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BIG PINE KEY -- The 12th annual joint observance of Lent by St. Francis-in-the-Keys Episcopal Church and Lord of the Seas Lutheran Church concludes with Holy Week.

Both congregations will celebrate Maundy Thursday at Lord of the Seas at 7 p.m. April 17. The service will include footwashing, an anthem by the choir, the Eucharist and a homily by Interim Pastor Chris Todd.

The following day, the two parishes will observe Good Friday at St. Francis-in-the-Keys at 7 p.m. The service, led by the Rev. Todd, will include the Stations of the Cross with pictures by the children.

Then both churches will celebrate an Easter Sunrise Service at 6:45 a.m. at the end of Bogie Drive. That will be followed by breakfast at the Lower Keys Property Owners Association Building. St. Francis will then hold an Easter service at 8:30 a.m. and Lord of the Seas will hold its service at 10:30 a.m.

The public is invited to all events.

St. Francis-in-the-Keys is located at 1600 Key Deer Blvd. Lord of the Seas is at 1250 Key Deer Blvd.