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Saturday

Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 40 10th St. W.: The Easter Vigil begins at 7 p.m. and includes baptism.

Easter egg hunt: The seventh annual Easter Egg Hunt is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Lewis and Clark Middle School, 1325 Lewis Ave., hosted by Emmanuel Baptist Church. Kids hunt for eggs based on their age group: birth-age 3 at 11:20 a.m.; age 4-kindergarten at 11:40 a.m.; first-third-graders at noon and fourth-sixth-graders at 12:20 p.m. The hunt is free, and there are also games, inflatables, food and prizes. For information, call Michael Laird at 406-461-8002 or 652-3161.

Easter egg hunt: The Rock Church, at 820 W. Ninth St. in Laurel, is holding a free hunt from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Age-appropriate hunts begin with the youngest at 11:20 a.m. There are free snow cones, cotton candy and popcorn, games, inflatable moon bounces and door prizes. Meet the Easter Bunny. For more information, go online to www.therockmt.com.

Faith E, 3145 Sweetwater Drive: An Easter egg hunt for children through fourth grade is at 10 a.m. The Easter service is at 5 p.m.

Holy Cross Church Episcopal, 2429 Mission Way: Easter Vigil begins at 7 p.m.

Holy Rosary Church, 521 Custer Ave.: An Easter Vigil is at 9 p.m.

Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, 1108 24th St. W.: The film "The Passion of the Christ" is shown at 5 p.m., with prayer, reflection and discussion time following. No Saturday evening worship will be held.

Mayflower Congregational United Church of Christ, 2940 Poly Drive: The Holy Saturday Vigil is from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

King of Glory Lutheran Church, 4125 Grand Ave.: The Great Vigil of Easter, a 90-minute worship experience, begins at 8 p.m. The Vigil of Easter is the turning point of darkness to light within Holy Week. It is the oldest, richest and most sacred of liturgies. Within this liturgy, the church experiences with Christ the passage from death to life. Individual candles, Bible stories, affirming baptism and the first Holy Communion of Easter is celebrated.

St. Bernard's Parish, 226 Wicks Lane: An Easter celebration begins at 8 p.m. There will be no 5 p.m. Mass.

St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 119 N. 33rd St.: An Easter Vigil begins at 5 p.m.

Trinity Lutheran Church, 537 Grand Ave.: There is a worship service at 5 p.m.

Easter Day services

American Lutheran Church, 5 Lewis Ave.: Festival worship is at 8:30 and 11 a.m. Congregation youth serve breakfast from 7:30 to 11 a.m.

Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 40 10th St. W.: Easter Sunday services are at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m., with a potluck breakfast at 9:30 a.m.

Faith E, 3145 Sweetwater Drive: Easter services are at 8:30 and 11 a.m. Easter brunch is served from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

First Baptist Church, 218 N 34th St.: There is a sunrise service from 6:30 to 7 a.m. at Terrace Gardens on 34th Street West by the huge cross. At the church, Easter celebrations are at 9 and 10:30 a.m., with the Easter breakfast from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Those coming to the second service can come early to eat before that service begins at 10:30 a.m., and those who attend the first service at 9 a.m. can eat afterward.

First Congregational Church, 310 N. 27th St.: Prime-timers study time at 10 a.m. focuses on "How Then Shall We Live." The festival Easter Sunday worship at 11 a.m. features the choirs, brass, timpani and organ. All are invited to join the choir in singing the Hallelujah Chorus.

First Presbyterian Church, 2420 13th St. W.: Easter worship services are at 8 and 10:30 a.m., with an Easter brunch served from 9 to 10 a.m. in the church's Fellowship Hall.

First United Methodist Church, 2800 Fourth Ave. N.: There is an Easter sunrise worship at 6:30 a.m. at Riverfront Park in Shelter No. 2. Easter breakfast is served from 8 to 10 a.m. in Brother Van Hall and includes stuffed French toast, sausage, scrambled eggs, fruit salad, orange juice, regular and specialty coffee and more, all for a freewill offering. Easter worship services are at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. If you'd like to join in on the singing of the "Hallelujah Chorus" at the close of the 10:30 a.m. service, stop in for a quick rehearsal at 10 a.m.

Grace Lutheran Church LCMC, meeting at Smith West Chapel, 304 34th St. W.: Easter breakfast is from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. before the 9 a.m. worship.

Grace United Methodist Church, 1935 Ave. B: The youth lead the sunrise service at 6:30 a.m. on the patio by the fellowship hall. The setting includes a fire pit for warmth. Pets are welcome. After the service, there is a light breakfast of scones, yogurt and fruit from 7 to 8 a.m. Easter worship is at 10:15 a.m. After worship, the youth are hosting an Easter egg hunt for toddlers through those in fifth grade. Please bring a basket. An Easter egg hunt for youth and young adults begins at about noon.

Holy Rosary Church, 521 Custer Ave.: Easter morning masses are at 8 a.m. at Holy Rosary, 10 a.m. at Little Flower and at noon at Our Lady of Guadalupe.

Hope United Methodist Church, 244 Wicks Lane: A sunrise service begins at 6:30 a.m. on the front patio. Easter brunch is served from 7 to 10:15 a.m. Easter worship is at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. There is no Sunday school.

King of Glory Lutheran Church, 4125 Grand Ave.: Easter Sunday Holy Communion worship services are at 8, 9:30 and 11 a.m., featuring the Adult Choir, Hand Bell Choir and the Halleluiah Chorus. Pastries and muffins between services are provided by the women of the Fellowship Committee.

Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, 1108 24th St. W.: A sunrise service with Holy Communion is at 6:30 a.m. Holy Communion services with music provided by the Yellowstone Brass is at 9 and 11 a.m. Easter breakfast is served by the youth from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. All funds raised are being matched by Thrivent for Christikon Camp scholarships. A movie matinee featuring "Tuesdays with Morrie" is at 3 p.m. Popcorn and lemonade are provided.

Mayflower Congregational United Church of Christ, 2940 Poly Drive: At 8:30 a.m., there is an Easter breakfast with egg casseroles, fruit, juice, muffins and bread, hosted by the Mission and Outreach Committee. At 9:30 a.m. the Christian Education Committee sponsors an Easter egg hunt for all youth on the church grounds. The Easter worship at 10 a.m. includes joy, color, celebration and music. There is no Sunday school, but a nursery is provided.

Mount Olive Lutheran Church, 2336 St. Johns Ave.: The Easter Communion services are at 7 and 10:45 a.m.

New Life Church, 3/4 mile south of King on Shiloh Road: The Easter service begins at 10 a.m.

Parkhill Assembly of God, 1707 Parkhill Drive: Easter breakfast is served at 8:30 a.m. before the worship at 10 a.m.

Peace Lutheran, 1301 Ave. D: Easter Festival worship with Holy Communion is at 9 and 10:30 a.m. Music is provided by the Folk Group, adult choir, trumpet and bells. The youth serve breakfast from 8 to 10 a.m.

Pilgrim Congregational Church, 409 S. 36th St.: There is an Easter sunrise service at Highland Park at 6:30 a.m. with a breakfast at the church after the service. An Easter worship service at the church is at 10 a.m.

St. Bernard Parish, 226 Wicks Lane: Easter Sunday masses are at 8:30 and 11 a.m. Note the time change.

St. John's Lutheran Ministries, 3940 Rimrock Road: St. John's Pastoral Care staff, which includes Pastor Tom Peterman, Pastor Maryann Morgenstern, Chaplain Tom Schleder and Pastoral Intern Alison Williams, leads Easter worship services at 9 a.m. in the Sunshine Room between Heritage Place and Unity Square, at 9:30 a.m. on Garden Court, at 10 a.m. at The Vista and at 11 a.m. in the Ocee Johnson Chapel. In addition, services in the cottages include Langemo at 9:30 a.m., Hansen at 10 a.m., Ligget at 10:30 a.m., Powers at 11 a.m., Transitional Care at 11:30 a.m., Moorburg at 1 p.m., Fischer at 1:30 p.m. and Jensen at 2 p.m. Family and friends of residents are welcome. There is no 7 p.m. worship in the Ocee Johnson Chapel on Easter Sunday.

St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 119 N. 33rd St.: There is an Easter Sunday service at 8 a.m. The 10 a.m. service includes incense, a children's sermon and Easter egg hunt.

Shiloh United Methodist Church, 1810 Shiloh Road: The sunrise service is at 6:30 a.m., followed by light refreshments. Easter worship services are at 8 and 10 a.m. No children's Sunday school is being held. An Easter egg hunt for children through sixth grade is at 11:15 a.m.

Trinity Lutheran Church, 537 Grand Ave.: The sunrise service is at 6:30 a.m. at 1416 Canyon Trail Road in Lockwood. Worship services in the church are at 8 and 10:30 a.m.

St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 180 24th St. W.: The Easter worship service is at 11 a.m., with special music performed by the choir. Youth and adult Sunday school classes meet at 9:30 a.m.

Yellowstone Lutheran Church, 852 Governors Blvd.: A family style Easter breakfast opens at 9 a.m. There is an Easter egg hunt for young kids and a scavenger hunt for older kids at 10 a.m. The worship celebration is at 10:30 a.m.

Monday

Mayflower Congregational United Church of Christ, 2940 Poly Drive: At 7 p.m., the Caring And Resourceful Daring Stampers (CARDS) make graduation cards for the congregation members to take and use. No experience is necessary, and everyone is welcome. All supplies are provided.

Wednesday

Billings Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2032 Central Ave.: Jaq Quanbeck speaks on "Living on the Edge of Science" at the 7 p.m. alternate service.

Mayflower Congregational United Church of Christ, 2940 Poly Drive: At noon, the Women of Mayflower host a celebration of spring luncheon for all church women to benefit Camp Mimanagish. Delicious salads and special music is provided. Call the church office at 656-5414 to RSVP.

Friday

Trinity Lutheran Church, 537 Grand Ave.: At 7 p.m., the movie "We Shall Not Be Moved" is being shown. In this 90-minute movie, photographs, film and personal accounts from pastors, activists, church and community members unflinchingly tell the story of the American civil rights movement. There is no admission charge.

Saturday, April 30

Garage and bake sale: The Methodist Church in Huntley is having its sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 30.

Garage sale: Shiloh United Methodist Church at 1810 Shiloh Road is having its sale from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday and 8 a.m. to noon Friday, April 27-29.

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