with Holy Communion, individual forgiveness, footwashing. Music by Kantorei, the Rev. Dr. Frederick Niedner preaching, University Pastor James A. Wetzstein presiding. Call (219) 464-5093.

Holy Week Service

GRIFFITH | Calumet Episcopal Ministry Partnership invites all to worship at a Holy Thursday service at 7 p.m. at St. Timothy Episcopal Church, 1115 N. Cline Ave. Call (219) 838-3803.

Worship service

Merrillville | Maundy Thursday worship will be held with Holy Communion at 7 p.m. at Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church, 7950 Marshall St. Call (219) 464-5093.

FRIDAY

Good Friday Worship

HOBART | Trinity Lutheran Church will offer Good Friday worship services at noon and 6 p.m. at 900 Luther Drive. Trinity's instrumentalists will perform during the 6 p.m. service. Call (219) 942-2589.

Interdenominational service

WHITING | The Whiting Assembly of God Church will host the 18th annual Interdenominational Good Friday Prayer Service at 11:45 a.m. at 2018 White Oak St. Ministers of the Whiting/Robertsdale churches will join with the faithful for shared prayer in songs, Sacred Scripture and a message of God's love. The Community Choir under the direction of Don Kometz will offer pre-service music at 11:45 a.m. Call (219) 659-4138.

Good Friday worship

VALPARAISO | Good Friday Worship will include music by Kantorei choir and University Pastor James A. Wetzstein preaching and presiding, at noon at Chapel of the Resurrection, 1600 Chapel Drive. Call (219) 464-5093.

Good Friday service

VALPARAISO | St. Andrew's Episcopal Church will hold outdoor Good Friday Stations of the Cross at 3 p.m. at 505 Bullseye Lake Road. In case of inclement weather, the service will be held in the church. Call (219) 462-4946.

Good Friday services

GRIFFITH | The Commemoration of the Lord's Passion and Death will be celebrated at 3 p.m. at St. Mary Church, 525 N. Broad St. The service consists of Liturgy of the Word, Veneration of the Cross and Communion service. Call (219) 924-4163.

Holy Week services

HAMMOND | Good Friday Taize Prayer & Meditation Service planned for 6:30 p.m. at Unity of Northwest Indiana, 740 River Drive. Call (219) 931-5284.

Good Friday service

MUNSTER | Calumet Episcopal Ministry Partnership invite all to worship at the Good Friday service which will include the Sung Passion according to St. John and the Veneration of the Cross at 7 p.m. at St. Paul Episcopal Church, 1101 Park Drive. Call (219) 838-3803.

'Eyes Of Faith' musical staged

LANSING |

First Christian Church of Lansing will offer the musical "Eyes of Faith" performed by FCCL's worship team  at 7 p.m. at  2921 Ridge Road. Call (708) 997-0317.

Tenebrae Service

MERRILLVILLE | A Good Friday Tenebrae Service will be set to music at 7 p.m. at Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church, 7950 Marshall St. Call (219) 464-5093.

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