To some people, Easter is all about bunnies, Cadbury eggs, spring flowers and peeps but to Christians, it is much more. This is why Avon churches are going all out this week to celebrate the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Avon churches believe that Easter is the most important time of the year as Jesus Christ died for them and was raised and the promise of eternal life means a lot to them. Some Fathers believe Easter to be even more important than Christmas. So they try to spend it giving thanks for all God has done for them and they hope that everyone will take time to give back to God what he’s given to them.
Every church in Avon has a unique style of celebrating Easter and they offer Avon residents numerous options for participating in the Holy Week.
Providence Church starts it celebration with an original worship event. Then groups of 4-5 people take tour of the church, through different rooms and follow the story of redemption through sensory experiences. The event is free and people are welcome to visit the church any time between 5 and 9 p.m.
Hope Christian Church holds a Good Friday service at 7 p.m. The service is a time of reflection with communion and worship music from the church’s contemporary worship band. And then the Easter services begin at 8 a.m. free breakfast is served.
Faith Lutheran Church will be conducting a Holy Thursday service at 7 p.m. April 21, and Good Friday service at 7 p.m. April 22. Its 8 a.m. Easter service on April 24 will be traditional, and its 10:30 a.m. Easter service contemporary with a worship band.
St. Mary of The Immaculate Conception and Holy Trinity Church will have similar events during Holy Week. Both churches will have a Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7:30 p.m. April 21, and Good Friday service at 3 p.m. April 22.
Holy Trinity will hold a candlelight vigil at 9:30 p.m. April 23