ELLSWORTH — Churches throughout Hancock County have announced their schedules of Holy Week services, culminating in Easter Sunday on April 21.
The following is a partial listing of services at churches throughout the area:
St. Francis by the Sea Episcopal Church has announced its Holy Week services schedule.
A Maundy Thursday service is scheduled for April 18 at 7 p.m. This service will be held to commemorate Jesus’s last supper.
On Friday, April 19, at noon, a service will be held to commemorate Jesus’s crucifixion. The service includes the Stations of the Cross.
At 5 p.m., there will be an Episcopal liturgy service. The Passion Gospel will be read, followed by the solemn collects that date back to the third and fourth centuries.
An Easter Vigil service is scheduled for Saturday, April 20, at 7 p.m. followed by the Easter Sunday service on April 21 at 10 a.m. A festival Eucharist will be held as the high point of the week.
The First Baptist Church of Blue Hill will hold an Easter sunrise service at 6:30 a.m. at the church, to be followed immediately by a public breakfast in the Fellowship Hall.
The Easter Sunday worship service is scheduled for 10:30 a.m.
The West Brooksville Congregational Church, UCC, will hold an ecumenical Maundy Thursday worship service on April 18 at 7 p.m.
The church’s Easter Sunday service is scheduled for 9 a.m. There will be a breakfast beforehand at 8 in the church vestry.
The church is located at 1597 Coastal Road in West Brooksville.
The Passion of the Earth will be the theme at the Good Friday observance at the Reversing Falls Sanctuary on April 19.
The works of art in the current exhibition, Water: Flow and Form, will provide 14 stations where, as in the traditional Stations of the Cross, viewers may contemplate the suffering of the earth resulting from human indifference and exploitation.
The Passion of the Earth will be observed between noon and 3 p.m. at the sanctuary, which is located at 818 Bagaduce Road in Brooksville.
For more information, call 469-7850 or visit www.reversingfalls.org
The Sunshine Advent Christian Church will have an Easter Sunrise service at 5:30 a.m. on April 21 at 109 Eastside Road in Deer Isle. All are welcome to attend.
An Easter breakfast will be served following the service at the Sunshine Fellowship Center.
The church will also hold an Easter morning service at 10:30.
The Ellsworth United Methodist Church will hold a Maundy Thursday service at 6:30 p.m. on April 18.
The church will hold its Easter Sunday service at 11 a.m. on April 21.
St. Andrew Lutheran Church will hold a Maundy Thursday service with Holy Communion at 7 p.m. on April 18.
The church’s Good Friday service on April 19, “The Last Words from the Cross,” is also scheduled for 7 p.m.
On Easter Sunday, April 21, there will be a breakfast from 9-10 a.m., followed by Holy Communion at 10:30.
Holy Thursday at St. Joseph Catholic Church will include a Liturgy of the Hours at 8 a.m. and a Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 6:30 p.m.
On Good Friday, there will be a Liturgy of the Hours at 8 a.m., Stations of the Cross at 3 p.m. and a celebration of the Lord’s Passion at 6:30 p.m.
Holy Saturday on April 20 will include a Liturgy of the Hours at 8 a.m. and an Easter Vigil service at 8 p.m.
Easter Sunday masses are scheduled for 8 and 11 a.m. on April 21.
At St. Dunstan’s Episcopal Church, a Maundy Thursday service is scheduled for 6 p.m. on April 18. The church’s Good Friday service on April 19 will also be held at 6 p.m. The church’s Easter Sunday service is scheduled for 9 a.m. and will be followed by a brunch.
St. Thomas Anglican Church will hold its Good Friday service at 1 p.m. on April 19. An Easter Vigil service will be held at 4 p.m. on April 20 and the Easter Sunday service is scheduled for April 21.
A community Easter sunrise service will be held at the Hancock Point Wharf on Easter Sunday, April 21.
The service will begin at 6 a.m. and is being hosted by the Union Congregational Church of Hancock, an open and affirming congregation of the United Church of Christ.
This is an informal service lasting about 30 minutes. A traditional Easter service will be held at 9 a.m. at the church, located at 1368 Route 1 in Hancock.
All are welcome to participate at either or both services.
For more information, call 422-3100.
The Lamoine Baptist Church will hold an Easter sunrise service at 6:30 a.m. on April 21 at Lamoine Beach.
Also on April 21, the celebration of Easter will be held at 10:30 a.m. at the church.
Mount Desert Island
A Manudy Thursday service will be held at 7 p.m. on April 18 at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Southwest Harbor.
St. Saviour’s Episcopal Church in Bar Harbor will hold a Good Friday liturgy at 7 p.m. on April 19. St. Saviour’s will also host an Easter Eucharist at 10 a.m. on Sunday, April 21.
Church of Our Father in Hulls Cove will host an Easter Vigil service at 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 20.