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Easter Services

Fountain Avenue United Methodist Church, 300 Fountain Ave., Paducah will celebrate Good Friday with "The Rose of Calvary," a cantata by Joseph and Pamela Martin presented by Fountain Avenue UMC Choir at 6:30 p.m. today.

For Holy Week, Grace Episcopal Church, 820 Broadway, Paducah, will observe Good Friday with the Fellowship of the Cross at 6 p.m. and will observe Holy Saturday at 6 p.m. Saturday. The church will celebrate Easter on Sunday with Holy Eucharist at 10 a.m. followed by Easter egg hunts and refreshments. For more details, contact the Rev. Charles Uhlik at 270-443-1363.

West Kentucky Christian Alliance will sponsor its annual Easter Christian Festival at the Paducah riverfront from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday at Noble Park. Backup sites will be announced at the site iin case of bad weather. Music, booths, food (some free with vouchers) and inspirational messages will be on the program, highlighted by Heart To Heart Southern Gospel group from Branson at 3:30, and the upcoming national contemporary Christian band Adelaide from Southeast Missouri at 6 p.m. Saturday. For information, call 270-994-3230.

Trinity United Methodist Church, 6125 Blandville Road, Paducah, will offer The Big Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday. Lunch begins at 11 a.m., followed by worship and an egg hunt. A sensory-friendly egg hunt will begin at 10 a.m.

A Community Easter Sunrise Service will be held at 6 a.m. Sunday next to Pisgah UMC on Ky. 952/829 J.H. O'Bryan Ave., Grand Rivers. Brian Small, pastor of Pisgah UMC & Grand Rivers UMC, will be the speaker. In case of inclement weather, the church will be available for shelter. Everyone is invited.

Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church will have a Jesus Last Seven Words on the Cross Service at 6 p.m. today. The Rev. Donna G. Hawkins is pastor. There also will be an Easter Prayer Breakfast at 8 a.m. Saturday. Guest Speaker will be Dr. Colleen Daniels of Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church.

This Easter marks the 81st consecutive year people will gather for a sunrise service atop Bald Knob Mountain in Alto Pass, Ill. Welcome Center will open at 5 a.m., providing coffee and doughnuts. The sunrise service will begin at 6:15 a.m.

The greeting will be given by James Haney, president of the board of directors of Bald Knob Cross of Peace. There will be two soloists, Joseph Ryker and Laura Cates-Duncan. Asia Watson, senior at Murphysboro High School, will offer the Scripture reading. Rev. Ed Hoke, Minister of Mission Expansion for Little Grassy United Methodist Camp near Carbondale, will deliver the message, and will give the opening and closing prayers. Paul Thompson, the town piper, will provide music from the bagpipes.

A shuttle service will be provided. Shuttle leaves Walker Funeral Home in Alto Pass, 425 Main St., at 5:15 a.m. Sunday.

Cost for the shuttle ride is $5 (pay as you board the shuttle). Advance reservations are required. Call Tonya at 618-713-8516, email info@baldknobcross.com, or reservations can be made from the website baldknobcross.com.

Fountain Avenue United Methodist Church, 300 Fountain Ave., Paducah, will have a Riverfront Sunrise Service at 6:10 a.m. Sunday at the floodwall. Bring a lawn chair. There will also be Celebration of the Resurrection at 10:45 a.m. Sunday at the church. An egg hunt on the church lawn will follow the service.

Trinity Baptist Church will present the adult choir Easter cantata at 10:45 a.m. Sunday. Dr. Lee James is the pastor.

Special Service

The Monthly Corporate Prayer meeting will be held at Macedonia Baptist Church, 830 Oscar Cross Ave., at 6 p.m. Saturday. The Rev. Donna G. Hawkins is host pastor. For more information, contact the Rev. Henrietta Owens at 270-519-7521.

Fellowship

Palma United Methodist Church will have a country ham and sausage breakfast buffet from 6:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. Saturday. Meals are $6 for adults and $3 for children under 12. The church is located on U. S. 68, approximately 2 miles west of Draffenville. Carry-outs are available. Church phone number is 270-527-5894.

Rosary Chapel Catholic Church, 711 Ohio St., Paducah. Fish fry, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Second Friday May through November. $10. Carry out call 270-444-6383.

St. Matthew by the Lake, 3966 U.S. 641 N., outside Draffenville. Community country breakfast, 7-9 a.m. Second Saturday of month. Join us for a delicious meal. All profits go back into the community.

Radio Ministry

"Words to Ponder a Second Time Around" with minister JoAnn Green on LifeTalk 1450 AM, 11 a.m. Saturdays. Thirty minutes of inspirational words and music praising God. Also listen online at westkentuckystar.com.

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