Holy Week services set
Posted: Friday, March 26, 2010 9:04 pm
Holy Week services, sponsored by the Obion County Ministerial Association and hosted this year by St. James’ Episcopal Church at 422 East Church St. in Union City, will begin Monday and continue through April 2.
The service will open with prayer and there will be a meal, with serving beginning at 11:45, and a time of reflection and focus on the meaning of the Easter season each day. This devotional period will take place around 12:15, with singing and prayer, followed at approximately 12:30 by a message from one of the members of the association.
Those attending are asked to make a donation to cover the cost of the meal each day, with $5 recommended.
Speakers from the association will include:
• Monday — the Rev. Mike Osment, chaplain of Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union City
• Tuesday — Fred Lehmkuhl
• Wednesday — Scott Smyth, associate pastor at First United Methodist Church in Union City
• Thursday — Dr. Roger Reed, pastor of Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Union City
• Friday — Dr. Matthew Wohlfarth, pastor of First Baptist Church in Union City
Messenger readers will also want to be looking for a special page in the paper each day of Holy Week, with the “reporting” beginning on Monday. This page will have a banner proclaiming it to be “The Jerusalem Messenger … The Way It Might Have Been Reported.”
The special daily feature will have photos and articles which will carry by-lines of long-ago fictional reporters and will read as though the stories had appeared in a prominent newspaper published in the Holy City during the days leading up to and including Jesus’ crucifixion 2,000 years ago. The stories will all be based on scripturally accurate accounts of that very important week when Jesus entered Jerusalem and prepared for his death, to be followed by the glorious good news of His resurrection. Christians the world over will be celebrating the Easter message April 4.
The Obion County Ministerial Association is prayerfully sponsoring these special pages and providing the information appearing on them. Members of the association also invite the community to hear the end of the story in worship with them on Easter Sunday and to take part in the special Holy Week devotional luncheons.
Published in The Messenger 3.26.10