Good Friday Worship Service (Sanctuary 7:30pm)Back to all Events
- Date: March 30, 2018
- Time: 7:30pm – 8:30pm
Preakness Reformed Church
Wayne, New Jersey
GOOD FRIDAY WORSHIP
March 30, 2018 7:30 p.m.
Ì Congregation standing, as able
Bold Text is spoken in unison by the congregation
PRELUDE Nothing but the Blood R. Lowry
arr. by J. Koerts
The SCANDAL OF THE CROSS
INTROIT This Lonesome Valley African American Spiritual
Arranged by John Purifoy
CALL TO WORSHIP
This night, we gather at the foot of the Cross.
May God deepen the trust and love in our hearts.
On this Friday, the darkest human hour became the brightest Divine moment;
On the Cross of Jesus, human disgrace sinks to its lowest point
and divine glory reaches its zenith.
Tonight, let us step much closer to the One on the Cross;
Let us stay with the One who suffered in agony till the bitter end.
Let us notice the eyes of Jesus searching for God.
Because God’s wholly human Son had the courage to confront death,
there is now no limit to God’s love, and no exclusion zone to salvation.
Ì HYMN 167 Beneath the Cross of Jesus ST. CHRISTOPHER
THE CHALLENGE OF THE CROSS
The chief priests and the elders make a decision Mark 14: 1-2
Judas Makes his decision Mark 14: 10-11
Jesus Wrestles with his decision Mark 14: 32-42
Jesus is betrayed with a kiss Mark 14: 43-52
HYMN 161 Go to Dark Gethsemane REDHEAD
(verses 1 & 2)
QUESTIONS LEADING TO THE CROSS
religious authorities question jesus Mark 14: 53-65
bystanders question peter Mark 14: 66-72
pilate questions jesus Mark 15:1-5
pilate questions the crowd Mark 15:6b-15
HYMN 172 Ah, Holy Jesus, How Have You Offended HERZLIEBSTER JESU
COMPANIONS OF THE CROSS
Simon carries jesus’ cross Mark 15: 21
soldiers crucify jesus on the cross Mark 15: 22-27
passerby at the cross Mark 15:29-32
followers at the cross john 19:25b-27
ANTHEM Cross-Cry American Spiritual
Arranged by Gilbert M. Martin
Michael O’Reilly, Baritone
A centurion hears jesus cry and sees him die Mark 15: 33-39
women witness jesus die Mark 15: 40-41
CONSIDERING THE CROSS
- The Tolling of the Bell The Bell tolls 33 times
- Joseph of Arimathea cares for jesus in death Mark 15:42-46
Ì HYMN 168 O Sacred Head, Now Wounded HERZLICH TUT MICH VERLANGEN
The Congregation is invited to leave the sanctuary in silence or
remain in the sanctuary for prayer.
To honor this day, the community is requested to be attentive to
the solemnity of this day and to remain mindful of the Savior’s love.
Assisting God’s people in worship are Pastor Eric Nichols and Pastor Mary Marcus, worship leaders,
Michael O’Reilly, soloist; Tania Janney, Olivia Monisera, Rhiannon Corbo and Hazel Hinners, Readers;the Chancel Choir; Anna Keiserman, accompanist and Dan King , Director of Music Ministries.