Weirton's Morning Star, Pastor Nevels to host Good Friday celebration
The William F. Kirtdoll Foundation will sponsor the annual "Seven Last Words of Christ: The When Series" at 6 p.m. on Friday at Morning Star Baptist Church, 3124 Weir Ave., Weirton, with the Rev. Willie Nevels as host pastor.
Area clergy will present sermons on the seven final phrases Jesus Christ spoke from the cross.
The service has been held by the foundation's chair, Sharon Kirtdoll, the widow of the late Rev. William Kirtdoll, since his death more than 17 years ago.
The program organizers are his daughters, Carmen Thompson, Ivy Jo Smith and Angela Kirtdoll Suggs.
"Rev. Kirtdoll was the lead organizer of this annual event, and this is the foundation's way of carrying on his legacy of community worship services. It's a great time of fellowship and worship between the churches and pastors," Sharon Kirtdoll said.
This year's service is the "When Series" involving sermons from Pastor Vaughn Foster of Christ's Community Church; Elder Robert Montgomery of Agape Apostolic Assembly; Pastor Michael H. Harrison of Union Baptist of Youngstown; Pastor Lydia Spragin of the shared ministry of Simpson United Methodist Church and Phillips Chapel; Pastor Norries Hood of Mount Zion Baptist; Pastor Mark Gilliam of Second Chance Ministries Church of God in Christ; and Pastor Raymond Mickens of Quinn Memorial AME;
Bishop Roy C. Dawkins of Greater Zion Worship Center will give the opening prayer; Pastor Everett Mitchell of Tower of Power will give the purpose of occasion; and the Rev. Calvin McLoyd Jr. of Second Baptist Church will read the scripture.
Sermon titles will include "When Love Overpowers Hate," "When God's Got Your Back," "When A Mother Outlives Her Son," "When God Is Silent," "When Living Water Thirsts," "When I've Come to the End of My Journey," and "When You're in God's Hands."
Special music will be provided by the Morning Star?Church choir.
A free will offering will be collected with the proceeds to benefit local ministries and scholarships.
Refreshments will be served afterwards.
The service is open to the public.
Toronto Area Ministerial Association to hold ecumenical Good Friday service
The Toronto Area Ministerial Association will hold an ecumenical Good Friday worship service at the Cornerstone Church, 423 Clark St., Toronto.
It will begin at noon on Friday.
Pastor Tony Foglio will be the preacher.