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North Pinellas religion news for Wednesday, April 16

Events celebrating the Easter season will be presented by Hope Presbyterian Church, 1698 S Belcher Road, Clearwater.

Maundy Thursday will be noted with a 6 p.m. dinner and communion.

A contemplative and reflective Tenebrae service will take place at 7 p.m. Good Friday.

From 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, the church will host an Easter carnival featuring an egg hunt, bounce house, games, food and free treats.

On Easter Sunday, arrive at 7:30 a.m. for a sunrise service or at 10:15 a.m. for a traditional family service with communion.

Admission and parking are free. Call (727) 531-3200. Visit hopefamily.com.

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Congregation Ohr Chadash, a Messianic synagogue at 3190 Gulf-to-Bay Blvd. in Clearwater, will present a special sabbath service during Passover at 8 p.m. Friday, emphasizing the Messianic significance of Passover and its relationship to Jesus.

At 11:30 a.m. Sunday, the synagogue will observe Hag Hat'khiyah, a Jewish celebration of the resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth, in Philippe Park shelter 7, 2525 Phillippe Drive, Safety Harbor.

The public is invited to attend both services.

Congregation Ohr Chadash is a member of the Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations and is affiliated with St. Petersburg Theological Seminary and Netzer David International Yeshiva.

Call (727) 726-1472 or (727) 842-1772. Visit ohrchadash.org,

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Children are the focus of Community United Methodist Church's Jellybean Jamboree noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at 207 E Buckingham Ave., Oldsmar.

The free event features face painting, games, an Easter egg hunt, puppet shows and a visit from the Easter Bunny.

Free hot dogs, hamburgers and soft drinks will be available.

Individually wrapped drink boxes and/or snacks will be accepted for donation to the Children's Center.

Call (813) 855-1567. Visit oldsmarcumc.org.

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The chapel at Unity Church of Clearwater, 2465 Nursery Road, will be open for contemplation at noon and a guided mediation from 2 to 3 p.m. on Good Friday. At 2 p.m., seven candles will be lit and extinguished in turn after contemplation of each of the master's last seven statements during the crucifixion.

The church will offer 9:30 and 11 a.m. services on Easter Sunday. Call (727) 531-0992. Visit housebuiltonlove.com.

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Crystal Beach Community Church invites worshippers to an Easter sunrise service on the beach with entertainment by the Crystal String Band at 7 a.m. Sunday.

A second service starts at 10:30 a.m. in the sanctuary at 625 Crystal Beach Ave.

For more information call (727) 784-8222. Visit crystalbeachcc.org.

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Northwood Community Church takes its Easter Sunday events outdoors with a free 9 a.m. breakfast followed by a 9:30 a.m. service at the Safety Harbor Gazebo, 401 Main St. in downtown Safety Harbor.

Call (727) 791-4171. Visit north woodcommunitychurch.org.

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The Episcopal Church of the Good Samaritan, 2165 NE Coachman Road, Clearwater, announces its services for Holy Week.

Attend a Tenebrae Service of Shadow and Light at 7 p.m. Wednesday; a liturgy at 7 p.m. on Maundy Thursday; a Good Friday liturgy at noon; the Great Vigil of Easter at 8 p.m. Saturday; and Holy Eucharist at 8 and 10 a.m. Easter Sunday.

Call (727) 461-1717. Visit goodsamaritan-swfla.org.

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Walk through a visual display depicting the crucifixion from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Holy Thursday and Good Friday, and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at St. Cecelia Catholic Church, 820 Jasmine Way, Clearwater.

The church presents the Mass of the Lord's Supper at 7 p.m. on Holy Thursday. On Good Friday, attend the Celebration of the Lord's Passion, Veneration of the Cross and Holy Communion at noon and 7 p.m.; Stations of the Cross at 2:30 p.m.; and Celebration de la Pasion del Senor at 3:30 p.m.

A two-hour Easter Vigil Mass will take place at 8 p.m. Holy Saturday.

Easter Sunday masses are scheduled at 6:45, 8, 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. Masses in Spanish will be at 1:30 and 7 p.m.

For more information call (727) 447-3494 or visit stcecelia church.org.

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