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Maundy Thursday (Thursday, April 1, 2021)


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Prelude: O Mensch Bewein dein Sunde Gross, J. S. Bach

(please stand as you are able)

Organ Processional: Unde et memores, William Henry Monk


The Greeting

Bless the Lord who forgives all our sins.

His mercy endures for ever.


The Collect for Purity

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 Kyries

Lord, have mercy.

Christ, have mercy.

Lord, have mercy.


The Collect of the Day

The Lord be with you.

And also with you.

Let us pray.


Almighty Father, whose dear Son, on the night before he suffered, instituted the Sacrament of his Body and Blood: Mercifully grant that we may receive it thankfully in remembrance of Jesus Christ our Lord, who in these holy mysteries gives us a pledge of eternal life; and who now lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.

Amen.


The Liturgy of the Word


The First Lesson Exodus 12:1-4, (5-10), 11-14

The LORD said to Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt: This month shall mark for you the beginning of months; it shall be the first month of the year for you. Tell the whole congregation of Israel that on the tenth of this month they are to take a lamb for each family, a lamb for each household. If a household is too small for a whole lamb, it shall join its closest neighbor in obtaining one; the lamb shall be divided in proportion to the number of people who eat of it. [Your lamb shall be without blemish, a year-old male; you may take it from the sheep or from the goats. You shall keep it until the fourteenth day of this month; then the whole assembled congregation of Israel shall slaughter it at twilight. They shall take some of the blood and put it on the two doorposts and the lintel of the houses in which they eat it. They shall eat the lamb that same night; they shall eat it roasted over the fire with unleavened bread and bitter herbs. Do not eat any of it raw or boiled in water, but roasted over the fire, with its head, legs, and inner organs. You shall let none of it remain until the morning; anything that remains until the morning you shall burn.] This is how you shall eat it: your loins girded, your sandals on your feet, and your staff in your hand; and you shall eat it hurriedly. It is the passover of the LORD. For I will pass through the land of Egypt that night, and I will strike down every firstborn in the land of Egypt, both human beings and animals; on all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgments: I am the LORD. The blood shall be a sign for you on the houses where you live: when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and no plague shall destroy you when I strike the land of Egypt. This day shall be a day of remembrance for you. You shall celebrate it as a festival to the LORD; throughout your generations you shall observe it as a perpetual ordinance.


The Word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.


The Psalm 116: 1, 10-17; chant by T. A. Walmisley, Dilexi, quoniam

1 I love the Lord, because he has heard the voice of my supplication,*

because he has inclined his ear to me whenever I called upon him.


10 How shall I repay the Lord * for all the good things he has done for me?


11 I will lift up the cup of salvation * and call upon the Name of the Lord.


12 I will fulfill my vows to the Lord * in the presence of all his people.


13 Precious in the sight of the Lord * is the death of his servants.


14 O Lord, I am your servant; * I am your servant and the child of your handmaid;

you have freed me from my bonds.


15 I will offer you the sacrifice of thanksgiving * and call upon the Name of the Lord.


16 I will fulfill my vows to the Lord * in the presence of all his people,


17 In the courts of the Lord’s house, * in the midst of you, O Jerusalem. Hallelujah!


The Second Lesson: 1 Corinthians 11:23-26

For I received from the Lord what I also handed on to you, that the Lord Jesus on the night when he was betrayed took a loaf of bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, "This is my body that is for you. Do this in remembrance of me." In the same way he took the cup also, after supper, saying, "This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me." For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord's death until he comes.


The Word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.


The Gospel Acclamation: John 13:1-17, 31b-35

The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to John.

Glory to you, Lord Christ


Now before the festival of the Passover, Jesus knew that his hour had come to depart from this world and go to the Father. Having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end. The devil had already put it into the heart of Judas son of Simon Iscariot to betray him. And during supper Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, and that he had come from God and was going to God, got up from the table, took off his outer robe, and tied a towel around himself. Then he poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples' feet and to wipe them with the towel that was tied around him. He came to Simon Peter, who said to him, "Lord, are you going to wash my feet?" Jesus answered, "You do not know now what I am doing, but later you will understand." Peter said to him, "You will never wash my feet." Jesus answered, "Unless I wash you, you have no share with me." Simon Peter said to him, "Lord, not my feet only but also my hands and my head!" Jesus said to him, "One who has bathed does not need to wash, except for the feet, but is entirely clean. And you are clean, though not all of you." For he knew who was to betray him; for this reason he said, "Not all of you are clean." After he had washed their feet, had put on his robe, and had returned to the table, he said to them, "Do you know what I have done to you? You call me Teacher and Lord--and you are right, for that is what I am. So if I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another's feet. For I have set you an example, that you also should do as I have done to you. Very truly, I tell you, servants are not greater than their master, nor are messengers greater than the one who sent them. If you know these things, you are blessed if you do them. Jesus said, "Now the Son of Man has been glorified, and God has been glorified in him. If God has been glorified in him, God will also glorify him in himself and will glorify him at once. Little children, I am with you only a little longer. You will look for me; and as I said to the Jews so now I say to you, `Where I am going, you cannot come.' I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another."


The Gospel of the Lord.

Praise to you Lord Christ.


The Sermon: The Rev’d. Hank Tuell


The Prayers of the People

For refugees, for the homeless and for all who have nowhere to lay their head, we pray,

Come, Lord Jesus.


For those unable to eat at the Lord’s Table or at any other table we pray,

Come, Lord Jesus.


For the Body of Christ fractured in a world of violence and war we pray,

Come, Lord Jesus.


For those who betray, and for those whom they betray, we pray,

Come, Lord Jesus.


For those who are ill and for all who are in any need, especially, we pray,

Come, Lord Jesus.


For ourselves, who gather to celebrate the Lord’s Passover in the bread we eat and the cup we drink, we pray,

Come, Lord Jesus.


For those who have died, we pray

Come, Lord Jesus.


Almighty God, we recall the wonders you worked for our ancestors, and we marvel at the love shown us by your Son. Hear us as we pray in the name of your Son, Jesus Christ

Amen.


The Confession

Let us confess our sins against God and our neighbour.

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 neighbours 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.


Almighty God have mercy on you, forgive you all your sins through our Lord Jesus Christ, strengthen you in all goodness, and by the power of the Holy Spirit keep you in eternal life

Amen.


The Peace

The peace of the Lord be always with you.

And also with you.

Let us offer one another a sign of peace.


Offertory: Seed, Scattered and Sown, Dan Schutte


The Great Thanksgiving

The Lord be with you.

And also with you.

Lift up your hearts.

We lift them to the Lord.

Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

It is right to give our thanks and praise.


It is truly right, and good and joyful, to give you thanks, all-holy God, source of life and fountain of mercy.


You have filled us and all creation with your blessing and fed us with your constant love; you have redeemed us in Jesus Christ and knit us into one body. Through your Spirit you replenish us and call us to fullness of life.


Therefore, joining with Angels and Archangels and with the faithful of every generation, we lift our voices with all creation as we sing:


The Sanctus

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.


Blessed are you, gracious God, creator of the universe and giver of life. You formed us in your own image and called us to dwell in your infinite love. You gave the world into our care that we might be your faithful stewards and show forth your bountiful grace.


But we failed to honor your image in one another and in ourselves; we would not see your goodness in the world around us; and so we violated your creation, abused one another, and rejected your love. Yet you never ceased to care for us, and prepared the way of salvation for all people.


Through Abraham and Sarah you called us into covenant with you. You delivered us from slavery, sustained us in the wilderness, and raised up prophets to renew your promise of salvation. Then, in the fullness of time, you sent your eternal Word, made mortal flesh in Jesus. Born into the human family, and dwelling among us, he revealed your glory. Giving himself freely to death on the cross, he triumphed over evil, opening the way of freedom and life.


On the night before he died for us, Our Savior Jesus Christ took bread, and when he had given thanks to you, he broke it, and gave it to his friends, and said: “Take, eat: This is my Body which is given for you. Do this for the remembrance of me.”


As supper was ending, Jesus took the cup of wine, and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them, and said: “Drink this, all of you: This is my Blood of the new Covenant, which is poured out for you and for all for the forgiveness of sins. Whenever you drink it, do this for the remembrance of me.”


Therefore, we proclaim the mystery of faith:

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


Remembering his death and resurrection, we now present to you from your creation this bread and this wine. By your Holy Spirit may they be for us the Body and Blood of our Savior Jesus Christ. Grant that we who share these gifts may be filled with the Holy Spirit and live as Christ’s Body in the world. Bring us into the everlasting heritage of your daughters and sons, that with St. John the Evangelist and all your saints, past, present, and yet to come, we may praise your Name for ever.


Through Christ and with Christ and in Christ, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, to you be honor, glory, and praise, for ever and ever.

Amen.


And now, as our Savior Christ has taught us, we are bold to say,

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 Breaking of the Bread

The Presider breaks the consecrated Bread. A period of silence is kept.


Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us.

Therefore, let us keep the feast.

The gifts of God for the people of God.


The Communion

Note: As mandated by The Bishop, only the Celebrant will administer Communion (Bread Only). The Clergy’s hands have been properly washed and sanitized.

Please wait to be directed.


Communion Voluntary: Jesu, Jesu, Fill us with Your Love, Ghana folk song


The Post Communion Prayer

Let us pray.

Almighty and everliving God, 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 for ever. Amen.


The Anthem


The Stripping of the Altar: Psalm 22, BCP p. 610

While the Psalm is sung by the Cantors, the ministers remove all adornments from the chancel.


1 My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? * and are so far from my cry and from the words of my distress?


2 O my God, I cry in the daytime, but you do not answer; * by night as well, but I find no rest.


3 Yet you are the Holy One, * enthroned upon the praises of Israel.


4 Our forefathers put their trust in you; * they trusted, and you delivered them.


5 They cried out to you and were delivered; * they trusted in you and were not put to shame.


6 But as for me, I am a worm and no man, * scorned by all and despised by the people.


7 All who see me laugh me to scorn; * they curl their lips and wag their heads, saying,


8 "He trusted in the Lord; let him deliver him; * let him rescue him, if he delights in him."


9 Yet you are he who took me out of the womb, *

and kept me safe upon my mother's breast.


10 I have been entrusted to you ever since I was born; *

you were my God when I was still in my mother's womb.


11 Be not far from me, for trouble is near, * and there is none to help.


12 Many young bulls encircle me; * strong bulls of Bashan surround me.


13 They open wide their jaws at me, * like a ravening and a roaring lion.


14 I am poured out like water; all my bones are out of joint; *

my heart within my breast is melting wax.


15 My mouth is dried out like a pot-sherd; my tongue sticks to the roof of my mouth; *

and you have laid me in the dust of the grave.


16 Packs of dogs close me in, and gangs of evildoers circle around me; *

they pierce my hands and my feet; I can count all my bones.


17 They stare and gloat over me; *

they divide my garments among them; they cast lots for my clothing.


18 Be not far away, O Lord; * you are my strength; hasten to help me.


19 Save me from the sword, * my life from the power of the dog.


20 Save me from the lion's mouth, * my wretched body from the horns of wild bulls.


21 I will declare your Name to my brethren; *

in the midst of the congregation, I will praise you.


22 Praise the Lord, you that fear him; *

stand in awe of him, O offspring of Israel; all you of Jacob's line, give glory.


23 For he does not despise nor abhor the poor in their poverty;

neither does he hide his face from them; * but when they cry to him he hears them.


24 My praise is of him in the great assembly; *

I will perform my vows in the presence of those who worship him.


25 The poor shall eat and be satisfied, and those who seek the Lord shall praise him: *

"May your heart live for ever!"


26 All the ends of the earth shall remember and turn to the Lord, *

and all the families of the nations shall bow before him.


27 For kingship belongs to the Lord; * he rules over the nations.


28 To him alone all who sleep in the earth bow down in worship; *

all who go down to the dust fall before him.


29 My soul shall live for him; my descendants shall serve him; *

they shall be known as the Lord's for ever.


30 They shall come and make known to a people yet unborn *

the saving deeds that he has done.


All leave in silence after the stripping of the altar.

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