Friday Mid-day Eucharist

FRIDAY MID-DAY EUCHARIST

11 February, 2011

“…leave your gift there before the altar and go, first be reconciled to your brother or sister…”

- Matthew 5:24

Gathering for Praise

Hymn*                                                                In Christ There is No East or West                                                                             UMH 548

Opening Prayer*

O God, the strength of all who hope in you, 

we can accomplish nothing good without you.

Help us to see and to understand the things we ought to do,

and give us the grace and power to do them,

through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.

Hearing God’s Word

Psalm Psalm 119:1-8 UMH 841

Epistle Lesson 1 Corinthians 3:1-9

Gospel Acclamation* Alleluia UMH 186

Gospel Lesson* Matthew 5:21-37

Moment of Silence and Meditation

Responding in Faith

Prayers of the People                                                            

Great Thanksgiving*

From the New Century Hymnal, United Church of Christ

Musical Setting A UMH 17

The Lord’s Prayer*

Giving the Bread and Cup

                                                                        Rice wafers on the altar are for those with gluten intolerance.

Music during Communion  They’ll Know We are Christians FWS 2223

Prayer after Receiving*

Eternal God, you have called your people from east and west and north and south to feast at the table of Jesus Christ. We thank you for Christ’s presence in the spiritual food of his body and blood. 

By the power of your Holy Spirit, keep us faithful to your will. 

Go with us to the streets, to our homes, and to our places of labor and leisure, that wherever we are gathered or scattered, we may be the servant church of the servant Christ, in whose name we rejoice to pray. Amen.

Departing to Serve

Hymn* Blessed be the Tie That Bind UMH 557

Blessing

*Rise in body and spirit as you are able.

 Announcements

+Tuesday, 15 February, Service of Word and Table: Ms. Felisha Chism, Second Year MDiv., Baptist

+Thursday, 17 February, Service of Word: Dr. Arun Jones, Hankey Associate Professor of World Evangelism

+ Friday, 18 February, Friday Eucharist: Rev. Susan Henry-Crowe, Dean of the Chapel and Religious Life, Emory University

 +All services begin at 11:05 a.m.

+Additonal Announcements

Worship Notes

Organist:  Sarang Love

Reader:  Dalan Vanterpool

Celebrant:  Rev. Susannah Davis, Pastor, Kirkwood United Church of Christ  

Deacon:  Kim Sorrells

Cantor: Lori Clayton

Bread Baker:  Anna Tew

Worship Office Coordinators:  Krista Ehst, Sarah Hedgis, Lee Curtis, Anna Tew

Sources:  

The Great Thanksgiving: New Century Hymnal, United Church of Christ

 Prayers of the People: Intercessions for the Christian People, ed. Gail Ramshaw, (Collegeville, MN: The Liturgical Press).

Opening Prayer: Sundays and Seasons: Year A 2011, (Augsburg Fortress, 2010).