In case you were wondering why I wasn’t on-line. Thoughts on the service to come later.
9:00 AM: Breakfast at The Bongo Room with Kathy.
10:15 AM: Pick up Adrienne.
10:30 AM: Pick up Kathy’s mom.
11:15 AM: Arrive at Trinity United Church of Christ for Seven Last Words service.
11:45 AM: Praise & worship begin, followed by opening hymn, call to worship, and invocation by Pastor Moss.
12:00 PM: The Seven Last Words
- “Father, Forgive Them” (Luke 23:24)
Rev. Dr. Eugene Gibson, Olivet Fellowship Baptist Church, Memphis, Tennessee
- “Verily… Thou Shalt Be With Me” (Luke: 23:43)
Rev. Dr. Lance Watson, St. Paul’s Baptist Church, Richmond, Virginia
- “Woman, Behold Thy Son” (John 19:26-27)
Bishop Vashti McKenzie, Presiding Prelate, 13th Episcopal District, AME Church
- “My God, Why Hast Thou Forsake Me?” (Mark 15:34)
Father Michael Pfleger, Faith Communit of St. Sabina, Chicago, Illinois
- “I Thirst” (John 19:28)
Rev. Lester A. McCorn, Faith AME Zion Church, Atlanta, Georgia
- “It Is Finished” (John 19:30)
Rev. Dr. E. Dewey Smith, The Greater Travelers Rest Baptist Church, Decatur, Georgia
- “Father Into Thy Hands” (Luke 23:46)
Rev. Dr. Rudolph W. McKissick Jr., Bethel Baptist Institutional Church, Jacksonville, Florida
4:15 PM: Service ends. We get in Jermaine (Kathy’s car) and, after dropping off Kathy’s mom at home, go for food.
5:00 PM: Dinner at Calypso Café. I have conch and shrimp fritters, and jerk chicken wings. It’s been an excellent day.