The annual tradition will start this year at noon at First United Methodist Church, 1225 Michigan Ave. Six downtown churches and LaPorte Hospital will host the stations where walkers will visit to hear short messages on words Jesus uttered from the cross.
The schedule and approximate times are as follows:
First Word: “Father, Forgive Them” — First UMC, 1225 Michigan Ave., hosted by Pastor Bob Vale
Second Word: “Today You Shall Be With Me in Paradise” — St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1000 Michigan Ave., hosted by Father Paul Nesta
Third Word: “Behold thy Mother” — LaPorte New Church, 812 Indiana Ave., hosted by Pastor Kit Billings
Fourth Word: “My God, My God, Why Have you Forsaken Me?” — Christ Church, 802 Indiana Ave., hosted by Pastor Kevin Galloway
Fifth Word: “ I Thirst” — St Mary’s of the Angels, 811 Monroe St., hosted by Father Frank Endres
Sixth Word: “It is Finished” — LaPorte Hospital Chapel, hosted by Chaplain Ray Francis
Seventh Word: “Into thy Hands I Commit my Spirit” — Bethany Lutheran Church, 102 G St., hosted by Pastor Dennis Meyer
For more information about the Greater LaPorte County Ministerial Association, visit www.lpmin.org or contact Pastor Mike Sutton at 219-510-3193 or Pastor Bill Fine at 219-877-7451.