This year’s Ponoka Walk of the Cross is set for March 30, Good Friday, and starts at 12:30 p.m. with stops along a specified route through the downtown area of Ponoka. File photo

Group prepares for the 22nd annual Ponoka Walk of the Cross

Set for March 30, on Good Friday, attendees will carry the cross through town


You are invited to join us to symbolically retrace the last steps of Jesus on Good Friday during the 22nd annual Ponoka Walk of the Cross.

Set for March 30, together, we will carry a large wooden cross through the streets of Ponoka, read the passion narratives and pray for ourselves, our community and our world.

This year the walk will start at 12:30 p.m. on Good Friday across from the United Church. During the procession, we will stop at fourteen spots to read scripture, contemplate and pray. There will be a support vehicle available for those who have difficulty walking.

The worship at each stop will follow the same format:

Announcement of the title of the Station.

Leader: We adore you, O Christ, and we bless you.

All: Because by your holy cross, You have redeemed the world.

Following that will be a scripture reading, a pause for contemplation, a prayer and then a sun response.

The names of the stations, the readings, the locations of the stops and the congregation responsible will be part of the day.

We would ask that in your prayers you would consider the themes suggested by the readings, the locations, world and local events. Please lead prayers in keeping with your own traditions.

We will enrich our lives and our community by joining together to consider the redemption of our world by Christ’s death on the cross. Together, with our varied approaches, tradition and styles of worship we are the church in Ponoka.

The procession will end with refreshments at St. Mary’s Anglican Church.

Please call Dan Helm at 783-2883 if you have any questions.

Yours in Christ,

The Walk of the Cross Organizing Committee

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