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Juda churches to perform 'One Voice'
The Easter musical One Voice will be presented at 1:30 p.m. Palm Sunday and Good Friday at Zion United Methodist Church in Juda. Playing the parts of John the Baptist, Nicodemus and Joseph of Arimethea are Rudy Kaderly, Bob Severson Jr. and Danny Pollock. (Photo supplied)
JUDA - Members of the combined choirs of the Juda Zion United Methodist Church and the Oakley Union United Methodist Church will present the dramatic musical "One Voice" at 1:30 p.m. Palm Sunday, April 9, and Good Friday, April 14, at Zion Church, N2350 Church St., Juda.

Directed by Shelly Jordan, the beginning of the musical finds John the Baptist (played by Rudy Kaderly) declaring that he is one voice crying in the wilderness, "prepare ye the way of the Lord." The play continues by tracing the story of two of the most pivotal figures in the hours following Jesus' death, Joseph of Arimethea (played by Danny Pollock), who provided the tomb, and Nicodemus (played by Bob Severson Jr.), the man who helped carry Jesus' body. Together they took Christ from the cross, prepared the body for burial and entombed him. In this simple act, they told the world that they, too, were followers of Christ.

Other members of the chorus and cast are Jerry Adkins, Darlene Becker, Kim Becker, Marvin Becker, Lisa Behnke, Jean Busker, Vicki Brantmeyer, Kay Carter, Sharon Creuzer, Gene Dobbins, Aurora Daniels, Pat Daniels, Julie Davis, JoAnn Dobbins, JoAnn Eberle, Joyce Hoesly, E.J. Hoesly, Judy Kaderly, Jan Ladwig, Jerry Ladwig, Chip Matzke, Brian Matzke, Paul Matzke, Laurie McCullough, Jeannie Meier, Dennis Pfingsten, Stephanie Pollock and Kim Shields. Matt Schmitt is in charge of lighting, and Pat Daniels handles the sound system. The musical was written by Deborah Craig-Claar and Robert Sterling.

There is no admission charge, but a free-will offering may be left after the performances. A time of refreshments will follow the programs in the Fellowship Hall. The public is welcome to experience this Easter message.