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March 23, 2013

Christians begin Holy Week with prayers, drama and music to prepare for Easter


St. Augustine of Our Lady of Good Counsel, 128 Ames St., Lawrence: “All I Have Done for You,” a musical interpretation of the last days of Jesus before his death and Resurrection, noon.

St. Joseph, 33 Main St., Salem: Members of Salem’s churches meet at 9 a.m. to walk through town carrying a cross and stopping to pray at different locations.

St. Patrick, 12 Main St., Pelham: Members of the Teen Ministry present living stations of the cross at 7 p.m.

St. Paul’s Episcopal , 390 Main St., North Andover: Service of the Nails where members physically nail their sins to the cross to let go of their pain, noon and 7 p.m .

Christ Church, 25 Central St., Andover: Members of Havurat Shalom sponsor a community Passover Seder, Tuesday at 5 p.m. Rabbi Karen Landy leads the service. Cost is $10 per person or $30 per family. For reservations, contact Paula Jacobson: (978) 854-5579 or prj854@gmail.com

Church listings

Abundant Grace, 127 Rockingham Road, Derry: Christian Coffee House, March 29, 7 p.m., featuring Christian music, open mic sessions and Christian comedy.

All Saints, 120 Bellevue Ave., Haverhill: St. Anthony spring devotion is held Tuesdays at 6 p.m. with Rosary, followed by devotion. Atkinson Congregational, 101 Main St., Atkinson: Cathy Dionne teaches an adult class about ‘Communion, tomorrow 24 at 8:45 a.m.

Ballard Vale United, 23 Clark Road, Andover: The series “Immigration and the Bible: A Guide for Radical Welcome,” ends tomorrow at 9 a.m. through March 24. The Lenten study looks at the stories of immigrants and migration from Abraham and Sarah in Genesis to the Israelites who wondered in the desert for 40 years and Jesus who immigrated to Egypt as a baby.

Faith Lutheran, 360 S. Main St., Andover: Pastor Marsha Heydenreich leads a Bible study group on “The Old Testament in Matthew,” Wednesday from 10 to 11:30 a.m.

First United Methodist, 57 Peters St., North Andover: “Facing the Cross” series continues tomorrow with “Facing Suffering” from Romans 8:18-19

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