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Easter events
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Posted: 2013 Mar 22 - 06:25

Palm Saturday, Sunday

With palm fronds in hand, the congregation and guests will process triumphantly into the sanctuary of Advent Lutheran Church for a very special experience on Palm Saturday and Palm Sunday, March 23 and 24.

In lieu of the traditional services at 5 p.m. on Saturday and 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. on Sunday, the church, at 7550 North Wickham Road, in Suntree, will present a unique narrative drama by Walter Wangerin, Jr., "The Cry of the Whole Congregation."

The drama is written for four readers (narrator, Judas, Peter and Pilate) and follows the events from Jesus' entrance to Jerusalem through His crucifixion.

The congregation plays a key role and is responsive throughout the drama, from the praises of the adoring multitude to the shouts of "Crucify!"

For more information, call 321-259-8515.

More information about Advent Lutheran Church is available on the church website at www.AdventSuntree.com.

The church offers four distinctly different spirit-filled worship experiences along with opportunities for growth in faith, service and fellowship.

Egg hunts and breakfast

Multiple egg hunts and even breakfast with the Easter Bunny are among events planned by North Area Parks Operations through Saturday, March 30.

The egg hunts are free, but participants should bring their own egg carriers.

There will be two egg hunts at Fay Park, 6315 Depot Road, Port St. John, on Saturday, March 23. Children ages 5 and younger will hunt eggs at 6 p.m. Children 6-12 years should bring a flashlight for the egg hunt, starting at 8:30 p.m.

Call (321) 633-1904 for more information.

Isaac Campbell Senior Club and Brevard County Parks and Recreation are co-sponsoring an egg hunt at Isaac Campbell Sr. Community Center, 701 South St., Titusville, on Friday, March 29, from 2-4 p.m.

For more information, call (321) 264-5040.

Cuyler Park will host an egg hunt on Friday, March 29, from 5-7 p.m. The park is at 2329 Harry T. Moore Ave., in Mims.

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny, for children 10 and younger, will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 30, at Sand Point Park, 101 N. Washington Ave., in Titusville. There will be a pancake breakfast, crafts and an egg hunt.

Participants are asked to bring an egg carrier and a camera. Children must be accompanied by an adult, and this activity is limited to the first 150 registrants. Tickets are $3 for adults and $5 for children.

Pre-registration is required at Sandrift Community Center. Call (321) 264-5037 for more information.

Easter cantata

The public is invited to an Easter cantata at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 23 at the First United Methodist Church of Cocoa, 825 Forrest Ave., Cocoa.

There is no admission fee.

The annual musical event in celebration of the Lenten season will be presented by the First United Methodist Church Chancel Choir, Jim Bishop, music director and John MacDonald, organist.

"Praise the God of Resurrection" by Lloyd Larson sensitively blends scripture and six inspired musical selections, depicting the last days of Jesus' earthly life.

Prior to the cantata, a 5:30 p.m. barbeque dinner will be available in Hughlett Hall on the church grounds for $5 per person.

For more information about the Easter cantata or pre-performance dinner, call (321) 636-4811 or visit www.fumc-cocoa.org.

Holy Week schedule

The Immaculate Conception Church, 3780 Highway A1A, Melbourne Beach, has scheduled the following events for Easter:

Holy Thursday mass: 7 p.m. Thursday, March 28 (no 8 a.m. morning mass)

Good Friday - The Lord's Passion: 3 p.m., Friday, March 29, with Stations of the Cross and Passion homily at 7 p.m. (no 8 a.m. morning mass)

Holy Saturday confessions: 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 30 (no 4:30 p.m. mass)

Easter Vigil mass: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 30 (no 4:30 p.m. mass)

Easter Sunrise mass: 7 a.m. Sunday, March 31(on the lawn in front of the church - bring a chair) and 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. masses at the church.

For more information, call (321) 725-0552.

Holy events

The Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Community, 3050 N. Highway A1A, Indialantic, presents the following Easter activities:

March 28: Holy Thursday, 7:30 p.m. - Mass of the Lord's Supper

March 29: Good Friday, 3 p.m. - The Celebration of the Lord's Passion, and 7 p.m. - First-Hand Reflections - Stations of the Cross

March 30: Holy Saturday, 7:30 p.m. - Easter Vigil Mass

Easter Sunday Sunrise Service at Canova Beach: Mass begins at 6:30 a.m.

Holy Name of Jesus Church masses will be at 7:15 a.m., 8:45 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 12:15 p.m.

For more information, call (321) 773-2783, Ext. 124.

Flashlight egg hunt

Children in first- through sixth-grades hunt unassisted at this nighttime event. Bags will be provided for gathered eggs, but bring your own flashlight.

Arrive at the DeSoto Soccer Field by 8:45 p.m. Thursday, March 28, hunt begins at 9 p.m.

Cost is $7 per chold.

Purchase tickets in advance at the DRS Community Center, 1089 S. Patrick Drive, Satellite Beach.

For more information, call (321) 773-6458.

Egg hunt

Brevard County Parks and Recreation Central Area will host a free community Easter creation event from 3:30-5:30 p.m. on Friday, March 29, at Cocoa West Recreation Complex, 230 S. Burnett Rd., in Cocoa.

The Easter creation event will feature an egg hunt.

For more information, call the center at (321) 633-1987.

Tenebrae: service of darkness

The service of Tenebrae has a rich tradition in the church, dating back to the 8th century.

Tenebrae is a word derived from Latin meaning "darkness."

Through word, music and drama, this service dramatizes the suffering, death and burial of Jesus Christ.

This service will be at 7 p.m. Friday, March 29 at the Advent Lutheran Church, 7550 N. Wickham Road, Suntree.

As the service moves from light into darkness, the diminishing light symbolizes the fading devotion of the apostles as well as the gradual dying of the Lord.

At the end of the service, the sanctuary will be in darkness. Everyone will leave in silence, contemplating Christ's suffering and death, in preparation for the joy we will celebrate with Christ's resurrection on Easter Day.

This service is written by Hal H. Hopson, produced by Lois Koepke, musical director and organist Betty Jo Couch, A.C.T. (Advent Christian-Centered Thespians) and the Advent Lutheran Church Choir.

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny

Youth from infants through first grade will enjoy doughnuts and juice, hunt for eggs and watch the Easter Bunny arrive on the fire truck at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 30 at Pelican Beach Park, 1525 Highway A1A, Satellite Beach.

Purchase tickets in advance at the DRS Community Center, 1089 S. Patrick Drive, Satellite Beach.

For more information, call (321) 773-6458.

'Survivor on Egg Island'

On Saturday, March 30 at 10 a.m., the public is invited to participate in the "best darn egg hunt in the Eau Gallie community;" and it is free. It is open for toddlers to sixth-grade children.

"Survivor on Egg Island" is more than an egg hunt. It is an obstacle course, with an egg hunt and then a raffle with tickets hidden in special eggs.

It's not just a mad dash for candy, but a race of skill and determination for all of the kids in the neighborhood.

Teams will be formed by grades K through fifth grade.

There is an egg hunt held in a separate area of the park for toddlers and preschool children.

Hot dogs, chips and drinks are served for the whole family.

If you have any questions, call Elizabeth Murray at (321) 777-0168 or (321) 254-3365.

For an area map, go to www.stjohnsmlb.org.

Viera's 'Spring Fling'

The "Spring Fling," formerly the "Spring Bunny Hop," will be 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 30 at Space Coast Stadium.

Spring has arrived with fun for everyone. Head out to the stadium and hunt for prizes in thousands of prize and candy filled eggs, enjoy delicious food, games for all ages and laugh with the biggest parent egg hunt ever!

Egg hunts will be separated by age group, along with age-appropriate prizes and candy.

More details can be found at Facebook.com/VieraFlorida.

'Celebration of Salvation'

The community is invited to "A Celebration of Salvation" Easter Sunday narrative service at 1 p.m. March 31 at Wickham Park, 2500 Parkway Drive, in Melbourne.

The service will be followed by a free lunch, drinks, jump castles, a train ride and an egg hunt with more than 3,000 eggs at 3 p.m.

Everything is free, and offerings will be accepted gratefully.

For more information contact Jesus Is The Key Church at www.jitk.org or (321) 773-1489.

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