Service of Word and Table


Tuesday, April 5, 2011 


Gathering for Praise



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Call to Worship

                        The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God

                            and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all.

                        And also with you.                                                                                                                                                                     

Hymn                                                                                               Be Thou My Vision                                                                                            UMH 451

Opening Prayer

                        O God our light and life,

                        you shine in the darkness and expose what is in secret.

                        Illuminate us so that we may see your light in one another

                                    and live as children of your kingdom.

                        We pray this in the name of Christ,

                                           who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit.  Amen.

Hearing God’s Word

Anthem                                                                                           God will make a way

First Lesson                                                                                        Ephesians 5:8-14

Sequence                                                                                        Open our Eyes, Lord                                                                                             Bob Cull

                                                       Open our eyes, Lord, we want to see Jesus;

                                                to reach out and touch him and say that we love him.

                                                        Open our ears, Lord, and help us to listen.

                                                       Open our eyes, Lord, we want to see Jesus

Gospel Lesson                                                                                      John 9:1:15

Sermon                                                                               “Now in the Lord You are Light!”

Responding in Faith

Call to Prayer                                                                                     This Little Light                                                                                    arr. John W. Work

Confession and Pardon                                                                                                                                                                          UMH 12 (UMH or Other)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      


Great Thanksgiving                                                          

            Musical setting C                                                                                                                                                                                          UMH 20


The Lord’s Prayer

Giving the Bread and Cup

                                  The chalice in the center station contains wine; the others, grape juice. 

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

            Music during Communion                The Lord is my Shepherd                                                                                            Heinz Werner Zimmermann           

Prayer after Receiving                                                                                                                                                                                               UMH 11

Departing to Serve

Song                                                                                                 I Saw the Light                                                                                   Hank Williams, Jr.                                                                                                                                                                             

            I wandered so aimless life filled with sin
            I wouldn't let my dear savior in
            Then Jesus came like a stranger in the night
            Praise the Lord I saw the light.

            I saw the light I saw the light
            No more darkness no more night
            Now I'm so happy no sorrow in sight
            Praise the Lord I saw the light.

            Just like a blind man I wandered along
            Worries and fears I claimed for my own
            Then like the blind man that God gave back his sight
            Praise the Lord I saw the light.

            I was a fool to wander and a-stray
            Straight is the gate and narrow the way
            Now I have traded the wrong for the right
            Praise the Lord I saw the light.



Worship Notes

Greeter:  Stephanie Foretich

Organist:  Jamie Shiell, Candler Music Assistant

Choirs: The Candler Singers; Barbara Day Miller, Director; The Korean Women’s Choir; Hye-Keung Kim, Director

Musicians: Krista Showalter Ehst, Jon Yoder, Jared Beverly

Readers:  Megan Becnel, Angelo Mante

Preacher/Presider:  Bishop Hope Morgan Ward, Mississippi Area, UMC 

Deacon:  Matthew Pierce

Servers:  Dr. Rex Matthews, Mark Batten, Kim Jenne, Sam Lewis

Bread baker:  Anna Tew

Worship Office Coordinators: Kimberlee Payton, Steve Reneau, Josh Hickman, Adam Love 

“Open Our Eyes” ©1976 Maranatha! Music. Reproduced by permission OneLicense #A-701943

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+Wednesday, April 6, 5:30 p.m. Evensong and Eucharist, sponsored by Anglican Studies

+ Thursday, April 7, 11:00 a.m. Black Church Studies.  Rev. Kenneth Samuels, Pastor, Victory for the World Church

+Friday, April 8, 11:00 a.m., Midday Eucharist. Rev. Penny Nash, presider.