â€œ. . . the Dayspring from on high hath visited us, to give light to them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet unto the way of peace.â€? Luke 1:78-79 KJV
Apr. 2, 2010
United Methodist Church
Dayspring United Methodist Church A Stephen Ministry Congregation Our Mission Statement:
To create disciples of Jesus Christ who touch and inspire people through an open and diverse community April 2, 2010
*As a courtesy, please make certain your cell phone is off during worship. Thank you.
THE CHURCH GATHERS TO WORSHIP A Service of Tenebrae for Good Friday
Helmut Walcha â€œHerzliebster Jesu, was hast du verbrochenâ€? 1907-1991 Ah, holy Jesus, how has thou offended, that we to judge thee have in hate pretended? By foes derided, by thine own rejected O most afflicted!
*CALL TO WORSHIP Leader: Is it nothing to you, all ye that pass by? People: Behold, and see if there be any sorrow like unto his sorrow. Leader: God commends his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. People: Behold the Lamb of God,
which taketh away the sins of the world. *OPENING PRAYER Leader: The Lord be with you. People: And also with you. Leader: Let us pray: (a brief silence) People: Most gracious God, look with mercy upon your family gathered here for whom our Lord Jesus Christ was betrayed, given into sinful hands, and suffered death upon the cross. Strengthen our faith, and forgive our betrayals as we enter the way of his passion; through him who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, for ever and ever. Amen. *HYMN
Hymnal #287 â€œO Love Divine, What Has Thou Doneâ€?
NEW TESTAMENT READING
Mark 15 (Selected passages)
PRAYER OF CONFESSION Pastor:
Let us pray. O God, in this hour of solemn remembrance we acknowledge with sorrow and shame that our sins are such as sent our blessed Lord to the cross.
People: Lord, have mercy upon us. Pastor:
We confess with penitence that we have been slow to accept that forgiveness of sins and cleansing from all unrighteousness which by his death he sealed for us as the free gift of God.
People: Lord, have mercy upon us.
We have not always entered into the fellowship of his sufferings, and have charged thee with indifference to sorrow and pain.
People: Lord, have mercy upon us. Pastor:
Hear these words from Scripture: “The Lord is gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.”
THE LORD’S PRAYER ANTHEM
Hymnal #895 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart “Ave verum corpus” 1756-1791 The Dayspring Chorale
Hail, true body born of the Virgin Mary, Who truly suffered, sacrificed on the Cross for man, Whose pierced side overflowed with water and blood, Be for us a foretaste in the test of death.
THE PASSION OF OUR LORD THE FIRST WORD Luke 23:32-35 “Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do.” RESPONSE
Hymnal #289 “Ah, Holy Jesus”
First Candle Extinguished THE SECOND WORD Luke 23:36-43 “Today you will be with me in Paradise” RESPONSE “The Crucifixion” Carter Tholl, Soprano
Samuel Barber 1910-1991
Second Candle Extinguished THE THIRD WORD John 19:23-27 “Woman, behold your son! . . . Behold your mother!” PRAYER RESPONSE Leader: Infinite and eternal Spirit, our God and our Creator, author of all good, and never far from any of your children: We draw near to you that in fellowship with you we may receive your Spirit. May all the bonds of love and ties of friendship be made stronger and sweeter through him, who in his mortal agony was not unmindful that we need each other’s love, even Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. People: O eternal God, who alone makes us to be of one family: Help us as members of this church, faithfully to fulfill our duties to you and each other. Put far from us all unkind thoughts, anger, and evil speaking. Give us tender hearts full of affection and sympathy toward all. Grant us grace to feel the sorrow and trials of others as our own, and to bear patiently with their imperfections. Keep us from selfishness, and grant that, day by day, walking in love, we may grown in the likeness of your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. Third Candle Extinguished THE FOURTH WORD Matthew 27:45-47 “My God, my God, why has thou forsaken me?” RESPONSE
Hymnal #286 “O Sacred Head Now Wounded” Fourth Candle Extinguished
Rev. Jane Tews
THE FIFTH WORD
John 19:28-29 “I thirst”
David Lantz III “To the Cross, Lord, Lead Us Singing” The Dayspring Chorale Fifth Candle Extinguished
THE SIXTH WORD
John 19:30 “It is finished”
Craig Courtney “Behold the Lamb of God” The Dayspring Chorale Sixth Candle Extinguished
THE SEVENTH WORD Luke 23:44-49 “Father, into thy hands I commit my spirit!” RESPONSE (in unison) We confess, O God, that so often we are swept along with the crowd, rather than choosing your way of righteousness and peace. So we cry for Barabbas rather than for Christ, and that cry comes again: “Crucify him! Crucify him!” Enable us, in your great mercy, to stand in the face of opposition and pressure and be counted as disciples. And forgive us when we turn and run.
Seventh Candle Extinguished *HYMN Hymnal
#288 “Were You There”
*DISMISSAL *GOING FORTH (please depart in silence)
WERE YOU THERE
The ministers of this church are its members. Those who assist them are: Bishop Minerva Carcaño Rev. Sharon Ragland, District Superintendent Rev. Dr. Jane Tews, Senior Pastor Rev. George Smoot, Associate Pastor Rev. L. Michael Kelley, Minister of Music Carol Coleman, Minister of Spiritual Formation Jill Moyer, Church Secretary Machel Considine, Program Secretary Susie Seckel, Financial Secretary Polly Smith, Health Care Advocate Mary Sievert, Music Associate Julie Hackmann, Director of Bell Choirs Penny Carpenter, Director of Children’s Music Marla Naisant, Director of Cherub Choir Kris Schrade, Youth Ministries Coordinator Kay Luzaich, Children’s Coordinator Denise Uhrick, Nursery Coordinator Ron Venturini, Facilities Maintenance Frankie Vasquez, Custodian Linda Falk, Preschool Director Jeanie Carr, Bookkeeper* *Independent Contractor
Dayspring United Methodist Church is a welcoming congregation. We welcome all people, regardless of age, sex, race, color, ethnicity, sexual orientation, economic status, or ability into the full life of this congregation.
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