The Apostle's Tale: PROMISE
The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with you.
And also with you.
The risen Christ is with us.
Praise the Lord!
Hymn/Song Set of Praise and Promise
Call to Worship
Almighty God, you created us in your own image.
Grant us grace fearlessly to contend against evil,
and to make no peace with oppression.
And, that we may reverently use our freedom,
help us to employ it in the maintenance of justice,
to the glory of your holy name;
through Jesus Christ our Savior. Amen.
(The Book of Common Prayer, U.S.A., 20th Cent., ALT.)
Found in The United Methodist Book of Worship, 513
WORD AND RESPONSE
Scripture Lesson Romans 9:1-5
Response to the Word
Prayers of the People (if not included in the Great Thanksgiving)
THANKSGIVING AND COMMUNION
Confession, Pardon, and Peace Pastor
People exchange the peace of Christ.
The offering is collected.
Choir/Ensemble Music during Collection
Congregational Thanks at Presentation of Gifts
Great Thanksgiving (see Planning Notes for specific suggestions)
Thanksgiving after Communion
Hymn or Song Set of Sending
Dismissal with Blessing