West End United Methodist Church

Love Remains (Good Friday 2021)

Speakers:Erin Racine

This Good Friday we know it has been a season of losses and grief for a year with the pandemic, weather, racism.  In many ways we wonder if we can’t just get over this day and get on with Easter.  But we actually need to acknowledge and make space for grief.  On this day we are called to walk toward the cross with all of our sorrow, guilt, shame, and human emotions, the day when we lay it all bare.  God meets us in deep, complicated, messy places.  In John’s telling, the women are at the foot of the cross, experiencing all the anguish, demonstrating the power of bearing witness.  Out of this comes love, even hung on a cross.  (NOTE: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are livestreaming the Good Friday service, using a chamber choir and having limited congregation.  NOTE:  The video begins with the Good Friday Meditation, but once it starts you can scroll back to the beginning of the service if you want.  The entire service is videoed.)


  • John :19:1-42 CEB


Good Friday Service Bulletin (4/2/2021)