St John United Methodist Church
August 30 2020
  • God Leads Us Along
  • Let Us Break Bread Together
THE GREETING

The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with you. 

And also with you. 

The risen Christ is with us. 

Praise the Lord!  


PRAYER OF ILLUMINATION

Lord,

Open our hearts and minds by the power of your Holy Spirit, that, as the Scriptures are read and your Word proclaimed, we may hear with joy what you say to us today.

Amen. 


      • John 3:14–16PSSNTRNSLTNSNGS

      • John 15:9–10MESSAGE

      • 1 John 4:8–10MESSAGE

      • Romans 5:1–10MESSAGE

      • Romans 5:5bNIV2011

RESPONSE TO THE WORD

I believe in God, the Father Almighty, creator of heaven and earth. 


I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried; he descended to the dead. 


On the third day he rose again; he ascended into heaven, is seated at the right hand of the Father, and will come again to judge the living and the dead.  


I believe in the Holy Spirit, The holy catholic* church,  

the communion of saints,  the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting.


Amen. 


THE INVITATION

Christ our Lord invites to his table all who love him, who earnestly repent of their sin and seek to live in peace with one another. 


Therefore, let us confess our sin before God and one another.  


CONFESSION

Merciful God, we confess that we have not loved you with our whole heart. We have failed to be an obedient church. 


We have not done your will, we have broken your law, we have rebelled against your love, we have not loved our neighbors, and we have not heard the cry of the needy. 


Forgive us, we pray. Free us for joyful obedience, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


All pray in silence

PARDON

Hear the good news: Christ died for us while we were yet sinners; that proves God's love toward us. In the name of Jesus Christ, you are forgiven!


In the name of Jesus Christ, you are forgiven! Glory to God. Amen.


THE PEACE

Take a moment to text, email, or speak signs of reconciliation and love to someone.

THE GREAT THANKSGIVING

The Lord be with you. 

And also with you.

Lift up your hearts. 

We lift them up to the Lord.


Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

It is right to give our thanks and praise.


It is right, and a good and joyful thing, always and everywhere to give thanks to you, Father Almighty, creator of heaven and earth. 


You formed us in your image and breathed into us the breath of life. 


When we turned away, and our love failed, your love remained steadfast. 


You delivered us from captivity, made covenant to be our sovereign God, and spoke to us through the prophets. 


And so, with your people on earth and all the company of heaven, we praise your name and join their unending hymn:


Holy, holy, holy Lord,

God of power and might,

heaven and earth are full of your glory,

Hosanna in the highest!

Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest.


Holy are you, and blessed is your Son Jesus Christ. 


Your Spirit anointed Him to preach good news to the poor, to proclaim release to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed, and to announce that the time had come when you would save your people. 


He healed the sick, fed the hungry, and ate with sinners. 


By the baptism of his suffering, death, and resurrection you gave birth to your Church, delivered us from slavery to sin and death, and made with us a new covenant by water and the Spirit. 


When the Lord Jesus ascended, he promised to be with us always, in the power of your Word and Holy Spirit. 


On the night in which he gave himself up for us he took bread, gave thanks to you, broke the bread, gave it to his disciples, and said:

"Take, eat; this is my body which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me."


When the supper was over, he took the cup, gave thanks to you, gave it to his disciples, and said:

"Drink from this, all of you, this is my blood of the new covenant, poured out for you and for many for the forgiveness of sins. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me."


And so, in remembrance of these your mighty acts in Jesus Christ, we offer ourselves in praise and thanksgiving as a holy and living sacrifice, in union with Christ's offering for us, as we proclaim the mystery of faith: 


Christ has died;

Christ is risen;

Christ will come again.


Pour out your Holy Spirit on us gathered here, and on these gifts of bread and wine. 


Make them be for us the body and blood of Christ, that we may be for the world the body of Christ, redeemed by his blood.


By your Spirit make us one with Christ, one with each other, and one in ministry to all the world, until Christ comes in final victory and we feast at his heavenly banquet. Through your Son Jesus Christ, with your Holy Spirit in your Holy Church,all honor and glory is yours, Almighty Father, now and forever.


Amen.


DISMISSAL & BLESSING

Go forth in peace. The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all. 

Amen. 


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