27A - Wednesday in Holy Week — 29A - Good Friday
See also my post from 2014
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!
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|
|What shall we offer our good Lord||TIS 439|
|1 Corinthians 11:23-36|
|According to thy gracious word||TIS 515|
|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|
|Christians, lift up your hearts …||TIS 424|
|Come now, everlasting Spirit||TIS 509|
|Come, risen Lord, and deign to be…||TIS 524|
|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|
|Here, gracious Lord, we see you face to||TIS 516|
|I come with joy to meet my Lord||TIS 533|
|Jesus, we thus obey||TIS 508|
|Let us talents and tongues employ||TIS 537|
|My God, your table now is spread||TIS 510|
|The Son of God proclaim||TIS 528|
|John 13:1-17, 31b-35|
|A new commandment I give unto you||TIS 699|
|An upper room did our Lord prepare||TIS 536|
|Brother, sister, let me serve you||TIS 650|
|Filled with the Spirit’s power, with one||TIS 411|
|Help us accept each other||TIS 648|
|Jesus’ hands were kind hands||TIS 236|
|Kneels at the feet of his friends||TIS 640|
|Praise the God who changes places||TIS 178|
|Where there is charity and love||TIS 434|