Community Good Friday Service

Greeting and Introduction

Blessing

Leader: The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God the father, and the Communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all.

People:  And also with you.

Scripture (Psalm 118:19-29)

Leader:  Open to me the gates of righteousness, that I may enter through them and give thanks to the LORD.

People: This is the LORD’s gate; the righteous shall enter through it.

Leader:  I will give thanks because you have answered me. You have become my salvation.

People: The stone that the builders rejected has become the chief cornerstone.

Leader: This has come from the LORD.

People: It is marvelous in our eyes.

Leader: This is the day on which the Lord has acted.

People: Let us shout with joy and rejoice in it.

Leader: Please, save us, O LORD! Please!

People: O LORD, please bring success!

Leader:  Blessed is he who comes in the name of the LORD.

People:  We bless you from the house of the LORD.

Leader: The LORD is God

People: He has given us light. With cords bind the festival sacrifice to the horns of the altar.

Leader: You are my God, and I will give thanks to you.

People: You are my God, I will extol you.

Leader: O give thanks to the LORD, for he is good.

People:  For his steadfast love endures forever.

Jesus Messiah

Prayer

Response: Speak, for your servants are listening.

Pilate Condemns Jesus to Die – Matt 27:11-14, 24, 26b

Response: O Lord, hear our prayers.

Beneath the Cross of Jesus

Jesus Accepts His Cross – Matthew 27:27-31, John 19:17

Response: O Lord, be merciful to us.

At The Cross (Love Ran Red)

Simon Helps Carry the Cross – Mark 15:21

Response: O Lord, hear our prayers.

The Power of the Cross

Jesus Speaks to the Women – Luke 23:27-31

Response: O Lord, be merciful to us.

O Sacred Head Now Wounded

Jesus Is Stripped of His Garments – John 19:23-25a

Response: O Lord, hear our prayers.

How Deep the Father’s Love For Us

Jesus Is Nailed to the Cross – Mark 15:23-32

Response: O Lord, forgive us for those things we have done and those things we have left undone. In your grace, be merciful to us.

Were You There?

Jesus Cares for His Mother – John 19:25b-27

Response: O Lord, hear our prayers.

The Love of God

Jesus Dies on the Cross – Mark 15:33-39

Response: O Lord, hear our prayers. We hope in you and trust in your mercy.

When I Survey the Wondrous Cross

A loud noise symbolizes the closing of Jesus’ tomb. Worshippers are invited to remain silently in prayer, and then leave in silence.

 

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