This Good Friday service is prepared by Knox United Church, Grosvenor Park United Church, and St. Thomas-Wesley United Church in the city of Saskatoon, SK. Welcome on behalf of our ministers, the Rev. Brian Maitland, the Rev. Nobuko Iwai, and the Rev. Vicki Obedkoff.
The service will end with bagpipes, followed by silence, and then, for those who wish to view it, NFB video The Ballad of Crowfoot, a glimpse of the crucified One through indigenous eyes.
We thank choral composer David Rain and singer Matthew Curtis, bagpiper Jacob Armstrong, guest reader Patricia Pavey, our congregational readers, Grosvenor Park and Knox singers and musicians, and all who have made this service possible.
Easter Sunday – April 4th
A recorded service will be available on Knox United Church’s YouTube Channel.
Easter Communion via Zoom & YouTube: a live communion service at 10:30 AM through Grosvenor Park United Church’s Zoom feed, and live-streamed to GPUC’s YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDLX8bkCYb_0dT7JL0jXZew
Knox United Church
YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9VV3ow-JLhHMAkcnpEABsw
Grosvenor Park United Church
YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDLX8bkCYb_0dT7JL0jXZew
St. Thomas-Wesley United Church
YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFanqGdoidpmR29Yh6yxAYA
Where then could pain find a hold? Lyrics and music, David Rain. Ottawa, Feb 20, 2018, rev’d Feb 7, 2020. Hear the complete song here: https://youtu.be/cUVZUKgWjHc
All hymns used with permission under One License A-731704:
Stay With Us Through The Night. Music: Ron Klusmeier, 1989. Words copyright © 1986 Ron Klusmeier.
Sanna, Sannainia. Words: traditional South African. Music: traditional South African, arr. Nicolas Williams ca. 1993. Arrangement copyright © 1993 Stainer & Bell Ltd. and Methodist Church (U.K.) Division of Education and Youth.
Were you there? Words: African-American spiritual. Music: African-American spiritual, arr. Melva Wilson Costen, 1987. Arrangement copyright © 1990 Melva Wilson Costen.
Christ, within Us Hidden. Words: S. Curtis Tufts, 2005. Music: Sid Woolfrey, 2005; arrangement: Bruce Harding, 2005. Words copyright © 2005 by S. Curtis Tufts. Music copyright © 2005 by Sid Woolfrey.
Don’t Be Afraid. Words: S. Curtis Tufts, 2005. Music: Sid Woolfrey, 2005; arrangement: Bruce Harding, 2005. Words copyright © 2005 by S. Curtis Tufts. Music copyright © 2005 by Sid Woolfrey.
The Ballad of Crowfoot ( NFB 1968) permission granted.