Easter egg hunts, weekend activities in south Washington County
South Washington County families may choose from a variety of Easter activities this weekend. See the list below for religious events and egg hunts.
-- 'Crown Him' Easter musical
The 22nd annual version of "Crown Him," a musical drama about the life of Jesus Christ, will be presented by New Life Church of Woodbury.
Shows are scheduled at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The Saturday performance will be American Sign Language interpreted.
Reserved tickets can be purchased at www.newlife4u.org or by calling 651-459-0444, ext. 7. Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for children, 12 and younger. "Crown Him" is not recommended for children, 5 and younger. New Life Church of Woodbury is located at 6758 Bailey Road in Woodbury.
-- Combined Good Friday service
Parishioners at Community United Church of Christ and Cottage Grove United Church of Christ will worship together at 7 p.m. Good Friday, at Community United, 1145 Summit Ave. in St Paul Park. The church choirs will sing separately and share an anthem together. Worshippers will meditate on the Seven Last Words of Jesus, and the service will finish in total darkness.
The weekend will conclude with two services Easter Sunday. The sunrise service at 6:30 a.m. will celebrate Christ's resurrection. This informal worship service in the church narthex will be followed by a hot breakfast. The traditional Easter service will begin at 10:30 a.m.
-- Worship at All Saints Lutheran
The congregation at All Saints Lutheran Church in Cottage Grove will meet for worship at 7 p.m.
Good Friday. On Easter Sunday, the church will hold three services - a 6:30 a.m. sunrise service followed with services at 8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. All are invited for breakfast from 7-10:30 a.m.
"All are welcome to join us for our Easter celebration as we recognize the many and various ways that God puts a "spring" into our faith walk," said All Saints pastor Bill Helker.
All Saints Lutheran church is located at 8100 Belden Blvd. in Cottage Grove. For details, visit www.allsaintscg.org or call 651-459-1117.
-- White Pine Easter egg hunt
White Pine Senior Living in Cottage Grove is hosting an Easter egg hunt for all ages from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, at the facility, 6900 East Point Douglas Road.
If you go, take a basket. Pictures with the Easter Bunny, refreshments and prizes will be available. For details, call 651-459-2870.
-- St. Luke Lutheran
16th annual Easter egg hunt
The congregation at St. Luke Lutheran Church in Cottage Grove is hosting its 16th annual community Easter egg hunt, beginning at 11 a.m. Saturday at the church, corner of 70th Street and Hinton Avenue. Everyone is invited. For details, visit www.stlukecg.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 651-459-1222.
-- Zion Lutheran Church Egg hunt April 8
Zion Lutheran Church, 8500 Hillside Trail in Cottage Grove, invites you and your whole family to a massive Easter egg hunt beginning at 11:15 a.m. Sunday, following worship. Worship starts at 10 a.m. with breakfast from 8-9:45 a.m.
The menu will include egg casserole, fruit cup, bread, cakes, muffins, coffee and milk. A freewill offering will be accepted.
For details, call the church office at 651-459-3010.
-- Valley Creek Church airborne Easter egg drop
A helicopter is scheduled to fly over the soccer fields at the Washington County Fairgrounds dropping 30,000 prize-filled plastic Easter eggs from the sky Saturday. Sponsored by Valley Creek Church in Woodbury, check-in for the event starts at 9 a.m. The helicopter will arrive at 11:15 a.m.
The event is designed for children, 12 and younger. The event is free but preregistration is required. For details and to preregister, visit www.valleycreekchurch.com. Children will be allowed to search for eggs by age group.
Grand prizes will include the new iPad, Nintendo Wii, an American Girl doll and a bike and helmet.
-- Transfiguration Living Stations of the Cross
The Servants of the Cross will re-enact the Passion of Jesus Christ at three locations on Good Friday: Noon at Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, 1725 Kennard St. in Maplewood; 3 p.m. at Blessed Sacrament, 1801 LaCrosse Ave. in St. Paul; and 7 p.m. at Transfiguration Catholic Church, 6133 15th St. N. in Oakdale.
For details, call 651-303-9209 or visit www.servantsofthecrossministry.net.