A joke in Christian circles for years has been that many people only attend church twice a year – at Christmas and Easter.
But which is more popular?
“Easter still out does Christmas in that respect,” said Chuck Barnett, pastor of the Bryant Community Church in Arlington.
Barnett said his sermon Easter Sunday, March 27, will be an intellectual look at evidence of the resurrection of Christ and how that “gives us hope.”
The church also will feature a breakfast from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., with the service at 10 a.m.
Arlington Assembly Church will have a breakfast at 9 a.m. and service at 10 a.m..
At the Arlington Community Church, the service at 11 a.m. will feature Easter songs and Pastor G.W. O’Neill’s message titled, “Is it Enough?” – comparing human life to the resurrection. The church meets at 713 Talcott, which is a Seventh Day Adventist Church.
The Arlington Free Methodist church is planning a breakfast at 9:30 in-between services at 8:30 and 10:30. The message is “Better Endings (Rewrite Your Story).”
The Atonement Lutheran Church in Arlington will present “The Resurrection and the Life” at 8:30 and 11 a.m., with an Easter breakfast in-between. The theme is “Fact or Fiction: Explore the claims of Jesus.” Pastor Rick Long will be highlighting the evidence and significance of the resurrection of Christ.
At the Arlington United Church, an Easter Brunch will be served at 9 a.m. with the worship service to follow at 10:15. It will be bilingual, in English and Spanish.
The Lifeway Church meets in Arlington at Kent Prairie Elementary with the service at 10 a.m.
Sisco Heights Community Church has a 10:30 a.m. service, with the message, “One Man, One Cloth, Mankind Changed Forever.”
Christ the King Community Church in Arlington, with Pastor Rick Schranck, will have services at 8:30 and 10 a.m.
Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Arlington has an Easter breakfast at 9, worship at 10:30 and a brunch at 11:45.
At the First Baptist Church, with Pastor Bill Walker, the services will be at 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Arlington Easter Egg Hunts
Arlington Assembly Church hosts an Easter Egg Hunt Saturday, March 26, at 1 p.m. at Kent Prairie Elementary School with about 15,000 eggs. There are four age groups, and the start times are staggered about every five minutes. There is a drawing for a grand prize in every age group.
Arlington will host two other Easter Egg Hunts.
One using flashlights will take place at Haller Middle School at around 9 p.m. Cost is $5.
The city also will host its free annual hunt at 11 a.m. at the Arlington Airport.
Sisco Heights Community Church has a hunt at 11 a.m. during the service for children age 2-8 on Sunday.
Our Savior’s Lutheran Church has an egg hunt at 10 the same day.
The Marysville Gospel Hall will have an Easter Resurrection Service at 9 a.m., followed by a brunch. “Christ is risen from the dead!” is the message of the day.
The Berean Baptist Church is Marysville is having a special sunrise service at 7:30 a.m.
The Emmanuel Baptist Church in Marysville, with interim Pastor Ed Feller, has a morning service at 10:30 and an evening one at 6 p.m.
Marysville Free Methodist Church has worships at 8, 9:30 and 11.
At St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Marysville, there will be an Easter Brunch served from 9-10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the parish hall.
Marysville’s United Methodist Church is having three services Easter Sunday at 8, 9 and 10:45 a.m.
At Calvary Chapel in Marysville, Easter services will be at 9 and 11 a.m.
Resurrection Sunday service is at 10:45 a.m. at Northwest Baptist Church in Marysville.
The Marysville Church of the Nazarene will have Easter services at 8, 9:30 and 11 a.m.
Allen Creek Community Church in Marysville will have a performance of “Body in the Belfry.” Dinner and dessert will take place at the 6:30 p.m. Saturday performance. It will also be performed at 9 and 10:30 Easter morning.
Marysville Easter Egg Hunts
The Marysville Church of the Nazarene will have its Neighborhood Easter Egg Hunt at 10 a.m. Saturday. About 10,000 eggs will be hunted for kids up to fifth grade. There will also be a bouncy house, magic show and more.
Marysville’s United Methodist Church is having Easter Egg Hunts at 10:15 a.m. and noon Easter Sunday.
Northwest Baptist Church in Marysville will also have an Easter Egg Hunt for sixth-graders and younger.
The free city hunt will be at Jennings Park at 10 a.m. Saturday. A Community Pancake Breakfast will take place from 7 a.m. to noon nearby at Bethlehem Lutheran Church.