2014-04-10 / Faith Community



Touro Synagogue will hold Pesach services on Monday, April 14 and Sunday, April 20 at 7 p.m. They will also be held Tuesday, April 15; Wednesday, April 16; Monday, April 21; and Tuesday, April 22 at 8:45 a.m. and 7 p.m. The synagogue is at 85 Touro St. For more information, call 401-847-4794 x201.

Temple Shalom will hold Pesach services on Tuesday, April 15 at 10 a.m. On Friday, April 18, Shabbat Hol Ha-Moed Pesach worship is scheduled for 7:30 p.m., to be followed by a Kosher for Passover Oneg. Call Temple Shalom, 223 Valley Rd., Middletown, at 401-846- 9002 for more information.

Good Friday Walk for Hunger

The second annual Aquidneck Island Good Friday Walk to End Hunger and Homelessness will be held on Friday, April 18. The 3-5 mile routes will begin and end at St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church at 5 Mann Ave. Registration and check-in will be in the church hall basement starting at 8 a.m. on Good Friday, and the walk will commence after a short invocation at 9 a.m. To get a pledge sheet, volunteer, or to make a donation, go to goodfridaywalkforhungerri.org or contact Tom Allan at 401-924-1161 or tom-allan@cox.net.

First Presbyterian

First Presbyterian Church, Broadway at Everett Street, will hold Palm Sunday services on April 13, with Sunday School at 9:15 a.m., followed by worship at 10:30 a.m. On Easter Sunday, services will be held at 9 and 11 a.m. There will be no Sunday School on Easter. Child care will be available at all services. 401-847-1749.


United Congregational Church, 524 Valley Rd., Middletown, will offer Easter Sunday services at 9 and 11 a.m. The 9 a.m. worship will feature a special children’s time, and Holy Communion will be served at both services. 401-849-5444.

Salvation Army

The Salvation Army will hold a Good Friday service at 6 p.m. following the community meal. The ministry will host an Easter Sunday breakfast at 9:30 a.m., with worship at 11 a.m. The Salvation Army is at 51 Memorial Blvd. 401-846-3234.

Calvary United Methodist

Calvary, located at 200 Turner Rd., Middletown, will hold Palm Sunday services at 8 and 10:30 a.m. There will be a Lenten soup supper and devotion on Tuesday at 6 p.m. An Easter Sunday sunrise service at Easton’s Beach Rotunda begins at 6 a.m., followed by a pancake breakfast at the church from 7-8:30 a.m., with worship at 10:30 a.m. 401-847-6181.

St. Paul’s Methodist

St. Pauls’ will offer Palm Sunday worship at 10 a.m. Maundy Thursday service at 7 p.m. will include a symbolic washing of hands. On Good Friday at noon there will be a showing of “The Passion” in the Thompson Room, with a fish chowder luncheon provided. Easter Sunday service is at 10 a.m. 401-846-0966.

St. Peter’s Lutheran

St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 525 Broadway, will observe Palm Sunday with worship at 8:15 and 10:15 a.m. Maundy Thursday Holy Eucharist and stripping the altar takes place at 7 p.m. On Good Friday, the church will show “The Way of the Cross” at 7 p.m. Easter Sunday services are at 8:15 and 10:15 a.m., with an Easter brunch and egg hunt at 9 a.m. 401-846-9567.

Episcopal Great Vigil of Easter at St. John’s

All Episcopal parishes on Aquidneck Island will join together for the Great Easter Vigil at St. John the Evangelist on Saturday, April 19 at 7:30 p.m. The Rt. Rev. W. Nicholas Knisely, Bishop of the Diocese of Rhode Island, will be the celebrant. St. John’s is at the corner of Washington and Willow streets in The Point neighborhood. All are welcome.


Emmanuel Church, 42 Dearborn St., will hold Palm Sunday services at 8 and 10 a.m. On Wednesday, there will be a service at 6 p.m., followed by a soup supper and the final class of the Lenten series, “Embracing Spirituality.” The Maundy Thursday service at 6 p.m. includes foot washing and stripping of the altar with organ and choral music. The Vigil begins at 7:30 p.m. and concludes at 6 p.m. Good Friday with the liturgy. Easter Sunday services are at 8 and 10 a.m., with an Easter egg hunt following the 10 a.m. service. 401-847-0675.

St. Columba’s

St Columba’s Chapel, at 55 Vaucluse Ave., Middletown, offers Palm Sunday worship at 8 and 10 a.m.; Wednesday Holy Eucharist at 5:30 p.m.; Maundy Thursday stripping of the altar at 6:30 p.m.; Good Friday liturgy at 8:30 a.m., “7 Last Words Meditations” from 12-3 p.m., Good Friday requiem service at 7:30 p.m.; and Easter Sunday worship at 8 a.m., family service at 9:30 a.m., and choral service at 11 a.m. Nursery care is provided during the 9:30 and 11 a.m. services. 401-847-5571.

St. Mary’s

St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 324 East Main Rd., Portsmouth, will hold Palm Sunday services at 5 p.m. on Saturday, with Sunday services at 8, 9 and 10:30 a.m. The Stations of the Cross service will be held on Wednesday, April 16 at 7 p.m. Maundy Thursday services at 7 p.m. will include foot washing. Good Friday services will be at 12 and 7 p.m. Easter Sunday services will be at 8, 9 and 10:30 a.m. 401-846-9700.


Trinity Church will offer Palm Sunday services at 8 and 10 a.m. During Holy Week a simple Eucharist will be held at noon on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. The Maundy Thursday 7 p.m. liturgy, with choir, will include foot washing. Good Friday services are at 12 and 7 p.m. Easter Sunday services are at 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. with an Easter egg hunt following the 10 a.m. worship. 401-846-0660.

Sunrise Service at the Norman Bird Sanctuary

Channing Church will host a sunrise service at 6 a.m. on April 20 at the Norman Bird Sanctuary.

All Saints Tea

All Saints Academy will hold its annual Spring Tea to benefit the school’s scholarship fund at St. Lucy’s parish center, 909 West Main Rd., Middletown on Sunday, April 13 at 1 p.m. Items from local vendors will be raffled. For tickets and information, call All Saints Academy at 401-848-4300.

Trinity Church Partners with Community Organizations

Trinity Church is partnering with East Bay Community Action Program, Lucy’s Hearth, and Harvest Kitchen this Easter season and invites members of the community to join in serving those in need.

The Shoes for Summertime project will help ensure that the feet of young people in the community are covered and comfortable this summer. In partnership with East Bay Community Action Program (EBCAP), Trinity is collecting gift cards in $25 increments to Payless Shoe- Source or Famous Footwear to be distributed to EBCAP client families. Gift cards will be collected at the 7 p.m. service on Maundy Thursday, April 17, and at the church through April 27.

Rest for Mother and Child celebrates and supports mothers in need. Working with Lucy’s Hearth, the church is collecting new bed linens, specifically new twin sheet sets, new twin bed blankets and comforters, and new standard size pillows, for homeless mothers and their children. Donations will be received at the 12 and 7 p.m. services on Good Friday, April 18 and at the church through April 27.

The Transformed Lives program offers support to young men and women transitioning from the juvenile justice system to the workforce through the Harvest Kitchen. Products made at the kitchen from local food sources will be for sale at the church after the 8 and 10 a.m. services on Easter Sunday

For more information on supporting these projects, call Trinity at 401-846-0660.

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