Holy Cross to hold German Good Friday service April 19

Holy Cross Lutheran Church of Wartburg, 5765 Maeystown Road in Waterloo, will hold its annual German Good Friday service on April 19 at 10 a.m.

Reverend Darwin Schrader will be serving as guest preacher and Seminarian Lyle Buettner will serve as liturgist.

The community is invited to the service. The liturgy and hymns will be printed in German to aid in participation. The Ladies Aid will serve a luncheon following the service.

Holy Cross congregation was founded in 1841 by immigrants from Germany. The congregation holds just this one German service each year. It is attended by high school students studying the German language and people who grew up using German.