On Good Friday, we offer in-person opportunity for prayer, reflection, and the offering of prayers to God through the act of nailing petitions to the cross.
Members and friends are invited to park in the north parking lot anytime between noon and 6:00pm. Once parked, we ask that you proceed to the doors nearest the church office. After a short COVID-19 screening, participants can go into Galli Hall for a personal time of prayer and reflection. If you would like, you may bring a hammer for the nailing of personal prayer petitions to the Galli Hall Floor Cross. Paper for prayer petitions, pencils, and nails will be provided for the activity. If you forget a hammer, one that has been cleaned between each use can be provided.
Eight persons at a time will be allowed into Galli Hall. A sign-in will be required, along with the answering of some short screening questions. Masks, fully covering one’s nose and mouth, will also be required, along with hand sanitizing. If you forget a mask, one will be provided for you at the check-in table. If Galli Hall is full at the time you arrive, we ask that you maintain six feet of distance between yourself and persons that are not part of your immediate household.
Our hope is that throughout Good Friday afternoon a steady flow of Messiah people will take advantage of this holy time of prayer and reflection. Our plan is to have recorded music playing during the worship event, which will be punctuated every so often with the sound of prayer petitions being nailed to the cross.
A Good Friday service of worship will be made available at 7:00pm on Messiah’s website and social media pages. Please join together this evening to close the day with worship.