Thursday, March 29, 2018

Maundy Thursday

Wherever there is an asterisk * we stand as we are able to praise God.

* HEART PREPARATION FOR CELEBRATION

Leader:   We are gathered to recall the night when Jesus shared a last meal with his followers.
Are you prepared to come to the table of Jesus Christ, whose life was poured out for you?

People: By the grace of God, we come.

Leader:   Are you able to humbly allow Jesus to wash your feet and then arise to wash one another’s feet?

People:   By the grace of God, we are able.

Leader:   Will you follow Jesus even into the night of betrayal?

People:   By the grace of God, we follow.

Leader:   Then let us step forward on the road to the cross and seek refreshment at the table of our Lord.

ALL:      BY THE GRACE OF GOD, WE STEP OUT IN FAITH.

SCRIPTURE AND MESSAGE“This Is Us:  Fed” Rev. Dr. Patricia L. Sebring

PRAYER OF CONFESSION –

Loving Christ,
on that night long ago, you knew that your hour had come.
You knew full well what lay ahead of you.
Your disciples loved you and followed you, but they had also failed you.
They would fail you yet again that night, and one would betray you.
Yet you washed their feet, as a servant would, even the feet of your betrayer.
We have also loved you and followed you.
We have also failed you, and we cannot comprehend the love that you show us,
the love that is our example, the love that tells us to do as you have done for us.
May we be like you, Master, servants of all.
May all see how we long to be your faithful disciples.
May all see how we love each other, just as you have loved us.
In your holy name we pray. Amen.

CELEBRATION OF HOLY COMMUNION

Invitation

Great Thanksgiving

Pastor:     The Lord be with you.

People:   And also with you.

Pastor:     Lift up your hearts.

People:   We lift them up to the Lord.

Pastor:     Let us give thanks to the Lord our God

People:   It is right to give our thanks and praise.

Pastor:     It is right, and a good and joyful thing …

we praise your name and join their unending hymn.

People:   Holy, holy, holy Lord,
God of power and might
heaven and earth are full of your glory.
Hosanna in the highest.
Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.
Hosanna in the highest.

Pastor:     Holy are you, and blessed is your Son …as we proclaim the mystery of faith.

People:   Christ has died.  Christ is risen.  Christ will come again.

Pastor:     Pour out your Holy Spirit …

All honor and glory is yours Almighty God, now and forever.

People:   Amen.

Receiving the Bread and Cup

Prayer of Gratitude after all have received

Holy God,
We have feasted in memory of the night Jesus was betrayed
and in the confidence that we will feast again with him in glory:
We give you thanks for the gift of this meal, shared among friends of Christ.
We give you thanks for the gift of Jesus’ life—
his body broken for us,
his blood shed for us.
Give us grace to feed the hungry
in the name of the one who died and was raised from death,
that the world might have life.
We pray in the presence and the name of the Host of the table, our Savior. Amen.

WORDS TO SEND US OUT TO WATCH AND WAIT

Leader:   Jesus took a long last look around the room at those who had accompanied him on the journey.

People: The disciples looked at Jesus—Master, Teacher, Messiah—and felt the power of his love.

Leader:   And then they sang a hymn and followed Christ to the garden of Gethsemane to pray.

People:   Led by the Spirit, we too go out into the dark of night to watch, and wait, and pray.  Amen.

we leave in silence to go into the dark of night to pray with our savior

This service of worship continues with a service on Good Friday at 12:00 noon in the sanctuary

Please come and continue to worship.

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