Good Friday morning. A solemn Holy day. Who would we have been this day in the drama of Jesus’ last week? Judas? Peter? Mary? The Centurion? Simon, who carried the cross? A bystander who didn’t realize what was going on? None of the above? Who are we today because of Jesus’ act of divine forgiveness?

Thanks to the Worship team and all who helped at or took part in the Seder last night, a time taken to help understand our Jewish brothers and sisters a bit better. A time taken to understand Jesus, a Jewish man, a bit better.

This afternoon, the day Jesus was crucified those many years ago, join in ecumenical community at 3 p.m. at St. Patrick Church, 34 Amherst Street in Milford as we follow Jesus on the way to the cross through scripture, prayer and song. I have been told that this is a powerful reminder of that journey and look forward to sharing it with you.

Sunday, EASTER day! We will dance with the son in his risen glory! Sunrise service is at 6:30 followed by a light breakfast. At 8:30 and 10:45 we celebrate this high holy time in worship. Praise be to God!

MUMC is stocking a freezer with meals for those going through difficult times when they might not have the strength or time to make a meal of substance for themselves. If you can add to the freezer, or if you know someone who might benefit please let me know.

I will be away next week spending time with my son. The Rev. Sharon Lovejoy from St. John’s UMC in Merrimack (603-424-7459) will be covering pastoral emergencies while I’m away. You will be in my thoughts in prayers.

Blessings as you move forward to the day of Resurrection!

Rev. Casey Collins