Local Church Easter Services
• CrossPointe Fellowship (Baptist Church), 8605 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, 778-0719, has two services scheduled: “The Execution of God” on Good Friday, March 29, at 7 p.m.; and “The Result” on Easter Sunday, March 31, at 9 and 10:30 a.m.
• The Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, 778-1638, on Maundy Thursday, March 28. There will be a service including foot washing and stripping of the altar at 7 p.m., followed by the vigil watch in the garden. On Good Friday, March 29, there will be a service beginning at noon. Various preachers will speak on the Seven Last Words of Christ. Come and go as you can. There will be no Eucharist on Saturday, March 30. They will celebrate Easter with three services: Holy Eucharist Rite I at 7:30 a.m.; Festival Eucharist Rite II with choir and organ at 9 and 11 a.m.
• Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, 941-778-1813, will host a 7 p.m. worship on Maundy Thursday, March 28, Good Friday at noon, and 7 p.m. worship on March 29; and an 8 a.m. festival worship, a 9 a.m. fellowship brunch and a t 10:30 a.m. festival worship on Easter morning.
• Harvey Memorial Community Church, 300 Church St., Bradenton Beach, 779-1912, holds its regular Sunday service on Easter at 9:30 a.m.
• Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, 778-04143, holds a service commemorating the Last Supper on Thursday, March 28, at 7 p.m. Services are also scheduled for Friday, March 29, from noon to 1 p.m.; and Easter Sunday Services at 9 and 11 a.m.
• St. Bernard’s Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach, 778-4769, holds a Mass on Palm Sunday at 8 a.m. and Masses in the church and in the Parish Hall at 10 a.m.; Holy Week Masses at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, and a morning prayer every day this week at 9:15 a.m. On Holy Thursday, March 28, there will be a Mass of the Lord’s Last Supper at 7 p.m., an Altar of Reposition in the Chapel until 10 p.m. with a night prayer at 9:45 p.m. On Good Friday, there will be no morning Mass and there will be a Passion of Our Lord Mass at 3 p.m. and Stations of the Cross at 7 p.m. There will be a 10 a.m. Blessing of the Easter Baskets and an Eastern vigil Mass at 8 a.m. There will be Easter Masses at 8 a.m. and two Masses at 10 a.m., one in the church and one in the Parish Hall. There will be an Easter Egg Hunt on the church grounds after the 10 p.m. Mass.