Ecumenical Worship Opportunities
In the coming week there will be several opportunities to join the downtown churches in an ecumenical Holy Week.
On Palm Sunday, several of the churches will gather in Hurkamp Park for worship at 10am, followed by a procession and waving of palms.
Good Friday, we will gather at Micah, 1013 Princess Anne St., at 2pm and walk throughout the downtown, stopping at various places to remember significant moments on Christ’s journey to the cross. The walk will take about an hour and includes about one mile of walking. Strollers are welcome. Wear comfortable shoes and bring water.
Easter Sunday, join us at the Fredericksburg Fairgrounds, 2400 Airport Ave., at 6:30am for a sunrise service.
In addition: Martin Luther King, Jr. Vigil of Remembrance
Join the downtown churches on April 4 at 6:01 at Shiloh Old Site Baptist Church, 801 Sophia St. We will remember Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., whose assassination occurred at this exact time on this date in 1968. The service is a time for honoring the exceptional life of Dr. King, and the ways his story now lives on in exceptional people in our own community.
In partnership with Rappahannock Area Community Services Board, Micah hosts a mental health outreach worker. This expert meets people as they frequent Micah’s Hospitality Center or travels to meet them where they are dwelling in the community. Throughout the year, this outreach worker makes nearly 300 connections with people who otherwise might not receive help.
Fredericksburg’s downtown churches began their journey toward the vision for Micah Ecumenical Ministries almost 18 years ago. We’ve now been at this as many years as there are miles to the treacherous Jericho Road of the Good Samaritan story. Along the way, encounters with our neighbors’ suffering have taught us much about the home God envisions for humanity, and how we are called to take part.