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Religion briefs: Live broadcast of Handel’s ‘Messiah’ planned in Carson City

Live broadcast of Handel’s ‘Messiah’ planned

As a celebration of the birth, life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ this Easter, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will host a free live broadcast of Handel’s Messiah performed by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square at 6 p.m. Friday, March 25 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ Carson City chapel, 411 N. Saliman Drive.

Nonperishable food donations will be collected to benefit the Friends in Service Helping food pantry. A 30-minute presentation about the oratorio, including excerpts of interviews with conductor Mack Wilberg and musicologist Luke Howard, precedes the concert, which features soloists Erin Morley, Sasha Cooke, Paul Appleby and Joseph Barron.

For more information, go to http://www.mormontabernaclechoir.org/messiah.html.

Stations of the Cross planned on Good Friday

First Presbyterian Church of Carson City is recreating the streets of Jerusalem where Jesus walked in Stations of the Cross from 4 to 8 p.m. on Good Friday, March 25, at 115 N. Division St., at the corner of King and Division streets.

For more information, call 775-882-1032.

First Baptist sets Good Friday, Easter services

First Baptist Church, 1750 Mountain St. Carson City has scheduled special Good Friday and Easter services.

First Baptist will hold a Good Friday Candlelight and Communion Service at 6 p.m. Friday, March 25. The service will feature a mini-drama, “The Suffering God” by Caroline Fletcher. The drama is a portrayal of the crucifixion, but also looks at the question of suffering and demonstrates though terrible things happen in this world, this doesn’t mean we have an uncaring God who can’t sympathize with our suffering: Jesus lived among us and shared our pain.

First Baptist will hold its Easter Sunday Service at 10:45 a.m. Sunday, March 27. The service will feature the mini-drama “Nailing Hope Against the Wall” by Michelle Pitman. In the drama, a woman hangs a painting of the crucified Jesus on her living room wall to the ridicule of her husband, but many years later he comes to appreciate its value.

The services are free and open to the public.