For many years, it has been the tradition of the Moorestown Ministerium to gather the people of the many churches of Moorestown on Good Friday for a service of prayer and reflection on the final words of Jesus, spoken from the cross.
This year, while we cannot gather in person, the Ministerium has come together to offer those meditations virtually. We invite you to join us at the altars and pulpits of churches around Moorestown for this service.
The full service runs about two and a half hours , as it is customary on Good Friday to set aside significant time for the contemplation of Jesus’ passion and death.
We also offer each word as a separate meditation. You may wish to watch one an hour throughout the day, or view a few at a time.
The First Word: The REv. Jonathan Leath, Converge Church
The Second Word: The Rev. Tom Korkuch, First United Methodist Church
The Third Word: The Rev. Marsha Harris, Second Baptist Church
The Fourth Word: The Rev. Eric Trozzo, St. Matthew Lutheran Church
The Fifth Word: The Rev. Thomas Holmes, Second Baptist Church
The Sixth Word: The Rev. Emily Mellott, Trinity Episcopal Church
The Seventh Word: The Rev. Stuart Spencer, First Presbyterian Church
A prayer for Good Friday
Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the living God, we pray you to set your passion, cross, and death between your judgment and our souls, now and in the hour of our death. Give mercy and grace to the living; pardon and rest to the dead; to your holy Church peace and concord; and to us sinners everlasting life and glory; for with the Father and the Holy Spirit you live and reign, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
(Good Friday, The Book of Common Prayer, p 282)