This Good Friday at 7:30pm, immerse yourself in the the last hours of Jesus’ life. In this “service of shadows,” the lights will be low with candles lit throughout the sanctuary. As we read the story of Jesus’ last hours-his prayer in the garden, Peter’s denial, his trial, his Crucifixion- candles are extinguished. The further the story moves towards Jesus’ death, the darker the sanctuary becomes until we are left sitting in complete darkness as Jesus “gave up his spirit.” This Tenebrae service is designed to recreate the impact Jesus’ death had on his original followers who did not know what we know today—Jesus would rise! Joy and celebration will come for the disciples on resurrection morning, as it will for us, but for now we remember the deep price Jesus paid for the cleansing of our sin.
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