Heading into the Easter holiday weekend, area organizations and churches have scheduled various celebrations for the season.
Community Good Friday
On Good Friday, the Slaton Ministerial Alliance will hold its Community Good Friday Service at Slaton City Hall at noon.
Several clergy from different congregations will read a scripture, comment briefly about it, pray and lead a stanza of a hymn.
“It should be finished by 1 p.m.” a spokesperson commented. Everyone is invited to attend and worship on this special day.
The Slaton Care Center will host an Easter egg hunt this Saturday afternoon (March 31).
The Easter Bunny will visit with children at 1 p.m. and the hunt will begin at 2 p.m. Refreshments will also be served.
St. John Lutheran Church invites all Wilson area residents to the Wilson City Park on Saturday at noon for a community Easter egg hunt and hot dog cookout.
The event will begin with a special performance by P.B. ‘n’ J., the puppet team from St. John. The egg hunt will begin shortly after that for children who are walking through age 12.
Hot dogs, drinks and sweets will be available for everyone following the egg hunt. Those attending are invited to bring lawn chairs to enjoy the festivities.
“Come join the fun at this special event sponsored by St. John Lutheran Church as they celebrate their 100th year,” a church spokesperson said.
Our Lady of Guadalupe and St. Joseph Catholic Church have announced their Easter celebrations, which began last week with Palm Sunday.
Holy Week begins today with the Holy Thursday celebration at SJC at 6:30 p.m.
On Good Friday, both churches will recite the Stations of the Cross starting at 3 p.m. They will start at SJC and travel east on Lubbock St., up Panhandle St. to OLG. Then they will celebrate the Passion of the Lord at OLG at 5 p.m.
On Saturday, there will be one Easter Vigil mass at OLG at 8:30 p.m.
Easter Sunday mass will be at 9 a.m. at SJC and only one mass at OLG at 10:30 a.m.