worship in the Kyrene Corridor will be
busy in the coming weeks, with Passover,
Good Friday and Easter just around the
be Passover, on April 13, a Jewish
holiday that celebrates the departure
and freedom of Israelites from their
ancient Egyptian rulers.
commemorate the occasion, Temple Emanuel
will be holding a series of traditional
Emanuel-- Three Seders, which are
special services traditionally held on
the first night of Passover, will be
held leading up to and on the first
night of Passover.
Emanuel will hold its annual interfaith
Seder on April 5 at 6:30 p.m., which
includes dinner and a service for people
of any faith. This Seder looks to
educate anyone interested about
On April 9
at 4 p.m., there will be a women’s
on the first night of Passover, Temple
Emanuel will be holding its second night
community Seder at 5 p.m.
Emanuel is located at 5801 S. Rural
Road, Tempe and can be reached at (480)
after Passover is Good Friday, the
Christian holiday tied directly to
Easter on April 14. On Good Friday,
Christians remember the crucifixion of
Jesus Christ. Later, on April 16,
Christians celebrate Easter, revered by
many as the single most important
holiday in the Christian religion.
Easter marks the resurrection of Jesus
and in turn is celebrated by churches.
Many churches hold Easter egg hunts for
the children in addition to their
service. This practice has derived from
the Christian belief that life comes
from an egg, making it a symbol of the
resurrection of Christ.
wide array of churches available in the
area, each has its own unique plans for
the two days.
Community Church-- A Good Friday
service, including communion at 7 p.m.
day there will be an “Easter Egg
Extravaganza” for kids up to fifth
Sunday, the church will hold three
services, 8, 9:30 and 11 a.m. The first
two services are blended and more
traditional in terms of the music, while
the latter is more contemporary,
incorporating a worship team and band.
Community is located at 9325 S. Rural
Road, Tempe, and can be contacted at
Life Church-- Christ Life will be
holding an Easter Sunday celebration
with sermon. Planners have scheduled
special music by the children as well as
the full choir performing special Easter
songs. Two services will be held, one at
8:30 a.m., another at 10:45 a.m.
Life Church is located at 1137 E. Warner
Road, Tempe, and can be contacted at
Crossing Community Church-- The
Crossing, a church subject of a recent
article in Wrangler News, holds
more original plans for the upcoming
will not hold a Good Friday service,
just its regular 10:30 a.m. service.
than dedicate a service to the
traditional meanings of the days, The
Crossing has an unconventional approach.
the service that week is CSI—the idea of
examining the evidence,” Senior Pastor
Mike Harper said.
will encourage its visitors to
investigate themselves the proof of God,
Crossing is located at 2542 W. Warner
Road, Chandler, and can be contacted by
phone at (480) 897-2828.
Springs Assembly of God Church
Springs will not conduct a special
service for Good Friday but will hold an
Easter Sunday service at 10 a.m.
Following the service, there will be an
Easter egg hunt for the children.
If you are
interested in attending the Easter
Sunday service, Desert Springs requests
you meet at Hull Elementary, 2424 E.
Maren Drive, Chandler. The church can be
reached at (480) 726-0399.
Baptist Church-- Corona Baptist will
be holding a special Easter drama,
titled “Who Will Call Him King of
Kings?” The performance will run April
13, 14 and 15 at 7:30 p.m. each night.
will also be holding three Easter Sunday
services. The first service will be at 6
a.m. around the gazebo, another at 8
a.m. in the sanctuary and finally a
10:30 a.m. service, also in the
sanctuary. Bible study classes will also
be held for all ages at 9 a.m.
Baptist is at 4450 W. Ray Road,
Chandler, and can be contacted at (480)
Chandler United Methodist Church--
Chandler United will hold Stations of
the Cross at 12 p.m. on Good Friday.
Sunday, a special service will be held
at the site of the church’s future home
at 6:30 a.m. at 450 E. Chandler Heights
the sunrise service, there will be a
breakfast at the church’s social hall at
251 W. Chandler Blvd. at 7:30 a.m.
The day’s events will end with Sunday
worship at 9 a.m. in the church
Chandler United is located at 251 W.
Chandler Blvd. in Chandler and can be
reached at (480) 963-3360.