March 29, 2024

Good Friday Service

Gathering Song: Jerusalem

The First Shadow – The Shadow of the Agony of the Spirit

Reading: Luke 22:39-46 – Jesus Prays on the Mount of Olives
Prayer and Song: “Go to Dark Gethsemane”

The Second Shadow – The Shadow of Arrest
Reading: John 18: 1-8 – Jesus Arrested
Prayer and Song: “Lone He Prayed Within the Garden”

The Third Shadow – The Shadow of Denial
Reading: Matthew 26: 69-75 – Peter Disowns Jesus
Prayer and Song: Ah Holy Jesus

The Fourth Shadow – The Shadow of Accusation
Reading: Mark 15:1-15 – Jesus Before Pilate
Prayer and Song: O Sacred Head Now Wounded

The Fifth Shadow – The Shadow of Mockery
Reading: Matthew 27: 27-31 – The Soldiers Mock Jesus
Prayer and Song: To Mock Your Reign, O Dearest Lord

The Sixth Shadow – the Shadow of Crucifixion
Reading: Matthew 27:32-44 – The Crucifixion of Jesus
Prayer and Song: Man of Sorrows
Solo Flute: Were You There?

The Seventh Shadow – the Shadow of Death and Burial
Reading: Luke 23: 44-47 – The Death of Jesus
Prayer and Song: When I Survey

The Christ Candle is Removed
[Strepitus – A rolling, thunderous sound]

Reading: Mark 15:42-46 – The Burial of Jesus
Silent Meditation
Dismissal, Congregation leaves in silence