‘Take up your cross’: Walk commemorates Good Friday

Published 5:19 pm Friday, April 2, 2021

Jesus said in the Gospel of Matthew, that anyone who comes after him should take up their cross and follow him.

On Good Friday, some of those in the crowd that participated in the local Association of Churches’ annual Cross Walk took that command literally as they shouldered a large wooden cross and dragged it down Main Street and Lexington Avenue.

The walk to remember the crucifixion of Jesus and his atonement for the world’s sins made their way from Winchester Muncipal Utilities at 11:30 a.m. to Central Baptist Church, where an interdenominational Good Friday worship service took place, with Central’s pastor, Scott Ogle, preaching the sermon.

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Others who took part in the service were Pastor Rico Floyd of Church of God Cathedral, Renny Ross of Foursquare Church, Allan Hutchison, pastor of the First Church of God and vocalists Clint Stevens and Jennifer Webb. The congregation sang “Jesus Paid It All.”

An offering was received to benefit the transient ministry of Clark County Community Services.

This is the first time in two years the association has held the walk. Last year it was canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic.

About Randy Patrick

Randy Patrick is a reporter for Bluegrass Newsmedia, which includes The Jessamine Journal. He may be reached at 859-759-0015 or by email at randy.patrick@bluegrassnewsmedia.com.

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