First, the funny part. In an earlier version of the announcement on my church website about Holy Week events, it said of the lunchtime Good Friday service:
The theme for the service will focus on the stations of the cross and will feature medications from several local pastors.
If you are not sure why that is funny, please reread it carefully, and compare it with the final version.
On a somber note, Crooked Creek Baptist Church will be hosting the Life After Pain African Conference, sponsored by Grace Tabernacle Church, a community of Congolese refugees. One of the speakers will be Rose Mapendo. More details about next week’s events follow below the video.
Maundy Thursday Service: April 17 at 7:00 p.m.
This service will be a special service featuring a “Time of Remembrance” We will share communion in this service that should run around an hour in length.
Good Friday Community Service: April 18 at 12 noon
This community Good Friday service will be hosted by Crooked Creek Baptist and will focus on the stations of the cross. Several local churches will be participating in this service. The theme for the service will focus on the stations of the cross and will feature meditations from several local pastors. This service is designed to accommodate those who will be on their lunch hour this day.
“Life After Pain” African Conference: April 19 5-8 p.m.
Grace Tabernacle is inviting our community to join them for part of their conference on Saturday evening. The event kicks off at five with a special worship service that will feature a large choir of refugees from places such as the Congo, Rwanda, and Burundi. Testimony will be shared from Pastor Emmanuel Musinga and Ms. Rose Mapendo. A link to her life story is here: Rose Mapendo: A refugee’s story
The service will be in English (with translation provided for those who need it) and will also offer a special dinner following worship.
I encourage you to make plans to attend this event. The story of people such as Rose Mapendo and Emmanuel Musinga are inspiring as one considers the injustice and oppression they have endured in light of their current call for peace and reconciliation.
Easter Services: April 20
9:00 a.m. Easter Breakfast: You and your family are invited to join us for a special breakfast meal that will be co-served by Crooked Creek Baptist AND Grace Tabernacle.
10:00 a.m. NOTE THE SPECIAL WORSHIP TIME!!!
We will offer a special worship service that will feature a special African choir in the service. This should be a great opportunity to share with friends and relatives the blessings of being a part of the Crooked Creek Baptist fellowship.