Candler School of Theology
Friday Mid-Day Eucharist
18 February 2011 | Season After Epiphany
“Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be children of your Father in heaven…”
†Hymn God is Here UMH 660
O God, the One who guides us,
You have led us from corners of our busy world into the central quiet of your house.
Grant us grace to worship you in Spirit and in truth,
to know that as we worship together,
you are here.
Open our hearts and minds, our gifts and talents, to the upbuilding of every good purpose and holy desire.
Enable us to do more perfectly the work to which you have called us
to believe that as we work together,
you are here.
We gather to worship you in word and deed
Not only in this hour,
but in all the days of our lives;
Through Jesus Christ our Savior. Amen.
Hearing God’s Word
Psalm Psalm 119:33-40
†Gospel Acclamation Heleluyan UMH 78
†Gospel Lesson Matthew 5:38-48
Responding in Faith
Prayers of the People
In the moments of silence you are invited to vocally or silently offer your petitions. Following these petitions, please respond to “Lord, in your mercy,” with “Hear our prayer.”
Great Thanksgiving UMH 17
Musical Setting A
The Lord’s Prayer
Giving of the Bread and Cup
Rice wafers on the altar are for those with gluten intolerance.
Music during Communion
Put Peace into each other’s hands Text by Fred Kaan
Put peace into each other’s hands and like a treasure hold it,
protect it like a candle flame, with tenderness enfold it.
Put peace into each other’s hands with loving expectation;
be gentle in your words and ways, in touch with God’s creation.
Put peace into each other’s hands like bread we break for sharing;
look people warmly in the eye: our life is meant for caring.
As at communion, shape your hands into a waiting cradle;
the gift of Christ receive, revere, united round the table.
Put Christ into each other’s hands, he is love’s deepest measure;
in love make peace, give peace a chance, and share it like a treasure.
†Prayer after Communion
we give you thanks for this holy mystery
in which you have given yourself to us.
Make us agents of love, peace, harmony,
Grant that we may go into the world
in the strength of your Spirit,
to give ourselves for others,
in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Departing to Serve
†Hymn Mayenziwe (Your Will be done)
After the South African verse is sung as a solo, please join in singing the English text two times.
Your will be done, on earth, O Lord.
Signs of Peace
Organist: Sarang Love
Cantor: David Daniel
Musician: Lee Curtis
Readers: Kim Jenne and Kenny McGill
Celebrant: Dr. Rev. Susan Henry-Crowe, Dean of the Chapel and Religious Life
Deacon: Mary Page Wilson
Bread Baker: Anna Tew