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   Holy Week services may be different because of the coronavirus outbreak, but almost all the churches in Belmond have been celebrating services online since the governor asked for churches to stop meeting.

  Pastor Leila Blackburn will be offering drive-up communion at the United Methodist Church on Maundy Thursday. The event will start at 5 p.m. in the church parking lot.

  An ecumenical Good Friday service is planned by the Belmond Ministerial Association. The service will be recorded Wednesday and an online link will be available Friday.

  The following area churches have been offering services on Facebook during the voluntary quarantine: Belmond United Methodist, Belmond United Church of Christ - Congregational, CC Vida Nueva (also using Zoom for meetings and Bible Study), Dayspring Assembly of God, Evangelical Free Church, and Trinity Lutheran Church (people can ask to have a church bulletin mailed each week). Immanuel Reformed Church is posting Sunday services on YouTube. Father Jerry Blake’s written homily is posted each week on the Holy Family Cluster Facebook page.

  Blackburn is also working on organizing an Easter morning parade. Details will likely be available on the Methodist church’s Facebook page.