Daniels Memorial UMC would like to offer a chance for contemplative worship for our fellow churches. We are opening our doors April 9th-14th, 11:00 AM-1:00 PM, and 4:00-6:00 pm for self-guided meditation through a series of images reflecting on Christ’s passion.
Holy week is the sacred time where we remember the last days of Jesus’ life and his journey to the cross.
Many churches will have what is called “Stations of the Cross,” where people meditate on the Passion story through a series of artwork based on the Scripture. It is a time to think and reflect. We reflect not only on the depravity of humanity but more importantly the deep love of God. “God demonstrates his own love for us in this: while we were still sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8). We wanted to offer something during Holy Week so that folks could take the time to reflect on the Passion. We are calling the series, “Hands.” Each photo will be a representation of a different passage of scripture.
The Passion story has many hands. From Pilate to Peter, each person has a hand in the story. And we remember the Passion story to remind ourselves that we also had a hand in story. Had we been there, we most certainly would’ve cried out, “Crucify him!” That, as the hymn goes, “Ashamed, I hear my mocking voice call out among the scoffers. It was my sin that held him there.”