October 3, 2021: Celebration of Holy Communion: World Communion Sunday
Welcome and Announcements
Call to Worship: Joyful Noise (Final Sunday for Crop Walk collections)
Liturgy for Christian Unity pg. 122.
- Hymn 701 “My Life Flows on”.
Prayers of the People
Offerings our Gifts/Remembering God’s Gifts
Hymn 819. “For the Life that You Have Given”
Scripture Job 1:1, 2:1-10, Psalm 26. Ed Lester.
Sermon “Persisting in Integrity”
Sacrament of Holy Communion for World Communion Sunday
Grace, mercy, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ, be with you all.
Hymn (Sharing Right Wave of Fellowship).
(“I Come with Joy” by Brian Wren, OneLicense #52132)
I come with joy, a child of God, forgiven, loved and free,
the life of Jesus to recall, in love laid down for me.
I come with Christians far and near to find, as all are fed,
the new community of love in Christ’s communion bread.
As Christ breaks bread, and bids us share, each proud division ends.
The love that made us, makes us one, and strangers now are friends.
(During this time, please visit one of the bread stations closest to you, and select your bread. There is bread representing our unity across difference cultures of the world. Please also take a cup of grape juice. There are also pre-sealed cups/wafers available at each stations if you prefer.)
Prayer of Thanksgiving. (Lord’s 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.
(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.
(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 (I Come With Joy, vs. 4 and 5, by Brian Wren)
(Sharing Right Wave of Fellowship)
The Spirit of the risen Christ, unseen, but ever near,
is in such friendship better known, alive among us here.
Together met, together bound by all that God has done,
we’ll go with joy, to give the world the love that makes us one.
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.