ISLIP TOWN

Local churches bring Easter services online

Randall Waszynski
Posted 4/9/20

Passion Week is upon us, and services leading into and on Easter Sunday are available at local churches online, whether on Zoom, Facebook Live or YouTube. The web addresses for all services on …

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ISLIP TOWN

Local churches bring Easter services online

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Passion Week is upon us, and services leading into and on Easter Sunday are available at local churches online, whether on Zoom, Facebook Live or YouTube. The web addresses for all services on Zoom can be accessed through your church’s Facebook page and/or website.

Christ Community Church of East Islip

Join Pastor James to kick off Passion Week on April 9 for Maundy Thursday for prayer and a time to share together at 7 p.m. on Zoom. Pastor James, alongside South Shore Community Church’s Pastor John Chestnut, will share a pre-recorded worship service on YouTube at 7 p.m. Afterwards, the congregation will receive a discussion guide to share reflections at home. The Easter Sunday worship schedule will be announced soon.

Pastor James has been holding Sunday worship on Facebook Live at 10:30 a.m. The congregation also hosted nightly Special Services at 7 p.m. on Zoom.

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Islip

Father Rick Simpson has been holding Sunday Mass at 9:15 a.m. and Healing Litanies on Thursdays at 9 a.m. on Facebook Live.

This past Sunday, Palm Sunday, was held at the regular Sunday Mass time on Facebook Live, and Fr. Simpson said that everyone’s palms will be held at the church until the virus has passed. The Maundy Thursday Mass will be held at 7 p.m. On Good Friday, the Liturgy of the Solemn Collects and Veneration of the Cross will be livestreamed at noon, and then the Stations of the Cross will be livestreamed from All Souls’ Chapel at 5 p.m. On Holy Saturday, the Great Vigil of Easter will be livestreamed at 5 p.m. And on Easter Sunday, Sunday Mass will proceed as normal at 9:15 a.m.

Islip United Methodist Church

Pastor Douglas Madlon has been hosting Sunday Mass at 9 a.m. on Facebook Live. No specific announcements have been posted regarding Holy Week.

West Islip Church of Christ

On Palm Sunday, Pastor Patrick Ford held Sunday Mass at the usual time, 11 a.m., on Zoom. Pastor Ford has been livestreaming directed bible study and discussion at 10 a.m. on Sundays as well as Sunday Mass at 11 a.m. Additionally, Conversations is live streamed on Thurs- days at 3 p.m., all of which are available on Zoom or by phone, accessible from the church’s Facebook page.

First Baptist Church of Bay Shore

On Palm Sunday, Pastor Daris Dixon-Clark hosted the mass on Vimeo, which was posted on their Facebook page. No specific announcements have been posted regarding Good Friday and Easter Sunday services.

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