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Good Friday: Service of Prayer

This service of prayer and preaching focuses on the theme "From the Day of Atonement to The Atonement." Our Savior, the Son of God, hangs upon a tree, and His lifeblood drains down the wood and stains the ground. His blood instead of ours—this is a night of burdens. Surely He has borne our sin and carried our sorrows—He is the Sin-bearer. This journey began long ago in the wilderness as a goat received the sins of the people and was led out to the evil one. Now the journey has come to a cross and the scapegoat, Jesus, carries our sins, pays our price, and gives His life for ours. Jesus is our burden-bearer, our scapegoat, our sin-bearer—and on this day, this Good Friday, we look upon the tree and see our sins laid upon the Holy One. We see our sins, we see our Savior, and we see our salvation.

Earlier Event: March 29
Holy Thursday: Divine Service
Later Event: March 30
Good Friday: Service of Darkness