Holy Week at town churches: From Egg Hunts to Maundy Suppers

by beth on March 27, 2015

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Above: Southborough churches will be holding special masses and celebrations in honor of Holy Week. (Images: Left from First Community Church’s website; Right cropped from photo posted to Flickr by USACE Europe District)

The First Community Church asked me to share with readers an invitation to their Maundy Thursday Supper & Service. It prompted me to take a look around to see what other churches doing.

Not surprisingly, I found there’s a lot going on this coming week.

Here’s a quick look and links to how churches in town are celebrating Easter and Holy Week:

Church of St. Anne  – 20 Boston Road | (508) 485-0141

In addition to Holy Week religious services, the church is holding a brunch with the bunny and an egg hunt this Sunday.

St. Anne's Easter Bunny brunch St. Anne's Holy Week schedule_thumb

(Click thumbnails to enlarge for details. For more details, see the church bulletin.)

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church – 27 Main Street | 508-481-1917

St. Mark’s is holding a potluck on Maundy Thursday and an Egg Hunt on Easter morning

20150327_St. Mark's Holy Week schedule

(Click thumbnail to enlarge for details. For more details, see the website.)

Pilgrim Congregational Church – 15 Common Street | 508-485-4847

Maundy Thursday Supper & Service – Thursday, April 2 at 6:30 pm

Easter Sunday, Sunday, April 5 – Services at 9 am & 11 am

First Community Church – 137 Southville Road | 508-485-2607

The church is inviting the community to their Maundy Thursday Service, April 2nd, at 7pm, to be preceded by a meal of soup and bread at 6pm.

Easter Sunday Service is at 11:00 am. (It’s also the backup location for the United Parishes’ Sunrise Service, in case of inclement weather.)

St. Matthew Parish – 105 Southville Road | 508-485-2285

The church is holding several special Holy Week services.

St. Matthew's Holy Week schedule

(Click thumbnails to enlarge for details. For more details, see the church bulletin.)

United Parishes of Southborough 

The town churches are also uniting to hold a Sunrise Service at Hopkinton State Park on Easter Sunday.

Organizers hope to hold it in the Marina Area of Hopkinton State Park at 6:30 am.

In the event of incelement weather, the service will be held at the First Community Church, 137 Southville Road.

United_Parishes_Easter_sunrise_service

(Click thumbnails to enlarge for details.)

Finally, don’t forget the community’s secular egg hunt. Kindergroup is holding its annual Easter Egg Hunt at the Community House the day before Easter. (Click here for the post with details.)

[Note: There is one more church in town. But I couldn’t locate information on their Easter Services – Chinese Gospel Church of Massachusetts 60 Turnpike Road | 508-229-2299]

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