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Good Friday 2014: We spent a ton of time in prayer, as a church leadership, about our first Good friday service. Our hope was to make an invisible God visible to our congregation in a new way. We wanted it be a clear and a stark contrast to Sunday morning and the resurrection. Easter means so much more when you have to walk the road of the cross with Jesus. We ended up writing a script based on our own spin of the stations of the cross based on the Word. What we were left with was mind blowing and heart wrenching.

Here is our script. All the text copyright 2014 Ember Church (Mark Carpender, Adam Fagan-Kela, Joel Klampert, Ed Pichette II), but we want to make this available to any church that wants to use or any part of it for their services. We hope this blesses your congregation and stirs hearts towards Jesus!

Here is the audio from our service. By the end of the night there wasn’t a dry eye in the room.
The Script is below and has songs we used as well.

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We had an amazing 2nd service in our new building. Good friday was emotional, contemplative, restoring, and full of worship. It was a great evening. And I even got to play Keys this week on 3 of the songs.

For a detail on what was done in the service this year check out my Post on it.

for more pictures go here.

Easter is coming, but just before it is Palm Sunday. This day has even more importance to our church this year.

Last sunday was Lifepath Church’s last service in our current building. As a matter of fact it was actually the 777th service we have held there. How awesome is that!

We have, based on the nudging of God, JUMPED out of our box and we are moving to a store front. In this area that is not a typical thing so this is very exciting. What’s really exciting is how much our church prayed about this move and didn’t make a move without God. This location truly is of God and Palm Sunday marks our first service in the new building. I will have pics of it soon by the way.

So here is what we have planned Set List wise:

Processional
Prepare Ye G (no need to play) – Godspell
Here is Our King G

Worship
Gloria
 – Klampert
You Are My Joy – Crowder – F (flyleaf arrangement)
Inside Out – United (chorus Only) – F
Mighty to Save – F
Sing to the King- E

Offering
Before the Throne of God

Communion
Center – Hall E
Hossana – Fraser E

Recessional

Hosanna -Baloche G

So what do you have planned?

Good Friday is coming in two weeks and I have been working hard on planning all things holy week. I am not the kind of person who wants to pull out all of the stops during these days in a way that does not exemplify our normal services. With that said though I do want to do everything in my power to help the congregation and visitors to connect with the death and resurection of Jesus Christ. So here is what I have planned for our Good Friday service. I can’t wait for this evening. It is going to be fantastic. Below are the plans for it.

ORDER OF SERVICE

Hookers & Robbers – Charlie Hall D
Psalm 22 – Video
Lord Undo Me – Spoken word
Honestly – Carl Cartee
Whisper His Name – Deluge
Beautiful the Blood – Steve Fee

Hebrews 10:1-18
General Confession
Veil Video
Veil tearing by each person
Hebrews 10:19-25

Writing of Sins on paper
Jesus Paid it All – Video
Burning of sins at altar
Refiner’s Fire – Doerksen D
Above All (chorus) – Baloche D

Jesus Painter Video

The Cost – Spoken Word
Communion
Beautiful Savior – Darrell Evans D
Luke 23:26-43
Come Away – United Pursuit Band
Luke 23:44-46
Long Live God/Prepare Ye – Godspell

Benediction
original- MP3 coming soon

Go in peace let your heart soar
Go in peace and thirst no more
For the Lord is righteous and pure
Go in peace and sin no more

**Go in peace let your heart soar
Go in peace and thirst no more
For the Lord is righteous and pure
Go in peace and be restored
-Klampert

So what are your plans for Good friday?

Good Friday is coming up right after Palm sunday of course.

I have been injuring my brain, not so much with thinking of ideas, but with trying to decided on which one to use.

I will be using Mp3’s, Video, proected graphics, spoken word, poetry, readings, music, incense, and some other things.

Musically so far I know I will be using:
Beautiful the Blood – By steve Fee
Jesus Paid it All – Stanfill version
Beautiful Scandalous Night – the Choir

I still have much to do to put this thing together, but I am wondering what you are doing.

So what are you doing?
Got any good song suggestions?