Chiming of the Hour
Greeting & Lighting of Christ Candle
Dr. J. Michael Parnell
Litany & Invocation
Leader: What joy we feel when we are called together to celebrate God’s love.
People: God’s love flows through our lives!
Leader: This is what it means to be the body of Christ!
People: This is what it means to be faithful witnesses to God.
Leader: Let us rejoice on this day!
People: Lord, we thank you for the blessings you pour on us.
Jesus, at Your Holy Table
Jesus, at Your holy table, May our hearts united be.
Bind us with Your grace and presence That redeem and set us free.
Crucify our pride and hatred, Light the path on which we walk.
Teach us how to love each other, In the way that You have taught.
Christ, remind us of Your passion, Of Your precious life out-poured,
Of the love which none can fathom, And our victory evermore.
Bread of heaven, wine of promise, Feed us with Your holy Word.
Nourish us with Your strong presence, Risen Savior, only Lord.
Lift your hearts and raise your voices, Celebrate this wondrous love.
Join the chorus with all Christians, And with saints who live above.
Silent lips now sing with gladness, Blinded eyes are filled with sight.
Jesus’ love has pierced our darkness, Bro’t us home to peace and light.
First Lesson & Pastoral Prayer
1 Corinthians 11:23-26
Turn Your Eyes upon Jesus/Softly and Tenderly
“Crumbs from the Table?“
Blest Be the Tie
Blest be the tie that binds Our hearts in Christian love;
The fellowship of kindred minds Is like to that above.