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Grace Presbyterian Church

Maundy Thursday

March 28, 2024 7:00 PM

6:00 PM                                                    Fellowship Meal

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Pastor: Paul P. Todd, CP                                   Organist: Sherry Stratton

                                      Missionaries:  Congregation

Prelude                     "Lord, Let Me Walk"                           Chancel Choir

GOD CALL US TOGETHER FOR WORSHIP

Lighting of the Lenten Cross                  Kim, J.J. Dagan and Elaine Gasmire

"We Remember"                                                                 Video on screen

 

Opening Sentences             John 13:1; 34

Hymn                 "Were You There"                         #181, vs.1-3

The First Candle Extinguished

Matthew 26:14-16    

Prayer of Confession Special time for Personal Prayer, Silent Meditation and Reflection

Cut nails are available.  These nails symbolize our sins.  Hold it.  Prayerfully reflect upon your sins and mistakes during this evening's special service.  Then during the singing of "Beneath the Cross of Jesus", come and hammer your nail into the cross remembering how GOD carried those sins away.

Anthem   "How Long Has It Been"                        Chancel Choir

The Second Candle Extinguished 

The Assurance of Being Forgiven of our Sins

*Hymn            "Glorify Thy Name"                            #29
                     The Third Candle Extinguished

Jesus Prays for all Believers                        John 17:20-26

Anthem         "Jesus, Remember Me"               Chancel Choir

Evening Prayer

The Fourth Candle Extinguished

 

First Mandate              "Servanthood"

Washing of the Disciples' Feet                      John 13:1-17

The Fifth Candle Extinguished

SECOND MANDATE      "Communion"    Pastor Paul Todd

Jesus Institutes the Lord's Supper                      Luke 22:7-21

The Sacrament of Holy Communion              Liturgy on screen)

The Sixth Candle Extinguished

 

Jesus Arrested                                             Matthew 26:47-56

The Seventh Candle Extinguished

*Hymn                 "Beneath the Cross of Jesus"            #183   (A long standing tradition of GRACE Church for Maundy Thursday is to come and physically stand beneath the cross as we hammer in our nails, while we together sing the hymn, "Beneath the Cross of Jesus".)

 

*Charge and Sending

Conclusion of Worship - Beginning of Service

Easter Worship Times

9:00 AM Resurrection Breakfast in the Fellowship Hall

10:30 AM Traditional Easter Worship (Sanctuary)

GRACE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

7 North Fourth Street     Martins Ferry, Ohio  43935

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www.gracechurchmartinsferry.org

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Here we experience the inclusiveness as God intended the world to be."

Sunday, December 24, 2023     7:00 PM

CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE

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GOD CALLS US TOGETHER FOR WORSHIP

"I REJOICED WITH THOSE WHO SAID, "Let us go to the house of the Lord." Ps 122:1

Preparing for Worship                                                      Badyn Woodford 

Welcome and Announcements

Lighting of the Advent Candles                              The Campbell Family

Prelude and Christ Child Procession                           Badyn Woodford   

 

Celebrating the Birth of Jesus                            Elder, Ida Mae Cummins

L:  For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders,

P:  And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

L:  Of the increase of His government and peace there will be no end.

P:  He will reign on David's throne and over His kingdom, establishing and upholding it with justice and righteousness from that time on and forever.

L:  The zeal of the Lord Almighty will accomplish this.

ALL:  Let us worship God.

 

*Hymn                            "Away in a Manger"                                     #157

The Christmas Story according to Luke 2:1-7    Elder, Ida Mae Cummins

 

Special Music      "Mary Did You Know"                    The Chancel Choir

 

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Prayer of Confession of Sins and Mistakes

(Time for Personal Prayer and Reflection)

(Unison)  Holy God, we pray for Your brightness to shine upon our hearts this  evening.  May we know your grace as it appears for us in the birth, life, death and resurrection of Christ Jesus.  Help us to live lives that are joyous and just, Godly and righteous.  As we await the blessed hope of Your glory to shine on our world forever, we come this night to rejoice in the blessed hope of Your glory that already shines in our lives.  Shine on us, dear Child, that we may see You not only in the manger but in our hearts as well!  Amen.

The Assurance of Being Pardoned and Forgiven of our Sins           *The Gloria Patri                                                                                             The Children's Sermon 

 

Special Music         "O Holy Night!"                     The Chancel Choir

Christmas Prayer and Lord's Prayer (Debts & Debtors)         

Special Music    "Love Came Down at Christmas"                                                                The Chancel Choir

 The Christmas Story According to Luke 2:8-20   Ida Mae Cummins

The Christmas Message        Pastor Paul Todd   

*Hymn                  "O Little Town of Bethlehem"                     #141           

 

                        We Offer Our Gifts and Lives                                   Prayer of Dedication

Offertory                "The Birthday of a King"               The Chancel Choir             *Doxology

Lighting of the Christ Candle                           Karen Rinkes and Ed Rice

Hymn                          "Silent Night! Holy Night!"                           #147

*Blessing and Sending

*Blessing Response           "O Come Let Us Adore Him"   

Postlude                                                                        Badyn Woodford   

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