Church events planned for Holy Week

The Hillsboro Area Ministerial Association is inviting the community to participate in Holy Week worship opportunities at participating churches.

?In the past, the Ministerial Association has sponsored a Palm Sunday evening community service,? said Tim Kliewer, association chairman.

?This year we decided to pool our individual church worship opportunities and invite the community to participate.?

To continue the tradition of gathering food for Main Street Ministries food bank, churches will be listing the needs in their respective bulletins.

?Please make your contribution in food or in cash to Main Street Ministries through one of the local churches,? Kliewer said.

Each church in the community is planning Palm and Easter Sunday worship services and residents are being encouraged to contact the church of their choice for details.

A list of Holy Week services follows, arranged by date.


Saturday, March 31

  • Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church: Lazarus Saturday, Orthros and Divine Liturgy 9 a.m.; Great Vespers, 6:30 p.m.

Palm Sunday, April 1

  • All churches; call the church for worship times.

Monday & Tuesday, April 2-3

  • Orthodox: Bridegroom Service, 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, April 4

  • Orthodox: Holy Unction (Healing service), 6:30 p.m.

Maundy Thursday, April 5

  • Ebenfeld Mennonite Brethren: Communion, 7 p.m.
  • Orthodox: Versperal Liturgy, 6:30 a.m., Service of Footwashing to follow; Reading of the 12 Passion Gospels, 6:30 p.m.
  • Parkview Mennonite Brethren: Communion and footwashing, 7 p.m.
  • Trinity Mennonite and First Mennonite: Seder Supper and communion, 7 p.m. at Trinity (limited seating, reservation required, call 947-3824).
  • Zion Lutheran: Holy Communion, 7:30 p.m.

Good Friday, April 6

  • First and Trinity Mennonite: Tenebrae Service, 7:30 p.m. at First.
  • Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren: Good Friday service at the Tabor College Wohlgemuth Center, 7 p.m.
  • Orthodox: Royal Hours, 9 a.m.; Great Vespers, 4 p.m.; Lamentations, 6:30 p.m.; All Night Vigil, 10 p.m.
  • Parkview MB: Personal prayer and quiet time, come and go, noon to 1 p.m.; somber reflection, 7 p.m.
  • Hillsboro United Methodist: Good Friday service, 7 p.m.
  • Zion Lutheran: Joint service at Our Savior Lutheran Church, Marion, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, April 7

  • Orthodox: Vesperal Liturgy, 10 a.m.; Orthros, 10:30 p.m.; Paschal Divine Liturgy, 11:30 p.m.; Paschal Feast to follow.
  • Easter sunrise services, April 8
  • First and Trinity Mennonite: Hillsboro Cove shelter house, Marion Reservoir, 7 a.m.
  • Hillsboro MB: New facilities fellowship hall, 300 Prairie Pointe, 7 a.m.
  • Parkview MB: Shelter house located on the Washington Street side of the church lot, 6:53 a.m.
  • Zion Lutheran: Church lawn, 7 a.m., followed by breakfast.

Easter services, April 8

  • All churches; call for worship times.
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