Good Friday Service

Claybanks United Methodist Church
March 30, 2018 2:00 pm
*Indicates to stand as you are able

Good Friday
As you enter the sanctuary please be respectful of the quietness of this time.

Prelude

Jesus And His Drowsy Disciples Gather In Gethsemane
Matthew 26:36 – 46

Prayer

Jesus, Betrayed by Judas And Is Arrested
Mark 14:43 – 50

Reflection
Response: Jesus, help us to know the beauty and truth of our​ relationships with neighbors, with creation and​​ ultimately with you.

Jesus Is Condemned by The Sanhedrin
Luke 22:66 – 71

*Hymn “When I Survey The Wondrous Cross” UMH #298

Jesus Is Denied by Peter
Matthew 26:69 – 75

Reflection
Response: Jesus, with your love in our hearts, we will be able
to stand by those in our lives who suffer, and we​will not abandon them.

Jesus Is Judged by Pilate Who Appeals to The Crowd
Mark 15:1-15
Reflection
Response: Lord Jesus, crucified and risen, have mercy on us.​Help us walk in your steps.

Jesus Is Scourged and Crowned with Thorns
John 19:1 – 7

Response: Jesus, when we encounter situations of people’s dignity​being violated by violence, by bullying or​​​discrimination, we will always think of you. Help us to​do what we can to stand up for our brothers and sisters​as we would for you.

Jesus Bears the Cross
John 19:6, 15 – 17

Prayer

Jesus Is Helped by Simon the Cyrene To Carry the Cross
Mark 15:21

Reflection
Response: Jesus, on your lacerated shoulders lies the weight of​the shamefulness of our sin and pain, help us​​remember that, with your help, we do have what it​takes to soothe our neighbor’s pain and to help​​shoulder the burden they bear.

Jesus Is Crucified
Luke 23:33 – 38

Special Music

Jesus Promises His Kingdom to The Good Thief
Luke 23:39-43

Reflection
Response: ​Jesus, we are not sure that we can forgive the way​that you do. But we know we must. Save us from​our fear of letting go. Heal our hearts so that we​can forgive those who have hurt each other.

Prayer

Jesus Speaks to His Mother and The Disciple
John 19:25 – 27

Reflection

Prayer

Jesus Dies on The Cross
Luke 23:44 – 49

Reflection

Silent Time

*Hymn “O Sacred Head, Now Wounded” UMH #286

Jesus Is Placed in The Tomb
Matthew 27:57 – 60

Reflection

*Hymn “Were You There?” UMH #288

Prayer

Stripping of the Altar

Special Music

Following our Good Friday Service please exit the sanctuary in silence until you are in the Fellowship Hall.

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