Service of Lessons & Psalms

Good Friday, March 29, 2024, 10:00AM

Click on the highlighted words below to open up links to tunes and other supplemental resources. All songs are from the Trinity Psalter Hymnal (TPH). All Scripture is from the English Standard Version of the Bible (ESV). FP=Forms and Prayers books. *=please stand if you are able.

* Call to Worship

Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world! (John 1:29)...He was pierced for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his wounds we are healed (Isaiah 53:5)...In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. (1 John 4:10)...Worthy is the Lamb who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and might and honour and glory and blessing! (Revelation 5:12)

* Prayer

* God’s Greetings ~ Galatians 1:3-5

* Opening Hymn ~ #336 “O Sacred Head Now Wounded” (tune)

First Lesson: Trial ~ John 18:25-40 (p. 904)

Psalm of Response ~ Psalm 41:3, 4, 5 (tune)

Second Lesson: Torture ~ Matthew 27:24-34 (p. 834)

Psalm of Response ~ Psalm 69A:1, 3, 4, 5 (tune)

Third Lesson: Crucifixion ~ John 19:17-28 (p. 905)

Psalm of Response ~ Psalm 22A:4, 5, 6 (tune)

Fourth Lesson: Reviling ~ Mark 15:25-32 (p. 853)

Psalm of Response ~ Psalm 109D:9, 10 (handout) (tune)

Fifth Lesson: Rejection ~ Matthew 27:45-49 (p. 834)

Psalm of Response ~ Psalm 22B:1, 2, 3 (handout) (tune)

Sixth Lesson: Death ~ Luke 23:44-49 (p. 884)

Psalm of Response ~ Psalm 34:15-20 (Tune: Eventide/“Abide With Me,” #159)

Jehovah’s eyes are toward the righteous ones; 

His ears are open to their every cry. 

The LORD’s face is against all evil men

to cut off memory of them from earth. 

The righteous cry; Jehovah hears and saves; 

From all their troubles He delivers them.

The LORD is near to every broken heart,

and those who are in spirit crushed He saves.

Though many are the trials of the just, 

the LORD delivers him from every one.

For He is safely keeping all his bones;

not one of them can ever broken be.

Seventh Lesson: Burial ~ John 19:31-42 (p. 906)

Psalm of Response~ Psalm 16A:4, 5 (tune)

Good Friday Homily

Prayer (followed by Lord’s Prayer)

The Lord’s Prayer

Our Father who is in heaven, hallowed be Your name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory, forever. Amen.

* Closing Hymn ~ #351 “How Deep the Father’s Love for Us” (tune)

* God’s Blessing ~ Hebrews 13:20-21, 2 Corinthians 13:14

Thank you for joining us for our Good Friday service. Please join us this Sunday at 9:30AM as we celebrate the resurrection of our Lord, Jesus Christ.