This Sunday we will reflect on the Lord’s Supper, “How to Eat and Drink Together”.
I Corinthians 11:23-29
Holy by Dan Forrest
Think of Me and Remember by Joel Raney (starts at 21:05)
Call to Worship:
Leader: Just as the broken bread was scattered on the mountains
and then gathered together to become one
People: we the church are gathered together
from the ends of the earth into God’s realm.
Leader: To God be the glory and the power
through Jesus Christ forever.
Prayer for Illumination: Hymnal no. 6
Lord, open our hearts and minds
by the power of your Holy Spirit,
that, as the Scriptures are read
and your Word proclaimed,
we may hear with joy what you say to us today.
Prayer of Confession:
Leader: Christ our Lord invites to his table all who love him, who earnestly repent of their sin and seek to live in peace with one another. Therefore, in silence let us confess our sin to God.
[Silent Prayers of Confession]
Leader: Hear the good news: Christ died for us while we were yet sinners; that proves God’s love toward us. In the name of Jesus Christ, you are forgiven!
People: In the name of Jesus Christ, you are forgiven!
Leader and People: Glory to God. Amen.
Prayer after Communion (based on the “Didache”, ca. 150 AD, the earliest reference to communion outside the scriptures):
Leader: We give you thanks, Holy Father,
for your holy name, which you have caused to dwell in our hearts,
and for the knowledge and faith and immortality
that you have made know to us through Jesus your servant;
People: to you be the glory forever.
Leader: You, Almighty Master, created all things for your name’s sake,
and gave food and drink to humans to enjoy,
so that they might give you thanks;
but to us you have graciously given spiritual food and drink,
and eternal life through your servant.
Above all we give thanks to you because you are mighty;
People: to you be the glory forever. Amen.