Local church sets up Stations of the Cross prayer walk

ONALASKA, Wis. (WKBT) – If there’s one thing the coronavirus outbreak is teaching us, it’s that there’s a first time for everything.

This even includes the long time Christian tradition of the Stations of the Cross, which is a time of meditative prayer, recalling Jesus’s arrest, trial, crucifixion, and burial.

Often held inside the church, the Onalaska United Methodist Church is taking it outdoors.

It set up a prayer walk so people can carry out their faith while social distancing.

Each Station has reflective images and scripture to pray to.

One pastor says the experiences we’re having now are similar to the challenges the Disciples faced then.

“They were afraid, they were isolated, they were trying to keep themselves away from others, and that probably speaks more closely to our experience today. We’re afraid, we don’t know where we might pick up an infection, and many of us are trying to stay isolated, yet that’s very hard for us,” said Paster Park Hunter, Onalaska United Methodist Church.

The Stations will be up through Saturday.

They are located in the area of 4th, King, and Locust streets in Onalaska.