What is so good about Good Friday? It is dark, somber and commemorates a death. How can it be good?

Every year, Christians recall the day Jesus died willingly to redeem us and bring us back into right relationship with God. On Good Friday we enter a dark and silent worship space. It is sparingly decorated and what there is often is only covered in black cloth. The music is morbid sounding, as it should be- this is the day we remember the cost of our sin.

The service has no communion and ends with no blessing. For some, this is simply too dark. For others, the service is a very low and meaningful moment in the church year to recognize the cost of God redeeming us. Many Christians feel the most emotionally connected to the story of the crucifixion of Christ on this day.

During the service, lights will be put out 7 times, until the sanctuary is dimly lit. We hear the story of the crucifixion and a message that helps us make meaning of it.

Join us in this solemn reflection. For indeed, it is a good Friday when humanity is redeemed.

7 pm, April 19, 2019

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