This service always includes the reading of the Passion* of Jesus Christ. He is betrayed, goes through a sham trial, and is marched off to the wonder and the horror of his crucifixion.
Marsha emphasizes that the point of all this is to inspire us, in our lives, here and now; to remind ourselves today, and every day, to walk in the way of Christ.
* The account, from the gospel of Luke, of Jesus' betrayal, arrest, trial, sentencing, torture and execution. The story is recounted in a very straightforward "just the facts" manner, as if reported by a journalist. This entire passage is referred to as "The Passion of Jesus Christ".