Area churches have planned a variety of services to celebrate Holy Week.
Community Good Friday services, sponsored by Iola’s Area Ministerial Association, will be at noon April 22 at Calvary United Methodist Church, 118 W. Jackson Ave.
The Rev. Barbara Miniefee of Ward Chapel A.M.E. Church will be the guest speaker. Saundra Upshaw will sing a solo “Jerusalem Called.”
The Good Friday service is part of what is known in Christianity as Holy Week, which culminates in the Easter celebration of Jesus’ resurrection.
An offering at the service will go into the Iola Area Ministerial Association’s general fund. This special service is open to the public.
The following churches will hold special services during Holy Week:
302 S. Jefferson
Yates Center, and
St. Martin’s Catholic
Holy Thursday services will be at 7 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Yates Center.
Good Friday services will be at 7 p.m. at St. Martin’s Catholic Church in Piqua.
Holy Saturday confessions on April 23 will be from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at St. John’s in Iola. Holy Saturday Mass will be said at 7 p.m. at St. John’s.
Easter Sunday Mass will be at 8 a.m. at St. Joseph’s in Yates Center and at 10 a.m. at St. John’s in Iola.