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At 14 months, Alice Wisniewski was among the youngest Easter Egg hunters in Flanders Saturday. (Credit: Michael White)

At 14 months, Alice Wisniewski was among the youngest Easter Egg hunters in Flanders Saturday. (Credit: Michael White)

Three minutes. That was about how long it took for the 40 or so children who attended Saturday’s Easter Egg hunt at the Big Duck Ranch in Flanders to scoop up 500 candy-filled eggs.  (See more photos below.) (more…)

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The Tyre Lodge in Riverside held its first Easter Egg hunt Saturday, and lodge Conductress Theodora Midgette said they hope to make it an annual event.

The Tyre Lodge in Riverside held its first Easter Egg hunt Saturday, and lodge Conductress Theodora Midgette said they hope to make it an annual event.

Easter egg hunts and special masses were held in the Riverhead area Saturday as part of the holiday weekend. Here are a handful of photos taken at these special events. (more…)

03/31/13 6:00am
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KATHARINE SCHROEDER PHOTO | A basket of eggs at Saturday’s Blessing of the Food Baskets at St. Isidore Church in Riverhead.

St. Isidore R.C. Church in Riverhead held its annual Blessing of the Food Baskets Saturday on the eve of Easter Sunday.

Worshipers from across Long Island came to take part in the tradition that dates back hundreds of years. Food items ranging from hard-cooked eggs and bread to horseradish and bottles of wines in baskets were to be blessed by the priest. Many of the baskets were lined with hand-sewn or crocheted napkins.

03/28/13 11:00am
03/28/2013 11:00 AM

KATHARINE SCHROEDER PHOTO | Parishoners from First Parish Church are joined by a group of rescue donkeys in a Palm Sunday a procession down Church Lane in Northville.

Local churches host Easter services

The following is the News-Review’s annual listing of Easter and Passover services hosted by local churches.

Riverhead

Sunday, March 31: Ecumenical sunrise service at Indian Island Park, 7 a.m.

FIRST BAPTIST Church

Friday, March 29: Good Friday service, ‘Seven Last Words,’ noon.

Sunday, March 31: Easter sunrise service, 7 a.m.; Easter breakfast (ticket required), 8:30 a.m.; Easter worship, 10:45 a.m.

Living Water Full Gospel Church

Friday, March 29: Good Friday communion service, 7 p.m.

Sunday, March 31: Easter services, 8:45 and 10:15 a.m.

St. Isidore R.C. Church

Thursday, March 28: Morning Prayer, 8:30 a.m.; Mass of the Lord’s Supper, 7 p.m.

Friday, March 29: Morning Prayer, 8:30 a.m.; Stations of the Cross, noon; Solemn Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion, 3 p.m. (English) and 7 p.m. (Polish)

Saturday, March 30: Morning Prayer, 8:30 am.; Food Blessings, 9 and 11 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m.; Easter Vigil, 7:30  p.m.

Sunday, March 31: Easter Masses, 6 (Polish), 8, 9:15, 10:45 (Polish) a.m. and 12:15 p.m.

St. John the Evangelist R.C. Church

Thursday, March 28: Mass of the Lord’s Supper, 7:30 p.m., followed by adoration until 11 p.m.

Friday, March 29: Solemn Good Friday Liturgy and Veneration of the Cross, 3 p.m.; Stations of the Cross, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, March 30: Easter Vigil and First Mass of Easter, 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, March 31: Easter Masses, 7, 9 and 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. (Spanish).

Riverhead United Methodist Church

Thursday, March 28: Maundy Thursday service, 7 p.m.

Friday, March 29: Sanctuary open for prayer and mediation, noon-3 p.m.; Good Friday service, 7 p.m.

Saturday, March 30: Fiesta Espiritual Hispana, 6-8 p.m.

Sunday, March 31: Easter service, 10 am., followed by egg hunt.

Church of the Harvest

Sunday, March 31: Easter service, 10 a.m.

Baiting Hollow Congregational

Sunday, March 31: Sunrise service on church lawn, 6:30 a.m., followed by a light breakfast; Easter resurrection service, 10 a.m.

Calvary Baptist Church

Friday, March 29: Good Friday service, 7 p.m.

Saturday, March 30: Community Easter celebration for preschoolers to sixth-graders and their parents, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., rain or shine.

Sunday, March 31: SonRise service at Jamesport Beach, 6:30 a.m.; Resurrection Sunday service, 10:50 a.m.

First Congregational Church

Thursday, March 28: Maundy Thursday joint Congregational service, 7 p.m.

Friday, March 29: Sanctuary open for meditation and prayer, noon-3 p.m.

Sunday, March 31: Easter service, 10 a.m., followed by bread and coffee in fellowship hall.

House of Praise

Sunday, March 31: Resurrection Day service, 11:30 a.m.

GRACE EPISCOPAL CHURCH

Thursday, March 28: Holy Thursday service, 5 p.m.

Friday, March 29: Good Friday service, noon.

Sunday, March 31: Easter services, 9 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Truth Community Church

Friday, March 29: Good Friday prayer service, 7 p.m.

Sunday, March 31: Easter service, 10:30 a.m.

Aquebogue-Jamesport

First Parish Church

Thursday, March 28: Maundy Thursday joint service, 7 p.m. at First Congregational Church.

Friday, March 29: Good Friday service, 7 p.m.

Sunday, March 31: Easter service, 10:30 a.m.

Old Steeple Church

Sunday, March 31: Easter service, 10 a.m.

Our Redeemer Lutheran Church

Thursday, March 28: Maundy Thursday services, 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.

Friday, March 29: Good Friday service, 7 p.m.

Sunday, March 31: Easter service, 10 a.m.

North Fork Unitarian Universalist

Sunday, March 31: Easter service: “Be the Resurrection,” 10:30 a.m., Jamesport Meeting House.

Wading River

Congregational Church

Thursday, March 28: Maundy Thursday dinner, 6 p.m., followed by communion service.

Friday, March 29: North Shore Clericus Good Friday service, noon; evening service led by youth group, 7 p.m.

Sunday, March 31: Sunrise service, 7 a.m., followed by breakfast; Easter worship, 10:15 a.m.

Wading River Baptist Church

Friday, March 29: Good Friday service with foot washing and communion, 7 p.m.

Sunday, March 31: Resurrection Lord’s Day Fellowship Breakfast, 9:30 a.m.; Worship service, 11 a.m.

North Shore United Methodist

Thursday, March 28: Holy Thursday service, 7:30 p.m.

Friday, March 29: Good Friday service, 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, March 31: SonRise worship service, 8 a.m., followed by pancake breakfast; family Easter worship service, 10 a.m.