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Bethel Lutheran Church

a congregation of The Evangelical Church in America

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The Crucifixion of Our Lord
Good Friday

April 14, 2017


On this day the church gathers to hear the proclamation of the Passion, to pray for the life of the world, and to meditate on the life-giving Cross. The ancient title for this day--the Triumph of the Cross--reminds us that the church gathers to offer thanksgiving for the wood of the tree on which hung our salvation.

 Prayer of the Day

Almighty God, we ask you to look with mercy on your family, for whom our Lord Jesus Christ was willing to be betrayed and 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.

Readings:

Isaiah 52:13--53:12

Psalm 22

Hebrews 10:16-25

John 18:1--19:42