Good Friday 2019

Good Friday 2019

April 19, 2019

We gather in silence

Opening Prayer

Before we get to Easter, we need to linger:

in the vulnerability of the basin and the towel

at the remembrance and promise of the table

in the struggle and betrayal of the garden

in the shadows and shouts of injustice

at the bloody brutal beautiful cross

in the silence of linen and spices and death

For without these, the empty tomb is empty

Hymn: To Mock Your Reign, O Dearest Lord                             

The Passion Narrative, Part 1

Hymn: Were You There                                                                

The Passion Narrative, Part 2 

Hymn: Ah, Holy Jesus                                                                   

The Passion Narrative, Part 3

Spiritual: Surely He Died on Calvary, verse 1   

The Passion Narrative, Part 4 

Spiritual: Surely He Died on Calvary, verse 2 

The Death of Jesus

Isaiah 53:4-6

Surely he has borne our infirmities and carried our diseases; Yet we accounted him stricken, struck down by God, and afflicted. But he was wounded for our transgressions, crushed for our iniquities; Upon him was the punishment that made us whole, and by his bruises, we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray; We have all turned to our own way, and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all.

SpecialTen Thousand Angels, Trinity Vocal Band                                 

Worship and Prayer at the Cross

Instrumental music while the congregation prays 

Prayer of Confession: Denial, by Steve Garnaas Holmes

I deny you, Christ when I deny my own divinity.

I deny you when I deny the divinity of those I condemn.

I deny you when I do not hear you in the oppressed and rejected.

I deny you when I turn from my glorious giftedness.

I deny you when I am afraid to stand with those at risk.

I deny you when in my guilt I doubt your love.

And still, you love.

Let remembering's bitterness awaken me.

Let my weeping be my wisdom.

To the frightening, to the infinite,

to the compassionate, to the holy,

help me say yes.

Let me die with yes on my lips.

The Burial of Jesus

Series Information

Palm Sunday, Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Service Recordings

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