How's it going, preachers and pastors?
The charming sanctuary above, framed in palm trees, is actually still devastated inside from Hurricane Katrina damage. That congregation joined with another one after the storm, and that merged congregation is the one I serve as interim pastor here in New Orleans. The church still owns and uses both of their "legacy" locations in different ways; the sanctuary we use is at the other location.
Today, our congregation and (they say) lots and lots of our neighbors will be outside at this location for the annual Good Friday worship service and fish fry. The menu is extensive and includes boiled crawfish, one of my favorite things. The worship I have planned is brief, very brief. We are giving each person a rather large nail as a remembrance. We will enjoy a sunny day with temperatures in the 70s. It's a Good Friday atmosphere unlike any I've ever experienced.
What is on your Friday agenda -- liturgically-speaking or otherwise?
How did Maundy Thursday go? Links and pictures, please!
Let us know what's coming up today in your churches. If you are looking toward Sunday already, this can be a pre-Preacher Party for Easter Day.
Take some time today to pause and do something to take care of you. Breathe. Walk. Drink water. You know the drill.
If you need anything, just ask!