Friday, April 02, 2010


Good Friday Communion Worship @ Tinney Chapel

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Good Friday, Great Friday, Holy Friday, Black Friday

These are some of the designations for this high, holy day in the Christian calendar. Choose the one that speaks most eloquently to you.

Today’s Communion Worship Service is based on the Taize’ Community, an ecumenical Christian monastic order in Taize’, Saone-et-Loire, Burgundy, France, where our Pastor (Rev. Sue Gross) has worshiped in person.

Today, our church is draped in darkness during Scripture readings, congregational song, silent meditation and time spent in personal connection with the Cross of Christ. The songs are prayers for the heart to sing. Brother Roger of the Taize' Community says that when we sing, we pray twice. Amen to that!

Christ Himself bore our sins in His Body on the tree that we might die to sin and live to righteousness.

Grant that we, who glory in this death for our salvation, may also glory in His call to take up our cross and follow Him; through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen again.

Today, Scriptures were read by Lay Readers Cheryl Ann Newton and Joe Dan Boyd:

Psalm 134:1-3
Isaiah 40:25-31
Luke 22:7-20
Luke 22:31-45
Luke 23:18-43

Special songs, interspersed with meditation, for this service:

Bless The Lord
Wait For The Lord
Eat This Bread
Stay With Me)
Jesus, Remember Me

After the draped cross was unwrapped and resting on the floor, the congregation moved as a group to meditate over the Cross of Christ, some actually touching the Cross, then after meditation, all rose and left in silence.

None will forget to remember this Holy Friday Communion Service.

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