HOLY SATURDAY

CALL TO WORSHIP

Lord, you know the weight of true darkness. Your bones have been broken and you have cried out in affliction
Let us remember the darkness. 

Lord, you know deafening silence. You were buried and laid to rest for three days. 
Let us remember the silence. 

In moments of darkness and silence you plant seeds of hope. 
Today we wait quietly for the hope of the salvation of the Lord. 

For you will not cast us off forever, nor hold your goodness from us. 
In silence, our souls seek after the Lord. 
In silence, we anticipate the glory of new life. 
In silence, we ponder your faithfulness across the generations. 

For the Lord is good to those who wait for him and brings new life to those who seek after his salvation.

On Holy Saturday we contemplate the silence of Christ in the grave. 

Call to Worship - Allie Watson
Matthew 27:57-66 - Cassandra Fowler
Lamentations 3:1-9, 19-24: Carrie Thompson
Reflection on Holy Saturday - Mark Bergin
"Raise Us to New Life" - written by Kaitlyn Kleffman & Samantha Connour
Benediction - Wes Oaks


GOOD FRIDAY

On Good Friday we reflect on the day Jesus willingly suffered and died by crucifixion as the ultimate sacrifice for our sins.

Call to Worship - Cassandra Fowler
John 18:1-19:42 - Acacia Bergin
Reflection on Good Friday - David MacKay
"Kingdom's Kin" - written by Kaitlyn Kleffman
Benediction - Wes Oaks

CALL TO WORSHIP

What we wanted was simple:
A political revolution
The payment of our bills
The fixing of our oh so mundane problems
A genie and a self help book
Eat
Pray
Love
Instead He gave a cross
Two unlikely pieces of wood
And a man to hang there
A crown of thorns
The king of Jews
With a kingdom unseen, untouched
So quickly did we give Him up
Still give Him up
Abandoned the man who came to testify to the Truth
A Truth that gets stuck in our throats
Catches in our mouths
We can barely comprehend it
Struggle to say it
Fail to believe it
We heap blame
With Stockholm syndrome we prefer our cage
Like babies we are dependent on Him to feed us
Yet used the breath He gave us to find Him superfluous
But it is finished. 

 

Pierced feet, pierced hands
The blood-stained son of man
Who traded his perfection for our sin
His righteousness for our selfishness
And these two unlikely pieces of wood
Become a symbol of his sacrifice
A picture of what love looks like
More painful than we can bare to witness
So real it stirs our hearts within us
It is that blood-stained son of man
Who traded his perfection for our sin
We have no need for genies.   

- authored by Cassandra Fowler


MAUNDY THURSDAY

CALL TO WORSHIP

Children, come and receive Jesus Christ.
He has come wearing flesh, the one mediator between God and man,
offering peace with God in Himself.
Take and eat and delight in fellowship with your Father. 
He has come drawing near to sinners,
offering life to the very ones who would doubt and betray him.
His life of obedience and faith is given freely, repent and believe!
Drink and rejoice, Christ’s righteousness is yours!
He has come taking sin upon himself, submitting to the way of the cross, crucifying and resurrecting our fallen humanity. 
Come and live in his resurrected life, for this is his body and blood given for you.
Children, come and behold our self-giving Lord. 
May we trust in the true nourishment of this feast that leads to eternal life. 

Today we reflect on Maundy Thursday, which commemorates the Last Supper and Jesus washing the feet of his disciples.

Call to Worship - Carrie Thompson
Matthew 26:17-30 - Liann Jensen
Reflection on Maundy Thursday - Confesor Martinez
"Help My Unbelief" - written by Samantha Connour
Benediction - Wes Oaks 


SPY WEDNESDAY

CALL TO WORSHIP

Brothers and Sisters, our God is a loving Father
We come boldly to you, God. We are safe in your arms.

He invites us all to sit, none are turned away from this table.
We are hungry for life, God, fill us with yourself.

Our God is vulnerable with us,
He embraces us as we continue to throw punches,
He takes off his armor though we do not lay down our swords.
You alone are love, O God,
and to you we cry out Abba, Father.

Spy Wednesday is traditionally thought of as the day Judas conspired with local authorities to betray Jesus.

Call to Worship - Abbey Kosterman
Matthew 26:14-25 - Blinn Connour
Reflection on Spy Wednesday - Stan Dyl
"Psalm 92" - written by Samantha Connour
Benediction - Wes Oaks 

music mixed & mastered by Alec Watson
produced at edited by David MacKay


HOLY TUESDAY

CALL TO WORSHIP

Let all the earth be silent before the Lord our God. 
Though we accuse Him of being far off, He is our Shepherd.
Though we trust in our efforts, He is our salvation.
Though we deny Him, He is our peace.
When death loomed before Him, he did not look for an escape.
When he was wrongfully accused, He did not seek vindication. 
When the wrath of God was upon Him, He bore it unto death. 
Who is like him in all the earth?
Where else can hope be found?


Our Father, as we prepare to worship, teach us to forsake our self-preserving and self-exalting thoughts.  We need to be saved in the name of the one who gave himself over to death to defeat it. He is Jesus: our perfect sacrifice, and the light of the World. 

We look to Him, Amen.

On Holy Tuesday we reflect on the foreshadowing of the events of Holy Week throughout Scripture. 

Call to Worship - Liann Jensen
Scripture Reading - Abbey Kosterman
Reflection on Holy Tuesday - Jordan Koczot
"Psalm 23" - written by Alec Watson
Benediction - Wes Oaks 

music mixed & mastered by Alec Watson
produced at edited by David MacKay


HOLY MONDAY

In this episode, we are considering the significance and meaning of Palm Sunday as we enter Holy Week. 

Call to Worship - Erin Bourne
Scripture Reading - Avery Bergin
Reflection on Holy Monday - Morgan Gagne
"Hosanna" - written by Alec Watson
Benediction - Wes Oaks 

music mixed & mastered by Alec Watson
produced at edited by David MacKay

CALL TO WORSHIP

People of God, rejoice! Your King is here! He is Jesus, the true King of Israel!
Hosanna to the son of David!

Jesus is the promised one, the Savior we have longed for!
Hosanna in the highest heaven! Hosanna to Jesus our King!

Praise God! He has come! We celebrate and shout for joy to our God!
King Jesus, bring Israel to glory! Show us the power of God! Set us free that we may flourish as your people!

Gentle and riding a donkey, he comes.
We are stirred to worship, for in Jesus we see the ancient words of prophecy fulfilled. We are stirred, for this gentle King brings us hope that a new day is dawning!

Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!
Come, Lord Jesus! Establish us as your people. May we never seek out another ruler or judge, but ever follow you!

Jesus, lead us into your Kingdom. We know you are from God and we delight to call you King. We lay everything before you.
May your kingdom come!