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April 10, 2020 - Good Friday

Welcome to Parkview Church's online Good Friday service. Good Friday is one of the two somber, and frankly dark, worship times in the annual life of the Christian Church. We gather this day to witness and face our culpability in the sacrificial death of Jesus on the Cross. You are invited to pray the written prayers in an appropriate mood, but also to find grace and mercy in the words of assurance at the closing.


Opening Prayer

When we are lost and lonely, Jesus remember us.

When worry threatens to crush our spirits, Jesus remember us.

When our words wound the people we love, Jesus remember us.

When we treat others with contempt and disdain, Jesus remember us.

When we come into God’s kingdom, Jesus remember us,

and welcome us home.

Lord, our journey ends here,

at the foot of the cross.

Darkness is falling.

The crowd is restless.

Our hearts break,

as your cries pierce the night.

Stay with us, Lord,

for we need you close at hand.

And when the night is over

and the journey continues,

give us the courage to stay with you.

Amen.


Good Friday Sermon on Psalm 22



Litany of Confession

Surely he has borne our infirmities

and carried our diseases…

I am the one who held the nails.

We accounted him stricken,

struck down by God, and afflicted...

I am the one who raised the hammer.

But he was wounded for our transgressions...

I am the one who rolled the dice.

He was crushed for our iniquities...

I am the one who pointed and laughed.

Upon him was laid the punishment that made us whole...

I am the one for whom he died.

By his bruises, we are healed...

When I know not what I do,

do not withhold your love,

for we long to be made whole.


Word's Assurance

Even as he hung on the cross,

Jesus spoke words of love.

To the thief, to his tormentors,

to a world of sinners, our Lord says:

“I will remember your sins no more.”

For you, Jesus carried that cross.

For you, Jesus bled and died.

For you, Jesus spoke words of love.

For you, Jesus offers forgiveness and grace.

Amen.

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