SERVICE OF WORD AND TABLE And the Ritual of Foot Washing


And the Ritual of Foot Washing

Maundy Thursday

Thursday, April 21, 2011





Choral Introit                                                                              Let All Mortal Flesh keep Silence


†Hymn                                                                                         What Wondrous Love is This                                                                                                                 


†Prayer for Illumination


†Gospel Lesson                                                                                   John 13:1-17, 31b-35




Confession and Pardon

Merciful God,

we confess that we have sinned against you

in thought, word, and deed,

by what we have done,

and by what we have left undone.

We have not loved you with our whole heart;

we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves.

We are truly sorry and we humbly repent.

For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ,

have mercy on us and forgive us;

that we may delight in you will,

and walk in your ways,

to the glory of your Name. Amen.


Priest to people:

Almighty God have mercy on you, forgive you all your sins

through our Lord Jesus Christ, strengthen you in all

goodness, and by the power of the Holy Spirit keep you in

eternal life. Amen.


Offertory                                                                                               Serving You                                                                                        Michel Guimont

Verses sung by Candler Chorale; all join in refrain:

In a spirit of thankfulness we wash each other’s feet,

uphold each other’s lives.

In a spirit of joy and praise, we serve each other now

at the table of the Lord


†Great Thanksgiving                                                                                                                         

              Musical Setting D                                                                                                                                                                                       UMH 15


†The Lord’s Prayer

                        You are invited to pray in your own first language.


Fraction Anthem                                                                                      Lamb of God                                              German Chorale, arr. F. Melius Christiansen


†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.


Anthem                                                                                       Beneath the Cross of Jesus                                                                    Keith and Kristen Getty


Foot Washing

You are invited, as you feel led, to come to any of the stations to participate in the ritual.


            Anthem                                                                                                                     Ubi Caritas                                                                                         Maurice Duruflé

                                                Where there is charity and love, God is there.

                                    The love of Christ has brought us together.  Let us rejoice in this.

                                    Let us fear and love the living God and one another with sincere hearts.


Stripping of the Altar and Draping of the Cross

The ancient practice of stripping of the altar is a vivid way of showing

the desolation and abandonment of the long night in Gethsemane and all that followed.

Depart in Silence


+  Stations of the Cross, designed by MTS student Mary Button, are in the Sanctuary space through this afternoon. A fully accessible Stations of the Cross is on display in the hallway behind the sanctuary (near the classrooms) for praying as well. We invite you to walk this journey.

+  Sunday, April 24 @ 11:00 a.m. Easter Sunday Service in Cannon Chapel. Preacher: Rev. Dr. Thomas G. Long, Bandy Professor of Preaching; Coordinator of the Initiative in Religious Practices and Practical Theology

Reading and exam week.  The chapel, with signs of Resurrection, will be open for prayer and meditation.  There will be no worship services.

Worship Notes

Greeter:  Mashaun Simon

Organist: Jamie Shiell, Candler Music Assistant

Choir: Candler Singers, directed by Rev. Barbara Day Miller, Associate Dean of Worship and Music; Candler Chorale, directed by Jamie Shiell, Candler Music Assistant

Musicians: Dedric Cowser, Dalan Vanterpool

Dancers: Kate McMath, Nicole Symmonds, Keri Olsen, Leah Lyman Waldron, choreographed by Nicole Symmonds

Readers: Krista Showalter Ehst

Preacher: Dr. David S. Pacini, Professor of Historical Theology

Presider: The Rev. J. Ellen Echols Purdum, Director, Student Life and Spiritual Formation

Deacon:  Marshall Jolly

Servers:  Jenna Strizak, Megan Worthman, Bernardo Luis, Tim Moore, Katie Klosterman, Keri Olsen

Bread Baker:  Anna Tew

Draping the Cross: Patrick McLaughlin, Jared Stine

Worship Planning Team: Kim Jenne, Mark Jones, Kate McMath, Jon Yoder


Prayer for Illumination: From United Methodist Hymnal, 477. Written by Christina G. Rossetti, England. 19th century.

Confession, Pardon and The Great Thanksgiving: Book of Common Prayer Rite II, Eucharistic Prayer A.

Foot Washing Rite: Adapted from The United Methodist Book of Worship, 349, and Book of Common Prayer, 274-275.