Holy Week Schedule

Hood River Valley Christian Church invites community members to any of these Easter week activities:

Sunday, March 24, 10:30 a.m. — Palm Sunday worship

Thursday, March 28, 7 p.m. — Maundy Thursday service

Saturday, March 30, 10 a.m. — The Hoppening, for all ages: breakfast, program, egg hunt

Sunday, March 31, Easter Sunday: 7 a.m. early worship; 8-9:15 a.m. breakfast served by church youth; 9:30 a.m. Sunday school classes for all ages; 10:30 a.m. Easter worship

The church is located at 975 Indian Creek Road, Hood River. For more information call 541 386-2608 or visit www.hoodrivervalleychristianchurch.com.

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The Immanuel Church family invites the community to two very special events:

Good Friday worship service, Friday, March 29, at 7:30 p.m.

This somber and deeply moving candlelight service will focus on the death of Jesus on the cross for our salvation. Come find out why He had to do what He did for the sake of all of us. Free quality childcare is provided.

Easter Sunday brunch and celebration service, March 30: Brunch begins at 8:45 a.m.; service begins at 10 a.m.

The most joyful celebration of the entire year will start with a delicious breakfast brunch and conclude with a truly relevant, dynamic, children-friendly and joyful service to celebrate our Lord Jesus Christ’s resurrection.

Please come to see what this “Easter” stuff is all about. Free quality childcare is provided.

Immanuel Lutheran Church is located at Ninth and State streets in Hood River. For more information visit www.immanuelhr.org.

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St. Mark’s Episcopal Church invites the community to its special Holy Week services:

Palm Sunday, March 24: services at 8 and 10 a.m.

Monday, March 25: Service of Confession at 11:30 a.m.

Tuesday, March 26: Service of Healing, 11:30 a.m.

Wednesday, March 27: Tenebrae service, 8 p.m.

Maundy Thursday, March 28: Foot Washing Service, 6 p.m. with Agape meal

Friday, March 29: Stations of the Cross, noon

Saturday, March 30: Great Vigil of Easter, 8 p.m.

Sunday, March 31: Easter morning, 8 and 10 a.m. services

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church is located at the corner of 11th and Eugene streets in Hood River.

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Parkdale third graders sing "12 Disaster Days of Christmas"

Welcome to your sing-able Christmas gift list. What follows is an emergency rendition of “12 Days of Christmas” – for outfitting your home or car in case of snow storm, earthquake, flood or other emergency. Read it as a simple list, or sing it to the tune of “12 Days” – you know, as in “ … and a partridge in a pear tree…” Not to make light of it, but the song is a familiar framework for a set of gift ideas that you could consider gathering together, even if the recipient already owns items such as a bunch of coats, tire chains and flashlights. Stores throughout the Gorge are stocked up on all these items. Buying all 12 days might be prohibitive, but here are three ideas for checking any of the dozen off your list (notations follow, 1-12.) The gift items needed to stay warm, dry and safe are also coded to suggest items in your abode (A) in your car (C) or both (B). 12 Gallons of Water (A) 11 Family meals (B) 10 Cans of propane (A) 9 Hygiene bags (B) 8 Packs of batteries (A) 7 Spare coats (B) 6 Bright red flares (C) 5 Cozy blankets (B) 4 Tire chains (C) 3 Flashlights (B) 2 cell phone chargers (B) 1 And a crush-proof first aid kit (B) Price ranges? Here’s a few quotes for days Three, Two, Four and Nine: n A family gift of flashlights (three will run $15-30, Hood River Supply, Tum-A-Lum) n Cell phone chargers (two will run $30-60) n Tire chains (basic set, $30, Les Schwab, returnable if unused for the winter) n Family meals ($100 or so should cover the basics for three or four reasonably well-fed days) n The home kit should be kept in a handy place near an exit, and remember that water needs to be replenished every few months. If you have a solid first aid kit already, switch out the gift idea with “and-a-sto-o-u-t- tub-for it-all …” Otherwise, it’s a case of assembling your home or car kits and making sure all members of the family know what the resources are and how to use them (ie flares and propane). Emergency situations are at worst life-threatening, at best deeply uncomfortable if you and your family are left without power for an extended period, or traveling and find yourself in a situation where you need to wait out a storm, lengthy traffic delay, or other crisis. Notes on the 12 gift ideas: 12 – Gallons of water: that’s one per person in a four-member family to last for three days, the recommended minimum to be prepared for utility outages. 11 – Easy-open packaged goods, energy bars, dried food and nuts are good things to include for nutrition. Think of what your family of four needs for three days to stay fortified and hydrated (see number 12). Can-opener also recommended 10 – If you have a propane camping stove, keep extra fuel handy. 9 – Hygiene bags: put packaged moistened towelettes, toilet paper, and plastic ties in large garbage bags (for personal sanitation) Resource list courtesy of Hood River County Emergency Management, Barbara Ayers, manager/ 541-386-1213. The county also reminds residents to Get a Kit, Make A Plan to connect your family if separated, and Stay Informed. See www.co.hood-river.or.us to opt-in for citizen alerts. Enlarge



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