PRELUDE: Let Us Break Bread Together Traditional Spiritual/arr. by Dale Wood
WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
CALL TO WORSHIP
INTROIT: Praise the Lord, All You Nations by James Biery
Praise the Lord, all you nations; extol God, all you peoples. For great is God’s steadfast love toward us, and the faithfulness of the Lord endures forever. Hallelujah! [Psalm 117]
HYMN: Come Sing, O Church, in Joy! [Darwall’s 148th]
UNISON AFFIRMATION, THE APOSTLES’ 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.
ANTHEM: One World, One Communion by Pepper Choplin
One world, one communion, one faith in Christ, the Son, and there is room for everyone. Wherever people gather to share the bread and cup, though we are many, we are one in love. So much we have in common, though we are miles apart, through the Holy Spirit, we are one in heart. And so we are one world, one communion, one faith in Christ, the Son. One world, one communion, and there is room for everyone. Wherever bread is broken and where the cup is poured, brothers and sisters, we are one in the Lord. Though many things divide us, with great diversity, through the power of love we will find unity. So help us see there’s one world, one communion, one faith in Christ, the Son. One world, one communion, and there is room for all who come.
SCRIPTURE LESSON: Matthew 21:28-32
SERMON: “Who Belongs to God?”
HYMN: In Christ There Is No East or West [St. Peter]
CELEBRATION OF HOLY COMMUNION
INVITATION AND WORDS OF INSTITUTION
HYMN: Blest Be the Tie That Binds [Dennis]
RESPONSE: Remember Me by Deborah Govenor
In the night in which our Savior was betrayed, he broke the bread and to His friends He said: “Take and eat, this is my body given for you; take and drink; this blood of mine is shed for you. Do this always to remember me, remember me.” In the night in which our Savior was denied, He bowed His head, and to the Father cried: “If it be your will, let this cup pass from me; if it be your will, spare me this agony. In my darkest hour will you remember me? Remember me.” In the night in which my deepest doubts are known, you come to me and I am not alone. When I taste your blood and body given for me, when I hear your prayer in dark Gethsemane, then I know you will remember me. O Lord, remember me.
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