Online Easter Services, Meals and a Socially-Distanced Bunny

Rev. Michael Wilker of the Lutheran Church of the Reformation greets a baby in this 2017 file photo. Courtesy: Lutheran Church of the Reformation

For those who celebrate Easter, it is a time to get together with family and friends to celebrate rebirth together with the spring. People usually gather for church services, dinners and easter egg hunts. But constraints imposed on District residents have made that impossible. However, you can still participate in online Easter services, and socially-distanced Easter activities. Here are is a list of some services offered online this weekend, and some activities for you and yours:

Wave at the Easter Bunny as He Hops Around Hill East: 

A Socially-Distanced Visit From the Easter Bunny

Starting at 11 a.m. Sunday, April 12, the Easter Bunny will take a hop around the Hill East neighborhood. Come out to your front yard, porch or stoop to wave at him as he goes by.

For the past several years, the 13th Street Community Park & Garden has hosted a neighborhood egg hunt, along with a visit from the Easter Bunny. This year, the community can’t gather around the bunny at the garden. So the Easter Bunny is going to the people – making socially-distanced visits on Easter Sunday! See the map here.

Livestream Good Friday and Easter Sunday Mass at the National Shrine on Good Friday at the Shrine, April 10, 2:30 p.m. Sunday mass at noon from the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception will also be live streamed.

The Shrine is also pleased to share audio and video of the Basilica musicians’ year-round contributions to beauty in the Liturgy at

Live Stream Holy Week Mass from St. Joseph’s Church (313 Second St. NE) in Capitol Hill. You can stream a mass each day, beginning on Thursday, and replay them later as well:

Congregants enjoy the NCC Online Campus. Courtesy: NCC


Visit the New National Community Church (NCC) Online Campus: NCC will hold interactive Easter services at 8 pm. Saturday, April 11, and at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sunday, April 12. Participants can experience a full Easter service as well as chat online with pastors and each other! There are also options for kids activities, personal connection, and private prayer with a prayer team member. Visit the website at

Worship from Home with Lutheran Church of the Reformation (212 East Capitol St. NE): Join on Sunday at 10 a.m. on Facebook: Church of the Reformation Post, or join the Zoom Room at 10 a.m. See this email for call-in details. You can also engage on your own time with the bulletin and full worship video online after 11 a.m. on Sunday.  

Join Capitol Hill Presbyterian Church in Online Easter Worship: “Where two or three are gathered, Christ is there among them, even if they are gathering online,” writes CHPS. Join them for Holy Week and Easter via Zoom. For information on how to join, subscribe to emails here and follow CHPC on Facebook.

Christ Church (620 G St. SE).

Virtual Easter Services at Christ Church Episcopal: (620 G St. SE) With the building closed til May 16th, Christ Church Washington is offering a 9 a.m.
Children’s Chapel via Zoom . You can email Rev. Mary Miller Flowers for link, and a
11 a.m. Easter Service via Facebook Live, followed by a noon Virtual Coffee Hour via Zoom email the Church Office for the link

Riverside Baptist Church Sunday Service Online. You can worship together with Riverside Baptist Church (699 Maine Ave. SW). “As we continue through this difficult time of uncertainty, we hope to provide a measure of peace,” the church wrote. You can join the Easter Sunday service on April 12. The church has also provided links to the audio of Reverend Nick’s sermons.

Don’t Forget to Order Easter Meals and Treats Online from Local Shops:

The Wharf has you fully covered with dinner from supper from @pearlstreetlive, dessert from @Praline_Bakery, and a Easter basket from @shopmadeindc

Enjoy Easter Sunday in the comfort of your home this weekend with Joselito’s (660 Pennsylvania Ave. SE) seven-course dinner with a bottle of sangria or wine for $50/person. Available for takeout or delivery! Go online or call 202-930-6955

Or get an Easter pie from the Pie Shop DC —they’re open Sunday as well!

-or, A three-course meal for 2 for $70 from Bistro Cacao (316 Massachusetts Ave. NE):