Many area houses of worship will offer special services and activities for Passover and Holy Week, which will begin Sunday with Palm Sunday.
A second schedule will run in the The Durango Herald’s April 7 Religion section with Easter weekend activities. Churches that would like to be included in the Easter weekend schedule should submit information by Thursday to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 375-4584.
Christ the King Lutheran Church, 495 Florida Road. Maundy Thursday service, 6 p.m. Thursday, including Holy Communion, a symbolic foot-washing ceremony and the performance of the cantata “Forsaken: Remembering the Last Days of Christ,” Thursday; Good Friday service, 6 p.m. Friday.
Congregation Har Shalom, Benevolent & Protective Order of Elks Lodge 507, Club Ballroom, 901 East Second Ave. Community Passover Seder, 5:30-9 p.m. Friday. Reservations are needed today at www.harshalomdurango.org.
First Presbyterian Church of Durango, 1159 East Third Ave. Ecumenical Good Friday service featuring “The Last Seven Words of Christ,” noon Friday.
First United Methodist Church of Durango, 2917 Aspen Drive. Living Last Supper for Maundy Thursday, 7 p.m. Thursday; a service of Tenebrae for Good Friday, 7 p.m. Friday.
Immaculate Heart of Mary, 451 Lewis St., Pagosa Springs. Palm Sunday Mass, 11 a.m. Sunday; Good Friday procession, 2 p.m. Friday.
Mercy Regional Medical Center, 1010 Three Springs Blvd. Palm Sunday services, 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Mercy Chapel; Catholic Mass, noon Wednesday, Mercy Chapel; Holy Thursday celebration, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday, Labyrinth Walk; Good Friday service, noon Friday, Mercy Chapel. For more information, call 764-2340.
Pine Valley Foursquare Church, 1328 County Road 501, Bayfield. Good Friday service, 7 p.m. Friday. For more information, call 884-7196 or visit www.pinevalleychurch.com.
Pope John Paul II Roman Catholic Church, 353 South Pagosa Blvd., Pagosa Springs. Palm Sunday Mass, 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Sunday; Daily Mass/communion service, 7:30 a.m. Monday through Wednesday; Holy Thursday Mass, 7 p.m. Thursday; Good Friday Stations of the Cross, 4 p.m. Friday, and Good Friday Liturgy, 5 p.m. Friday.
St. Columba Catholic Church, 1830 East Second Ave. Stations of the Cross, noon, across the street from the church in Viles Park, Good Friday Mass, 3 p.m., and Via Dolorosa for teens, 6 p.m., Friday.
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 910 East Third Ave. Stations of the Cross, 5:30 p.m. Friday.