Sometimes, you just have to do a new thing and see what happens. Such was the case with this year’s Holy Week services held April 14-18 and sponsored by the Beeville Ministerial Alliance.
With 400 persons in attendance throughout the week, a new ecumenical venture was begun and hopefully it is one that will become an annual tradition in the community. Those who attended the services were welcomed with a short devotion from a local minister followed by a light meal each of the five days. The First United Methodist Church was the host church for the event, led by Pastor Larry McRorey.
This year’s speakers were Deacon Russ Duggins from St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Rev. Greg Traylor from First Baptist Church, Father Clayton Elder from St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, Rev. Don Taylor, pastor emeritus from Faith Lutheran Church, and Rev. Jerry Huckman from First Christian Church.
The St. Joseph’s Altar Guild, First Presbyterian Church, the Women of St. Philip’s, Faith Lutheran Women and the United Methodist Women provided lunch on their respective days.
A generous offering was received throughout the week and given to The Beeville Vineyard for its ongoing ministry to the community and surrounding area. Thanks go out to all who contributed to this weeklong event.