Come join us as we join Jesus at the cross in his final, dying moments and discover that things are not always as they appear.
God of Light, God of Shadow, in our time together today,
keep us aware of your presence in the darkness,
help us to see meaning in the terrible story we will hear,
and keep the fire of hope alive in our hearts.
This we pray in the name of the man from Nazareth,
the one who lived with a great Passion for your Way,
the one whose death is nigh,
the one who taught his friends to pray saying:
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven
Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory
forever and ever. Amen