Goodness Grapeness it’s the Sacrament of Holy Communion

The Invitation

Pastor: Christ our Lord invites to his 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.

CONFESSION AND PARDON

Congregation: Merciful God,

     we confess that we have not loved you with our whole heart.

We have failed to be an obedient church.

We have not done your will,

     we have broken your law,

     we have rebelled against your love,

     we have not gotten to know our neighbors

     who are of different races and cultures,

     and we have ignored the cry of the needy.

Forgive us, we pray.

Free us for joyful obedience,

through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

Pastor: Hear the good news:

     Christ died for us while we were yet sinners; 

     that proves God’s love toward us.

In the name of Jesus Christ, you are forgiven!

People: 

In the name of Jesus Christ, you are forgiven!

All: Glory to God. Amen.

Pass the Peace

(Please Respect Social Distancing by Remaining 6 Feet Apart)

Please exchange words of peace in the name of Jesus with your neighbor.

THE GOODNESS GRAPENESS, GREAT THANKSGIVING

Pastor: The Lord be with you.

People: And also with you.

Pastor: Lift up your hearts.

People: We lift them up to the Lord.

Pastor: Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

People: It is right to give our thanks and praise.

Pastor: It is right, and a good and joyful thing, always and everywhere to give thanks to you, 

God Almighty, 

creator of heaven and earth.

When all the world in chaos lay,
Your Spirit swept across the sea;
And changed the darkness into light for all eternity.

You spoke life into existence, forming us

in your image.

You washed the earth with Noah’s flood; we often wonder why.
But You remind us of Your love and that you will never

do that again,
with rainbows in the sky.

You blessed Father Abraham so that he would be a blessing

to others.

You delivered us from captivity,

     made covenant to be our sovereign God,

     and spoke to us through the prophets.

And so, with your people on earth and all the company of heaven,
we praise your name and join their unending hymn:

People: Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might,

Heaven and earth are full of your glory. Hosanna in the highest. 

Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.

 Hosanna in the highest. 

Pastor: Holy are you, and blessed is your Son Jesus Christ.

By the baptism of his suffering, death, and resurrection

     you gave birth to your Church,

     delivered us from slavery to sin and death,

     and made with us a new covenant

     by water and the Spirit.

On the night in which he 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 a holy and living sacrifice,

     in union with Christ’s offering for us,

as we proclaim the mystery of faith.

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

Pastor: Holy God with all Goodness and All Grapeness,

We pray, Pour out your Holy Spirit on us gathered here,

     and on these gifts of bread and juice.

Make them be for us the body and blood of Christ,

that we may be for the world the body of Christ,

     redeemed by his blood.

By your Spirit make us one with Christ,

     one with each other,

     and one in ministry to all the world,

until Christ comes in final victory

     and we feast at his heavenly banquet.

Through your Son Jesus Christ,

with the Holy Spirit in your holy Church,

all honor and glory is yours, almighty Father,

now and forever. 

People: Amen. 

Receiving the Sacrament of Holy Communion 

(Please bring your offerings and prayer/connection cards forward as you come up for Communion)