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A number of special worship services and activities are planned at area churches this year for Easter Sunday, April 20, and the days preceding it. The Wilson County News publishes this compilation of Easter services each year as a service to our readers. Addresses for churches are available online in the free church directory at http://wilsoncountynews.com. Services are on Easter if not otherwise noted.

Adkins

The Salem Sayers Baptist Church, 210-649-2153, will have a breakfast on Easter Sunday at 8 a.m. followed by Easter services at 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.

The St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 210-649-1370, will offer a Maundy Thursday service and a Good Friday service, both at 7 p.m. A Sunrise Easter service will be held on Sunday at 7 a.m. with brunch to follow.

Cestohowa

The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, 830-745-2633, will hold Mass at 8 p.m. on Holy Thursday. On Good Friday, Stations of the Cross will be at 2:30 p.m., followed by a Celebration of the Lord’s Passion at 3 p.m.

An Easter Vigil Mass will be held Saturday at 8 p.m. On Easter, Mass is at 10 a.m.

Elmendorf

St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, 210-635-8539, will have a Holy Thursday Mass at 7 p.m. Good Friday service and an Easter Vigil Mass on Saturday will both be held at 7 p.m. On Easter, Mass will be at 8 and 11:30 a.m.

Falls City

Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 830-254-3539, will hold a Holy Thursday Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7 p.m. On Friday, Divine Mercy Chaplet is at 2:15, Stations of the Cross will be at 2:30 p.m., and a Celebration of the Lord’s Passion at 3 p.m.

On Saturday, Divine Mercy Chaplet is at 8:15 p.m., followed by an Easter Vigil Mass at 8:30 p.m. On Easter, Mass will be at 7:30, Divine Mercy Chaplet at 9:15 a.m., and Mass at 9:30 a.m.

Floresville

The Landmark Missionary Baptist Church, 830-393-7032, will have an Easter breakfast in the fellowship hall at 9 a.m. Easter Sunday worship service is at 11 a.m. Sunday school begins at 10.

Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 830-393-6117, will offer a Holy Thursday Mass at 7 p.m. On Good Friday, Stations of the Cross will be at 10 a.m. in the Floresville Residence and Rehabilitation Center and Regency Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation. A Good Friday service will be at 7 p.m. An Easter Vigil will be held at 7 p.m. on Saturday.

On Easter, Mass will be at the regular times of 7:30 a.m., 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m., and noon.

The Floresville United Methodist Church, 830-393-2425, will have a Seider meal for Maundy Thursday in the fellowship hall at 6:30 p.m. A Good Friday Service of Darkness will be held at 7 p.m. A sunrise tailgate service will be held on Easter Sunday at 7 a.m. followed by a potluck breakfast at 8 a.m. Take a chair and flashlight. A service will be held at 10:45 a.m.

The First Lutheran Church, 830-393-2747, will hold a service on Maundy Thursday and Good Friday, both at 7 p.m.

Easter will start with a 7 a.m. sunrise service. A breakfast will follow at 8 a.m. Late service will be at 10:30 a.m. Sunday school will start at 9:15 a.m.

The First Baptist Church, 830-216-4946, will have a sunrise service on Sunday at 6:30 a.m. on the patio of the Floresville Event Center. Attendees are encouraged to take their lawn chairs. A worship service will begin at 11 a.m. in the church and will include a special presentation by the choir.

The Oak Hills Community Church, 830-216-2273, will offer Easter Sunday services at 8 and 10:30 a.m. Bible study will be at 9:15 a.m.

The Floresville Church of Christ, 830-393-6154, will hold an Easter service at 10 a.m.

Hobson

St. Boniface Catholic Church, 830-780-3559, will have a 6 p.m. Mass on Thursday. On Friday, a Mass will be held at 5 p.m. On Saturday, a Vigil will be at 6 p.m. Easter Mass will be at 8 a.m.

Jourdanton

The Cowboy Fellowship, 830-769-3733, between Pleasanton and Jourdanton, will have Easter services on Sunday at 8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m.

Karnes City

St. Cornelius Catholic Church, 830-780-3947, will hold a Mass Thursday at 6 p.m. On Good Friday, the Stations of the Cross will be at 2:30 p.m., with Communion and a service at 3 p.m.

On Holy Saturday, an Easter Vigil will be at 8 p.m. On Easter, Mass will be at 7:30 and 10:30 a.m. at St. Cornelius and at 8:30 a.m. at St. Elizabeth in Fashing.

Kosciusko

St. Ann’s Catholic Church, 830-745-2541, will have a Holy Thursday Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 6:30 p.m. On Good Friday, Stations of the Cross will be at 2:30 p.m., followed by a Lord’s Passion service at 3 p.m. Saturday Easter Vigil will be at 8 p.m. On Easter, Mass will be at 8 a.m.

La Vernia

The La Vernia Ministerial Alliance, 830-253-8905, will sponsor “The Community Carries the Cross” on Good Friday, starting at 10 a.m. at the entrance of the La Vernia City Park. Ministers will pause at various stops for brief reflections, prayers, and singing. Those participating should take canned or nonperishable food items in plastic sacks for the La Vernia Food Pantry.

The Cowboy Fellowship of Wilson County, 830-305-5453, will offer an Easter Sunday service at 8:30 a.m., followed by breakfast.

The La Vernia United Methodist Church, 830-779-2621, will offer a Maundy Thursday service in the Historic Chapel at 7 p.m. An Easter service will be held at 7 a.m., followed by a traditional service at 8:30 a.m., and a contemporary service at 11 a.m.

The First Baptist Church of La Vernia, 830-253-1239, will have an early worship service at 8:10 a.m. and a contemporary service at 10:45 a.m. on Easter Sunday.

The Immanuel Lutheran Church, 830-253-8121, will have a Maundy Thursday service and a Service of Darkness on Good Friday, both at 7 p.m. An Easter sunrise service will be at 7 a.m. Easter breakfast will be served from 8:15-9:30 a.m. A Resurrection service with Holy Communion will be at 10 a.m.

St. Ann Catholic Church, 830-779-3131, will have a Mass of the Lord’s Supper on Thursday at 7 p.m. Stations of the Cross will be on Friday at 6 p.m. followed by a service at 7 p.m. in the church. A Blessing of the Fire and Vigil Mass will be held Saturday at 7 p.m. Easter Sunday Mass will be at 9:30 a.m., noon, and 5:30 p.m.

The Grace Bible Church, 830-779-5200, will offer a Good Friday service at 6:30 p.m. Easter Sunday services are at 9 and 10:30 a.m.

The La Vernia Christian Teaching Center, 830-779-6361, will have an Easter praise and worship service at 10 a.m.

The Hope Assembly of God, 830-779-4673, will have a sunrise Easter service at 7:30 a.m. Additional services will be at 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. and will include programs for children. The café will be open from 10-10:25 a.m.

Poth

The Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 830-484-3302, will have a Holy Thursday service at 7 p.m. On Friday, Stations of the Cross and a Celebration of the Lord’s Passion will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Easter Vigil Mass is at 8 p.m. On Easter, Mass will be at 7:30 and 9:30 a.m.

St. John Lutheran Church, 830-484-3691, will hold services on Maundy Thursday and Good Friday at 7 p.m. A sunrise service will be held at 7 a.m. An Easter service will be held at 8:30 a.m.

San Antonio

The Resurrection United Methodist Church, 210-649-2636, will celebrate Holy Thursday at 7 p.m. On Sunday, a sunrise service will be held at 7 a.m. and an Easter service at 11 a.m.

Seguin

Christ Lutheran Church of Elm Creek, 830-303-4669, will offer a Maundy Thursday and Good Friday service at 7 p.m. On Easter Sunday, an outdoor sunrise service will be held at 6:30 a.m. and a festival worship service at 9 a.m. No Sunday school classes will be held.

St. Hedwig

The Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, 210-667-1232, will have a 7 p.m. Mass on Thursday. On Friday, Stations of the Cross will be at 2:30 p.m. with a liturgy to follow at 7 p.m. Saturday, there will be a blessing of Easter food at 2 p.m. and an Easter Vigil Mass at 6 p.m. On Sunday, a 7 a.m. sunrise procession and Mass will be held. Mass will also be held at 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

Stockdale

The Stockdale Ministerial Alliance, 830-996-3007, will hold its community-wide Easter sunrise service on Sunday at 7 a.m. in the Stockdale Cemetery. Take lawn chairs. Breakfast will follow the service in the fellowship hall of Christ United Methodist Church.

The Christ United Methodist Church, 830-996-3007, will have a Maundy Thursday service at 7 p.m. Easter Sunday service will be at 10 a.m.

St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 830-996-3415, will have a Lord’s Supper Mass at 7 p.m. Thursday. A traditional service on Good Friday will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday Easter Vigil Mass will be at 8:30 p.m. On Easter, a sunrise Mass will be at 6 a.m., with Masses at 8 and 10 a.m.

The First Baptist Church, 830-996-3456, will hold Easter services at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.

Sutherland Springs

First Baptist Church, 830-947-3333, welcomes all to its “Son” Rise Easter service at 7 a.m. followed by a free pancake and sausage breakfast. Worship service will be held at 11 a.m.
 

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