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Holy Week and Easter services taking place in Cornelius

April 3. Holy Week, in the Christian church, is the week between Palm Sunday and Easter, observed as a time of devotion to the Passion of Jesus Christ.

In the Greek and Roman liturgical books, it is called the Great Week because great deeds were done by God during this week.

Originally, only Good Friday and Holy Saturday were observed as holy days, according to britannica.com.

Later, Wednesday was added as the day on which Judas plotted to betray Jesus, and by the beginning of the 3rd century the other days of the week had been added.

The pre-Nicene church concentrated its attention on the celebration of one great feast, the Christian Passover, on the night between Saturday and Easter Sunday morning.

By the later 4th century the practice had begun of separating the various events and commemorating them on the days of the week on which they occurred: Judas’s betrayal and the institution of the Eucharist on Maundy Thursday; the Passion and death of Christ on Good Friday; his burial on Saturday; and his Resurrection on Easter Sunday.

Holy Week and Easter  services  at …

Bethel Presbyterian Church

19920 Bethel Church Rd.

Maundy Thursday, 7 pm in the Family Life Center.

Easter Sunday, 7 am Sunrise Service outside;  9 am modern worship in the Family Life Center; 11 am traditional worship in the Sanctuary.

Community in Christ Lutheran Church

7621 Norman Island Drive

April 6, Maundy Thursday, 7 pm

April 7, Good Friday, noon and 7 pm

April 9, Easter Sunday, 9 and 11 am worship; 10:30 am children’s egg hunt.

Cornelius Church of God

19525 Oak St.

Easter Sunday, 10 am.

Elevation Church – Lake Norman

8325 Copley Drive

April 7, Good Friday, 6 pm

Easter Sunday, 9:30 am and 11:30 am

First Baptist Church of Cornelius

21017 Catawba Ave.

April 9, Easter Sunday, 11 am in the sanctuary.

Good Shepherd Anglican

18745 W Catawba Ave.

Maundy Thursday, 6:30 pm.

Good Friday, noon Stations of the Cross; 6:30 pm worship.

Easter Sunday, 9:30 am fellowship and refreshments; 10 am service.

Grace Covenant Church

17301 Statesville Rd.

Good Friday, 7 pm.

Easter Sunday, 9 and 11:15 am.

Inclusion Community

The Hut (Cornelius Presbyterian Church), 21209 Catawba Ave.

Maundy Thursday foot washing and communion, 7 pm inside the Hut.

Good Friday, “The Art of Lament,” 7 pm inside the Hut.

Easter Sunday, 10:15 am outside the Hut.

Lake Norman Baptist Church

7921 Sam Furr Rd.

April 7, Good Friday, 6:30 pm.

April 9, Easter Sunday, 9 am in the chapel and 10:30 am in they worship center.

Lakeside Bible Church

19900 S Main St. Suite 2

Easter Sunday, 10 am.

Life Fellowship Church

Meets in Little LIFE Academy

20010 Chartown Drive

Good Friday, 7-8:10 pm; Look at the Cross.

Easter Sunday, 9:15 and 11 am.

Love LKN

Meets in the Cain Center For The Arts auditorium

21348 Catawba Ave.

April 9, Easter Sunday, 10 am. “Back to Life” message. Come early for a family picture.

Mount Zion United Methodist Church

19600 Zion Ave.

Maundy Thursday, 7 pm.

Good Friday, 7 pm.

Easter Sunday, 7 am outside with breakfast provided by Boy Scouts after the service; 8:30 and 11 am.

Newsong Church

10308 Bailey Rd Unit 415

Easter Sunday, 10 am.

River Church

17615 Old Statesville Rd.

Easter Sunday, 10 am.

Torrence Chapel AME Zion Church

21517 Torrence Chapel Rd.

Easter Sunday, 10 am.