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Albany Good Friday services bring hope

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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -Downtown Albany Church Ministers say attendance was up this year at their Annual Holy Week Services.

Around 200 people filled the First Presbyterian Church sanctuary today at noon for the Good Friday service.

This is the day Christians observe as the day that Jesus Christ died on the Cross.

Easter Sunday is the celebration of his resurrection.

Reverend Garrett Andrew of First Presbyterian Church says it symbolizes the hope Christ still brings to South Georgians today.

Andrew said "The economy is down, the river is up. We might live in a Friday now, but Sunday is coming. I don't know when Sunday is coming, and we might have to go through a couple of Saturday's, but it's coming."

Five downtown Albany churches, First Presbyterian, First United Methodist, Hines Memorial C-M-E, St. Paul's Episcopal, and Bethel A-M-E joined together for the Holy Week Services.

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