Churches across Runnels County will be observing Easter on Sunday and will host special services in the days leading up to the Easter.

Churches across Runnels County will be observing Easter on Sunday and will host special services in the days leading up to the Easter.

St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Catholic Church in Ballinger will host Holy Thursday services at 8 p.m. Thursday at the church.

On Good Friday, all are invited to participate in the Walk from the Cross to be held at noon at The Cross located three miles south of Ballinger on Highway 83. The Walk from the Cross has been held for 13 years and commemorates Christ’s journey.

Participants will meet at The Cross and walk from there into Ballinger, stop at the food pantry for refreshments and then on to the church at 608 North 6th St.

Fr Yesuratnam Mulakaleti of St. Mary’s will be leading the Walk from the Cross Friday said his message this Easter will be all about loving one another.

“Jesus suffered and he gave his life for us,” Fr. Yesu said. “He loves us and wants us to share the love with one another.”

Easter services are set for 10 a.m. at St. Mary’s in Ballinger and will be followed by and Easter Egg Hunt for the children.

As in year’s past, the Ballinger Ministerial Alliance will be hosting the Easter Sunrise Service at 7:30 a.m. Sunday at The Cross. Jordan Burrell, minister at the 7th Street Baptist Church in Ballinger, will be delivering the message.

Those wishing to attend are encouraged to bring lawn chairs for the service which will be broadcast live on KRUN 1400 AM. In the event of inclement weather, the service will be moved to First Methodist Church in Ballinger.

There are numerous Easter services across Runnels County this Sunday and events to be held in the days before the Christian observance.

St. Mary's Star of the Sea Catholic Church - Ballinger

608 N. 6th St., Ballinger

12 noon - Walk from the Cross

3 p.m. - Good Friday service

6 p.m. - Good Friday communion service

8:30 p.m. - Saturday vigil service

10 a.m. -Easter Sunday service

St. Boniface Catholic Church, Olfen

6:30 p.m. - Holy Thursday service

3 p.m. - Good Friday service

11 a.m. - Easter Sunday service

First Baptist Church - Ballinger

400 8th St., Ballinger

10:30 a.m. - Easter Service

First Baptist Church - Winters

104 W. Truitt St., Winters

7:30 - Sunrise service, Country Club - sponsored by the Winters Ministerial Alliance.

10 - 10:15 a.m. Sunday school Easter egg hunt

10:45 a.m. - Easter Sunday Service

First United Methodist Church - Ballinger

Broadway & Broad, Ballinger

6 p.m. - Holy Thursday service

6 p.m. - Good Friday service.

11 a.m. - Easter Sunday service

First United Methodist Church - Winters

141 N. Church St., Winters

11 a.m.

St. John's Lutheran Church

1100 W. Parsonage, Winters

6:30 p.m. - Holy Thursday with communion

6:30 p.m. - Good Friday service

10:40 a.m. - Easter Sunday service with communion

First Presbyterian

301 Broadway, Ballinger

11 a.m. - Service

Ninth Street Church of Christ

1100 N. 9th St., Ballinger

7:30 - Sunrise service at the Cross, sponsored by the Ballinger Ministerial Alliance

Ave. B Church of Christ

500 Ave. B, Ballinger

10 a.m. Easter Sunday

Glory Road Cowboy Church

223 County Road 293, Ballinger

10 a.m. - Easter Sunday service