Sunrise services, egg hunts mark weekend observances of Easter across Wilkes Co.
All this week, Wilkes Ministers United has been hosting the annual series of Lenten Lunches at local churches featuring light lunches followed by an Easter devotional message each day at noon. The lunches began Monday at First United Methodist followed by Tuesday at New Saints C.M.E., then Wednesday at First Presbyterian, followed by Thursday’s lunch at the Episcopal Church of the Mediator, and finally Friday’s lunch at First Baptist Church.
Saturday will see community Easter egg hunts including Washington’s “Easter EggStravaGanza” will be held Saturday, April 19, from 2-5 p.m. at the Washington Wilkes Parks and Recreation complex.
In Rayle, an Easter egg hunt will be held for children in the community on Saturday at 10 a.m. at Sardis Baptist Church. All children are encouraged to attend and are asked to please bring candy-filled plastic eggs to ensure that all children have lots of eggs to hunt.”
Washington Presbyterian Church will have a Maundy Thursday service at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 17, and an Easter egg hunt on Saturday at 2 p.m.
On Easter Sunday, Easter sunrise services will be held at a variety of times. Wilkes Ministers United will host the community’s observance of Easter on The Square in Washington at 7 a.m.
Brinkley Chapel Baptist Church will hold its Easter sunrise service Sunday at 6 a.m. and New Salem Baptist Church will also host an Easter sunrise service at 6 a.m. with breakfast following. The youth of the church will present the resurrection story during the morning service at 11:30 a.m.
Hilliard Station Baptist Church will host its Easter sunrise service Sunday at 9 a.m. Breakfast will be served.
Carter’s Grove Baptist Church will hold its “Resurrection Sunday Celebration” on Easter Sunday with Sunday School for all ages at 10 a.m. and the morning worship at 11 a.m. including the Easter Sanctuary Choir, a youth drama presentation, lunch after the service, and an Easter egg hunt for the kids. The public is invited.
Certainly, there are other planned activities for Easter worship but they were not made known to this newspaper in time for publication.