Congregational Church plans Holy Week services

LACONIA — The Congregational Church of Laconia, United Church of Christ has announced its Holy Week schedule of services that are open to everyone in the Lakes Region.

On Thursday, April 5h the church will gather at 7 p.m. in the sanctuary at 69 Pleasant Street to remember the night of Jesus’ last supper with his disciples with a Service of Communion and Tenebrae. This service of sacrament, sacred music by the Chancel Choir, the gradual extinguishing of candles and readings of Holy ...

LACONIA — The Congregational Church of Laconia, United Church of Christ has announced its Holy Week schedule of services that are open to everyone in the Lakes Region.

On Thursday, April 5h the church will gather at 7 p.m. in the sanctuary at 69 Pleasant Street to remember the night of Jesus’ last supper with his disciples with a Service of Communion and Tenebrae. This service of sacrament, sacred music by the Chancel Choir, the gradual extinguishing of candles and readings of Holy Week captures the solemnity of the evening.

The events of Good Friday will be remembered in a service that will be shared with the United Baptist Church of Lakeport beginning at 12 Noon in the Pleasant Street sanctuary. This service of reflection and scriptures will be enhanced by music from the Chancel Choir including: O Sacred Head Now Wounded and the traditional spiritual Were You There.

The church’s Easter Celebration begins on Sunday, April 8 with the Ecumenical Easter Sunrise Service at the Weirs Beach Docks at 6:30 a.m. The rejoicing continues at 9:30 a.m. in the church’s sanctuary with Easter Worship led by the Rev. Dr. Warren H. Bouton and the Rev. Paula Gile. The service will feature the Sanctus Handbell Choir as well as the church’s Chancel Choir and will conclude with Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus.