In keeping with our commitment to glorify God during this time apart from each other, we have prepared a Good Friday devotional for our Cherrydale family. We hope and pray that even though we cannot be together as one church body, we can still reflect and remember, through Scripture and song, the sacrifice that Jesus made for us so that we might have everlasting life. We are encouraging everyone to join with others for this time of reflection and remembrance. Consider inviting others to join you via Zoom, FaceTime or any other safe avenue to participate together in the readings and songs.

To make things a bit easier for online participation, we have included the links to all the Scripture readings using the New American Standard Bible (NASB) and the International Children’s Bible (ICB). Parents, please feel the freedom to use this guide in whatever way works best for your family. You may want to read it through in advance to determine how many and which readings and their associated songs you will use.

You can print this page but we encourage you to keep it open to use the links as they include the words to the worship songs.

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Good Friday Worship Service Guide

Opening Prayer

Father, we come before you today full of praise and awe for your great plan of saving us from a life of sin and death. We thank you that you are a gracious God, a God who delights in us and loves us beyond measure.

Lord, as we prepare our hearts to remember Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross, we confess the times we have sinned against you with our thoughts and actions. Lord forgive us for the times we forget how much you love us or are unkind to others. [If desired, allow for a short time of silent confession.] Lord, we ask forgiveness for all our sins and know that through the blood of Jesus, we are forgiven.

Lord God, our sins are great and ever before us, but we are grateful that Jesus paid the ultimate sacrifice for our sins. As we are reflecting on this sacrifice, we ask that through the power of the Holy Spirit we remember all that Jesus has done for us. Lord, help us to remember constantly that Jesus’ death on the cross means that all who believe in Him will have everlasting life.

Lord Jesus, we thank you that your wounds have conquered sin and death, which means that we can be healed. Your power will last forever. Amen.

Readings and Songs

Read from the Prophets: Isaiah 52:13–53:12 (NASB) (ICB)
Sing: “Stricken, Smitten, and Afflicted”

Read from the Psalms: Psalm 22:1–8 (NASB) (ICB)
Sing: “How Deep the Father’s Love For Us”

Read from the Letters: Hebrews 4:14–16; 5:7–9 (NASB) (ICB)
Sing: “There Is a Fountain”

Read from the Gospels, Part 1: Mark 15:1–25 (NASB) (ICB)
Sing: “This the Power of the Cross”

Read from the Gospels, Part 2: Mark 15:26–47 (NASB) (ICB)
Sing: “Were You There”

Closing Prayer

Father in Heaven, your Son Jesus suffered in unimaginable ways for our sins. His death on the cross means that will have eternal life. Lord, thank you for the underserved gift of your Son Jesus.

Benediction

“Now may the God of peace who brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, the great shepherd of the sheep, by the blood of the eternal covenant, equip you with everything good that you may do his will, working in us that which is pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen” (Hebrews 13:20-21).

God bless you! We hope to “see” you Easter Sunday for worship online at 11:00 am via livestream