Good Friday

Join us at 6pm as we remember the crucifixion of Jesus.

Renewed Forgiveness

As they went out, they found a man of Cyrene, Simon by name. They compelled this man to carry his cross. And when they came to a place called Golgotha (which means Place of a Skull), they offered him wine to drink, mixed with gall, but when he tasted it, he would not drink it. And when they had crucified him, they divided his garments among them by casting lots. Then they sat down and kept watch over him there. And over his head they put the charge against him, which read, “This is Jesus, the King of the Jews.” Then two robbers were crucified with him, one on the right and one on the left. And those who passed by derided him, wagging their heads and saying, “You who would destroy the temple and rebuild it in three days, save yourself! If you are the Son of God, come down from the cross.” So also the chief priests, with the scribes and elders, mocked him, saying, “He saved others; he cannot save himself. He is the King of Israel; let him come down now from the cross, and we will believe in him. He trusts in God; let God deliver him now, if he desires him. For he said, ‘I am the Son of God.’” And the robbers who were crucified with him also reviled him in the same way.

Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land until the ninth hour. And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, “Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?” that is, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” And some of the bystanders, hearing it, said, “This man is calling Elijah.” And one of them at once ran and took a sponge, filled it with sour wine, and put it on a reed and gave it to him to drink. But the others said, “Wait, let us see whether Elijah will come to save him.” And Jesus cried out again with a loud voice and yielded up his spirit.

And behold, the curtain of the temple was torn in two, from top to bottom. And the earth shook, and the rocks were split. The tombs also were opened. And many bodies of the saints who had fallen asleep were raised, and coming out of the tombs after his resurrection they went into the holy city and appeared to many. When the centurion and those who were with him, keeping watch over Jesus, saw the earthquake and what took place, they were filled with awe and said, “Truly this was the Son of God!”

– Matthew 27:32-50

Suffering Servant

Dustin Kensrue

His appearance was so badly marred

He could not have been recognized

So disfigured, so beyond all human likeness

That we hid our eyes

Though he carried all our griefs and bore our sorrows

We esteemed him not

But despised him and considered him afflicted

And as one reviled by God

Though all of us have gone astray

Though all have turned to their own ways

The Lord has laid our wickedness on him

His punishment has brought us peace

And crushed for our iniquities

He died to save his people from their sin

He was stricken, and though pierced for our transgressions

He did not lash out

But was silent, like a lamb led to the slaughter

So he opened not his mouth

The might of Yahweh stands revealed!

And by his wounds we are all healed!

He offered up his soul to death

He poured it out till none was left

He died but now shall rise and surely see

The many he has righteous made

And satisfied, his work surveyed

The man of sorrows evermore shall be

On high, exalted, lifted up

The righteous servant raised above

His might hand shall work the will of God

The nations all shall hear and see

Astonished at his victory

The kings of men will shut their mouths in awe