Good Friday 2019
April 19, 2019
We gather in silence
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
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.
Special: Ten 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
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