Here’s what’s happening this week at HBPres!
Holy Week Schedule
- Wed., April 16: No Wednesday Night meal or programs (Chancel Choir WILL meet at 7:00)
- Thurs., April 17: 5:30-6:30 PM Dinner and Clean up, 6:30-7:15 PM Maundy Thursday Worship in the Sanctuary
- Fri., April 18: 7:30 PM Good Friday Tenebrae service
- Sat., April 19: 9:00 AM Pancake Breakfast & Egg Hunt, 9:00 PM Easter Vigil
Easter, Sunday, April 20, 2014
- 9:00 AM Easter Service Sanctuary
- 10:00 AM Easter Breads Emory Hall
- 11:00 AM Easter Service Sanctuary
- 12:00 PM Blood Pressure Checks Living Rm.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
- 6:00 PM Nutritional (Esselsyne) Sup. Group Eline Hall
- 7:00 PM Chancel Choir Rehearsal Choir Rm.
Thursday, April 17, 2014
- 5:30 PM Maundy Thursday Dinner/Clean-up Emory Hall
- 6:30 PM Maundy Thursday Worship Sanctuary
Friday, April 18, 2014
- 11:30 PM Ladies Lunch Bunch, Nancy’s Bagel Grounds- 2101 Frankfort Ave.
- 6:00 PM Good Friday Music Rehearsal Sanctuary
- 7:30 PM Good Friday Tenebrae Service Sanctuary
Saturday, April 19, 2014
- 6:00 AM Set-Up & Cooking for Pancake Break. Emory Hall
- 9:00 AM Easter Egg Hunt & Pancake Breakfast Emory Hall
- 9:00 AM HB Quilters 209
- 9:00 PM Easter Vigil (Nursery Closed) Sanctuary
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