Service of the Cross - 7pm
Good Friday is not a “funeral” for Jesus, but an austere celebration of the Lamb and his sacrifice. The bare altar, symbolic of Christ, is the focus along with a large, rough-finished wood cross that is placed before it. The Service of the Cross consists of two parts: (I) the Word and (II) the Meditation on the Cross. The service is highly meditative in nature and is celebrated simply and not hurried. The Service of the Cross is intended as the primary Good Friday service and historically has been observed sometime during the “hours of the cross,” between noon and three o’clock.