The Light on the Hill

Order of Service – Good Friday 2022

The Order of Service follows below.

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Good Friday
April 15th, 2022
We acknowledge the Kaurna people as the traditional carers of the land on which our church is built.


Procession to Calvary by Stainer

Welcome and Acknowledgment of Land


My Song Is Love Unknown – John Ireland

Call to Worship

Come and see, Jesus on the cross,
come and see, his Mother standing by,
come and see, the powerful,
who think that they have won.

Come and see, Jesus,
betrayed, crucified,
dying for love.

Come, if you can,
see the one who loves you,
even unto death.

Come and see,
God is here,
come and offer your worship,
offer your sorrow and tears,
offer yourself.

We Sing: Be Still and Know

  1. Be still and know that I am God.
    Be still and know that I am God.
    Be still and know that I am God.

  2. Commit your way unto the Lord..
    Commit your way unto the Lord.
    Commit your way unto the Lord..

  3. Be still and know that I am God.
    Be still and know that I am God.
    Be still and know that I am God.

All Together Now 9 Jason Daniel © Birdwing Music / Cherry Lane Music Co. Used by permission.

Turning Darkness

The Shadows

Scripture Reading

John 18:1-14

Contemporary Reading

As the Shadows Grow by Yehiel E. Poupko

We Sing: Kyrie

Kyrie, Kyrie, elieson.
Kyrie, Kyrie, elieson

Sung 4 times

(Translation: Lord, have mercy)

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Turning Our Backs

Scripture Reading

John 18:15-27

Prayer of Confession

We Sing: O Sacred Head Sore Wounded

  1. O sacred head sore wounded,
    with grief and shame weighed down;
    O kingly head surrounded
    with thorns your only crown;
    death’s shadows rise before you,
    the glow of life decays;
    yet hosts of heaven adore you
    and tremble as they gaze.

  2. What language shall I borrow
    to praise you, heavenly friend,
    for this your dying sorrow,
    your mercy without end?
    Such agony and dying!
    Such love to sinners free!
    O Christ, all grace supplying,
    turn now your face on me.

  3. In this your bitter Passion,
    good Shepherd, think of me,
    look on me with compassion,
    unworthy though I be:
    beneath your cross abiding
    for ever would I rest,
    in your dear love confiding,
    and with your presence blessed.

  4. Lord, be my consolation,
    my shield when death is near;
    remind me of your Passion,
    be with me when I fear.
    My eyes shall then behold you,
    upon your cross shall dwell,
    my heart by faith enfold you;
    and who dies thus, dies well.

Paul Gerhardt 1607-76 from Salve caput cruentatum. attrib. Bernard of Clairvaux 1091-1153, tr. James Waddell Alexander 18-04-59 and others. Public Domain.

Prayers of the People

The Lord’s Prayer

And now with the confidence of the children of God, let us pray the prayer Jesus taught us saying…

Our Father in heaven,

hallowed be Your name,

your Kingdom come,

your will be done,

on earth as in Heaven.

Give us today our daily bread.

Forgive us our sins,

as we forgive those who sin against us.

Save us in the time of trial

and deliver us from evil.

For the kingdom, the power and the glory are yours

now and forever. Amen.

Turning Against

Scripture Reading

John 19:1-7, 16-18

Choral Anthem

Were You There – traditional spiritual arr. Peter Hunt


Turning Inside Out

Scripture Reading

John 19:25b-30

Contemporary Reading

Song of the Winding Sheet by Jan Richardson

Reaffirmation of Baptism

During this time, you are invited to come to the baptismal font to reaffirm your baptism and to consider who we will become because of who Christ is. There you will be reminded that, at your baptism, you received the blessing and challenge of Christ’s cross. Your forehead will be marked with water in the sign of the cross, reminding you of your baptism.

A Covid Marshall will be dismissing people today. You may come forward to reaffirm your baptism or receive a blessing if you choose. You may also simply leave through the Stanley Street door.

As Jesus’ death is incomplete without his resurrection, this service has no conclusion until Easter Sunday.

Please be mindful of physical distancing at the Stanley Street exit.