October 01, 2023

Ecumenical Lenten Services to conclude this week

With the sixth Sunday Lenten Service held April 10, and the Good Friday service scheduled for noon, April 15, at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, Lenten Services sponsored by the Union County Ministerial Alliance for 2022, will be finished.

The final Sunday evening service was held at 5 p.m., April 10, at First Presbyterian Church. Rev. Cyndy Ripperger led the service, based on Luke 19: 28-40 and Rev. Tony Thurston delivered the meditation. He spoke about the meekness and humility Christ displayed during what is often called Christ’s “triumphant entry” into Jerusalem.

The closing Lenten service will be held at noon on Good Friday at Holy Spirit Catholic Church. Father Adam Westphal will lead the service and Rev. Evan McVann, of Salem Lutheran Church, will deliver meditation based on Luke 22:47-23:56. A time of fellowship will follow the service.

The Ministerial Association wants to thank all who attended services this year. With the final services still to be held, the number of those in attendance, has already surpassed the attendance numbers of services of any of the last five years.

It was announced that the offerings would go toward two causes: Food Pantries in Union County and the Madison County Tornado Fund. The Ministerial Alliance will be meeting April 21 to determine how the funds will be expended.