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Events

Alpha — 5:30 p.m. (Wednesdays). Soup supper, followed by Christian education, video presentations created by Anglican priest Nicky Gumble and small group discussions, St. David’s Episcopal Church, 8800 Holdrege St. Stdavids.episcopal-ne.org or 402-489-2772.

Brock's Boutique — 9 a.m.-noon. Free clothing and meal, donations accepted, all proceeds go to flood victims. Havelock Christian Church, 6520 Colfax Ave., 402-430-7569.  

Bible study — 5:30-7 p.m. (Thursdays). Led by Pastor Judy Fitzgerald. Bring your Bible. Study ends with a prayer and 20-minute silent sit, Contemplate Lincoln, 135 N. 31st St. Contemplatelincoln.org or 402-802-9508. 

Coffeehouse Church — 6:30 p.m. (Wednesdays). Join in an interactive spiritual gathering with music, conversation and a lesson led by Rev. Evan Coleman, Unity Lincoln, 1941 N. 68th St. Unitylincoln.org or 402-476-6887.

Friends Book Club — 6 p.m. (Tuesdays). "The Art of Finding Yourself" by Fiona Robertson, book available for purchase, Unity Lincoln, 1941 N. 68th St. UnityLincoln.org or 402-476-6887. 

 First Presbyterian Church, 840 S. 17th St. FPClincoln.org or 402-477-6037.

Prayer and bag lunch — 11:45 a.m. (Wednesdays). Thirty minutes of silent prayer, bring your own lunch, Unity Lincoln, 1941 N. 68th St. Unitylincoln.org or 402-476-6887.   

Restorative noon prayer sit — 12:15-12:45 p.m. (Monday-Fridays). Silent prayer, brief reading and sit, Contemplate Lincoln, 135 N. 31st St. Contemplatelincoln.org or 402-802-9508.

Tuesday evening round table — 5:30-6:30 p.m. (Tuesdays). Volunteers read a small passage, silent reflection and period between readings, everyone welcome, Contemplate Lincoln, 135 N. 31st St. Contemplatelincoln.org or 402-802-9508.

Hope in a Nuclear Age  9 a.m. April 20. Ward Wilson will speak about his book, "Eliminating Nuclear Weapons," First Plymouth Church, 2000 D St. Firstplymouth.org or by calling 402-476-7565.     

Singing Tower: Carillon Bell Tower Tour — 6:45 p.m. April 20. Be prepared to climb spiral staircase and ladder, learn about the history of First-Plymouth’s bell tower and how the instrument is played. First Plymouth Church, 2000 D Street.  Firstplymouth.org or by calling 402-476-7565.  

Maundy Thursday services

Holy Week Maundy Thursday evening worship service — 7 p.m. April 18. Through music, drama and worship, walk with Jesus in his final journey through the last supper and crucifixion, Sheridan Lutheran Church, 6955 Old Cheney Road. 402-423-4769.

Maundy Thursday service — 7 p.m. April 18. Solemn candlelight service commemorating the Last Supper, including communion, St. Mark's United Methodist Church, 8550 Pioneers Blvd. Stmarks.org or 402-489-8885.

First Presbyterian Church service  7 p.m. April 18. Fpclincoln.org or 402-477-6037.

Good Friday services

Good Friday service — 12:30 p.m. April 19. Service commemorates the crucifixion and death of Jesus Christ, Bliss Chapel, St. Mark's United Methodist Church, 8550 Pioneers Blvd. Stmarks.org or 402-489-8885.

Re-enactment of final days of Jesus — 7 p.m. April 19. Through music, drama and worship, walk with Jesus i his final journey through the last supper and crucifixion, Sheridan Lutheran Church, 6955 Old Cheney Road. 402-423-4769.

Tenebrae Good Friday service — Noon, April 19. Quiet service, candles are extinguished, walk out of service in quiet remembrance. Sheridan Lutheran Church, 6955 Old Cheney Road.  402-423-4769.

Saturday services and events (before Easter)

First Plymouth Church: Holy Vigil — 5:30 p.m. April 20. Ancient and sacred service leading people from death to light, 2000 D St. Firstplymouth.org

City of Impact Church: Easter Saturday gathering — 4 p.m. Free hot dogs; 4:30 p.m. Egg hunt. April 20. Bring your basket, enjoy fellowship with others, 1035 N. 33rd St. 

St. Mark's United Methodist Church: Easter Vigil — 5 p.m. April 20. Official celebration of the Resurrection of Jesus held between the hours of darkness and sunset on Holy Saturday, and sunrise on Easter day, 8550 Pioneers Blvd. Stmarks.org or 402-489-8885.

Easter services and events

Calvary Church: Easter celebration — 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. April 21. Ages 3-12, bring your basket, free, 4400 N. First St. 402-474-0642. 

Christ Lincoln: Easter services at 2 locations — 9:30 a.m. April 21. Central Campus, 4325 Sumner St.; 11 a.m. South Campus, 5801 S. 84th St. ChristLincoln.org or 402-483-7774.

First Plymouth Church: Additional sunrise service — 7 a.m. April 21. Sunrise service, Kloefkorn Elementary, 6601 Glass Ridge Dr. Firstplymouth.org or 402-476-7565.

First Plymouth Church: Easter services — 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sermon, choir and orchestra; 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Interactive family service, Mayflower room; 12:29 p.m. Contemporary service, 2000 D St. Firstplymouth.org or 402-476-7565.

First Plymouth Church: Community Easter egg hunt — Noon, April 21. All ages are welcome. Meet in the outdoor courtyard, bring your basket, 2000 D St. Firstplymouth.org or 402-476-7550.

Frieden's Lutheran Church: service — 10:30 a.m. April 21. 540 D St. Friedens.org or 402-476-3888.

First Presbyterian Church: service — 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. April 21. Fpclincoln.org or 402-477-6037.

Horizons Community Church: Sunrise patio service / Breakfast / Traditional service — 7 a.m. April 21. Sunrise service; 8 a.m. Flapjack breakfast; 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Children's celebration and Traditional service, 3200 Grainger Parkway. Horizonschurch.org or 402-420-6600.

Redeemer Lutheran Church: services — 7 a.m. and 10 a.m., 510 S. 33rd St. 402-477-1710.

Sheridan Lutheran: Outdoor Easter Sunrise service / Breakfast / Traditional services — 6:45 a.m. April 21. Traditional Service; 7:30 a.m.-10:45 a.m. Breakfast. Freewill donation accepted.; 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Traditional services, Sheridan Lutheran 6955 Old Cheney Road. 402-423-4769.

St. Mark's United Methodist: ‘Son’rise Service — 7 a.m. April 21. This is a youth-led service, at sunrise, Bliss Chapel, 8550 Pioneers Blvd. Stmarks.org or 402-489-8885.

St. Marks United Methodist: 3 Easter services —  7:45 a.m. April 21, Traditional service; 9 a.m. Blended service; 10:30 a.m. Contemporary service, 8550 Pioneers Blvd. Stmarks.org or 402-489-8885. 

Trinity Lutheran: services — 6:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. Breakfast served between services, 724 S 12th St. TrinityofLincoln.org or 402-474-0606.

Unity Lincoln: Pot Luck lunch — 10:30 a.m. April 21. Bring your favorite dish to share, after the service, 1941 N 68th St. Unitylincoln.org or 402-476-6887.

Workshops, classes, forums, retreats 

Becoming a Better Dad series — Session 4: 7-9 p.m. (Mondays), April 8, April 15. Led by Pastor Eric Bostrom, Sheridan Lutheran Church, 6955 Old Cheney Road. Register: E.bostrom@sheridanlutheran.org or 402-423-4769.

Book series — 5:30 p.m. supper; 6-6:45 p.m. study and discussion (Wednesdays). "Unshakable Hope: Building Our Lives on the Promises of God," with Max Lucado; 6:45 p.m. healing service and Holy Eucharist to follow. St. David's Episcopal Church, 8800 Holdrege St. 402-489-2772. 

Caregiver and grief support groups — 10-11:30 a.m. (Mondays). “Loss of a Loved One Drop-in Grief Group,” Front Porch Coffee Shop, 5925 Adams St. 402-485-8577; 1:30-3 p.m. (Wednesdays), “Loss of a Loved One Drop-in Grief Group,” Harbor Coffeehouse, 1265 S. Cotner Blvd. 402-486-8577; 1:30-3:30 p.m. (Fridays: March 15 and March 29) "Men's Drop-in Grief Group,"Hy-Vee deli, 7051 Stacy Lane. 402-486-8577: "Growing through Grief" six-week support group (Wednesdays, April 3-May 8), Tabitha, 4720 Randolph St. 402-486-8546.

Faith and theology class — through Memorial Day, 9:45 a.m. (Sundays). "Church: A Generous Community Amplified for the Future" book by Andrew Doyle, viewing DVDs followed by discussion, First Presbyterian Church, 840 S. 17th St. 407-477-6037.

Metaphysics class — 9 a.m. (Sundays). The Rev. Evan Coleman leads this philosophy and religion class, Unity Lincoln Church, 1941 N. 68th St. UnityLincoln.org or 402-476-6887. 

Call for Men's chorus members 

Crestwood Christian Church — Male singers of all ages and denominations are needed to perform at senior living centers, sporting events, Lincoln Saltdogs and Stars games, churches and for civic groups. Songs performed include pop, musicals, classics, patriotic and religious. Chorus practices Thursdays from 7-8:30 p.m., Crestwood Lutheran Church, 8000 A St. More information: Call Larry at 402-802-6883 or email larrywieskamp@yahoo.com or contact Jim Kelley at 402-560-4313 or kj53492@yahoo.com

 

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