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May 22, 2017
Jesus, portrayed by  Wade Schimmelpfennig, rides in on a colt during the Palm Sunday portion of "History on 3rd" at Zion Lutheran Church in Alexandria. The series wraps up Thursday, May 25, with the Ascension. (Jeff Beach | Echo Press)
Outdoor religious drama ends May 25
May 22, 2017 - 6:17pm
April 16, 2017
On Easter Sunday morning, the tomb is open and He is risen (Celeste Edenloff | Echo Press)
He is risen
April 16, 2017 - 11:21am
April 15, 2017
The kids 1-mile fun run was led by the Y's CEO, Conrad Bostron (far left). (Celeste Edenloff | Echo Press)
Updated - Run bunny run
April 15, 2017 - 12:48pm
April 14, 2017
Actors portray the crucifixion of Jesus in front of Zion Lutheran Church in Alexandria Friday as part of "History on 3rd."  The outdoor Passion Drama was replaced this year with five scenes on different days depicting the life, death, resurrection and ascension of Jesus. The next events include the guarding of the tomb from Friday afternoon through Easter morning, followed by the ascension on May 25. (Lowell Anderson | Echo Press)
History on 3rd continues with crucifixion and guarding tomb
April 14, 2017 - 3:46pm
Letter: What a wonderful God
April 14, 2017 - 9:02am
Letter: Pack the house of God Sunday
April 14, 2017 - 8:28am
April 10, 2017
FCA to provide Easter breakfast
April 10, 2017 - 8:01am
April 9, 2017
Jesus rides into Jerusalem during this reenactment  at Zion Lutheran Church during the Palm Sunday scene as part of  "History on 3rd." (Jeff Beach | Echo Press) play button
Jesus rides into Jerusalem during 'History on 3rd'
April 9, 2017 - 6:10pm
April 7, 2017
Second annual community Easter vigil planned
April 7, 2017 - 7:28am
April 6, 2017
Nordic Meadow hosts Easter egg hunt
April 6, 2017 - 4:30pm
This scene depicting the birth of Jesus was presented at last year's Passion Drama. This year's event will begin Friday with the nativity scene by Zion Lutrheran Church along Third Ave. from 4 to 7 p.m. (Echo Press file photo)
Passion Drama gets a new look with events beginning Friday
April 6, 2017 - 11:36am
March 1, 2017
LETTER: The diet of Lent
March 1, 2017 - 7:00am
March 27, 2016
Jesus' empty tomb can be seen in front of Zion Lutheran Church along Third Avenue East in Alexandria today, Sunday. (Al Edenloff | Echo Press)
He is risen!
March 27, 2016 - 1:29pm
March 23, 2016
Jesus, portrayed by John Messer, receives a triumphant welcome into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday. Heike Lewandowski helps lead the horse through the crowd. It was one of 12 scenes depicted in the Passion Drama. (Photos by Al Edenloff, Echo Press)
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UPDATE: Twelve scenes tell powerful story (w/video)
March 23, 2016 - 9:38am
March 20, 2016
Actors in the Passion Drama portrayed the crucifiction scene Sunday afternoon. (Al Edenloff | Echo Press)
The reason for the Easter season
March 20, 2016 - 3:37pm
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