|Priest Michael Rigdon Proclaims Gospel|
Opening song: 207 Holy, Holy, Holy vs. 1&4
All: In the name of God our creator, Jesus our brother, and the Holy Spirit our wisdom. Amen.
Presider: God is with you. All: And also with you.
Opening Prayer. Presider: Abba God, we celebrate your life of intimate love shared among you, the Word, and the Spirit. And we glory in our participation in your life of love. May we burn to share your love, especially with the poor and neglected in our world. ALL: Amen.
Liturgy of the Word
A reading from the book of Exodus
Response: Glory to God, glory. O praise God, alleluia. Glory to God, glory. O praise the name of our God.
A reading from Paul’s 2nd letter to the Corinthians
Celtic Alleluia (sung before & after Gospel)
A reading from the Gospel of Matthew
Response. ALL: Glory and praise to you, Jesus the Christ!
Profession of Faith. ALL: We believe in God, the creator of the universe, the fountain of life, flowing through every being. We believe in Jesus the Christ who reflects the face of God and the fullness of humanity. We believe in the Holy Spirit, the breath of God in the cosmos, who calls us to loving service without counting the cost. We believe in our global communion with all in the circle of life. Amen to loving actions on behalf of justice, healing, compassion and equality for all in our world! We believe we are light to the world!
Prayers of the Community
Presider: As a people of faith we believe in the power of prayer. We are filled with joy as your Spirit loves through us. And so we bring the needs of people throughout the world to You. Response: God of love, hear our prayer.
Presider: Loving God, we ask you to empower us in service to our sisters & brothers. We pray in the name of Jesus the Christ, and the Holy Spirit our Wisdom. All: Amen
Collection and Procession of Gifts to the table
All Sing: #361 Seed Scattered and Sown, 1&3
Eucharistic Prayer. We invite all to gather around the table for our community meal.
All Sing: We are holy holy holy (x3) We are whole. You are holy… I am holy… We are holy
All: As we do in this place what you did in an upstairs room, send down your Spirit Sophia on us and on these gifts of bread and wine that they may become for us your body, healing, forgiving, and making us whole. And that we may become for you, your body, loving and caring in the world until your kindom comes. Amen.
We remember Jesus. All, with hand extended in blessing: On the night before he died, while at supper with his friends, Jesus took bread, said the blessing, broke the bread and gave it to them saying, “Take, and eat. This is my very self.” (Pause) Jesus then raised high the cup of blessing and offered them the wine with these words, “Take and drink of the covenant made new through my life for you and for everyone. Whenever you do this, you remember me.”
All: Remember, gracious God, your Church throughout the world. Make us open to welcome all believers. In union with all people, may we strive to create a world where suffering is diminished, and where all people can live in health and wholeness.
Thru Christ, with Christ, in Christ, in union with the Holy Spirit, all glory is yours, gracious God. Amen (sing)
Prayer of Jesus (Sing “Our Father and Mother”)
Sign of Peace. Presider: Jesus, you said to your disciples, “My peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you.” Look on the faith of those gathered here and…
ALL: …grant us your peace. Following the example of Jesus and with the strength of the Spirit, help us, O God, to live in peace and harmony with everyone, everywhere.
Presider: Let us offer one another a sign of Christ’s peace.
Litany for the breaking of bread.
ALL: Loving God, you call us to speak truth to power. We will do so. Loving God, you call us to live the Gospel of peace and justice. We will do so. Loving God, you call us to be your presence in the world. We will do so.
Presider: This is Jesus, God with us, loving us forever. All are invited to partake of this sacred banquet of love. ALL: We are the Body of Christ.
ALL (sing): Holy gifts for holy people, come you hungry and believe. Come receive Christ’s body offered, come and be what you receive. (x2)
Communion: Instrumental (Mindy)
After Communion: God Is (Mindy)
Prayer of Thanksgiving (Didache, Instruction, 100CE)
Men: For the thanksgiving, give thanks this way: First, for the cup: We thank you, Abba God, for the sacred vine of David your son, whose meaning you made clear to us through our brother Jesus, yours ever be the splendor.
Women: And for the bread fragment: We thank you, Abba God, for the life and wisdom whose meaning you made clear to us through Jesus, yours ever be the splendor.
All: As this fragment was scattered high on hills, but by gathering was united into one, so let your people from earth’s ends be united into your single reign, for yours are splendor and might through Jesus Christ down the ages.
Prayers of Thanksgiving. Introductions. Announcements.
Final Blessing. ALL (with hand extended in prayer):
Let All Around us be Peace
Peace before us, Peace behind us, Peace under our feet
Peace within us, Peace over us, Let all around us be Peace.
Love before us, Love behind us, Love under our feet
Love within us, Love over us, Let all around us be Love.
Christ before us, Christ behind us, Christ under our feet,
Christ within us, Christ over us, Let all around us be Christ!
Presider. Go in the peace of Christ. Let us share God’s peace and compassion with all those we meet!
ALL: Thanks be to God.
Final Song: 426 God Beyond All Names vs 1,2,3,&5