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56. 11.04.2021 Luke 23:50-56

Special Service

  • Introduction

  • Hymn

We believe in God almighty,
who the heavens and earth has made,
Father, who in power created
all things, hidden and displayed.
We believe in one Lord, Jesus,
God’s unique and only Son,
God from God, not made- begotten,
with the Father truly one.

2. He through whom all things have being,
he who was when time began,
he came down to earth from heaven,
by the Spirit born as man.
For us men and our salvation
entered he the virgin’s womb
for our sake the cross he suffered,
died, was laid within the tomb.

3. We believe he rose the third day,
as the Scriptures testified,
he ascended to the Father,
sat to reign at his right side.
He who once did come in weakness
will in glory come again;
he shall judge both dead and living
and as King eternal reign.

4. We believe in God the Spirit,
giver of all life, the Lord,
equal with the Son and Father,
who through prophets spoke his word.
In one holy church believing,
once baptized, our sins forgiven,
one great hope sustains and feeds us-
we shall rise and live in heaven!

  • O.T. Bible Reading

Exodus 20:1-21

And God spoke all these words, saying, “I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery.

“You shall have no other gods before me.

“You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. You shall not bow down to them or serve them, for I the LORD your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and the fourth generation of those who hate me, but showing steadfast love to thousands of those who love me and keep my commandments.

“You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain, for the LORD will not hold him guiltless who takes his name in vain.

“Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days you shall labour, and do all your work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the LORD your God. On it you shall not do any work, you, or your son, or your daughter, your male servant, or your female servant, or your livestock, or the sojourner who is within your gates. For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day. Therefore the LORD blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy.

“Honour your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land that the LORD your God is giving you.

“You shall not murder.

“You shall not commit adultery.

“You shall not steal.

“You shall not bear false witness against your neighbour.

“You shall not covet your neighbour’s house; you shall not covet your neighbour’s wife, or his male servant, or his female servant, or his ox, or his donkey, or anything that is your neighbour’s.”

Now when all the people saw the thunder and the flashes of lightning and the sound of the trumpet and the mountain smoking, the people were afraid and trembled, and they stood far off and said to Moses, “You speak to us, and we will listen; but do not let God speak to us, lest we die.” Moses said to the people, “Do not fear, for God has come to test you, that the fear of him may be before you, that you may not sin.” The people stood far off, while Moses drew near to the thick darkness where God was.

  • Hymn

MY God, how wonderful Thou art,
Thy majesty how bright!
How beautiful Thy mercy-seat,
in depths of burning light!

2 How dread are Thine eternal years,
O everlasting Lord,
by prostrate spirits day and night
incessantly adored!

3 How wonderful, how beautiful,
the sight of Thee must be,
Thine endless wisdom, boundless power,
and aweful purity!

4 O how I fear Thee, living God,
with deepest, tenderest fears,
and worship Thee with trembling hope
and penitential tears!

5 Yet I may love Thee, too, O Lord,
almighty as Thou art;
for Thou hast stooped to ask of me
the love of my poor heart.

6 No earthly father loves like Thee;
no mother, e’er so mild,
bears and forbears as Thou hast done
with me, Thy sinful child.

7 Father of Jesus, love’s reward,
what rapture will it be
prostrate before Thy throne to lie,
and ever gaze on Thee!

  • NT Bible Reading

Luke 23:50-56

Now there was a man named Joseph, from the Jewish town of Arimathea. He was a member of the council, a good and righteous man, who had not consented to their decision and action; and he was looking for the kingdom of God. This man went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus. Then he took it down and wrapped it in a linen shroud and laid him in a tomb cut in stone, where no one had ever yet been laid. It was the day of Preparation, and the Sabbath was beginning. The women who had come with him from Galilee followed and saw the tomb and how his body was laid. Then they returned and prepared spices and ointments.

On the Sabbath they rested according to the commandment.

  • Hymn

KING of my life, I crown Thee now,
Thine shall the glory be;
lest I forget Thy thorn-crowned brow,
lead me to Calvary.

Lest I forget Gethsemane,
lest I forget Thine agony,
lest I forget Thy love for me,
lead me to Calvary.

2 Show me the tomb where Thou wast laid,
tenderly mourned and wept:
angels in robes of light arrayed
guarded Thee whilst Thou slept.

3 Let me, like Mary, hear the voice
that called her by her name,
and bade her mourning heart rejoice
and her dear Master claim.

4 May I be willing, Lord, to bear
daily my cross for Thee;
even Thy cup of grief to share –
Thou hast borne all for me.

5 Fill me, O Lord, with Thy desire
for all who know not Thee;
then touch my lips with holy fire,
to speak of Calvary.

  • Prayer

  • Hymn

ONE day when heaven was filled with His praises,
one day when sin was as vile as could be,
Jesus came forth to be born of a virgin –
dwelt amongst men, my example is He!

Living, He loved me; dying, He saved me;
buried, He carried my sins far away!
Rising, He justified freely for ever;
one day He’s coming – O glorious day!

2 One day they led Him up Calvary’s mountain,
one day they nailed Him to die on the tree;
suffering anguish, despised and rejected;
bearing our sins, my Redeemer is He!

3 One day they left Him alone in the garden,
one day He rested, from suffering free;
angels came down o’er His tomb to keep vigil;
hope of the hopeless, my Saviour is He!

4 One day the grave could conceal Him no longer,
one day the stone rolled away from the door;
He had arisen, o’er death He had conquered;
now is ascended, my Lord evermore!

5 One day the trumpet will sound for His coming,
one day the skies with His glory will shine;
wonderful day, His belovèd ones bringing;
glorious Saviour, this Jesus is mine!

  • Sermon

  • Hymn

I KNOW not where tomorrow’s road
may turn my pilgrim way,
I may not taste its joy or care
nor see beyond today;
but this I know – my Father plans
the path I cannot see;
He knows each turn, each hill, each dale,
and He will walk with me.

2 I know not if my way be bright
or dark with storm and rain,
I know not what it holds for me
of pleasure, grief, or pain;
but this I know – my Saviour’s love
prepares my path each day,
and held within His mighty hand
I need not fear the way.

3 I know not what the future holds,
nor what life’s evening brings,
but with the glad salute of faith
I hail its opening wings.
For this I know – in God the Lord
shall all my needs be met;
I’ll trust tomorrow to His love
who has not failed me yet.

  • Grace

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