A two-hour Good Friday service of, prayer, meditation, reflection and song was the eighth, and final, Lenten Service sponsored by the Barnesville Area Ministerial Association for the holy season leading up to Easter Sunday. The service, titled "The Suffering Servant", was hosted by the First Presbyterian Church.
Taking part in the program were Deaconess Sherri Buehl, Pastor Curt Hallstrom, Rev. Andy Woods, Pastor Ed Eberhart, Pastor Sam Monte, and Pastor Joe Thornton.
Music was provided by Bob Boswell, organist, and soloists Erleen Long and Dave Crum.
After the service as has been the tradition in recent years, members of the Batesville United Methodist congregation led worshipers in a symbolic "Cross Walk". Punctuated with prayer and reflections along the way from First Presbyterian to the Main Street United Methodist Church, participants carried a cross along Church, Arch and Main streets through the business district.