The Ballad of Mary’s Son
By Langston Hughes

It was in the Spring
The Passover had come.
There was feasting in the streets and joy.

But an awful thing
Happened in the Spring—
Men who knew not what they did
Killed Mary’s Boy.
And the Son of God was He—
Sent to bring the whole world joy.
There were some who could not hear,
And some were filled with fear—
So they built a cross
For Mary’s Boy.

On behalf of the staff and lay leadership of Hyde Park United Methodist Church, I wish you and yours a blessed Maundy Thursday and Good Friday, and a joyous Easter. For the full listing of worship services over the next four days, visit our website.

Our online services will be broadcast at 9:30 and 11 a.m. You can also join us for our Sunrise Service at 7 a.m. at Tampa’s Water Works Park or our onsite worship services at 8 or 11 a.m. under the Ministry Tent at Hyde Park. The 9:30 service is at capacity with no further reservations accepted. Please wear a mask and observe safety protocols.

Grace and peace,


The Rev. Magrey deVega
Senior Pastor, Hyde Park United Methodist