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Help Everyone Stay S.A.F.E

 

Guidelines for In-Person Worship at TLUMC

 

HELP EVERYONE STAY S.A.F.E.

  • Stay 8 feet away
  • Always wear a mask (except to consume Communion)
  • Forgo handshakes, hugs, and other physical expressions of greeting
  • Enjoy!

  

Sunday In-Person Communion

9:30 AM - Communion Service

November 29th, 2020

 

The Acclamation

Leader: Blessed be God: The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
People: And blessed be his kingdom, now and forever. Amen.

 

The Collect for Purity

All: Almighty God, to you all hearts are open, all desires known, and from you no secrets are hid: Cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love you, and worthily magnify your holy Name; through Christ Our Lord. Amen.

 

The Summary of the Law

Pastor: Hear what the Lord Jesus Christ says:

 

You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets. (Matthew 22:37-40)

  

The Kyrie and the Trisagion

Pastor: Lord, have mercy upon us.

 

People: Christ, have mercy upon us.

 

Pastor: Lord, have mercy upon us.

 

Pastor: Holy God, Holy and Mighty, Holy Immortal One,

 

People: Have mercy upon us.

 

The Gloria in Excelsis

Unison

Glory to God in the highest,
and peace to his people on earth.
Lord God, heavenly King,
Almighty God and Father,
we worship you, we give you thanks,
we praise you for your glory.
Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the Father,
Lord God, Lamb of God,
you take away the sins of the world:
have mercy on us;
you are seated at the right hand of the Father:
receive our prayer.
For you alone are the Holy One,
you alone are the Lord,
you alone are the most High,
Jesus Christ,
with the Holy Spirit,
in the glory of God the Father. Amen.

 

The Collect of the Day

(People seated)

 

Almighty God, to you all hearts are open, all desires known, and from you no secrets are hid: Cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspi- ration of your Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love you, and worthily magnify your holy Name; through Christ Our Lord. Amen.

 

People: Amen.

 

Old Testament Lesson - Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24

Psalter - Psalm 100

(Read Responsively) 

Pastor: Make a joyful noise to the LORD, all the earth.

 

People: Worship the LORD with gladness; come into his presence with singing.

 

Pastor: Know that the LORD is God. It is he that made us, and we are his; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.

 

People: Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise. Give thanks to him, bless his name.

 

Pastor: For the LORD is good; his steadfast love endures forever, and his faith- fulness to all generations.

 

New Testament Lesson - Ephesians 1:15-23

 

The Gospel Lesson - Matthew 25:31-46

 

The Sermon

Rev. Dr. Bob Kaylor

 

Affirmation of Faith - The Nicene Creed

 

We believe in one God,
the Father, the Almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,
of all that is, seen and unseen.

We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ,
the only Son of God,
eternally begotten of the Father,
God from God, Light from Light,
true God from true God,
begotten, not made,
of one Being with the Father;
through him all things were made.
For us and for our salvation
     he came down from heaven,
     was incarnate of the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary
     and became truly human.
     For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate;
     he suffered death and was buried.
     On the third day he rose again
     in accordance with the Scriptures;
     he ascended into heaven
     and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
     He will come again in glory
     to judge the living and the dead,
     and his kingdom will have no end.

We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life,
who proceeds from the Father and the Son,
who with the Father and the Son
     is worshiped and glorified,
who has spoken through the prophets.
We believe in one holy catholic* and apostolic church.
We acknowledge one baptism
     for the forgiveness of sins.
We look for the resurrection of the dead,
     and the life of the world to come. Amen.

 

The Prayers of the People

Pastor: Let us pray for the Church and for the world, saying, "Hear our prayer."

 

The Confession and Absolution of Sin

Pastor: Let us humbly confess our sins to Almighty God.

Silence

 

All: Most merciful God,
we confess that we have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed,
by what we have done, and by what we have left undone.
We have not loved you with our whole heart;
we have not loved our neighbor as ourselves.
We are truly sorry and we humbly repent.
For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ,
have mercy on us and forgive us;
that we may delight in your will, and walk in your ways,
to the glory of your Name. Amen.

 

Pastor: Almighty God, our heavenly Father, who in his great mercy promised forgiveness of sins to all those who sincerely repent and with true faith turn to him, have mercy upon you, pardon and deliver you from all your sins, confirm and strengthen you in all goodness, and bring you to everlasting life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

The Comfortable Words

Pastor: Hear the Word of God to all who truly turn to him.


(One of following verses is read)

 

Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. (Matthew 11:28)

 

God so loved the world, that he gave his only-begotten Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. (John 3:16)

 

The saying is trustworthy and deserving of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners. (I Timothy 1:15)

 

If anyone sins, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. he is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world. (I John 2:1-2)

 

The Offering

Pastor: Yours, O Lord, is the greatness and power, and the glory, and the victory, and the majesty: for everything in heaven and on earth is yours; yours is the Kingdom, O Lord, and you are exalted as Head above all. All things come from you, O Lord,

 

People: And of your own have we given you. (I Chronicles 29:11, 14)

 

The Sursum Corda ("Lift Up Your Hearts")

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 him thanks and praise.

 

Pastor: It is right, our duty and our joy, always and everywhere to give thanks to you, Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth.

 

(Here a Proper Preface may be said according to the season)

 

Therefore we praise you, joining our voices with Angels and Archangels and with all the company of heaven, who forever sing this hymn to proclaim the glory of your name:

 

The Sanctus ("Holy, Holy, Holy")

All: 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.

 

The Prayer of Consecration

Pastor: Holy and gracious Father: In your infinite love you made us for yourself; and when we had sinned against you and become subject to evil and death, you, in your mercy, sent your only Son Jesus Christ into the world for our salvation. By the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary he became flesh and dwelt among us. In obedience to your will, he stretched out his arms upon the Cross and offered himself once for all, that by his suffering and death we might be saved. By his resurrection he broke the bonds of death, trampling Hell and Satan under his feet. As your great high priest, he ascended to your right hand in glory, that we might come with confidence before the throne of grace.

 

On the night that he was betrayed, our Lord Jesus Christ took bread; and when he had given thanks, he broke it, and gave it to his disciples, saying, "Take, eat; this is my Body, which is given for you: Do this in remembrance of me."

 

Likewise, after supper, Jesus took the cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them saying, "Drink this, all of you; for this is my Blood of the New Covenant, which is shed for you, and for many, for the forgiveness of sins: Whenever you drink it, do this in remembrance of me."

 

Therefore, we proclaim the mystery of faith:

 

All: Christ has died.
Christ is risen.
Christ will come again.

 

Pastor: We celebrate the memorial of our redemption, O Father, in this sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving, and we offer you these gifts.

Sanctify them by your Word and Holy Spirit to be for your people the Body and Blood of your Son Jesus Christ. Sanctify us also, that we may worthily receive this holy Sacrament, and be made one body with him, that he may dwell in us and we in him. In the fullness of time, put all things in subjection under your Christ, and brings us with all your saints into the joy of your heavenly kingdom, where we shall see the Lord face to face.

 

All this we ask through your Son Jesus Christ: By him, and with him, and in him, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, all honor and glory is yours, Almighty Father, now and for ever. Amen.

 

The Lord's Prayer

Pastor: And now as our Savior Christ has taught us, we are bold to pray:

 

Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. 

 

Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. 

 

Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses, 

 

as we forgive those who trespass against us, and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

 

For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. 

 

Amen.

 

The Fraction

Pastor: Alleluia. Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us.

People: Therefore let us keep the feast. Alleluia.

 

Pastor: Alleluia. Christ our Passover Lamb has been sacrificed, once for all upon the Cross.

People: Therefore let us keep the feast. Alleluia.

 

The Prayer of Humble Access

All: We do not presume to come to this your table, O merciful Lord,
trusting in our own righteousness,
but in your abundant and great mercies.
We are not worthy so much as to gather up
the crumbs under your table;
but you are the same Lord
whose character is always to have mercy.
Grant us, therefore, gracious Lord,
so to eat the flesh of your dear Son Jesus Christ,
and to drink his blood,
that our sinful bodies may be clean by his body,
and our souls washed through his most precious blood,
and that we may evermore dwell in him, and he in us. Amen.

 

The Agnus Dei ("Lamb of God")

Pastor: Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world;

People: have mercy on us.

Pastor: Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world;

 

People: have mercy on us.

Pastor: Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world'

People: grant us your peace.

 

The Ministration of Communion

The Body of Christ, the bread of heaven.

The Blood of Christ, the cup of salvation.

 

The Post Communion Prayer

All: Heavenly Father,
We thank you for feeding us with the spiritual food
of the most precious Body and Blood
of your Son our Savior Jesus Christ;
and for assuring us in these holy mysteries
that we are living members of the body of your Son,
and heirs of your eternal Kingdom.
And now, Father, send us out to do the work you have given us to do,
to love and serve you as faithful witnesses of Christ our Lord.
To him, to you, and to the Holy Spirit,
be honor and glory, now and forever. Amen.

  

The Blessing

Pastor: The peace of God which passes all understanding, keep your hearts and minds in the knowledge and love of God, and of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord; and the blessing of God Almighty, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, be among you and remain with you always. Amen.

 

Devotional Guide

 

Devotional Guide - November 23rd - 28th

(11.30 - 12.5 Devotional Guide Coming Soon) 

 

VERSE OF THE WEEK: 

“I myself will be the shepherd of my sheep, and I will make them lie down, says the Lord GOD” (Ezekiel 34:15, NRSV).

DAILY PRAYER:

Almighty and everlasting God, whose will it is to restore all things in your well-beloved Son, the King of kings and Lord of lords: Mercifully grant that the peoples of the earth, divided and enslaved by sin, may be freed and brought together under his most gracious rule; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.  Amen.

 

DAILY READINGS:

Monday, November 23, 2020: Psalm 7; Esther 2:1-18; 2 Timothy 2:8-13

 

Tuesday, November 24, 2020: Psalm 7; Esther 8:3-17; Revelation 19:1-9

 

Wednesday, November 25, 2020: Psalm 7; Ezekiel 33:7-20; John 5:19-40

 

Thursday, November 26, 2020: Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19; Zechariah 13:1-9; Revelation 14:6-13

 

Friday, November 27, 2020: Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19; Zechariah 14:1-9; 1 Thessalonians 4:1-18

 

Saturday, November 28, 2020: Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19; Micah 2:1-13; Matthew 24:15-31

 

LECTIONARY TEXTS (REIGN OF CHRIST/THANKSGIVING SUNDAY):

Isaiah 64:1-9

Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19; 

1 Corinthians 1:3-9

Mark 13:24-37

 

QUESTIONS FOR REFLECTION/JOURNALING/DISCUSSION: 

  • How did you respond to this week’s message? What insights or questions did it raise for you?
  • How is it with your soul?
  • What were your struggles and successes this past week?
  • What wounds do you need to ask God to heal that have been inflicted either by a shepherd or another sheep?
  • What wounds have you caused to the flock that you need to take responsibility for and repent of?
  • What lost sheep are you called to seek out? What injured sheep are you called to bind up? What sick sheep are you called to heal?
  • Read the lectionary texts for next Sunday. What questions do they raise for you?

 

INTERCESSORY PRAYER GUIDE: 

Monday - Pray for a clear resolution to the presidential election that is widely accepted.

 

Tuesday - Pray for those who have been hurt by Christian leaders or other Christians.

 

Wednesday - Pray for those battling ailments of mind and/or body.

 

Thursday - Pray for medical personnel working on the front lines.

 

Friday - Pray for those in Central America devastated by hurricane Eta and tropical storm Iota.

 

Saturday - Pray for the Lord to move in a powerful way during our online worship services.



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