Pastor Mary Stewart  Home# 814-897-0991   - cell# 814-881-9141 email - mcstewart@roadrunner.com
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The Approach to God

Prelude                      “El Shaddai”                 Helen Hedderick


Leader: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

People:                        Amen.

*Hymn              “What Wondrous Love Is This”           UMH #292

                                                                                           verses 1-2

The Service of the Word

Prayer for Illumination

Scripture Reading                               John 13:1-17, 31b-35


Sacrament of Holy Communion


The Service of Shadows

The Shadow of Betrayal

Scripture                                                          Matthew 26:20-25

Response     “Alas, and Did My Savior Bleed”          UMH #294

                                                                                       verses 1-2

The Shadow of the Agony of Spirit and Arrest

Scripture                                                          Matthew 26:36-50

Response           “Go to Dark Gethsemane”                UMH #290

                                                                                       verses 1-2

The Shadow of Denial

Scripture                                                          Matthew 26:69-75

Response                     “Judas, Peter”           Poem by Luci Shaw

The Shadow of Accusation

Scripture                                               Matthew 27:11-14, 20-29

Instrumental Response                                       Helen Hedderick

O The Deep Love Of Jesus

(In the setting of Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring)

The Shadow of Crucifixion and Humiliation

Scripture                     Matthew 27:31-43


Instrumental Response                                               Joan Miller

Via Dolorosa”

 The Shadow of Death

Scripture                                                          Matthew 27:45-54

Response “When I Survey the Wondrous Cross”      UMH #298

                                                                                       verses 1-3

The Shadow of Burial

Scripture                                                          Matthew 27:57-60

Response                “Were You There?”                     UMH #288

Silent Meditation

*Hymn          “When I Survey the Wondrous Cross”      UMH #298

                                                                                            verse 4

Leader: May Jesus Christ who for our sakes became obedient unto death, even death on a cross, keep you and strengthen you.

People:                        Amen.

The People Leave in Silence

Join us…

Friday, April 14

            7:00 p.m.          Good Friday Service at Lakewood UMC

Sunday, April 16

            9:00 a.m.           Outdoor gathering in front of Sanctuary

            9:30 a.m.           Easter Worship Celebration

Following worship—Children’s Easter Celebration


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