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
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
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.
*Stand as you are able. The quiet room is available in the back of the sanctuary if needed.