Good Friday 2013

OPENING REFLECTION – from the back

HYMN: When I Survey the Wondrous Cross
When I survey the wondrous cross
on which the Prince of Glory died,
my richest gain I count but loss,
and pour contempt on all my pride.

Forbid it, Lord, that I should boast,
save in the death of Christ, my God;
all the vain things that charm me most,
I sacrifice them to his blood.

See! from his head, his hands, his feet,
sorrow and love flow mingled down;
Did e’er such love and sorrow meet,
or thorns compose so rich a crown?

Were the whole realm of nature mine,
that were an offering far too small;
Love so amazing, so divine,
demands my soul, my life, my all. C/A

OPENING PRAYER

READING 1: John 18: 1-14 Ken Cree

Time for reflection (Shadows Gather, Deep and Cold)

READING 2: John 18: 19-24 Ken Cree

Time for reflection (Shadows Gather, Deep and Cold)

READING 3: John 18: 28-38 Ken Cree

The Nails Speak

(Adapted from Lament, written by Karen MacNeill)

Introduction

Betrayal ~ Tony Blackler

Love Denied ~ Audrey Dunnachie

Injustice ~ Aubrey McLeod

Complicity ~ Judith Mackay

Ridicule ~ June Service

A TIME OF QUIET

HYMN: O Come and Mourn with Me Awhile (remain seated)
O come and mourn with me awhile;
O come now to the Saviour’s side;
O come, together let us mourn:
Jesus, our Lord, is crucified

Have we no tears to shed for him,
while soldiers scoff and foes deride?
Ah! Look how patiently he hangs:
Jesus, our Lord, is crucified.

Seven times he spake, seven words of love;
and all three hours his silence cried
for mercy on the souls of all:
Jesus, our Lord, is crucified. C/A
PRAYER OF CONFESSION
What part of ourselves is found in the ones who walk over others’ dreams….and so we pray:
God, forgive us when we are guilty of silence;
when we misuse power;
when we behave like cowards;
when, we too, deny you.

READING: Isaiah 53: 1-3 Alan Webster

HYMN: Where You There? (remain seated)
Were you there when they crucified my Lord?
Were you there when they crucified my Lord?
O…sometimes it causes me to tremble, tremble, tremble;
were you there when they crucified my Lord?

Were you there when they led him to the trial?
Were you there when they led him to the trial?
O…sometimes it causes me to tremble, tremble, tremble;
were you there when they led him to the trial.

Were you there when they mocked and hurt our Lord?
Were you there when they mocked and hurt our Lord?
O…sometimes it causes me to tremble, tremble, tremble;
were you there when they mocked and hurt our Lord?

Were you there when they handed him the cross?
Were you there when they handed him the cross?
O…sometimes it causes me to tremble, tremble, tremble;
were you there when they handed him the cross?

Were you there when they nailed him to the tree?
Were you there when they nailed him to the tree?
O…sometimes it causes me to tremble, tremble, tremble;
were you there when they nailed him to the tree?

Were you there when they gambled for his robe?
Were you there when they gambled for his robe?
O…sometimes it causes me to tremble, tremble, tremble;
were you there when they gambled for his robe?

Were you there when they laid him in the tomb?
Were you there when they laid him in the tomb?
O…sometimes it causes me to tremble, tremble, tremble;
were you there when they laid him in the tomb?
(This version C/A)
A LITANY OF BELIEF
We will not go from here believing this is all there is.
We will believe through the days ahead.
and we will believe into the dawn.
We will not go from here believing this is all there is.
We will believe beyond abandonment and torture,
and we will believe into freedom.
We will not go from here believing this is all there is.
We will believe against the darkness,
and we will believe into the light.
We will not go from here believing this is all there is.
We will believe beyond tombs,
and we will believe in stones rolling.
We will not go from here believing this is all there is.
We will believe beyond the cross,
and we will believe through to resurrection.

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