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Metro area-churches slate Holy Week and Easter worship

St. Mark’s Anglican/Episcopal Church will have a garden procession on Palm Sunday, April 1, noon. During the service, the choir will sing seasonal music and hymns. This service is bilingual, English and Spanish. On Easter Sunday, April 8, a solemn bilingual Eucharist and Paschal candle lighting begins at 11 a.m. St. Mark’s eight-member choir, joined by additional singers and accompanied  by Ana Silvia Guerrero on the organ, will sing Mozart’s Exsultate Jubilate, Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus and many favorite hymns. Afterwards, an Easter egg hunt will be held in the garden and snacks served in the parish hall. Everyone is invited to St. Mark’s. Two-minute drive north of Plaza Mexico, on corner of Aztecas and Chichimecas in Colonia Monraz.

English Fellowship of Guadalajara (an offshoot of Rey de Reyes Presbyterian church) plans a potluck dinner at 7:30 p.m. Good Friday, April 6. At the dinner, there will be Bible readings marking Jesus’ crucifixion, followed by Communion.  At 6 p.m. Easter Sunday, April 8, the service will be augmented by a baptism. English Fellowship’s normal four-part band, with guitars, keyboard, drums and voices, will present contemporary, seasonal, sacred music.  Gabriel d’Annunzio 5184, 1 1/2 blocks NW of Patria and Vallarta.

The Christ the Redeemer Presbyterian bilingual congregation church in Bugambilias will have its regular English worship service on Palm Sunday April 1, 9:30 a.m. On Easter Sunday, April 8, the English service is again at 9:30 a.m., with seasonal music led by vocalists and musicians on piano and guitar. It will be followed by a potluck fellowship brunch at 11 a.m. before the Spanish service at noon. The church has communion every Sunday. Callejon del Iris 45 off Cto. De Las Flores N., (33) 3684-5448.

St. John Cristosomo Roman Catholic Church begins Holy Week with its regular 11 a.m. English Mass, featuring the accomplished a cappella group Cantabile, led by Jesus Chavez, singing Hosannah as an entrance hymn, followed by Stabat Mater and other songs. Cantabile sings every Sunday at the English Mass. On Easter Sunday, April 8, the regular Mass is again at 11 a.m. with Cantabile singing Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus and other traditional songs. The church is near Sears in the Grand Plaza shopping center at Vallarta and Lazaro Cardenas Avenues.

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