Worship Service for Good Friday, April 15, 2022 at 10:30AM In-Person and Online

Stations of the Cross

Please note that hymns marked with an * indicate when you are invited to stand. Hymns will not be announced during the service.

Prologue: Good Friday Canticle (Plainsong)

Introit: “Out of the Depths” (C. Schalk)

Invocation: PWS&D Insert

Jesus is Condemned to Death
Mark 15:1-5
Sonnet 1
Choir: “Ah, Holy Jesu” (Herzliebster Jesu)

Jesus is Given His Cross
John 19:16b-17
Sonnet II
*Hymn #232 “Alone you once went forth” (Bangor)

Jesus Falls the First Time
Sonnet III
Passion Chorale (organ) (arr. D. Bedard)

Simon of Cyrene Carries the Cross
Luke 23:26
Sonnet V
*Hymn: #211 “Take up your cross” (Hesperus)

Jesus Falls the Second Time
Sonnet VII
Passion Chorale (organ – var. 1) (arr. D. Bedard)

Jesus Meets the Women of Jerusalem
Luke 23:27-31
Sonnet VIII
Choir: “Drop, drop slow tears” (Gibbons/Blackwell)

Jesus Falls the Third Time
Sonnet IX
Passion Chorale (organ – var. II) (arr. D. Bedard)

Crucifixion: Jesus is Nailed to The Cross
Luke 23:33-43
Sonnet XI
*Hymn: #205 “O love, how deep” (verses 1,4, & 6) (Puer Nobis Nascitur)

Jesus Dies on the Cross
Luke 23:44-46
Sonnet XII
Choir: “When I survey the wondrous cross” (African Hymntune)

Jesus’ Body is Taken Down From the Cross
John 19:31-39
Sonnet XIII
Choir: “God so loved the world” (J. Stainer)

Jesus Is Laid in the Tomb
John 19:40-42
Sonnet XIV
Choir: “Were you there” (arr. H. Hopson)


Silent Meditation

(the congregation may depart at will)

Good Friday (ZOOM Meeting Information)

GOOD FRIDAY – we are hosting a LIVE Zoom Worship Experience at 10:30AM. Rev. John will be continuing his sermon series on the Theology of Rice and Lloyd Webber’s Jesus Christ Superstar. We have posted an outline of the service along with songs that you are encouraged to listen to before and after the service from your own device to improve your experience. It can be found here: https://standrewsguelph.com/2020/04/09/good-friday-on-zoom/

Just a reminder on how to navigate this platform. You can access these gatherings in a variety of ways. You can simply click on the link below and your computer will take you to the meeting (often by asking if you want to launch Zoom Meetings – click open). You will need to enter a password – 182812 will be the permanent password for all St. Andrew’s Guelph worship services. Alternatively, you could use the Zoom App on another device or phone. On these platforms you may need to enter the nine digit Zoom meeting code followed by the password. And finally, you can also call in using your regular phone (long distance rates may apply) and one of the numbers below and following the prompts.
If you are unable to access one of our worship services LIVE, please don’t worry – you can listen to recordings of our services on our website that will be posted by Tuesday at the latest.

Here’s the invitation to Good Friday by Zoom.

Time: Apr 10, 2020 10:30 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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I’ll post the details for Easter Sunday in tomorrow’s Looking Ahead Friday.

Good Friday on Zoom

Order of Service – Friday April 10, 2020 @ 10:30AM – GOOD FRIDAY

As we prepare our hearts and minds worship, I’d invite you to watch this clip before we gather for worship.

Jesus Christ Superstar (Gethsemane) – Ted Neeley 1973


Call to Worship – Responsive Insert from Presbyterian World Service and Development

Scripture Reading – Luke 22: 39 – 54

Sermon: The Theology of Rice and Lloyd Webber – “Gethsemane” by The Rev. John Borthwick

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Concluding Prayer – “LORD, WHERE ARE YOU NOW?”


I’d invite you to listen to this version of “O Sacred Head, Sore Wounded” either before or after listening to the service (interestingly, I couldn’t find the lyrics that matched this version specifically – so just sing along as best you can on your own!)

O Sacred Head! Sore Wounded performed by the Huddersfield Choral Society