SERVICE OF WORD AND TABLE
And the Ritual of Foot Washing
Thursday, April 21, 2011
Choral Introit Let All Mortal Flesh keep Silence
†Hymn What Wondrous Love is This
†Prayer for Illumination
†Gospel Lesson John 13:1-17, 31b-35
Confession and Pardon
we confess that we have sinned against you
in thought, word, and deed,
by what we have done,
and by what we have left undone.
We have not loved you with our whole heart;
we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves.
We are truly sorry and we humbly repent.
For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ,
have mercy on us and forgive us;
that we may delight in you will,
and walk in your ways,
to the glory of your Name. Amen.
Priest to people:
Almighty God have mercy on you, forgive you all your sins
through our Lord Jesus Christ, strengthen you in all
goodness, and by the power of the Holy Spirit keep you in
eternal life. Amen.
Offertory Serving You Michel Guimont
Verses sung by Candler Chorale; all join in refrain:
In a spirit of thankfulness we wash each other’s feet,
uphold each other’s lives.
In a spirit of joy and praise, we serve each other now
at the table of the Lord
Musical Setting D UMH 15
†The Lord’s Prayer
You are invited to pray in your own first language.
Fraction Anthem Lamb of God German Chorale, arr. F. Melius Christiansen
†Giving the Bread and Cup
The chalice in the center station contains wine; the others, grape juice.
Rice wafers on the altar are for those with gluten intolerance.
Anthem Beneath the Cross of Jesus Keith and Kristen Getty
You are invited, as you feel led, to come to any of the stations to participate in the ritual.
Anthem Ubi Caritas Maurice Duruflé
Where there is charity and love, God is there.
The love of Christ has brought us together. Let us rejoice in this.
Let us fear and love the living God and one another with sincere hearts.
Stripping of the Altar and Draping of the Cross
The ancient practice of stripping of the altar is a vivid way of showing
the desolation and abandonment of the long night in Gethsemane and all that followed.
Depart in Silence
+ Stations of the Cross, designed by MTS student Mary Button, are in the Sanctuary space through this afternoon. A fully accessible Stations of the Cross is on display in the hallway behind the sanctuary (near the classrooms) for praying as well. We invite you to walk this journey.
+ Sunday, April 24 @ 11:00 a.m. Easter Sunday Service in Cannon Chapel. Preacher: Rev. Dr. Thomas G. Long, Bandy Professor of Preaching; Coordinator of the Initiative in Religious Practices and Practical Theology
+ Reading and exam week. The chapel, with signs of Resurrection, will be open for prayer and meditation. There will be no worship services.
Greeter: Mashaun Simon
Organist: Jamie Shiell, Candler Music Assistant
Choir: Candler Singers, directed by Rev. Barbara Day Miller, Associate Dean of Worship and Music; Candler Chorale, directed by Jamie Shiell, Candler Music Assistant
Musicians: Dedric Cowser, Dalan Vanterpool
Dancers: Kate McMath, Nicole Symmonds, Keri Olsen, Leah Lyman Waldron, choreographed by Nicole Symmonds
Readers: Krista Showalter Ehst
Preacher: Dr. David S. Pacini, Professor of Historical Theology
Presider: The Rev. J. Ellen Echols Purdum, Director, Student Life and Spiritual Formation
Deacon: Marshall Jolly
Servers: Jenna Strizak, Megan Worthman, Bernardo Luis, Tim Moore, Katie Klosterman, Keri Olsen
Bread Baker: Anna Tew
Draping the Cross: Patrick McLaughlin, Jared Stine
Worship Planning Team: Kim Jenne, Mark Jones, Kate McMath, Jon Yoder
Prayer for Illumination: From United Methodist Hymnal, 477. Written by Christina G. Rossetti, England. 19th century.
Confession, Pardon and The Great Thanksgiving: Book of Common Prayer Rite II, Eucharistic Prayer A.Foot Washing Rite: Adapted from The United Methodist Book of Worship, 349, and Book of Common Prayer, 274-275.