St. James and St. John United Church
Good Friday Presentation
Friday, April 2, 2021

Minister: Rev. Alice Szemök
Guest Minister: Rev. Geza Szemök
Music Ministry: David Bunnell

“The Crucifixion”

 

WORSHIP LEADERS
Rev. Alice Szemök
Rev. Geza Szemök

READERS
Witness 1 Kirby Matchett (Video)
Witness 2 Charlene Savard-Coull
Witness 3 Gwen Geikie
Witness 4 Diane Forrest
Witness 5 Nancy Donald
Witness 6 Kimberley Shaddick
Witness 7 Kathy Buckley

MUSICAL SELECTIONS

“Jesus Keep Me Near the Cross”
Congregational Hymn

“What Did He Die For?”
United Harmony

“This is My Body”
Kimberley Shaddick

“O Sacred Head”
Megan Gallant

“Gethsemane”
Molly & Ava Gallant

“Above All”
Kimberley Shaddick

“Stay With us Through the Night”
Nancy Russell

“Were You There?”
Congregational Hymn

“For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God. He was put to death in the body but made alive in the Spirit.”
1 Peter 3:18

This is the Day the Lord Has Made

On this day You were crucified,
On this day when You bled and died,
On this day of your riven side,
On this day which unleased the tide
Of blood by which I’m justified
Because You pled my case and cried,
“Forgive them Father!”

On this grim day, so dark its hour,
On this “Good” day death smote with power
And took Your life amid the shower
Of spit and spite. You raised a tower –
Your cross, Your life a seed to flower
All days since then, on this day.

So, on this day I raise my voice
In praise with all who now rejoice
Because You made the Cross Your choice
And died to cancel the invoice
Of sin and debt; spent Your life for mine,
On this day.
-Jack W. Hayford