Celebrate Easter with a variety of services, and service times, in the area. Whether it’s music, or meditation, or breakfast that you seek, you can find it at a variety of locations. Check it out.
At Bethel Church of Christ, an 8 a.m. First Worship service will precede the 9:30 a.m. breakfast on Easter Sunday. At 10:45 a.m., the Second Worship service will begin. The church is located at 4014 County Road 304, Ada.
Calvary Bible Church will have a musical program, “Messiah-Emmanuel-King of Kings” presented by Joel and Sarah Arnold, missionaries to the Philippines, at the 10:30 a.m. service on Easter Sunday. That program will include vocal and instrumental music, as well as videos and speeches. The church is located at 3180 W. Elm St., Lima.
Church of the Holy Nativity, Anglican, will offer a time for reflection and meditation, “Silence in the Cathedral,” from 5 to 7 p.m. today. During this time, participants can reflect, pray or read in the Nave. Please wear soft-soled shoes to help maintain the silence. Donations will be taken. On Easter Sunday, a 10 a.m. worship service, with Holy Communion, will be held. The church is located at 2495 N. Cole St., Lima.
The Columbus Grove Community Choir will perform the cantata, “Who Do You Say I Am?” at 6:30 a.m. Easter Sunday at St. John United Methodist Church, 205 N. High St., Columbus Grove. The cantata is under the direction of Skyler Mayberry, with accompanist Heather Stechschulte. Following the cantata, breakfast will be served in the church basement.
Community United Methodist Church will offer Easter worship services at 9 and 11 a.m. Sunday at its Shawnee location, 2600 Zurmehly Road, Lima. Easter services will be 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday at the church’s Bath location, 2760 E. Bluelick Road, Lima.
The Convoy United Methodist Church will offer an Easter sunrise service at 7 a.m. Easter morning. That will be followed by a 7:45 a.m. breakfast. The Easter worship service begins at 9:30 a.m.
Faith Christian Church will hold a 7:46 a.m. Sonrise service on Easter Sunday at the church, 2223 Shawnee Road, Lima. An Easter service will also be held at 10:30 a.m. Sunday.
First Baptist Church will host worship services on Easter Sunday at 8 and 10:30 a.m. The church is located at 451 N. Cable Road, Lima.
First Evangelical and Reformed Church will host a 7 a.m. sunrise service on Easter Sunday with Holy Communion. At that time, the Rev. Edward Rinehart will preach “The Stone, An Open Door, An Invitation.” An 8 a.m. breakfast will be followed by a 9 a.m. combined Sunday School at which time Kelly Beidenharn will discuss her mission trip to the Dominican Republic. At the 10:15 a.m. Easter service, Rev. Rinehart will present, “You Are Invited, Will You Attend?” The church is located at 320 W. Wayne St., Lima.
At First Presbyterian Church of Van Wert, selections from “The Centurion” will be performed by the chancel choir, with Pastor Hal Shafer preaching a corresponding sermon at the 10:30 a.m. Easter Sunday service. “The Centurion” will feature Hugh Saunier and Sheila Chilcote-Collins, with accompanist Harriet Schaadt.
The Gomer United Church of Christ will offer a 7 a.m. sunrise service and breakfast on Easter Sunday. The traditional service, with Holy Communion, will begin at 10:30 a.m. The church is located at 7350 Gomer Road, Gomer.
The Harrod United Methodist Church will celebrate Easter at the 10 a.m. service Sunday at the church, 100 N. Oak St., Harrod.
Immanuel Lutheran Church will offer worship at 7:30 and 10 a.m. on Easter Sunday. The church is located at 2120 Lakewood Ave., Lima.
Immanuel United Methodist Church will offer a 7 a.m. sunrise service on Sunday at the church, 699 Sunnydale Ave., Elida. That service will include the skit, “The Symbols of Easter,” followed by a light breakfast. At the 8:30, 9:30 and 10:45 a.m. services, families can get their photos taken, which will be available following the late service.
Market Street Presbyterian Church will host an 11 a.m. Easter service on Sunday at the church, 1100 W. Market St., Lima. Special prelude music for the service starts at 10:45 a.m.
Maysville United Methodist Church will offer a 6 a.m. Easter Sunday service followed by breakfast. The church is located at 1250 Hardin Road, Harrod.
New Creation Lutheran Church will host an Easter vigil worship service at 4:30 p.m. today at the church, 2701 Allentown Road, Lima. An Easter breakfast will be served from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Sunday, followed by an Easter worship service at 10 a.m.
At New Faith Missionary Church, Pastor Richard Hart will present the singing sermon, “Watch the Lamb” at 10 a.m. on Easter Sunday. That will be preceded by a 9 a.m. Easter breakfast. The church is located at 1660 Lutz Road, Lima.
The Rousculp Church of Christ will host a 9:30 a.m. blended service on Easter Sunday at the church, 890 Amherst Road, Lima. A 10:30 a.m. fellowship time will be followed by an 11 a.m. Easter contemporary service.
At St. Charles Borromeo, no 8 a.m. or 5 p.m. Masses will be held today, but the Vigil Mass begins at 8:30 p.m. today at the church, 2175 W. Elm St., Lima. On Easter Sunday, Mass will begin at 8 and 10:30 a.m. There will be no 6 p.m. Life Teen Mass on Sunday.
St. Luke Lutheran Church will host an 8 p.m. Holy Saturday Easter vigil today at the church, 209 W. North St., Lima. On Easter Sunday, the worship service begins at 10:15 a.m.
At St. Mark United Methodist Church, a 7:30 a.m. sunrise service will be held on Easter Sunday. That will be followed by an 8:30 a.m. breakfast, and a 10:15 a.m. Easter service. The church is located at 1110 N. Metcalf St., Lima.
St. Matthew Lutheran Church will host an Easter vigil with Holy Communion at 7 p.m. today at the church, 5050 St. Matthews Drive, Lima. On Easter Sunday, festive worship services with Holy Communion begin at 7:30 and 10:30 a.m.
St. Paul United Methodist Church will host a sunrise service at 8 a.m. on Easter Sunday. At the 10 a.m. service, the chancel choir will present, “Easter Trilogy: A Cantata in Three Suites.” The church is located at 105 E. Main St., Elida.
Salem Mennonite Church will hold a 10 a.m. Resurrection service on Easter Sunday, which will include music, drama, Scripture and meditation. The church is located at 4275 W. State Road, Elida.
“The Church” @ Allentown will host a 7 p.m. service today with “UnBound” at the church, 4900 Allentown Road, Lima. On Easter Sunday, a 9 a.m. service will be offered, and an 11 a.m. service with “The Journey.”
Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church will offer a 6:30 a.m. “Easter Hymn of Praise” service on Sunday, featuring the choir, congregation, organ and handbells. An Easter breakfast will be served from 7:30 to 9 a.m. in the school gym. The 9:30 a.m. service will begin in the sanctuary, which will be filled with spring flowers. The church is located at 301 N. Main St., Jenera.
Trinity United Methodist Church will host a 5 p.m. “Worship at the Cross” today at the church, 301 W. Market St., Lima. On Easter Sunday, an 8 a.m. Resurrection Praise will precede the 8:30 a.m. church family breakfast. The worship service will begin at 10:30 a.m.
Trinity Wesleyan Church will host a 7 a.m. sunrise service on Easter Sunday, followed by a morning worship at 10:30 a.m. The church is located at 414 E. Market St., Lima.
Victory Center Church of God will offer morning worship at 7:30 a.m. Easter Sunday, followed by a breakfast. The worship service begins at 10 a.m. at the church, 13488 Cemetery Road, Wapakoneta.
Waynesfield Baptist Church will hold a 7 a.m. Son Rise service on Easter Sunday at the church, 512 N. Westminster St., Waynesfield. Following that service, a 7:45 a.m. breakfast will be held. A morning worship begins at 8:30 a.m., and a celebration service, with a message and adult cantata, starts at 10:30 a.m.
At Westside United Methodist Church, Pastor Bill Cronk will preach “The Resurrection Completes Our Lives” at the 10:15 a.m. Easter Sunday service. The church is located at 604 Gloria Ave., Lima.
Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Lima will host a 5 p.m. contemporary Easter service today at the church, 1300 Edgewood Dr., Lima. On Easter Sunday, two services, both with Holy Communion, will be held at 8:30 and 10:45 a.m.
Zion Lutheran Church in Lafayette will offer a 7 a.m. sunrise service and a 10 a.m. service with Holy Communion on Easter Sunday at the church, 101 E. Main St., Lafayette.
Zion Lutheran Church in St. Marys will host an Easter Sunrise service, with Holy Communion, at 7 a.m. Sunday. Following that, a breakfast will be served at 8 a.m. At 10:30 a.m., the traditional Easter service will be offered. The church is at 210 N. Wayne St., St. Marys.