7:00 PM Service April 1, 2021
Welcome and Announcements
P: The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all.
C: And also with you.
P: Let us pray:
All: Holy God, source of all love, on the night of his betrayal, Jesus gave us a new commandment, to love one another as he loves us. Write this commandment in our hearts, O God, and give us the will to serve others as he was the servant of all, through your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen
First Reading Exodus 12:1-4, 11-14 Page 104
Reading of the Psalm Psalm 116:1-2, 12-19 Page 955
PS 116:1 I love the LORD, for he heard my voice; he heard my cry for mercy.
PS 116:2 Because he turned his ear to me, I will call on him as long as I live.
PS 116:12 How can I repay the LORD for all his goodness to me?
PS 116:13 I will lift up the cup of salvation and call on the name of the LORD.
PS 116:14 I will fulfill my vows to the LORD in the presence of all his people.
PS 116:15 Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints.
PS 116:16 O LORD, truly I am your servant; I am your servant, the son of your
maidservant; you have freed me from my chains.
PS 116:17 I will sacrifice a thank offering to you and call on the name of the
PS 116:18 I will fulfill my vows to the LORD in the presence of all his people,
PS 116:19 in the courts of the house of the LORD--in your midst, O Jerusalem.
Praise the LORD.
Second Reading 1 Corinthians 11: 23-26 Page 1784
P: The Holy Gospel according to John, the 13th chapter.
C: Glory to you, O Lord.
Gospel John 13:1-17, 31b – 35 Pages 1673
P: The Gospel of the Lord.
C: Praise to you, O Christ.
Instrumental Offering Hymn #462 “Now We Join in Celebration”
Invitation to Confession
Confession and Forgiveness
P: Most merciful God,
C: we confess that we are captive to sin and cannot free ourselves. 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. For the sake of your Son, Jesus Christ,
have mercy on us. Forgive us, renew us, and lead us, so that we may delight in
your will and walk in your ways, to the glory of your holy name. Amen
P: In the mercy of almighty God, Jesus Christ was given to die for us, and for his sake
God forgives us all our sins. As a called and ordained minister of the church of Christ,
and by His authority, I therefore declare to you the entire forgiveness of all your sins, in
the name of the Father, and of the +Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
L: Let us pray.
C: Blessed are you, O God, maker of all things. Through your goodness you
have blessed us with these gifts: ourselves, our time, and our possessions. Use
us, and what we have gathered, in feeding the world with your love, through the
one who gave himself for us, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.
THE GREAT THANKSGIVING
P: The Lord be with you
C: And also with you.
P: Lift up your hearts.
C: We lift them to the Lord.
P: Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
C: It is right to give him thanks and praise.
P: Blessed are you, Lord of heaven and earth. In mercy for our fallen world you gave
your only Son, that all those who believe in him should not perish, but have eternal life.
We give thanks to you for the salvation you have prepared for us through Jesus Christ.
Send now your Holy Spirit into our hearts that we may receive our Lord with a living
faith as he comes to us in his holy supper.
C: Amen. Come, Lord Jesus.
Words of Institution
The Lord’s Prayer
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom come, thy will
be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive
us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not
into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the
power, and the glory, forever and ever. Amen
Hymn # 462 “Now We Join in Celebration”
1. Now we join in celebration at our Savior’s invitation,
dressed no more in spirit somber, clothed instead in joy and wonder;
for the Lord of all existence, putting off divine transcendence,
stoops again in love to meet us, with his very life to feed us.
2. Lord, as round this feast we gather, fill our hearts with holy rapture!
For this bread and cup of blessing are for us the sure possessing
of your loving deed on Calvary, of your living self, our victory,
pledge of your unfailing presence, foretaste here of heavenly gladness.
3. Lord, we share in this communion as one family of God’s children,
reconciled through you, our brother, one in you with God our Father.
Give us grace to live for others, serving all, both friends and strangers,
seeking justice, love, and mercy till you come in final glory.
P: Let us pray
All: Lord Jesus, in a wonderful sacrament you strengthen us with the saving
power of your suffering, death, and resurrection. May this sacrament of your
body and blood so work in us that the fruits of your redemption will show forth
in the way we live, for you live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one
God, now and forever. Amen.
Stripping of the Altar and the Reading of Psalm 22
Worshippers may remain to pray, seated in the pews or kneeling at the altar rail.
Please keep silence in the sanctuary as you depart.
Good Friday services will be a Prayer Vigil from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. Participants may
arrive and depart at any time.
Easter services will be held at 8am in the sanctuary and 10 am outdoors.