Easter observances by both the Ocracoke Life Saving Church and the Ocracoke United Methodist Church begin on Sunday, April 10, with Palm Sunday services in the Methodist Church at 10 a.m. and inside the Life Saving Church at 11 a.m.

Originally, the Life Saving Church planned to do an outdoor service on the Pony Island Inn lawn but because temperatures are forecast to be in the upper 50s with winds blowing 20 to 25 mph, the Life Saving Church decided to move their service indoors.

The “praise procession” around the village will still begin at 12:30 p.m. at the Pony Island Inn (formerly motel).

The community Easter service will be at 6:30 a.m. Sunday, April 17, at the Lifeguard Beach and both churches after that will have their own services.

The Ocracoke United Methodist Church also has some events Easter week. See the Easter Week flyer below for details.