Prelude                    

Call to Worship

One: A cradle and a cross
All: And between these—a life
One: Bethlehem and Jerusalem
All: A birth and a death
One: One of sorrows who sometimes wept
All: One of joy who also kept compassion and grace alive and real
One: Today may we experience the surge of Christ’s life
All: and the depths of Christ’s love

Hymn   #231   When I survey the wondrous cross
public domain  

Welcome & Gathering Prayer 

STATIONS OF THE CROSS

Introduction 

Instrumental #242                 

Station 1: Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane
Matthew 26:36-41

Station 2: Jesus is Betrayed by Judas and Arrested
Mark 14:43-46

Station 3: Jesus is Denied by Peter
Matthew 26:69-75 

Instrumental #242

Station 4: Jesus is Judged by Pontius Pilate
Mark 15:1-5 

Station 5: Jesus is Scourged at the Pillar, Crowned with Thorns
John 19:1-3

Station 6: Jesus Bears the Cross
John 19:6, 15-17

Anthem Weep O Mine Eyes, Knox Music Scholars (Jessy Ernewein, Jotham Sennema, Jake Villeneuve, Elysha Vorstenbosch)
Words & music John Bennet, Public Domain

Station 7: Jesus Meets the Women of Jerusalem
Luke 23:27-31 

Station 8: Jesus is Crucified
Luke 23:33-34

Station 9: Jesus Promises His Kingdom to the Good Thief
Luke 23:39-43

Instrumental #242

Station 10: Jesus Speaks to His Mother and the Beloved Disciple
John 19:25-27

Station 11: Jesus Dies on the Cross
Luke 23:44-46

Station 12: Jesus is Placed in the Tomb
Matthew 27:57-60

Hymn   #239   O Sacred head, sore wounded (vs 1-3)
public domain

Prayer     

Postlude  I choose love, Knox Chancel Choir, Soloist Jessy Ernewein
Words & music Mark A Miller, Lindy Thompson, © 2016 Choristers Guild OneLicense #CGA1491


Worship Leaders The Rev. Courtney Crawford, The Rev. Hugh Donnelly, Mary-Catherine Pazzano
Tech Team Grant Birks, Kathleen Forde, Deb Lacoste
Copyright Knox Waterloo CCLI License # 2580326. One license A-713805  Images © 2017 | A Sanctified Art LLC | All Rights Reserved.

The Stations of the Cross is an ancient meditative pilgrimage inviting the spiritually hungry to walk the “Way of Sorrows” with Jesus to his death on Calvary hill. Traditionally depicted in fourteen visuals, the Stations highlight pivotal moments in Jesus’ final hours. This graphic art rendition of the Stations by Lauren Wright Pittman nods to tradition while imagining Jesus’ journey toward crucifixion through a modern lens. In twelve black and white images, this series condenses the version Pope John Paul II introduced on Good Friday in 1991. Stripped down and textured, these visuals highlight the metaphorical and emotional layers of Jesus’ journey toward his last breaths. 

About the Artist

Lauren is an artist, graphic designer, and theologian. She studied Media Design at Middle Tennessee State University, worked as a wetlands advocate in Southern Louisiana, and went to seminary to piece together her passions for artistic expression, design, and Creation Care. While in seminary, Lauren found a passion for seeking after God and processing scripture through visual exploration. She uses canvases to image the tension, joy, sadness, beauty, and energy she experiences in scripture texts.      www.lewpstudio.com

A Sanctified Art LLC is a collective of artists in ministry who create resources for worshiping communities. The Sanctified Art team works collaboratively to bring scripture and theological themes to life through film, visual art, curriculum, coloring pages, liturgy, graphic designs, and more. Their mission is to empower churches with resources to inspire creativity in worship and beyond. Driven by the connective and prophetic power of art, they believe that art helps us connect our hearts with our hands, our faith with our lives, and our mess with our God.

Learn more about their work at sanctifiedart.org.


Pray

Walk through.
Walk to.
Walk on.

Walk despite.
Walk amidst.
Walk singing.

Walk in protest.
Walk in hope.
Walk in love.

Walk with your hands up.
Walk with your soul.
Walk with your neighbor.

Walk to the tomb.
Walk into the light.
Walk toward the dawn.

And when it’s dark, and the road is hard,
God, help us walk.

Walk on.

Amen.

 

—Prayer by Sarah Are