November 14, 2021
Welcome and Announcements
Hymn 401 Heart with Loving Heart United
Time Travel: Sept. 14th, 1741 – What’s happening in the Moravian Church?
Psalm 16 (selected verses)
Protect me, O God, for in you I take refuge.
I say to the Lord, ‘You are my Lord;
I have no good apart from you.’
The Lord is my chosen portion and my cup;
you hold my lot.
The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places;
I have a goodly heritage.
I bless the Lord who gives me counsel;
in the night also my heart instructs me.
I keep the Lord always before me;
because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.
Therefore my heart is glad, and my soul rejoices;
my body also rests secure.
For you do not give me up to Sheol,
or let your faithful one see the Pit.
You show me the path of life.
In your presence there is fullness of joy and
in your right hand are pleasures for evermore. Amen.
Prayers of the People
The Shorter Church Litany pg. 10.
Offerings our Gifts/Remembering God’s Gifts
Hymn 819. “For the Life that You Have Given”
Scripture Hebrews 10:11-25, Mark 13:1-8. Sam Spagnola.
Message “What does the Sacrifice Require of Us?”
Special Music. “Open My Eyes”. Sharon, Sue, Mary, trio
Holy Communion for Christ as Chief Elder.
Grace, mercy, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ, be with you all.
Hymn 400 “Jesus, Great High Priest of Our Profession” (Sharing Right Wave of Fellowship).
Jesus, great High Priest of our profession, we in confidence draw near;
grant us, then, in mercy, the confessions, of our grateful hearts to hear;
you we gladly own in ev’ry nation,
Head and Master of your congregation,
conscious that in ev’ry place, you are giving life and grace.
Your blessed people, trusting in your merit, on the earth’s extended face
from each other far, but one in spirit, sound with one accord your praise.
May we never cease to make confession
that your death’s the cause of our salvation;
we to you, our Head and King, joyful hallelujahs sing.
Prayer of Thanksgiving
(During this time, please come forward to pick up your bread and grape juice. There are also pre-sealed cups/wafers available at the table if you prefer.)
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 “We Who Here Together” (Sharing Right Wave of Fellowship)
We who here together are assembled, Joining hearts and hands in one,
Bind ourselves with love that’s undissembled, Christ to love and serve alone;
O may our imperfect songs and praises
Be well-pleasing unto Thee, Lord Jesus;
Say, “My peace I leave with you.” Amen, Amen, be it so.
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. (Sung Response)
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.
Special thanks to Susan Engle, Sharon Ettinger, and Mary Venditta for sharing special music with us this morning.