Friday Midday Eucharist: Season After Epiphany

Candler School of Theology

Friday Mid-Day Eucharist

 18 February 2011 | Season After Epiphany

“Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be children of your Father in heaven…”


†Hymn                                                                                               God is Here                                                                                             UMH 660

†Opening Prayer

      O God, the One who guides us,

      You have led us from corners of our busy world into the central quiet of your house.

            Grant us grace to worship you in Spirit and in truth,

                  to know that as we worship together,

                        you are here.

      Open our hearts and minds, our gifts and talents, to the upbuilding of every good purpose and holy desire.

            Enable us to do more perfectly the work to which you have called us

                        to believe that as we work together,

                             you are here.

      We gather to worship you in word and deed

            Not only in this hour,

                  but in all the days of our lives;

      Through Jesus Christ our Savior. Amen.


Hearing God’s Word

Psalm                                                                                             Psalm 119:33-40

 †Gospel Acclamation                                                                              Heleluyan                                                                                                 UMH 78

†Gospel Lesson                                                                                Matthew 5:38-48



Silent Meditation

Responding in Faith

Prayers of the People

      In the moments of silence you are invited to vocally or silently offer your petitions. Following these petitions, please respond to “Lord, in your mercy,” with “Hear our      prayer.”

Great Thanksgiving                                                                                                                                                                                             UMH 17

      Musical Setting A

The Lord’s Prayer

Giving of the Bread and Cup

                  Rice wafers on the altar are for those with gluten intolerance.

      Music during Communion

            Put Peace into each other’s hands                     Text by Fred Kaan

      Put peace into each other’s hands and like a treasure hold it,

      protect it like a candle flame, with tenderness enfold it.

      Put peace into each other’s hands with loving expectation;

      be gentle in your words and ways, in touch with God’s creation.

      Put peace into each other’s hands like bread we break for sharing;

      look people warmly in the eye: our life is meant for caring.

      As at communion, shape your hands into a waiting cradle;

      the gift of Christ receive, revere, united round the table.

      Put Christ into each other’s hands, he is love’s deepest measure;

       in love make peace, give peace a chance, and share it like a treasure.

†Prayer after Communion

      Eternal God,

         we give you thanks for this holy mystery

         in which you have given yourself to us.

      Make us agents of love, peace, harmony,

         and justice.

      Grant that we may go into the world

         in the strength of your Spirit,

         to give ourselves for others,

         in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


Departing to Serve

†Hymn                                                                                   Mayenziwe (Your Will be done)                                

      After the South African verse is sung as a solo, please join in singing the English     text two times.

Your will be done, on earth, O Lord.


Signs of Peace

Worship Notes

Organist:  Sarang Love

Cantor: David Daniel

Musician: Lee Curtis

Readers: Kim Jenne and Kenny McGill

Celebrant:  Dr. Rev. Susan Henry-Crowe, Dean of the Chapel and Religious Life

Deacon:  Mary Page Wilson

Bread Baker:  Anna Tew