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Holy / Maundy Thursday

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Lectionary Worship Aids
Series VI, Cycle A
Theme: Servant Leadership

Call To Worship
Christ showed us his love by becoming a humble servant. Let us draw near to God as we remember his death and resurrection, and his command to love one another.

Invocation
O God, in mystery and silence you are present in our lives, bringing hope out of despair, courage out of weakness, peace out of turmoil. We thank you that you do not leave us alone, but walk with us as our companion and friend. Help us to pay attention to the gentle guidance of your Spirit that we may know the joy you give your people. Amen.

Confession
Most Merciful God, we confess that often our spirit has not been that of Christ. Where we have failed to love one another as he loves us, where we have pledged loyalty to him with our lips and then betrayed, deserted, or denied him, forgive us we pray. By your Spirit make us faithful in every time of trial; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Offertory Prayer
O God of our salvation, having received the benefits of the greatest sacrifice ever made, by the greatest person who ever lived, we respond by giving our sacrificial gifts for the greatest cause ever known. Amen.

Hymns
"I Come With Joy"
"Jesu, Jesu"
"Now Let Us From This Table Rise"
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