Good Friday and Easter Sunday

Waaaa hoo!

At last, we are rounding the final bend. On the home straight. Almost there.

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Plus, of course, your freshly-hatched liturgy resources for Good Friday and Easter Sunday. Good Friday has confessions based on Isaiah, while Easter Sunday uses Romans. The two days have mirror blessings and dismissals, which links the perspectives.


Good Friday

Isaiah 52:13-53:12, Hebrews 4:14-16, 5:7-9, John 18:1-19:42

Confession and Absolution

Surely, he has borne our infirmities and carried our diseases,
yet we accounted him stricken, struck down by God, and afflicted.

Like sheep, we all have gone astray;
we all have turned to our own way.

But he was wounded for our transgressions,
crushed for our iniquities.

Like sheep, we all have gone astray;
we all have turned to our own way.

upon him was the punishment that made us whole,
and by his bruises we are healed.

Like sheep, we all have gone astray;
we all have turned to our own way.

But we have a great High Priest who has passed through the heavens,
even Jesus, the Son of God,
who bore the sin of many,
and made intercession for the transgressors.

Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace,
that we may obtain mercy
and find grace in time of need.

Blessing and Dismissal

On this day of sadness,
on this day of deep darkness,
on this day of weeping and woe,
may you know the strength of Lord who laid down his life,
may you know the peace of the Prince who forgave to the very end,
may you know the victory of the Crucified who cried ‘It is accomplished!’

Go now, and wait with the disciples,
for the birdsong and dawning light,
for the revealing of God’s glory.
In the name of Christ,
Amen.


Easter

Romans 6:3-11, Luke 24:1-12

Confession and Absolution

Freed from the dominion of sin, we have lived as still enslaved.
Forgive us, Lord.
Forgive us and help us.

United with God through Christ, we have lived as still far off.
Forgive us, Lord.
Forgive us and help us.

Raised with Christ triumphant, we have lived as still in the tomb.
Forgive us, Lord.
Forgive us and help us.

May the God who raised Christ from the dead
free us from the power of sin and death
that we might walk in newness of life
and live to his praise and glory.
Amen.

Blessing and Dismissal

On this day of rejoicing,
on this day of perfect hope,
on this day of courage and expectation,
may you know the strength of the Lord who conquered death,
may you know the peace of the one who calls you by name,
may you know the victory of Christ’s resurrection, day by day.

Go now, and rejoice with the disciples,
as they run and tell the news:
He is Risen!
He is Risen Indeed! Alleluia!


One thought on “Good Friday and Easter Sunday

  1. Love this visual of the crosses and the tomb! Following your copyright notes and will be attributing in the PowerPoint on Sunday morning for All-Age worship

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