Good Friday Bulletin

Joint Good Friday Service

St. Andrew’s River Heights and

Westworth United Churches


Westworth United Church

1750 Grosvenor Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba

on Treaty One Territory in the heart of the Métis Nation

March 30, 2018


                          We Gather to Worship

Welcome and Announcements


Christ Candle Lighting and Prelude:

“Passion Chorale”                                                  Max Reger

Call to Worship

We approach the cross and find sacrificial love.

Christ Jesus, enwrap us in your grace.

We come before a God of infinite mercy and compassion

Gracious God, hold us in your forgiveness.

We enter the Holy Mystery of self-emptying fullness.

Holy Spirit, strengthen us in our weakness.


Introit:      “A Medieval Prayer for Good Friday”     R. Marvin Johnson

Opening Prayer

Hymn VU 145            “O Sacred Head”                        PASSION CHORALE


                                We Hear the Word

Condemnation: John 19:1-7

Response: VU 148     “Jesus, Remember Me” (3X)     Jacques Berthier

Acquiescence: John 19:8-16

Response: VU 148        “Jesus, Remember Me”           Jacques Berthier

Crucifixion: John 19:17-24

Anthem:                         “Ave Verum”                               Edward Elgar

Accompaniment: John 19:25b-27

Response: VU 148        “Jesus, Remember Me”           Jacques Berthier

Death: John 19:28-30

Anthem:                         “He Was Despised”                     Karl H. Graun 

Burial and Anointing: John 19:38-42


                                     We Respond

Hymn VU 144      “Were You There?” vs. 1,3,5           WERE YOU THERE

Prayers of the People and the Lord’s Prayer VU 921



Offertory:      “Were You There?”                             Charles Callahan

Dedication Hymn VU 544 “In Gratitude and Humble Trust”

Offertory Prayer

(Offering envelopes will be given to their respective churches and

undesignated money will be given to 1JustCity)


Hymn VU 149        “When I Survey the Wondrous Cross” COMMUNION

Commissioning and Benediction

Extinguishing of Christ Candle


 (Please leave quietly while others stay to meditate. In the narthex, you may request of Karen or Loraine an anointing—with unscented olive oil—as a reminder of your baptism that witnesses to the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.)


Tableau Players:  Iris McKay, Bernard Boland, Joan Wilton

Scripture Readers: Tom Dunn and Earl Gould

Ushers:  Kirk Windsor and Diether Peschken

Choir Directors: Derek Morphy and Debbie McLeod

Organists: Wes Elias and Dorcas Windsor

Ministers: Karen Lumley and Loraine MacKenzie Shepherd


St. Andrews River Heights United Church Easter Service 10:30am.


Westworth United Church Easter Service 11:00am, with pre-service music beginning at 10:40am with the Falconer Brass Quintet.