Special services, events planned for Easter Sunday
Sunday is Easter and many Spokane Valley churches are planning special worship services, egg hunts and other activities to mark the day.
• The celebration begins with breakfast at 9:30 a.m. Sunday at the Veradale United Church of Christ, 611 N. Progress Road. A worship service will begin at 10:30 a.m., followed by an Easter egg hunt for children.
• Those attending Easter services at Zion Lutheran Church are asked to bring cut flowers to decorate the cross. A traditional service with the Chancel Choir will begin at 8:30 a.m. Sunday, followed by breakfast from 9:45 to 10:40 a.m. and an Easter egg hunt on the south lawn at 10 a.m. The hunt is for children through third grade and children should bring their own basket. The breakfast menu will include pancakes, sausage, eggs, fruit, pastries, juice and coffee.
The church, at 8304 E. Buckeye Ave., will also offer a contemporary worship service at 11 a.m.
• Bible Baptist Church, 11111 E. 16th Ave., will have Easter services at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday. The guest speaker at both services will be evangelist Sam Davison, president of Heartland Baptist Bible College in Oklahoma City.
• An Easter service will begin at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at Opportunity Christian Church, 708 N. Pines Road. An Easter egg hunt for children through the fifth grade will begin after the service. The church’s usual Sunday school will begin at 9:30 a.m.
• Valley Real Life Church, 1831 S. Barker Road, will offer multiple services in celebration of Easter. Worship will begin at 5:30 p.m. today and at 8:30, 10 and 11:30 a.m. on Sunday.
• An Easter vigil service will begin at 7 p.m. today at the Episcopal Church of the Resurrection, 15319 E. Eighth Ave. The church will host services at 8 and 10 a.m. on Easter Sunday. A brunch will follow each Sunday service.
• Worship at Opportunity Presbyterian Church, 202 N. Pines Road, will be at 10 a.m. Sunday. The service will include performances by the handbell choir, brass and organ. The gathering will be followed by a potluck brunch. Those attending are asked to bring a dish that serves 10 to share.
• A 9 a.m. breakfast on Sunday will precede a 10 a.m. Easter worship service at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 2511 S. Pines Road.
• Foothills Community Church will have a sunrise Easter service at 7 a.m. Sunday with a performance of the musical drama “Never Thirst Again.” A continental breakfast will follow. Later risers can attend worship at 9 a.m. Sunday at the church, located at 11102 N. Forker Road.
• Advent Lutheran Church will continue the tradition begun by Good Shepherd Lutheran and host a sunrise worship service at 6:30 a.m. Sunday at the Saltese Cemetery. To reach the cemetery, head south on Sullivan Road and take a left on Saltese Road.
Breakfast will be served at the church, located at 13009 E. Broadway Ave., from 8:30 to 11 a.m. The menu includes biscuits and sausage gravy, breakfast casserole, pancakes, ham, fresh fruit and beverages. The suggested donation for the meal is $5 for adults and $3 for children age 10 and younger.
The church will host two additional Easter services at 8:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday.