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Easter services, events

East county celebrates Easter with services, egg hunts


April 17, 2019

As one of Christianity’s main Holy Weeks arrives, many area churches are offering special services. Other organizations are holding Easter egg hunts. Following is a list of those services and events from all the churches and organizations the Saratoga Sun was able to contact.



Abundant Life Church

The Abundant Life Church will be holding a special Easter service at 6 p.m. on Sunday, April 21 at 211 North First St. in Saratoga.

Christian Community Church

The Christian Community Church will hold an Easter sunrise service at 6:15 a.m. Sunday April 21 at Grand View Park in Encampment followed by a brunch at the church located 3.5 miles north of Encampment on Highway 230. The group will also be holding a separate Easter service at 9:30 a.m. in the church.


Presbyterian Church

Everyone is invited to a Maundy Thursday service beginning at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 18 in the Fellowship Hall at the Encampment Presbyterian Church at 918 Rankin Street in Encampment.

The church also will be observing Easter during a sunrise service at 6:15 a.m. Sunday April 21 at Grand View Park in Encampment. Coffee, juice and breakfast rolls will be available.

First Presbyterian Church

The First Presbyterian church will hold a Maundy Thursday service at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 18 and a traditional Easter service at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, April 21. Both services will be held at their 3rd and Bridge Ave. location in Saratoga.

Foothills Baptist Church

The Foothills Baptist Church at 510 Freeman St. in Encampment will be holding a traditional celebration of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ at 11 a.m. Sunday, April 21.

Platte Valley

Christian Center

The Platte Valley Christian Center/Assembly of God will be holding a Good Friday communion at noon, Friday, April 19.

Easter Sunday, the church will be having a breakfast at 9 a.m. and an Easter worship service at 11 a.m. All these functions will be held at the church at Seventh and Main St. in Saratoga.

Platte Valley

Lutheran Church

A Tenebrae, or Service of Darkness, will be held at 7 p.m. Friday April 19 at the Platte Valley Lutheran Church at 514 South First St. in Saratoga.

A regular Easter service will be held at 9 a.m. Sunday, April 21 followed by breakfast and an Easter egg hunt.

Ride on Faith Ministries

A special Easter service will be held at 10 a.m. Sunday, April 21 with a brunch to follow the service.

Saratoga Alliance Church

The Saratoga Alliance Church will be holding an Easter Sunday Service at 10:30 a.m. in the theater of the Platte Valley Community Center. The public is invited for refreshments at 9:30 a.m.

St. Ann’s Catholic Church

St. Ann’s Catholic Church, at 211 West Spring St. in Saratoga, will be holding a Holy Thursday service at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 18. Those who wish to spend time with Jesus in the Garden of Gethesame may attend Adoration immediately after Mass until midnight.

The church will have a Good Friday Stations of the Cross service at 12:05 p.m. Friday, April 19. A Veneration of the Cross service will also be held at 6:30 p.m. Friday.

An Easter vigil service will be held at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, April 20.

Sunday, April 21 St. Ann’s will hold an Easter mass beginning at 9 a.m.

St. Barnabas

Episcopal Church

St. Barnabas will hold a Maundy Thursday foot washing service and Eucharist at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 18 at the church at 106 West Main St. in Saratoga.

On Good Friday, a Stations of the Cross service will be held at noon.

A traditional Easter service will also be held at 9 a.m. in the church Sunday, April 21.

St. James Episcopal Church

St. James Episcopal will be having a traditional Easter service at 9 a.m. April 21 at the church located on McCaffrey St. in Encampment.

St. Joseph’s Church

St. Joseph’s Catholic church will hold a Holy Mass of the Last Supper at 3 p.m. on Thursday, April 18.

A Good Friday service will be held at 3 p.m. on Friday, April 19.

Easter Mass will be held at 11:30 a.m. Sunday, April 21 at their 3 Heather Dr. location in Hanna.

Medicine Bow Methodist

Medicine Bow Methodist will be holding their Easter service at 10:30 a.m. at the church in Medicine Bow.


Elk Mountain

The Town of Elk Mountain will hold an Easter Egg hunt at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 20 at the Elk Mountain Town Park.


Riverside VFD

The Encampment/Riverside Volunteer Fire Department will hold an Easter Egg hunt for preschoolers to sixth graders at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 20 at Rick Martin Memorial Park in Riverside.

Hanna Rec. Center

An Easter Egg hunt in Hanna will take place Saturday, April 20 at the Hanna Recreation Center.

A Utah Jazz Jr. Basketball game between Hanna and Encempment will follow the hunt.

Medicine Bow

Lions Club

The Medicine Bow Lions Club will hold their Easter Egg hunt at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 20 at Cottonwood Street Park in Medicine Bow.

Saratoga Care Center

The Saratoga Care Center will hold an Easter Egg hunt for children 10 and under beginning at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 20 at their 207 East Holly St. location in Saratoga.


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