Order of Worship Good Friday 4-15


April 15, 2022 Seven O’Clock in the Evening

Minister: The Rev. Aaron Ochart     

Please silence all cell phones. 

Bold face indicates congregational participation.

* Please stand, in body or spirit


*OPENING SENTENCES   (1 Peter 2:24)

ONE: Christ Jesus bore our sins in his body on the cross so that we might not die to sin and live for righteousness. 

MANY: Blessed is the name of the Lord.



Almighty God, look with mercy on your family, for whom our Lord Jesus Christ was willing to be betrayed and be given over to the hands of sinners, and to suffer death on the cross; who now lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen. 

*HYMN      “My Song is Love Unknown”      LOVE UNKNOWN

  1. My Song is love unknown, my Savior’s love to me, 

love to the loveless shown 

that they might lovely be.

O who am I, that for my sake

My Lord should take frail flesh and die. 

  1. He came from heaven’s throne salvation to bestow;

the world that was his own 

would not its Savior know.

But O, my Friend, my Friend indeed,

who at my need his life did spend!

  1. Sometimes we strew his way, 

and his sweet praises sing,

resounding all the day hosannas to our King.

Then “Crucify!” is all our breath, 

and for his death we thirst and cry. 

  1. 4. Unheeding, we will have 

our dear Lord made a way,

a murderer to save, the prince of life to slay.

Yet steadfast he to suffering goes, 

that he his foes from thence might free.

  1. 5. Here might I stay and sing, no story so divine:

never was love, dear King, 

never was grief like thine. 

This is my Friend, in whose sweet praise

I all my days could gladly spend.               



FIRST LESSON                                                John 18:1-27

HYMN 97       “Go to Dark Gethsemane”     REDHEAD 76

  1. Go to dark Gethsemane, 

all who feel the tempter’s power;

your Redeemer’s conflict see; 

watch with him one bitter hour;

turn not from your griefs away; 

learn from Jesus Christ to pray.

  1. Follow to the judgment hall; 

view the Lord of life arraigned;

O the wormwood and the and the gall! 

O the pangs his soul sustained!

Shun not suffering, shame, or loss; 

learn from him to bear the cross. 

  1. Calvary’s mournful mountain climb; 

there adoring at his feet, 

mark that miracle of time, 

God’s own sacrifice complete; 

“It is finished!” hear him cry. 

Learn from Jesus Christ to die. 

SECOND LESSON                        John 18:28-19:16a

HYMN 101    “When I Survey the Wondrous Cross”          HAMBURG

  1. When I survey the wondrous cross 

on which the Prince of glory died, 

my richest gain I count as loss, 

and pour contempt on all my pride. 

  1. See, from his head, his hands, his feet, 

sorrow and love flow mingled down;

did e’er such love and sorrow meet,

or thorns compose so rich a crown. 

THIRD LESSON                             John 19:16b-30

HYMN 78       “Alas! and Did My Savior Bleed”           MARTYRDOM

  1. Alas! and did my Savior bleed, 

and did my Sovereign die!

Would he devote that sacred head 

for sinners such as I! 

  1. Was it for sins that I have done 

he suffered on the tree?

Amazing pity! Grace unknown! 

And love beyond degree! 

  1. Well might the sun in darkness hide 

and shut its glories in,

when Christ the great Redeemer died, 

for human creatures’ sin. 

  1. But drops of grief can ne’er repay 

the debt of love I owe;

here, Lord, I give myself away; 

‘tis all that I can do. 


…Lord we ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen. 

THIRD LESSON                         John 19:31-37

HYMN                “Were You There?”                  

  1. Were you there 

when they crucified my Lord?

Were you there 

when they crucified my Lord?

O! Sometimes it causes me to tremble, 

tremble, tremble.

Were you there 

when they crucified my Lord? 

  1. Were you there 

when they nailed him to the tree?

  1. Were you there 

when they pierced him in the side?

  1. Were you there 

when the sun refused to shine?

  1. Were you there 

when they laid him in a tomb? 

FOURTH LESSON                      John 19:38-42


ONE: This is the cross 

that held the Savior of the world.

MANY: Come, Let us Worship God. (3x)

…Holy God

Holy and mighty,

Holy immortal One,

have mercy on us.      

Participating in today’s service are Rev. Aaron Ochart, Pastor; Louise Ochart, CE Leader; Sam Garnett, Music Director; and Kelly Cuppett, Asst. Music Director. Appreciation to Dennis Lauland, Mike Fortin, and David Garland for the video production of today’s service. 

The Scripture quotations contained herein are from the New Revised Standard Version of the Bible, copyright © 1989, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of Churches of Christ in the U.S.A. Used by Permission. All Rights Reserved.  


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