Come to hear the story of Christ’s trial and crucifixion by which the cross became the instrument of our deliverance.
At this special worship service you will hear Matthew’s account of the Last Supper, Christ’s betrayal, Mocking, The Trial, The Crucifixion, and Burial. In between these readings and interpretations, we will pray and sing verses of the hymn “Were You There?”, adapted and extended for this service. Slow removal of decorations from the sanctuary will help us recall the betrayal.
The cross will be presented and participants will be encouraged to individually offer a sign of reverence, including bowing, kneeling, touching, praying, or pinning one’s sin on the cross.
Yet, after the prayers of the people, participants should go away recognizing the cross as a symbol of the world’s redemption, upon which Christ is exalted!