Friday, April 21, 2000
Holy Week & Easter Activities

Community Good Friday Service, Peachtree City

Ecumenical Good Friday service presented by Ministers of Peachtree City, noon-1:30 p.m.. First Baptist Church of Peachtree City. the Rev. Dr. Steve Bingham, Host Pastor. Vocalist, the Rev. Terry Killingsworth; organist, Janet Greer. Service features “The Seven Last Words of Christ.” Participating:

12:10 p.m., the Rev. John Weber, Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church, “Father forgive them; for they know not what they do.”

12:20 p.m., The Rev. John Walsh, Holy Trinity Catholic Church, “Today, thou shalt be with me in Paradise.”

12:30 p.m., The Rev. David Epps, Christ the King Charismatic Episcopal Church, “Woman, behold thy son!... behold thy mother!”

12:40 p.m., the Rev. Chuck Hodges, Peachtree City United Methodist Church, “My God, My God, why hast thou forsaken me?”

12:50 p.m., the Rev. George Dillard, Peachtree City Christian Church, “I thirst.”

1 p.m., the Rev. Dr. Don Smith, Peachtree City First Presbyterian Church, “It is finished.”

1:10 p.m., the Rev. Keith Moore, Braelinn Baptist Church, “Father, into Thy hands I commend my spirit.”

Offering taken to benefit Fayette Samaritans. Church is on Willowbend Road at Ga. Hwy. 54, Peachtree City.

Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran

Holy Week services at Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church in Peachtree City began on Maundy Thursday, April 20, with worship at 7 p.m. Designed to put believers in Jesus's footsteps as he made his way toward Calvary, this service included the celebration of the Last Supper.

On Good Friday, April 21, a Tenebrae service allows worshippers to have a sense of the darkness of the day of the crucifixion. The service begins at 8 p.m. Under the direction of choirmaster and organist David Beecher, the choir will present a new St. John Passion by John Ferguson, professor of music at St. Olaf Choir.

An Easter Vigil will begin on Saturday evening at 7 p.m. and will include a sermon drama in which disciples Thomas, John, and Peter are led by Mary to the empty tomb. There will be special music and the traditional reading of six scripture lessons.

Pastors John Weber and Miriam Beecher said the public is warmly invited to participate in these services of preparation for Easter, and to join in the celebration of Christ's Resurrection on Easter morning. Worship, including Holy Communion, begins at 7, 8:30, 10 and 11:30 a.m. A nursery will be provided at the three later services.

The church is located at the intersection of Ga. Highway 54 and Peachtree Parkway. For further information, call 770-487-8717.

Bethany United Methodist Church

Good Friday: Tenebrae Service, 7 p.m. A walk through the last hours of Jesus' life.

Saturday: Easter egg hunt at the church, 10 a.m.

Easter Sunday: Sunrise Service, 5:55 a.m., breakfast following. Easter service at 10:55 a.m. in the sanctuary. All attending asked to bring fresh cut flowers to place on the Easter Cross. No Sunday School. Church is at 607 Rivers Rd. in north Fayette County. For more information, 770-964-6999.

Catholic Church of St. Gabriel, Fayetteville

Good Friday: Service of the Seven Last Words, noon. Chaplet of Divine Mercy, 3 p.m., Stations of the Cross, 3:15 (both outdoors, weather permitting). Passion of Our Lord, 7 p.m.

Saturday: Easter Vigil Mass, 8:30 p.m.

Easter Sunday: Solemn Eucharist services at 8 and 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. No evening Mass. Church is on Antioch Road off Ga. Hwy. 92 South, Fayetteville. For information, 770-461-0492.

Christ Our Hope Lutheran Church

Good Friday: Tenebrae service, 7:30 p.m. Nursery available.

Easter Sunday: Easter morning services at 8:30 and 11 a.m.; breakfast at 9:30 a.m. Church is at 2165 Ga. Hwy. 138, Riverdale. For more information, 770-997-7117.

Cokes Chapel United Methodist Church, Sharpsburg

Good Friday: Tenebrae service of the Lord's last words, 7 p.m.

Easter Sunday: Sunrise service, 7 a.m. on the banks of Robertson's Lake (next to the church). Fellowship breakfast follows. Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship service, 11 a.m., featuring Easter Cantata presented by choir. Fellowship dinner at 12:30 p.m., followed by Easter egg hunt for children. Church is on Lower Fayetteville Road between Peachtree City and Ga. Hwy. 154 (McCollum-Sharpsburg Road).

Faith Baptist Church, Fairburn

Easter Sunday: Sunrise Service, 7:27 a.m.; breakfast at 8:15 a.m. Bible study, 9 a.m., musical interlude, 10 a.m. Worship service, 10:45 a.m. followed by churchwide lunch and Easter egg hunt. Church located at 6950 Rivertown Rd., Fairburn. For more information, 770-964-7114.

Fayetteville Christian Church

Easter Sunday: Service Sunday morning from 10-11;30 p.m. featuring 35-voice choir, 10-piece worship orchestra, sermon, drama, multimedia presentation. Programs for children through fifth grade. No Bible Fellowship classes. Church is at New Hope and Hickory Roads, Fayetteville. For information, 770-461-8763.

Fayetteville First Baptist Church

Good Friday: Tenebrae service, 7 p.m.

Saturday: Easter egg hunt behind Fayette Primary and Intermediate schools on Hood Avenue, 10:30 a.m.-noon.

Easter Sunday: Worship services at 8:25 and 11:05 a.m., Sunday School at 9:45. No evening service. Church is at 205 Stonewall Ave. E., Fayetteville. For information, 770-461-8378.

Fayetteville First United Methodist Church

Good Friday: Performance by Chancel Choir, Good Friday Requiem by John Rutter, 8 p.m. in the sanctuary.

Easter Sunday: Services at 8:40. 9:50 and 11 a.m. Church is at 175 E. Lanier Ave., Fayetteville. For information, 770-461-4313.

First Christian Church of Tyrone

Good Friday: Prayer service at noon. Scripture reading, reflective music, prayer. Come and leave as you like.

Easter Sunday: Services at 8:30 a.m. (45 minutes) and 10:30 a.m. (one hour); Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. Both services include singing, prayers, the Lord's Supper, performance by adult choir, sermon entitled “Peace Be With You.” Fellowship time with doughnuts and coffee following 8:30 service. Church is at 294 Jenkins Rd.,Tyrone. For information, 770-969-7346.

Holy Trinity Catholic Church

Good Friday: No morning Mass. Ecumenical service at First Baptist Church, 208 Willowbend Rd., noon. Stations of the Cross, 3 p.m. at Holy Trinity. Bilingual Service of the Lord's Passion, 7:30 p.m.

Holy Saturday: No morning Mass. Easter Vigil, 9 p.m.

Easter Sunday: Masses at 7:30, 9, 10:30 a.m., noon (Church and Loreto Hall). Spanish Mass at 1:30 p.m. (Church only). No evening Mass. Church is at 101 Walt Banks Rd., Peachtree City. For information, 770-487-7672.

Inman United Methodist Church

Good Friday: Service at 7 p.m.

Saturday: Churchwide picnic and egg hunt, 10:30 a.m., Rick Minter Farm, 283 Hills Bridge Rd., Inman.

Easter Sunday: Sunrise service , 7 a.m. at the Inman UMC cemetery. Breakfast following in the fellowship hall. Worship service, 11 a.m. Church is at 151 Hills bridge Rd., Inman. For information, 770-461-2123.

McDonough Road Baptist Church

Good Friday: Easter Candlelight Service at 7 p.m., featuring “A Song of the Shadows” by Joseph Martin, presented by the adult ensemble.

Saturday: Adult choir and orchestra present “An Easter Celebration,” 7 p.m.

Easter Sunday: Worship service at 10:55 a.m., “An Easter Celebration” presented at 7 p.m. Church is at 352 McDonough Rd., Fayetteville. For unformation, 770-460-5423.

North Fayette United Methodist Church

Good Friday: Worship service, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday: Easter egg hunt, 10 a.m.

Easter Sunday: Sunrise service , 7 a.m., worship services 8:45 and 11 a.m. Church is at 847 New Hope Rd., Fayetteville. For information, 770-461-2409.

Providence United Methodist Church

Easter Sunday: Sunrise service at 6:45 a.m., outdoors at the church. Shared service with Heritage Christian Church. Pancake breakfast after service. Worship services at 9 and 11 a.m. Church is at 592 Bernhard Rd., Fayetteville. For information, 770-719-8800.

Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Fayetteville

Good Friday: Tenebrae service, “Seven Last Words of Christ,” 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Early service designed for families with small children.

Saturday: Easter egg hunt for children through second grade, 11 a.m.

Easter Sunday: Sunrise service outdoors in Peace Chapel on the church property, 6;30 a.m. Easter Communion service in sanctuary. Pipe organ performance of “Hallelujah Chorus,” special music 8:15 a.m. Easter Communion service with contemporary Christian music, 9:45 a.m. Easter Festival Communion with pipe organ, brass instruments, special music, 11 a.m. The Rev. Dr. Justin Kollmeyer will deliver all Easter messages. Church is on Ga. Hwy. 314 between Lowe's and the Pavilion in Fayetteville.

River's Edge Community Church

Easter Sunday: Community Easter Celebration hosted by River's Edge at Sams Auditorium (adjacent to Fayette County High School), 10:30 a.m. Activities for all preschoolers from birth to 5 years during service. No Sunday School. For information 770-719-0303 or e-mail the Rev. John Hatcher at Church is at 1091 Jeff Davis Dr. South.

Word of Life Family Church

Easter Sunday: Fellowship, 9 a.m; worship service 10 a.m.; prayer, 6 p.m.

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