Good Friday 2024 — 12:00 PM

Good Friday 2024 — 12:00 PM

“Lord Jesus, Think on Me” (arr. Anne Krentz Organ)
Rachel Calvert, Tim Graf


CONFESSION AND FORGIVENESS                                                                       
On this day, looking to the cross, we gather to acknowledge the ways that we have broken the world—
ways of isolation, selfishness, and hoarding, 
ways of fear and hunger for influence,
ways of self-doubt, ways of sin. 

We gather to acknowledge the ways that the world has broken us—
ways of division and might-makes-right,
ways of inequity and injustice,
ways of empire, ways of sin.

The way of the cross calls us to confess our sin, trusting in God’s mercy, on this day and every day.

Let us confess our sin to God, who is faithful and just, full of mercy and abounding in steadfast love.

(silence kept)

Merciful God,
We confess to you that we are in bondage to sin and we cannot free ourselves. We are broken by the world and, in our fear and isolation, we continue to fracture our relationships in our homes and in your world. Forgive our sin, the things we have done and the things we have left undone. Receive us in our vulnerability by the love of Christ. Amen.

The way of the cross is the way of the broken.
In our vulnerability, Christ is broken.
In our fear, Christ is broken.
In our anguish and despair, Christ is broken.
With the sign of the cross +, in the name of Jesus Christ, we are forgiven.
No longer bound to the ways of the world,
no longer held by the ways of sin,
we are free to love with every ounce of our being God’s broken world.
So love more, fear less, see that Jesus the Christ is broken for you. 

“O Sacred Head Now Wounded” (St. 1)
Josh Eidem

Mark 15:16-20

Then the soldiers led him into the courtyard of the palace (that is, the governor’s headquarters); and they called together the whole cohort. And they clothed him in a purple cloak; and after twisting some thorns into a crown, they put it on him. And they began saluting him, “Hail, King of the Jews!” They struck his head with a reed, spat upon him, and knelt down in homage to him. After mocking him, they stripped him of the purple cloak and put his own clothes on him. Then they led him out to crucify him.

The Word of the Lord.  Thanks be to God.


“O Sacred Head Now Wounded” (St. 2-4) ELW # 351

Mark 15:21-32

They compelled a passer-by, who was coming in from the country, to carry his cross; it was Simon of Cyrene, the father of Alexander and Rufus. Then they brought Jesus to the place called Golgotha (which means the place of a skull). And they offered him wine mixed with myrrh; but he did not take it. And they crucified him, and divided his clothes among them, casting lots to decide what each should take.

It was nine o’clock in the morning when they crucified him. The inscription of the charge against him read, “The King of the Jews.” And with him they crucified two bandits, one on his right and one on his left. Those who passed by derided him, shaking their heads and saying, “Aha! You who would destroy the temple and build it in three days, save yourself, and come down from the cross!” In the same way the chief priests, along with the scribes, were also mocking him among themselves and saying, “He saved others; he cannot save himself. Let the Messiah, the King of Israel, come down from the cross now, so that we may see and believe.” Those who were crucified with him also taunted him.

The Word of the Lord.  Thanks be to God.


“Were You There” (St. 1-2, 5) ELW # 353

Mark 15:33-41

When it was noon, darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon. At three o’clock Jesus cried out with a loud voice, “Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani?” which means, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” When some of the bystanders heard it, they said, “Listen, he is calling for Elijah.” And someone ran, filled a sponge with sour wine, put it on a stick, and gave it to him to drink, saying, “Wait, let us see whether Elijah will come to take him down.” Then Jesus gave a loud cry and breathed his last. And the curtain of the temple was torn in two, from top to bottom. Now when the centurion, who stood facing him, saw that in this way he breathed his last, he said, “Truly this man was God’s Son!”

There were also women looking on from a distance; among them were Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James the younger and of Joses, and Salome. These used to follow him and provided for him when he was in Galilee; and there were many other women who had come up with him to Jerusalem.

The Word of the Lord.  Thanks be to God.



“Jesus Died on Calvary’s Mountain”  (arr. K. Lee Scott)
Josh Eidem, Tim Graf                             


“What Wondrous Love is This”
Josh Eidem, Tim Graf, Rachel Calvert

THE LORD’S PRAYER (whispered)

(depart in silence)

The Musicians for Today’s Worship

  • Tim Graf (Director of Worship & Music)
  • Barb Carroll (Organist)
  • Josh Eidem
  • Rachel Calvert

The Pastors of St. Andrew

Pastor Peter Johnson

Acting Interim Senior Pastor and Pastor of Service & Small Groups

Pastor Sarah Fike

Pastor of Children, Youth, & Family

Pastor Matthew Ian Fleming

Pastor of Teaching & Young Adults

Pastor Roger Schindel

Visitation Pastor

Pastor Sue Tjornehoj 

Interim Transition Pastor