Candler School of Theology
Friday Mid-Day Eucharist
1 April 2011 | Season of Lent
“’Never since the world began has it been heard that anyone opened the eyes of a person born blind.’”
Gathering for Praise
†Hymn Open My Eyes UMH 454
O Jesus Christ who is the light of the world,
We come to you, weary, tired, lost, and barely able to see.
Open our eyes, and light our paths,
So that we may light the world for you.
In the name of Jesus Christ we pray, Amen.
Hearing God’s Word
Psalm Psalm 23 UMH 754
†Gospel Lesson John 9:1-41
Responding in Faith
Prayers of the People
Please respond to “God of all gladness,” with “Have mercy on us.”
Great Thanksgiving UMH 23
Musical Setting D
The Lord’s Prayer
Giving of the Bread and Cup
Rice wafers on the altar are for those with gluten intolerance.
Only grape juice is served in this service.
Music during Communion
Amazing Grace UMH 378
†Prayer after Communion
We give you thanks for this holy mystery
in which you have given yourself to us.
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 The Summons FWS 2130
Signs of Peace
+Tuesday, 5 April, Service of Word and Table: Bishop Hope Morgan Ward, Mississippi Annual Conference, United Methodist Church
+Thursday, 7 April, Black Church Studies Service, Rev. Dr. Frederick D. Haynes, III, Senior Pastor, Friendship-West Baptist Church, Dallas, TX
+Friday, 8 April, the Rev. Penny Nash, Atlanta Diocese of the Episcopal Church
+All services begin at 11:05 a.m.
Organist: Sarang Love
Cantor: Jared Stine
Readers: Mashaun Simons, Kimberlee Payton, Kim Jenne, La Ronda Barnes,
Samantha Lewis, Patrick McLaughlin
Celebrant: Rev. Toni Belin-Ingram, Pastor, Greater Smith Chapel AME
Deacon: Stacey Doremus
Bread Baker: Anna Tew
Worship Office Coordinators: Krista Ehst, Anna Tew, Lee Curtis
Prayers of the People: Intercessions for the Christian People, Gail Ramshaw, Liturgical Press, 1999.
Collect: Anna Tew