Religious Notes Grace United celebrates Holy Week Grace United Methodist Church in Wyckoff will host a live reenactment of the Last Supper in the sanctuary at 8 p.m. on Maundy Thursday, April 9. Also planned is a special Maundy Thursday communion in the chapel at noon. Visitors are welcome. Services for Easter Sunday, April 12, will be at 9 and 11 a.m. Trumpeters will be featured along with the Grace Church Senior Choir under the direction of Alan F. Newman, organist and music director. The Easter music consists of anthems, “Ring Ye Bells of Easter Morning” by Don Besig, The Hallelujah Chorus from George F. Handel’s “Messiah” and “Crown Him with Many Crowns” arranged by Noble Cain and featuring the Senior and Youth choirs. The final anthem to be performed is “He Is Alive” by Beryl Red, which leads triumphantly into the Easter hymn, “Christ the Lord Is Risen Today.” Grace United Methodist Church holds two worship services every Sunday, at 9 and 11 a.m., with Church School classes from cribs through grade five during both services. A Family Hour at 10 a.m. features Church School classes from grade six through adults and choirs and other activities for the younger children. Child care is provided. An adult Bible class is held every Sunday at 10 a.m. The senior pastor is Dr. David Wiley, and Rev. Rosanna Suh is the associate pastor. Visitors are welcome. More information on Grace Church is available by calling the church office at (201) 8914595. Grace United Methodist Church is located at 555 Russell Avenue (Russell and Eder) near Route 208 in Wyckoff. Holy Week celebration at Nativity The Church of the Nativity in Midland Park will celebrate Holy Week with several services. On Saturday, April 4 there will be the blessing and distribution of palms with the procession starting at 4:50 p.m. at the chapel. Eucharistic liturgies for Palm Sunday will be held at 8 a.m., 10:15 a.m., and noon. Holy Thursday, April 9 will start with morning prayer at 8:30 in the chapel. The Feast of the Lord’s Supper will begin at 7:30 p.m. and Exposition and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will be from 9 p.m. to 8 a.m. in Chapel. On Good Friday, April 10, morning prayers in the chapel will be at 8:30 a.m. Family Stations of the Cross, held outside if weather permits, will begin at noon. The Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion and Death is at 3 p.m. and the Living Stations of the Cross will be at 7:30 p.m. in the church. On Holy Saturday, April 11, there will be morning prayers at 8:30 a.m. The Easter Vigil Mass will be held at 8:15 p.m. with the Blessing of New Fire and Baptismal Water. There will not be a 5 p.m. mass on Holy Saturday. Easter Sunday (April 12) liturgies will be at 8 a.m., 10:15 a.m., and noon. Church of the Nativity is located at 315 Prospect Street in Midland Park. Abundant Life sets special services Holy Week will be celebrated at Abundant Life Reformed Church in Wyckoff with special services. On Palm Sunday, April 5, there will be a 10:30 a.m. service featuring the Adult and Children’s choirs. There will be a 7:30 p.m. Communion service featuring the Adult Choir. This service will include the First Reformed Church of Hawthorne. On Easter Sunday, April 12, the Adult and Children’s choirs and the Handbell Choir will provide music at the 10:30 a.m. service. Abundant Life Reformed Church is located at 475 Lafayette Avenue in Wyckoff. Cedar Hill Church celebrates season Cedar Hill Church in Wyckoff will have Palm Sunday, April 5, services at 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Special music will be provided by the Kingdom Kids Choir and the Cedar Hill Choir Cantata, directed by Sharon Augsburger, will perform “Look to The Lamb.” On Good Friday, April 10, there will be a Communion Service at 7:30 p.m. Special music will be provided by L. Vandenberr, Men’s Praise, and Sounds of Celebration Bell Choir. There will also be a dramatic presentation, entitled “Witness to the Crucifixion.” The Cedar Hill Choir and Sounds of Celebration Choir will perform at the Easter Sunday, April 12, service at 10:30 a.m. April 1, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES I • Page 23 Cedar Hill Church is located at 422 Cedar Hill Avenue in Wyckoff. Contact the church office at (201) 652-4277. Joint Good Friday service planned Midland Park churches will join together for Good Friday services on April 10. Beginning at 12 p.m., each of the local pastors will take turns highlighting the final words of Christ. Each segment will be 30 minutes long. All are welcome. This year’s combined services will be held at the Midland Park Church of God at 400 Godwin Ave. For more information call Pastor Lloyd Vorderstrasse at (201) 445-3814 or go to Easter services at United Methodist Church Midland Park United Methodist Church is offering Holy Week services. On Palm Sunday, April 5, at 10 a.m. there will be the Palm processional and the Liturgical Dance Group. On Maundy Thursday, April 9, there will be a Table of Twelve Service at the church at 7:30 p.m. The Tenebrae Service on Good Friday, April 10, will begin at 7:30 p.m. On Easter Sunday, celebrate at 10 a.m. with the Praise Band. The Midland Park United Methodist Church is located at 269 Godwin Avenue in Midland Park. Church of the Presentation celebrates Lent, Holy Week The Church of the Presentation is offering a Lenten Mass schedule, Stations of the Cross activities, the Holy Week schedule, and other activities to which the public is invited. Stations of the Cross will be held on Fridays during Lent. Family Stations of the Cross will be on Friday, April 3, at 7 p.m.; a Stations of the Cross Bike Ride with Father Bob Stagg will be on Good Friday, April 10 at 9:30 a.m.; and Youth Ministry Living Stations of the Cross will be held on Good Friday, April 10 at 7:30 p.m. The First Friday Communion Breakfast, hosted by the Women’s Spirituality Ministry, will be on April 3, following 9 a.m. mass. Centering Prayer will be on Saturday, April 4, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the Rectory. Pardon & Peace will be held on Tuesday, April 7, 7:30 p.m. On Palm Sunday, masses will take place at 7 a.m., 8:30 a.m., 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m., and 6:30 p.m. On Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday there will be prayer services at 9 a.m. Good Friday, the Celebration of the Lord’s Passion, will be on April 10 at 3 p.m. and Easter Vigil will be held on Saturday, April 11 at 8 p.m. Easter Sunday masses will be held at 7 a.m., 8:30 a.m., 10:15 a.m., and 12:15 p.m. Masses at Don Bosco Prep High School Auditorium will be at 10:30 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. The mass schedule during Lent will include services Monday through Friday at 9 a.m. and 12:15 p.m., Saturday at 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., and Sunday at 7:30 a.m., 8:30 a.m., 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m., and 6:30 p.m. Church of the Presentation is located at 271 West Saddle River Road in Saddle River. 10:30 AM 6:00 PM April 5: April 10: 7:30 PM 10:30 AM April 12: Palm Sunday Service – Rev. Norman Brown – “Cry ‘Hosanna!’” Special Music: Kingdom Kids Choir Cedar Hill Choir Cantata – “Look to The Lamb” Directed by Sharon Augsburger Good Friday – Communion Service – Rev. Norman Brown “My God, My God, Why Have You Forsaken Me?” Special Music: L. Vandenberg, Men’s Praise, Sounds of Celebration Bell Choir and a dramatic presentation titled “ Witnesses to the Crucifixion” Easter Sunday Service – Rev. Norman Brown “The Terrifying, Amazing Resurrection” Special Music: Cedar Hill Choir. Sounds of Celebration Choir Worship Service 10:30am & 6:00pm Disability Accessible Worship Service for the Sick or Homebound: 201-447-5300 e-mail: website: Abundant Life Reformed Church  Holy Week Worship Schedule Palm Sunday - April 5th 10:30 AM Service Adult & Children’s Choir Cedar ReformedChurch Hill Community A Christian A family of Christ where you belong! 422 CEDAR HILL AVENUE WYCKOFF, NJ 07481 Church Office: 201-652-4277 Maundy Thursday - April 9th 7:30 PM Service • Adult Choir Communion will be served combined with First Reformed Church of Hawthorne 555 Russell Ave., Wyckoff, NJ 07481 (just west of Rt. 208) 201-891-4595 • Grace United Methodist Church “Experience Grace at Easter” Easter Sunday - April 12 10:30 AM Service Adult & Children’s Choir Handbell Choir and more... th The people of Grace invite you and your family to join with us in worship and fellowship this Easter season PALM SUNDAY SERVICES • Sunday, April 5 • 9 am & 11 am All worshippers will receive palms HOLY THURSDAY SERVICES • Thursday, April 9 at 12 noon • Service in our Chapel 8:00 - Communion and re-enactment of the Last Supper 4-1-08----CedarHillChurchEaster3x3 GOOD FRIDAY SERVICE • Friday, April 10 at 8:00 pm • Service of the Tenebrae 3col x 3” EASTER DAY SERVICES • Sunday, April 12 at 9 am & 11 am Abundant Life Reformed Church 475 Lafayette Avenue • Wyckoff, NJ 07481 • 201-444-8038 Open Hearts, Open Minds, from Janine Pat for PROOF... 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