CHURCH NEWS: Holy Week at Riverside Church

Holy Week at Riverside Church

Riverside Community Church, United Church of Christ, invites community members to join in the following Holy Week services. Riverside is located at 4th and State Streets in downtown Hood River. For additional information, contact the church office at 541-386-1412.

Palm Sunday, March 29 — The worship service will begin with a festive, family-friendly procession of the palms 10:30 a.m. The Riverside Chancel Choir and Children’s Choir will provide music.

Maundy Thursday, April 2 —We are invited to join our friends at Bethel Congregational Church in White Salmon at 7 pm for communion and foot washing.

Good Friday, April 3 — 7 p.m. candlelight service of prayer, music and reflection will recount the journey of Jesus to the cross and bring us into the dark and broken places of our own lives and world. The Riverside Chancel Choir will provide music.

Easter Sunday, April 5 — A joyful, family-friendly worship service will begin at 10:30 a.m. with the flowering of the cross. The Riverside Chancel and Gospel Choirs will provide music. An Easter egg hunt for the children will take place after the service.

Valley Worship Center Easter services planned

The community is invited to attend Valley Worship Center’s Easter celebration events on Sunday, April 5 at 5780 Hwy. 35 in Mt. Hood. A free Easter Sunday breakfast will be served at 10 a.m., followed by the Easter Celebration Service at 10:45 a.m. with Pastor Don Howell.

Beginning on Easter Sunday evening, the Bible based TV series “AD” TV series will begin on NBC from 8 to 9 p.m. and will continue for twelve weeks. During this time, Pastor Howell’s Sunday morning sermons will reflect on the subject of each week’s TV episode and everyone is welcome to attend these services.

Bible classes offered

Tucker Road Baptist Church presents “How We Got the Bible” with Dr. Mike Kuykendall, April 3 and 10 from 7-8:30 p.m. at the church, located at 1455 Tucker Road in Hood River.

Easter Week services at Valley Christian Church

Hood River Valley Christian Church, 975 Indian Creek Road, has announced its 2015 Easter Week schedule:

March 29 — Palm Sunday worship, 10:30 a.m. Parade of Palms processional.

April 2 — Maundy Thursday service, 7 p.m. Scripture, meditation, communion and choir under the direction of Carolyn Ternahan.

April 4 — The Hoppening, 10 a.m. For all ages. Continental breakfast, program, egg hunt.

April 5 — Easter Sunday. 8 a.m. early worship; 9-10 a.m. breakfast served by church youth; 10:30 a.m. Easter Worship (bring flowers for floral cross).

The community is invited to attend. For more information, call 541-386-2608 or visit

Easter egg hunt planned

The annual Community Easter Egg Hunt held each year on the Saturday morning before Easter at Jackson Park is going to bigger and better than ever. Sponsored by the Columbia Gorge Fellowship of Churches, this free family fun Easter weekend event was enjoyed by over 750 kids last year. We will be hiding over 8,000 plastic eggs this year. Along with the fun of hunting for eggs hidden in the tall grass of the park, every child ages 1-10 will receive an Easter goodie bag filled with candy, prizes, and stickers. The Easter Bunny will be ready for hugs and photos with the kids. Due to the limited space of the park, we are making this year’s egg hunt even safer for the little ones and will do everything possible to assure a fun, safe and memorable experience for everyone.

A safety fair will begin at 10 a.m.; the hunt will start at 11, rain or shine.

The community is also invited to our sponsoring churches stuff over 800 Easter goodie bags with candy, prizes, and stickers and tape together thousands of plastic eggs on Wednesday, April 1st at Immanuel Lutheran, 9th & State, from 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. The more help the better!

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