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Upcoming Events
DEC

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SUN
Coffee Fellowship
10:30 AM
Meet in Fellowship Hall for Coffee and treats.
Nursery Provided
10:45 AM to 12:15 PM
Our nursery is located near the South Entrance on the opposite end of the foyer.
Worship
11:00 AM
DEC

19

WED
CP Achievers
11:00 AM
Buns over Texas
Games in Fellowship Hall
Bible Study with Dowe Mayfield
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
The Study of Romans
Choir
7:00 PM
Bible Search

Good Friday is the most somber day of the Christian year.  It has only one theme and only one event in mind:  Jesus' death.  We will celebrate this day with a service of "Tenebrae."  The word "Tenebrae" is Latin for shadows.  The purpose of the service is to recreate the betrayal, abandonement, and agony of the events; and it is left unfinished, because the story isn't over until Easter Day.  This is not supposed to be a happy service, because the occasion is not happy.  There are as many candles as there are readings, plus the Christ Candle.  Each candle is extinguished, one at a time after each reading.  Then the Christ Candle is extinguished, leaving the congregation in near darkness---and near total devastation.  The chancel area is stripped of all color.  So everything in the chancel area is draped in black; then everything turns to white on Easter Sunday.

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