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Santa Clarita Valley Holy Week events

Posted: April 16, 2011 1:55 a.m.
Updated: April 16, 2011 1:55 a.m.
 

St. Stephen’s Palm Sunday service
What: St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church holds Palm Sunday service.
When: Holy Eucharist and Palm Procession at 7:45 a.m.   10 a.m. services on April 17
Where: St. Stephen’s, 24901 Orchard Village Road, Valencia 91355
Contact: (661) 259-7307 or www.st-stephens.org

Friendly Valley Palm Sunday service
What: Friendly Valley Community Church (United Methodist) holds Palm Sunday service. The Chancel Choir will sing “Crown Him Hosanna” & “Lift Up Your Heads.”  The sanctuary will be decorated with palm fronds, and everyone will receive a palm cross.  Pastor Stan will preach on “How’s the World Treating You, Jesus?”
When: 10 a.m. on April 17
Where: Friendly Valley Community Church (United Methodist), 19246 Ave. of the Oaks, Newhall 91321
Contact: (661) 251-1311

Unitarian service
What: John Cooper, vice president of Unitarian Universalists of SCV, will be looking at “The Story of Palm Sunday” to see the specal meaning for Unitarian Universalists. The third Sunday collection will go toward purchasing bricks to support the Santa Clarita Valley Community Garden.
When: 10:30 a.m. April 17
Where: 22900 Market St., Newhall 91321
Contact: uuofscv.org

Lenten study discussion
What: St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church will hold a Lenten study discussion group using the book, “Christianity for the Rest of Us: How the Neighborhood Church is Transforming the Faith,” by Diane Butler-Bass. Free and open to the public. Books are available at the church.
When: Share a common meal from 11:30 a.m. to noon, noon to 1:15 p.m. group discussion and closing prayers from 1:15-1:30 p.m. on April 17
Where: St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 24091 Orchard Village Road, Valencia 91355
Contact: (661) 259-7307

Grace Baptist Communion service
What: Grace Baptist Church holds Communion service. Child care is available for kids 4 years and younger.
When: 6 p.m. on April 17
Where: Grace Baptist Church, 22833 Copper Hill Drive, Santa Clarita 91350
Contact: www.gracebaptist.org

St. Stephen’s service
What: St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church holds Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament.
When: 7 p.m. on April 20
Where: St. Stephen’s, 24901 Orchard Village Road, Valencia 91355
Contact: (661) 259-7307 or www.st-stephens.org

Santa Clarita Baptist services
What: Santa Clarita Baptist Church holds a Good Friday candlelight service and Resurrection service.
When: Good Friday service at 7 p.m. on April 22; Resurrection service at 10:30 a.m. on April 24
Where: Santa Clarita Baptist Church, 27249 Luther Drive, Canyon Country 91351
Contact: (661) 252-2282

‘Passion Play’
What: Grace Baptist Church presents “Passion Play,” a dramatic reenactment that combines a full orchestra and 120 voice choir with more than 100 cast members to explain the heart of God’s plan to restore a relationship with mankind. Complimentary tickets for early entry available at the church. Play is not appropriate for children 6 years and younger. Child care available for 6 years and under.
When: 7:30 p.m. from April 20-22; 3 p.m. on April 23. Doors open 30 minutes prior to event.
Where: Grace Baptist Church, 22833 Copper Hill Drive, Santa Clarita 91350
Contact: www.gracebaptist.org

Friendly Valley Maundy Thursday service
What: Friendly Valley Community Church (United Methodist) holds Maundy Thursday service. Holy Communion by candlelight around tables, re-creating an early Christian worship event including pita bread, raisins, cheese and other finger foods. A living tableau of Leonardo da Vinci’s “The Last Supper” will be formed.  The choir will share three selections.
When: 7 p.m. on April 21
Where: Friendly Valley Community Church (United Methodist), 19246 Ave. of the Oaks, Newhall 91321
Contact: (661) 251-1311

St. Stephen’s Maundy Thursday service
What: St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church holds Maundy Thursday service.
When: “Agape” Meal with music and readings at 6 p.m. and Holy Eucharist, Foot Washing and Stripping of the Altar at 7:30 p.m. on April 21
Where: St. Stephen’s, 24901 Orchard Village Road, Valencia 91355
Contact: (661) 259-7307 or www.st-stephens.org

Friendly Valley Good Friday service
What: Friendly Valley Community Church (United Methodist) holds a Good Friday service. A simple service in the sanctuary, including Scripture readings, singing of familiar hymns and the participation of a soloist singing “The Old Rugged Cross.”  The gradual dimming of the lights and the extinguishing of the candles as the service progresses will symbolize the flight of the disciples and the crucifixion and death of Jesus.
When: Noon on April 22
Where: Friendly Valley Community Church (United Methodist), 19246 Ave. of the Oaks, Newhall 91321
Contact: (661) 251-1311

St. Stephen’s Good Friday service
What: St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church holds a Good Friday service.
When: Liturgy at noon; potluck meatless supper at 6 p.m.; interactive “Stations of the Cross” at 6:30 p.m. and “Tenebrae” Service of lessons and light at 7:30 p.m. on April 22
Where: St. Stephen’s, 24901 Orchard Village Road, Valencia 91355
Contact: (661) 259-7307 or www.st-stephens.org

Sunrise Services
What: The Alliance of Christian Churches of Acton and Agua Dulce present Easter services and pageant depicting the trial, crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
When: 2 p.m. on April 23 and 5 a.m. on April 24
Where: Vasquez Rocks, 10700 W. Escondido Canyon Road, Agua Dulce 91390
Contact: www.sunriseservice.org

Calvary holiday services
What: Calvary Evangelical Lutheran Church hosts Palm Sunday, Good Friday and Maundy Thursday services. All are welcome.
When: Palm Sunday service at 10 a.m. on April 17; Good Friday service at 7 p.m. on April 22; Maundy Thursday service at 7 p.m. on April 21
Where: Calvary Evangelical Lutheran Church, 19554 Calla Way, Canyon Country 91351
Contact: (661) 252-2697, www.calvarylutheranscv.org or info@calvarylutheranscv.org

Calvary Easter service
What: Calvary Evangelical Lutheran Church hosts Easter service breakfast. All are welcome.
When: Breakfast at 8:30 a.m. and service at 10 a.m. April 24
Where: Calvary Evangelical Lutheran Church, 19554 Calla Way, Canyon Country 91351
Contact: (661) 252-2697, www.calvarylutheranscv.org or info@calvarylutheranscv.org

Grace Baptist Resurrection Sunday services
What: Grace Baptist Church holds Resurrection Sunday worship services.
When: Outdoor sunrise service at 6:30 a.m. on April 24; indoor services at 9 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. on April 24
Where: Grace Baptist Church, 22833 Copper Hill Drive, Santa Clarita 91350
Contact: www.gracebaptist.org

Friendly Valley Easter service
What: Friendly Valley Community Church (United Methodist) holds a Easter service. A celebration in the sanctuary featuring the singing of “Jesus Christ is Risen” and “Tell the World of His Love.” “The Victory of the Eternal Over the Temporary” will be delivered by Pastor Stan Fix.
When: 10 a.m. on April 24
Where: Friendly Valley Community Church (United Methodist), 19246 Avenue of the Oaks, Newhall 91321
Contact: (661) 251-1311

St. Stephen’s Easter services
What: St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church holds Easter services.
When: Great Vigil of Easter at 8 p.m. followed by Break the Fast: Chocolate and Champagne at 10 p.m. on April 23; Easter celebrations at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. on April 24. Easter egg hunts follow each service.
Where: St. Stephen’s, 24901 Orchard Village Road, Valencia 91355
Contact: (661) 259-7307 or www.st-stephens.org

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