Moorestown Ministerium Offers Virtual Good Friday Service

The Seven Last Words of Jesus

The Moorestown Ministerium, a ministerial organization that brings churches together to collaborate and serve the needs of the Moorestown community, will offer a virtual Ecumenical Good Friday service on the seven last words of Jesus.
his community service weaves scripture and music together to help us consider the very last hours of Jesus’ life. This worship experience will be available all day Friday, April 2, 2021 on Trinity Episcopal Church’s Seven Last Words webpage and on their YouTube Channel so that those seeking spiritual reflection for the day may participate at the time that is best for them. A worship guide will be linked from the YouTube video to assist participants and is linked below.
Good Friday is a holiday celebrated by Christians during Holy Week. It is observed as the day Jesus was crucified and so Good Friday is the day in which Christians stand before the cross and face the reality of the crucifixion, in preparation for the celebration of Easter Sunday as the day Jesus rose from the grave.
“For many years, Moorestown Christians of many different denominations and traditions have come together in one place to observe this solemn day. Although we will have to remember Good Friday in separate locations this year, we encourage all members of the community to come together by taking the time to participate in this service with those in their households,” explains The Rev. Emily Mellott of Trinity Episcopal Church, which has traditionally hosted the in-person service. “This year, because the service is virtual, we will be able to invite worshippers into many different churches through their internet connection. It also means we can invite people who would not normally be able to get to church physically on a Friday afternoon. In a difficult year, when death has come too close for many of us, this service allows participants to spend time reflecting together on Christ’s unlimited love for us shown in his confrontation with death, and gives us hope in this life and assurance of life eternal.”
The Moorestown Ministerium is grateful for the collaboration between all of the churches in the community and the following churches who contributed to the service:
  • Converge Church
  • Second Baptist Church
  • First United Methodist Church
  • St. Matthew Lutheran Church
  • Trinity Episcopal Church
  • First Presbyterian Church.
About the Moorestown Ministerium: The Moorestown Ministerium exists to reflect the love of God made known through Jesus Christ for all. It’s mission is: As a fellowship of Christian congregations and organizations in Moorestown, we reflect Christ’s love by fostering relationships among Christians, sharing in dialogue with leaders from our community and other faiths, working together for the good of our community, and supporting those in need. Additionally, the Moorestown Ministerium in conjunction with Live Civilly operates a food pantry at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church. Visit the Moorestown Ministerium Facebook page for more information and events: