- Indicates that those who are able, are invited to stand.
As you enter worship today, you are invited to lean into the abundant welcome of God’s love as you listen to the prelude.
CALL TO WORSHIP
Congregational response: Gather us in
HYMN #510 We Gather Here in Jesus’ Name
JOYS AND CONCERNS
Hymn #606 Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow
Prayer of Dedication
INVITATION TO CONFESSION
Each week as a community we set aside time to admit our sin
before God and one another.
Some of our sins are personal and others are communal.
Some we confess on the part of the whole human race.
God already knows and God’s grace is already available.
We confess in order to speak truth to ourselves.
Let us pray:
O Holy God, we know we have made poor choices:
we turned our backs when an embrace was needed,
we remained silent when called to speak,
We kept on talking when listening and silent presence would have been right.
We closed the door when it needed to be flung wide open.
We judged when we failed to understand.
We hardened our hearts when you would have us open our hands and give.
Forgive us, O God,
and help us to continue to grow into the people you created us to be,
through Christ our Lord. Hear now our silent confessions…
ASSURANCE OF GRACE AND FORGIVENESS
Friends, hear the Good News: the mercy of God is from everlasting to everlasting.
In Jesus Christ, we are forgiven. Thanks be to God! Alleluia, amen.
HYMN #582 Glory to God, Whose Goodness Shines on Me
PASSING OF THE PEACE
The peace of the Lord be with you. And also with you.
Children are invited to the front row for today’s message
SCRIPTURE: 1 Corinthians 11:17-34
SERMON: The Body of Christ
HYMN #507 Come to the Table of Grace
The Lord’s Supper
Great Prayer of Thanksgiving
The Lord’s Prayer
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, the power and the glory forever. Amen.
Sharing of the Supper
Anthem How Beautiful
George Reasoner, solo
Prayer for the Church
SENDING HYMN (INSERT) Now Let Us from This Table Rise
CHARGE & BENEDICTION
You are invited to sit quietly through the postlude, reflecting on the experiences of worship today. What moved you? What will you carry with you as you leave?
May this week be a blessing to you and through you to others.