Rev Rita’s Message – Listen to the full message here
To begin play Beneath the Cross of Jesus https://youtu.be/7jUMS5p4I4o
Then pray- God of Love, as we come to remember the events surrounding Jesus’ final hours of life, open our eyes to see the beauty of Jesus’ self-giving love, and by your Spirit work in our faith community a desire and commitment to serve each other and our hurting world. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Play When I Survey the Wondrous Cross https://youtu.be/4_fvFfPqjO4
Watch the video Seven Last Words of Christ https://youtu.be/7R5HB8HWPPU
Pray this prayer- Jesus, today we have paused to remember your sacrificial love that shone light into the darkness, that bore life from emptiness, that revealed hope out of devastation, that spoke truth through incrimination, that released freedom in spite of imprisonment and brought us forgiveness instead of punishment. Thank you that we can now walk in the light of your life, hope, truth, freedom, and forgiveness this day and everyday. Amen.
Play Were you there? https://youtu.be/q8bHyNrIhNM
To end this time of worship say- Do not hurry away from the cross. Linger near to survey, stand, to ponder our Savior’s suffering and death. Consider, carefully and well the preciousness of his sacrifice for you, the greatness of his mercy towards you. Then depart from Golgotha confidently, knowing that the Spirit will keep you in your crucified Savior’s strong embrace and prompt you to trust him always. The God of peace will go with you. Amen.