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Churches set Easter services


Easter Egg Hunt


The Episcopal Church of St. John in the Wilderness welcomes children of all ages to join the church’s Young Families group hosting the annual Easter Egg Hunt on Easter Sunday, April 4, at 11 a.m.

Participants are encouraged to join the fun in the Rector’s Garden next to the Parish Hall across Rutledge Drive from the church. Parking is available.

Covid-19 safety will be in place. Hand sanitizer will be available.

Families are also invited for an outdoor Easter worship service at 11:30 weather permitting. The service will take place outside of the historic church's carriage entrance, just across Rutledge Drive from the Easter Egg Hunt, and worshippers must bring their own chairs. For more information visit Contact the Church Office at (828) 693-9783 or email

Prayer wall at Hendersonville Presbyterian Church

Hendersonville Presbyterian invites the community to remember and celebrate in a traditional way, unique to this community. A prayer wall has been constructed at the Grove Street entrance of Hendersonville Presbyterian Church adjacent the Sixth Avenue parking area under the church portico. Individuals are invited to write any prayer concerns or praises on a piece of paper and slide the request in a niche in the wall any time through Saturday. The papers do not require a signature. The requests will be collected to be remembered and blessed on Easter Sunday morning.

Two services will be held on Easter Sunday. The Rev. Rob McClelland will deliver the sermon “Resurrection Day” based on Matthew 28: 1-10 at both services. An 8:00 a.m. Sunrise service will be held at Shelter #1 at Jackson Park on Glover Street with contemporary music led by Doctor Andrew Morris and Robert and Lisa Burns. Lisa will play and sing “Forever” by Kari Jobe at both services.

The 11 a.m. traditional service will feature soloist, Sherry Thomas singing “Was it a Morning Like This?” by Jim Croegaert and “They Could Not” by Ron Harris and Claire Cloniger accompanied by Gayle Stepp on the piano. The traditional hymn “Christ the Lord is Risen Today” will be played by Gayle Stepp on the organ with Bill Jones and Karen Grady each ringing two Schulmerich Handbells throughout the Resurrection Hymn. Social distancing is practiced, and participants wear masks at the 11:00 a.m. traditional service which may be viewed livestream on the church webpage, Facebook, or YouTube.

First Congregational Church

First Congregational Church welcomes all to its Easter Sunday service at 11 a.m. in the church parking lot. The church will also hold a a drive-by communion service 4-5 p.m. Maundy Thursday in the parking lot.