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Tuesday, May 30, 2006
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Our subdistrict does a Fifth Sunday evening service whenever there's such a Sunday in a month. One of my churches is hosting the July service and we are doing an (almost) entirely musical setting for communion. The only spoken parts will be the welcome, the scriptures, and the homily. I'm outlining the service (below) and would love to hear some feedback. Bear in mind, we are simple country folks with good theology, various musical talents, and a spirit of joy for worship!
PRELUDE
ENTRANCE: "Joyful, Joyful, We adore Thee" [Ancient/Modern version]
welcome
BRINGING IN THE LIGHT OF CHRIST: Phos Hilaron and Joyous Light
APOSTOLIC GREETING: from the Lutheran Book of Worship
WORSHIP HYMNS: Come, Now Is The Time To Worship, He Is Exalted, Here I Am to Worship, and I Love You, Lord
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE: FWS 2201
SPECIAL CHOIR ANTHEM: to be determined
SCRIPTURE
HOMILY
CONFESSION AND PARDON: Breathe, We Bow Down
GLORIA PATRI
OFFERING/OFFERTORY: to be determined
DOXOLOGY: FWS 2008
THE GREAT THANKSGIVING: FWS 2268, 2256, 2257c, 2278
Distribution of the elements: two at a time will come receive the elements by intinction, then in turn serve the next two, etc.
COMMUNION MUSIC: to be determined by the choir leader (with good sensibilities for this)
HYMN(S):
BENEDICTION
RESPONSE TO BENEDICTION: FWS 2072 "Amen, Amen"

Love to hear suggestions, feedback, etc. In the spirit of grace and joy and love . . .
mizliz
 
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5 Comments:


  • At 5/30/2006 09:21:00 AM, Blogger mizliz

    Sorry folks. Computer-challenged me, don't know how I sent it here when I was over at 'emergingumc', but would also love to hear y'alls thoughts and comments. Liz

     
  • At 5/31/2006 06:20:00 AM, Blogger wilsford

    ok, i'll bite: how is this service different from usual? is it the extra singing?

    and, i'm glad that you are excited about it.

     
  • At 5/31/2006 08:20:00 AM, Blogger Julie

    thanks for sharing anyway, it sounds interesting! I would include in it response in our lives to taking the elements. Maybe singing/playing the Casting Crowns song "If we are the body"

     
  • At 5/31/2006 11:03:00 AM, Blogger mizliz

    This service is different from our 'usual' in that in the singing and serving, I (as the pastor) am not 'doing church' while everybody else watches. Also, the music is a variety of kinds and types, different from our favorite 18th century campmeeting songs. Nothing wrong with them, but variety is wonderful. It is also a combined service of 15-16 United Methodist congregations, so that will make it pretty different from our separate, local congregations. I'm open and curious to the possibilities you had in mind for the 'response'. Thanks y'all.

     
  • At 6/01/2006 08:49:00 AM, Blogger Mary

    you have a nice blend of tradition and new stuff. Would be cool if you could add some time for participants to say how they are being affected by the experience-are they motivated to do something different for Gor this week, are they experiencing healing and forgiveness, etc. If it is not a huge crowd, and presuming that not everyone will feel inspired to offer a thought, it shouldn't take too long.k

     

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