Area congregations are urging residents to come to special Easter Holy Week events during the coming week. Following is a list of churches responding to Decorah Newspapers' published request for special Holy Week service schedules:

St. Benedict Catholic Church (Decorah): April 1: Holy Thursday Mass at 7:30 p.m. Good Friday service of Lord's Passion will be at 12:30 p.m.; April 3: Holy Saturday Easter Vigil Mass at 8:30 p.m. Sunday, April 4: Easter Masses at 7:30 and 10 a.m.

St. Aloysius Catholic Church (Calmar): Holy Thursday Mass at 8:30 p.m.; Good Friday Mass is at 4:30 p.m. Holy Saturday Mass is at 8:15 p.m. (there is no Mass in the afternoon on Saturday); Easter Sunday Mass will be at 10:30 a.m.

St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church (Spillville): Holy Thursday Mass is at 6:30 p.m.; Good Friday Mass is at 1:30 p.m.; and Easter Sunday Mass will be held at 8:30 a.m.

Northeast Iowa Unitarian Universalist Fellowship: Easter/spring service with music, poetry and readings of the season Sunday morning at the Bethania Church on the Vesterheim Museum grounds. Social time and refreshments start at 10 a.m., followed by services at 10:30 a.m.

Decorah Lutheran: Maundy Thursday 7 p.m. with Holy Communion. Good Friday Tenebrae Service at 7 p.m. April 4 (Easter Sunday): 6:30 a.m. Sunrise Service/Holy Communion; 7:30 a.m. Easter Breakfast; 8:30 a.m. family worship/Holy Communion. No Education Hour. 9:40 a.m. coffee & Fellowship-Social Hall; 10:30- family worship/Holy Communion.

Decorah Covenant Church: Good Friday Service at 7 pm on Friday, April 2. On Easter Sunday, April 4 there will be no Christian education classes; there will be a breakfast at 9:00 am followed by 10:30 a.m. Worship, a blend of contemporary and traditional styles (nursery provided).

First Lutheran: April 1: 7 pm, Maundy Thursday Worship Service. April 2: 7 pm, Good Friday worship Service. April 3: 10 a.m., Easter breakfast set-up. April 4: 8:30 a.m., Worship/ Holy Communion; 9:30 a.m., Easter Breakfast; 10:30 am, worship/Holy Communion.

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church: Maundy Thursday, April 1, 7:00 p.m. Holy Communion/foot washing; Good Friday service is April 2 at 7 p.m.; Easter Sunday service (Easter Vigil) scheduled at 6 a.m. followed by coffee time from 8:30 to 9:15 a.m. Easter Sunday festival service of Holy Communion, 9:30 a.m.

Ridgeway Lutheran Churches: April 1: Maundy Thursday soup supper at Madison Church, 5:30 p.m. Joint Holy Communion service at Madison, 6:30 p.m. April 2: Good Friday joint worship at Orleans at 1:30 p.m., and joint worship at Peace, 6:30 p.m. April 4: Easter sunrise service with Holy Communion at Madison, 6:30 a.m., followed by Easter breakfast (no Sunday school). Holy Communion service at Orleans, 8:30 a.m. (no Sunday school); and Holy Communion service at Peace, 10 a.m. (no Sunday school).

Calmar Community/Burr Oak Methodist Churches: Maundy Thursday service at Calmar, 7 p.m.; Good Friday service at Burr Oak United Methodist Church, 7 p.m.; Burr Oak's Easter celebration will be at 8:30 a.m., followed by brunch. Calmar's Easter service is at 10:45 a.m.

Glenwood Lutheran/Canoe Ridge: Maundy Thursday worship at Glenwood, 7 p.m.; Good Friday worship at Canoe Ridge, 7 p.m.; Easter Sunday worship at Glenwood, 7 a.m.; Easter worship at Canoe Ridge, 9:30 a.m. Youth breakfast at Glenwood, 8 a.m.

Calmar Lutheran/Springfield Lutheran: Maundy Thursday worship with Holy Communion at Calmar, 6 p.m. Springfield worship with Holy Communion, 7:15 p.m.; Good Friday service at Calmar, 6 p.m.; Easter Sunday sunrise service at Calmar, 6:340 a.m., followed by breakfast served by the youth; Calmar worship at 9 a.m.; Springfield worship at 10:30 a.m.

Lifehouse Church (Club Pyramid - Decorah): April 4: Easter Sunday services, 10:30 a.m. A meal will be served following services.

Big Canoe/Highland Lutheran Churches: Maundy Thursday worship at Highland with Holy Communion and Tenebrae, 7:30 p.m. Good Friday worship services at Big Canoe on April 2 at 7:30 p.m. with Holy Communion and Tenebrae. Easter Sunday sunrise worship at 7:30 a.m. at Big Canoe, with Holy Communion; Big Canoe breakfast and pie auction, 9 a.m.; Easter worship at Highland with Holy Communion, 10 a.m.

Hauge/St. John's Lutheran: April 1: Maundy Thursday Worship Services with Holy Communion - 7 p.m. at St. John's; April 2: Good Friday Worship Services at 7 p.m. at Hauge; April 4: Easter Worship Services with Holy Communion at 8 a.m. at St. John's, followed by 9 a.m. potluck brunch; and Easter worship services with Holy Communion at 10 a.m. at Hauge.

Ossian-Stavanger Lutheran: Maundy Thursday worship services at 7:30 p.m. at Stavanger Lutheran; Good Friday worship services at 7:30 pm at Ossian Lutheran; Easter sunrise services at Ossian Lutheran at 6:30 a.m., followed by a breakfast served by LYO with scrambled eggs and all the toppings and rolls, juice and coffee; and Easter worship services are at Stavanger Lutheran at 9:30 a.m.

Washington Prairie Lutheran Church: April 1: Maundy Thursday service at 7 p.m.; April 2: Good Friday service at 7 p.m.; April 3: Vigil of Easter 8 p.m. April 4: Easter Sunday - sunrise worship at 6:30 a.m., with after-service breakfast at 10 a.m.

Frankville Presbyterian: April 1: 7 p.m. Maundy Thursday service at Salem UCC; April 2: 1 p.m. ecumenical Good Friday service at Zion UCC in Waukon; April 4: 7 a.m. Easter sunrise service followed by potluck breakfast. (No Sunday school or regular service.).

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, Lawler: Holy Thursday service at 6 p.m., Seder Meal and 7:30 p.m. Mass; Easter Sunday Mass will be at 8:30 a.m.

St. Mary Church (Waucoma): Services at 8:30 a.m. on Easter Sunday.

Holy Trinity Catholic Church (Protivin): Good Friday, April 22: 1 p.m.; Easter Mass -- 9 a.m., April 4.

St. John's Catholic Church (Fort Atkinson): Easter Vigil, April 3, at 8 p.m.; Easter Mass is Sunday at 10:15 a.m.

St. Luke Catholic Church (St. Lucas): Good Friday service is at 3 p.m.; Easter Mass will be at 10:15 a.m., April 4.

Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Little Turkey): Easter Sunday Mass at 10:30 a.m.

Salem United Church of Christ (Waukon): Maundy Thursday combined service with Zion UCC, 7 p.m.; Good Friday service at Zion UCC at 1 p.m.; April 3: Easter Egg Hunt at Salem, 10:30 a.m.; Easter sunrise service is at 6:30 a.m., followed by coffee fellowship. Easter Sunday worship also is at 10:30 a.m.