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The Parish Gathering | Soul Care Sunday (August 30, 2020)

Series: Guided Meditations

Please participate in the following liturgy, reading aloud all the parts in bold italics.


Opening Call to Worship

Songs: Holy, Rise, & the Doxology

Holy, holy is the Lord
Holy, holy is the Lord
    The One who has saved us
Who is with us, and made a way
   Holy is the Lord
   Holy is the Lord

Your love will never fail, You’re steadfast
  Your promises are true, You’re faithful
You cover all my sin with forgiveness
  My eyes have seen Your ways, Your goodness

Love and faithfulness meet,
     we behold Your glory
When righteousness and peace kiss,
    heaven’s all around us

Spring up, O Well, Living Water rise within us
Spring up, O Well, Holy Spirit deep within uS
   Rise

We’ll see Your goodness in the land of the living

Praise God from whom all blessings flow
   Praise him all creatures here below
Praise him above ye heavenly hosts
   Praise father, son, and holy ghost


Prayer of Examen

Songs: All Creatures & the Doxology

All creatures of our God and King
  Lift up your voice and with us sing
     O praise Him, Alleluia

Praise God from whom all blessings flow
   Praise him all creatures here below
Praise him above ye heavenly hosts
   Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost


Celebration Lectio: Gaze on the Lord

Zephaniah 3:17

The Lord your God is in your midst; He is a warrior who can deliver. He takes great delight in you; he renews you by His love; He shouts for joy over you.


Song: Doxology (reprise)

Praise God from whom all blessings flow
   Praise him all creatures here below
Praise him above ye heavenly hosts
   Praise father, son, and holy ghost


Imaginative Prayer: Water into Wine

The Great Thanksgiving

The Lord be with you.
And also with you.

Lift up your hearts!
We lift them up to the Lord.

Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
It is right to give our thanks and praise.

We praise you and we bless you, holy and gracious God, source of life abundant.

From before time you made ready the creation.
Your Spirit moved over the deep and brought all things into being;
sun, moon, and stars; earth, winds and waters; and every living thing.

You made us in Your image, and taught us to walk in Your ways.
But we rebelled against you, and wandered far away;
and yet, as a mother cares for her children, you would not forget us.
Time and again you called us to live in the fullness of Your love.

And so this day with join with Saints and Angels
in the chorus of praise that rings through eternity,
lifting our voices to bless you we say:

 Holy, Holy, Holy
Lord God Almighty
heaven and earth are full of Your glory,
Glory to you, O Lord most high.

Christ our paschal lamb has been sacrificed – once, for all.

For on the night he was betrayed, took bread, and when he had given thanks he broke it and gave it to his disciples, saying,

“This is my body given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.”

In the same way he took the cup saying,

“This cup is the new covenant sealed in my blood, poured out for you and for many for the forgiveness of sins. Do this as often as you drink it in remembrance of me.”

Is the Father with us?
He is.
Is Christ among us?
He is.
Is the Spirit here?
He is.

This is our God.
Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

We are his people.
We are redeemed.

Therefore by taking this bread & drinking this cup, we proclaim the mystery of our faith:
Christ has died. Christ is risen. Christ will come again.

These are the gifts of God for the People of God. Take them in remembrance that Christ died for you, And feed on him in your hearts by faith, with thanksgiving.

Alternatively, for those who are not receiving communion, the Sacrament of Desire may be prayed.

Sacrament of Desire

Now, in union, O Lord with the faithful at every altar of Your Church,
I present to You my soul and body
with the earnest prayer that I will remain united to you.
And since I cannot now receive You sacramentally,
I pray that you would come to me spiritually.
I unite myself to you, and embrace you with my soul’s affection.
Let nothing separate me from you,
that I may live and die in Your love.
Amen.


Songs: God With Us & We Will Feast in the House of Zion

You are here,
     You are holy
We are standing
     In Your glory

Our Deliverer
  You are Savior
  In Your presence we find our strength
Over everything
  Our redemption
  God with us, You are God with us

We will feast in the house of Zion
   We will sing with our hearts restored
He has done great things,
     We will say together
     We will feast and weep no more


Community Life

The Cross of Christ

Blessing & Sending

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