Maundy Thursday

April 9, 2009

April 9, 2009

Maundy Thursday

Jesus' Love Ignites our Love

Hymn 136 “'Twas on that Dark, that Doleful Night”

Invocation

Stand

P: The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.

C: And also with you.

P: Let us pray.

C: Lord Jesus, as you loved your disciples to the very end, so love us. Through your Word and through your body and blood, bring us the testimony of your love. Open our hearts to love one another, even as you have loved us. We pray in your name, for you live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

Be seated

His love humbly serves

John 13:12-17; 33-35

Hymn 120:1, 2 “What Wondrous Love Is This”

His love brings peaceful comfort

John 14:1-6, 15-19, 25-27

Hymn 120:3, 4 “What Wondrous Love Is This”

His love connects us to him

John 15:1-8, 12-19, 26, 27

Hymn 385:1, 2, 5 “Chief of Sinners Though I Be”

His love turns sorrow to joy

John 16:19b-22, 33

Choir: “How Beautiful”

Offering

His love prays

John 17:1-6, 11b, 14-26

Stand

Confession of Sins

P: Dearly beloved, let us confess our sins. For God is faithful and just and forgives our sins for the sake of his Son Jesus Christ, whose blood purifies us from all sins.

C: Merciful God, heavenly Father, I, a wretched sinner, confess to you all my sins and iniquities. I have doubted your great love for me. I have not fully cherished all that your Son has done for me. I have also failed to love others. My failures to love have dishonored your name before the world. Have mercy on me, for Jesus' sake.

P: Upon this your confession, I, a called servant of our Lord Jesus Christ, forgive you all your sins. He has given his life as the sacrifice in your place. His blood washes you clean. Remain in him and let his word remain in you, so that you produce much fruit, loving one another, just as he has loved you.

C: Amen.

Be seated

His love gives his Supper

1 Corinthians 11:23-26

Prayer & Lord's Prayer

Communion Liturgy p. 21-23

His love suffers all for us

Stripping of the Altar

This symbolizes how our Lord was abandoned in the Garden of Gethsemane when the disciples fled at his arrest. We sing hymn 98 during this time. Then we leave in silence to return tomorrow to remember his death and then to come rejoicing on Easter morning.

Hymn 98 “Jesus, I Will Ponder Now”

Good Friday: Service of Darkness 7:00pm

Easter Worship 9:00am

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St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church
859 5th Street
Hancock, MN 56244
(320) 392-5313

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