Good Friday C, March 25, 2016

Isaiah 52: 13- 53: 12
Psalm 22
Hebrews 10: 16-25 or Hebrews 4: 14-16, 5: 7-9
John 18: 1- 19: 42

 

CALL TO WORSHIP

One: Scripture said the servant would be exalted and lifted high.
All: We never thought that he would be lifted high onto a cross.

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Good Friday Tenebrae

This service is not my own, but it is the one that, quite literally, I inherited from my mother.  Who knows where it was before that.  I am copying here from a 2004 bulletin, but this could be any year since.  The changes come with what music is used in between be it sung by a choir or hymns.  Note: make sure that there is enough light left by the end to be able to see the hymns as needed and especially to keep reading the scriptures.  That was an awkward year yup.

Each of the readings can be read by one voice, or as a good alternative is to have a very simple readers’ theater where the evangelist, Judas, Disciples etc. each are spoken by different voices.

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Maundy Thursday C, March 24, 2016

Exodus 12: 1-4 (5-10) 11-14
Ps 116: 1-2, 12-19
1 Corinthians 11: 23-26
John 13: 1-17, 31b-35

 

CALL TO WORSHIP

One: Tonight we sit down to dinner with our Lord.
All: We remember the story of how God saved our people in a time of trial.
One: Tonight we sit with our Lord who is about to go to his death.
All: Let us walk with him on this journey.  Let us not fight having our feet washed by the servant of all.  Let us come and worship our servant Lord.

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Maundy Thursday, alternate

This is a worship service that I cobbled together from a bunch of resources to use in 2015.  I did not write any of these elements, but have also forgotten from whence they came.  I am putting this here for you in case it helps you think outside of the box.

This worship contains hand washing, communion around tables family style and draping the sanctuary at the end.

MAUNDY THURSDAY AT TABLE

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Beginnings

As life changes I am feeling a strong pull to write liturgy.  I have spent so many hours searching for liturgies that were not tired and said things in a new way, that maybe it is time I start to write them myself.  This will start off slowly and grow I think.  I hope you find my efforts here useful.