Celebration of the “Moravian Pentecost – August 13th Experience/Renewal of the Moravian Church”
Worship Begins at 10:30 a.m. – Connect with us through Zoom https://zoom.us/j/673028163, Meeting ID: 673 028 163, OR for audio only, call +19292056099, (enter code 673028163). Check Facebook (Calvary Moravian Church Allentown) for service by 12 p.m.
We are also offering an outside worship service at 9 a.m. (please bring your own chair, wear a mask, and observe all social distancing protocol).
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Holy Communion will be celebrated with sealed containers of grape juice and a wafer
(prepackaged and safe) at our outside worship service. If you wish to pick some up to celebrate virtually, please let us know asap! Or you can bring your own cup and bread to break together in virtual Holy Communion on Sunday.
Liturgy for PENTECOST AND AUGUST 13
All praise, dear God, for founders who built this church by grace,
our mothers and our fathers, whose legacy we trace.
Renew us now for service that we may hallow all,
possessions, time, and talents, to answer to your call.
Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty,
The whole earth is full of your glory!
You are worthy to receive glory, honor, and power. You created all things, and by your will you brought them forth.
To you, the One who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb, be praise and honor, glory and might, forever and ever!
We know God as the Holy Spirit, who reveals the truth about God.
The world cannot receive the Spirit because it cannot see or know him. But we know him, because the Spirit remains with us and is in us.
God’s Spirit joins with our spirits to declare that we are God’s children.
The Holy Spirit is the helper who stays with us forever.
Holy Spirit, still creating
Christ’s one church in tongues of flame,
move within us and inspire us
more to serve God’s holy name.
Let us never claim your blessings
come as trophies we deserve;
make the goal of all our striving
not to glory, but to serve.
When the Holy Spirit comes upon us, we receive power, and we become God’s witnesses.
The fruit that the Spirit brings to the lives of those who follow Christ is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.
The diverse and empowering gifts of the Spirit are given to each one for the common good. None of us is useless to God. None of us is sufficient by ourself. We serve through the body of Christ, and we depend on the people of Christ.
The Spirit’s gifts are given to equip believers for the work of ministry, to build up the body of Christ, until all of us come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God.
Lord Jesus Christ, Head of your body the church, we thank you with humble hearts that to fulfill our heavenly Father’s good will for the salvation of all, through the power of the Holy Spirit you came upon the members of our church in years past, to unite them in love and service to proclaim your name to all the world.
We ask you today that through this same Spirit, you will anoint us to love you and each other, so that with our words and with our actions, we may bear true witness to you as Lord and Savior, to the glory of God the Father. Amen.
We covenant with hand and heart
to follow Christ, our Lord;
with world, and sin, and self to part
and to obey his word;
to love each other heartily,
in truth and with sincerity,
and under cross, reproach, and shame,
to glorify his name.
All praise, dear God, for founders and Holy Spirit, still creating © C. Daniel Crews. Used by permission.: Reprinted from Singing from the Heart: A Shorter Moravian Hymnal and Liturgies with the permission of the Interprovincial Board of Communication, Moravian Church in North America.
Prayers of the People
Scripture Matthew 15:10-20
Message “Love each Other, we comply?”
Scripture “A Summary of the Joseph Story” Genesis 37, Genesis 45
Hymn 673. Christian Hearts, in Love United. (performed by Moravian Church Choir, from the Moravian Music Foundation’s CD “Joining Our Voices”).
Holy Communion for Pentecost pg. 222 (using only selected hymns)
Grace, mercy, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ, be with you all.
Hymn (Sharing Right Wave of Fellowship). pg. 222 (by Brian Wren, OneLicense #52132)
Prayer of Thanksgiving
(The Lord’s Prayer may be used as a conclusion to this prayer.)
Our Lord Jesus Christ, on the night he was betrayed, took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it, gave it to his disciples, and said: Take, eat, this is my body which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.
Hymn. pg. 224
Our Lord Jesus Christ said: Take, eat, this is my body which is given for you.
(All partake together.)
By your divine presence,
By the holy sacraments,
By all the merits of your life, sufferings, death, and resurrection,
Bless and comfort us, gracious Lord and God. Amen.
In the same way, after supper our Lord Jesus Christ took the cup, gave thanks, and gave it to his disciples, saying: Drink from this, all of you; this is my blood of the new covenant, which is shed for you and for many for the forgiveness of sin. Do this, whenever you drink it, in remembrance of me.
Hymn pg. 228 (verses 1 and 3)
Our Lord Jesus Christ said: Drink from this, all of you. Do this, whenever you drink it, in remembrance of me.
(All partake together.)
Christ, the Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world;
Grant to us your peace. Amen.
Whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death,
Until he comes.
Hymn (Sharing Right Wave of Fellowship). pg. 230 (by Brian Wren, OneLicense #52132)
The Lord bless you and keep you;
The Lord make his face shine upon you and be gracious unto you;
The Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace;
In the name of Jesus. Amen.
Reprinted or adapted from the 1995 Moravian Book of Worship with the permission of the Interprovincial Board of Communication, Moravian Church in America. © 1995 IBOC. www.moravian.org; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. All rights reserved.