Weekly Bulletin

Good Friday March 30, 2018

Service of the Word

 

The congregation and pastor enter in silence.

 

(Good Friday is part of the Triduum, the sacred three day observance of Christ’s Passover which begins with Holy Thursday and ends in the Vigil of Easter.  Because all three celebrations are viewed as one, there is no entrance rite or benediction.  It is a day for repentance over sin and exhibits a mood of restrained joy.)

Stand

 

Collect of the Day

P  Almighty God, graciously behold this Your family, for which our Lord Jesus Christ was willing to be betrayed and delivered into the hands of sinful men and to suffer death on the cross; through the same Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

C  Amen.

 

Sit

Old Testament reading

A    The Old Testament Reading for Good Friday is from the 52nd and 53rd chapters of Isaiah.  (Is. 52:13–53:12)

 

After the reading:

A       This is the Word of the Lord.

C       Thanks be to God.

Choir:  Deep Were His Wounds

 

Silence

 

Kneel / Stand

Collect

P  Let us pray.

Merciful and everlasting God, You did not spare Your only Son but delivered Him up for us all to bear our sins on the cross. Grant that our hearts may be so fixed with steadfast faith in Him that we fear not the power of sin, death, and the devil; through the same Jesus Christ, our Lord.

C  Amen.

 

Sit

 

Epistle Reading

A    The Epistle is from the 4th and 5th chapters of Hebrews. (Heb. 4:14–16; 5:7–9)

After the reading:

A  This is the Word of the Lord.

C  Thanks be to God.

 

Silence

 

Kneel / Stand

Collect

P  Let us pray.

Almighty and everlasting God, You willed that Your Son should bear for us the pains of the cross, and so remove from us the power of the adversary.  Help us so to remember and give thanks for our Lord’s passion that we may receive forgiveness of sin and redemption from everlasting death; through Jesus Christ, our Lord.

C  Amen.

 

Sit

P  Let us pray.

Merciful and everlasting God, You did not spare Your only Son but delivered Him up for us all to bear our sins on the cross. Grant that our hearts may be so fixed with steadfast faith in Him that we fear not the power of sin, death, and the devil; through the same Jesus Christ, our Lord.

C  Amen.

 

Sit

The Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ

Hymn  440     “Jesus, I Will Ponder Now” stanza  1

P: The Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ according to St. John. Reading:    John 18:1-11 (Betrayal and Arrest of Jesus)

Hymn “O Sacred Head, Now Wounded”  450, stanza  1

Reading:   John 18:12-27 (Jesus before the High Priest and the Denial of Peter)

Hymn “O Sacred Head, Now Wounded” 450, stanza  2

Reading:    John 18:28-40 (Jesus before Pilate)

Hymn “O Sacred Head, Now Wounded” 450, stanza  3

Reading:    John 19:1-16a (Jesus Prepared for Crucifixion)

Hymn “O Sacred Head, Now Wounded” 450, stanza  4

Stand

Reading:    John 19:16b-24 (The Crucifixion of Jesus)

Hymn “O Sacred Head, Now Wounded” 450, stanza  5

Reading:    John 19:25-30 (Jesus’ Mother and His Death)

Hymn “O Sacred Head, Now Wounded” 450, stanza  6

Reading:    John 19:31-37 (Jesus’ Side Is Pierced)

Hymn “O Sacred Head, Now Wounded” 450, stanza  7

 

Silence

 

Sit

Sermon

 

Hymn of the Day - 451

Kneel

 

Bidding Prayer

 A Let us pray for the whole Christian Church, that our Lord God would defend her against all the assaults and temptations of the adversary and keep her perpetually on the true foundation, Jesus Christ:

P  Almighty and everlasting God, since You have revealed Your glory to all nations in Jesus Christ and in the Word of His truth, keep, we ask You, in safety the works of Your mercy so that Your Church, spread throughout all the nations, may be defended against the adversary and may serve You in true faith and persevere in the confession of Your name; through Jesus Christ, our Lord.

C  Amen.

 

A  Let us pray for all the ministers of the Word, for all vocations in the church, and for all the people of God:

P   Almighty and everlasting God, by whose Spirit the whole body of the Church is governed and sanctified, receive the supplications and prayers which we offer before You for all Your servants in Your holy Church that every member of the same may truly serve You according to Your calling; through Jesus Christ, our Lord.

C  Amen.

 

A  Let us pray for our catechumens, that our Lord God would open their hearts and the door of His mercy that, having received the remission of all their sins by the washing of regeneration, they may be mindful of their Baptism and evermore be found in Christ Jesus, our Lord:  Almighty God and Father, because You always grant growth to Your Church, increase the faith and understanding of our catechumens that, rejoicing in their new birth by the water of Holy Baptism, they may forever continue in the family of those whom You adopt as Your sons and daughters; through Jesus Christ, our Lord.

C  Amen.

 

A  Let us pray for all in authority that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty:

P   O merciful Father in heaven, because You hold in Your hand all the might of man and because You have ordained, for the punishment of evildoers and for the praise of those who do well, all the powers that exist in all the nations of the world, we humbly pray You graciously to regard Your servants, especially Elizabeth, our Queen;  David, the Governor General; Justin, the Prime Minister; the Parliament; the governments of this province; and all who have authority over us; that all who receive the sword as Your ministers may bear it according to Your Word; through Jesus Christ, our Lord.

C  Amen.

 

A  Let us pray our Lord God Almighty that He would deliver the world from all error, take away disease, ward off famine, set free those in bondage, grant health to the sick, and a safe journey to all who travel:

P   Almighty and everlasting God, the consolation of the sorrowful and the strength of the weak, may the prayers of those who in any tribulation or distress cry to You graciously come before You, so that in all their necessities they may rejoice in Your manifold help and comfort; through Jesus Christ, our Lord.

C  Amen.

A  Let us pray for all who are outside the Church, that our Lord God would be pleased to deliver them from their error, call them to faith in the true and living God and His only Son, Jesus Christ, our Lord, and gather them into His family, the Church:

P   Almighty and everlasting God, because You seek not the death but the life of all, hear our prayers for all who have no right knowledge of You, free them from their error, and for the glory of Your name bring them into the fellowship of Your holy Church; through Jesus Christ, our Lord.

C  Amen.

 

A  Let us pray for peace, that we may come to the knowledge of God’s holy Word and walk before Him as is fitting for Christians:

P   Almighty and everlasting God, King of Glory, and Lord of heaven and earth, by whose Spirit all things are governed, by whose providence all things are ordered, the God of peace and the author of all concord, grant us, we implore You, Your heavenly peace and concord that we may serve You in true fear, to the praise and glory of Your name; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

C  Amen.

 

A  Let us pray for our enemies, that God would remember them in mercy and graciously grant them such things as are both needful for them and profitable for their salvation:

P  O almighty, everlasting God, through Your only Son, our blessed Lord, You have commanded us to love our enemies, to do good to those who hate us, and to pray for those who persecute us. We therefore earnestly implore You that by Your gracious visitation all our enemies may be led to true repentance and may have the same love and be of one accord and one mind and heart with us and with Your whole Christian Church; through Jesus Christ, our Lord.

C  Amen.

 

A  Let us pray for the fruits of the earth, that God would send down His blessing upon them and graciously dispose our hearts to enjoy them according to His own good will:

P   O Lord, Father Almighty, by Your Word You created and You continue to bless and uphold all things. We pray You so to reveal to us Your Word, our Lord Jesus Christ that, through His dwelling in our hearts, we may by Your grace be made ready to receive Your blessing on all the fruits of the earth and whatsoever pertains to our bodily need; through Jesus Christ, our Lord.

C  Amen.

 

A  Finally, let us pray for all those things for which our Lord would have us ask, saying:

C  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 trespasses,

as we forgive those who trespass against us;

and lead us not into temptation,

but deliver us from evil.

For Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever and ever. Amen.        

Kneel / Sit

 

The following Reproaches are the words of the Lord against His people, the Church, to which the congregation replies with a plea for mercy.

 

P  Thus says the Lord: What have I done to you, O My people, and wherein have I offended You? Answer Me. For I have raised you up out of the prison house of sin and death, and you have delivered up your Redeemer to be scourged. For I have redeemed you from the house of bondage, and you have nailed your Savior to the cross. O My people.                                                                                      Micah 6:3-4

 

Choir: Holy Lord God, holy and mighty God, holy and most merciful Redeemer; God eternal, leave us not to bitter death. O Lord, have mercy.

 

Hymn “Lamb of God, Pure and Holy” 434, stanza  1

 

P  Thus says the Lord: What have I done to you, O My people, and wherein have I offended You? Answer Me. For I have conquered all your foes, and you have given Me over and delivered Me to those who persecute Me. For I have fed you with My Word and refreshed you with living water, and you have given Me gall and vinegar to drink. O My people.                                                                                  Jer. 2:6-7

Choir: Holy Lord God, holy and mighty God, holy and most merciful Redeemer; God eternal, allow us not to lose hope in the face of death and hell. O Lord, have mercy.

 

Hymn “Lamb of God, Pure and Holy” 434, stanza  2

 

P  Thus says the Lord: What have I done to you, O My people, and wherein have I offended You? Answer Me. What more could I have done for My vineyard that I have done for it? When I looked for good grapes, why did it yield only bad? My people, is this how you thank your God? O My people.
                                                                               Is. 5:2-4

 

C  Holy Lord God, holy and mighty God, holy and most merciful Redeemer; God eternal, keep us steadfast in the true faith. O Lord, have mercy.

 

Hymn “Lamb of God, Pure and Holy” 434, stanza  3

 

Kneel / Stand - Spoken

 

C   We adore | You, O Lord,*

            and we praise and glorify Your holy resur- | rection.

      For behold, by the wood | of Your cross*

            joy has come into | all the world.

      God be merciful to us and |bless us,*

and cause His face to shine upon us, and have mercy  up- |on us.

      We adore | You, O Lord,*

            and we praise and glorify Your holy resur- | rection.

      For behold, by the wood | of Your cross*

            joy has come into | all the world.

 Stand

 

Concluding Collect

P  Let us pray.

We implore You, O Lord, that Your abundant blessing may be upon Your people, who have had the passion and death of Your Son in devout remembrance that we may receive Your pardon and the gift of Your comfort, and may increase in faith and take hold of eternal salvation; through the same Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God now and forever.

C  Amen.

 

The pastor and congregation leave in silence.

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