Good Friday, April 2, 2021

Luke 23:44-56

  • Good Friday

    Order of Worship

    Friday, April 2, 2021

     

     

    Welcome and Announcements

     

    Call to Worship

     

    Red Hymnal #258

    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 a present far too small;

    Love so amazing, so divine,

    Demands my soul, my live, my all. Amen.

    Words: Isaac Watts; Music: Hamburg, based on Gregorian Chant.

      

    Christ the Wisdom and Power of God

    I Corinthians 1:18-25

    18 For the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing,

    but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.

    19 For it is written,

    “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise,

    and the discernment of the discerning I will thwart.”

    20 Where is the one who is wise? Where is the scribe?

    Where is the debater of this age?

    Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world?

    21 For since, in the wisdom of God,

    the world did not know God

    through wisdom, it pleased God

    through the folly of what we preach

    to save those who believe.

    22 For Jews demand signs and Greeks seek wisdom,

    23 but we preach Christ crucified,

    a stumbling block to Jews and folly to Gentiles,

    24 but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks,

    Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God.

    25 For the foolishness of God is wiser than men,

    and the weakness of God is stronger than men.

      

    Hymn Reading:

    We Read the Cross So Many Ways

    1. We read the cross so many ways:

    a sacrifice, a sign, a cause for grief, a cause for praise,

    a paradox to mine, a judgment on our lives of sin,

    a tool of death and pain,

    a junction where new lives begin,

    where grace and mercy reign.

     

    1. Our hearts will never comprehend

    the meaning of the cross,

    if all our definitions end at only death and loss.

    The cross that made the sun grow dim

    at reaching noonday's height stands empty

    when the Easter hymn greets morning’s welcome light.

     

    1. To bear the cross and follow Christ

    brings then both joy and tears,

    brings life reborn and sacrifice,

    brings hope along with fears,

    brings all the ambiguity of being dust and clay,

    yet brings as well the clarity of Love’s eternal way.

    by Thomas Troeger © Oxford University Press 2015. All rights reserved. permission granted by onelicense.net

     

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    We Respond to God’s Presence

     

     

    The Old Rugged Cross

    On a hill far away stood an old rugged cross

    The emblem of suffering and shame

    And I love that old cross where the dearest and best

    For a world of lost sinners was slain

     

    So I’ll cherish the old rugged cross

    Till my trophies at last I lay down

    I will cling to the old rugged cross

    And exchange it some day for a crown

    To the old rugged cross I will ever be true

    Its shame and reproach gladly bear

    Then he’ll call me someday to my home far away

    Where his glory forever I’ll share

     

    So I’ll cherish the old rugged cross

    Till my trophies at last I lay down

    I will cling to the old rugged cross

    And exchange it some day for a crown

    I will cling to the old rugged cross

    And exchange it some day for a crown

     

     

    Pastoral Prayer

     

     

    We Worship Through Hearing

     

    Today’s Message

     

    Series: From the Cross

     

    Into Your Hands

    Luke 23:44-56

     

    Notes

     

    I.  _______________ to the Father’s Plan

     

     

     

    II. _______________ in the Father’s Hands

     

     

     

    III. _______________ at the Father’s Command

     

     

     

     

     

    We Are Sent Forth in Worship

    to Share the Gospel

     

    What Wondrous Love Is This?

    1. What wondrous love is this, O my soul, O my soul!

    What wondrous love is this, O my soul!

    What wondrous love is this that caused the Lord of bliss

    To bear the dreadful curse for my soul, for my soul,

    To bear the dreadful curse for my soul.

     

    1. When I was sinking down, sinking down, sinking down,

    When I was sinking down, sinking down,

    When I was sinking down beneath God’s righteous frown,

    Christ laid aside His crown for my soul, for my soul,

    Christ laid aside His crown for my soul.

     

    1. To God and to the Lamb, I will sing, I will sing;

    To God and to the Lamb, I will sing.

    To God and to the Lamb who is the great I Am;

    While millions join the theme, I will sing, I will sing;

    While millions join the theme, I will sing.

     

    1. And when from death I’m free, I’ll sing on, I’ll sing on;

    And when from death I’m free, I’ll sing on.

    And when from death I’m free, I’ll sing and joyful be;

    And through eternity, I’ll sing on, I’ll sing on;

    And through eternity, I’ll sing on.

     

     

    Benediction

  • Good Friday

    Order of Worship

    Friday, April 2, 2021

     

     

    Welcome and Announcements

     

    Call to Worship

     

    Red Hymnal #258

    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 a present far too small;

    Love so amazing, so divine,

    Demands my soul, my live, my all. Amen.

    Words: Isaac Watts; Music: Hamburg, based on Gregorian Chant.

      

    Christ the Wisdom and Power of God

    I Corinthians 1:18-25

    18 For the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing,

    but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.

    19 For it is written,

    “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise,

    and the discernment of the discerning I will thwart.”

    20 Where is the one who is wise? Where is the scribe?

    Where is the debater of this age?

    Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world?

    21 For since, in the wisdom of God,

    the world did not know God

    through wisdom, it pleased God

    through the folly of what we preach

    to save those who believe.

    22 For Jews demand signs and Greeks seek wisdom,

    23 but we preach Christ crucified,

    a stumbling block to Jews and folly to Gentiles,

    24 but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks,

    Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God.

    25 For the foolishness of God is wiser than men,

    and the weakness of God is stronger than men.

      

    Hymn Reading:

    We Read the Cross So Many Ways

    1. We read the cross so many ways:

    a sacrifice, a sign, a cause for grief, a cause for praise,

    a paradox to mine, a judgment on our lives of sin,

    a tool of death and pain,

    a junction where new lives begin,

    where grace and mercy reign.

     

    1. Our hearts will never comprehend

    the meaning of the cross,

    if all our definitions end at only death and loss.

    The cross that made the sun grow dim

    at reaching noonday's height stands empty

    when the Easter hymn greets morning’s welcome light.

     

    1. To bear the cross and follow Christ

    brings then both joy and tears,

    brings life reborn and sacrifice,

    brings hope along with fears,

    brings all the ambiguity of being dust and clay,

    yet brings as well the clarity of Love’s eternal way.

    by Thomas Troeger © Oxford University Press 2015. All rights reserved. permission granted by onelicense.net

     

  •  

    We Respond to God’s Presence

     

     

    The Old Rugged Cross

    On a hill far away stood an old rugged cross

    The emblem of suffering and shame

    And I love that old cross where the dearest and best

    For a world of lost sinners was slain

     

    So I’ll cherish the old rugged cross

    Till my trophies at last I lay down

    I will cling to the old rugged cross

    And exchange it some day for a crown

    To the old rugged cross I will ever be true

    Its shame and reproach gladly bear

    Then he’ll call me someday to my home far away

    Where his glory forever I’ll share

     

    So I’ll cherish the old rugged cross

    Till my trophies at last I lay down

    I will cling to the old rugged cross

    And exchange it some day for a crown

    I will cling to the old rugged cross

    And exchange it some day for a crown

     

     

    Pastoral Prayer

     

     

    We Worship Through Hearing

     

    Today’s Message

     

    Series: From the Cross

     

    Into Your Hands

    Luke 23:44-56

     

    Notes

     

    I.  _______________ to the Father’s Plan

     

     

     

    II. _______________ in the Father’s Hands

     

     

     

    III. _______________ at the Father’s Command

     

     

     

     

     

    We Are Sent Forth in Worship

    to Share the Gospel

     

    What Wondrous Love Is This?

    1. What wondrous love is this, O my soul, O my soul!

    What wondrous love is this, O my soul!

    What wondrous love is this that caused the Lord of bliss

    To bear the dreadful curse for my soul, for my soul,

    To bear the dreadful curse for my soul.

     

    1. When I was sinking down, sinking down, sinking down,

    When I was sinking down, sinking down,

    When I was sinking down beneath God’s righteous frown,

    Christ laid aside His crown for my soul, for my soul,

    Christ laid aside His crown for my soul.

     

    1. To God and to the Lamb, I will sing, I will sing;

    To God and to the Lamb, I will sing.

    To God and to the Lamb who is the great I Am;

    While millions join the theme, I will sing, I will sing;

    While millions join the theme, I will sing.

     

    1. And when from death I’m free, I’ll sing on, I’ll sing on;

    And when from death I’m free, I’ll sing on.

    And when from death I’m free, I’ll sing and joyful be;

    And through eternity, I’ll sing on, I’ll sing on;

    And through eternity, I’ll sing on.

     

     

    Benediction

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Bulletin Date: 2021-04-02