Corporate Confession of Sin (in unison)
O Holy Father we know your will is the way of love, for You so loved the world that You sent Your only begotten Son. We are created and redeemed to love You and all men. Your law is the law of love. Sadly we have been satisfied with lesser love and narrower affections than we ought. Often we have ignored You. Often we have loved only our friends when our enemies need us. Forgive us for not greeting one another in love, for withholding a kind deed, for letting loose the word of anger, for harboring resentment and for plotting revenge. Grant us never to lose sight of the exceeding sinfulness of sin, the exceeding righteousness of salvation, the exceeding glory of Christ the exceeding beauty of holiness and the exceeding wonder of grace. In Christ’s name we pray. Amen.
Communion Prayer (in unison)
All glory is Yours, Almighty Father, for you chose us to be your people, a royal priesthood and holy nation, called from darkness into light to declare your mighty deeds. And when we turned from your way, you gave your only Son Jesus Christ to suffer death upon the cross, whereon he stretched out his hands between heaven and earth to make atonement for our sin and reconcile us to you. Then, through your might, he was gloriously raised from the dead, defeating the powers of darkness, opening the kingdom of heaven to all believers, and ever living to make intercession for His own. Therefore with angels and archangels and all the company of heaven, we praise you, saying “Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might. Heaven and earth are full of your glory. ”
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CONSECRATE THE ELEMENTS.
Please receive your elements and wait for insctrction as we will take communion together.
Prayer of Thanksgiving (in unison)
Thank you, Lord Jesus, for your presence with us as we gather about this table. And thank you for your gifts, the bread of life and the cup of salvation. Help us to see you at work in our lives, and to be faithful to your covenant with us. Fill us with your peace as we go forth as your family, taking the good news of your love to a world in need. Amen.
Now, as our Savior Christ has taught us, we pray together the Lord’s Prayer: Our Father, which art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy Kingdom come, thy will be done, in earth as it is in heaven Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive them that trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory, forever and ever. Amen.