Holy Week Schedule

Concordia Evangelical Lutheran, 1107 Pine St., will hold a Good Friday Worship at 6:30 p.m.

Easter Sunrise service will be held at 6:45 a.m. in the new section of the Idlewilde Cemetery. Breakfast will be at 7:30 a.m. at Concordia Lutheran, and the Easter worship service will begin at 9 a.m. Everyone is invited.

Shepherd of the Valley Church will hold an informal Good Friday communion service at 6:30-7:30 p.m. March 29 and an Easter service on Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to noon. All are welcome!

Shepherd of the Valley is located at 1631 Eighth St. in Hood River. For more information visit svbchr.org.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

St. Mary’s Catholic Church will hold the following special services during Holy Week:

March 28, Holy Thursday — 5:30 p.m. Mass (English); 7 p.m. Mass (Spanish)

March 29, Good Friday — 3 p.m. Stations of the Cross (bilingual); 5:30 p.m. Veneration of the Cross (English); 7 p.m. Veneration of the Cross (Spanish)

March 30, Holy Saturday — 8 p.m. Easter Vigil Mass (bilingual)

March 31, Easter Sunday — 8 a.m. Easter Mass (Spanish); 10 a.m. Easter Mass (English); 1 p.m. Easter Mass (Spanish)

Our Redeemer Lutheran Church invites the community to its Holy Week services:

March 28, Maundy Thursday — dinner and Bible study at 5:30 p.m., worship at 7 p.m.

March 29, Good Friday — 7 p.m. worship

March 31, Easter Sunday — worship services at 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., with Easter breakfast at 9 a.m.

The First Baptist Church of Hood River will be remembering the death of Lord Jesus with a Good Friday service March 29 at 7 p.m.

On Easter Sunday, the church invites the community to come celebrate the resurrection of Lord and Savior Jesus Christ with an Easter breakfast at 9 a.m. followed by a church service at 10:30 a.m.

The First Baptist Church is located at 1889 Belmont Drive.

Riverside Community Church will hold the following services during Holy Week:

March 28, Maundy Thursday — worship service, 7 p.m. at Bethel Congregational Church in White Salmon, Wash.; childcare available

March 29, Good Friday — worship service, 7 p.m.; childcare available

March 31, Easter Sunday — brunch, 9 a.m.; worship at 10:30 a.m.; Flowering of the Cross; Easter egg hunt after worship

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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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