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Churches offer daily community worship during Holy Week

Churches offer daily community worship during Holy Week

Churches offer daily community worship during Holy Week


Five Statesboro churches will work together during Holy Week, April 14-18, to provide noontime worship services for the community.

This ecumenical collaboration involves Pittman Park United Methodist Church, First Presbyterian Church, Statesboro First United Methodist Church, Second St. John Baptist Church and Trinity Episcopal Church.

The midday worship services will be held at a different church each day from 12:10 to 12:40 p.m. The 30-minute service will feature prayer, hymn singing, a reading from the Gospel of John, special music and a short sermon. Following the Monday through Thursday worship services, each church invites guests to stay for a light lunch provided by the host congregation.

The services will take place:

• Monday at Pittman Park United Methodist, 1102 Fair Road;
• Tuesday at First Presbyterian, 1215 Fair Road;
• Wednesday at First United Methodist, 101 S. Main St.;
• Thursday at Second St. John Baptist, 1200 Fair Road; and
• Friday at Trinity Episcopal Church, Country Club Road at Veterans Memorial Parkway. Because of the solemnity of this Good Friday service and the length of the liturgy, lunch will not be provided on this day. (This service is expected to last about an hour.)

"The Statesboro Ministerial Association is expanding opportunities for the sharing of ministry across denominational lines," said the Rev. Bill Bagwell, the pastor of Pittman Park United Methodist. "Holy Week is a sacred time for Christians, and it is good opportunity to open our doors to everyone for worship."

 

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