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The Local Lens – Easter Sunday

March 27, 2024 | Linda Offerdahl

Easter was an important holiday for the Christian community where I grew up in Minnesota. The fifties and sixties were times of Easter bonnets and new dresses, uncomfortable patent leather shoes, and pull-apart beads we called pearls. Sunrise church services and pancake breakfasts served by the youth group were all part of it.  The Easter bunny came; there were Easter egg hunts galore. Some things have changed over the decades. 

Our small town’s churches remain ecumenically open to all as they appeal to those looking for a faith-based family.  Web services are available to enjoy a service from the comfort of your home, especially for those unable to attend or not feeling well. We are still likely to get a snowstorm on Easter Sunday! 

The Snapshot and IVCBA Event Calendar has flyers for the myriad celebrations, but I want to point out a few:

Maundy Thursday services at St. Patrick’s are held at St. John in the Wilderness (Chapel at Camp Galilee) in Zephyr Cove. Carpooling from the church at 6:15.

Sunday Mass at St. Francis of Assisi with Easter Egg hunt for the kids. 

A Community Good Friday service at Cornerstone Church, a collaboration with The Village Church and Four Square Church, includes a separate children’s program.

Easter Sunday services at all churches, with Easter egg hunts either before or after.

The Village Church has Maundy Thursday Service at 7pm at The Village Church, and Sunday – Easter Service at 10am and a brunch following at The Village Church

Sunrise Service with at Burnt Cedar with Pastor Jeff Ogden at 7:15 am.

TAHOE TOCCATA performance TONIGHT at St. Francis!


Easter Brunch and Easter Bunny at Bowl Incline

Easter brunch at the Hyatt

“Easter” lemon with lavender icing cupcakes at Sunshine Deli

What would Sunday morning be without cinnamon rolls from Happy Tiers! They are serving up hot cross buns, and all the Easter themed goodies.

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