* Welcome

RECALLING THE

Seven Last Words of Christ

Please enter humbly, worship deeply, and leave quietly this evening

with your heart centered on the suffering of Christ for you and your salvation.

Tenebrae, which is a Latin word meaning "shadows".

On this Good Friday we remember the death of Jesus

and recall his seven last words on the cross. As we remember the last words, 

we will extinguish the candles one by one. Following the final hymn, 

the Christ candle will be removed briefly from the sanctuary to signify Christ's death. 

After the church bell tolls thirty-three times (to signal Jesus' thirty-three years), 

the Christ candle will be brought back

 as a foretaste of the resurrection that we will celebrate on Easter.

Prelude

WE GATHER AT THE CROSS

* Welcome

* Call to Worship: Isaiah 53:4-6

* Song of Response: PsH # 482 Man of Sorrows”

Offering this evening is for The Grimsby Life Centre

Litany of Remembrance ~ responsive

Ministry of Music: Jen DeJonge  “Psalm 22"

THE FIRST WORD ~

“Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.” Luke 23:24

 The Reading of Psalm 51:1-14

 Prayer

 Song of Response: PsH # 386 “Ah, Holy Jesus”

THE SECOND WORD ~

“Today you will be with me in Paradise.” Luke 23:43

The Reading of John 14:1-6

Prayer

Song of Response: PsH # 535 “Come to the Savior Now”

THE THIRD WORD ~

“Dear woman, here is your son." "Here is your mother.” John 19:26-27

The Reading of Mark 3:31-35

Prayer

Song of Response:  Beneath the Cross of Jesus”

THE FOURTH WORD ~

“My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” Matthew 27:46

The Reading of Psalm 22:1-11

Prayer

Song of Response: PsH # 381 “Go to Dark Gethsemane”

THE FIFTH WORD ~

“I am thirsty.” John 19:28

The Reading of Isaiah 55:1-5

Prayer

Song of Response: PsH # 384 “When I Survey the Wondrous Cross”

THE SIXTH WORD ~

“Father, into your hands I commit my spirit” Luke 23:46

The Reading of Luke 2:29-25

Prayer

Song of Response: PsH # 383 “O Sacred Head, Now Wounded”

THE SEVENTH WORD ~

“It is finished!” John 19:30

The Reading of Luke 13:31-35

Meditation

The Christ Candle is removed

DARKNESS ~

The Tolling of the Bell

The Christ Candle returns

Please leave this time of worship in quiet reflection

on the suffering and death of our Savior

 Plan to return on Easter morning for our celebration of the Resurrected Lord!

Service Participants:

Pastor:  Sid Couperus;

Readers:  PJ & Marg Vermeer

Music Ministry:  Jen DeJong, Will Lammers, Ernie Termorshuizen