Good Friday Service to Unite Parsippany Churches
Annual event takes place at St. Gregory's Episcopal and Parsippany United Methodist churches.
Several township churches will gather to commemorate Good Friday with an ecumenical liturgy and walk.
The event takes place Friday, March 29, at 1:00 p.m.
The service will begin at St. Gregory’s Episcopal Church with a prayer featuring guest preacher the Rev. Stacie Turk, pastor of First Baptist Community Church. Special music written for the occasion will be provided by Michael Flynn, and the Rev. Susan Sica, vicar of St. Gregory’s, will lead the observance.
At approximately 1:30 p.m., participants will begin the Commemoration of the Via Crucis, with the Rev. Jeff Edwards of the United Methodist Church leading the procession. Volunteers will carry a symbolic cross along South Beverwyck Road to the United Methodist Church. There will be stops or “stations” along the way for prayer, emulating the stops that Jesus made on the way to his crucifixion.
The Commemoration will conclude with a final prayer service and a time for reflection at the United Methodist Church of Parsippany.
Everyone is welcome to join this highly participatory event designed to help Christians understand, contemplate and pray about the events that led to Easter.