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Order of Worship
Friday, April 15, 2022

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Leaders
Rev Hannah Hwa-Young Chong, Lead Pastor
Rev Hong-kien Jeremiah Lee, Associate Pastor

Music provided by
Chris Garofalo, Director of Music Ministry, Piano & Organ
Marti Matutis, Tenor, Countertenor & Cantor • Robert Gordon, Oboe
Eric Pidluski, Violin I • Maria Arrua, Violin II
Lerryn Donatelle, Viola • Andrew Molina, Cello

Prelude
Oboe Concerto in D minor: Andante e spiccato
by Alessandro Marcello

Public Domain

Welcome & Call to Worship
with Rev. Hannah Chong

Let us remember
how the sky went dark.
Let us remember.
how his mother was there.
Let us remember
how people mocked him.
Let us remember
how his friends fled.
Let us remember
how in the midst of all that, Jesus still chose love.
Let us worship holy God.

Opening Hymn
O Sacred Head, Now Wounded
United Methodist Hymnal #286

Verse 1
O sacred Head, now wounded,
with grief and shame weighed down,
now scornfully surrounded
with thorns, thine only crown:
how pale thou art with anguish,
with sore abuse and scorn!
How does that visage languish
which once was bright as morn!

Verse 2
What thou, my Lord, hast suffered
was all for sinners’ gain;
mine, mine was the transgression,
but thine the deadly pain.
Lo, here I fall, my Savior!
‘Tis I deserve thy place;
look on me with thy favor,
vouchsafe to me thy grace.

Verse 3
What language shall I borrow
to thank thee, dearest friend,
for this thy dying sorrow,
thy pity without end?
O make me thine forever;
and should I fainting be,
Lord, let me never,
never outlive my love to thee.

Prayer of Confession
with Rev. Jeremiah Lee

God of unfathomable mercy, if we were there, we’d like to think that we would have defended you. We’d like to think that we would have stopped the guards and silenced the mockery, protected your body, and defended your name. However, if we were honest with ourselves, we probably would have been at the edge of the crowd—silent and afraid. How often are we silent and afraid? How often do we wait for the stones to cry out for us? Forgive us. Please forgive us. Amen.

Words of Forgiveness
with Rev. Jeremiah Lee

Reflection Music
Hymne for Theremin
by Laurent Beeckmans

© 2020 Geyser Music Edition

Reading & Prayer
with Rev. Megan Dean Tobola, Wesley UMC
Jesus Arrested: John 18:1-8, 12-14

18:1 After Jesus had spoken these words, he went out with his disciples across the Kidron valley to a place where there was a garden, which he and his disciples entered. 2 Now Judas, who betrayed him, also knew the place, because Jesus often met there with his disciples. 3 So Judas brought a detachment of soldiers together with police from the chief priests and the Pharisees, and they came there with lanterns and torches and weapons. 4 Then Jesus, knowing all that was to happen to him, came forward and asked them, “Whom are you looking for?” 5 They answered, “Jesus of Nazareth.” Jesus replied, “I am he.” Judas, who betrayed him, was standing with them. 6 When Jesus said to them, “I am he,” they stepped back and fell to the ground. 7 Again he asked them, “Whom are you looking for?” And they said, “Jesus of Nazareth.” 8 Jesus answered, “I told you that I am he. So if you are looking for me, let these men go.”

12 So the soldiers, their officer, and the Jewish police arrested Jesus and bound him. 13 First they took him to Annas, who was the father-in-law of Caiaphas, the high priest that year. 14 Caiaphas was the one who had advised the Jews that it was better to have one person die for the people.

Hymn of Response
Were You There
United Methodist Hymnal #288

Verse 1
Were you there when they crucified my Lord?
(were you there)
Were you there when they crucified my Lord?
(were you there)
Oh! sometimes it causes me to tremble, tremble, tremble.
Were you there when they crucified my Lord?
(were you there)

Reading & Prayer
with Rev. Mark Winters, First Congregational UCC
Peter’s Denials; The High Priest Questions Jesus:
John 18:15-27

18:15 Simon Peter and another disciple followed Jesus. Since that disciple was known to the high priest, he went with Jesus into the courtyard of the high priest, 16 but Peter was standing outside at the gate. So the other disciple, who was known to the high priest, went out, spoke to the woman who guarded the gate, and brought Peter in. 17 The woman said to Peter, “You are not also one of this man’s disciples, are you?” He said, “I am not.” 18 Now the slaves and the police had made a charcoal fire because it was cold, and they were standing around it and warming themselves. Peter also was standing with them and warming himself.
19 Then the high priest questioned Jesus about his disciples and about his teaching. 20 Jesus answered, “I have spoken openly to the world; I have always taught in synagogues and in the temple, where all the Jews come together. I have said nothing in secret. 21 Why do you ask me? Ask those who heard what I said to them; they know what I said.” 22 When he had said this, one of the police standing nearby struck Jesus on the face, saying, “Is that how you answer the high priest?” 23 Jesus answered, “If I have spoken wrongly, testify to the wrong. But if I have spoken rightly, why do you strike me?” 24 Then Annas sent him bound to Caiaphas the high priest.

25 Now Simon Peter was standing and warming himself. They asked him, “You are not also one of his disciples, are you?” He denied it and said, “I am not.” 26 One of the slaves of the high priest, a relative of the man whose ear Peter had cut off, asked, “Did I not see you in the garden with him?” 27 Again Peter denied it, and at that moment the cock crowed.

Hymn of Response
Were You There
United Methodist Hymnal #288

Verse 2
Were you there when they nailed him to the tree?
(were you there)
Were you there when they nailed Him to the tree?
(were you there)
Oh! sometimes it causes me to tremble, tremble, tremble.
Were you there when they nailed him to the tree?
(were you there)

Reading & Prayer
with Rev. Kathy Wellman, Wesley UMC
Jesus Sentenced to be Crucified: John 19:1-12, 16a

19:1 Then Pilate took Jesus and had him flogged. 2 And the soldiers wove a crown of thorns and put it on his head, and they dressed him in a purple robe. 3 They kept coming up to him, saying, “Hail, King of the Jews!” and striking him on the face. 4 Pilate went out again and said to them, “Look, I am bringing him out to you to let you know that I find no case against him.” 5 So Jesus came out, wearing the crown of thorns and the purple robe. Pilate said to them, “Here is the man!” 6 When the chief priests and the police saw him, they shouted, “Crucify him! Crucify him!” Pilate said to them, “Take him yourselves and crucify him; I find no case against him.” 7 The Jews answered him, “We have a law, and according to that law he ought to die because he has claimed to be the Son of God.”

8 Now when Pilate heard this, he was more afraid than ever. 9 He entered his headquarters again and asked Jesus, “Where are you from?” But Jesus gave him no answer. 10 Pilate therefore said to him, “Do you refuse to speak to me? Do you not know that I have power to release you, and power to crucify you?” 11 Jesus answered him, “You would have no power over me unless it had been given you from above; therefore the one who handed me over to you is guilty of a greater sin.” 12 From then on Pilate tried to release him, but the Jews cried out, “If you release this man, you are no friend of the emperor. Everyone who claims to be a king sets himself against the emperor.”

16a Then he handed him over to them to be crucified.

Hymn of Response
Were You There
United Methodist Hymnal #288

Verse 3
Were you there when they pierced him in the side?
(were you there)
Were you there when they pierced him in the side?
(were you there)
Oh! sometimes it causes me to tremble, tremble, tremble. Were you there when they pierced him in the side?
(were you there)

Reading & Prayer
with Rev. Lynn Pries, Community UMC
The Crucifixion of Jesus: John 19:16b-27

19:16b So they took Jesus; 17 and carrying the cross by himself, he went out to what is called The Place of the Skull, which in Hebrew is called Golgotha. 18 There they crucified him, and with him two others, one on either side, with Jesus between them. 19 Pilate also had an inscription written and put on the cross. It read, “Jesus of Nazareth, the King of the Jews.” 20 Many of the Jews 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. 21 Then the chief priests of the Jews said to Pilate, “Do not write, ‘The King of the Jews,’ but, ‘This man said, I am King of the Jews.’” 22 Pilate answered, “What I have written I have written.” 23 When the soldiers had crucified Jesus, they took his clothes and divided them into four parts, one for each soldier. They also took his tunic; now the tunic was seamless, woven in one piece from the top. 24 So they said to one another, “Let us not tear it, but cast lots for it to see who will get it.” This was to fulfill what the scripture says, “They divided my clothes among themselves, and for my clothing they cast lots.”  25 And that is what the soldiers did.

Meanwhile, standing near the cross of Jesus were his mother, and his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene. 26 When Jesus saw his mother and the disciple whom he loved standing beside her, he said to his mother, “Woman, here is your son.” 27 Then he said to the disciple, “Here is your mother.” And from that hour the disciple took her into his own home.

Hymn of Response
Were You There
United Methodist Hymnal #288

Verse 4
Were you there when the sun refused to shine?
(were you there)
Were you there when the sun refused to shine?
(were you there)
Oh, sometimes it causes me to tremble, tremble, tremble.
Were you there when the sun refused to shine?
(were you there)

Reading & Prayer
with Rev. Eric Doolittle, North Central College
Death of Jesus: John 19:28-30, 38-41

19: 28 After this, when Jesus knew that all was now finished, he said (in order to fulfill the scripture), “I am thirsty.” 29 A jar full of sour wine was standing there. So they put a sponge full of the wine on a branch of hyssop and held it to his mouth. 30 When Jesus had received the wine, he said, “It is finished.” Then he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.

38 After these things, Joseph of Arimathea, who was a disciple of Jesus, though a secret one because of his fear of the Jews, asked Pilate to let him take away the body of Jesus. Pilate gave him permission; so he came and removed his body. 39 Nicodemus, who had at first come to Jesus by night, also came, bringing a mixture of myrrh and aloes, weighing about a hundred pounds. 40 They took the body of Jesus and wrapped it with the spices in linen cloths, according to the burial custom of the Jews. 41 Now there was a garden in the place where he was crucified, and in the garden there was a new tomb in which no one had ever been laid.

Hymn of Response
Were You There
United Methodist Hymnal #288

Verse 5
Were you there when they laid him in the tomb?
(were you there)
Were you there when they laid him in the tomb?
(were you there)
Oh! sometimes it causes me to tremble, tremble, tremble.
Were you there when they laid him in the tomb?
(were you there)

Affirmation of Faith
with Rev. Hannah Chong

We believe that the crucifixion shows us the worst in humanity—
violence inflicted on the innocent, shame poured out in excess, mockery for the sake of mockery, and abandonment of those we love.
We believe that Jesus shows us the best in humanity—
grace where grace is undeserved, humility in the face of power, justice in the face of oppression, love that overcomes.
So today, as one voice, we choose
the latter.
We choose
love.
We choose
grace.
We choose
one another.
We choose
to remember.
Let it be so.
Amen.

Offering Invitation
with Rev. Jeremiah Lee

Offertory
Gabriel’s Oboe
by Ennio Morricone
arranged by Stefano Pagotto

© 1986 & arranged 2015 BMG VM Music Ltd

Unison Prayer
with Rev. Hannah Chong

God who asked for a drink, God who was killed by the state, God who offered love and grace even from the cross- we are at a loss for words. What do we do with this day? The air is heavy. Our hearts are heavy. The suffering of this world feels particularly close, spilling out all over us. And yet, even in this space, we know you are moving. Even in this space, we know that this is not the end. Give us the heart to dwell in this story and the courage to let it change us. Gratefully we pray. Amen.

Closing Hymn
Ah, Holy Jesus
United Methodist Hymnal #289
verse 1, 4 & 5

Verse 1
Ah, holy Jesus, how hast thou offended,
that we to judge thee have in hate pretended?
By foes derided, by thine own rejected,
O most afflicted!

Verse 4
For me, kind Jesus, was thy incarnation,
thy mortal sorrow, and thy life’s oblation;
thy death of anguish and
thy bitter passion, for my salvation.

Verse 5
Therefore, kind Jesus, since I cannot pay thee,
I do adore thee, and will ever pray thee,
think on thy pity and thy love unswerving,
not my deserving.

Benediction
with Rev. Hannah Chong

Postlude
Benedictus
by Karl Jenkins

©  2003 & 2014 Boosey & Hawkes Music Publishers Ltd


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