Good Friday – April 7, 2023 Worship Service

Join us on Friday April 7th at 10:30am for a Cross Walk through Old Ellicott City as we take a little time to love our friends, family and community. The walk will culminate at Emory United Methodist Church, Ellicott City located in the middle of the Ellicott City Historic District for a short Good Friday Service and Meditation at 12 noon.
This is a wonderful activity that the whole family can participate in…bring your family and friends to celebrate the joy of Easter with your community. All are welcome!

A Service of Tenebrae, or “Shadows,” is a prolonged meditation on Christ’s suffering and is is based on a twelfth–century late night/early morning service and is an extended meditation on the passion of Christ. Good Friday readings trace the story of Christ’s passion, music portrays his pathos, and the power of silence and darkness suggests the drama of this momentous day. As lights are extinguished, we ponder the depth of Christ’s suffering and death; we remember the cataclysmic nature of his sacrifice as we hear the overwhelming sound of the “strepitus”; and through the return of the small but persistent flame of the Christ candle at the conclusion of the service, we anticipate the joy of ultimate victory.

You can also join us for Maundy Thursday Service, the Historic Ellicott City Easter Community Sunrise Service at the Wine Bin and our Ellicott City Easter Day Traditional Service at Emory United Methodist Church.