Good Friday

Dear Middletown Reformed Church Family and Friends,

Holy Week blessings to you.

On this most holy day — Good Friday — I invite you to find a quiet space, perhaps get a cup of tea, and watch our Seven Last Words of Jesus worship. In it you will find profound and beautiful reflections by our lay leaders and original music from Tom Martucci and original lyrics by Dan Pannebaker. Please note the church will be open today from 10 AM - 12 PM for quiet prayer and reflection.


Mary speaks: - 

By Madeleine L'Engle 

O you who bear the pain of the whole earth, 

I bore you. 

O you whose tears give human tears their worth, 

I laughed with you. 

You, who, when your hem is touched, give power, 

I nourished you. 

Who turn the day to night in this dark hour, 

light comes from you. 

O you who hold the world in your embrace, 

I carried you. 

O you who laughed and ate and walked the shore, 

I played with you. 

And I, who with all others, died for, 

now I hold you.

May I be faithful to this final test, 

in this last time I hold my child, my son, 

His body close enfolded to my breast, 

the holder held: the bearer borne. 

Mourning to joy: darkness to morn. 

Open, my arms: your work is done.

In gratitude for the privilege of being your pastor and the holy call of loving you,

Pastor Trish