Communion and Tenebrae Service
Preacher: The Rev. Dr. Andrew H. Mann, Jr., D.Min.
Prelude Adagio in G Minor Tomaso Albinoni
Leader: And this is the judgment, that light came into the world, and we loved darkness rather than light.
People: God is light, in whom there is no darkness at all.
Leader: For God sent the Son into the world, not to condemn the world, but that the world might be saved through him.
People: Everyone who does evil hates the light, and does not come to the light. But all who do what is true come to the light.
Leader: Come; let us worship in spirit and truth.
*Hymn What Wondrous Love Is This? #85
The Offering and Offertory Panis Angelicus Cesar Frank
The Words of Institution
The Distribution of the Elements
(The congregation is invited to come forward down the center aisle to receive the Elements from the Elders. Partake of the elements by taking both bread and a cup and eating, then returning to your seat by the side aisles. If you are unable to come forward, an Elder will serve you at your seat.)
The Tenebrae Dr. Mann
- Mark 14: 26-42
- Mark 14: 43-50
Hymn Go to Dark Gethsemane #97
- Mark 14: 51-72
- Mark 15: 1-5
Solo: Ah, Holy Jesus
- Mark 15: 6-15
- Mark 15: 16-20
Hymn Beneath the Cross of Jesus #92
- Mark 15: 21-32
- Mark 15: 33-37
Hymn Alas! And Did My Savior Bleed #78
- Mark 15: 38-39
The Stripping of the Church
The Closing Prayer and Benediction
The Silent Recessional
Following silent prayer, each worshiper is asked to observe silence when leaving the church.