Maundy Thursday

Westminster 170 Steel Street, Barrie

March 29th is Maundy Thursday. The word “Maundy” comes from the Latin phrase “mandatum novum.” It means “new commandment” and refers to what Jesus said in John 13:34: “I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another.” So that is the main Bible passage for the service. This year our service is “candlelit.” In 2016 there was an ice storm. The lights when out so we had to hold the service by candlelight. We liked the experience so much that we decided to do it again in 2017 and also in 2018 — but this time on purpose! So as you come in you’ll be given a small candle, just like on Christmas Eve. We’ll celebrate the Lord’s Supper, and sing and pray together. At the end of the service we’ll turn low all the candles and leave in silence as we prepare for the cross and Good Friday. Since it is an evening service there will be no nursery care. Join in. This is a moving, meaningful service during Holy Week.

Good Friday

Westminster 170 Steel Street, Barrie

March 30th is Good Friday. It is the day when we gather at the foot of the cross to remember the sacrifice and crucifixion of Jesus Christ. Our service is at 10am. It is a special time of singing, of prayer, and of remembering God’s love made known on the cross. Please note that there is also a 1-hour children’s program. It is for children aged 4 and up and will be downstairs. Good Friday is a very important day for younger ages as well, and they will learn that it is not all about chocolate eggs and a break from school -- but something so much more wonderful and meaningful. Let us praise God together on this very special day.