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Join Us This Easter at Oak Lawn!

Welcome to the Oak Lawn Church! We are very proud to be a diverse congregation, where everyone is affirmed as a child of God. If you are looking for a church home, we'd love for you to join us this Easter Day, Sunday April 8.

We are very excited about Easter Day worship at Oak Lawn this year. We will offer three Easter worship experiences. The first, at 7:00 a.m., will be an informal sunrise  service. The others, 9:00 and 11:00 a.m., will be traditional services. A breakfast will be shared at 10:00 a.m., as well as story time for the children at 10:30. We surround Easter with fun, community oriented activities as well. The Blessing of Animals celebrates the beauty of God's creation and honors our animal friends. Easter Eggstravanganza is a day of fun activities for children and families. The Sunday after Easter is "Sneaker Sunday," outdoor worship followed by a picnic. Please join us this year for a wonderful Oak Lawn Easter!

The Blessing of Animals, Saturday March 31
11:00 a.m.

Easter Eggstravaganza, Saturday April 7
10:00-12:00 noon

Easter Day Worship, Sunday April 8
7:00 a.m. Sunrise Service
9:00 and 11:00 a.m. Traditional Services
10:00 Breakfast and Story Time for Children

Sneaker Sunday, April 15
11:00 a.m. Outdoor Worship, followed by picnic

The Peace and Joy of the Easter Season be with you!
- Pastor Frank
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