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Good Friday

Good Friday

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Worship bulletin from St. Francis Church, Goodlettsville TN.
Worship bulletin from St. Francis Church, Goodlettsville TN.

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 The Right Reverend John C. Bauerschmidt--Bishop of Tennessee The Reverend Joseph B. Howard--Vicar
Order of Worship
Te vision of St. Francis Church is to be a community dedicatedto the transformation of lives with the Gospel of Jesus Christfor the Kingdom of God.
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St. Francis Church
 Biblically minded. Mission Driven.
 
 A note for visitors:
We’re thankful that you could join us for worship today, and we pray God blesses you in your time here. The entirety of the service is printed in your bulletin. If you have any questions don’t hesitate to ask someone around you!
 St. Francis Church
wants to encourage families to worship together. The practice of dividing families for worship is a modern invention and is often detrimental to the goal of worshipping as a body. In order to be a community where all ages feel welcome,we provide coloring materials for children to use during worship and seek to be a
community that understands the specic gifts and challenges that children bring. We
encourage you, should you feel comfortable doing so, to sit toward the front with your children, as little-ones are often more attentive if they can see what is happening.That being said, we understand that there may be times when it is best to takeadvantage of child care, which we have available in the room immediately through the Kitchen off of the entryway. All parents are provided with vibrating beepers to informthem should anything come up requiring their attention.
 In Preparation for worship:
We invite you to take a few moments before the servicebegins to be still, and rest from the business of your lives. Take time to breathe deeply,
and reect upon the past week. When you’re ready, you might say the following prayer 
or one like it in preparation for worship.
O Almighty God, who pours out on all who desire it the spirit of grace and of supplication: Deliver us, when we draw near to you, from coldness of heart and wanderings of mind, that with steadfast thoughts and kindled affections we may worship you in spirit and in truth; though Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
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Opening Acclamation:
Celebrant: Blessed be our God  People:
For ever and ever. Amen.
Collect of the Day:
  Almighty God, we pray you graciously to behold this your family, for whom our Lord  Jesus Christ was willing to be betrayed, and given into the hands of sinners, and to suffer death upon the cross; who now lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.
 Amen.
 First Reading:
 Isaiah 52:13—53:12
 All sit.
 A Reading from the book of the prophet Isaiah.Behold, my servant shall prosper, he shall be exalted and lifted up, and shall be very high. As many were astonished at him—his appearance was so marred, beyond humansemblance, and his form beyond that of the sons of men—so shall he startle many nations;kings shall shut their mouths because of him; for that which has not been told them they shall see, and that which they have not heard they shall understand. Who has believed what we have heard? And to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed? For he grew up before him like a young plant, and like a root out of dry ground; he had no form orcomeliness that we should look at him, and no beauty that we should desire him. He wasdespised and rejected by men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief; and as onefrom whom men hide their faces he was despised, and we esteemed him not. Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed him stricken, smitten by God,
and aficted. But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities;
upon him was the chastisement that made us whole, and with his stripes we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the Lord has
laid on him the iniquity of us all. He was oppressed, and he was aficted, yet he opened not
his mouth; like a lamb that is led to the slaughter, and like a sheep that before its shearersis dumb, so he opened not his mouth. By oppression and judgment he was taken away;and as for his generation, who considered that he was cut off out of the land of the living,stricken for the transgression of my people? And they made his grave with the wicked and with a rich man in his death, although he had done no violence, and there was no deceitin his mouth. Yet it was the will of the Lord to bruise him; he has put him to grief; whenhe makes himself an offering for sin, he shall see his offspring, he shall prolong his days;the will of the Lord shall prosper in his hand; he shall see the fruit of the travail of his
soul and be satised; by his knowledge shall the righteous one, my servant, make many 
to be accounted righteous; and he shall bear their iniquities. Therefore I will divide him aportion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he poured outhis soul to death, and was numbered with the transgressors; yet he bore the sin of many,and made intercession for the transgressors.
 Reader: The Word of the Lord. People:
Thanks be to God.
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