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Video: Pastor Holyer leads his last Good Friday Prayer Walk in Lansing

LANSING, Ill. (April 7, 2023) – It was April 14, 2017, when Pastor John Holyer led the first Good Friday Prayer Walk down Ridge Road from the St. Ann Church parking lot to the Trinity Lutheran Church lawn. This Good Friday, April 7, he informed the crowd at the beginning of the walk that this would be his last. Holyer has accepted a call from a church in Maryland, and he and his family will be leaving Lansing this summer.

The Lansing Journal sat down with Pastor Holyer to learn more about the origins of this unique Lansing observance of a sacred day that manages to bring together people of diverse traditions, beliefs, and ages:

Trinity Lutheran Church is located at 2505 Indiana Avenue in Lansing, Illinois.

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Josh Bootsma
Josh Bootsma
Josh is Managing Editor at The Lansing Journal and believes in the power and purpose of community news. He covers any local topics—from village government to theatre, from business openings to migratory birds.