Joint Good Friday service to feature music by Nouvelet


Kilmarnock Baptist and St. Andrews Presbyterian churches will present a joint Good Friday worship service and reflection time April 14 at Kilmarnock Baptist, 65 East Church Street, Kilmarnock.

The service will include two pieces by the women’s vocal ensemble, Nouvelet, under the direction of Brenda Burtner. Nouvelet will present “If I Had Been,” by Ruth Schram, and “Ten Thousand Angels,” by Ray Overholt.

The worship service will begin at noon and will last about an hour, reported the Rev. Dr. Judy Thomson of St. Andrews. Included are prayers, scripture readings, time for silent reflection and a segment called “Solemn Reproaches of the Cross,” which imagines God speaking from the cross.

The Rev. Dr. Matt Tennant and the Rev. Carolyn Williams, from Kilmarnock Baptist, will join the Rev. Dr. Thomson to lead the service.

An innovation addition to the marking of Good Friday will be the opportunity to participate in interactive Stations of the Cross. The Kilmarnock Baptist sanctuary will be open from 10:30 a.m. until the worship service begins at noon, with recorded music playing and the Stations of the Cross available. Following the service, the sanctuary will remain open to 1:30 p.m..

Members of the community are welcome to attend the service and to avail themselves of the open sanctuary times.