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  • Service of Shadows, April 6

    Ward Church Featured 2 weeks ago

    Thursday, April 6, 7 p.m.
    Northville Sanctuary + Live Stream

    Service of Shadows (or “Tenebrae,” meaning shadows) originates from the 8th century and traditionally was celebrated by Christians over three days during Holy Week, which is the week preceding Easter Sunday. It represents the darkness that fell over the earth as the Son of God was crucified. This year, we will hold this meaningful event on Maundy Thursday of Holy Week.

    Ward’s rendition of this ancient practice is a dramatic presentation, in which candles are progressively extinguished until only one remains. All the words spoken during the service are taken directly from Scripture. Candles symbolize Christ, who is our Light and the Light of the World. The use of candlelight in a darkened church dramatically portrays the fading light of the world as Christ was leaving it. We will also celebrate Communion as part of the experience – anyone who is a believer in Jesus Christ can partake in Communion.

    Childcare for infants through age 8 will be available in our Nursery.

    Plan to watch from home? Visit our live stream page to learn how and watch online.


    We are looking for ushers to serve at this event. Please sign up below!


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