Easter service: Easter Sunday at the Lutheran Church of St. John starts with sunrise service at 6:30 a.m. Easter communion services will be at 8 and 10:30 a.m. St. James Lutheran Church with the youth serving breakfast at 9:15 a.m. For more information, call (217) 222-8447.
Easter service: The First Baptist Church, 407 N. Sixth in Canton, Mo., will have Easter services at 10:15 a.m. Sunday. Services will include music, a dramatic presentation and communion. Breakfast will be served 8:45-9:45 a.m. in the Church Fellowship Hall.
Easter worship: Trinity Church, South 24th and Cherry Lane, will celebrate the resurrection at 10:30 a.m. Easter. Worship will include communion, contemporary songs, traditional hymns and the sound of the organ. The Chancel Choir is directed by Garrett Ruffin; the Contemporary Praise Band and a brass ensemble is directed by Kathleen Dooley and Matt Gabriel. Rich Ellerman will be a featured soloist. An Easter message will be given by the church's pastor, the Rev. Tim White. Nursery care and van service will be available. Call (217) 222-1499 for additional information.
Service and breakfast: St. James Lutheran Church, 900 S. 17th, will have Easter communion services at 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. An Easter breakfast, served by the youth, will be at 9:15 a.m. Sunday.
Easter Sunday: The First Baptist Church of Canton, 407 N. Sixth in Canton, Mo., will have Easter services at 10:15 a.m. Sunday, including music, a drama and communion. Breakfast will be served from 8:45 to 9:45 a.m. in the Church Fellowship Hall.
Interim pastor: Steve Disseler, retired chaplain at Good Samaritan Home, will be conducting worship services on an interim basis at Salem Church, Ninth and State in Quincy. Easter celebrations will begin with a sunrise service at 6:30 a.m., the church's traditional breakfast at 7:30 a.m., and a 9 a.m. worship service. The 9 a.m. service will include performances by the Salem Hand Bell Choir, the Youth Choir and the Salem Choristers. For information, call (217) 222-0601.
Sunrise service: Easter will see a sunrise service at 6:30 a.m. Sunday at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Coatsburg, followed by a breakfast for worshippers. There will be a 9 a.m. worship service.
Service in Greenmount Cemetery: Central Baptist Church, Seventh and Broadway, will have an Easter sunrise service in Greenmount Cemetery at 6:30 a.m. Sunday. Directional signs will be posted on South 12th Street by the cemetery. Communion will be served. Gluten-free wafers will be available upon request. Participants should bring a lawn chair, warm blanket, gloves and a friend. A free-will offering will be received for Central Baptist Church's evangelism efforts.
Communion service: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Bowen, will have its Easter Sunday service with Holy Communion at 7 a.m. March 31, with a meal to follow.
Lord's supper: Riverside Community Church is presenting "The Living Lord's Supper" free at 6 p.m. April 7. The performance will be presented at the church's 201 N. Third building. Doors open at 5 p.m., with free hot dogs, popcorn and soda. For questions, call (217) 228-9006.
Quartet convention: A chartered bus trip is planned for Louisville, Ky., to attend the National Quartet Convention Sept. 9-12. The deposit for the trip must be paid by April 3. The deposit of $165 includes tickets to the National Quartet Convention for three nights and transportation. The motel expense will be paid individually upon arrival. Cost of motel rooms for three nights: king bed: $200; queen beds, two people: $230; three people, $265; and four people, $300. The bus leaves Sept 9 from the Augusta Assembly of God at 7 a.m. and travels to the Quincy Wal-Mart parking lot to pick up other passengers at 7:45 a.m. The bus will return home Sept. 12. The convention includes major Southern gospel groups. For more information, call Patsy and Jerry Spratt at (217) 392-2354 or (309) 333-0379 and send deposit to them at 310 Orchard St., Augusta, IL.
Donations: Central Baptist Church, Seventh and Broadway in Quincy, is collecting men's hygiene products in March for the New Start Rescue Mission, a temporary shelter for men at 936 N. Sixth. Donations may be dropped off from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and from 8 a.m. to noon Sunday. For information, call the Rev. Ivan E. Greuter at (217) 222-1310.
Catholics Returning Home: St. Francis Solanus Parish, 1721 College Ave., will conduct an ongoing series called Catholics Returning Home on six consecutive Monday evenings beginning at 7 p.m. in the Brother Martin Room at the church. Sessions will be April 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29. The program will conclude May 6. These sessions are for nonpracticing Catholics who are seeking answers to question about returning to the Catholic church. There will be informal sharing and an update of the Catholic faith. For more details, call Deacon Wayne Zimmerman, (217) 222-4836.