Sending Out: Good Friday

Here is a responsive closing for a Good Friday service.  It was written by Rev. Gord and posted on Worship Offerings.

Good Friday Sending

The story has been told,
and now we return to the world where we live and wait.

The worship is over?

No, the worship continues while we wait and watch.
Our worship will close after the stone has been removed
and the flame of hope has been re-lit.

So we go out to wait,
we watch for the hope that defies despair,
the life that defies death,
the beginning that defies the end.

While we wait,
while darkness covers the land of faith,
remember that no matter how abandoned we may feel
we are not alone.

God has not and will not abandon us.
Thanks be to God. Amen.

~ posted by Rev Gord on his blog, Worship Offerings.