Ecumenical Good Friday Service at Christ Church Episcopal

Christ Church Episcopal will host a one hour Ecumenical Good Friday Service on April 14 at noon. Sponsored by the Hudson Ministerial Association, the service will include readings, prayers, and hymns led by a variety of Hudson clergy. The offering will support the work of the Hudson Ministerial Association which aids people in need throughout the Hudson community. Christ Church Episcopal is located at 21 Aurora St. All are welcome at this quiet, contemplative service.

Hudson United Methodist Church Easter Services

Christ Is Risen! Join Senior Pastor Rev. Hoyte L. Wilhelm at Hudson United Methodist, 2600 Hudson Aurora Road, for Easter Worship Service April 16. There will be a brass ensemble, Chancel Bells and Chancel Choir. The days events are as follows: Sunrise Worship at 7:30 a.m.; Traditional Worship at 9:30 and 11 a.m.; Fellowship Time at 10:30 a.m. and Sunday School at 10:45 a.m.

Gloria Dei Lutheran Church Lenten services

Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Hudson, Ohio announces its Lenten Services and Soup Suppers.

For the first time, they will offer noon services during Lent, as well as the 7 p.m. services. All services will be in the Sanctuary.

The Rev. Dr. Eric Tritten will preach on the following topics during both Lenten services:

The series is entitled Places of the Passion:

April 13 - Maundy Thursday - The Last Supper: A Place of Forgiveness

April 14 - Good Friday - Golgotha: A Place of Simple Love

April 16 - Easter Sunrise - The Empty Tomb: A Place of Remember (with Holy Communion)

At 6 p.m., before the 7 p.m. services, the church will provide a soup supper.

Gloria Dei Lutheran Church is located at 2113 Ravenna St. Call 330-650-6550 for more information.

Easter events at Hope Community

Join Hope Community Church this Easter season to remember and celebrate this good news:

Services include Good Friday, April 14 at 7 p.m. and Easter Sunday, April 16, 9:30 at 11 a.m.

Hope Community Church is at 3033 Middleton Road in Hudson. Call 330-655-5170 or go to www.hopeCMA.com for more information.

Holy WeekServices at Rejoice! Lutheran Church

Rejoice! Lutheran Church, 7855 Stow Rd. in Hudson will offer the following services during Holy Week: April 9, Palm Sunday services at 10 a.m., Maundy Thursday Service at 7 p.m. on April 13, and a Tenebrae Service at 7 p.m. on Good Friday, April 14.

On Easter Sunday, April 16, worship will be at 10 a.m. At 9:30 a.m. there will be an Easter egg hunt for young children.

For additional information, please visit www.rejoicelc.org.

Gloria DeiLutheran hosts Easter Egg hunt

Please Join the Gloria Dei Lutheran Church Youth Group as they prepare to celebrate Easter through faithful and fun Easter Egg Hunt. The Youth, along with financial support from Thrivent Financial, will host the egg hunt on April 15 at 1 p.m.

The hunt will take place on the beautiful grounds of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 2113 Ravenna St. in Hudson. Children ages 2-10 are welcome to attend with their families. The children will be grouped according to age, Ages 2-5 will take part in a traditional "egg drop and hunt" on the side lawn, while ages 6-10 will enjoy a "hunt" throughout Gloria Dei's Prayer Path.

All eggs will contain candy or surprises for the children. Refreshments will be served.

Contact Tammy Brodbeck at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church for more information, phone 330-650-6550 ext. 11.

Talk on living in 'Kingdom ofHeaven' here and now

"Living in the 'Kingdom of Heaven' right here and now" is the subject of a free talk to be given at the Hudson Library & Historical Society on April 22 at 1 p.m., sponsored by First Church of Christ, Scientist, Hudson.

Jose de Dios Mata, a member of the Christian Science Board of Lectureship, will talk about how prayer and the expression of such attributes as mercy, justice, and unselfishness can reveal this ever-present kingdom right in the midst of the most difficult situations. His message is clear and simple: "As Christ Jesus taught, Heaven is within us, and not a place in the future. It is a mental and spiritual state without a single element of delay."