There is an abundance of preparation associated with the Easter holiday. Between organizing Easter baskets, planning the meal for your family gathering and dying eggs, the religious aspect of this holiday often gets pushed to the background. While many people know the purpose of the holiday is to recognize the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, it’s easily lost in the shuffle.

Personally, I believe in a healthy balance of the two. I mean, what greater combo is there in life besides marshmallows in the shape of a baby chicken and Jesus?

Seems like a win-win for everyone.

As our Easter of 2020 went down in a cloud of COVID-filled smoke, I feel as if Easter 2021 is symbolic to the overall religious portion of the holiday. Easter 2020 was like Good Friday… dark, somber, a sad day all around. But for Easter 2021… the stone is rolled away, hope is on the horizon and there is a promise of new life.


To help in this endeavor, I have compiled a list of our Member Churches and their service times pertaining to Easter. Please feel free to share with any visitors or guests in town for the holiday.

Clear Lake Church of Christ
9:00AM Sunday Breakfast
10:30AM Easter Sunday Service

Clear Lake Evangelical Free Church
9:30AM Easter Sunday Service

Clear Lake Regular Baptist Church
9:00AM Sunday Breakfast
10:30AM Easter Sunday Service

First Congregational Church
7:00PM Maundy Thursday Service
10:00AM Easter Sunday Service

Harvest Bible Chapel
8:30AM Easter Sunday Service
10:30AM Easter Sunday Service

St. Patrick’s Catholic Church
7:30PM Mass – Holy Thursday
7:30PM Mass – Good Friday
8:30PM Mass – Holy Saturday
10AM Mass – Easter Sunday

United Methodist Church
7:00PM Maundy Thursday Service
7:00PM Good Friday Service
9:30AM Easter Sunday Service

Zion Lutheran Church
5:30PM Maundy Thursday Service (at the Dock)
7:00PM Good Friday Service (at the Sanctuary)
7:00AM Easter ZYouth Service (at the Dock)
8:00AM Easter Contemporary Service (at the Dock)
8:00AM Easter Traditional Service (at the Sanctuary)
9:00AM Easter Contemporary Service (at the Dock)
10:30AM Easter Contemporary Service (at the Dock)

Peace Reformed Church – Garner
10:30AM Easter Sunday Service