Loveland churches tell of Easter service plans – Loveland Reporter-Herald

Churches in Loveland will be welcoming people to a variety of Easter season services and programs this weekend.

Enduring Love Lutheran Church

Abiding Love Lutheran Church, 2825 E. First St., Loveland, will offer a Good Friday Service of Darkness at 7 p.m. Friday.

Easter Festival worship will be held at 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. on Sunday.

For details, call 970-622-2030 or visit abidinglovelutheranchurch.com.

Buckhorn Presbyterian Church

Buckhorn Presbyterian Church, 8762 N. County Road 27, Masonville, announced plans for Easter week.

An Easter Egg Hunt will be held Saturday from 10-10:30 a.m. at the church (weather permitting).

Children of all ages are invited to have a great time searching the church grounds for candy-filled eggs.

Easter sunrise and mid-morning services will be held on Sunday at the church.
The 7:30 a.m. “Sonrise” service will be held outdoors (weather permitting) in the amphitheater overlooking the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. The 10:30 a.m. worship service will be held inside the historic stone church. Holy Communion will be served at both services.

Easter breakfast will be served between services, starting at 8:45 a.m. All are invited to join in the celebration of the risen Lord on Easter morning.

For details, call 970-225-1830 or email [email protected]

Church of Campion

Campion Academy, 300 42nd St. SW, Loveland, will present “Journey to the Cross” between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Saturday.

The celebration of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, the 30-minute musical and narrative guided tours will begin in the Campion Academy gymnasium from the hour and half hour. It’s an Easter gift to the community and admission is free.

The guests will gather in the church; groups will be formed to carry out interactive visits.

Everything is wheelchair accessible.

A cantata, “What Wonderful Hope,” will be performed at 9 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Saturday, at Campion Seventh-day Adventist Church, 300 48th St. SW, Loveland. Eighteen singers from the Northern Colorado Adventist Choir accompanied by an orchestra of community and student musicians will be conducted by George Swanson, musician and member of Campion Church. This concert is free.

For more details, visit campion.church.

crossroads church

Crossroads Church, 5420 N. Taft Ave., Loveland, will offer services on Easter Sunday at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

Both in-person and live options will be offered over Easter.

For details, call 970-203-9201 or visit crossroadscolorado.com/easter.

faith church

On Friday, prayer stations will be open at Faith Church, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., followed by a Good Friday service with communion at 7 p.m.

Easter morning services are held at 9 a.m. with a traditional-style service led by a choir and at 10:30 a.m. with a contemporary service led by an orchestra.

Faith Church is at 2707 N. Wilson Ave., Loveland.

Everyone is welcome.

Visit Faithepc.org/Easter for more details.

faith evangelical church

Good Friday prayer stations will be open from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday at Faith Evangelical Church, 2707 N. Wilson Ave., Loveland.

The church will offer individual prayer stations on the theme “The Seven Last Words of Christ”. The prayer stations will focus on the words of Christ from the Cross, such as “Father, forgive them”; “I’m thirsty” and “Today you will be with me in paradise”.

Everyone is invited to stop and pray at any time of the day.

For details, call the church office at 970-663-0522.

First Baptist Church

The First Baptist Church will present the Easter cantata “Hallelujah!” interwoven with reflections by Pastor Brian Keithline at 9:30 a.m. on Easter Sunday.

Conducted by Dr. David McArthur, the Chancel Choir and a small orchestral ensemble, the service will include a special concerto by Shostakovich (Piano Concerto No. 2, II. Andante) presented by Dr. Mira McArthur.

After the cantata there will be an Easter egg hunt and a special fraternal reception celebrating Dr. David McArthur’s 16th birthday with the church. Everyone is welcome.

The First Baptist Church is at 1003 W. Sixth St., Loveland.

For details, call 970-667-4418 or visit fbcloveland.org.

First Christian Church

An ecumenical Good Friday service will be held at 6 p.m. Friday at First Christian Church, 2000 N. Lincoln Ave., Loveland.

The focus will be on the last words of Christ with music from each church and a mass choir. Choirs from First United Presbyterian Church and First Congregational Church will join the FCC Choir.

The combined choir will be led by Samuel Gray, the new music director of First United Presbyterian Church. Nikki Glantz, music director of the First Congregational Church, will be the accompanist.

Recalling the past two years of limited community music-making due to the pandemic, Gray explained that the featured piece, Mary McDonald’s “A Hymn of Promise,” “touches on the painful and memorable significance of the past, while acknowledging a future hope that we (humanity) have yet to see clearly.

“I would invite the large community of Loveland and northern Colorado to this combined Good Friday service, as it focuses on the sadness and sadness of this important liturgical day, while providing space, openness, to a rebirth of humanity,” Gray said.

Ministers from participating churches are Reverend Amy Morgan of First United Presbyterian Church, Reverend Thandiwe Dale-Ferguson of First Congregational Church and Reverend Michael Stein of First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).

First United Methodist Church

First United Methodist Church, 533 N. Grant Ave., Loveland, will offer services on Easter Sunday at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.

For more details, visit fumcloveland.com.

First United Presbyterian Church

The First United Presbyterian Church will offer an Easter sunrise service at 6 a.m. Sunday at North Lake Park Pavilion No. 3, Taft Avenue and 29th Street. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy a beautiful sunrise and relaxed service outdoors.

Easter worship will be held at 9:30 a.m. in the sanctuary of First United Presbyterian Church, 400 E. Fourth St., Loveland. Brass and choir will help express the joy of Easter morning.

For more details, call 970-667-0605 or visit 1ston4th.com.

Grace Community Church

Grace Community Church, 240 Barberry Place, Loveland, will offer Holy Week services on Good Friday and Easter Sunday.

Good Friday services will take place at 5:30 p.m. and a second at 7 p.m.

There will also be two services on Easter Sunday, one at 8:30 a.m. and a second at 10 a.m.

All are invited to participate.

For details, call 970-593-0473 or visit gracecomm.org.

king of glory

King of Glory Lutheran Church, 2919 N. Wilson Ave., Loveland will offer Easter worship services with bells, brass and choir at 8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m., in person and online.

An outdoor Easter egg hunt will be offered at 10 a.m.

For details, call 970-669-5983 or visit kingofgloryloveland.com.

Loveland Nazarene

Loveland Nazarene Church, 1020 S. Lincoln Ave., Loveland, will offer “Journey to the Cross” at 10 a.m.-noon on Saturday, April 16.

Families can discover more about the life and sacrifice of Jesus during this hands-on, multi-sensory experience.

Sign up at bit.ly/3Od2Qz2.

Mount Olive Lutheran Church

Mount Olive Lutheran Church, 3411 S. Taft Ave., Loveland, will offer Good Friday worship at 6:30 p.m. and Easter Sunday worship at 6:30 a.m. and 9 a.m.

Breakfast will be offered at 7:30 a.m. and an Easter egg hunt for children will take place at the 8:30 a.m. service.

For details, call 970-669-7350 or visit mountolivelutheranchurch.360unite.com.

Mountain View Presbyterian Church

Mountain View Presbyterian Church, 2500 N. Garfield Ave., Loveland, will offer Easter services at 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. Sunday.

For details, call 970-663-3810 or visit myMVPC.com.

Namaqua Unitarian Universalist Congregation

The Namaqua Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 745 W. Fifth St., Loveland, will hold a hybrid service at 10 a.m. Easter Sunday, with masks required for in-person attendance

Reverend Laurel Liefert, Cult Associate Brad Willenbrock and Music Director Ryan Marvel will perform a service themed “Practicing Resurrection.”

For Christians, Easter designates grace and salvation as a gift from God. Grace also means elegance of beauty, form, manner, movement or action. The service will ask: What does “grace” mean to Unitarian Universalists and where do we find it?

Visit namaquauu.org for details.

Trinity Lutheran Church

Trinity Lutheran Church, 3333 N. Duffield Ave., Loveland, will hold an outdoor sunrise service on Easter Sunday at 7 a.m.

Indoor services will be at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., with an Easter egg hunt at 10 a.m.

A 9 a.m. service will be broadcast live. A link can be found at trinityloveland.org.

For details, call 970-667-5700.

Zion Lutheran Church

Zion Lutheran Church, 815 E. 16th St. in Loveland, will hold an outdoor Easter sunrise service Sunday at 6:30 a.m. in its memorial garden, followed by traditional worship at 8:15 a.m. and contemporary worship at 10:45 a.m.

Services will be in person, but also available on Zoom at zionloveland.com.

For details, call 970-667-1836.

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