30A Holy Saturday

29A - Good Friday31A - Easter Day
 
PSALM 31:9-16
Be gracious, O LORD, for I am in distress;
my eye is wasting with anger,
together with my inner being and my stomach.
For my life is consumed by grief
and my years in groaning;
My strength fails because of my distress
and my bones become weak.
Because of my oppressors I am a disgrace;
to my neighbours, I?m a disaster,
to my acquaintances, a cause for trembling.
seeing me in the street they flee from me.
I am forgotten like one who is dead,
and have become like a broken pot.
For I have heard the whispering of the crowd – terror all around -
in scheming together against me they plot to take my life.
But I trust in you, O LORD;
I say, ‘You are my God.’
My days are in your hands;
snatch me from the hand of my enemies and pursuers.
Let your face shine on your servant;
save me in your steadfast love.

For use in worship, with acknowledgement. © Jeff Shrowder 2000.

A CREATIVE MOMENT 
Click here for some ideas for worship in Lent and Easter gleaned from the pages of “On the Move” (now out of print), published by the Joint Board of Christian Education, Melbourne, Australia.


Looking for contemporary music and song resources?
Try David MacGregor’s Together to Celebrate
Or metrical psalms? Try Dale A. Schoening’s Sing the Psalms

HYMN SUGGESTIONS – HOLY SATURDAY
Psalm 31:1-4, 15-16
Great God, we sing that mighty hand TIS 124 AHB 52
Have faith in God, my heart TIS 619 AHB 552
Put all your trust in God TIS 555 AHB 464
Sing of the Lord’s goodness TIS 183
We praise, we worship you, O God TIS 98 AHB 1
1 Peter 4:1-8
All hail the power of Jesus’ name TIS 224 AHB 159
Filled with the Spirit’s power, with one TIS 411 AHB 328
O Lord of every shining constellation TIS 157
O dearest Lord, thy sacred head TIS 352 AHB 539
Soldiers of Christ, arise TIS 570 AHB 481
Where there is charity and love TIS 434
Matthew 27:57-66
My song is love unknown TIS 341 AHB 257
Myrrh-bearing Mary from Magdala came TIS 660
Now the green blade rises from the buried grain TIS 382
Pull back the veil on the dawn of creation TIS 326
Were you there when they crucified my Lord TIS 345 AHB 261
John 19:38-42
Man more than man TIS 355 AHB 274
Soul of my Saviour, sanctify my breast TIS 502

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