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April 17, 2014 Maundy Thursday

In Remembrance

Maundy Thursday                   April  17, 2014


***Entering Into God’s Presence***

 (Please refrain from conversation during the Prelude as we quietly prepare to worship God)


* Call to Worship    


* Prayer of Invocation


* HYMN       Tis Midnight and on Olive's Brow   SEE INSERT


***Admitting Our Sin to God***


Invitation to Confession


Admitting Our Sin to God   

Eternal God, whose covenant with us is never broken, we confess that we fail to fulfill Your will. Though You have bound Yourself to us, we will not bind ourselves to You. In Jesus Christ You serve us freely, but we refuse Your love and with-hold ourselves from others. We do not love You fully or love one another as You command. In Your mercy, forgive and cleanse us. Lead us once again to Your table and unite us to Christ, Who is the bread of life and the vine from which we grow in grace.   Lord, have mercy. Christ, have mercy.  Lord, have mercy.  AMEN.


Assurance of Pardon     

  Leader    . . . Friends, believe the Good News of the Gospel! 

    ALL:              In Jesus Christ we are forgiven

Sharing the Peace   Please exchange the peace with one another


*** Hearing God’s Word ***


Prayer for Illumination


First Reading             Exodus 12:1-14         pew Bible pg 53


Psalter  Reading    Psalm  22                        pew Bible pg 457


Epistle Reading   1 Corinthians 11:23-26      pew Bible pg 958


* Gospel Reading  John 13:1-17, 31b-35      pew Bible pg 900


Message  “Why This Sacrament?”     Pastor Raymond M.Tear


*** Responding to God’s Word ***


Saying What  We Believe                              Apostle’s Creed

I Believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth;  And in Jesus Christ His only Son our Lord; Who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead and buried; He descended into hell; the third day He rose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence He shall come to judge the  quick and the dead. I believe in the Holy Ghost, the holy Catholic Church; the communion of saints; the forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of the body; and the life ever­lasting.  AMEN.


*** The Eucharist ***


Invitation to the Lord's Table


The Thanksgiving

The Lord be with you.  And also with you.

Lift up your hearts. We lift them to the Lord.

Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

It is right to give our thanks and praise.


. . .who forever sing to the glory of your name:

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.


. . . that our lives may proclaim the One crucified and risen.

According to His commandment: We remember His death,

we proclaim His resurrection, we await His coming in glory.


Lord's Prayer

As our Savior Jesus Christ has taught us, we are bold to pray:

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread;  and forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever.   Amen.


Prayer After Communion

Jesus, Lamb of God, have mercy on us.

Jesus, bearer of our sins, have mercy on us.

Jesus, redeemer of the world, grant us peace.


HYMN      “Alas! And did My Savior Bleed?    Red Book #306  



          Go in Peace.   As Christ loved you, love one another.




* Please stand (if able) when prompted by the pastor.


WELCOME GUESTS!  We are glad the LORD led you to worship with us this evening. We hope you feel the warmth of Christ’s love here, and are touched by His Spirit. We invite you to return on Easter Sunday at 7 am or 9:55 am for worship.

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