Notes for Good Friday



Mark 14:33-36 –  He took Peter, James, and John with him, and he became deeply troubled and distressed. 34 He told them, “My soul is crushed with grief to the point of death. Stay here and keep watch with me.” 35 He went on a little farther and fell to the ground. He prayed that, if it were possible, the awful hour awaiting him might pass him by. 36 “Abba, Father,” he cried out, “everything is possible for you. Please take this cup of suffering away from me. Yet I want your will to be done, not mine.”

John 19:17-21 – Carrying the cross by himself, he went to the place called Place of the Skull (in Hebrew, Golgotha). 18 There they nailed him to the cross. Two others were crucified with him, one on either side, with Jesus between them. 19 And Pilate posted a sign on the cross that read, “Jesus of Nazareth, the King of the Jews.” 20 The place where Jesus was crucified was near the city, and the sign was written in Hebrew, Latin, and Greek, so that many people could read it. 21 Then the leading priests objected and said to Pilate, “Change it from ‘The King of the Jews’ to ‘He said, I am King of the Jews.’”

Luke 23:39-43 –  One of the criminals hanging beside him scoffed, “So you’re the Messiah, are you? Prove it by saving yourself—and us, too, while you’re at it!” 40 But the other criminal protested, “Don’t you fear God even when you have been sentenced to die? 41 We deserve to die for our crimes, but this man hasn’t done anything wrong.” 42 Then he said, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your Kingdom.” 43 And Jesus replied, “I assure you, today you will be with me in paradise.”

John 19:30-34 –  When Jesus had tasted it, he said, “It is finished!” Then he bowed his head and gave up his spirit. 31 It was the day of preparation, and the Jewish leaders didn’t want the bodies hanging there the next day, which was the Sabbath (and a very special Sabbath, because it was Passover week). So they asked Pilate to hasten their deaths by ordering that their legs be broken. Then their bodies could be taken down. 32 So the soldiers came and broke the legs of the two men crucified with Jesus. 33 But when they came to Jesus, they saw that he was already dead, so they didn’t break his legs. 34 One of the soldiers, however, pierced his side with a spear, and immediately blood and water flowed out.

1 Corinthians 11:23-26 — For I pass on to you what I received from the Lord himself. On the night when he was betrayed, the Lord Jesus took some bread 24 and gave thanks to God for it. Then he broke it in pieces and said, “This is my body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” 25 In the same way, he took the cup of wine after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant between God and his people—an agreement confirmed with my blood. Do this in remembrance of me as often as you drink it.” 26 For every time you eat this bread and drink this cup, you are announcing the Lord’s death until he comes again.

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March 26th

From 9am to noon we will set out over 20,000 eggs full of candy from the community for over 2,000 who will show up at 11am.  We love to bless our city every Easter and will hand each child a huge piece of candy with an invite to Easter at Open Life.  Join us in blessing our city.



March 25th & 27th

This year we have a Good Friday service at 6:30pm on March 25th to celebrate what Jesus did on the cross for you and me.  Then on Sunday we celebrate Easter at Open Life.  We are praying to reach so many people with the hope and love of Jesus this year!



March 27th

Kids will enjoy a creative sharing of the Easter story through music, media, and more while adults enjoy the most inspiring 70 minutes of their year.

An Egg Hunt for kids (birth through 5th grade) will follow the service. Bring a bag or basket and you’re good to go.



June 27 – July 1

It’s that time of year again when our youth need to block out a week of their summer to connect with each other and Jesus at one of the best camps in our state.  Mark your calendars and check the link below for all the info you will need.