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Good Friday Service

Good Friday Service of Lessons & Psalms

On Good Friday, April 19 at 11:00AM, a special worship service will be called in order for us to hear the events of our Lord’s suffering, death, and burial, and to respond with prayer and song. Similar to our annual “Service of Lessons & Carols” at Christmas time, the Good Friday Service of Lessons & Psalms will have seven lessons from Scripture and seven songs (all psalms) corresponding to the lessons. Each lesson will contain a reading and a few brief comments on the passage. Each psalm we sing prophesies of the events recorded in the Gospels. The service will also begin and end with passion hymns. Come to hear of how our Lord loved us and gave himself for us and to sing in gratitude! “Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!”

The service is as follows (click on orange links to listen to tunes and meditate on the words):

Call to Worship


God’s Greetings

Opening Hymn: “O Sacred Head Now Wounded“ [Tune: Passion Chorale]

First Lesson: Trial -- John 18:25-40

Psalm of Response: Psalm 41:4-9 [Tune: Morecambe]

Second Lesson: TortureMatthew 27:24-34

Psalm of Response: Psalm 69:1-3, 6-13 [Tune: Xavier]

Third Lesson: CrucifixionJohn 19:17-28

Psalm of Response: Psalm 22:9-18 [Tune: Kingsfold]

Fourth Lesson: Reviling -- Mark 15:25-32

Psalm of Response: Psalm 109:22-29 [Tune: Ebenezer]

Fifth Lesson: Rejection Matthew 27:45-49

Psalm of Response: Psalm 22:1-8 [Tune: Veni Emmanuel]

Sixth Lesson: DeathLuke 23:44-49

Psalm of Response: Psalm 34:15-20 [Tune: Eventide]

Seventh Lesson: Burial John 19:31-42

Psalm of Response: Psalm 16:8-11 [Tune: Leominster]

Homily: "The Good News of Good Friday"

Prayer (followed by the Lord's Prayer)

Closing Hymn: “How Deep the Father's Love for Us“ [Tune: Townend]

God’s Blessing

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