Good Friday Blues 3.0 – Love Comes Down

whole band on stage

Well, we’re back! And we’re really excited to be in rehearsals again for this year’s Good Friday Blues Services.

As we began preparing for this year (literally, the day after last year’s services were done) we kept coming back to this word: LOVE.

“For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son.”

“And this is love: that while we were yet sinners Christ died for us.”

“This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him.”

“This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.”

These are some of the thoughts that inform and infuse the songs we’ve chosen for the service this year. There’s blistering rock/blues tunes, thoughtful meditative blues tunes, old time blues, new time blues – all blues… songs that speak from a place of conviction, deep within. We’ll have prayers and readings, poetry and art and you’ll have a chance to nail your blues to the cross. Each Friday during Lent, I’ll blog about some of the tunes we’re doing. I hope you’ll join us on this journey of meditation.

People nailed their blues to the cross (which we took home and burned later, so they are totally private) It was moving to see the cross fill up with concerns and cares and people nailed them and left them there. It was a moving experience!

Here’s how you can help us:

  1. Pray with us. Pray for us as we rehearse that we’ll be diligent, creative, patient and passionate. Pray that we’ll stay healthy. Pray for the services – that God will meet each of us there, that the Holy Spirit will guide us in our worship, that the Christ will be glorified by all that’s said and sung.
  2. Come! And bring a friend! The $5 that you spend on your ticket will go to support Cyrus Centre – a ministry for street-entrenched youth in the Fraser Valley (none of the band members get paid for this gig.)
  3. If you cannot come, consider making a donation to Cyrus Centre. Their unique work is greatly needed and they don’t get one penny of government funding. It’s worth our support!

This year’s event will be held Maundy Thursday April 17th and Good Friday April 18th at 7:30 both evenings. Tickets are $5 and are available at the House of James – they sell fast, so get yours early and don’t be disappointed!


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