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Easter/Passover services and special events

Choral performance: The adult choir of Harvest United Methodist Church, 14305 Covenant Way, Lakewood Ranch, will present Joseph Martin’s cantata “The Weeping Tree” 9 and 10:30 a.m. April 5. For more information, call the church office at 907-7333.

Dramatization: Palma Sola Presbyterian Church, 6510 Third Ave. W., Bradenton presents a dramatization of the Lord’s Last Supper, 7:30 p.m. April 9, Maundy Thursday. Information: 792-3141.

Easter services: Ellenton United Methodist Church, 3607 U.S. 301 N., Ellenton, will have Easter services 8:30 and 11 a.m. April 5, 7 p.m. April 9, 7 p.m. April 10, and 8:30 and 11 a.m. April 12.

nKirkwood Presbyterian Church, 6001 Cortez Road, Bradenton, Easter worship services will be held at 6:30, 8:30 and 11 a.m. April 12, featuring “It is Well” cantata. Information: 794-6229.

nLiving Lord Lutheran Church, 11120 S.R. 70 E., Lakewood Ranch will have a Good Friday service 7 p.m. April 10; Easter services will be held 8, 9:15 and 10:45 a.m. April 12. Information: 753-9365.

nNorthminster Presbyterian Church, 3131 61st St., Sarasota, will be open for a time of silent prayer and meditation noon-3 p.m. April 10. Easter services will be 9 a.m.-11 a.m. April 12. Information: 355-4729.

nEaster worship services will be held 6:30 and 10:30 a.m. April 12 at Manatee United Methodist Church, 315 15th St. E., Bradenton. Information: 746-0101.

nEaster Sundays services will be held 6:30 and 8 a.m. outdoors, and 9 and 10:30 a.m. inside April 12 at Harvest United Methodist Church, 14305 Covenant Way, Lakewood Ranch. Information: 907-7333.

nEaster services at Peace Presbyterian Church: Church meets at Manatee Community College, 7131 Professional Parkway, Lakewood Ranch, services include Palm Sunday 9:30 a.m. April 5 and Easter Sunday, April 12; at 7 p.m. on Good Friday, Peace will commemorate the passion of Christ with a family-friendly service. For information and directions, visit www.peacepcusa.org or call the Rev. Elizabeth Deibert at 753-7778.

nThe Salvation Army, 5328 24th St. E., Bradenton will hold Maundy Thursday and Good Friday service 7 p.m. April 9-10. Easter Sunday service will be held 10:45 a.m. April 12. Information: 758-5110.

nSaint Joseph Catholic Church, 3100 26th St. W., Bradenton, will have Easter services beginning 7 p.m. April 9, Good Friday service will be held 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. April 10, Holy Saturday service will be held 9:30 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. April 11, and Easter Sunday services will be held 6:30, 7:30, 9 and 11 a.m. April 12.

nSarasota Baptist Church, 7091 Proctor Road, Sarasota, will have Easter services at 7, 8:30, 9:50 and 10 a.m. Sarasota Baptist Church, 5600 Deer Drive E., Lakewood Ranch, will have services 7, 9:30 and 11 a.m. Good Friday services will be held 12:15 and 12:45 p.m. April 10 at both locations. Information: 922-1449.

Egg hunt: An Easter egg hunt and community block party, with food, games, drawings for 25 bikes, will be held 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. April 4 at Christian Retreat, 1200 Glory Way Blvd., East Manatee. Information: 746-2882.

nAn Easter egg hunt, followed by crafts and games, will be held 10 a.m. April 11 at Harvest United Methodist Church, 14305 Covenant Way, Lakewood Ranch. Information: 907-7333.

nAn Easter egg hunt and barbecue will be held 10 a.m. April 11 at Parrish United Methodist Church, 12180 U.S. 301 N., Parrish. Information: 776-1539.

nAn Easter egg hunt for children up to 10 years of age will be held rain or shine, 2-4 p.m. April 11 at Palma Sola Presbyterian Church, 6510 Third Ave. W., Bradenton, bring your basket. Information: 792-3141.

Good Friday: Community Good Friday services are set noon-2 p.m. April 10 at First Baptist Church of Bradenton, 1306 Manatee Ave. W. Seven speakers will speak on the last seven words from the cross.

Holy Week schedule for My Father’s House: 7215 U.S. 301 N., Ellenton includes an Easter musical and dramatic presentation 6 p.m. April 4; Palm Sunday celebration 10:30 a.m. April 5; and Easter celebration service 10:30 a.m. April 12. Information: 776-9016.

Living Last Super Tenebrae service with communion: 8 p.m. April 9 at Kirkwood Presbyterian Church, 6101 Cortez Road, Bradenton. Information: 794-6229.

Maundy Thursday: Manatee United Methodist Church, 315 15th St. E., Bradenton will have Maundy Thursday service at 6:30 p.m. April 9. Good Friday service with communion will be held noon April 10. Information: 746-0101.

Movie night: “Passion of Christ” is showing at 6:30 p.m. April 5 at CrossPointe Fellowship, 8605 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria Island. Registration and information: 778-0719.

Palm Sunday/Passover Celebration: 10:15-11:30 a.m. April 5 at Beatrice Friedman Symphony Center, 709 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, sponsored by the Center for Positive Living. Information: 366-0275.

n10 a.m. April 5 at Braden River United Methodist Church, 5858 44th Ave. E., Bradenton. An Easter egg hunt will be held 10 a.m.-noon April 11 for children ages 2-12. Information: 745-1663.

Passion play: First Baptist Church, 1306 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton presents the Easter Passion Play 3:30 p.m. April 4, and 7 p.m. April 5. Information: 746-2149.

Sunrise service: Community Easter Sunrise services will be held 6:30 a.m. April 12 at Rossi Waterfront Park, 3rd Avenue West and 7th Street West.

nThe 45th annual Sunrise Service, sponsored by the Anna Maria Island Kiwanis Club, will be held 6:30 a.m. April 12 at the Manatee Beach, Gulf Drive, Anna Maria Island. Members of the All island denominations and their ministers will present the sermon, scripture and songs to celebrate the resurrection of Christ. Bring a beach chair or towel to sit on. Information: 791-8834.

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