Listen and Participate in Good Friday Worship Services
Please join the members of Grace Lutheran Church, the members of St. Cuthbert’s Anglican Church and and the members of Holy Spirit of Peace Anglican Lutheran Church for two different styles of Good Friday worship on April 2. For those wanting to experience both services, it is recommended that you participate in the online service at St Cuthbert’s on Friday morning and the online service at Holy Spirit of Peace on Friday afternoon.
On Good Friday, the second day of the Triduum, we are reminded of the day experienced by Jesus and his disciples during which Jesus was crucified and buried.
At St. Cuthbert’s, the Good Friday worship begins with the Ministry of the Word, including the Passion account from John’s Gospel, followed by the Solemn Intercessions, the Meditation on the Cross of Jesus, and the offering of Spiritual Communion to close out our service together. During this worship service, we are going to engage in a practice called Spiritual Communion. Because we are unable to gather in person for our sacred meal, we will do what Christians have done since the earliest days of the church when they have not been able to share the bread and wine of the Eucharist together. We will express our desire for Jesus by quietly praying a prayer that expresses our need to be nourished by the body and blood of our Lord in unity with our sisters and brothers in Christ.
Good Friday Worship Service – as hosted by Holy Spirit of Peace
At Holy Spirit of Peace, Good Friday is marked with a quiet, prayerful, reflective service. We hear familiar passages from Isaiah and Hebrews that offer a lens through which to view Christ’s actions on that day and their eternal impact. We pray the bidding prayers, a series of intercessions for the church, creation and all God’s people throughout the world. We journey together through the Stations of the Cross, hearing the story of Jesus’ passion and pausing at each station for personal reflection and prayer. The service concludes with a Litany of Confession modeled on the Solemn Reproaches of the Cross, a traditional Good Friday liturgy first used in the Middle Ages. We then depart in silent contemplation. We hope joining us for Good Friday will deepen and enrich your Holy Week experience this year.