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Easter season services in the Santa Clarita Valley

Posted: March 15, 2008 1:23 a.m.
Updated: May 16, 2008 5:03 a.m.

Key dates to remember:
• March 16 is Palm Sunday
• March 20 is Maundy Thursday
• March 21 is Good Friday
• March 23 is Easter Sunday

Alliance of Christian Churches of Agua Dulce and Acton
Saturday, March 22: 3 p.m.
Easter Sunday: Sunrise service at 5 a.m.
Both services will be held at the Vasquez Rocks Park in Agua Dulce.
More information is available at

Blessed Kateri Catholic Church
Saturday, March 15 vigil at 5:30 p.m.
Palm Sunday services at 7:30 a.m. 9 a.m., 10:45 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
Holy Thursday: 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Mass of the Lord's Supper, 8:30 to
10 p.m., Adoration at Altar of Repose
Good Friday: noon, 7 p.m.
Saturday, March 22: 7:30 p.m. (No 5:30 p.m. Mass)
Easter Sunday: 7:30 a.m., 9 a.m., 10:45 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

Faith Community Church
Easter: 9 a.m. and 10:45 a.m.
24620 Meadowridge Drive in Newhall.

Grace Baptist Church
Thursday: 7 p.m.
Easter: 6:30 a.m. sunrise service in the Hillside Amphitheater, 9 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. services in the Worship Center
The church will also recreate the last week of the life of Christ through a Passion Play. A cast of 60 costumed actors and dancers will join the 50-piece orchestra and 100-voice choir to musically portray the significant events of the Passion, including a recreation of the last supper and the crucifixion.
The Passion Play will take place on Good Friday at 8 p.m. and again on Saturday at 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. Admission is free and no tickets are required.
22833 Copper Hill Drive in Valencia.

Higher Vision
Easter: 9 a.m. and 10:45 a.m.
Services are held at Castaic Elementary School, 30455 Park Vista Drive in Castaic.

Hope Vineyard Community Church
Easter Sunday: 10 a.m. at Leona Cox Community School
18643 Oakmoor Street in Canyon Country.

Newhall Church of the Nazarene
Palm Sunday: The children's choir, NewNaz Grace Notes, will present an Easter musical, "Come Messiah, Come" during both the 9 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. services.
Good Friday: A 45-minute worship service in the sanctuary at noon, along with communion and worship.
Easter Sunday: A sunrise service at 6 a.m. under the oak tree behind the church. Dress warm and bring a flashlight with you. The 9 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. worship service will also be held. The choir will perform Easter music and Pastor Greg Garman will share from the Word of the Lord. A continental breakfast will be served in the Fellowship Hall between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Children's Easter egg hunts will take place during both of the morning services.

23857 The Old Road in Newhall.

North Park Community Church
Good Friday: 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Easter: 8 a.m., 9 a.m., 10:15 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.
26860 Seco Canyon Road in Valencia.

Prince of Peace Lutheran Church
Palm Sunday: 10 a.m. at Castaic Middle School Auditorium, 28900 Hillcrest Parkway in Castaic.
Good Friday: 7 p.m. at Stonegate Club House, 31830 Diamond Lane in Castaic.
Easter Sunday: Outdoor sunrise worship service at 6:30 a.m. and worship at 10 a.m. at Castaic Middle School auditorium.

Real Life Church
Easter Sunday: 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. or 11 a.m.
West Ranch High School, 26255 W. Valencia Boulevard in Stevenson Ranch.

Santa Clarita Center for Spiritual Living
Easter Sunday: A special music and prayer celebration with an interfaith spiritual communion ceremony at 10 a.m.
Old West Masonic Lodge, located at 19310 Avenue of the Oaks in Newhall.

Santa Clarita United Methodist Church
Palm Sunday: 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 10:45 a.m.
Good Friday: 7:30 p.m. service titled "The Seven Lasting Words from the Cross," co-sponsored by the Valencia United Methodist Church.
Holy Saturday: Walk through week.

On Easter Sunday, Santa Clarita United Methodist Church will commence their celebration at 9:30 a.m. with the Silver Jubilee Ringers and The Chancel Voices Choir. The Littlest Disciples Choir will prelude the Chancel Voices Choir performing the Easter Cantata "Praise the God of Resurrection." The choir will be accompanied by a 12-piece orchestra, which will feature graduate students from Cal Arts and other local musicians.

Easter Sunday services: 8 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Korean language services, led by the Reverend Seung-Min James Shin, will take place at 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

Easter Monday: The Sunday after Easter, Pastor Stan Fix will lead services at 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Perhaps as early as the year 400 AD, it was the custom of the early Christians to observe the Monday after Easter as a day of joy and laughter to celebrate the joke that God has played on Evil by raising Jesus from the dead. On Easter
Monday, early Christians will gather at Santa Clarita United Methodist Church to share humorous stories, sing and have fun.

26640 Bouquet Canyon Road in Valencia.

St. Stephen's Episcopal Church
Palm Sunday: 7:45 a.m. and 10 a.m.
Maundy Thursday: 7:30 p.m. In partnership with The Church of Hope, ELCA
Good Friday: noon
Saturday: Great Vigil of Easter at 8 p.m. A chocolate and champagne reception will follow.
Easter Day: 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. An Easter egg hunt will follow.
24901 Orchard Village Road in Valencia.

The Church of Hope, ELCA
Good Friday: 7:30 p.m. at Canyon Country location
Easter Day: 9 a.m. at Canyon Country location, 11 a.m. at Saugus location, 29908 Bouquet Canyon Road in Saugus and 18364 Soledad Canyon Road in Canyon Country.

The Church of Latter-day Saints
Easter Sunday services
Canyon Country Meetinghouse
19513 Drycliff Street in Canyon Country.
Sacrament meeting at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.
Saugus Meetinghouse
27405 Bouquet Canyon Road in Saugus
Sacrament Meeting at 9 a.m., 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Sand Canyon Meetinghouse
27050 Sand Canyon Road in Canyon Country
Sacrament meeting at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Valencia Hills Community Church
Easter Sunday: 9 a.m., 10:15 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.
Valencia High School gymnasium, 27801 Dickason Drive in Valencia.

Valencia United Methodist Church
Palm Sunday: 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Both services will include a traditional palm procession.
Maundy Thursday: 7:30 p.m. Service is in partnership with Santa Clarita United Methodist Church.
Good Friday services will be held at Santa Clarita United Methodist Church.

Easter Day: 8:30 a.m., 9:45 a.m., 11 a.m. Children's programs will be held at 9:45 a.m. and 11 a.m. Nursery care will be provided at all hours. 25718 McBean Parkway in Valencia.


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