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 ST. PAUL’S LUTHERAN CHURCH 

24 E. Baltimore St. PO Box 148 Funkstown, MD 21734 301.791.1738 

April 2, 2021 – Good Friday 

WELCOME 

PRELUDE 

THE WAY OF THE CROSS 

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. 

Amen 

Lord, have mercy. 

Christ, have mercy. 

Lord, have mercy. 

LORD’S PRAYER 

Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us. Save us from the time of trial and deliver us from evil. For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours, now and forever. Amen. 

We will glory in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, 

in whom is our salvation, our life, and resurrection. 

Let us pray. 

Mercifully assist us, O Lord God of our salvation, that we may remember with joy the mighty acts whereby you have given us life everlasting; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen 

FIRST STATION 

JESUS IS CONDEMNED TO DEATH 

We adore you, O Christ, and we bless you. 

By your holy cross you have redeemed the world. 2 

 

As soon as it was morning, the chief priests held a consultation with the elders and scribes and the whole council. They bound Jesus, led him away, and handed him over to Pilate. Pilate spoke to the crowd: “What do you wish me to do with the man you call the king of the Jews?” They shouted back, “Crucify him!” Pilate said to them, “Why, what evil has he done?” But they shouted all the more, “Crucify him!” So, after flogging Jesus, Pilate handed him over to be crucified. 

God did not spare his own Son, 

but delivered him up for us all. 

Let us pray. 

Almighty God, your Son our Savior suffered at the hands of sinners and endured the shame of the cross. Grant that we may walk in the way of his cross and find it the way of life and peace; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. 

Amen 

Holy God, holy and mighty, holy and immortal, 

have mercy and hear us. 

Hymn TFF 193 ”Precious Lord, Take My Hand” 

SECOND STATION 

JESUS TAKES UP HIS CROSS 

We adore you, O Christ, and we bless you. 

By your holy cross you have redeemed the world. 

Carrying the cross by himself, Jesus went out to the place called The Place of the Skull, which in Hebrew is called Golgotha. Although he was a Son, he learned obedience through what he suffered. Like a lamb that is led to the slaughter and like a sheep that before its shearers is silent, so he did not open his mouth. Worthy is the Lamb who was slain to receive power and riches, and wisdom and strength, and honor and glory and blessing. 

The Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all: 

for the transgression of my people was he stricken. 3 

 

Let us pray. 

Almighty God, whose beloved Son willingly endured the agony and shame of the cross for our redemption: Give us courage to take up our cross and follow him; who lives and reigns forever and ever. 

Amen 

Holy God, holy and mighty, holy and immortal, 

have mercy and hear us. 

Hymn TFF 73 ”Jesus, Keep Me Near The Cross” 

THIRD STATION 

THE CROSS IS LAID ON SIMON OF CYRENE 

We adore you, O Christ, and we bless you. 

By your holy cross you have redeemed the world. 

As they led Jesus away, they seized a man, Simon of Cyrene, who was coming from the country, and they laid the cross on him, and made him carry it behind Jesus. “If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” 

Whoever does not carry the cross and follow me 

cannot be my disciple. 

Let us pray. 

Heavenly Father, whose blessed Son came not to be served but to serve: Bless all who, following in his steps, give themselves to the service of others; that with wisdom, patience, and courage, they may minister in his name to the suffering, the friendless, and the needy; for the love of him who laid down his life for us, your Son our Savior Jesus Christ. 

Amen 

Holy God, holy and mighty, holy and immortal, 

have mercy and hear us. 4 

 

Hymn TFF 235 All to Jesus I Surrender” 

FOURTH STATION 

JESUS MEETS THE WOMEN OF JERUSALEM 

We adore you, O Christ, and we bless you. 

By your holy cross you have redeemed the world. 

A great number of the people followed Jesus, and among them were women who were wailing for him. But Jesus turned to them and said, “Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for me, but weep for yourselves and for your children.” 

Those who sowed with tears 

will reap with songs of joy. 

Let us pray. 

Teach your church, O Lord, to mourn the sins of which it is guilty, and to repent and forsake them; that, by your pardoning grace, the results of our iniquities may not be visited upon our children and our children’s children; through Jesus Christ our Lord. 

Amen 

Holy God, holy and mighty, holy and immortal, 

have mercy and hear us. 

Hymn TFF 66 “I Want Jesus To Walk With Me” 

FIFTH STATION 

JESUS IS STRIPPED OF HIS GARMENTS 

We adore you, O Christ, and we bless you. 

By your holy cross you have redeemed the world. 

When they came to a place called Golgotha, they offered him wine to drink, mixed with gall; but when he tasted it, he would not drink it. The soldiers divided his garments among them by casting lots. This was to fulfill what the scripture says, “They divided my clothes among themselves, and for my clothing they cast lots.” 

They gave me gall to eat, 

and when I was thirsty they gave me vinegar to drink. 5 

 

Let us pray. 

O God, your Son chose the path which led to pain before joy and the cross before glory. Plant his cross in our hearts, so that in its power and love we may come at last to joy and glory; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. 

Amen 

Holy God, holy and mighty, holy and immortal, 

have mercy and hear us. 

Hymn TFF 82 ”Oh, How He Loves You & Me” 

SIXTH STATION 

JESUS IS NAILED TO THE CROSS 

We adore you, O Christ, and we bless you. 

By your holy cross you have redeemed the world. 

When they came to the place that is called The Skull, there they crucified Jesus; and with him they crucified two criminals, one on the right, and one on the left. He poured out himself to death, and yet he bore the sin of many. 

They pierce my hands and my feet; 

they stare and gloat over me. 

Let us pray. 

Lord Jesus Christ, you stretched out your arms of love on the hard wood of the cross that everyone might come within the reach of your saving embrace. So clothe us in your Spirit that we, reaching forth our hands in love, may bring those who do not know you to the knowledge and love of you; for the honor of your name. 

Amen 

Holy God, holy and mighty, holy and immortal, 

have mercy and hear us. 

Hymn TFF 77 “On A Hill Far Away” 6 

 

SEVENTH STATION 

JESUS DIES ON THE CROSS 

We adore you, O Christ, and we bless you. 

By your holy cross you have redeemed the world. 

When Jesus saw his mother and the disciple whom he loved standing beside her, he said to his mother, “Woman, behold your son.” Then he said to the disciple, “Behold your mother.” And when Jesus had received the vinegar he said, “It is finished!” Then he bowed his head and gave up his spirit. 

Christ for us became obedient unto death, 

even death on a cross. 

Let us pray. 

O God, you gave your only Son to suffer death on the cross for our redemption, and by his glorious resurrection you delivered us from the power of death. Make us die every day to sin, so that we may live with him forever in the joy of the resurrection; who lives and reigns now and forever. 

Amen 

Holy God, holy and mighty, holy and immortal, 

have mercy and hear us. 

Hymn TFF 79 ”When I Survey The Wondrous Cross” 

EIGHTH STATION 

JESUS IS LAID IN THE TOMB 

We adore you, O Christ, and we bless you. 

By your holy cross you have redeemed the world. 7 

 

When it was evening, there came a rich man from Arimathea, named Joseph, who was also a disciple of Jesus. He went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus. Then Pilate ordered it to be given to him. So Joseph took the body and wrapped it in a clean linen cloth and laid it in his own new tomb, which he had hewn in the rock. He then rolled a great stone to the door of the tomb. 

You will not abandon me to the grave, 

nor let your holy one see corruption. 

Let us pray. 

O God, your blessed Son was laid in a tomb in a garden, and rested on the Sabbath day. Grant that we who have been buried with him in the waters of baptism may find our perfect rest in his eternal and glorious kingdom; where he lives and reigns forever and ever. 

Amen 

Holy God, holy and mighty, holy and immortal, 

have mercy and hear us. 

Hymn TFF 81 Were You There (sts. 1, 5) 

1 Were you there when they crucified my Lord? 

Were you there when they crucified my Lord? 

Oh, sometimes it causes me to tremble, tremble, tremble. 

Were you there when they crucified my Lord? 

5 Were you there when they laid him in the tomb? 

Were you there when they laid him in the tomb? 

Oh, sometimes it causes me to tremble, tremble, tremble. 

Were you there when they laid him in the tomb? 

Text: African American spiritual 8 

 

CONCLUSION 

Savior of the world, by your cross and precious blood you have redeemed us. 

Save us and help us, we humbly beseech you, O Lord. 

Let us pray. 

We thank you, heavenly Father, that you have delivered us from the dominion of sin and death and brought us into the kingdom of your Son; and we pray that, as by his death he has recalled us to life, so by his love he may raise us to eternal joys; who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. 

Amen 

To Christ our Lord who loves us, washed us in his own blood, and made us a kingdom of priests to serve his God and Father, to him be glory and dominion forever and ever. 

Amen 

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