Friday, April 02, 2010

Good Friday 2010

We've had ten years of Good Friday services at New Hope, but few have been as intimate and moving as tonight's gathering. The observance is always the most serious we do all year, and everyone who comes seems to understand that we're preparing our hearts for Easter by remembering the cost of our salvation. Amy's reading of "The Cost" in particular was awesomely moving. Here's the worship outline.

Scripture: Revelation 6:12-17
Message: “The Wrath of the Lamb”

The Shadow of Betrayal
Reading: Luke 22:1-6
The Shadow of the Agony of the Spirit
Reading: Matthew 26:36-44
Response: Scenes from the Passion 5:00

The Shadow of Arrest
Reading: Mark 14:43-49

The Shadow of Desertion
Reading: Mark 14:50, 66-72
Response: “O Sacred Head, Now Wounded” 4:29

The Shadow of Accusation
Reading: Matthew 27:11-18, 21-26
Response: “The Cost” – Amy Anderson

The Shadow of Crucifixion & Humiliation
Reading: Matthew 27:27-37
Response: “Surely He hath Borne Our Grief”

The Shadow of Death
Reading: Matthew 27:45-54
Response: “When I Survey the Wondrous Cross”
The Christ Candle Is Removed.


The Shadow of Burial
Reading: John 19:38-42
Response: “Were You There”

Silent Reflection
It’s Friday – But Sunday’s Coming 


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