Good Friday
April 19, 2019

Worship 10:30 A.M.
Guest Speaker: Carol Merrill
Guest Organist: Lorraine Ymker

Today’s bulletin is in memory of all of our loved ones in heaven.

Welcome and Announcements
We easily forget that Jesus was one with the Father, he was God. Through his life he showed us how to live here on earth, and through his death and resurrection he secured our salvation. Through an entire sinless life - even in the unwritten mundane ways - Jesus placed before us both a standard and a directive. We are to walk in his steps, through his strength, for God's glory. We worship a God who has walked in our shoes.

Call to Worship: .
The Lord be with you. .
And also with you.
Today we gather to remember how Jesus suffered and died for us and to thank God for his tender mercy. We gather to remember his grace through the Table given us that recalls his Last Supper before his death.
Who has believed our message and to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed? He grew up before him like a tender shoot, and like a root out of dry ground. He had no beauty or majesty to attract us to him, nothing in his appearance that we should desire him. He was despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows, and familiar with suffering. Because God so loved the world, this was the Son he sent, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

Reading: Mark 14: 32-36

Hymn: Man of Sorrows, wondrous name (verse 1 & 5) #210


Reading: Luke 19: 28-41

Meditation: The Donkey

Sing: Ride on, ride on in majesty (verse 3 & 5) #217

Reading: Matthew 27: 1-7
Meditation: The Coin
Sing: Go to dark Gethsemane (verse 1 & 3) #230

Reading: Isaiah 53: 4-5, John 19:1 .
Meditation: The Whip
Sing: Alas, and did my Saviour bleed (verses 1,2 &5) #235

Reading: Mark 15: 16-17
Meditation: The Robe
Solo: Joel Bootsma

Reading: Mark 15: 18-19
Meditation: The Crown of Thorns
Sing: 0 sacred head, sore wounded (verses 1 & 2) #239

Readings: Luke 23: 26-27, 32-38; John 19:28-30 Sing: Beneath the cross of Jesus (verse 1) #238
Meditation: The Cross
Sing: Beneath the cross of Jesus (verses 2 & 3)#238

Although we are not celebrating in the sacrament of holy communion today, for the people of Israel, Passover, was to remember and praise God for freeing them from the slavery of the Egyptians and bringing them to the Promised Land as his chosen people. We give thanks, because Jesus, the perfect Passover Lamb was sacrificed once for all so that we are free from the slavery of sin and are given a place in the true Promised Land through his sacrifice. We have become his holy people.
All: Thanks be to God for his creation, liberation, and salvation.

It is indeed right, our duty and delight, that we should at all times and in all places give thanks to you, 0 holy Lord, eternal God. You created the heavens and the earth, and all that is in them; you made us in your own image; and in countless ways you show us your mercy. Therefore, with the choirs of angels and the whole company of heaven, we worship and adore your glorious name, joining our voices in unending praise:

All: Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might, Heaven and earth are full of your glory. Hosanna in the highest. Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord.

All glory and blessing are yours, O holy God, for in your mercy you gave us your only Son, Jesus Christ. He took our human nature and suffered death on the cross for our redemption. There he made the perfect sacrifice for the sins of the world. We praise you that before he suffered and died, our Saviour gave us this holy sacrament and commanded us to continue it until he comes again.

On the night before he died, Jesus took· bread and after giving thanks, he broke it and gave it to his disciples, saying, "Take, eat. This is my body given for you. Do this in remembrance of me."

And on the same night Jesus took the 'cup saying, "This cup is the new covenant sealed in my blood, shed for you for the forgiveness of sins. Do this in remembrance of me.

Prayer of Thanksgiving:
Lord God, we remember your love for us, Christ's death and resurrection for us, and the Spirit's tender care for us. Lord Jesus, in dying, you destroyed our death; rising, you restored our life. Lord Jesus, come in glory. Holy Spirit, through your presence unite us more fully to our Lord and God and also to each other as you send us into this world to bring your gospel of grace, forgiveness, and peace.
All: Amen, Thanks be to God

Closing Hymn: Beneath the cross of Jesus #238

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