Easter services on the KP


Colleen Slater, KP News

Key Peninsula Lutheran Church reenacted the Last Supper during Holy Week last year. Photo courtesy Bill Barker

Several special events and services are scheduled on the KP for Easter week.

Lakebay Community Church is partnering with some local KP artists to hold an Artinstallation based on the Stations of the Cross. The display will open to the public March 28 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday through Friday or by appointment during Holy Week.

Curator/artist Roshni Robert says the stations will be based on “the ‘Scriptural Way of the Cross’ that Pope John Paul II instated in 1991. We have chosen this Way because some of the traditional stations are not actually found in the passion story as it stands in scripture.

“There are no limits to medium, size or content, provided the intended station is actually portrayed. Some stations will be interactive, some purely visual, all invoking the viewer to re-contemplate each action leading to the death and resurrection of the Christ,” says Robert.

Maundy Thursday celebrations include a soup supper at Longbranch from 5:30 – 6:45 p.m., St. Hugh’s Episcopal, in Allyn holds a service with Altar Stripping and Garden Visitation at 7 p.m., Key Peninsula Lutheran Church hosts the Last Supper Drama at at 7 p.m. This is the fifth annual re-enactment, with participants from four different area churches this year. Communion is served near the close of the program.

On April 2, Longbranch Community Church holds a Good Friday Vigil from 12 noon – 6 p.m. All are invited to stop for a time of silent meditation and prayer. The church will also host Seder Service adapted for Christians at 7 p.m. on Maudy Thursday.

Good Friday Evening services will be held at Key Peninsula Lutheran Church, WayPoint Church, and St Hugh’s includes Seven Last Words, all at 7 p.m.

Easter morning Sunrise services will take place on Herron Island, at Penrose State Park and Vaughn Bay Cemetery as follows:

Herron Island – a special ferry run from the mainland by 7 a.m., service at 7:25 a.m., and return ferries at 8:30 and 9:30 a.m. Music, messages, and refreshments. This is for islanders and invited guests. For more information, call 884-6166.

Lakebay Community Church at Penrose Point State Park at 7 a.m., complete with bonfire.

Historic Vaughn Bay Church at Vaughn Bay Cemetery, at 7:30 a.m. If rain prohibits that location, they will meet in the VFW Room at the Civic Center.

Key Peninsula Baptist Church plans a cantata for their Easter morning worship service, and Lakebay will have a small orchestra at theirs. All churches listed hold regular worship services that day. Times vary.

All are welcome to attend the various events.

To contact individual churches: Historic Vaughn Bay Church – 884-9303; KP Baptist – 853-6761; KPLC – 884-3312; Lakebay – 884-3889; Longbranch – 884-9339; St Hugh’s – 360-275-8450 or 884-3603; WayPoint Church – 853-7878.