The Easter Egg and Easter Bunny have evolved into a cute tradition many families indulge in. It’s whimsical and sweet and an excuse to get your kids a little something. However, it is not the reason for the season. Houston has a plethora of egg hunting and bunny hopping opportunities but if you want to focus on the true meaning of Easter here are some great places to go to get the holiday back on track!
- Lakewood United Methodist Church – Living Last Supper (NW Houston) – On Maundy Thursday, Mar. 29, 2018, LUMC presents The Living Last Supper. It is a special dramatic presentation of The Last Living Supper at 7:00 pm in Asbury Hall. This dramatic recreation of the Last Supper will feature actors, choir and orchestra in a moving remembrance culminating in Holy Communion. Appropriate for kids and families.
- Messiah Lutheran Church – Journey to the Cross (Cypress) is hosting an interactive, self-guided tour through Jesus’ last week, March 30th, 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Free. You can imagine what life was like during this miraculous time in history as you get your hands washed, and?smash some olives, taste the foods of the Passover Festival, experience the tomb, and listen to the storyteller recount Jesus’ last week. Collect a wooden cross that you will take?home to remind you of the story of Jesus. Juice and cookies provided.
- Richmond Texas Stake presents Savior of the World from April 5-14, 2018, multiple shows at either 2 p.m. or 7 p.m. in English or Spanish. Savior of the World is a musical dramatic production produced by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The production depicts the Biblical accounts of the events surrounding the birth and death of Jesus Christ.
- Second Baptist Church (West) – Passion Experience it putting on the Passion Week Experience from Wednesday, March 28 through Friday, March 30, 2018. For two thousand years, Christians have observed the Stations of the Cross, a devotional exercise to reflect on the importance of Christ’s sacrifice on the cross and all the events surrounding it….As you visit each beautiful exhibit, you will walk the final steps of Jesus and experience the passion and the power of our Savior’s love for us like never before.
- Second Baptist Church (Cypress) – Easter Sunrise Baptism??On April 1, they will offer a special “Sunrise Baptism” featuring a free family breakfast at 7AM, followed by an 8AM baptism celebration service at the outdoor baptistery. The entire family will have plenty of time to then get ready and join the 9:30AM or 11AM Worship services. Please register HERE for this special service.
- St. Clare of Assisi Catholic Church (Clear Lake) – Living Stations of the Cross – Mar. 30, noon
- St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church (Bellaire) – Living Stations of the Cross – Mar. 30, noon
- St. Luke’s UMC – Howard Goodall’s “Invictus: A Passion” The premiere of a new composition for choir, soloists, anpremierestra commissioned for the Chancel Choir by St. Luke’s Friends of Music. Described by Howard as “a woman’s answer to the passion story,” Invictus features texts from a range of poets, including milia Lanyer ne Bassano, whose verse from “Salve Deus Rex Judorum” forms the central narrative thread. Palm Sunday, March 25, at 7 p.m. in the Sanctuary. Free admission. No tickets or reserved seating for this event.
- The Holy Ghost Community of Galveston-Houston (Bellaire) – Way of the Cross The way of the cross will be presented in English at 9:30 a.m. and Spanish at 5 p.m.
- University of St. Thomas – Way of the Cross Procession?Procession Friday, March 30, 2018 at 10:15 a.m. Starting at the Chapel of St. Basil, continuing throughout the city and welcomed at the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart. Bus Return to UST: $3 donation.
He is not here; for he is risen… Matthew 28:6