Call to Worship: Psalm 138
One: Blessed be God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. ☩
Many: And blessed be God's Kingdom now and forever.
One: I will give thanks to you, O Lord, with my whole heart; before the gods I will sing your praise.
Many: I will bow down toward your holy temple and praise your Name, because of your love and faithfulness;
One: For you have glorified your Name and your word above all things.
Many: When I called, you answered me; you increased my strength within me.
One: All the kings of the earth will praise you, O Lord, when they have heard the words of your mouth.
Many: They will sing of the ways of the Lord, that great is the glory of the Lord.
One: Though the Lord be high, he cares for the lowly; he perceives the haughty from afar.
Many: Though I walk in the midst of trouble, you keep me safe; you stretch forth your hand against the fury of my enemies; your right hand shall save me.
One: The Lord will make good his purpose for me; O Lord, your love endures for ever; do not abandon the works of your hands.
Come, let us worship.
Collect: Grant, O merciful God, that your Church, being gathered together in unity by your Holy Spirit, may show forth your power among all peoples, to the glory of your Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Liturgy of the Table: (Adapted From Lift Up Your Hearts: Year A, OSL Publications)
One: The Lord be with you.
Many: And also with you. One: Lift up your hearts. Many: We lift them up to the Lord One: Let us give thanks to the Lord our God. Many: It is right to give our thanks and praise.
One: It is right, and a good and joyful thing.
Always and everywhere to give thanks to you,
who is full of mercy and grace.
Many: 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.
One: Holy are you, and blessed is your Son, Jesus Christ,
whose Church will stand!
Your Spirit anointed him to preach the good news to the poor,
to proclaim release to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind,
to set at liberty those who are oppressed,
and to announce that the time had come when you would save your people.
He healed the sick, fed the hungry, and ate with sinners.
By the baptism of his suffering, death, and resurrection,
you gave birth to your church, delivered us from slavery of sin and death,
and made with us a new covenant by water and the Spirit.
On the night in which he gave himself up for us, he took bread, gave thanks, broke it, and gave it to his disciples.
And he said
“Take, eat; this is my body which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.”
When the supper was over he took the cup, gave thanks, gave it to his disciples,
“Drink from this, all of you; this is my blood of the new covenant poured out for you and for many for the forgiveness of sins. Do this as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.”
And so, in remembrance of these mighty acts in Jesus Christ, We offer ourselves in praise and thanksgiving as a holy and living sacrifice, in union with Christ’s offering for us, as we proclaim the mystery of faith. Many: Christ has died; Christ is risen; Christ will come again. **Placing hands over the elements to consecrate them** One: Pour out your Holy Spirit on us gathered here, and on these gifts of bread and cup. Make them be for us the body and blood of Christ, that we may be for the world the body of Christ, redeemed by his blood, for we are called to be saints and bring the world to Christ. By your Spirit make us one with Christ, one with each other, and one in ministry to all the world, until Christ comes in final victory and we feast at the heavenly banquet. Through your Son Jesus Christ with the Holy Spirit in your holy Church, all honor and glory is yours, almighty God, now and forever. Amen
And now with the confidence of children of God, let us pray: Many: Our Father, which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy Name; Thy kingdom come; Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven: Give us this day our daily bread; And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive them that trespass against us; And lead us not into temptation, But deliver us from evil; For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, For ever and ever. Amen. One: Come, receive the elements. **Taking the bread** One: Because there is one loaf, we, who are many, are one body, for we all partake of the one loaf. The bread which we break is a sharing in the body of Christ. Receive, and eat.
**Taking the Cup** The cup over which we give thanks is a sharing in the blood of Christ. Receive, and drink. [Prayer After All Receive]
Eternal God, we give you thanks for this holy mystery
in which you have given yourself to us.
Grant that we may go into the world
in the strength of your Spirit,
to live as one body, not in uniformity, but in unity.
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. ☩
One: Go, as Christ's own body into the world.
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit ☩ go in grace and peace to love and serve the Lord and neighbor.
Many – Thanks be to God.