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Holy Week and Easter services

March 25. Churches, for the most part, have returned to in-person worship with varying capacity, and face mask and social distancing restrictions, while maintaining online options. Please check websites for online availability and advance in-person registration where required.

Here is a list of services in Cornelius, unless noted:

Bethel Presbyterian Church

19920 Bethel Church Road, 704-892-0546


Palm Sunday: 9 and 10:30 am

Maundy Thursday: 7 pm Thursday, April 1.

Easter: Sunrise service at 7 am,  10:30 am service, Egg Hunt at 9:45 am. All Easter Sunday activities will be on the church lawn.

Calvary Chapel 

18731 W Catawba Ave., 704-765-4183


Palm Sunday, Easter: 10 am Sunday

Church of the Good Shepherd

21326 Davidson St., 704-895-0059


Palm Sunday and Easter 10 am; Maundy Thursday and Good Friday 6:30 pm

Community in Christ Lutheran Church

7621 Norman Island Drive, 704-892-0120


Palm Sunday – March 28: 10 a.m. drive-in worship and  livestream

Maundy Thursday – April 1: 7 p.m. drive-in worship and livestream

Good Friday – April 2: Noon drive-in worship and livestream

Holy Saturday – April 3: 12:30 p.m. Easter Pageant viewing party under the breezeway, Easter craft, and Easter Egg Hunt.

Easter Sunday – April 4:  7:45 a.m. – Sanctuary; 9 a.m. – sanctuary and livestream; 10:15 a.m. – Drive-in worship

Second Sunday of Easter, April 11: 9am Outdoor Service, 10:30am Indoor Service (livestreamed)

Advance registrations and safety protocols required.

Cornelius Presbyterian Church USA

21211 Catawba Ave., 704-892-5577


Palm Sunday: 10:30 am

Maundy Thursday , April 1: 7 pm.

Easter Worship Service : 10:30 am.

Virtual only via Zoom and livestream on Facebook. 

Elevation Church – Lake Norman

8325 Copley Drive, 704-246-0800


Easter 9:30 and 11:30 am

Good Friday 7pm

Most locations are meeting in-person with safety and capacity measures.

First Baptist Church of Cornelius

21007 Catawba Ave., 704-892-4701


11 am Easter Sunday in the sanctuary as well as on Facebook Live.

COVID-19 protocols for worship will be published on the church website.

Freedom House Church LKN

20310 Sefton Park Road, 704-977-0092

In addition to  Easter Weekend Services on April 4,  a Good Friday Service planned on April 2 that’s different from the Easter Services. The  first-ever in-person Good Friday service at 7pm is at the Central Campus.

Lake Norman campus Easter Services at 9:45 and 10:15 am.

Advance registration at https://www.freedomhouse.cc/easter

Grace Covenant Church

17301 Statesville Road, 704-892-8005


Good Friday Service on Friday April 2 at 7 pm

Resurrection Celebration Services on Sunday April 4 at 8, 9:15 and 11 am.

Monday  April 5 service at 7 pm.

Hunters Chapel United Methodist Church 

18423 John Connor Road, 704-892-6125


Sundays:  8am Sunday Church School and 9 am Worship Service

Lake Norman Baptist Church

7921 Sam Furr Road, Huntersville, 704-892-0143


Palm Sunday Services at 8:30 and 10:30 am

Easter Services at 8:30 and 10:30 am.

Love Lake Norman

19725 Oak St.,  704-497-1922


Palm Sunday: 10 am

Easter:  Easter message and service,  egg hunt for children, great music, doughnuts from Daylight Donuts, more. Also a celebration of the church’s our -year anniversary.

Mount Zion United Methodist Church

19600 Zion Ave.,  704-892-8566


Sunday March 28: Palm and Passion Sunday 9 and 11am worship in the sanctuary

Thursday April 1: Maundy Thursday service 7 pm in the sanctuary and livestream

Friday April 2: Good Friday service  7pm in the sanctuary and livestream

Sunday April 4: Easter sunrise service  7am, bring your own chair; 8 am in the sanctuary; 9:30 am in the sanctuary and livestream;  11 am on the front lawn, bring your own chair. Communion will be celebrated at there 8, 9 and 11 am services.

Advance registration,  face masks and social distancing are required. Online worship services are broadcast live at 11 am  Sundays through the church website http://www.mtzionumc.net, Facebook and YouTube.

Newsong Church

10308 Bailey Road, 980-689-2209


10:30 am Sunday

In-person with social distancing

Northcross Church

11020 Bailey Road, 704-237-4853


Good Friday 6:30 pm

8:30 10:30 am Sunday
In-person with limited capacity

River Church Charlotte

17615 Old Statesville Road, 704-900-3303


In-person and online Sundays at 10 am.  The service lasts about 75 minutes and includes live music and teaching

St. Mark Catholic Church

14740 Stumptown Road, Huntersville  704-948-0231


All Holy Week and Easter indoor events can viewed on our Livestream page.  www.stmarknc.org/livestream

Signups are required for the Mass of the Lord’s Supper (Holy Thursday) and the Passion and Veneration of the Cross (Good Friday). Signups are required for Easter Masses.

Holy Wednesday: 7:30 pm Sung Passion Narrative according to John

Holy Thursday: 7:00 pm Mass of the Lord’s Supper Bilingual (Signup required)

After Mass  Altar of Repose (Parish Hall)

Good Friday

10 am – 2 pm, Confessions

12 pm, Stations of the Cross

3 pm  Passion of the Lord and Veneration of the Cross (signup required)

5:30 pm,  Estaciones de la Cruz

6:30 pm, La Pasion del Señor y Veneración de la Cruz

Holy Saturday

10 am – 12 pm, Confessions

3:00 pm ,Blessing of Easter Baskets

8 pm Easter Vigil (Bilingual), mask recommended

Easter Sunday

7:30 am, mask required

9 am, mask recommended

9:15 am,  outdoor on St. Mark School Field

11 am, mask recommended

11:15 am, outdoor on St. Mark School Field

1 pm Spanish, mask recommended

2:30 pm, Communion Service, mask required

St. Therese Catholic Church

217 Brawley School Road, Mooresville, 704-664-3992


Palm Sunday service 5pm Saturday March 27, and  Sunday March 28 at  8 and 10 am, noon, 2:30 pm (Spanish)

Holy Thursday / Mass of the Lord’s Supper 7pm April 1

Good Friday April 2: Stations of the Cross 3pm; bilingual Stations of the Cross 4:30 pm outside; Food Friday of the the Lord’s Passion 7 pm

Easter Vigil Saturday April 3 at 8 pm

Easter Vigil Sunday April 4: 8 am church, 10 am and  noon  church and day chapel, 2:30 pm Spanish in the church

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

7306 McIlwaine Road, Huntersville, 704-992-0735


In person as well as via Zoom (emailed link). Details: Gastonia North Carolina Stake

March 26: The church will rebroadcast Handel’s Messiah (a 2018 performance) featuring world-renowned guest soloists and organists beginning at 9 pm.  Tune into Broadcasts.ChurchofJesusChrist.org, TheTabernacleChoir.org/Messiah, YouTube.com/TheTabernacleChoiratTempleSquare, Facebook.com/TheTabernacleChoir, Facebook.com/ChurchofJesusChrist, Facebook.com/TempleSquare, Facebook.com/KSLtv, SaintsChannel.ChurchofJesusChrist.org, Amazon Alexa (“play The Tabernacle Choir”)

The concert is also available by demand beginning March 27 on BYUtv.org and BYUtv.app, as well as on Easter Sunday, April 4: BYUtv at 8 am and midnight

BYUradio at 6 pm, BYUradio Classical 89 at 8 pm

April 3-4: Inspiring messages on BYUtv and radio, and livestreamed on broadcasts.ChurchofJesusChrist.org at noon, 4 and 8 pm  Saturday and at noon and 4 pm on Easter.

Torrence Chapel AME Zion Church

21517 Torrence Chapel Road, 980-231-6389.


Palm Sunday, Easter: 10 am Sunday