Pastor Mary Stewart  Home# 814-897-0991   - cell# 814-881-9141 email - mcstewart@roadrunner.com
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(Liturgy is based on selected passages from Matthew 26:14-27:54.)

Pastor:    Jesus spent his life teaching us the meaning of love…

              He brought a simple message: Love God, love yourself, and love one another.

All:         We gather in the name of Jesus and remember the way that he showed us. 
We gather to remember not just his death, but his life.


Hymn                     “His Name is Wonderful”                      UMH #174


Pastor:    The way of Jesus goes through the cross, but we are not there yet…

              God saved once.  God saves forevermore.

All:         God saved the Israelites at Passover, and revealed that it is God who reigns,
not the Pharaoh.  Our God saved once.  God saves forevermore.


Hymn                “O God Our Help in Ages Past”                 UMH #117

                                          (verses 1, 2, 6)



Sacrament of Holy Communion


Pastor:    Even as they were sharing this sacred meal together,
the disciples were not of one heart…

              All of the disciples were deeply saddened, and they asked:

All:         I would never betray you, Lord.  It’s not me, is it?

Pastor:    On the night in which Jesus was betrayed…

              as we proclaim the mystery of faith.

All:         Christ has died. Christ is risen.  Christ will come again.

Pastor:    Pour out your Holy Spirit…

              all honor and glory is yours, almighty Father now and forever.

Communion in Silence


Pastor:    When the holy meal had been shared, the disciples
began to argue over which one would be the greatest…

              the disciples seemed to be growing anxious. Peter proclaimed:

All:       “Lord, I am ready to go with you to prison and to death.”



Pastor:    And Jesus replied, “I tell you, Peter, the cock will not crow this day until you have denied three times that you know me.”

Hymn                                                                       TFWS #2112

“Jesus Walked This Lonesome Valley”


Pastor:    Afterwards, Jesus led his disciples to the Garden of Gethsemane...

              Get up and pray that you may not come to into the time of trial”

All:       Judas said to Jesus, “Rabbi” and kissed him.  Then they came and grabbed Jesus and arrested him.


Hymn                     “Go to Dark Gethsemane”                      UMH #290

(verse 1, 2)


Pastor:    There was a brief skirmish at the arrest…

              “This man was also with him.”

All:         “Woman, I do not know him.”

Pastor:    A little later someone else, on seeing him said, “You also are one of them.”

All:         “Man, I am not.”

Pastor:    Then about an hour later still another kept insisting, “Surely this man was with him; for he is a Galilean.”

All:         “I do not know what you are talking about.  I do not know Jesus.”

Pastor:    At that moment, while he was still speaking, the cock crowed.  The Lord turned and looked at Peter.  Then Peter remembered what Jesus had said to him, and he wept bitterly.


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

                                            (verses 1,2)



Reflection on the Word                                                             “Judas or Peter”


Hymn                           “Were You There”                            #288


Stripping of the table

(All of the items that adorn the Lord’s table

are removed in silence)


There will be no sending forth or postlude.  People are asked to leave in silence and return for Easter Sunday service.



Friday,  March 25  7:00 pm Good Friday Serviced at Christ UMC
Sunday, March 27 
9:30 am  Easter Services  10:45 Easter Brunch


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