Churches to hold special Easter services

Teressa Ennis and David Peck

Christian churches in North Big Horn County will celebrate the death and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ this week with a variety of special services, culminating with Easter on Sunday, March 31.
At St. John’s Lutheran Church, Rev. Jacob Benson will lead a Maundy Thursday Divine Service at 6:30 p.m. tonight (March 28). A Chief Service will be held on Good Friday at noon.
Easter Sunday at St. John’s will feature a sunrise vigil at 6:30 a.m., followed by Easter breakfast at 8:30. An Easter Divine Service will be directed by Rev. Benson at 10 a.m.
Lovell United Methodist Church pastor Rev. Janita Krayniak will lead a Maundy Thursday communion service this evening at 5 p.m. and a Good Friday Tenebrae service March 29 at 5 p.m., as well.
Pastor Krayniak will lead an Easter resurrection service March 31 at 9 a.m.
Father Glen Szczechowski will lead Holy Week services at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Lovell as follows:
Holy Thursday, March 28: Mass of the Lord’s Supper, 7 p.m.; Good Friday: Passion of Our Lord, 3 p.m. Father Szczechowski will lead an Easter Sunday Mass at 11 a.m. at the church in Lovell.
Bible Church Pastor Kurt McNabb will lead an Easter water baptism service Sunday with a message celebrating the resurrection of Christ at 9 a.m.
Pastor Johannes Slabbert of Cowley’s Water of Life Church will hold an Easter Sunday sunrise service at Frog Rock on Road 5 in the Sand Hills between Cowley and Byron at 7 a.m. with a fire and donuts and hot drinks offered.
Pastor Slabbert will then lead an Easter service at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at the Rocky Mountain High School with coffee served.
Pastor Dan Jarvis of the Lovell Assembly of God Church will lead an Easter Sunday service at 11 a.m., and Church of God pastor Gerald Cox will follow with an Easter Sunday service at the Assembly of God building at 1 p.m.
Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will hold a sacrament meeting only on Easter Sunday at the eight wards in North Big Horn County. Meeting times are as follows:
Cowley First Ward, 11:30 a.m.; Second Ward, 9 a.m.
Byron Ward, 9 a.m.
Lovell First Ward, 10 a.m.; Second Ward, 11:30 a.m.; Third Ward, 12:30 a.m.; Fourth Ward, 10:30 a.m. meeting in Byron; Fifth Ward, 9 a.m.