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feature the full order of the service for Good Friday, 2000.
After reading and praying the worship service, the Scripture Readings and the
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Ray Of Hope
Church Celebration Of
Holy Thursday 2000
Ray Of Hope Church Celebration Of Good Friday 2000
A very special welcome to our visitors. You are as welcome here as Jesus Christ
himself. Be comfortable and join in all parts of the worship service. We are building
a wonderful Christ-centered Community here, and we invite you to share in our
joy! After the Worship Service, please join us for a time of refreshments and
Opening Song: Notebook #71 The Old Rugged Cross
L: Tonight we celebrate the eternal love of God for all creation in that God
made the ultimate sacrifice to save us from eternal death. We give God Glory!
A: We give God glory and praise and honor and thanksgiving for loving us so
much that God gave His Only Begotten Son so that whosoever should believe on
Him will not perish but have eternal life. Alleluia!
L: We also celebrate a first time event in the sacred story of Ray Of Hope
A: Yes Lord, tonight our Congregation is praying simultaneously from all three
locations. We offer our prayers from Syracuse, Ithaca and Elmira as a blanket
of praise across Central New York. Prophetically we offer You our prayers
tonight as a testimony that someday there will be Ray Of Hope Church in Oswego,
Syracuse, Ithaca, and Binghamton, NY. All to your glory and honor, all in
praise of Your love for us. Hear us as we pray in unity as one Congregation in
three places tonight. Amen.
L: To those who are perishing the cross is foolishness.
A: But to those who are being saved it is power of eternal life.
L: We begin our celebration then,
A: In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, Amen.
L: Let us pray.
A: We come to you, O God, this night to give you praise and glory for all you
did for us through Christ Jesus Our Lord. Open our hearts now to meditate on
the sacred mystery of the sacrifice of the Cross where Jesus shed His blood in
obedience to you as you requested because you love us with an everlasting love.
We ask this in the Name of Jesus, Amen.
Personal Reflection: Notebook #78 Grant To Us O Lord
Litnay of the Holy Name of Jesus Worship #18
Receive offerings of financial gifts. (pecial offering)
SONG: G&P 444 Lift High The Cross
L: Let us pray.
A: Lord Jesus Christ you saved us from eternal damnation and loss. Your love
for us is beyond our most able imagination and understanding. We leave this
place in awe. You are worthy of all our praise for ever and ever Amen.
L: May the peace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with you now and forever.
A: And also with you.
L: Let us share the sacrament of Christ peace as we leave this celebration