October 16, 2011

The Holy Eucharist

The Order of Service
About this Worship Service
The Order of Service is the same for both the 8:00 a.m. and the 10:00 a.m. services, except for the hymns. The whole service will be project on the screens.

Focus: PWRDF
Today we focus on the significant ministry of the Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund. Much of this Eucharist came from the Anglican Church of Kenya, and Bishop Moxley has given permission to use this resource. Of particular note are the introductory rite and confession, and the Eucharistic prayer.

Hymn 545: We Will Lay Our Burdens Down

The Gathering of the Community
Confession and Absolution
Almighty and everliving God, increase in us your gift of faith, that forsaking what lies behind and reaching out to what is before, we may run the way of your commandments and win the crown of everlasting joy; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

The Proclamation of the Word
1st Reading: Exodus 33:12-23
Psalm 99
2nd Lesson: 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10

Choir Anthem: Father of Light

The Gospel: Matthew 22:15-22

Video: Tell Us Your Story – Mikinduri
Ken Campbell, a member of our congregation traveled last year to Africa with the Mikinduri Children of Hope and was so moved he wrote a song that he has given permission for us to use this morning.

An Affirmation of Faith cf Ephesians 3
Prayers of the People
The Peace

The Celebration of the Eucharist
Hymn-at-the-offertory: Awesome God/Give Thanks/Awesome God
Prayer over the Gifts
Eternal God, your word inspires our faith. May we who offer you our praise trust you in all things. We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ the Lord. Amen.

The Eucharistic Prayer
The Lord’s Prayer
The Breaking of the Bread
The Communion
Lamb of God

500 Servant Song
Jesus is Lord

The Scattering (Mark 4:20)
Hymn 647: Spirit of the Living God (v 1, 2, 1)
Prayer after Communion
God of peace, you have nourished us in this sacrament with the body and blood of Christ. May we who have taken holy things keep faith in our hearts and lives, in the name of Jesus Christ the Lord. Amen.

The doxology
The Blessing

Hymn 505: Be Thou My Vision

Go in peace to love and serve the Lord.
Thanks be to God