Cross walk, community service set for Good Friday

Published 11:09 am Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Once again, the churches of Winchester and Clark County will join together for the annual Unity March and Crosswalk, followed by the community Good Friday Service, sponsored by the Winchester-Clark County Association of Churches.

The event will begin at 11:30 a.m. Friday at the Winchester Municipal Utilities parking lot, located at 150 N. Main St. Participants should meet at the WMU parking lot before 11:30 a.m.

“The group will walk from the parking lot carrying the cross as a remembrance of Jesus carrying the cross through the streets of Jerusalem on the way to His crucifixion,” according to a release from the Association Tuesday.

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The march will proceed down Main Street, turning left on Lexington Avenue, and end at First Baptist Church, where the cross will be placed in the ground. Tony Stang, pastor of First Baptist Church, will share a devotional at the cross.

The Good Friday service will begin at noon in the First Baptist sanctuary. Jeff Gaines, pastor of Christ Church Winchester, will speak, and the First Baptist Church worship team will lead in a time of worship and special singing.

An offering will be taken for Clark County Community Services to support the transient ministry.

After the service, a time of fellowship will occur in the First Baptist fellowship hall. Sack lunches, consisting of a sandwich, chips, dessert and a beverage, will be available to be eaten at the church. For those not able to stay for the time of fellowship, sack lunches can be takencarry outsouts.