Worship resources for Good Friday 2 April

We are gathering for face-to-face worship at Richmond Uniting on Good Friday 2 April at 9am. Everyone is very welcome. For those who cannot join us in person, we are offering online resources for worship at home.

The online audio consists of the biblical reading(s) and the reflection (sermon). You may like to spend time in silent prayer before – and/or after – listening to the audio. Or you may like to utilise the written liturgy provided here. This simple, inclusive liturgy is created to be used in conjunction with the audio. It offers the shape for worship and give spaces for your own prayers and reflections.

Readings

  • Psalm 22
  • Mark 14.53 – 15.47

The violence of the mob and the unpower of God

In this worship for Good Friday Rev Dr Sally Douglas invites us to notice the violent mob mentality of the crowd in this story and to reflect on the shocking ‘un-power’ of God revealed to us in Jesus. In Jesus, the human desire for violence and power – that can captivate each one of us – is exposed and transformed.

Listen to this week’s service using the embedded player below. You can also copy this link into your podcast player of choice if you would like to receive updates as they are released: https://anchor.fm/s/c70d97c/podcast/rss

The translation of the New Testament that Sally reads from is by David Bentley Hart. To find out more click here