Churches all over the world celebrate Communion on the first Sunday in October to remind ourselves of our unity in Jesus Christ. The Cross Cultural Covenant Community takes this opportunity to worship together as well! We trade pastors across our churches to deepen our connections. Our pastors may preach in different languages, but they preach on the same topic from the same Bible verses on this Sunday.
On the Friday before Easter, we join together in a single, cross-cultural worship service. This worship service features Spanish, Vietnamese, and English as we prepare our hearts and souls for the crucifixion, death, and resurrection of our Lord.
The churches of the Cross Cultural Covenant Community joined together for worship at the First Presbyterian Church of Littleton on Good Friday. We worshiped in equal parts English, Spanish, and Vietnamese. Many thanks to everyone who helped translate the whole service into all three languages so everyone could follow along simultaneously!
The worship service was a quiet, reflective, Tenebrae service. As the last phrases of Jesus were read aloud in various languages, candles were snuffed out to slowly bring us into darkness. Pastor Carol Parsons delivered a poetic Good Friday homily that was also translated into Spanish and Vietnamese.
About a hundred people joined us for a cross-cultural dinner and the worship service.