AVON New Community Baptist Church, Avon Heritage School North, 35575 Detroit Road, Avon. Worship 10 a.m. every Sunday. (440) 933-8230 or newcommunitybaptist.com. AVON LAKE Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, 32747 Lake Road, Avon Lake. Holy Communion Services with Pastor Lynn Schlessman, Saturdays, 5 p.m. and Sundays, 10:30 a.m. (440) 933-6263 or celcal.org. Saint Joseph Catholic Church, 32929 Lake Road, Avon Lake. (440) 933-3152 or stjosephavonlake.org. Masses are 4:30 p.m. Saturday and 8:30 and 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. Sunday. • A Tenebrae service will be held 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 4. The Senior Choir of St. Joseph will welcome guest conductor Rick Fortney, volunteer members of True North Orchestra and Chorus, as well as a number of singers from other local churches. BAY VILLAGE St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, 468 Bradley Road, Bay Village. (440) 871-6200, stbarnabasbv.org. Worship 8 and 10:30 a.m. Sundays, with music. Rev. Alan James, Priest-in-Charge. CLEVELAND Christ United Methodist Church, 3625 W. 138th St., Cleveland. (216) 671-2600 or ChristUMC.com. • On the last Saturday of each month, we will open our Fellowship Hall doors from 5-6:30 p.m. to anyone who would like to join us for dinner and fellowship. The community meal is free and open to anyone in the West Park neighborhood. Everyone is encouraged and welcome to attend. Franklin Circle Christian Church After School Drop-In Center, 1688 Fulton Road, Cleveland. (216) 781-8232 or FranklinCircleChurch.org • Offering a Youth Enrichment Program 2-5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. The church offers open gym, computer labs with internet access, cooking classes, craft classes and more. Free. Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 4260 Rocky River Drive, Cleveland. (216) 252-2348, . Traditional worship 8 a.m., Contemporary worship 10:45 a.m. Both services offer a children’s message. Handicap accessible. St. Colman Catholic Church, 2027 W. 65th St., Cleveland. (216) 651-0550 or St.ColmanParish.org. Saturday Vigil 5 p.m.; Sunday, 9 and 11 a.m. Two Sundays a month there is a Hungarian Community Mass. For Outreach Programs in the Education Building, community meal dates and general calendar, visit our website. St. Stephen Catholic Church, 1930 W. 54th St., Cleveland. (216) 631-5633 or ststephencleveland.org. Saturday Vigil 5 p.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m., Latin High Mass 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m. First Sunday of each, German Mass 11 a.m. Saint Ignatius of Antioch, 10205 Lorain Ave., Cleveland. (216) 251-0300. • Stations of the Cross, following the 8 a.m. Mass on Fridays during Lent. • Holy Week – Palm Sunday, April 1, 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Solemn Blessing; 5 p.m. Vigil. Holy Thursday, April 5 morning prayer, 10 a.m.; Mass of the Lord’s Supper, 7 p.m. Good Friday, April 6, Celebration of the Lord’s Passion, 3 p.m. Holy Saturday, April 7, Blessing of Food, 2 p.m.; Easter Vigil, 9:15 p.m. Easter Sunday, April 8, 9 and 11 a.m. Mass. West Park Baptist Church, 4600 W. 150th St., Cleveland. Sunday school for all ages 9:30 a.m., Sunday worship with a variety of music, 10:30 a.m., Wednesday Bible Study, 7:30 p.m. Easy access. No steps. (216) 676-5300. FAIRVIEW PARK Fairview Grace United Methodist Church, 22420 Lorain Road, Fairview Park. Sunday worship and children’s Sunday School 10 a.m. Pastor Matt Tomko. (440) 779-5414 or fairviewgraceumc.com. LAKEWOOD Grace Lutheran Church, 13030 Madison Ave., Lakewood. (216) 221-4959. Services at 8 and 10:30 a.m. Christian education hour, 9:15 a.m. for all ages. Saturday morning kids’ church will be held 10:30 a.m. to noon the first three Saturdays of each month. Bible stories, skits, games and lunch for children ages 4-12. Grace Presbyterian Church, 1659 Rosewood Ave., Lakewood. • All are welcome to the following holy week services. Palm Sunday Service, 10:45 a.m. April 1; Maundy Thursday Seder Service, 7 p.m. April 5; Good Friday Tenebrae Service, 7 p.m. April 6; Easter Sunday Service, 10:45 a.m. April 8. Lakewood United Methodist Church, 15700 Detroit Ave., Lakewood. (216) 226-8644. Sunday worship times are 8:30 a.m. Awakening Chapel Service, 10 a.m. Traditional and 11:30 a.m. Impact come-as-you-are. Sunday school class times are 10 a.m. for children, 11 a.m. children and adults. Childcare available at 10 a.m. • All are welcome to attend “Tenebrae: A Service of Darkness”, 7 p.m. Friday, April 6. It will feature combined choirs from Lakewood churches. • “Journey of Discipleship” group studies are being offered for young adults and couples. A complete list is available from the church office. West Shore Church, 16401 Delaware Ave., Lakewood. Sunday service 10 a.m. with children’s ministries for preschool through 6th grade. Pastor Craig Butler. (216) 221-8101 or westshorechurch.info. NORTH OLMSTED Ascension Lutheran Church, 28081 Lorain Road, North Olmsted. Traditional worship at 8:30 a.m.; contemporary worship 11 a.m. and an education hour at 9:45 a.m. Sundays. (440) 777-6365, ascensionlutheran-ohio.org. Christ the King Church, 30635 Lorain Road, North Olmsted. (440) 777-3333, ctkchurch.org. Sunday service at 9 and 10:45 a.m.; Kid’s Ministry at 10:45 a.m. Nursery available during both services. Join us every first and third Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. for an evening of worship and prayer. John Knox Presbyterian Church, 25200 Lorain Road, North Olmsted. (440) 777-3744, johnknoxpc.org. Traditional services Sundays at 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sunday school program and nursery care is available during both services. North Olmsted United Methodist Church, 4600 Dover Center Road, North Olmsted. (440) 779-6634, noumc.org. Sunday Service 10:30 a.m. with childcare. Sunday School for all ages at 9 a.m. Rev. Mark L. Steiger, Pastor. Handicap accessible. • Join us for our free community meal on the last Thursday of every month, serving from 5 to 6:30 p.m. NORTH RIDGEVILLE Fields United Methodist Church, 34077 Lorain Road, North Ridgeville. (440) 327-8753, fieldsumc.org, handicap accessible. 9 a.m. Traditional Service, crib and toddler room available, Junior Church; 10:10 a.m. Adult Study, Church School, Coffee/Fellowship Hour; 11:15 a.m. Contemporary Service, Larry Kane, Worship Leader, crib and toddler room available, Junior Church. St. Julie Billiart Catholic Church, 5500 Lear Nagle Road, North Ridgeville. Weekend Masses are at 5 p.m. Saturday; 9 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday. The church is actively seeking new members. All are welcome. (440) 327-1978. • DivorceCare divorce recovery seminar and support group meets 7 p.m. Wednesdays. Childcare provided through 5th grade. Registration required. OLMSTED FALLS St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 23114 West Road, Olmsted Falls. (440) 234-0150. Sunday Worship 9:25 a.m., coffee hour follows; Praise Service 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays; Taize Service, 7:30 p.m. every third Friday of the month. Office hours Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Handicap accessible. • Palm Sunday worship service, 9:25 a.m. April 1. An egg hunt will be held at noon. • A free Passover Feast will be shared in Fellowship Hall at 6 p.m. April 5. Food donations will be accepted and forwarded to Church Street Ministries in Berea. Call (440) 234-0150 to make reservations. • Good Friday Tenebrae Service, 7:30 p.m. April 6. • Easter Sunrise Service, 6:30 a.m. April 8. A free Easter breakfast will be served at 7 a.m. Food donations will be accepted and forwarded to Church Street Ministries in Berea. Communion Worship Service, 9:25 a.m. OLMSTED TOWNSHIP All Saints Lutheran Church, 7230 Columbia Road, Olmsted Township. Contemporary Sunday Worship 9:30 a.m. Traditional Sunday Worship 11 a.m. Sunday School 9:30 a.m. (440) 235-2212 or allsaintsolmstedfalls.org. Journey of Faith, currently worshiping at the Irish American Club, 8559 Jennings Road, Olmsted Township. (440) 714-6522, journeyoffaithchurch.com. Contemporary Praise Worship is on Sundays at 10:45 a.m. Adult and teen Bible Study at 10 a.m. ROCKY RIVER Rockport United Methodist Church, 3301 Wooster Road, Rocky River. (440) 331-9433, rockportunitedmethodist.org or . Early morning Service in the Chapel 8:30 a.m.; Sunday School for all ages 9:30 a.m.; 10:45 a.m. Traditional Service which includes a children’s chat plus Junior Church for ages 2 through 1st grade and The Rock, for children grades 2 through 6 during the service. United Methodist Youth Fellowship for teens meets regularly at various times weekly. Many small groups for adults which address different interests. All are welcome to the following Lenten services. • A Meager Meal of soup and bread will be offered 6 p.m. Wednesdays during Lent. Prayer and meditation will follow. • On Maundy Thursday, April 5, the Meager Meal will be held at 6 p.m. followed by the Maundy Thursday service at 7 p.m. • Good Friday, 7 p.m. April 6, we will have a Good Friday service incorporating Stations of the Cross and the Way of Sorrows, a prayer journey in pictures and music. Rocky River United Methodist Church, 19414 Detroit Road, Rocky River. Traditional Church Services 8:30 a.m. in the Chapel and 10 a.m. in the Sanctuary. Offering a Harbor service, an upbeat, one-hour, contemporary service in a casual setting 11:15 a.m. for age 9 and older. The Lighthouse Gang Sunday school program available 11:15 a.m. for age 5-8. (440) 331-7676 or rrumc.org. St. Thomas Lutheran Church, 21211 Detroit Road, Rocky River. • Experience Easter like never before as you and your family “Journey to the Cross” through a 12-part drama setting depicting various Bible scenes of the Lenten season, 2-3:30 p.m. Sunday, April 2. Along the way you are invited to taste the bitter herbs of Passover, touch the thorns that pierced Jesus’ head, smell the aroma of anointing perfume and so much more. Open to all ages and at the end of the journey there will be an egg hunt for children preschool age through third grade. Register online at stcr.org or stls.net and include number of children participating in egg hunt. This is a free event. WESTLAKE Advent Episcopal Church, 3760 Dover Center Road, Westlake. (440) 871-6685 or . 8 and 10 a.m. Holy Eucharist Services. Adult Bible Study 9 a.m.; Church School with nursery care from 8-11:15 a.m. Church of the Redeemer United Church of Christ, 23500 Center Ridge Road, Westlake. (440) 331-0834. • Maundy Thursday Worship Service, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 5. This service recounts the story of Christ’s last supper and re-enacts the darkness of these days in a Service of Tenebrae, or Shadows. • Good Friday Prayer Walk, 5-8 p.m. Friday, April 6. The walk is made up of thirteen stations that are set up in and around the sanctuary. This journey differs from the traditional Stations of the Cross in that each stop offers a reading and an activity for all ages as well as a place to just sit and reflect. The walk is designed to be walked at your own pace, so you are invited to come at any time. • Easter Sunday Service of Word and Sacrament, 10:30 a.m. April 8. Join us to celebrate the joy of the Resurrection and its promise for us. Each child attending will receive a special Easter gift from the church. CrossPointe Community, 1800 Columbia Road, Westlake, ourcrosspointe.com. Sunday worship 10:30 a.m. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 25000 Westwood Road, Westlake. Worship Service 9 a.m., First Meeting 9 a.m. Leader, Bishop Delap. (440) 777-8669 or (440) 554-7301, lds.org. Dover United Church of Christ, 2239 Dover Center Road, Westlake. (440) 871-1050. Casual worship 8:15 a.m. Traditional worship 10 a.m. Sunday School 10 a.m. Fellowship and coffee following traditional worship. Prince of Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church, 28455 Center Ridge Road, Westlake. (440) 871-5565, princeofpeacewestlake.org. Sunday service 9 a.m. Contemporary, 11 a.m. Traditional. Child care available for age 5 and younger. Open table Communion each week. Christian education classes 10:10 a.m. for all ages. Bible Study lead by Pastor Sherman Bishop offered 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Wednesdays. • Passion Rock Opera event, 7 p.m. March 31 and April 1. Free and open to the public. A free will offering will be included each evening. Westlake Christian Church, 25800 Hilliard Blvd., Westlake. (440) 871-2400, westlakechristianchurch.com. Worship at 10:30 a.m. every Sunday. Westlake United Methodist Church, 27650 Center Ridge Road, Westlake. Sunday service times are 8:15 a.m. Reflective; 10 a.m. Classic; 11:21 a.m. High Energy. Christian education class available each Sunday. Adult and youth, 9 a.m. Children’s Sunday School 10 a.m. age 2 through grade six and 11:21 a.m. age 4 through grade 2. Free professional nursery care with pager system available 8 a.m.-12 p.m. (440) 871-3088. westlakeumc.org. • Prayer Bead Workshop, 3:30-5 p.m. Saturday, March 31 in the Education Wing. Start Holy week with a set of your own personal prayer beads. This is a free drop in event for all ages in which you will create a set of beads that help focus your prayers. Enter the building from the rear parking lot. • Fran McKendree will present a solo concert, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 31 as part of the Performing Arts Series. The concert is free and open to the public. Free will donations will be accepted. Free professional childcare is offered. He will also lead worship with the Acts 11:21 band at the 11:21 a.m. alternative worship service on Sunday, April 1. 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