RELIGIOUS NOTES April 9-April 17 Plan Your Holy Week: List of Services and Events | faith and values


Please check individual websites for events and services at your church, cathedral, temple or mosque.


Easter at the Cornhusker Marriott Hotel with Mercy City Church – 9 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. on April 17. Easter Worship Service, Registration Required, 333 S. 13th St. Register:

First Christian Church Holy Week Services – 7 p.m. April 14, Maundy Thursday Tenebrae Service; noon April 15, Good Friday service; 8:15 a.m. April 17, Easter breakfast; 10:30 a.m. April 17, Easter Worship, 430 S. 16th St. or 402-475-4289.

First Lutheran Church Holy Week Services — noon and 6.30 p.m. on April 14, Maundy Thursday; 12 p.m. and 6.30 p.m. April 15, Good Friday; 6:30 p.m. April 16, Saturday Easter Vigil; 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. April 17, Easter, 1551 S. 70th St.

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First Presbyterian Church live streaming services 7 p.m. April 14, Maundy Thursday; 10 a.m. April 17, Easter Sunday;

First-Plymouth Church Community Programs 7:00 p.m. on April 15, “Were you there?”; 5:30 p.m. April 16, “Messiah” by Handel, voluntary donations to the church’s JustNeighbors initiative. 200 D Street.

St. Paul’s United Methodist Church: Maze Walk — 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Thursday; 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday, through April 17. Walk the maze to enhance your prayer time, meditation and personal growth with God, be prepared to kick off your shoes, 1144 M St. More information:

Saint Paul UMC Wednesday evening Vespers — 6:15 p.m. (Wednesday). Experience worship and vespers, with canonical hours, an ancient practice, teaching us that time is a grace and a gift from God. Plus, you’ll spend time worshiping in the community, developing new tools to mature your spiritual life, and walking the labyrinth, 1144 M St. More information:

Palm Sunday at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church — 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. on April 10. Worship at the Sanctuary and online. All children are invited to be part of the Parade of Palms at the start of each service. There will also be a family resurrection egg hunt between services where children can follow clues to find symbols from the resurrection story. 8550 Pioneer Blvd.

St. Mark’s UMC Holy Week Services – 12:30 p.m. April 15, Good Friday; 5:00 p.m. April 16, Easter Saturday evening service; 9 a.m. April 17, traditional Easter worship; 10:30 a.m. April 17, Contemporary Easter Service, 8550 Pioneers Blvd.

Trinity United Methodist Church — 6:30 p.m. on April 15, Mass for Good Friday; 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. April 17, Easter Sunday services, 7130 Kentwell Lane.



“Church Basement Ladies” show at the Lied Center – 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on April 16. Enjoy the hit show with the ladies cooking a record-breaking Christmas dinner for a dear friend’s funeral, a Hawaiian Easter fundraiser and a steamy July wedding, 301 N. 12th Street.

Conference “Choose Hope” — 2:30-5:30 p.m. 9 April. Experience four Christian singer-songwriters, featuring original songs of praise, personal stories of victory, and scriptural truth to help women in your walk with Christ. Dessert will be served. $25 per person, Messiah Lutheran Church, 1800 S. 84th St. More information: call Pamela at 402-489-3024, ext. 141. Register:

First-Plymouth Community Easter Egg Hunt — 10:00 a.m. on April 16. Children ages 1-12 meet at the corner of 21st and E Streets. Bring your own basket and canned food to donate to the neighborhood pantry. 2000 rue D.

Nebraska Trumpet Ensemble — Lutheran Church of Our Savior, 3 p.m. April 10. With Debbie Bouffard, Louie Eckhardt, Dean Haist, LJ McCormick, Barb Schmit, Bob Krueger, Stephen Spink and Daniel Thrower. Free, masks required, 1200 S. 40th St.

Neighborhood Easter Egg Hunt — First Presbyterian Church, 9:15 a.m. April 17. Gather in Fellowship Hall for the egg hunt, followed by worship at 10 a.m. 840 S. 17th St.

Trans Pronouns and Identities Program at First-Plymouth — 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on April 13. This program is for all LGBTQIA+ people, friends, allies, and those who want to better understand trans identities and pronoun usage. Speakers are Leah Cech and Shyla Kallhoff, Doane University, 2000 D St.


Book Discussion: First Lutheran via Zoom 7-8 p.m. The program for the meeting is as follows: April 25, “The Auschwitz Tattoo Artist,” by Heater Morris; May 23, “The Lincoln Highway,” by Amor Towles Young. Join the Zoom link: email [email protected] More information:

Grieving with Grace Book Club – noon. Meets online April 14 and 28. The support group will read and discuss “Choose to See” by Mary Beth Chapman. Register: or call 402-486-8506.

Quiz night with the First Presbyterian Church via Zoom — April 17, 6 p.m. Play individually, as a family or as a team, prizes awarded. Each round has seven thematic questions. You will need a computer, phone or tablet. You can join a Zoom link or call on your phone. More details:


Summer Camps at Holy Trinity Church — Schedule: June 6-10, artistic and musical exploration; June 13-17, Wonders of the World; July 11-15, Building and Creating Systems; July 18-22, Dinosaurs. The four-week kids camp is designed for children ages 3-7. These camps are written by professionals and facilitated by experienced teachers and offer a religious component to each thematic week. Each week will accommodate a maximum of 40 children to ensure that each child feels comfortable, known and special. Each special week will provide excellent learning opportunities, fun environments and related activities. Discover all the details on

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