April 13, 2017 Maundy Thursday

Pastor: David Range

Miramar United Methodist Church

Pastor David Range

Order of Worship for April 13, 2017, 7:30 p.m.

Maundy Thursday Service

As a courtesy to all, Please place cell phones and pagers to silent mode.

Please stand as you are able for items marked with asterisk*

Call to worship                                                                    

* Hymn 301                                                                Jesus, Keep Me Near the Cross

 The Ten Commandments

God spoke from the mountains and said:

 “I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery; you shall have no other gods before me.”

Almighty God, write your law upon our hearts.

“You shall not make for yourself an idol. You shall not make wrongful use of the name of the Lord your God. Remember the Sabbath day, and keep it holy.”

Almighty God, write your law upon our hearts.

Honor your father and your mother.

You shall not murder.

You shall not commit adultery.

You shall not steal.

You shall not bear false witness.

You shall not covet … anything that belongs to your neighbor.”

Almighty God, write your law upon our hearts.                                              

Confession and Pardon

My sisters and brothers, Christ shows us his love by becoming a humble servant. Let us draw near to God and confess our sin in the truth of God’s Spirit.

A brief silence for individual confession.

Most merciful God, we your church confess that often our spirit has not been that of Christ. Where we have failed to love one another as he loves us, where we have pledged loyalty to him with our lips and then betrayed, deserted, or denied him, forgive us, we pray; and by your Spirit make us faithful in every time of trial; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

Who is in a position to condemn? Only Christ.

But Christ suffered and died for us, was raised from the dead and ascended on high for us, and continues to intercede for us.

Believe the good news: In the name of Jesus Christ, you are forgiven!

In the name of Jesus Christ, you are forgiven! Glory to God. Amen!

Responsive reading 785 (Psalm 51)

Penitential Prayer for Spiritual Healing Based on Psalm 51 by Carlene Lenore

Lord, as I surrender to you, I lay my drooping spirit in your arms. I am stained by sin and my wrongdoing is staring me in my face. Have mercy on me, O God, according to your steadfast love. What I have done has driven a wedge between us. I have sinned against you, and my heart aches with guilt and shame. Forgive me for disappointing you. Dip me in the fountain of your forgiveness. Wash away my sin and bring brilliance to my tarnished spirit. Make me over, Lord, with a new heart, obedient spirit and a joy-filled life. Sin has brought sadness; give me the gladness of your spirit. Instruct me with the teachings of your truth, so that I may have wisdom in my secret heart. Restore me to the joy of your salvation. Show me new ways of living; and when I commune with you, remind me of the path I should follow.

Father, I am ready to sing praises of your goodness and your mercy. Part my lips for singing. You alone have accepted me as I am; thank you for not despising my broken heart. O Healer, Restorer, and Strengthener of my soul, I want to live in your will. Restore me and my relationship with you that I may be whole again. In the Name of Jesus I pray, AMEN.

1 Corinthians 11: 23-26                                                                     The Last Supper                   

Hymn 626                                                             Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence

Tithes, Offering and Doxology

Please stand for the gospel of Gospel Reading: John 13:1–15    Jesus washes the feet of His disciples

Sermon                     In Remembrance                                           Pastor David Range

*Hymn of Preparation 432                                        Jesu, Jesu, fill us with your love                      

Pastor: This is the night of love. And this is the table of love.
At this table, Christ, who loves us, is with us.

He is with us, and we are his. We belong to God.

And so we pray:
We are yours, all yours, blessed Triune God, all our lives, all our thanks, all our praise, all our fears, all our grumbling, all our hesitations, all our loves, all our joys, all our passions, we give them all to you, with bodies, and minds and voices. Yours, all yours!

Yours the blessing, yours the praise, from the unimaginable silence before the big bang, beyond the farthest reaches of time and space we may ever find, from infinity to infinity, everlasting to everlasting, you are God, boundless in love and power.

What are we that you should notice us? What are we that you should love us?
What are we what you should call us into covenant with you, a covenant we continually broke and you continuously sustained. Mercy! How full of mercy!

How can we but praise you, joining our voices with the song of angels and saints,
seraphim and martyrs, strangers and family in every generation:

Jesus Christ who comes in our God's name, you are worthy, worthy! Lamb of God for all creation slain, you are worthy, worthy! Hosanna to our King! Hosanna to our King!

You are holy, O God! You are worthy, O Christ Worthy in your birth! Worthy in your living!
Worthy in your loving! Worthy in your serving!
Worthy! Worthy! Worthy! You preached good news that God's kingdom has drawn near and gathered disciples, then and now, to learn and show the world what life in God's reign means: healing for the sick, new life for the dead, cleansing for the lepers, sight for the blinded, food for the hungry, freedom for the possessed, love poured out for all.

Worthy the night you took a towel and basin, washed your disciples' feet,
and taught them to do likewise

Worthy too, the same night we betrayed you, when you took the bread, blessed it and broke it, and gave it to your disciples. Worthy when you told them,
"This is my body broken for you. Remember me." We remember.

Worthy when you took the cup, praised God and shared it, and worthy when you said, "This is my blood of the new covenant for you. Remember me." We remember.

We remember, and we praise you with our lives and these gifts of bread and wine,
proclaiming with one voice the mystery of faith:
Christ has died. Christ is risen. Christ will come again.

Come upon us, Holy Spirit. Come upon us, Holy Spirit.

Come upon these gifts. Come upon these gifts.

Make them be for us Christ's body, Christ's blood.

Make us one body in Christ enlivened in love by his blood.

One in heart, one in mind, one in you, Holy Spirit, as you move us to pray for the church and the world:

That we may proclaim the gospel boldly: Hear us, Lord.

That healing may come for people who are sick, and peoples who are torn and weary: Hear us, Lord.

That many dead and left for dead may be raised, and death itself vanquished:
Hear us, Lord.

That all who are unclean may receive your cleansing grace: Hear us, Lord.

That all who are possessed, oppressed, distressed, depressed and downcast may be set free at last. Hear us, Lord.

That we may love one another, and all your creation, as you have loved us.
Hear us, Lord.

Even so, come and fill this feast, Holy Spirit, on this night, and every night
until we eat it new at the marriage supper of the Lamb!

All blessing, honor, glory and power be yours, Holy Triune God, now and forever. Amen!  The presider breaks the bread and lifts the cup.

Thanksgiving after Communion:
Thank you, God, for uniting us with Jesus in this holy mystery. We are no longer our own, but yours. So send us, and put us to leading and serving,
loving as you have loved us wherever we go. Amen.

Pastor: This is the night of love. Go forth in the strength of this feast, in the care of this community, and with the love and blessing of our Triune God. Amen.

Hymn of Going Forth: 290                                              Go to Dark Gethsemane

Dismissal with Blessing

Go in peace. May Jesus Christ, who for our sake became obedient unto death, even death on a cross, keep you and strengthen you this night and for ever. Amen.


Tomorrow: Good Friday Service 7:30 p.m.

Sunday: Easter Celebration worship at 8:30 and 11:00 a.m.


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