17 January 2019

Hymn of Welcome


Call to Worship

One: Let us worship God, who has done great things.
Many: We rejoice in our God, who made a way through the desert of this world.
One: Let us worship God in spirit and in truth.
Many: We praise God for the grace that has saved us.
One: Let us worship God, who has caused streams of mercy to flow in the wasteland.
Many: We are the people God has formed through Christ; we worship God, & we rejoice!

Hymn of Promise

“When Morning Gilds the Skies”

  1. When morning gilds the skies
    my heart awaking cries:
    May Jesus Christ be praised!
    Alike at work and prayer,
    to Jesus I repair:
    May Jesus Christ be praised!
  2. The night becomes as day
    when from the heart we say:
    May Jesus Christ be praised!
    The powers of darkness fear
    when this sweet chant they hear:
    May Jesus Christ be praised!
  3. Let all the earth around
    ring joyous with the sound:
    May Jesus Christ be praised!
    In heaven’s eternal bliss
    the loveliest strain is this:
    May Jesus Christ be praised!
  4. Be this, while life is mine,
    my canticle divine:
    May Jesus Christ be praised!
    Be this th’ eternal song
    through all the ages long:
    May Jesus Christ be praised!


The Rev. Dr. Jen Quigley

Isaiah 62:1-5 NRSV

1 For Zion’s sake I will not keep silent,
and for Jerusalem’s sake I will not rest,
until her vindication shines out like the dawn,
and her salvation like a burning torch.
2 The nations shall see your vindication,
and all the kings your glory;
and you shall be called by a new name
that the mouth of the Lord will give.
3 You shall be a crown of beauty in the hand of the Lord,
and a royal diadem in the hand of your God.
4 You shall no more be termed Forsaken,
and your land shall no more be termed Desolate;
but you shall be called My Delight Is in Her,
and your land Married;
for the Lord delights in you,
and your land shall be married.
5 For as a young man marries a young woman,
so shall your builder marry you,
and as the bridegroom rejoices over the bride,
so shall your God rejoice over you.


Dean Javier Viera

Sung Response


Table Liturgy


Christ our Lord invites us to the table all who love him,
Who earnestly repent of their sin
And seek to live in peace with one another
Therefore, let us confess our sin before God and one another

Unison Prayer of Confession

Merciful God,
We confess that we have not loved you with our whole heart. We have not done your will,
we have rebelled against your love, we have not loved our neighbors, and we have ignored the cry of the needy. Forgive us, we pray. Free us, cleanse us, make us new. Embolden us to be bearers of your light and love in a broken and fearful world, through Jesus Christ. Amen.

Hear the Good News: Christ died for us while we were yet sinners; That proves God’s love toward us.
All: In the name of Jesus Christ you are forgiven.

The Great Thanksgiving

Leader: God be with you
People: And also with you
Leader: Lift up your hearts
People: We lift them up to the Lord
Leader: Let us give thanks to the Lord our God
People: It is right to give our thanks and praise

It is right, and a good and joyful thing,
Always and everywhere to give thanks to you
God Almighty, creator of heaven and earth.
And so,
With your people on earth
And all the company of heaven
We praise your name and join their unending hymn:

Holy, Holy, Holy Lord, God of power and might,
Heaven and earth are full of your glory.
Hosanna in the highest.
Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord.
Hosanna in the highest.

Holy are you and blessed is the One you called Beloved.
Ageless Wisdom, Word and Wonder came to us as a child
and gave us the power to become your children again.
Then as now, now as then, Jesus eats with the unwanted,
and teaches the unforgiving what forgiveness means.

On the night in which Christ gave himself up for us
He took bread, gave thanks to you, broke the bread,
Gave it to his disciples, and said:
“Take, eat; this is my body which is given for you.
Do this in remembrance of me.”

When the supper was over, he took the cup,
Gave thanks to you, gave it to his disciples, and said:
“Drink from this, all of you;
This is my blood of the new covenant,
Poured out for you and for many
For the forgiveness of sins.
Do this, as often as you drink it,
In remembrance of me.”

And so,
In remembrance of these your mighty acts in Jesus Christ,
We offer ourselves in praise and thanksgiving,
As we proclaim the mystery of faith

Christ has died; Christ is risen; Christ will come again.

Pour out your Holy Spirit on us gathered here,
and on these gifts of bread and wine.
May they be for us the body and blood of Christ,
that we may be for the world the Body of Christ redeemed by his love.

By your Spirit make us one with Christ,
One with each other,
And one in ministry to all the world,
Until Christ comes again,
And we feast at God’s heavenly banquet.

Through the Risen One and your Holy Spirit in your holy church,
All honor and glory is yours, almighty God, now and forever.


Leader: And now with confidence as the children of God, let us pray:

“Sung Lord’s Prayer”

Leader: This is the bread of life. This is the cup of forgiveness.

Choir Anthem

“O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing”


Dean Javier Viera

Sending Forth

“Blest Are They” (v1,2,5)

Worship Notes:

Call to Worship: https://re-worship.blogspot.com/2012/02/call-to-worship-litany-for-lent.html

Communion Liturgy: UMC Word & Table II

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