Ray Of Hope Church Of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Inc.
The Church in Central New York founded and consistently fostered by the GLBTQIS community. October 31, 2018 was the 35th Anniversary in our 36th year in Ministry.
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Good Friday April 21, 2000


This page will feature the full order of the service for Good Friday, 2000.

After reading and praying the worship service, the Scripture Readings and the Sermon, be sure to return to the Semon Index page by clicking your mouse on the link that looks like this at the bottom of the page:


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 sharing.

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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 Church tonight.

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.

Song: G&P # 368 Were You There

Take a journey through the passion and death of Jesus as told by the centuries old fourteen meditations called the Stations Of The Cross. Presented by Mother Angelica and EWTN. This is not the version we used in worship service, however, this is an excellent version of the Stations on the internet.
To get back to Ray Of Hope Church once you have gone to one of these other pages use your back arrow on your web browser to "back out" of the pages you visit and you will be returned to Ray Of Hope after a few clicks. Enjoy! May God increase your faith.

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)

Gloria Patri

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 tonight.

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