Good Friday, March 30, 2018
Order of Service
Here Is Love (Edwards, Lowry & Rees)
Forgive Them, For They Know Not What They Do
Two others, who were criminals,
were led away to be put to death with him.
And when they came to the place that is called The Skull,
there they crucified him,
and the criminals
one on his right and one on his left.
And Jesus said,
“Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.”
And they cast lots to divide his garments.
And the people stood by, watching,
but the rulers scoffed at him, saying,
“He saved others; let him save himself,
if he is the Christ of God, his Chosen One!”
The soldiers also mocked him,
coming up and offering him sour wine and saying,
“If you are the King of the Jews, save yourself!”
There was also an inscription over him,
“This is the King of the Jews.”
Go To Dark Gethsemane (Montgomery & Redhead)
Today You Will Be With Me in Paradise
One of the criminals who were hanged railed at him, saying,
“Are you not the Christ? Save yourself and us!”
But the other rebuked him, saying,
“Do you not fear God,
since you are under the same sentence of condemnation?
And we indeed justly, for we are receiving the due reward of our deeds;
but this man has done nothing wrong.”
And he said,
“Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.”
And he said to him,
“Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in paradise.”
What Wondrous Love is This (Brink, Mead & Walker)
Woman, Behold Your Son
When the soldiers had crucified Jesus,
they took his garments and divided them into four parts,
one part for each soldier; also his tunic.
But the tunic was seamless,
woven in one piece from top to bottom,
so they said to one another,
“Let us not tear it,
but cast lots for it to see whose it shall be.”
This was to fulfill the Scripture which says,
“They divided my garments among them,
and for my clothing they cast lots.”
So the soldiers did these things,
but standing by the cross of Jesus were his mother
And his mother's sister,
Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene.
When Jesus saw his mother
and the disciple whom he loved standing nearby,
he said to his mother,
“Woman, behold, your son!”
Then he said to the disciple,
“Behold, your mother!”
And from that hour the disciple took her to his own home.
Beneath the Cross (Getty & Getty)
My God, My God, Why Have You Forsaken Me
Stricken Smitten and Afflicted (Kelly)
Good Friday Meditation
After this, Jesus, knowing that all was now finished,
said (to fulfill the Scripture), “I thirst.”
A jar full of sour wine stood there,
so they put a sponge full of the sour wine on a hyssop branch
and held it to his mouth.
We Will Feast In the House of Zion (McCracken)
It is Finished
When Jesus had received the sour wine,
he said, “It is finished,”
and he bowed his head
and gave up his spirit.
Hallelujah What a Savior (Bliss)
Into Your Hands I Commit My Spirit
It was now about the sixth hour,
and there was darkness over the whole land
Until the ninth hour,
while the sun's light failed.
And the curtain of the temple was torn in two.
Then Jesus, calling out with a loud voice, said,
“Father, into your hands I commit my spirit!”
And having said this he breathed his last.
When I Survey the Wondrous Cross (Martin & Watts)
The Power of The Cross (Getty & Townend)
All Scripture Quoted from: The Holy Bible: English Standard Version. (2016). Wheaton: Standard Bible Society.