Faith briefs from area churches.

St. Johns Lutheran (Park Rapids)

Christ is risen! Worship with us Easter Sunday, April 21 with sunrise service at 6 a.m., or at the 8 or 10:30 a.m. services. Easter breakfast will be served between the sunrise service and the 8 a.m. service. St. Johns sponsors "The Lutheran Hour" broadcast on KPRM 870AM at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday. This week's topic is "Cross in the Garden," based on John 19:30-20:18. St. Johns (LCMS) is located on Highway 34 across from the Hubbard County Fairgrounds. For more information, contact the church at 732-9783 or visit our website at www.stjohnspr.org.

Faithbridge Church

Faithbridge Church invites you to celebrate Resurrection Sunday on April 21. Our 8:15 a.m. service, presented by Faith Student Ministries Youth, will include a spoken-word "No Ordinary Tale" and baptisms. An Easter brunch will follow at 9:30 a.m. with a freewill offering for the FSM summer mission trip to Alaska. Sunday school classes will not be meeting. The contemporary service at 10:45 a.m. will feature an Easter message by Pastor Ken Polley. More details can be found at www.faithbridgepr.org.

Riverside United Methodist Church

Join us in worship at Riverside United Methodist Church, Highway 71 North in Park Rapids. Worship is led by Pastor Chip Nielsen and Pastor Lori Nielsen. During this Holy Week, all are invited to a Maundy Thursday communion service at 7 p.m. on April 18. Good Friday service on April 19 will begin with a meal of soup and bread at 5 p.m., followed by a joint worship service at 6 p.m. with participation from Hubbard United Methodist Church, Calvary Lutheran Church and Trinity Episcopal and Presbyterian Church. Easter Sunday, April 21, is a celebration of Jesus' resurrection with a traditional service at 8:30 a.m., a contemporary service at 10:30 a.m., and a time of fellowship following each service. A staffed nursery is available at both services. The building is handicap accessible. Communion is served the first Sunday of each month, and all are welcome. For more information about worship, outreach and programming, call 732-5205 or visit www.riversideumcchurch.com. Become a fan on Facebook.

Hubbard United Methodist

"Catch the Hubbard Spirit" at Hubbard United Methodist Church when the lively hymn sing begins at 8:45 a.m. on Sunday, April 21. Happy Easter! Join us as we celebrate that the Lord has risen! This week's message is "The Uprising Begins," based on Ezekiel 37:1-14 and Luke 24:13-35. Our choir anthem this week will be "Resurrection Alleluias" by Tom Fettke, orchestrated by Michael Lawrence. All are invited to stay for Easter brunch following the service. "Thank God It's Wednesday" (TGIW) activities include kids' club and youth group, 4:30 p.m.; supper, 5:30 p.m.; worship service and tutoring, 6 p.m.; and choir practice, 7 p.m.

Lakes Area Vineyard Church

Join us for our Sunday morning worship service! We are a community of believers with an outward focus on mission and a vision of experiencing God, growing in love and giving it away. Service time is 10 a.m. Vineyard Kids is available for nursery through fourth grade. Easter service is at 10 a.m. Sunday, April 21. Vineyard Church is located at 17765 State Hwy. 34 in Park Rapids. For more details check us out at www.myvineyardchurch.com.

Eastside Christian Church

You're invited to Easter at Eastside! Rediscover hope, light and purpose as we celebrate Easter. Easter services are Saturday, April 20 at 4:30 and 6 p.m. and Sunday, April 21 at 8, 9:30 and 11 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Bring family and friends to get inspired, refreshed, and make delightful Easter memories. Plus, we have awesome children's programs from birth to fifth grade; a Peeps Party where every kid gets a free gift; family photo opportunities with an Easter backdrop; and free donuts at the early morning Sunday service. We are located 6 miles southeast of Park Rapids at 16623 State Hwy 87. Check out www.eastside.com.

Nevis Church of Christ

Easter services will be at 10 a.m. on Sunday, April 21. Join us and be blessed as we celebrate the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. Nevis Church of Christ is located at the corner of Pleasant Ave. and Bunyan Trails Dr. in Nevis, across the street from the school. All are welcome to attend. For more information, call 652-3900 or visit www.churchofchristnevis.org.

Community of Hope Church of the Nazarene

Park Rapids Community of Hope Church of the Nazarene, formerly Evergreen Church, invites all to worship service every Sunday at 10 a.m., as well as women's group every Thursday at 6:30 p.m. and men's group every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. All are welcome to join in fellowship, study and worship, with a goal of bringing the hope of Christ to the Park Rapids community. Contact Campus Pastor Seth Keysor at 330-1130 for more information, find them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/PRChurchOftheNazarene, or at www.cohmn.com. The church campus is located at 295 Western Ave. S. in Park Rapids.

Calvary Lutheran Church

Calvary Lutheran Church welcomes all for services. Saturday service is at 5:30 p.m. Sunday worship is at 8 and 10 a.m. Coffee and fellowship will be at 9 a.m. Sunday in the fellowship hall. Total Impact Bible study for senior high youth is at 7 a.m. Monday at Bella Caffé - a great kick-start for the week. Text study of the Sunday readings will be at 10 a.m. Monday in the Luther Room. Christian Life Study Group meets at 5 p.m. Monday. Tai Chi meets at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the youth commons. Release time begins at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday. After-school program for youth grades K-5 is 3-5 p.m. Wednesday. Bell choir will practice at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. Stephen Ministry is at 5:45 p.m. Wednesday. Heritage Living Center Bible study is at 1:30 p.m. Thursday. Faith Conversations begin at 3 p.m. Thursday at Knute Nelson. Men's Fellowship will meet at 7 a.m. Friday.

Trinity Church - Episcopal and Presbyterian

Morning worship on Sunday will begin at 9 a.m., with coffee time and fellowship to follow. The church office will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, with a service of morning prayer at 9:30 a.m. Trinity Church is a unique partnership recognized by the Episcopal Diocese of Minnesota and the Presbyterian Church (USA). It is located at Court Ave. and Third St. W. in Park Rapids, and is handicap accessible. Look for the red doors.

Our Lady of the Pines

The church is located at 205 Main St. W. in Nevis. Phone: 652-4005.

Assemblies of God Church

Sunday school at Assemblies of God begins at 9:30 a.m. for all ages. At 10:30 a.m. there is a praise and worship experience. Wednesday night Bible study is from 7 to 8:15 p.m. for all ages. Office hours at Assemblies of God are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For additional information, call the church at 732-8818. The church is located at 208 Western Ave. South in Park Rapids; half a mile west of the fairgrounds off of Highway 34.

St. John's Lutheran (Akeley)

We are located at the corner of Carroll Street and Pleasant Avenue, one block south of Highway 34 in Akeley. Come and be a part of our church family!

Park Rapids SDA Church

Join the Park Rapids Seventh-Day Adventist Church this Saturday with Sabbath School beginning at 9:30 a.m. and Worship at 11 a.m. The church is located at 18908 Elisha Dr., a mile and a half west of Park Rapids. For more information visit their website at parkrapidsmn.adventistchurch.org.

Peace Lutheran Church

Sunday morning worship at Peace Lutheran Church (LCMC) begins at 9:30 a.m. Services on the first and third Sundays of the month are a traditional service, and the second and fourth are contemporary. Women's community Bible study meets on Mondays at 1 p.m. Men's Bible study meets at 8 a.m. Wednesdays. Follow us on Facebook! The church is located at 24025 State 34 in Nevis. For more information, visit www.peaceluthernnevis.com, call 652-6508, or email peacelutherannevis@gmail.com or pastorbalfanz83@gmail.com.

Akeley UMC

The Akeley United Methodist congregation exists to serve the Hubbard County Communities in any way we can. If you are looking for a church home to connect with others and grow in your faith journey, you'll find a place to belong at Akeley UMC! Akeley United Methodist Church is located one block south of the Hwy. 34 & Hwy. 64 intersection, on State 64 in Akeley. Questions? Call 218-252-6251 or 218-652-2572.

Redeemer Lutheran Church

Redeemer Lutheran Church (LCMS) is located at 15 12th St. SE in Menahga. Worship is led by Pastor David Walsh at 9 a.m. Sunday, and a Bible study is held at 7 p.m. Wednesday. For more information, call 564-4931 or visit dwallkenobi.wixsite.com/redeemerlutheran.

Heartland Lutheran Community Church

The Heartland Lutheran Community Parish invites all to worship Sunday at 9 a.m. at Bethany Lutheran Church in Nevis and 10:30 a.m. at First Lutheran Church in Akeley. All are welcome at the Lord's Supper every Sunday. Fellowship coffee at First Lutheran begins at 9:30 a.m. and follows the worship at Bethany. Visitors are always welcome! The community dinner at Bethany is from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on the last Thursday of every month. All are invited to these free monthly meals, a time for food and fellowship. Bethany prayer chain is at 652-3485 or cmstennes@arvig.net. For more information go to Facebook, www.flcakeley.org, or www.bethanylutherannevis.org.

Fellowship Baptist Church

Fellowship Baptist Church is located at Pleasant and Main streets in Nevis, half a block east of the giant muskie. Call Pastor Tom Drury at 952-222-0596 for more information.

First Baptist Church

First Baptist Church is located at 909 W. 8th St., Park Rapids. For more information, call 732-3321 or visit www.fbcpr.org.

Frontline Church

Join us for worship Sundays at 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Weekly small groups are also available. Pastor Russell Smith's purpose is to introduce Jesus to people and connect them with their destiny in God. Frontline Church is located at 15936 192nd Street in Park Rapids, one mile north of Walmart and one block east of Henrietta Avenue. To contact us, call 237-3727, email info@accessfrontline.com or visit www.accessfrontline.com.

Grace Community

Grace Community Church of Osage invites all to a worship service on Sundays at 10:30 a.m. Preceding the service is Sunday school and an adult Bible class at 9:30 a.m. Following the morning service there is a weekly time of fellowship and refreshments. The church is located one block north of the old schoolhouse in Osage. Grace also hosts a community breakfast each Wednesday at 9 a.m. with a freewill donation. Also available are a women's Bible study Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. and an adult Bible study Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. Pastor Paul McKibben can be reached at 573-3143.

Iglesia Cristo Viene

Damos la bienvenida a nuestros amigos españoles de habla hispana en los Servicios de becas que se celebra todos los sábados a las 4:30 p.m. Iglesia Puente de Fe Fireside Sala del Centro de Vida Familiar en el 1505 Park Ave. S. (Note: This Spanish-language ministry meets in the fireside room at the Faithbridge Church Family Life Center.)

Restoration Christian Church

The Restoration Christian Church currently meets on Sunday evenings at 6 p.m. in the basement of the Park Rapids Library. For more information call 237-1700 or visit their website at www.restorechurch.com.

First English Lutheran, Dorset

First English Lutheran Church (LCMS) is located at 20252 State Hwy. 226 in Dorset. The Rev. Chris Davis is pastor. Sunday worship is at 9 a.m. with Sunday school and Bible study at 10:30 a.m. Book club meets at 9 a.m. on Thursdays. A Bible class is at 10:30 a.m. on Fridays. Men's club meets at 8 a.m. the second and fourth Fridays of the month. Lutheran Women's Missionary League meets at 1 p.m. the first Wednesday of the month. For more information, call 732-9466 or visit dorsetlutheran.org.

New Life Community Church

Join New Life Community Church on a journey to know God better. Sunday school classes for all ages meet every Sunday at 9 a.m., followed by the worship service at 10 a.m. New Life Community Church is a non-denominational church located at 600 Bridge Street in Park Rapids; two blocks north and two blocks west of Holiday gas station.

Bethany Lutheran

Sunday Worship at Bethany Lutheran Church (LCMC) in Menahga begins at 10:30 a.m. with Pastor James Hallaway officiating. Sunday school is on the first and third Sundays of the month at 9:30 a.m. during the school year. The church is located at 59423 140th Street in Menahga. For more information visit www.firstenglishbethany.org or call 564-4610.

Friends In Christ Lutheran

Sunday worship at First In Christ Lutheran Church (LCMC) in Sebeka begins at 9:30 a.m. with Pastor James Hallaway officiating. Sunday school begins at 10:30 a.m. during the school year.

The church is located at 305 5th Street NW in Sebeka at the DAC building. For more information visit www.firstenglishbethany.org or call 564-4610.

First English Lutheran, Menahga

Sunday Worship at First English Lutheran Church (LCMC) in Menahga begins at 8:30 a.m. with Pastor James Hallaway officiating. Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m. during the school year. The church is located at 17 Main St. NW in Menahga. For more information visit www.firstenglishbethany.org or call 564-4610.

White Oak Bible Chapel

Join us for Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. Worship services begin at 11 a.m. White Oak Bible Chapel is located at 30908 170th St. in Akeley. For questions call the church at 652-3848.

Assumption of Our Lady

Sunday Mass at Assumption of Our Lady Catholic church in Menahga begins at 10:30 a.m. Thursday Mass at Green Pines Acres Nursing Home begins at 10 a.m. The church is located at 113 Aspen Ave. in Menahga. For more information contact the church at 564-4509.

Messiah Yahusha

Disciples of Messiah Yahusha are meeting each Sabbath in homes. For more information, call 766-8176.

Gethsemane Lutheran

Join in worship at Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Snellman every Sunday at 10:30 a.m. with Holy Communion every first and third Sunday of the month. Bible class and Sunday school begin at 9:30 a.m.

St. Peter the Apostle

St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church is located at 305 W. 5th St. in Park Rapids. Mass is at 5 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m. on Sunday. Office hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday. For more information, call Father Thomas Friedl at 732-5142 or visit stpeterpr.org.

St. Mary's

Mass is at 11 a.m. on Sunday at St. Mary's Catholic Church and Grotto, 55744 County Road 44 in Two Inlets. For more information, call Father Thomas Friedl at 732-5142 or visit www.stmarys-twoinlets-churchandgrotto.com.