Maundy Thursday

 Miramar United Methodist Church

Pastor David Range

Order of Worship for April 1, 2009 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                                                                    

The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with you.

And also with you.

Taste and see the goodness of the Lord.

Christ has prepared a feast of love.


*Hymn                           Ride On, Ride On in Majesty                                (see insert)                                                        


 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!


Exodus 12:1 – 14                                                           Directions for the Passover


Hymn 301                                                            Jesus, Keep Me Near the Cross


Sharing in the Peace


The Offering and Doxology


Gospel Reading: John 13:1 – 17, 31b – 35   Jesus washes the feet of His disciples


Sermon                                                                                      Pastor David Range


*Hymn of Preparation 626                              Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence


The Great Thanksgiving

The Lord be with you

And also with you.

Lift up your hearts.

We lift  them up to the Lord.

Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

It is right to give our thanks and praise.


It is right, and a good and joyful thing, always and everywhere to give thanks to you, creator of heaven and earth. From the earth you bring forth bread and create the fruit of the vine. You formed us in your image, delivered us from captivity, and made covenant to be our sovereign God. You fed us manna in the wilderness, and gave grapes as evidence of the promised land.

And so, with your people on earth and all the company of heaven we praise your name and join their unending hymn:


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.


Holy are you, and blessed is your Son Jesus Christ. When we had turned aside from your way and abused your gifts, you gave us in him your crowning gift. Emptying himself, that our joy might be full, he fed the hungry, healed the sick, ate with the scorned and forgotten, washed his disciples’ feet, and gave a holy meal as a pledge of his abiding presence.

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 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 to you, broke the bread, gave it to his disciples, and 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 to you, gave it to his disciples, and said:

“Drink from this, all of you; this is my blood of the new covenant, poured out for you and for many for the forgiveness 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.


Christ has died; Christ is risen; Christ will come again.


Pour out your holy Spirit on us gathered here, and on these gifts of bread and wine. 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.


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 his heavenly banquet.


Through your Son Jesus Christ, with the Holy Spirit in your holy Church, all honor and glory is yours, almighty Father, now and for ever.




Breaking the Bread


Giving the Bread and Cup


Hymn of Going Forth: 290                                              Go to Dark Gethsemane

(sung to the tune of  “Christ, Whose Glory Fills the Skies”)


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 of Darkness, Tenebrae 7:30 p.m. (church open for prayer from 7:00 a.m.)

Saturday: Easter Egg Hunt at 9:00 a.m.

Sunday: Easter Sunday Services at 8:30 and 11:00 a.m. with Birthday Recognition Fellowship Breakfast Bun & Cheese, fruit and drinks after the 8:30 service and Bun and Cheese for fellowship time after the 11:00 a.m. service.


Pastor David Range,

Miramar United Methodist Church

Tel: 954 989 4711, Fax: 954 989 4315,













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