Virtual Bulletin | Good Friday of Holy Week (April 2nd, 2021)


Prelude in C Major, JS Bach

Alex Kouris, Piano

O Sacred Head Now Wounded

String Quartet

Welcome, Prayer, Call to Worship
Adam Kurihara

from Isaiah 53:1-6

Surely he took up our pain
    and bore our suffering,
yet we considered him punished by God,
    stricken by him, and afflicted.
But he was pierced for our transgressions,
    he was crushed for our iniquities;
the punishment that brought us peace was on him,
    and by his wounds we are healed.

All People: We all, like sheep, have gone astray,
    each of us has turned to our own way;
and the Lord has laid on him
    the iniquity of us all.

Gathering Hymn

O Praise The Name (Anastasis)

I cast my mind to Calvary
Where Jesus bled and died for me
I see His wounds His hands His feet
My Savior on that cursed tree

O praise the Name of the Lord our God
O praise His Name forevermore
For endless days we will sing Your praise
Oh Lord oh Lord our God

Reading 1
Ryan Huang

Exodus 32:7-10

And the Lord said to Moses, “Go down, for your people, whom you brought up out of the land of Egypt, have corrupted themselves. They have turned aside quickly out of the way that I commanded them. They have made for themselves a golden calf and have worshiped it and sacrificed to it and said, ‘These are your gods, O Israel, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt!’” And the Lord said to Moses, “I have seen this people, and behold, it is a stiff-necked people. Now therefore let me alone, that my wrath may burn hot against them and I may consume them, in order that I may make a great nation of you.”


How Deep the Father’s Love for Us

How deep the Father’s love for us,
How vast beyond all measure,
That He should give His only Son
To make a wretch His treasure.
How great the pain of searing loss,
The Father turns His face away,
As wounds which mar the Chosen One,
Bring many sons to glory.

Behold the Man upon the cross,
My sin upon His shoulders,
Ashamed I hear my mocking voice
Call out among the scoffers.
It was my sin that held Him there
Until it was accomplished.
His dying breath has brought me life;
I know that it is finished.

I will not boast in anything;
No gifts, no power, no wisdom,
But I will boast in Jesus Christ:
His death and resurrection.
Why should I gain from His reward?
I cannot give an answer.
But this I know with all my heart:
His wounds have paid my ransom. 

Reading 2
Melissa Figueroa

Jesus is Sentenced to Death
Luke 23:4; 13-23

Then Pilate said to the chief priests and the crowds, “I find no guilt in this man.”

Pilate then called together the chief priests and the rulers and the people, and said to them, “You brought me this man as one who was misleading the people. And after examining him before you, behold, I did not find this man guilty of any of your charges against him. Neither did Herod, for he sent him back to us. Look, nothing deserving death has been done by him. I will therefore punish and release him.”

But they all cried out together, “Away with this man, and release to us Barabbas”— a man who had been thrown into prison for an insurrection started in the city and for murder. Pilate addressed them once more, desiring to release Jesus, but they kept shouting, “Crucify, crucify him!” A third time he said to them, “Why? What evil has he done? I have found in him no guilt deserving death. I will therefore punish and release him.” But they were urgent, demanding with loud cries that he should be crucified. And their voices prevailed.


Glory to the Lamb (Our Great God)

Verse 1
How can the hands that hung the stars hang, nailed, upon a tree?
The feet that walked with Adam’s steps are pierced for one like me.
Thy feet were nailed upon the tree to trample down our sin;
Thy hands stretched out for all to see to take thy murderers in.

Verse 2
Hear Him cry out, the Word made flesh, who called all things to be
The sun, which knows His voice so well, in shock, holds back its beams.
Hear how he groans, while nature shakes, and earth’s strong pillars bend!
The temple’s veil in sunder breaks, the solid marbles rend.

Hosanna! Glory be to our great God!
Hosanna! Glory be to our great God!

Verse 3
‘Tis done! The precious ransom’s paid. ‘Receive my soul,’ he cries!
See, now he bows his sacred head! The God of angels dies.
But soon he’ll break death’s envious chain, and in full glory shine.
O Lamb of God, was ever pain, was ever love like thine!

Reading 3
Andrew Kouris

The Crucifixion
Luke 23:32-41

Two others, who were criminals, were led away to be put to death with him. And when they came to the place that is called The Skull, there they crucified him, and the criminals, one on his right and one on his left. And Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.” And they cast lots to divide his garments. And the people stood by, watching, but the rulers scoffed at him, saying, “He saved others; let him save himself, if he is the Christ of God, his Chosen One!” The soldiers also mocked him, coming up and offering him sour wine and saying, “If you are the King of the Jews, save yourself!” There was also an inscription over him, “This is the King of the Jews.”

One of the criminals who were hanged railed at him, saying, “Are you not the Christ? Save yourself and us!” But the other rebuked him, saying, “Do you not fear God, since you are under the same sentence of condemnation? And we indeed justly, for we are receiving the due reward of our deeds; but this man has done nothing wrong.”

Sermon – From the Golden Calf to the Glorious Cross
Dr. Donna Petter

Our Response – Nailing Our Sins
Kyle Smethurst, Pastor of Family Ministries


Sing to Jesus

Verse 1
Come and see
Look on this mystery
The Lord of the universe
Nailed to a tree
Christ our God
Spilling His holy blood
Bowing in anguish
His sacred head

Chorus 1
Sing to Jesus
Lord of our shame
Lord of our sinful hearts
He is our great Redeemer
Sing to Jesus
Honor His name
Sing of His faithfulness
Pouring His life out unto death

Verse 2
Come you weary
And He will give you rest
Come you who mourn
Lay on His breast
Christ who died
Risen in paradise
Giver of mercy
Giver of life

Chorus 2
Sing to Jesus
His is the throne
Now and forever
He is the King of heaven
Sing to Jesus we are His own
Now and forever
Sing for the love our God has shown

Chorus 3
Sing to Jesus Lord of our shame
Lord of our sinful hearts
He is our great Redeemer
Sing to Jesus honor His name


Broken Vessels (Amazing Grace)

Verse 1
All these pieces
Broken and scattered
In mercy gathered
Mended and whole
Empty handed
But not forsaken
I’ve been set free
I’ve been set free

Amazing grace
How sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me
Oh I once was lost
But now I am found
Was blind but now I see

Chorus 1
Oh I can see You now
Oh I can see the love in Your eyes
Laying Yourself down
Raising up the broken to life

Verse 2
You take our failure
You take our weakness
You set Your treasure
In jars of clay
So take this heart Lord
I’ll be Your vessel
The world to see Your life in me

Reading 4
Phoebe Jackson

The Death of Jesus
Luke 23:44-47

It was now about the sixth hour, and there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour, while the sun’s light failed. And the curtain of the temple was torn in two. Then Jesus, calling out with a loud voice, said, “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit!” And having said this he breathed his last. Now when the centurion saw what had taken place, he praised God, saying, “Certainly this man was innocent!”


In Christ Alone

Verse 1
In Christ alone my hope is found
He is my light my strength my song
This Cornerstone this solid Ground
Firm through the fiercest drought and storm
What heights of love what depths of peace
When fears are stilled when strivings cease
My Comforter my All in All
Here in the love of Christ I stand

Verse 2
In Christ alone who took on flesh
Fulness of God in helpless babe
This gift of love and righteousness
Scorned by the ones He came to save
Till on that cross as Jesus died
The wrath of God was satisfied
For every sin on Him was laid
Here in the death of Christ I live

Verse 3
There in the ground His body lay
Light of the world by darkness slain

Depart In Silence


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Band this Evening:

  • Piano and Vocals  – Adam Kurihara
  • Acoustic Guitar and Vocals – Alex Kouris
  • Cello – Alex Lu
  • Viola – Darcy Foreman
  • Violin – Eleanor Markey and Richard Husing