February 13, 2022
Welcome and Announcements
General Liturgy 1 pg. 1.
Prayers of the People
Pastoral Prayer/Lord’s Prayer
Shorter Church Litany. Pg. 10
Offerings our Gifts/Remembering God’s Gifts
Hymn 819. “For the Life that You Have Given”
Scripture 1 Cor. 15:12-20, Luke 6:17-26. Sam Spagnola.
Sermon “The Promise of the Resurrection: Jesus and for Us”
“The grave itself is but a covered bridge,
Leading from light to light, through a brief darkness!”
From “The Covered Bridge at Lucerne“, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Special Music “If it be your Will”. (Leonard Cohen) Christian Rice, voice and piano.
Sacrament of Holy Communion.
Grace, mercy, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ, be with you all.
Amen. Thanks be to God.
Hymn 594 “Bliss Beyond Compare” (verses 1 and 2) (Sharing Right Wave of Fellowship).
Bliss beyond compare, which in Christ I share!
He’s my only joy and treasure; tasteless is all worldly pleasure,
when in Christ I share bliss beyond compare.
Jesus is my joy, therefore blessed am I;
O his mercy is unbounded, all my hope on him is grounded;
Jesus is my joy, therefore blessed am I.
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 594 (verses 3 and 4). (Sharing Right Wave of Fellowship)
When the Lord appears, this my spirit cheers;
when, his love to me revealing he, the Sun of grace, with healing
in his beams appears, this my spirit cheers.
Then all grief is drowned; pure delight is found,
joy and peace in his salvation, heav’nly bliss and consolation.
Ev’ry grief is drowned where such bliss is found.
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.