SERVICE OF WORD AND TABLE
March 15, 2011 | Season of Lent
Gathering for Praise
Voluntary Sonata VI J.S. Bach
Hymn O Spirit of the Living God UMH 539
Hearing God’s Word
First Lesson Genesis 12:1-4
Gospel Lesson John 3:1-17
Responding in Faith
Prayers of the People
God of mercy, hear our prayer.
Call to Confession Kyrie from Ghana
we confess that we have sinned in thought, word, and deed,
by what we have done
and by what we have left undone.
Forgive us and give us strength to turn from sin
and to serve you in newness of life. Amen.
Assurance of Pardon
Great Thanksgiving UMH 23
Musical Setting D
The Lord’s Prayer
Giving of the Bread and Cup
The chalice in the center station contains wine, the other, grape juice,
Rice wafers on the altar are for those with gluten intolerance
After receiving, you are invited to dip your fingers in the baptismal font as a reminder of the
the waters of your baptism.
Music during Communion
Maye komm na mehwe (I Will Wait Quietly Upon the Lord) from Ghana
Prayer after Receiving
we give you thanks for this holy mystery
in which you have given yourself to us.
Help us to be love as you are love.
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 Mothering God, You Gave Me Birth ELW 735
+Wednesday, March 16, Evensong and Holy Eucharist: Preacher: The Rev. Mandy Brady, Episcopal Chaplain. Celebrant: The Rev. Dr. William H. Shepherd, Director of Anglican Studies
+Thursday, March 17: “Songs and Prayers for the Lenten Journey”
+Friday, March 18, Mid-Day Eucharist: Presider-Beth LaRocca-Pitts, Senior Pastor, Saint Mark United Methodist Church. An outdoor service planned in conjunction with Candler Creation keepers.
+All services begin at 11:05 a.m.
Greeters: Renee Stevens & Hillary Watson The Great Thanksgiving: Lift up Your Hearts Year A, 46.
Organist: Brad Schultz Confession & Assurance of Pardon: Sundays & Seasons Year A 2011, 112.
Choir: Candler Singers Prayers of the People: Sundays & Seasons Year A 2011, 128.
Readers: Mashaun Simon, Derek Ambrose, Leah Lyman Waldron “Kyrie,” Reindorf, Ghana, Global Praise 3, 35.
Preacher/Celebrant: Dr. Emmanuel Y. Lartey, “Maye komm na mehwe,” Amankwah, Ghana, Global Praise 3, 76.
Professor of Pastoral Theology, Care, and Counseling Music reproduced by permission (OneLicense.net #A-701943)
Deacon: Reverend Nicholas O’NealServers: Trent Lloyd, Mica Koli, Amanda Kelly, Lee Curtis