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Places of worship throughout Pinellas County have special services and events scheduled from Palm Sunday through Easter Sunday.

Clearwater First Church of the Nazarene
CLEARWATER – “The Trial of Caiaphas,” an Easter drama, Sunday, March 24, 5:30 p.m., at Clearwater First Church of the Nazarene, 1875 Nursery Road. The presentation is free. Call 536-1498.

St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church
CLEARWATER – Holy Week events at St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, 1955 S. Belcher Road include Holy Thursday service, March 28, 7 p.m., Mass of the Lord’s Supper and Mandatum. Eucharistic adoration will continue to midnight. Good Friday services, March 29, solemn morning prayer, 9 a.m.; Stations of the Cross, noon and 7 p.m.; Solemn Celebration of the Lord’s Passion and Communion service, 3 p.m. Holy Saturday, March 30, Solemn Celebration of the Easter Vigil, 8 p.m. Call 531-7721 or visit www.scosparish.org.

Episcopal Church of the Good Samaritan
CLEARWATER – Holy Week events at the Episcopal Church of the Good Samaritan, 2165 NE Coachman Road include Maundy Thursday, March 28, 7 p.m., liturgy; Good Friday, March 29, The Passion and Solemn Collects, noon; Holy Saturday, March 30, Great Vigil of Easter, 8 p.m.; and Easter service, Sunday, March 31, 10 a.m.

The church also will participate in an ecumenical celebration of the Lord’s passion and death Friday, March 29, 7 p.m., at Grace Lutheran Church, 1812 Highland Ave. Call 461-1717 or visit www.goodsamaritan-swfla.org.

Peace Memorial Presbyterian Church
CLEARWATER – Holy Week events at Peace Memorial Presbyterian Church, 110 S. Fort Harrison Ave., include Palm Sunday service, March 24, 10:30 a.m.; Maundy Thursday memorial meal, March 28, 6 p.m.; Good Friday service, March 29, noon; and Easter Sunday celebration, March 31, featuring an egg hunt and brunch, 9 a.m.; and worship with Communion, 10:30 a.m. All are welcome to attend. Call 446-3001 or visit www.peacememorial.org.

Highland Presbyterian Church of Clearwater-Largo
CLEARWATER – Holy Week events at Highland Presbyterian Church of Clearwater-Largo, 1885 S. Highland Ave., include Maundy Thursday, March 28, 4 p.m., traditional soup and bread supper and worship, and Easter Sunday, March 31, sunrise service and breakfast, 7:30 a.m.; and worship service, 10 a.m. Call 584-1191 or visit www.highlandpcusa.org.

Chapel by the Sea
CLEARWATER – Easter services at Chapel by the Sea, 54 Bay Esplanade, Clearwater Beach, on Sunday, March 31, include a sunrise service, 7 a.m.; traditional services, 9 and 10:30 a.m.; and youth Sunday school, 10:30 a.m. Call 446-0430.

Holy Trinity Episcopal Church
CLEARWATER – Holy Week events at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 3200 McMullen Booth Road, include Palm Sunday service, March 24, 8 and 10 a.m.; Good Friday, March 29, Liturgy, noon to 1 p.m.; and “Way of the Cross,” 7 p.m.; and Easter Sunday, March 31, 8 and 10 a.m. Call 796-5514 or visit www.holytrinityclw.org.

St. John’s Episcopal Church
CLEARWATER – Holy Week services at St. John’s Episcopal Church is at 1676 S. Belcher Road, include Maundy Thursday, March 28, 7 p.m.; Good Friday, March 29, noon and 7 p.m.; Easter Eve, Saturday, March 30, 5 p.m., Vigil with Eucharist; and Easter Day, Sunday, March 31, 8 and 10 a.m., with Holy Eucharist. Call 531-6020.

Unity Community Church
DUNEDIN – Holy Week events at Unity Community Church,1315 Bayshore Blvd., include Good Friday, March 29, noon to 1 p.m., a reflection on Jesus’ last day and his last words spoken and Easter Sunday, March 31, 10 a.m., a lesson of the resurrection presented by Elsie Huebner, spiritual leader. Call 734-0635 or 791-7732.

Calvary Episcopal Church
INDIAN ROCKS BEACH – Holy Week events at Calvary Episcopal Church, 1615 First St., include Maundy Thursday, March 28, 7:30 p.m., Liturgy of Maundy Thursday; Good Friday, March 29, Liturgy of Good Friday, 1 p.m., and evening prayer and Stations of the Cross, 6 p.m.; Easter Eve, Saturday, March 30, Easter Vigil for kids and families, 5 p.m., followed by an Easter egg hunt; and the Great Vigil of Easter, 8 p.m.; Easter Sunday, March 31, “Sunrise on the Waterfront,” 7 a.m., Solemn Eucharist of Easter Day, 8 and 10 a.m. Call 595-2374 or visit www.calvaryirb.org.

Hope Presbyterian Church
LARGO – Holy Week events at Hope Presbyterian Church,1698 S. Belcher Road, include Palm Sunday worship, March 24, 10:15 a.m., featuring children's palm procession and choir cantata; Maundy Thursday worship with potluck, March 28, 6 p.m., in Hambley Hall, features a time of remembrance of The Last Supper; Good Friday (Tenebrae) worship, March 29, 7 p.m.; Easter Carnival, Saturday, March 30, 10 a.m. to midnight; Easter Sunday worship, March 31, 7:30 a.m., featuring an outdoor sunrise service followed by a continental breakfast in Hambley Hall at 8:15 a.m.; and Easter worship with Communion, Sunday, March 31, 10:15 a.m. Call 531-3200.

St. Dunstan’s Episcopal Church
LARGO – Holy Week events at St. Dunstan’s Episcopal Church, 10888 126th Ave. N., include Maundy Thursday, March 28, 6 p.m., with Nathan Speck-Eewr; Good Friday, March 29, 6 p.m., with the Rev. Jim Carter; and Easter Sunday, March 31, 10:15 a.m., with Nathan Speck-Ewer. Call 586-6968 or visit www.stdunstansfl.org.

Christ Presbyterian Church
LARGO – Holy Week events at Christ Presbyterian Church, 3115 Dryer Ave., include Palm Sunday worship, March 24, 10 a.m.; Maundy Thursday, March 28, 5:30 p.m., dinner followed by Communion; Good Friday, March 29, 7 p.m., vigil by youth; Easter Eve, Saturday, March 30, 9 a.m., Easter egg hunt and pancake breakfast; and Easter Sunday, March 31, 10 a.m., Easter and resurrection worship service. Call 584-8695 or visit largocpc.com.

Holy Spirit Ecumenical Catholic Church
LARGO – Holy Week events at Holy Spirit Ecumenical Catholic Church, 6152 126th Ave., include Palm Sunday service, Sunday, March 24, 10:30 a.m.; Holy Thursday, March 28, 7 p.m.; Good Friday – Friday, March 29, 7 p.m.; Easter Eve Vigil, Saturday, March 30, 8 p.m.; and Easter Sunday Mass, March 31, 10:30 a.m. Call 232-3918 or visit holyspiritecc.org.

Friendship Community Church
MADEIRA BEACH – Easter Sunday service at Friendship Community Church, 4321 Duhme Road, Sunday, March 31, 7 a.m. “He’s Alive” will be performed by the Friendship Players with music by church singers. Free breakfast follows. A second Easter service will be presented at 10 a.m. Call 410-4121.

Church By The Sea
MADEIRA BEACH – Holy Week events at Church By The Sea, 495 137th Ave. Circle, include Maundy Thursday, March 28, 7 p.m.; and Easter Sunday, March 31, sunrise service, 8 a.m., at the entrance to John’s Pass Village; traditional worship service, 9:30 a.m.; and contemporary worship service, 11:15 a.m. Nursery will be provided for the 9:30 and 11:15 a.m. services. Call 391-7706.

Faith City Church
PALM HARBOR – An Easter Sunday service will be presented Sunday, March 31, 10 a.m., at Faith City Church at The Center, 1500 16th St. The service will feature practical teaching, an egg hunt for kids and music. Call 487-2489 or visit www.faithcity.tv.

First Baptist Church Pinellas Park
PINELLAS PARK – The choir will present “Because We Believe,” by Marty Parks, Sunday, March 24, 10:30 a.m., at First Baptist Church Pinellas Park, 5495 Park Blvd. Childcare will be provided. Call 546-9870.

Good Samaritan Church
PINELLAS PARK – The congregation will participate in an outdoor Procession of Palms on Palm Sunday, March 24, at Good Samaritan Church, 6085 Park Blvd. The worship service will begin at 10:30 a.m., with the procession and singing, celebrating Jesus' triumphant entry into Jerusalem shortly before his crucifixion. The Rev. Dan Maiden's message is titled "Intention: Planning Ahead." Visitors are encouraged to remain for the fellowship hour and light refreshments following the service.

The church also will host Holy Week services including Maundy Thursday, March 28, 7 p.m. There will be special music, sharing of the Upper Room Meal and open Communion, and the traditional draping and darkening of the worship center.

On Good Friday, March 29, the worship center will be open for prayer and meditation from 1 to 3 p.m. Easter Sunday, March 31, festivities begin at 6:45 a.m. with a sunrise service, followed by breakfast for all participants. Traditional Easter service will be at 10:30 a.m. and include open Communion, special music, and the message, "Fulfillment: Homeward Bound," delivered by Maiden. Following the service, children will take part in an Easter Egg Hunt in Peace Garden. A Fellowship Hour will include light refreshments. Call 544-8558 or visit www.goodsam-church.org.

New Journey Fellowship
PINELLAS PARK – Holy Week events at New Journey Fellowship, 4090 78th Ave., include Good Friday, March 29, 6 p.m., showing of the film “Passion of the Christ;” Easter Sunday services, March 31, 7, 9:15 and 10:45 a.m. A free breakfast buffet will be served from 8:15 to 10:30 a.m. Age-appropriate classes will be offered at 9:15 and 10:45 a.m. Call 344-1063.

Park Place Wesleyan Church
PINELLAS PARK – An Easter event, One Day, is scheduled on Saturday, March 30, 6 p.m.; and Sunday, March 31, 10:15 a.m., at Park Place Wesleyan Church, 4400 70th Ave. N. One Day includes music, real-life stories, a message, photo booths for a free, professional Easter portrait; and a one-day art gallery featuring submissions for artists in the church. All pieces of art will be available for purchase with proceeds going to the Hannah Grace Foundation. A nursery will be provided for ages 2 and younger. Call 526-3673 or visit www.oneday.ppwc.org.

St. Petersburg Community Church
ST. PETERSBURG – A Palm Sunday service will be presented Sunday, March 24, 10 a.m., at St. Petersburg Community Church, 4501 30th Ave. N. The free service will include a special musical presentation, “Because He Lives,” the story of Jesus on His journey to the cross and celebration of the resurrection. A nursery will be provided for infants to age 4.

Easter Sunday programs on March 31 include a free pancake breakfast at 9 a.m. in the fellowship hall. A special puppet show will help tell the message of Easter. The church will then celebrate the resurrection in worship with a special Easter message at 10 a.m. A nursery will be provided for infants through age 4. Call 525-0012 or visit www.gracetograce.org.

Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd
SEMINOLE – Holy Week services at Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, 10891 102nd Ave. N., include Maundy Thursday, March 28, 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.; Good Friday, March 29, 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.; and Easter Sunday, March 31, 8:30 and 11 a.m. Call 391-4644.

Oakhurst United Methodist Church
SEMINOLE – Holy Week services at Oakhurst United Methodist Church,13400 Park Blvd., include Palm Sunday, March 24, 9:30 and 11 a.m., “Love So Amazing,” an Easter cantata presented by the church’s choir and orchestra; Maundy Thursday, March 28, 7 p.m., service with Communion in the sanctuary; Good Friday, March 29, Stations of the Cross, noon to 2:30 p.m., commemorative service, 2:45 p.m.; Easter Sunday, March 31, sunrise service, 7:30 a.m. at the picnic area behind the foundry; continental breakfast, 8 a.m.; contemporary service, 8:30 a.m.; traditional services, 9:30 and 11 a.m.; Easter egg hunt and Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; and adult Sunday school, 11 a.m. Call 391-4769.

Seminole First Baptist Church
SEMINOLE – Seminole First Baptist Church, 11045 Park Blvd., will present “Where Love and Mercy Meet,” an Easter musical, on Sunday, March 24, 9:30 a.m. Call 392-7729.

Faith Presbyterian Church
SEMINOLE – Holy Week events at Faith Presbyterian Church, 11501 Walker Ave., include Palm Sunday, March 24, 9:20 and 11 a.m., “Calvary’s Love,” an Easter cantata under the direction of David Lawhead; Good Friday, March 29, 7 p.m., “Service of Shadows;” Easter Sunday services, March 31, sunrise service, 7:30 a.m.; contemporary service, 9:20 a.m.; traditional worship, 11 a.m.; and Sunday school, 9:20 and 11 a.m. Call 391-0596.

Connect 2 Christ Church
SEMINOLE – The nondenominational Connect 2 Christ Church will present its third annual Easter sunrise service on Sunday, March 31, 7 a.m., at Seminole City Park, 7464 Ridge Road. A complimentary light breakfast will be provided by Caspers McDonalds of Seminole beginning at 6:30 a.m. For information, visit c2cchurch.com.

St. Justin Martyr Roman Catholic Church
SEMINOLE – Holy Week events at St. Justin Martyr Roman Catholic Church, 10851 Ridge Road, include Holy Thursday, March 28, 7 p.m.; Good Friday, March 29, 3 p.m.; Holy Saturday vigil, March 30, 8 p.m.; and Easter Sunday, March 31, featuring an Easter “Sonrise” service, 7 a.m.; and Easter masses, 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. A Portuguese-speaking community service will be offered Sunday, March 31, 7 p.m. Call 397-3312 or visit www.stjustinmartyr.net.

Bay Ridge Baptist Church
SEMINOLE – Holy Week events at Bay Ridge Baptist Church, 6155 113th St. N., include Good Friday, March 29, 7 p.m., in the fellowship hall; and Easter Sunday, March 31, 10:30 p.m., in the main sanctuary. Call 391-1935 or visit www.bayridgebaptist.org.

Paradise Lutheran Church
TREASURE ISLAND – Easter Sunday services, March 31, at Paradise Lutheran Church, 10255 Paradise Blvd., include an outdoor sunrise service, 7 a.m.; and a festival Easter service, 10 a.m. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Call 360-5739.
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