On April 10 Gary Crawford brought Simon of Cyrene alive. Simon had traveled from Cyrene in what is now Libya to Jerusalem. He was there to pray at the Temple. Roman soldiers pulled him out of the crowd and forced him to carry Jesus’ cross. We heard how that event effected Simon, what the crowds were like, and the effect Jesus had on Simon.
Pastor Sarah Schaaf portrayed Mary of Bethany on April 3. Mary of Bethany was the sister of Lazarus. Mary poured perfume (nard) on Jesus’ feet and then wiped his feet with her hair. Pastor Sarah brought Mary to life and gave us a better grasp of Mary’s place in the Bible.
Peter was the second character brought to life for the Lenten Service.
On March 27 at the Lenten Service, Kevin Emigh portrayed Peter.
We also had a delicious meal beforehand. The theme for the Lenten season is Gathered Around the Cross.