Good Friday Service via Zoom_FINISHED

A SERVICE OF TENEBRAE

Good Friday, April 10, 2020 7pm


PRELUDE     Adele Van Ness

GATHERING     Pastor Peace

Pastor: God is light, in whom there is no darkness at all.
All: Jesus Christ is the light of the world.

Light your candle

Pastor: And this is the judgment, that the light has come into the world,
All: and we loved darkness rather than light.

HYMN     UM Hymnal 297 Beneath the Cross of Jesus

1 Beneath the cross of Jesus I fain would take my stand,
the shadow of a mighty Rock within a weary land;
a home within the wilderness, a rest upon the way,
from the burning of the noontide heat and the burden of the day.

2 Upon the cross of Jesus mine eye at times can see
the very dying form of One who suffered there for me:
and from my stricken heart with tears two wonders I confess,
the wonders of redeeming love and my unworthiness.

3 I take, O cross, thy shadow for my abiding place:
I ask no other sunshine than the sunshine of his face;
content to let the world go by, to know no gain nor loss;
my sinful self my only shame, my glory all the cross.

PRAYER    in unison Good Friday (UMH 284)

Almighty God, graciously behold this your family,
for whom our Lord Jesus Christ was willing
to be betrayed into the hands of sinners,
and to suffer death upon the cross;
who now lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
One God, for ever and ever. Amen.

THE SOLEMN COLLECT

Five different voices of prayer

THE PASSION OF JESUS CHRIST

The readings given below are by James H. Charlesworth. He accurately translates John 18:1 –19:42, with special sensitivity to Jews, Judaism, Jesus’ Jewishness, and the Jewish origins of Christianity.

After each reading, one candlelight is being extinguished.

When a certain scripture reading comes to your heart more deeply and powerfully, you may put out your own candle in meditation of what God speaks to you through the passage.

After the fifth reading,
HYMN      to the tune of Beneath the Cross of Jesus

O Christ, we are like Peter, for we deny you, too.
Concerned for what the world might say, we do not live for you.
May we (like Peter later on) have courage to proclaim:
“We’re bound to Christ. He is our Lord! We’ll follow in his name!”

After the tenth reading,
HYMN      UM Hymnal 288 Were You There, stanza 5

1 Were you there when they crucified my Lord?
Were you there when crucified my Lord?
Oh! —- sometimes it causes me to tremble, tremble, tremble.
Were you there when they crucified my Lord?

After the thirteenth reading,
MUSICAL REFLECTION          Susan Frankland

After the sixteenth reading,
HYMN    UM Hymnal 288 Were You There, stanza 5

5 Were you there when they laid him in the tomb?
Were you there when they laid him in the tomb?
Oh! —- sometimes it causes me to tremble, tremble, tremble.
Were you there when they laid him in the tomb?

DISMISSAL
May Jesus Christ,
who for our sake became obedient unto death, even death on a cross,
keep you and strengthen you this night and for ever. Amen.