28A – Maundy Thursday

27A - Wednesday in Holy Week29A - Good Friday
 
See also my post from 2014 here …
 
Psalm 116:1-4, 12-19
Out of love the LORD has heard my cry;
the LORD listened when I called, 
therefore I will proclaim as long as I live.
What shall I return to the LORD for all his bounty to me?
I will lift up the cup of salvation and call on the name of the LORD,
I will pay my vows to the LORD in the presence of all God’s people.
Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of God’s faithful ones. 
O LORD, I am your servant;
I am your servant, the child of your serving girl. 
You have loosed my bonds.
I will offer to you a thanksgiving sacrifice and call on the name of the LORD.
I will pay my vows to the LORD in the presence of all God’s people,
in the courts of the house of the LORD, in your midst, O Jerusalem.
Praise the LORD!

For use in worship, with acknowledgement. © Jeff Shrowder 2000.


A CREATIVE MOMENT 
Click here for some ideas for worship in Lent and Easter gleaned from the pages of “On the Move” (now out of print) which was published by the Joint Board of Christian Education, Melbourne, Australia.


THE PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE
(A prayer, usually with connection to one or more of the lections for the day, to gather the spoken and silent concerns/joys/thanks expressed by the congregation and lead into a more structured Intercession. Sometimes this prayer also borrows lightly from other sources e.g. Uniting in Worship 2 or publications of the Iona Community.)

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE
It was on a Thursday
that Jesus was hunted, betrayed, denied.
So today we pray,
Holy source of all that is,
comforter of the hunted,
strengthen those betrayed by social structures,
greed and self-interest;
rescue those denied by fair-weather relationships;
be present to those who call on your name,
to those we named on our lips,
and in the silence of our hearts,
those whose concerns are known only to you;
in Jesus’ name…
         (The Prayers of the People continue)


Looking for contemporary music and song resources?
Try David MacGregor’s Together to Celebrate
Or metrical psalms? Try Dale A. Schoening’s Sing the Psalms

HYMN SUGGESTIONS FOR MAUNDY THURSDAY
Psalm 116:1-2, 12-19
For the beauty of the earth TIS 137 AHB 77
What shall we offer our good Lord TIS 439 AHB 362
1 Corinthians 11:23-36
According to thy gracious word TIS 515 AHB 436
And now, O Father, mindful of the love TIS 519
Bread is blessed and broken TIS 707
Christians, lift your hearts and voices TIS 540 SA 21
Christians, lift up your hearts … TIS 424
Come now, everlasting Spirit TIS 509
Come, risen Lord, and deign to be our gu TIS 524 AHB 442
Draw near, and take the body of our Lord TIS 498
Feed us now, Bread of life TIS 538
For the bread and for the wine TIS 518
God’s Son came to bless us TIS 197
Here we adore you, hidden, Saviour, Lord TIS 500
Here, Lord, we take the broken bread TIS 523 AHB 446
Here, gracious Lord, we see you face to TIS 516 AHB 438
I come with joy to meet my Lord TIS 533 AHB 452
Jesus, we thus obey TIS 508 AHB 427
Let us talents and tongues employ TIS 537 SA 59
My God, your table now is spread TIS 510 AHB 432
The Son of God proclaim TIS 528
John 13:1-17, 31b-35
A new commandment I give unto you TIS 699 AHB 571
An upper room did our Lord prepare TIS 536 AHB 453
Brother, sister, let me serve you TIS 650 SA 14
Filled with the Spirit’s power, with one TIS 411 AHB 328
Help us accept each other TIS 648
Jesus’ hands were kind hands TIS 236 AHB 178
Kneels at the feet of his friends TIS 640 AHB 561
Praise the God who changes places TIS 178
Where there is charity and love TIS 434

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