Christians carry the cross down the street to remind the faithful in attendance of the true meaning of Good Friday, when Jesus Christ was crucified.
Area churches and groups are planning a full slate of Holy Week events, including Palm Sunday services, community cross walks, and an Easter sand sculpture. Here is a list of some of the planned activities:
St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, Holy Eucharist blessing of the palms, 8 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday; Maundy Thursday service 7 p.m.; Good Friday liturgy noon and 7 p.m., 5240 Talmadge Rd.
Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 740 North Superior St., Procession of the Palms, 10 a.m. Sunday; Holy Week services 7 p.m. through April 23.
St. Mark Lutheran Church, Palm and Passion Sunday, 8:30 and 10:45 a.m.; Maundy Thursday 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.; Good Friday noon and 7:30 p.m., 611 Woodville Rd.
Faith Community United Church of Christ, Palm Sunday 10:30 a.m.; Maundy Thursday 7 p.m.; Good Friday noon, 1126 Anderson Ave., Maumee.
Bethel Lutheran Church, Palm Sunday 8:45 and 10:45 a.m.; Maundy Thursday 7 p.m., Good Friday noon and 7 p.m., 1853 South Avenue.
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Palm Sunday 10 a.m.; Maundy Thursday 7 p.m.; Good Friday noon and 7 p.m., 428 North Erie St.
Community of Christ Lutheran Church, Palm Sunday Weekend, 5 p.m. Saturday, 8 and 10 a.m. Sunday; Maundy Thursday 7 p.m.; Good Friday 7 p.m.
Sylvania United Methodist Church, Passion (Palm) Sunday services 8:30, 9:45, and 11 a.m.; Maundy Thursday, 7 p.m., Good Friday, noon, 7000 Erie St., Sylvania.
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, “The Cry of the People” drama for Palm Sunday, 8 and 10:30 a.m.; “Journey to the Cross” interactive walk-through, 2-4 p.m., Maundy Thursday, 7 p.m.; Good Friday Tenebrae, 7 p.m., 4155 Pickle Rd., Oregon.
Easter Sand Sculpture, by Roger Powell and On Common Ground ministries, all week at Hancock County Fairgrounds, 1017 East Sandusky St., Findlay. walkingoncommonground.com.
“A Time for Allelulia,” choir cantata, 4 p.m. Sunday, Reformation Lutheran Church, 4543 Douglas Rd.
“His Last Days” musical Lenten drama, 7 p.m. Sunday, St. Francis Xavier Church, 25 West Perry St., Willard, Ohio, and 8 p.m. Friday at St. Andrew’s Church, State Rt. 635, Liberty Township near Bascom, Ohio.
Lenten Potluck 6 p.m., service 7 p.m. Wednesday, Zion Lutheran Church, 8307 Memorial Highway, Ottawa Lake.
Clark Street United Methodist Church, Maundy Thursday 7 p.m., 1133 Clark St., East Toledo.
Way of the Cross, Maumee community cross walk, meet at 2 p.m. in front of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 112 East Wayne St.
First Presbyterian Maundy Thursday 7 p.m.; dinner at 6 p.m., 200 East 2nd St., Perrysburg.
Unity United Methodist Church, In the Garden Maundy Thursday, 7 p.m., 110 East Broadway, Northwood.
Trinity Episcopal Church, Palm Sunday, 10 a.m.; Maundy Thursday, 7 p.m.; Choral Meditation on the Passion at noon and Experiential Stations of the Cross at 7 p.m. Friday; One Trinity Plaza, Toledo.
River of Life Community Church Last Supper Re-enactment, 7 p.m. Thursday, 136 Tecumseh St., Dundee, Mich.
Heritage Church of God, “A Walk from Darkness Into the Light” Easter drama, 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 3520 Strayer Rd.
Old South End Good Friday Community Prayer Walk, starting at Walbridge and Broadway 10:30 a.m.; community church service at noon, free community lunch at 1 p.m.
Ecumenical Good Friday Service, noon at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, 871 East Boundary, Perrysburg, preceded by outdoor Procession of the Cross starting at 11 a.m. at St. Rose Catholic Church, 215 East Front St. 419-874-5704.
Upper Room Church of God Easter Musical “How He Loves,” 7 p.m. Friday, 6 p.m. April 23 and 24; “Special Needs” performance 7 p.m. Wednesday, 520 Bigelow Ave., Findlay. Free tickets: 419-422-8017.
Gesu Catholic Church invites public to join in the Stations of the Cross, 8 p.m. Friday at St. Francis de Sales High School, 2323 West Bancroft St.
Calvary Assembly of God, Good Friday service at noon, 5025 Glendale Ave.
Monroe Street United Methodist Church Good Friday Service.
CedarCreek Church, 36 Easter Services at 3 campuses, 5:15 and 7 p.m. Friday, 1:45, 3:30, 5:15, and 7 p.m. April 23, and 9 and 10:45 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. April 24. Information: CedarCreek.tv.