Worship Bulletin – April 19, 2019 – Good Friday

Worship Bulletin – April 19, 2019 – Good Friday

FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH
North Attleborough, MA

GOOD FRIDAY
April 19, 2018

Christ Crucified

Welcome to the Oldtown Church!
We are so glad that you have chosen to worship with us this evening. We invite you to join in on the bold print in the bulletin. The restrooms are out the back door of the sanctuary to the right, as is the nursery in case your little one needs a walkabout. Don’t be afraid to ask questions, and please join us for coffee and refreshments after worship!
Please remember to mute your devices during worship.


WELCOME

CENTERING TIME
Gathered here in the mystery of the hour.
Gathered here in one strong body.
Gathered here in the struggle and the power.
Spirit, draw near.

PRAYER OF INVOCATION

THE LAST SEVEN WORDS OF CHRIST

Luke 23:32-34 — Now two others, both criminals, were led away with Jesus to be crucified. When they came to the place called the Skull, they crucified him and the criminals there, one on his right and the other on his left. Jesus said:
ALL: “Father, forgive them for they know not what they do.”

(Time for Silent Prayer)

Luke 23:39-43 — Now one of the criminals hanging there reviled Jesus, saying: Are you not the Messiah? Save yourself and us. The other, however, rebuking him said in reply: “Have you no fear of God, for you are subject to the same condemnation? And indeed, we have been condemned justly, for the sentence we receive corresponds to our crimes, but this man has done nothing criminal.” Jesus replied to him,
ALL: Amen, I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise.

(Time for Silent Prayer)

John 19:25-27 — Standing by the cross of Jesus were his mother, his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Cleopas, and Mary of Magdala. When Jesus saw his mother and the disciple there whom he loved, he said to his mother,
ALL: “Woman, behold your son.”
Then he said to the disciple,
ALL: “Behold, your mother.”

(Time for Silent Prayer)

Matthew 27:45-46 — From noon onward, darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon. At about three o’clock, Jesus cried out in a loud voice,
ALL: “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”

(Time for Silent Prayer)

John 19:28 — Aware that everything was now finished, in order that scripture might be fulfilled, Jesus said,
ALL: “I thirst.”

(Time for Silent Prayer)

John 19:30 — There was a vessel filled with common wine. So they put a sponge soaked in wine on a sprig of hyssop and put it up to Jesus’ mouth. When Jesus had taken the wine, he said,
ALL: “It is finished.”

(Time for Silent Prayer)

Luke 23:44-46 — It was now about noon and darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon because of an eclipse of the sun. Then the veil of the temple was torn down the middle. Jesus cried out in a loud voice,
ALL: “Father, into your hands I commend my spirit.”

(Time for Silent Prayer)

TIME OF PRAYER AND REPROACH / THE LORD’S PRAYER
My people, what wrong have I done to you? How have I offended you? Answer me! Through baptism, I led you from slavery into freedom, but you lead your Savior to the cross.
ALL: Lord, have mercy upon us.
Sung Response: Kyrie Eleison
(Lord have mercy)

I led you through the wilderness. I fed you with the bread of life, the manna from heaven, but you lead your Savior to the cross.
ALL: Christ, have mercy upon us.
Sung Response: Christe Eleison
(Christ have mercy)

I planted you as my fairest vineyard, I grafted you into the one true vine, I gave you the water of salvation, but you gave me gall and vinegar to drink, and leave me thirsting on a cross.
ALL: Lord, have mercy upon us.
Sung Response: Kyrie Eleison
(Lord have mercy)

I gave you a royal scepter, but you gave me a crown of thorns. I raised you up to newness of life, but you raise me high upon a cross.
ALL: Christ, have mercy upon us.
Sung Response: Christe Eleison
(Lord have mercy)

What more could I have done for you? I gave you my peace and my truth, but you fight in my name and divide my church.
ALL: Lord, have mercy upon us.
Sung Response: Kyrie Eleison (Lord have mercy)

I come in your brother and sister, hungry, yet you give me no food, thirsty, yet you give me no drink, a stranger, and you do not welcome me, naked, and you do not clothe me, sick and in prison, and you do not visit me.
ALL: Lord, have mercy upon us. Christ, have mercy upon us.
Sung Response: Kyrie / Christe Eleison (Lord have mercy. Christ have mercy.)

THE LORD’S PRAYER
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory forever. Amen.

Dismissal

 

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