Welcome to St. Paul Lutheran’s Online Worship for Good Friday (Friday, April 10, 2020). The order of service appears on the left (above on mobile devices) with the corresponding video of the service on the right (below on mobile devices).

(Begin in silence.)



First Lesson – Isaiah 52:13-53:12

Psalm – Psalm 22

Second Lesson – Hebrews 10:15-25

The Passion Gospel According to John – John 18:1-19:42

Response before reading – “Glory to you, O Lord.”
Response after reading – “Praise to you, O Christ.”

Hymn of the Day – “Were You There” (ELW, #353)

Bidding Prayer

Silent prayer

C:  Let us pray, brothers and sisters, for the holy church throughout the world.

P: Almighty and eternal God… We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

C: Let us pray for our sisters and brothers who share our faith in Jesus Christ.

Reverencing the Cross – “In the Cross of Christ I Glory” (ELW, #324)

P: By your Holy Cross you have redeemed the world.

The cross is laid upon the ground and Jesus is stretched upon the method of death. At the same time, he offers his bruised limbs, his broken body to his heavenly Father. He offers them on behalf of the sinful and on behalf of his fierce executioners as he is nailed …by them to the shameful wood. The blows are struck. The blood flows forth.

C:  O Jesus, nailed to the cross, fasten our hearts there also, that they may be united to you in death and may rise again with you in life.

Lord have mercy upon us.

Christ have mercy upon us.

Lord have mercy upon us.

P:  I invite you to consider the cross…

Instrumental – “Beneath the Cross of Jesus”     


(Conclude in silence.)

“Were You There”
Text: African American spiritual. Music: African American spiritual. Arr. © 1999, Augsburg Fortress. Used by permission of Augsburg Fortress.
“Beneath the Cross of Jesus”
Test: Elizabeth C. Clephane, 1830-1869. Music: Frederick C. Maker, 1844-1927. Used by permission of Augsburg Fortress.
“In the Cross of Christ I Glory”
Test: John Bowring, 1792-1872. Music: Ithamar Conkey, 1815-1867. Used by permission of Augsburg Fortress.