Good Friday, April 19, 2019

CALL TO WORSHIP (based on Isaiah 53)

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Song: Go To Dark Gethsemane [Montgomery]

LAMENT FOR GOOD FRIDAY 

Great God, our Father: As we remember Christ’s suffering in Gethsemane, our hearts are filled with shame that we foolishly waste our time in idleness and that we make little to no progress in the Christian life from day to day. We lament that war and lust flourish and grow more rampant every day. Forgive us for our cruel indifference to the cross. Teach us the good news of your forgiveness. Allow humanity, degenerate as it is, to live anew, and hasten the day when the whole world shall be born again. Amen.

Song: Nothing But the Blood [Lowry]

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SCRIPTURE READING (Isaiah 52:13-53:12)

Song: When I Survey [Watts, Hughes]

SCRIPTURE READING (Psalm 22)

Song: Jesus Paid It All [Nifong]

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SCRIPTURE READING (Hebrews 4:14-16; 5:7-9)

Song: Alas and Did My Savior Bleed [Hudson, Watts, Wilson]

SOLEMN REPROACHES OF THE CROSS (Reformed Worship)

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Song: How Deep the Father’s Love For Us [Townend]

READING (The Father’s Cup)

Ethan Sperle