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Today is "Godly Friday"

Good Friday is the day we remember Jesus’ crucifixion. The hours of noon to 3 p.m. are particularly significant as these commemorate the time Jesus hung on the cross. It is an especially important time to pray for the church and the world for whom Christ gave his life.

Our worship for "Godly" Friday is at 7 pm – online only.

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Passion and paradox—The Good Friday service is a penitential service, yet it is also a celebration of the good news of the cross. So, retain the paradox of the day in the form, mood, and texts of the service. Good Friday is a day in which to allow for numerous contemplative moments and to permit the power of silence, reading, and music to speak for itself.

The Good Friday service is intentionally in concert with the broad ecumenical tradition, and representative of many ecumenical aspects. It reflects a commonality with many strands of Christian tradition.

A fitting response to the hearing of the passion of Christ is intercession in the form of bidding prayers for the whole family of God (All denominations despite our theological differences) and the afflictions of the world. This is an important element of the Good Friday tradition. Such bidding prayers are signs of our joining in Christ’s priestly ministry of fully extending his arms in order to embrace all God’s people (that is, his posture on the cross).

The Service for Good Friday draws people into the story of the passion of Christ. It is composed of contrasting actions and moods of the solemn reading of the passion of Christ and, yet, a hopeful look toward the resurrection. … it is most dramatic and meaningful when all depart in silence. The service continues with the Great Vigil of Easter on Saturday, or an Easter Day service.

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