Beyond the Walls – Father, Forgive Them
This Sunday we reflect on the sacred story of Good Friday: the crucifixion and death of Jesus. Confronting violent authorities intent on torturing and executing him, Jesus responds by embodying his own non-violent precepts: “love your enemies,” and “pray for those who persecute you.” From the cross, Jesus prays, “Father, forgive them,” which provides our theme for this Palm Sunday’s worship, the end of the Lenten season and the beginning of the traditional Christian Holy Week. As we prepare for Easter Sunday next week, our producer Jerry Dale Jr will be our speaker, bringing the crucifixion story into the present as we confront conscious and unconscious biases in our lives and our communities. We invite all those participating live to partake in the sacrament of Communion. Beyond the Walls – Father, Forgive Them. Let us gather on Sunday, April 2, at 12 PM EDT with our friends from around the world. We will gather again at 6 PM EDT for Late Edition.
ORDER OF WORSHIP
Prelude: Prelude and Fugue in G Minor (WoO III/2) by Max Reger
Greetings: John Hamer – Toronto Centre Place
Call to Worship: Jared Poplett – Knoxville, Illinois
Opening Hymn: CCS 461 - Ah, Holy Jesus
Invocation: Karen Smith – Ludington, Michigan
Peace Lesson: Noelle Gaffka – Mt. Pleasant, Michigan
Global Welcome: Leandro Palacios – Toronto Centre Place
Communion Hymn: CCS 524 - For Bread Before Us Broken
Lectionary: Luke 23:26-49, the Crucifixion of Jesus, Leon Berg – Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil
Sermon: Jerry Dale Jr – Casper, Wyoming
Blessing of the the Bread: Leandro Palacios
Blessing of the the Wine: John Hamer
Closing Hymn: CCS 477 - The Risen Christ
Sending Forth: John Hamer
Postlude: III. Allegro from Chamber Sonata in C Minor (RV 83) by Antonio Vivaldi
All music performed by the Beyond the Walls Choir and Michael Karpowicz.
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Beyond the Walls is an online worship service offering live ministry from locations around the world. Our global congregation meets every Sunday at 12:00 pm EDT / 11:00 am CDT / 10:00 am MDT / 9:00 am PDT. All are welcome at this inclusive church service.
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