Good Friday service, Cross Walk April 2

There are many reasons to celebrate now. Spring is here. The COVID rates are falling. Our kids are back in school. The biggest reason for celebration by the community of faith in Winchester is the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

After a break in 2020 due to COVID, the churches of Winchester will once again come together on Good Friday, April 2, to remember and celebrate what Jesus did at the cross. Central Baptist Church has graciously offered their sanctuary for the Good Friday service.

The Cross Walk will begin at 11:30 a.m. on Good Friday at the parking lot of Winchester Municipal Utilities. Everyone is invited to join and share in carrying the cross down Main Street to Lexington Avenue, where they will turn and walk to the church.

The cross will be placed at the church, and Rico Floyd of Winchester Church of God Cathedral will share a devotion at that time.

Renny Ross, Oasis Foursquare Church, will begin the service in the sanctuary with a  welcome and opening prayer, followed by Clint Stevens leading “Hallelujah, What a Savior” and sharing a Scripture, followed by congregational singing of “Jesus Paid It All.”

Scott Ogle, lead pastor at Central Baptist Church, will share the Good Friday message.

Jennifer Webb, of Ephesus Baptist Church, will lead “The Power of the Cross,” followed by closing comments and a dismissal prayer by Allan Hutchinson of First Church of God.

As usual, an offering will be received to benefit the transient ministry at Clark County Community Services. These funds are used to provide food, gas, and/or a hotel room  for those passing through Winchester who become stranded with car problems, lack of sufficient gasoline to reach their destination, etc. The funds have also been used to pay for bus tickets for people to get home and is administered in cooperation with the Winchester Police Department.

Proper guidelines for gatherings will be followed, including social distancing and wearing of masks at the appropriate times. This year, one change from previous years is that there will be no sack lunch available following the service.