Three Hills Community Good Friday Service

Dr Tim Miller

The annual Three Hills Community Good Friday Service under the sponsorship of the Three Hills Ministerial saw a “full house” in attendance on March 29, at the Three Hills School auditorium.

This annual event demonstrates the unity of those from differing expressions of the Christian faith community as represented under the umbrella of the Three Hills Ministerial.

At present these are as follows: Bethel Evangelical Missionary Church, Bethel Fellowship Church, Knox United Church, Manor Gospel, Mount Olive Evangelical Free Church, Prairie Bible Institute, Prairie Tabernacle Congregation, St. Barnabas Anglican Church, St. Joseph RC Church, and Victory Church.

Each year the organizers try to present a different format for the service, which may include drama, readings, hymns and always the emphasis on the message of “The Cross” or the Crucifixion.

This year, the format featured the Worship Band and Community Choir leading the congregation in hymns old and new that emphasized Jesus’ death. The final number, presented by the “Stix team” under the direction of Tammy Roberge, gave a dramatic portrayal of both the crucifixion AND the glorious resurrection.

The Lead Pastor of the Prairie Tabernacle, Dr. Tim Miller, spoke of the place of the cross in the lives of various persons, as to whether it was a “stumbling block” or “foolishness” or the source of life and victory.

Rob Campbell, Ministerial Secretary/Treasurer gave an explanation of the Offering Project for this year.

That which was collected from this service, plus what will be received in the July 1 service at Anderson Park and a 6 km “bike/walk/run” will be given to the World Vision Project for Clean Water in Africa.

(The 6 km distance is the average distance children, or parents, have to walk every day to fetch clean water in many places in Africa.)