Easter egg hunt
at St. Paul UMC
St. Paul United Methodist Church will hold its annual Easter egg hunt at 11 a.m. Saturday at the church, 3601 S. Sterling Ave., Independence. In addition, there will be free photos with the Easter bunny and crafts for the kids.
For more information, contact the church at 816-254-8680 or www.st-paulumc.org.
speaks at the Groves
Bob Mesle, professor of philosophy and religion at Graceland University, speaks on the theme “Christ Is Risen” for Easter Sunday services at 9:15 and 10:15 a.m. at The Groves Community of Christ congregation, 1515 W. White Oak.
Mesle’s wife, Barbara Hiles Mesle, and his father, community activist Carl Mesle, give special prayers in the services. Christina Nagel, Ward Francis, Irvin and Lois Jones and Brenda Williams assist with Wendy Baughman, Samra Magruder and Marge Wade providing music ministry. All are invited to attend.
gets ready for vigil
On Holy Saturday, Eastgate Christian Church will hold the great vigil of Easter at 8 p.m., featuring a meditation, “Through the Valley, Full of Bones,” and includes special music, traditional Scripture readings and holy communion.
Easter worship service will be at 10:25 a.m. and includes special music and holy communion. The sermon will be “And I Saw a New Jerusalem,” which will consider how Christ’s resurrection points toward the promise of heaven.
The church is at 4010 S. River Blvd. in Independence. For more information, call 816-252-6828.
Busy Easter at
The First Christian Church of Independence has several activities planned for Easter weekend.
They are holding a community breakfast from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Saturday in the Fellowship Hall. The cost is $3.50 for either a half order of biscuits and gravy or all-you-can-eat pancakes with sausage. A full order of biscuits and gravy is $5. All meals include coffee, and orange juice.
On Easter, in addition to the 8:30 and 10:45 a.m. services and Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., they will serve breakfast from 7:45 to 10:30 a.m. in Fellowship Hall. There will also be an indoor children’s Easter egg hunt at 9:30 a.m.
The church is at 125 S. Pleasant St. For more information, call the church at 816-252-6100.
Easter services at
St. Paul’s Lutheran
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church invites all to Easter Sunday services, 17200 E. 39th St. Independence. There will be an early service at 7 a.m., an Easter egg hunt at 9:15 a.m., and a celebration service at 10:30 a.m.
For more information, call the church at 816-373-5290.
sets sunrise service
The First Presbyterian Church in Independence invites visitors to an Easter sunrise service from 6:30 to 7 a.m. at the Havenhill Farm, as well as Easter Sunday worship at the church, with traditional at 9:30 a.m., contemporary at 11:30 a.m., and Sunday school at 10:30 a.m.
The church is at 100 N. Pleasant St. For details about Havenhill Farm, call church at 816-252-6662.
plans Easter events
Glenwood Park Methodist Church will hold its annual Easter breakfast beginning at 9 a.m. Easter morning at the church, 10000 E. 23rd St., Independence.
A love offering basket will be available for the all-you-can-eat meal. An Easter egg hunt will begin at 9:45 a.m. Services are at 10:30 a.m.
For more information, call the church at 816-254-5116.
at a cemetery
Mount Washington United Methodist Church will host an Easter sunrise service at 7 a.m. Easter morning at Mount Washington Cemetery in Independence at the three crosses on the hill. For more information, call the church at 816-252-8064.
‘Christ is Risen’
is sermon theme
Terry Snapp will speak on the theme “Christ is Risen” at the 10:20 a.m. worship service Easter Sunday at the Stone Church Community of Christ, 1012 W. Lexington Ave., Independence.
Snapp, the presiding pastor of the Stone Church Community of Christ, holds the priesthood office of high priest. Jerry Nieft will preside. Others participating in the service are Regg Stoner, Sarah Nieft and David Oshel. Special music is provided by Paulette Votava Resch, and the Stone Church choir, with organist John Davies. Drama participants are Carol Constance, Karlee Cole, Paulette Votava Resch, Kathy Nissen, Doris Tousley and Kristopher Taylor.
Services have captioning for the hearing impaired. For more information, contact the church at 816-254-2211 or www.stone-church.org.
Sermon series on
the Gospel of John
A sermon series “ ‘... that you might have life...’ Jesus in the Gospel of John” continues at the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection, including Resurrection Blue Springs.
Sunday worship services at the Blue Springs campus, 601 N.E. Jefferson, are at 9 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Nursery care is available for infants through 3-year-olds, and Sunday school is offered for age 4 through fifth grade.
Resurrection has several campuses, including the main one in Leawood.
The sermons are delivered by Senior Pastor Adam Hamilton. The Easter Sunday sermon in the series is “The Resurrection,” and April 7 is “Faith, Apostasy and Restoration.”
New Summit to
hold prayer vigil
New Summit Church in Lee’s Summit began 58 hours of continuous prayer for the prayer vigil, which began at 8 p.m. Thursday and will continue through 6:30 p.m. Easter.
An evening devotion with a family campout evening will be from Saturday until the sunrise service on Easter. Contact the church if you are interested.
On Easter, a sunrise service will be held at 6:30 a.m., and there are services at 9 and 10:30 a.m., followed by an Easter egg hunt at 11:30 a.m., which will happen rain or shine. Be sure to bring your baskets.
The church is at 1800 N.E. Independence Ave. For more information, contact the church at 816-246-7474 or www.newsummit.org.
for rummage sale
Nativity of Mary Parish is holding its annual rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through April 6 at the church, 10017 E. 36th St. Terrace, Independence. Donations for the sale may be delivered between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. March 29 and 30. For more information, call the church at 816-353-2184.
‘Teaching truth in
a whatever world’
Josh McDowell presents, “Teaching truth in a whatever world,” at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Courtyard by Mariott, 1400 N.E. Coronado, Blue Springs. It’s an evening of encouragement in support of Plaza Heights Christian Academy.
Josh McDowell Ministries, a division of Campus Crusade for Christ International, equips families and people in raising generations of purpose-driven Christians. Tickets are $40, with each additional ticket, $35. For tickets and table sponsorship opportunities, call 816-228-0670.
Sign up for spring
Christ United Methodist Church of Independence will hold a men’s basketball spring league on Sundays April 7 through May 12. The top four teams will play tournament on May 19.
The cost per team is $185 and you must be 18 years or older to participate. Team payment must be paid by the first game. For more information, contact Laura Stagg at 816-695-7054 or 816-461-3393 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
– Jillayne Ritchie