Last week, I told you that Good Friday is for those who feel alone and rejected at times. Isn’t that all of us? Tonight in worship, we’ll continue to look for answers.
But first, a little background. On Good Friday we commemorate the arrest of Jesus, his trial, crucifixion and suffering, death, and burial. Since Holy Communion is a celebration and we are observing the death of Jesus, we do not have communion on Good Friday. In worship, you can expect a series of Scripture readings, and time for prayer and meditation. Our service will end in darkness, reminding us not only of Jesus’ death but of the hopelessness in the world without God. The final candle, the Christ candle, will be carried out of the sanctuary to symbolize the death of Jesus. There will be a loud noise to symbolize the closing of Jesus’ tomb.
Please join us at Immanuel for Good Friday worship at 7:00 p.m. this evening. For anyone interested in reading the scriptures about Good Friday, just search on your device:
- Matthew 27:27-28:8
- Mark 15:16-16:19
- Luke 23:26-24:35
- John 19:16-20:30
Let’s look for answers together!
See you in church,