Good friday - the seven last words of jesus

    Good Friday March 10,2020
     A Service of the Seven Lasts Words Jesus Spoke from the Cross

Call to Worship   
    We who have known failure and defeat are summoned to walk with Jesus to Calvary.
            We who face weakness and temptation gather in the name of one who overcame them.
    It is hard to recognize the bearer of sorrows who was wounded for our transgressions.
            Yet we seek salvation in one despised and rejected, from whom there came no violence or deceit.
        Let us come believing what we have heard and acting on what has been revealed to us.
            We trust Christ to deliver and save us, to teach us obedience and faithfulness. Amen.

Prayer
Almighty God, your Son Jesus Christ was lifted high upon the cross so that he might draw the whole world to himself. Grant that we, who glory in this death for our salvation, may also glory in his call to take up our cross and follow him, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

First Word     Luke 23:34     The Rev. Mike Eggleston
    “Father, forgive them.”

Second Word    Luke 23:43    The Rev. Rich Bolin
    “Today you will be with me in Paradise”

Third Word    John 19:26-27    The Rev. Gilbert Stones
    “Woman, here is your son”

Fourth Word    Mark 15:34    The Rev. Mike Eggleston
    “My God, why have you forsaken me?”

Song    “On Sorrow’s Tree”     George R. Crisp

Fifth Word    John 19:28    The Rev. George R. Crisp
    “I am thirsty”

Sixth Word    John 19:30    The Rev Rich Bolin
    “It is finished”

Seventh Word    Luke 23:46    The Rev. Gilbert Stones
    “Into your hands I commend my Spirit”

Dismissal

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