Good Friday – April 10th Service


THE THEME OF THE DAY: Tearing Down the Spite House Job 42:7-9


P:: In the name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit.
C: Amen.

P: Father, As we gather together today, we remember the supreme sacrifice of our beautiful King, the Lord Jesus Christ. Led like a lamb to the slaughter, clothed in humility and grace, he willing offered himself to death so that we might live forever. We are truly thankful for the extent of his love, stretched out on a cruel wooden cross. We dwell on the pain he bore for us and are truly grateful for the forgiveness that he offers. As we worship and praise Him now, help us to live in the wonder of this goodness and marvel at his endless grace; this we pray through Jesus Christ our Lord, who with You and the Holy Spirit are one God, now and forever. Amen.

HYMN No 440

“Jesus, I Will Ponder Now” (vss. 1, 2)
Jesus, I will ponder now On your holy Passion;
With Your Spirit me endow For such meditation.
Grant that I in love and faith May the image cherish
Of your suff’ring, pain, and death That I may not perish.

Make me see Your great distress, Anguish, and affliction,
Bonds and stripes and wretchedness And Your crucifixion;
Make me see how scourge and rod, Spear and nails did wound You,
How for them You died, O God, Who with thorns had crowned You.


P: Lord Jesus Christ,
we confess we have failed you as did your first disciples.
We ask for your mercy and your help.
When we take our ease rather than watch with you:
Lord, forgive us.
C: Christ have mercy.

P: When we bestow a kiss of peace
yet nurse enmity in our hearts:
Lord, forgive us.
C: Christ have mercy.

P: When we strike at those who hurt us
rather than stretch out our hands to bless:
Lord, forgive us.
C: Christ have mercy.

P: When we deny that we know you
for fear of the world and its scorn:
Lord, forgive us.
C: Christ have mercy.

P: Almighty God, our heavenly Father, who of his great mercy has promised forgiveness of sins to
all who, with true repentance and faith, turn unto him; Have mercy upon you; pardon and
deliver you from all your sins; confirm and strengthen you in all goodness; and bring you to
everlasting life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

HYMN No 440

“Jesus, I Will Ponder Now” (vs. 6)
Graciously my faith renew; Help me bear my crosses,
Learning humbleness from you, Peace mid pain and losses.
May I give You love for love! Hear me, O my Savior,
That I may in heav’n above Sing Your praise forever.


P: We pray You, O Lord, to keep our tongues from evil and our lips from speaking deceit, that as Your holy angels continually sing praises to You in heaven, so may we at all times glorify you on earth, through Jesus Christ, Our Lord.
C: Amen.


1 Peter 3:8–12 (Suffering for Righteousness’ Sake)
Finally, all of you, have unity of mind, sympathy, brotherly love, a tender heart, and a humble mind.
Do not repay evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary, bless, for to this you were
called, that you may obtain a blessing. For
“Whoever desires to love life
and see good days,
let him keep his tongue from evil
and his lips from speaking deceit;
let him turn away from evil and do good;
let him seek peace and pursue it.
For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous,
and his ears are open to their prayer.
But the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.”


Job 42:7–9 (My servant Job will pray for you)
After the LORD had spoken these words to Job, the LORD said to Eliphaz the Temanite: “My
anger burns against you and against your two friends, for you have not spoken of me what is right,
as my servant Job has. Now therefore take seven bulls and seven rams and go to my servant Job
and offer up a burnt offering for yourselves. And my servant Job shall pray for you, for I will accept
his prayer not to deal with you according to your folly. For you have not spoken of me what is right,
as my servant Job has.” So Eliphaz the Temanite and Bildad the Shuhite and Zophar the
Naamathite went and did what the LORD had told them, and the LORD accepted Job’s prayer.


“Job: Blessed Be the Name of the Lord: Tearing Down the Spite House”
Job 42:7-9 Pastor Vern


John Chapters 18-19 (The Lord’s Passion)
Video Clip taken from the movie, “St. John’s Gospel”(2003)



(Surely He Has Borne our Griefs) Isaiah 50:6-8; 53:3-12
P: He gave his back to the smiters and his cheeks to those
who pulled out his beard.
C: He hid not his face from shame and spitting.

P: He set his face like flint.
C: He knows he shall not be put to shame.

P: The LORD God helps him.
C: Who will declare him guilty? — Isaiah 50:6-8

P: He was despised and rejected by men.
C: A man of sorrows and acquainted with grief.

P: As one from whom men hide their faces
C: He was despised, and we esteemed him not.

P: Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows.
C: Amen.

(silent meditation and confession of our private sins)

P: Yet we esteemed him stricken, smitten by God and afflicted.
C: But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities.

P: Upon him was the chastisement that made us whole, and with his stripes we are healed.
C: All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way;

P: And the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all.
C: He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth;

P: Like a lamb that is led to the slaughter, and like a sheep that before its shearers is dumb, so he opened not his mouth.
C: By oppression and judgement he was taken away;

P: And as for his generation, who considered that he was cut off out of the land of the living, stricken for the transgression of my people?
C: And they made his grave with the wicked and with a rich man in his death,

P: Although he had done no violence, and there was no deceit in his mouth.
C: Yet it was the will of the Lord to bruise him; he has put him to grief;

P: When he makes himself an offering for sin, he shall see his offspring, he shall prolong his days;
C: The will of the Lord shall prosper in his hand; he shall see the fruit of the travail of his soul and be satisfied.

P: By his knowledge shall the righteous one, my servant, make many to be accounted righteous; and he shall bear their iniquities.
C: Therefore I will divide him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong;

P: Because he poured out his soul to death, and was numbered with the transgressors;
C: Yet he bore the sin of many, and has made intercession for the transgressors.

Isaiah 53:3-12


(Matthew 6:9-13)
P: Remember us in Your kingdom, Lord, and teach us to pray:
All: Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name,
thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses
as we forgive those who trespass against us;

and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory
forever and ever. Amen.

HYMN No. 449

“O Sacred Head, Now Wounded” (vss. 1-3)
O sacred Head, now wounded, With grief and shame weighed down,
Now scornfully surrounded With thorns, Thine only crown.
O sacred Head, what glory What bliss, till now was Thine!
Yet, though despised and gory, I joy to call Thee mine!

What Thou, my Lord, has suffered Was all for sinners’ gain;
Mine, mine was the transgression, But Thine the deadly pain.
Lo, here I fall, my Savior! ‘Tis I deserve Thy place;
Look on me with Thy favor, And grant to me Thy grace.

What language shall I borrow To thank Thee, dearest Friend,
For this Thy dying sorrow, Thy pity without end?
O make me Thine forever! And should I fainting be,
Lord, let me never, never, Outlive my love for Thee.


Merciful, eternal God, You did not spare Your own Son, but gave Him up for us all to bear our sins on the cross. Give our hearts such faith that we may never be frightened or despair; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

For Easter

Read Job 19:23–26 and answer these questions:
1. Why is this the most important section in the book of Job?
2. What will Job’s Redeemer do for him? For you?