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2016-03-17

Community invited to Holy Week services

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As part of Holy Week observances, four of Bandera County’s liturgical churches invite the community to remember the events of Jesus’ last days with a series of special services.


Ecumenical services commemorating Christian Holy Week will be held at noon each day from March 21 through March 25 at Bandera United Methodist Church. "The community is invited to join us in these services," said BUMC Pastor Larry McRorey. These special gatherings are co-hosted by four of Bandera County's liturgical congregations, BUMC, St. Christopher's Episcopal, Grace Lutheran and Lakehills UMC. The daily gatherings will begin at 12:05 pm for a short worship time, followed by a light lunch in the BUMC Fellowship Hall. "We should be finished in time for people to get back to work by 1 pm," said McRorey." This is an important week in the Christian Church, and it's an opportunity to celebrate our commonality as Christians," McRorey explained. The noon day Good Friday service will feature a time for private meditation and prayer on the Stations of the Cross, followed by a meal of hard bread and broth as a practice of fasting reflecting penitence. That evening, Bandera United Methodist Church will hold a longer Good Friday service, March 25 at 6pm. "We will take an offering at each service that will go to a local cause," McRorey said. "We hope that worshipping together during this holiest of times will become a Bandera tradition," McRorey said. Pastor Larry McRorey will deliver the message on Monday; Fr. Allan Con
kling of St. Christopher's Episcopal Church will lead on Tuesday; Lakehills UMC Pastor Celia Halfacre will speak on Wednesday, and Pastor Sam Radoman of Grace Lutheran Church will lead on Thursday. Individual churches, including those participating in this ecumenical project, will also have their own Holy Week activities and services scheduled. Contact the churches for more information.
See Weekly Worship Opportunities on page 6B for a complete list of worship locations in Bandera County.