Friday, March 30, 2018

Special Country Chapel Service - Good Friday - March 30, 2018 (Today with Christian Worship Songs)

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      "Country Chapel"
         Special Service
              
             
                  March 30, 2018
         "Good Friday"
   Crucifixion of the Lord
      "Nothing Undone"
      





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Today's Verse:

                ( Acts 2:32 )

Peter's Message

      God has raised this very Jesus from death, and we are all wit-nesses to this fact.

Entrance Hymn:



Let Us Pray

Recite The Doxology:

      Glory be to the Father, to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever.  Amen.
 

Recite The Act of Contrition:

      O my God, I am heartily sorry for having offended Thee, and I detest in all my sins, not only because of the loss of heaven and the pains of hell, but because they offended You, my God, who art all good and deserving of all my love. I firmly resolve, with the help of Your grace, to confess my sins, do penance, and amend my life.  Amen.
 

Recite The Apostles Creed:

      I believe in God, the Father Almighty. Creator of heaven and earth. I believe in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended into Hell, and on the third day he rose again in ful- fillment of the scriptures. He ascended into Heaven and sits at the right side of God the Father Almighty. He will come again to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Holy Catholic Church, the communion of Saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body and life everlasting.   Amen.



The 1st Reading:

              ( Isaiah 52:13 - 53:12)

The Suffering Servant 

      The Lord says, "My servant will succeed in his task; he will be highly honored. Many people were shocked when they saw him; he was so disfigured that he hardly look human. But now many na-tions will marvel at him, and kings will be speechless with amaze-ment. They will see and understand something they had never known."
      The people reply, "Who would have believed what we now report? Who could have seen the Lord's hand in this? It was the will of the Lord that his servant grow like a plant taking root in dry ground. He had no dignity or beauty to make us take notice of him. There was nothing attractive about him. We despised him and rejected him; he endured suffering and pain. No one would even look at him - we ignored him as if he were nothing."
      "But he endured the suffering that should have been ours, the pain that we should have borne. All the while we thought that his suffering was punishment sent by God. But because of our sins he was wounded, beaten because of the evil we did. We were healed by the punishment he suffered, made whole by the blows he re-cieved. All of us were like sheep that were lost, each of us going his own way. But the Lord made the punishment fall on him, the punishment all of us deserved."
      "He was treated harshly, but endured it humbly; he never said a word. Like a lamb about to be slaughtered, like sheep about to be sheared, never said a word. He was arrested and sentenced and led off to die, and no one cared about his fate. He was put to death for the sins of our people. He was placed in a grave with those who are evil, he was buried with the rich, even though he had never committed a crime or ever told a lie."
      The Lord says, "It was my will that he should suffer; his death was a sacrifice to bring forgiveness. And so he will see his descen-dants; he will live a long life, and through him my purpose will succeed. After a life of suffering, he will again have joy; he will know that he did not suffer in vain. My devoted servant, with whom I am pleased, will bear the punishment of many and for his sake I will forgive them. And so I will give him a place of honor, a place among the great and powerful. He willingly gave his life and shared the fate of evil men. He took the place of many sinners and prayed that they might be forgiven."

Alternate 1st Reading:

               ( Psalm 31:1-2, 6, 12-13, 15-17, 25 )

A Prayer of Trust in God 

      I come to you, Lord, for protection; never let me be defeated. You are a righteous God; save me, I pray! Hear me! Save me now! Be my refuge to protect me; my defense to save me.
      You hate those who worship false gods, but I trust in you.
      Everyone has forgotten me, as though I were dead; I am like something thrown away. I hear many enemies whispering; terror is all around me, plotting to kill me. I am always in your care; save me from my enemies, from those who persecute me. Look on your servant with kindness; save me in your constant love. I call you, Lord; don't let me be disgraced. May the wicked be disgraced; may they go silently down to the world of the dead.
      Be strong, be courageous, all you that hope in the Lord.

 

The 2nd Reading:

             ( Hebrews 4:14-16; 5:7-9 )

A Rest for God's People

      For we are all partners with Christ if we hold firmly to the end the confidence we had at the beginning.
      This is what the Scripture says: "If you hear God's voice today, do not be stubborn, as your ancestors were when theyrebelled ll those who were led out of Egypt by Moses.

Jesus the Great High Priest

      In his life on earth Jesus made his prayers and requests with loud cries and tears to God, who could save him from death. Because he was humble and devoted, God heard him. But even though he was God's Son, he learned through his sufferings to be obedient. When he was made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation for all those who obey him.



Today's Gospel According to:

( John 18:1 - 19:42)
      This is the entire passion of Jesus Christ, our Lord. We ask that those who have a bible to turn to the above chapters in your book. For those who do not have a bible, click here, for Mark's record of the passion. (Mark chapters 14 & 15) This was a Special Edition of the Country Chapel Service posted on Wednesday, March 28, 2018.


This is the word of the Lord



An Interpretation of Today's Readings & Gospel
( By Fr.Kenneth E. Grabner, C.S.C. )

      All that Jesus did for the people of his time, he also did for us. He showed us how deeply he loved us, even when we fail to love him. He showed us how to return his love and to share it with others. He promised us that our relationship with him would last beyond this life. And then he gave up his earthly life with total forgiveness for those who took it away. He left nothing undone. That' why he could say, "It is finished."
      When my last moments come, will I be able to say, "It is finished"? Jesus' words invite me to look at my life and see what I still need to do. He knows that my response won't be perfect, but I trust that he will lovingly and compassionately accept the best that I am able to give. For that, I will always be grateful.
      Lord,you gave your life for me. May I give my life for you. 

Recite: The Lord's Prayer 

      Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it tis in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but, deliver us from evil.  Amen.

 
  May the Peace of the Lord be with You
   

Recessional Song:


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May God Bless Us All 
 
The Following is a Contribution From One
 of the "Country Chapel" Followers: 

Believe me He works in mysterious ways...it just happened to me.
Highly Recommended:
Read this in silence. Thank you Lord for everything you've done for me. Forgive me for all of my sins as I forgive those who sinned against me. Heal me from the hurt of my past and present. I love You and need You. Cover me, my family, my friends, my life, and my endeavors and enterprises with Your most precious and holy blood. Give me Your dreams, Lord. Bless and protect everyone who seeks You, needs You, and believes in You.
When you love God and you are not ashamed of Him, good things happen in your life. Show your love for him! Copy and paste this on your wall for a day..
Can I get an Amen? Amen!



Sources:

1)  Good News Bible (with Deuterocanonicals/Apocrypha)

2)  Living Faith Daily Devotions

3)  Scripture-Text Datebook

      

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