This is the worship service for Friday, April 10, 2020–Good Friday.
For this service, consider safely lighting 7 candles and finding a quiet place to meditate. Throughout the service, you will be invited to blow out one candle at a time and watch the room slowly get darker as we move from one part of the service to the next.
Begin with Seven Candles Lit and let us open in song. Join with Faith Brown, Carrie Nery, and Lana Slebrich in singing the Doxology, Traditional.
Reading from Matthew 26:30-56.
Join in singing Amazing Grace with David Bennett, cello, and Kimberly Norris, guitar and voice.
A Reading from Matthew 26:57-75.
Listen to David Bennett play O Sacred Head, Now Wounded, Traditional.
Reading from Matthew 27:1-14.
Join in the Gloria Parti, Traditional, along with Faith Brown, Carrie Nery, and Lana Slebrich.
Reading from Matthew 27:15-31.
Reading from Matthew 27:32-54.
Listen to The Lord’s Prayer played by Rev. Dr. Sheldon Sorge, piano.
Reading from Matthew 27:55-66.
Good Friday Sermon from Rev. KJ Norris. Note: this sermon names many of life’s traumas and could be a trigger for some. You may find it to be a worshipful act to skip this sermon and use the time for prayerful mediation.
Blow out the Final Candle and pause for a moment in the darkness listening to David Bennett, cello, and Diane Beckstead, piano, playing Were You There, Traditional.
This service ends in silence. Go in peace, standing in lament and waiting on the resurrection.