The Wood River Area Community Choir will be presenting its annual Easter cantata, “Come Touch the Robe,” on Sunday.
The program will begin at 2:30 p.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Wood River. The cantata is composed and arranged by Pepper Choplin. The music is orchestrated by Stan Pethel.
The main theme of the production is the faith of the people who surrounded Jesus leading up to his death on the cross and resurrection.
Soloists featured will be Margaret McGinnis, soprano; Kathy Pierce, soprano; Nathan Miller, tenor; Scott Sahling, baritone; Alan Zwink, bass; and Dan Davis, bass. There will also be two trios and four quartets featured.
The 35-member choir includes people from eight communities, under the direction of Vincent Boudreau of Wood River. It is financially supported by the Wood River Foundation and freewill offerings.
There is no charge, but a freewill offering will be accepted in order to continue further performances. This year two-thirds of the donations will go to help recovery in areas affected by flooding.
Mobile pantry set for Saturday in Grand Island
The Loaves & Fishes ministry of Trinity United Methodist Church, with help from First Presbyterian Church, Grand Island Senior High ROTC and other members of the Grand Island community, will host a free mobile food pantry Saturday in Grand Island.
The mobile pantry will again be in the garage at the city of Grand Island Engineering Division at 315 N. Jefferson St. It will be on the north end of the Customer Service Center.
The food distribution will begin at 9:30 a.m. Numbers will be handed out starting at 8:30 and clients will be allowed to access the pantry in numerical order.
People living in Hall County and surrounding communities are welcome. Those who come to the mobile pantry are encouraged to bring boxes or bags to assist in carrying the food they receive. No identification is required to receive food.
A mobile pantry is a traveling food pantry that delivers food free of charge directly to people who need assistance for a one-day food distribution. The goal is to provide food where there is a high need but limited resources. Items to be distributed Saturday include spaghetti, tomato sauce, canned pork and beans, cereal, pancake mix and other shelf-stable products along with perishable items, including a variety of fresh produce and bakery items.
For more information, call Trinity United Methodist Church at (308) 382-1952.
Central City church fish fry to benefit flood relief
CENTRAL CITY — St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Central City will host its final Lenten fish fry from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Friday.
The meal will be served in the parish hall of the church at 2004 24th St. The menu includes fried and baked fish, green beans, coleslaw, au gratin potatoes, dessert and beverage.
Cost is $10 per person; carry-out is available and there will be a bake sale this week.
The Knights of Columbus and the ladies’ altar society have decided to give the proceeds from this week’s meal to help the people affected by the recent flooding in surrounding counties. A bucket will be provided for additional freewill donations.
For more information, call (308) 398-1705.
Rummage sale Friday and Saturday at Trinity United Methodist
The United Methodist Women at Trinity United Methodist Church in Grand Island are having their spring rummage sale Friday and Saturday.
Sale hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. On Saturday there will be a $5 bag sale and half-price sale.
The church is located at 511 N. Elm St. Use the northeast entrance to the church that enters Miller Hall.
UCC plans Holy Week activities in G.I.
United Congregational Church in Grand Island will have a Palm Sunday presentation of “Good Morning Jerusalem” at 10:30 a.m. Sunday.
Holy Week activities will include a Passover meal served at 6 p.m. Thirsday, potluck, followed by a program. The congregation will celebrate its Jewish roots of the “Exodus from Slavery” using the Haggadah liturgy with a Christian twist. Those planning to attend should RSVP by calling (308) 382-6166.
On Friday the church will have a movie presentation of “Godspell” at 7 p.m.
Easter Sunday activities will begin with breakfast at 8:30 a.m., followed by a children’s egg hunt at 9:30, Sunday school at 10 and worship at 10:30.
The church is located at 405 Bismark Road.
Chapman Baptist church plans Holy Week services
CHAPMAN — First Baptist Church in Chapman is planning Holy Week services next week.
Maundy Thursday service, with Communion, will be at 7 p.m. Thursday.
The church will also have a Good Friday service at noon on April 19.
The Easter service will be at 11 a.m. April 21.
The church is located at 1001 N. Prairie St.
Trinity Lutheran to host Easter egg hunt
Trinity Lutheran Church in Grand Island will host its annual Easter egg hunt April 20.
The free event will be from 10 a.m. to noon at the church at 212 W. 12th St.
There will be crafts, games, snacks and a bounce house. Children should bring their own baskets.
In case of inclement weather, activities will be held indoors at Trinity Lutheran School at 208 W. 13th St.
Hamilton County Prayer Breakfast to be May 2
AURORA — Ron Brown will be the guest speaker for the Hamilton County Prayer Breakfast May 2 at the Leadership Center in Aurora.
Breakfast will be served at 6:15 a.m. The Leadership Center is located at 2211 Q St.
Brown has 24 years of coaching experience at Nebraska, serving as an assistant coach from 1987 to 2003 and again from 2008 to 2014. He also served as associate head coach at Liberty University for three seasons, working for head coach Turner Gill. In his new role at Nebraska, director of player development, he mentors Husker football student-athletes in numerous off-field development areas.
Advance tickets are $10 until April 24. They will be $12 after that date. For tickets, call Patti Kell at (402) 631-8642.