Traditional Walk Taken Between Three Churches During Good Friday Observance

Photos courtesy of Tom Ganser

By Lynn Binnie
Whitewater Banner volunteer staff

The Whitewater Ministerial Association has for many years sponsored a Good Friday “progressive” service (as in a progressive dinner) which takes place at First English Lutheran Church, Congregational United Church of Christ, and First United Methodist Church. This year, on March 29, the service started at noon at the Methodist church, followed by the Congregational church, and concluding at the Lutheran church. Hymns were sung, prayers were offered, and at the Methodist church the choir sang “Wondrous Love” and the moving “Via Dolorosa.” Brief meditations were shared by Rev. Dave McDonald, Rev. Dan Fahs, and Rev. Joseph O’Donnell. Also participating was Rev. Madeline Burbank, UW-W Campus Pastor with support of ELCA South-Central Synod of Wisconsin and Episcopal Diocese of Milwaukee. Nearly twenty participants followed Joe Sherman of the Methodist church as he carried the cross from one church to the next.

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