Local churches celebrate Holy Week

Christians in North Big Horn County will celebrate the death and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ over the next 10 days with a variety of Holy Week services, culminating with Easter on Sunday, April 20.

The Bible Church in Lovell will present an Easter Cantata this Sunday, April 13, entitled “The Day He Wore My Crown.” Soloists for the 9 a.m. program will be Gene Spragg and Nicholl Cruz.

On Easter Sunday, April 20, the Bible Church will celebrate with a baptism at the 9 a.m. service. There will be no Sunday evening service on Easter.

St. John’s Lutheran Church will celebrate Palm Sunday on April 13 with a processional of palms during the 10:30 a.m. service, Rev. Christopher Brandt said. Rev. Brandt will lead a Maundy Thursday service April 17 at 7:30 p.m. and a Good Friday Tenebrae service at noon on April 18.

Easter Sunday will feature a sunrise service at 7 a.m. at the church, followed by breakfast around 8, with the regular Easter Sunday service held at 10:30 a.m., including communion.

The Lovell/Deaver United Methodist Church will celebrate Palm Sunday this Sunday at regular services: 8:30 a.m. in Deaver and 10:30 a.m. in Lovell. Rev. Paula Morse will lead a Maundy Thursday service at 7 p.m. April 17 in Deaver and a Good Friday service at 7 p.m. April 18 in Lovell. The Deaver church will host a sunrise service on Easter Sunday at 7 a.m., followed by breakfast, and breakfast will also be served at the Lovell church at 9:30 a.m. prior to the Easter Sunday service at 10:30 a.m.

Other churches in town will celebrate with normal service times over the next two Sundays: the Assembly of God Church at 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at the following times for sacrament services: Lovell Fifth Ward 8 a.m., Lovell First Ward at 9:45 a.m., Lovell Second Ward 11:30 a.m., Lovell Third Ward 1:15 p.m., Lovell Fourth Ward 3 p.m., Cowley Second Ward 9 a.m., Cowley First Ward 11 a.m. and Byron Ward 9:30 a.m.

Information about services at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church was not available by press time.

by David Peck