Serving the Lord for over 186 years

 

April 13, 2017

7:00 PM

Maundy Thursday

 

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PRELUDE & QUIET MEDITATION

PRELUDE

"An Upper Room Did Our Lord Prepare"

-- arr.  Janet Linker

“He who eats my flesh and drinks my blood lives in me and I in Him.”   ~ John 6:56.

*CALL TO WORSHIP  [Congregational Responses are in BOLD]   

Now Jesus knew that all things were in God's hands.

For He knew that He had come from God and was going to God,

So, He rose from supper, laid aside His garments, and girded Himself with a towel.

And He poured water into a basin, and began t wash the Disciples feet.

OFFERTORY

"Deck Thyself, My Soul, with Gladness"

--  Johannes Brahms

*HYMN #97

"Go to Dark Gethsemane"

*CALL TO CONFESSION 

*THE UNISON PRAYER OF CONFESSION 

Eternal God, whose covenant with us is never broken, we confess that we have failed to fulfill your will.  Though you have bund yourself to us, we will not bind ourselves to you.  In Jesus Christ  you serve us freely, but we refuse to love and withhold ourselves from others.  We do not love you fully or love one another as you command.

In your mercy, forgive us and cleanse us.  Lead us once again to your table and unite us to Christ, who is the read of life and the cup of salvation.  Amen. [Followed by a moment of silent prayer.]

   

WORDS OF ASSURANCE

Truly, truly, I say to you, if you receive any one whom I send, then you receive Me; and who receive Me, receives the One who sent Me.

ANTHEM

"Our Saviour Prays Alone"

--  Scholin/Tappan

SCRIPTURE READING

Exodus 12:1-14;

John 15:9-17

[Pages  57-58; 105-106  -- in the red Pew Bible]

MEDITATION

"No Turning Back"

The Rev. Dr. Ron Naylor   

*HYMN  #367                          

“Jesu, Jesu, Fill Us with Your Love”

 

THE SACRAMENT OF HOLY COMMUNION

Invitation to the Lord’s Table

The Great Prayer of 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.

             

It is truly right and out greatest joy to give you thanks and  praise, …

Therefore we praise you, joining our voices with angels and archangels and with all the faith of every time and place, 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.

Accept this our sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving as a living and holy offering of ourselves that our lives may proclaim the One crucified and risen …

Great is the mystery of faith

Christ has died, Christ has risen, Christ will come again.

 

The Lord’s Prayer  (debts and debtors)

 

Breaking of the Bread 

PRAYER AFTER COMMUNION

God of grace, your Son Jesus Christ gave us this meal of bread and wine in which we share his body and blood and follow his commandment to love one another.

Now may we prepare ourselves to walk the way of the cross with Him once more and witness the acts of our own redemption, through Jesus Christ who lives and who died for us. Give us a  willingness to serve  others as He has served us.  We pray in Christ’s Name.  Amen. 

   

HYMN #102                                                                

“Were You There?”                

 

STRIPPING OF THE CHURCH**

 

 

**All depart in silence.

 

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* Please stand as you are able.

Reid's Nursery is located on this level, opposite the Sanctuary. 

Following Worship, please join us for a reception in the Social Hall / Great Room.

 

    

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Reid Memorial Presbyterian Church

1004 North "A" Street Richmond, IN  47374-3153

Church Office:  765-966-7618.

Pastor:  The Rev. Joseph T. Fields, Jr., M.Div.

Office Administrator/Secretary: Linda Morris

E-mail: office@reidpres.com

Web Site: www.reidpres.com

 

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THOSE SERVING TODAY

Pastor:  The Rev. Joseph T. Fields, Jr., M.Div., and The Rev. Dr. Ron Naylor

Organist:  Joan Martin

Director:  Andrew Jones

First Presbyterian Church Choir

 

SESSION

Class of 2017

Linda James

Connie Wood

Class of 2018

Sharon Pinson

Evelyn Sommer

Class of 2019

Sue King

Joe Rush

Sue King, Clerk of Session

 

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