Good afternoon and welcome to our Good Friday service led by our Deacon Jean Porter.
Time to slow down. To take time to think about what Good Friday means for you and for me. To experience for ourselves, the journey to the Cross and all that takes place there. To know with certainty, that none of us is a bystander looking on. All of us are part of the Good Friday story.
Our reading is taken from Mark’s Gospel. We read verses 25,26, 33 – 39 from Chapter 15.
25 It was nine in the morning when they crucified him. 26 The written notice of the charge against him read: the king of the jews.
The death of Jesus
33 At noon, darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon. 34 And at three in the afternoon Jesus cried out in a loud voice, ‘Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani?’ (which means ‘My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?’).[b]
35 When some of those standing near heard this, they said, ‘Listen, he’s calling Elijah.’
36 Someone ran, filled a sponge with wine vinegar, put it on a staff, and offered it to Jesus to drink. ‘Now leave him alone. Let’s see if Elijah comes to take him down,’ he said.
37 With a loud cry, Jesus breathed his last.
38 The curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. 39 And when the centurion, who stood there in front of Jesus, saw how he died,[c] he said, ‘Surely this man was the Son of God!’
Thank you for joining us today, we would like to invite you to join us again live on Sunday over on our Facebook Page for our Sunrise Service at 7am and then our Easter Sunday Worship Service at 11am. Both these will be added here on our website and our YouTube channel