Good Friday noon leaflet

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APRIL 14, 2017     NOON


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Wherever you are on your spiritual journey,
All Saints Kingsway welcomes you.

Officiating:  The Very Reverend James Merrett
Assisting: The Reverend Jennifer Cameron


Were You There

arr. Lani Smith [a.k.a. David Paxton] (1934 – 2015)


Please stand in silence when the ministers and choir enter.
We then kneel and keep a time of silent reflection.

Officiant:  All we like sheep have gone astray;
we have turned every one to his own way
People:  And the Lord has laid on him
the iniquity of us all.
Officiant:  Christ the Lord became obedient unto death,
People:  Even death on a cross.

Collect of the Day

Officiant:  Let us pray. (silence)
O Holy and Immortal One, hear us as we pray through Jesus, our high priest: heal all our divisions, reconcile all who are estranged, console all who suffer, and finally raise up to new life all that is bound by death.  Amen.

Revised Common Lectionary Prayers (2002) alt.

Please be seated

The Proclamation of the Word

We read and respond to God’s message in Scripture

Old Testament Reading

Isaiah 52:13-53:12
read by Toni Zentena

Reader:       A reading from the book of Isaiah.

See, my servant shall prosper; he shall be exalted and lifted up, and shall be very high. Just as there were many who were astonished at him—so marred was his appearance, beyond human semblance, and his form beyond that of mortals— so he shall startle many nations; kings shall shut their mouths because of him; for that which had not been told them they shall see, and that which they had not heard they shall contemplate.

Who has believed what we have heard? And to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed? For he grew up before him like a young plant, and like a root out of dry ground; he had no form or majesty that we should look at him, nothing in his appearance that we should desire him. He was despised and rejected by others; a man of suffering and acquainted with infirmity; and as one from whom others hide their faces he was despised, and we held him of no account.

Surely he has borne our infirmities and carried our diseases; yet we accounted him stricken, struck down by God, and afflicted. But he was wounded for our transgressions, crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the punishment that made us whole, and by his bruises we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray; we have all turned to our own way, and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all. He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he did not open his mouth; 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.

By a perversion of justice he was taken away. Who could have imagined his future? For he was cut off from the land of the living, stricken for the transgression of my people. They made his grave with the wicked and his tomb with the rich, although he had done no violence, and there was no deceit in his mouth.

Yet it was the will of the Lord to crush him with pain. When you make his life an offering for sin, he shall see his offspring, and shall prolong his days; through him the will of the Lord shall prosper. Out of his anguish he shall see light; he shall find satisfaction through his knowledge. The righteous one, my servant, shall make many righteous, and he shall bear their iniquities. Therefore I will allot him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he poured out himself to death, and was numbered with the transgressors; yet he bore the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.

Reader:  The Word of the Lord.
People:  Thanks be to God.

A period of silence for reflection is kept

Psalm 22: 1-17

Please remain seated

Cantor sings Refrain: People repeat

why have you forsaken me

Cantor:  My God, my God, why have you forsaken me and are so far from my cry and from the words of my distress?
O my God, I cry in the daytime, but you do not answer; by night as well, but I find no rest.
Yet you are the Holy One, enthroned upon the praises of Israel.
Our forefathers put their trust in you;
they trusted, and you delivered them.
People:  My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?

Cantor:  They cried out to you and were delivered;
they trusted in you and were not put to shame.
But as for me, I am a worm and no man,
scorned by all and despised by the people.
All who see me laugh me to scorn;
they curl their lips and wag their heads, saying,
“He trusted in the Lord; let him deliver him;
let him rescue him, if he delights in him.
People:  My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?

Cantor:  Yet you are he who took me out of the womb, and kept me safe upon my mother’s breast.
I have been entrusted to you ever since I was born; you were my God when I was still in my mother’s womb. Be not far from me, for trouble is near, and there is none to help. Many young bulls encircle me; strong bulls of Bashan surround me.
People:  My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?

Cantor:  They open wide their jaws at me,
like a ravening and a roaring lion.
I am poured out like water;
all my bones are out of joint;
my heart within my breast is melting wax.
My mouth is dried out like a potsherd;
my tongue sticks to the roof of my mouth;
and you have laid me in the dust of the grave.
Packs of dogs close me in, and gangs of evil-doers circle around me; they pierce my hands and my feet; I can count all my bones. They stare and gloat over me; they divide my garments among them; they cast lots for my clothing.
People:  My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?

New Testament Reading

Hebrews 10:16-25
read by Joanne Colbourne

Reader:      A reading from the epistle to the Hebrews.

“This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, says the Lord: I will put my laws in their hearts, and I will write them on their minds,” he also adds, “I will remember their sins and their lawless deeds no more.” Where there is forgiveness of these, there is no longer any offering for sin.

Therefore, my friends, since we have confidence to enter the sanctuary by the blood of Jesus, by the new and living way that he opened for us through the curtain (that is, through his flesh), and since we have a great priest over the house of God, let us approach with a true heart in full assurance of faith, with our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold fast to the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who has promised is faithful. And let us consider how to provoke one another to love and good deeds, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day approaching.

Reader:  The Word of the Lord.
People:  Thanks be to God.

A period of silence for reflection is kept

The Passion Gospel

Tune: Passion Chorale (#198)

Please remain seated

All:  In this thy bitter passion,
Good Shepherd, think of me
with thy most sweet compassion,
unworthy though I be:
beneath thy cross abiding
for ever would I rest,
in thy dear love confiding,
and with thy presence blest.
Narrator:  The Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ
according to John.

At daybreak, they led Jesus from Caiaphas to Pilate’s headquarters. The religious leaders didn’t enter the headquarters, because they would have become ritually unclean and unable to eat the Passover Seder. So Pilate went out to them.

Pilate: What charges do you bring against this person?

Crowd: We wouldn’t have brought him to you if he weren’t a criminal.

Pilate: Take him yourselves and judge him by your own Law.

Crowd: It is not lawful for us to put anyone to death.

Narrator:  This was to fulfill what Jesus had said about the way he was going to die. Pilate went back into the headquarters and summoned Jesus.

Pilate: Are you the King of the Jewish people?

Jesus: Do you ask this on your own, or did others tell you about me?

Pilate: I’m not Jewish, am I? Your people and the chief priests have handed you over to me. What did you do?

Jesus: My kingdom is not from this world. If it were from this world, my followers would be fighting to keep me from being handed over. But as it is, my kingdom is not from here.

Pilate: So you are a king?

Jesus: You say that I am a king. For this I was born, and for this I came into the world, to testify to the truth. Everyone who belongs to the truth listens to my voice.

Pilate: What is truth?

Narrator:  After he said this, he went out to the people again.

Pilate: I find no case against him. But you have a custom that I pardon one prisoner for you at the Passover. Do you want me to pardon “the King of the Jewish people” or someone else?

All: Not this man but Barabbas!

Narrator:  Barabbas was a bandit. So, Pilate took Jesus and had him flogged. The soldiers wove a crown of thorns and put it on his head, and dressed him in a purple robe. They kept coming up to him repeatedly.

Soldiers: All hail the King!

Narrator:  And they struck him on the face.

All (sing):
O sacred head, surrounded
by crown of piercing thorn!
O bleeding head, so wounded,
reviled and put to scorn!
Our sins have marred the glory
of thy most holy face,
yet angel hosts adore thee
and tremble as they gaze.

Narrator:  Pilate went out again and spoke to the crowds.

Pilate: Look, I am bringing him out to you
to let you know that I find no case against him.

Narrator:  So Jesus came out, wearing the crown of thorns and the purple robe.

Pilate: Look upon the one you accuse!

Narrator:  When the chief priests and the guards saw him, they shouted,

All: Crucify him! Crucify him!

Pilate: Take him yourselves and crucify him; I find no reason to condemn him.

Crowd: We have a law, and according to that law he ought to die because he has claimed to be the Son of God.

Narrator:  When Pilate heard this, he became more afraid than ever. He entered his headquarters again with Jesus.

Pilate: Where did you come from?

Narrator:  Jesus gave him no answer.

Pilate: Do you refuse to speak to me? Do you not know that I have the power to pardon you, and the power to crucify you?

Jesus: You would have no power over me unless it had been given you from above; therefore the one who betrayed me to you has committed a far greater fault.

Narrator:  From then on, Pilate tried to pardon Jesus, but the crowd shouted him down.

Crowd: If you pardon this man, you are no friend of Caesar. Everyone who claims to be a king sets himself against Caesar.

Narrator:  When Pilate heard these words, he brought Jesus outside and sat on the judge’s bench at a place called The Stone Pavement, or in Hebrew, Gabbatha. Now it was the Preparation Day for the Passover; and it was about noon. He spoke to the crowds.

Pilate: Here is your king!

All: Take him away! Crucify him!

Pilate: Shall I crucify your king?

All: We have no king but Caesar!

Narrator:  Then Pilate handed him over to be crucified. So they took Jesus; and, carrying the cross by himself, he went out to what is called The Place of the Skull, which in Hebrew is called Golgotha.

All (sing):
In thy most bitter passion
my heart to share doth cry,
with thee for my salvation
upon the cross to die.
Ah, keep my heart thus moved
to stand thy cross beneath,
to mourn thee, well-beloved,
yet thank thee for thy death.
Narrator:  There they crucified him, and with him two others, one on either side, with Jesus between them. Pilate also had an inscription written and put on the cross. It read, “Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jewish People”. Many people read this inscription, because the place where Jesus was crucified was near the city; and it was written in Hebrew, in Latin, and in Greek. Then the chief priests argued with Pilate.

Crowd: Do not write, “King of the Jewish people,”
but, “This man said, I am King of the Jewish people.”

Pilate: What I have written, I have written.

Narrator:  When the soldiers crucified Jesus, they took his clothes and divided them into four parts, one for each soldier. They also took his seamless tunic, woven in one piece from the top.

Soldiers: Let’s not tear it, but cast lots to see who will get it.

Narrator:  This happened in order to fulfill what the scripture says, “They divided my clothes among themselves, and for my clothing they cast lots.” And that is what the soldiers did.

All (sing):
I see thy strength and vigour
all fading in the strife,
and death with cruel rigour,
bereaving thee of life;
O agony and dying!
O love to sinners free!
Jesus, all grace supplying,
O turn thy face on me.

Narrator:  Meanwhile, standing near the cross of Jesus were his mother, and his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Cleopas, and Mary Magdalene. When Jesus saw his mother and the disciple he loved standing beside her, he spoke to them.

Jesus: Woman, here is your son.
Here is your mother.

Narrator:  And from that hour, the disciple took her into his own home. After this, Jesus knew that all was completed.

Jesus: I am thirsty.

Narrator:  A jar full of sour wine was standing there. So they put a sponge soaked in the wine on a hyssop branch and held it to his lips. When Jesus had received the wine, he spoke.

Jesus: It is finished.

Narrator:  He bowed his head and gave up his spirit.

We kneel in silence to remember the death of Jesus

All (sing):
Be near when I am dying
Oh show Thy cross to me
And for my succour flying
Come Lord and set me free
These eyes new faith receiving
From Jesus shall not move
For he who dies believing
Dies safely, through Thy love.

Please stand

Narrator:  Since it was Preparation Day, the crowds asked Pilate to let them break the legs of those crucified, and take their bodies from the crosses. They requested this to prevent the bodies remaining on the cross during the Sabbath, since that particular Sabbath was a solemn feast day. So the soldiers came and broke the legs of first one and then the other who had been crucified with Jesus. But when they came to Jesus, they found that he was already dead, so they didn’t break his legs. One of the soldiers, however, pierced Jesus’s side with a spear, and blood and water poured out.

These things were done to fulfill the scripture, “Not one of his bones will be broken.” And again, another scripture says, “They will look on the one whom they have pierced.”

This testimony has been given by an eyewitness whose word is reliable; the witness knows that this testimony is truth, so that you will believe.

All  (sing):
O come, Lord Jesus, fail not,
with thine immortal power,
to hold me that I quail not
in death’s most fearful hour;
that I may fight befriended,
and see in my last strife
to me thine arms extended
upon the cross of life.

Please be seated

The Solemn Intercessions

Please stand

Officiant:  Dear People of God:
Our heavenly Father sent his Son into the world, not to condemn the world, but that the world through him might be saved; that all who believe in him might be delivered from the power of sin and death, and heirs with him of everlasting life.

Deacon:  Let us pray for the holy Catholic Church of Christ throughout the world;

For its unity in witness and service
For all bishops and other ministers
and the people whom they serve.
For Colin and Philip our Bishops, the College of Bishops, and all the people of this diocese
For all Christians in this community
For those about to be baptized.
That God will confirm his Church in faith,
increase it in love, and preserve it in peace.

lord hear our prayer russian orthodox
Officiant:  Almighty and everlasting God, by whose Spirit the whole body of your faithful people is governed and sanctified: Receive our supplications and prayers which we offer before you for all members of your holy Church, that in their vocation and ministry they may truly and devoutly serve you; through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.

Deacon: Let us pray for all nations and peoples of the earth, and for those in authority among them;
For Elizabeth our Queen and all the Royal Family. For Justin the Prime Minister
and for the government of this country,
For Kathleen the Premier of this province
and the members of the legislature
For John the mayor of this city
and those who serve with him
and for all who serve the common good.
That by God’s help they may seek justice and truth, and live in peace and concord.

Cantor:  Lord hear our prayer,
People:  Lord, hear our prayer, Lord, hear our prayer.

Officiant:  Almighty God, kindle, we pray, in every heart the true love of peace, and guide with your wisdom those who take counsel for the nations of the earth; that justice and peace may increase, until the earth is filled with the knowledge of your love; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Deacon: Let us pray for all who suffer and are afflicted in body or in mind;

For the hungry and the homeless,
the destitute and the oppressed
For the sick, the wounded, and the disabled. For those in loneliness, fear, and anguish.
For those who face temptation, doubt, and
despair. For the sorrowful and bereaved,
For prisoners and captives, and those in mortal danger that God in his mercy will comfort and relieve them, and grant them the knowledge of his love, and stir up in us the will and patience to minister to their needs.

Cantor:  Lord hear our prayer,
People:  Lord, hear our prayer, Lord, hear our prayer.

Officiant:  Gracious God, the comfort of all who sorrow, the strength of all who suffer: Hear the cry of those in misery and need. In their afflictions show them your mercy; and give us, we pray, the strength to serve them for the sake of him who suffered for us, your Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Deacon: Let us pray for all who have not received the Gospel of Christ;
For those who have never heard the word of
For those who have lost their faith,
For those whose sin has made them indifferent to Christ,
For all who actively oppose Christ by word or deed,
For those who are enemies of the cross of
Christ and persecutors of his disciples.
For those who in the name of Christ have persecuted others
That God will open their hearts to the truth,
and lead them to faith and obedience.

Cantor:  Lord hear our prayer,
People:  Lord, hear our prayer, Lord, hear our prayer.

Officiant:  Merciful God, Creator of all the peoples of the earth and lover of souls: Have compassion on all who do not know you as you are revealed in your Son Jesus Christ; let your Gospel be preached with grace and power to those who have not heard it; turn the hearts of those who resist it; and bring home to your fold those who have gone astray; that there may be one flock under one shepherd, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Deacon: Let us commit ourselves to God,
and pray for the grace of a holy life,
that, with all who have departed this world
and have died in the peace of Christ,
and those whose faith is known to God alone,
we may be accounted worthy
to enter into the fullness of the joy of our Lord,
and receive the crown of life in the day of resurrection.

Cantor:  Lord hear our prayer,
People:  Lord, hear our prayer, Lord, hear our prayer.
Officiant:  O God of unchangeable power and eternal light: Look favourably on your whole Church, that wonderful and sacred mystery, by the effectual working of your providence, carry out in tranquility the plan of salvation; let the whole world see and know that things which were cast down are being raised up. and things which had grown old are being made new, and that all things are being brought to their perfection by him through whom all things were made, your Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Hymn 386:

When I Survey the Wondrous Cross
Tune: Rockingham

Meditation on the Cross of Jesus:

As you come forward to pray at the cross,
drop off your carnations at the foot of the cross.

Officiant:  This is the wood of the cross,
on which hung the Saviour of the world.
People:  Come, let us worship.

The Reproaches:

 (An Anthem for Good Friday) 
W. S. Hoyte (1844 – 1917)

Refrain 1
O my people, what have I done to thee,
Or wherein have I wearied thee? Answer me.

Because I brought thee out of the land of Egypt,
Thou hast prepared a cross for thy Saviour.

Refrain 2
Holy God, holy and mighty, holy and immortal,
Have mercy upon us.

Because I led thee through the wilderness forty years
And fed thee with manna, and brought thee into a land exceeding good,
Thou hast prepared a cross for thy Saviour.  Refrain 2

What could I have done more for thee, that I have not done?
I planted thee indeed my choicest vine,
And thou hast become exceeding bitter unto me;
For when I was thirsty thou gavest me vinegar to drink,
And piercedst with a spear the side of thy Saviour.  Refrain 2

For thy sake I scourged Egypt with its firstborn,
And thou didst deliver me to be scourged.  Refrain 1

I brought thee out of Egypt,
drowning Pharaoh in the Red Sea,
And thou didst deliver me to the chief priest.  Refrain 1

I opened the sea before thee,
And thou openedst my side with a spear.  Refrain 1

I went before thee in a pillar of cloud,
And thou leddest me before Pilate’s judgement seat.  Refrain 1

I fed thee with manna in the desert,
And thou hast beaten me with buffetings and scourgings. Refrain 1

I gave thee to drink of the water of salvation from the rock,
And thou gavest me gall and vinegar.  Refrain 1

I gave thee a royal sceptre,
And thou gavest my head a crown of thorns. Refrain 1

I exalted thee with great power,
And thou didst lift me up upon the gibbet of the Cross. Refrain 1

Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory,
For thou wast slain,
and hast redeemed us to God by thy Blood,
For thou becamest obedient unto death,
even the death of the Cross.

Holy Communion:

The ministers bring the bread and wine
consecrated on Maundy Thursday to the altar rail
All people of faith are welcome to the table of the Lord
It is Jesus himself who invites you
To receive, make your way up the centre aisle and then return to your seat by the side aisles.
For those who prefer receiving only the wafer,
this is considered full participation in Holy Communion.  Communicants who do not wish to drink from the chalice should not dip the bread into the cup. Instead, after eating the bread, cross your hands over your chest at the chalice, or make a sign of reverence by gently touching the base of the cup when it is presented to you.
Grape juice is available for children and others.
Gluten-free wafers are available;
 please make your need known to the minister.
Remaining carnations should be dropped at the foot of the cross.

Hymn 184:

My Song Is Love Unknown
Tune: Love Unknown

Prayer over the Gifts:

Presider  Holy God, your Son Jesus Christ carried our sins in his own body on the tree, so that we might have life.  May we and all who remember this day find new life in him, now and in the world to come, where he lives with you and the Holy Spirit, for ever and ever. Amen.

Lord’s Prayer:

Remain standing

Officiant:  As our Saviour Christ has taught us let us pray,
People:  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 for ever. Amen.

Breaking of Bread:

Presider:      The gifts of God for the people of God.
People:     Thanks be to God.


Ich will dir mein Herze schenken
(from ‘St. Matthew Passion’ BWV 244)
J. S. Bach (1685-1750)
Dallas Chorley, soprano

Wiewohl mein Herz in
Tränen schwimmt,
Daß Jesus von mir
Abschied nimmt,
so macht mich doch sein
Testament erfreut:
Sein Fleisch und Blut,
o Kostbarkeit,
Vermacht er mir in
meine Hände.
Wie er es auf er Welt
mit denen Seinen
Nicht böse können meinen,
so liebt er sie bis an das Ende. Although my heart is
swimming in tears,
since Jesus takes leave of me,
yet his Testament
brings my joy:
his flesh and blood,
O preciousness,
he bequeaths to
my hands.
Just as in the world,
among his own,
he could not wish them harm,
just so he loves them
to the end.

Ich will dir mein Herze schenken, Senke dich,
mein Heil, hinein!
Ich will mich in dir versenken;
Ist dir gleich die
Welt zu klein,
Ei, so sollst du mir allein
Mehr als Welt & Himmel sein.

I will give you my heart;
sink within,
my Saviour!
I will sink into you;
although the world is
too small for you,
ah, you alone shall be for me
more than heaven & earth.


Were You There?
arr. Doug Andrews
Karen Scovell, mezzo-soprano

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?
Were you there when they nailed him to the tree?
Were you there when they nailed him to the tree?
Oh, sometimes it causes me to tremble, tremble, tremble.
Were you there when they nailed him to the tree?
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?

~Traditional Spiritual

Prayer after Communion:

Celebrant:  Almighty and eternal God, you have restored us to life by the triumphant death and resurrection of Christ. Continue this healing work within us.  May we who partake of this mystery never cease to give you dedicated service.  We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


Send down your abundant blessing, Lord, upon your people who have devoutly recalled the death of your Son in the sure and certain hope of the resurrection. Grant them pardon; bring them comfort.  May their faith grow stronger and their eternal salvation be assured.  We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

The ministers and choir leave in silence.

All Ages Welcome at our Easter Services
8pm, April 15 – The Great Easter Vigil: The vigil begins after sunset on Holy Saturday.  We light the new fire and the paschal candle.  The adornments that have been packed away for Lent are returned.  We read several passages from the Bible, recounting God’s story of salvation for all of humanity. We renew our baptismal vows and celebrate the first Eucharist of Easter.  After the service there will be a resurrection party!

April 16, Easter Day
8 & 10am Easter Day Celebrations



Interim Priest-in-Charge: The Very Reverend James Merrett

Deacon Associate: The Reverend Jennifer Cameron

Honorary Associate: The Reverend June Abel

Director of Music: D. Brainerd Blyden-Taylor

Organist: Wade Bray

Organist: Peter Mayers

Volunteer Coordinator to Children and Youth: Kelly Malcolmson

Nursery Coordinator: Monica You

Parish Operations Coordinator: Rosemary Hendra

Sexton: John Oliver

Contributions Secretary: Della Wilkie

Churchwardens: Sharon Conway, Doug Colbourne, Ross Elver, Mary Anne Huggins, Jean Woolford



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