Holy Week

Service of Reflection & Prayer

Monday|April 6

Preparation for Worship

 “Trust in him at all times, O people;

 pour out your heart before him; God is a refuge for us”  (Psalm 62:8).

My Soul Finds Rest/Psalm 62   Sandra McCracken

Oh my God hear my cry
from the depths I call out to you
You give your mercy and light
in the dark, in the wilderness

 

     Chorus

     My soul finds rest in God alone
     my salvation comes from him
     My soul finds rest, God is my home
     I will not be shaken, I will not be shaken

 

You are my shield and my strength
train my feet for this battle
Our God is mighty to save
I will wait, I will wait for him

 

Bridge

O my strength, I sing praise to you
O my strength, I sing praise to you
In joy or pain, I sing praise to you
Night or day, I sing praise to you

Call to Worship & Opening Prayer

Psalm 62, 1-2, 5-8

Ps 62 & Opening PrayerDavid Bast
00:00 / 01:23
Word of God

Jesus Anointed at Bethany     John 12:1-8

Six days before the Passover, Jesus came to Bethany, where Lazarus lived, whom Jesus had raised from the dead. 2 Here a dinner was given in Jesus’ honor. Martha served, while Lazarus was among those reclining at the table with him. 3 Then Mary took about a pint of pure nard, an expensive perfume; she poured it on Jesus’ feet and wiped his feet with her hair. And the house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume.But one of his disciples, Judas Iscariot, who was later to betray him, objected, 5 “Why wasn’t this perfume sold and the money given to the poor?

It was worth a year’s wages.” 6 He did not say this because he cared about the poor but because he was a thief; as keeper of the money bag, he used to help himself to what was put into it.7 “Leave her alone,” Jesus replied. “It was intended that she should save this perfume for the day of my burial. 8 You will always have the poor among you, you will not always have me.”

Meditation
Holy Monday MeditationDavid Bast
00:00 / 09:31
Silence and Reflection

You are encouraged to respond to the Word,

in silent reflection and confession. 

(After which, you may choose to listen to the following recording)

Broken and Spilled Out      Steve Green

One day a plain village woman driven by love for her Lord
recklessly poured out a valuable essence, disregarding the scorn
And once it was broken and spilled out
A fragrance filled all the room like a prisoner released from his shackles
like a spirit set free from the tomb

 

     Broken and spilled out, just for love of you, Jesus
     My own precious treasure lavished on thee
     Broken and spilled out and poured at your feet
     in sweet abandon let me be spilled out and used up for thee

 

Whatever it takes to be yours Lord, whatever it takes to be clean
I just can't live without your sweet approval no matter what it may mean
I throw myself at your feet Lord, broken by your love for me
May the fragrance of total commitment be the only defense that I need

 

Lord, you were God's precious treasure; his loved and his own perfect Son
sent here to show me the love of the Father. Yes, just for love it was done
And though you were perfect and holy you gave up yourself willingly
and you spared no expense for my pardon; you were spilled out and wasted for me

 

You were broken and spilled out just for love of me, Jesus
God's most precious treasure lavished on me
You were broken and spilled out and poured at my feet
In sweet abandon Lord, you were spilled out and used up for me

Holy Week Worship Schedule (online)

Tuesday, Service of Reflection - Jennifer Holberg

Wednesday, Service of Reflection - Craig Piersma

Maundy Thursday Service of Communion & Tenebrae 

Good Friday & Holy Saturday - Lectio Divina

 

Each Day - Compline (evening) Prayers