Maunday Thursday Bulletin – March 28, 2013

GATHERING

GREETING

The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with you.

And also with you.

Taste and see the goodness of the Lord.

Christ has prepared a feast of love.

 

* HYMN                           “Blest Be the Tie That Binds”                             UMH #557

 

OPENING PRAYERS:

Be present at our table Lord; be here and everywhere adored; Your creatures bless, and grant that we may feast in paradise with You.

 

PRAYER of CONFESSION-UNISON:

Father of earth and heaven, Your hungry children feed, Your grace be to Your spirits given, that true immortal bread. Grant us and all our race in Jesus Christ to prove the sweetness of Your pardoning grace, the Manna of Your love.

 

Scripture readings read by Janet Keffer

 

OLD TESTAMENT LESSON                                                               Exodus 12:1-14

 

OLD TESTAMENT LESSON                                                     Psalm 116:1-2, 12-19

 

1st NEW TESTAMENT LESSON                                             1 Corinthians 11:23-26

 

2nd NEW TESTAMENT LESSON                                               John 13:1-17, 31b-35

 

PROCLAIMING GOD’S WORD

3rd NEW TESTAMENT LESSON                                                          Luke 22:14-30

THE MESSAGE                            “The Uninvited Guest”

 

PRAYERS AND OFFERINGS

OFFERTORY PRAYER-Collection for the poor

Lord Jesus Christ. On this Holy Thursday, the day in which You did institute the Holy Sacrament of Your supper; as we prepare to sit at Your table we confess our sins. We are unworthy to be Your guests unless we find pardon and cleansing and renewal. Make us conscious now of Your redeeming love. After removing from us the consequences of our folly and our faults, work in us Your Holy will. Let this occasion reinforce within us the loathing of evil, may we from now on cling to which is good; to the honor of Him who seals our forgiveness with His own shed blood.  Amen.

 

RECEIVING OUR OFFERING

*PRESENTATION OF OUR OFFERING

*DOXOLOGY                                                                                               UMH #95

 

THANKSGIVING AND COMMUNION                                                 UMH #15-16

PASSING OF THE BREAD

CIRCULATION OF THE LOVING CUP

 

PRAYERS                                                                                                    Janet Keffer

 

*HYMN                                           “Lamb of God”                                RENEW #214

 

SENDING FORTH

Circle Song:                                 “Go Now In Peace”                                  UMH #665

Go now in peace, go now in peace, may the love of God surround you everywhere, everywhere you may go.

 

*BLESSING Go forth in peace. The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all. Amen.

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