Good Friday Bulletin & Announcements


Easter Sunday Worship Services Davenport Lutheran 9:00am Norman Lutheran 11:00am There will be an Easter Egg Hunt at both churches following Worship.

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Norman Davenport Parish Good Friday Worship Service April 15th, 2022 Pastor Katie Kringstad CALL TO WORSHIP: Isaiah 53:4-6 Surely, he took up our infirmities and carried our sorrows, yet we considered him stricken by God, smitten by him, and afflicted. But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed. All we, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to his own way; and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all. PRAYER OF THE DAY (ELW p. 262) Let us pray. A brief silence is kept before the prayer. Almighty God, look with loving mercy on your family, for whom our Lord Jesus Christ was willing to be betrayed, to be given over to the hands of sinners, and to suffer death on the cross; who now lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen. HYMN In the Cross of Christ I Glory (#324) LITANY OF REMEMBRANCE Let us remember Jesus: who, though rich, became poor and dwelt among us, who was mighty indeed, healing the sick and the troubled, who, as a teacher to his disciples, was their companion and servant. May we ever be grateful for Jesus the Christ and what he has done for us. Let us remember Jesus who prayed for the forgiveness of those who rejected him and for the perfecting of those who received him, who loved all people, and prayed for them, even if they denied and rejected him who hated sin because he knew the cost of pride and selfishness, of cruelty and hatred, both to people and to God. May we ever be grateful for Jesus the Christ and what he has done for us. Let us remember Jesus, who humbled himself, obedient unto the cross. God has exalted him who has redeemed us from the bondage of sin and given us new freedom. May we ever be grateful for Jesus the Christ and what he has done and continues to do for us. HYMN Jesus, Keep Me Near the Cross (335) THE FIRST WORD "Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing." Luke 23:34. Reading: Psalm 51:1-14 Prayer on the First Word from the Cross Almighty God, to whom your crucified Son prayed for the forgiveness of those who did not know what they were doing, grant that we, too, may be included in that prayer. Whether we sin out of ignorance or intention, be merciful to us and grant us your acceptance and peace: in the name of Jesus Christ, our suffering Savior. Amen. HYMN What Wonderous Love is This (666) vs 1-2 THE SECOND WORD "Today you will be with me in Paradise" Luke 23:43 Reading: ]ohn 14:1-6 Prayer on the Second Word from the Cross O Lord Jesus Christ, who promised to the repentant the joy of paradise, enable us by the Holy Spirit to repent and to receive your grace in this world and in the world to come. Amen. HYMN What Wonderous Love is This (666) vs 3-4 THE THIRD WORD "Dear woman, here is your son." "Here is your mother." John 19:26-27 Reading: Mark 3:31-35 Prayer on the Third Word from the Cross O Blessed Savior, who in your hours of greatest suffering expressed compassion for your mother and made arrangements for her care, grant that we who seek to follow your example may show our concern for the needs of others, reaching out to provide for those who suffer in our human family. Hear this our prayer for your mercy's sake. Amen. HYMN When I Survey the Wonderous Cross (803) 1-2 THE FOURTH WORD "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?" Matthew 27:46 Reading: Psalm 22:1-11 Prayer on the Fourth Word from the Cross Almighty God, who forsook your Son upon the cross showing the world your judgment upon human sin and guilt, grant us, upon hearing his cry, the grace to know and believe that we will never be forsaken, that he is present with us even to the end of the age: for the sake of Jesus Christ who bore our sins on the cross. Amen. HYMN When I Survey The Wonderous Cross (803) 3-4 THE FIFTH WORD "I am thirsty." John 19:28 Reading: Isaiah 55:1-5 Prayer on the Fifth Word from the Cross O blessed Savior, whose lips were dry and whose throat was parched, grant us the water of life that we who thirst after righteousness may find it quenched by your love and mercy, leading us to bring this same relief to others. Amen. HYMN Were You There (353) vs 1-2 THE SIXTH WORD "It is finished." John 19:30 Reading: Luke 13:31-35 Prayer on the Sixth Word from the Cross O Lord Jesus Christ, who finished the work that you were sent to do, enable us by your Holy Spirit to be faithful to our call. Grant us strength to bear our crosses and endure our sufferings, even unto death. Enable us to live and love so faithfully that we also become good news to the world, joining your witness. O Christ, in whose name we pray. Amen. HYMN Were You There (353) vs 3-5 THE SEVENTH WORD "Father, into your hands I commit my spirit." Luke 23:46 Reading: Luke 2:29-35 Prayer on the Seventh Word from the Cross Father, into whose hands your Son Jesus Christ commended his spirit, grant that we too, following his example, may in all of life and at the moment of our death entrust our lives into your faithful hands of love. In the name of Jesus who gave his life for us all. Amen. DARKNESS TOLLING OF THE BELL BENEDICTION

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