Virtual Worship – Good Friday, April 2, 2021

Holy Week Scripture Readings

We are glad you are spending some time this Good Friday in prayer and meditation and reflection whether in person or virtually. Below are some suggestions for Scripture readings you may find helpful. We have also included the seven last words of Christ with their Scripture references. You will also find a list of readings for each of the days of Holy Week beginning with Palm Sunday.

For prayers, the Lord’s Prayer is always appropriate.  You may find the Psalms listed with the readings another good help. Finally, it is also good to remember that hymns are sung prayer and those found on pages 194 to 214 are especially meaningful on this day.

Good Friday

Isaiah 52:13–53:12 

Psalm 22

Hebrews 10:16–25 or Hebrews 4:14–16; 5:7–9

John 18:1–19:42

Organ Music played by Linda Clauser

Beneath The Cross Of Jesus

The Old Rugged Cross

Were You There / Amazing Grace

The Seven Last Words of Christ 

The First Word:

“Father, forgive them, for they don’t know what they’re doing.” (Luke 23:34)

The Second Word:

“I assure you, today you will be with me in paradise.” (Luke 23:43)

The Third Word:
“Dear woman, here is your son.” (John 19:26)

The Fourth Word:
“My God, my God, why have you abandoned me?” (Mark 15:34)

The Fifth Word:
“I am thirsty.” (John 19:28)

The Sixth Word:

“It is finished!” (John 19:30)

The Seventh Word:
“Father, I entrust my spirit into your hands!” (Luke 23:46)

Palm Sunday

Isaiah 50:4–9a

Psalm 118:1–2, 19–29  

or  Psalm 31:9–16

Philippians 2:5–11

Mark 11:1-11 or John 12:2-16

Mark 14:1-15:47

Monday of Holy Week

Isaiah 42:1–9 

Psalm 36:5-11

Hebrews 9:11–15

John 12:1–11

Tuesday of Holy Week

Isaiah 49:1–7 

Psalm 71:1-14

1 Corinthians 1:18–31

John 12:20–36

Wednesday of Holy Week

Isaiah 50:4–9a 

Psalm 70

Hebrews 12:1–3

John 13:21–32

Maundy Thursday

Exodus 12:1–14 

Psalm 116:1–2, 12–19

1 Corinthians 11:23–26

John 13:1–17, 31b–35

Holy Saturday – The Easter Vigil

Genesis 1:1–2:4a

Psalm 136:1–9, 23–26

Genesis 7:1–5, 11–18; 8:6–18;

Genesis 9:8–13

Psalm 46

Genesis 22:1–18

Psalm 16

Exodus 14:10–31; 15:20–21

Exodus 15:1b–13, 17–18

Isaiah 55:1–11

Isaiah 12:2–6

Proverbs 8:1-8, 9-21; 9:4b-6

Psalm 19

Ezekiel 36:24–28

Psalm 42 and Psalm 43

Ezekiel 37:1–14 

Psalm 143

Zephaniah 3:14–20

Psalm 98

Romans 6:3–11

Psalm 114

Mark 16:1-8

John 20:1-18