Invitation extended to interdenominational Good Friday service

An interdenominational Good Friday service will take place at Cariboo Bethel Church at 10 a.m., Friday April 6.

An interdenominational Good Friday service will take place at Cariboo Bethel Church at 10 a.m., Friday April 6, sponsored by the Williams Lake Christian Ministerial Association.

Everyone is invited to attend this time of remembrance, worship and praise.

“On behalf of all the local pastors, we are inviting our entire community, Christian and non-Christian, to come to Cariboo Bethel Church and enjoy a time of worship and remembering the last critical events in the life of our saviour,” says Jeremy Vogt, pastor of Cariboo Bethel Church and Williams Lake Christian Ministerial Association president.

Great music will be lead by the Noble family and the Norm Johnson Christian Gospel Band.

Pastors from seven different denominational traditions will share reflections on the seven sayings of Jesus on the cross.

“These pastor reflections on the seven sayings of Jesus on the cross were a highlight of last year’s Good Friday service in Quesnel which I attended,” says Norman Johnson, pastor of the Williams Lake Seventh-day Adventist Church and primary organizer of this event.

“I know these pastoral thoughts interspersed between appropriate music will be a blessing to all who attend,” Johnson says. The death of Jesus at the Jewish Passover in the spring of AD 31 is a pivotal moment in the Christian church of all denominations.

Christians believe that it was the death of Jesus that brings salvation and redemption from sin to everyone who believes and accepts the free gift of God in Jesus Christ.

As the Nicene Creed puts it, which most churches understand and believe:

“We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, eternally begotten of the Father, God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, of one Being with the Father.

“Through him all things were made. For us and for our salvation he came down from heaven: by the power of the Holy Spirit he became incarnate from the Virgin Mary, and was made man. “For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate; he suffered death and was buried.

“On the third day he rose again in accordance with the Scriptures; he ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father.

“He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead, and his kingdom will have no end.”

Everyone is welcome from across the Williams Lake community and beyond.

This special event is free with an offering to be taken for a worthy cause yet to be determined.

For more info call Linda at Cariboo Bethel at 250-398-6731 or e:mail jeremy@cariboobethel.com.