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Host of Easter services, egg hunts planned

Sunday is Easter for churches that follow the western calendar, and many Valley churches will be celebrating with special worship services, egg hunts and more.

Redeemer Lutheran Church, 3606 S. Schafer Road, will host its giant annual community Easter egg hunt today at 11 a.m. Kids up through the fifth grade can hunt for more than 6,000 eggs. There will also be a bounce castle, petting zoo and hot dog lunch. All the events are free for kids.

•The Veradale United Church of Christ will begin its Easter celebration with a breakfast at 9:30 a.m. Sunday. A worship service will begin at 10:30 a.m., followed by an Easter egg hunt for children. The church is at 611 N. Progress Road.

•Foothills Community Church, 11102 N. Forker Road, will host an Easter sunrise service at 7 a.m. Sunday, followed by a continental breakfast. Additional services will begin at 9 and 11 a.m.

•Easter services will begin at 8 and 10 a.m. Sunday at the Episcopal Church of the Resurrection, 15319 E. Eighth. The last service will be followed by brunch and an Easter egg hunt for children.

•Good Shepherd Lutheran Church will host its annual sunrise Easter service at the Saltese Cemetery at 6:30 a.m. on Sunday. To reach the cemetery, head south on Sullivan Road from Sprague and take a left on Saltese Road.

An Easter brunch will follow at 8 a.m. at the church, 810 S. Sullivan Road. There will be an additional service at 9:30 a.m., followed by an Easter egg hunt.

•Those who attend the 8:30 and 11 a.m. worship services Sunday at Zion Lutheran Church are asked to bring cut flowers to decorate the cross. The church, 8304 E. Buckeye, will also host a breakfast from 9:45 to 10:40 a.m. and an Easter egg hunt at 10 a.m.

•Millwood Presbyterian Church will host its annual Easter sunrise service at 7 a.m. Sunday at the Arbor Crest Winery, 4705 N. Fruithill Road. Additional services will be held at the church, 3223 N. Marguerite Road, at 9:30 and 11 a.m. An Easter egg hunt for children will follow the last service.

•Worship services will begin at 9 and 11 a.m. Sunday for the celebration of Easter at Opportunity Presbyterian Church, 202 N. Pines Road.

•The youth of Christ Lutheran Church, 13009 E. Broadway, will serve Easter breakfast from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Donations will be accepted and will help support youth programs. Worship services will begin at 8:15 and 11 a.m.

•Spokane Valley United Methodist Church, 115 N. Raymond Road, will have a traditional Easter service at 9 a.m. Sunday along with contemporary services in the chapel at 10 and 11:15 a.m.

Auction

Valley Fourth Memorial Church will host an auction next Saturday to support missions in China, Haiti and Papua New Guinea. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. and there will be silent and live bidding. Admission is free and there will also be free child care and appetizers. The church is located at 2303 S. Bowdish.

Religion Notebook appears every Saturday in the Valley Voice. If you have news about activities or events at your church, please let us know so we can help spread the word. Write or send a bulletin to Religion Notebook, Valley Voice, 13208 E. Sprague, Spokane Valley, WA 99216. Call Nina Culver at 927-2158. Fax: (509) 927-2175. E-mail: ninac@spokesman.com.
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