God of all seasons, come to us anew on this Sunday morning. As we feel the changing pace of our common lives, let us know again the wonder of your ordered world and your wonderful desires for our fulfillment. As we sing and pray, remove our fears and insecurities and give us the assurance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. Amen.
Prayer of Confession
Gracious God, as we prepare today to receive the Holy Communion of our Lord Jesus Christ, help us to discern the mystery of this most Holy sacrament. Unite us ever more deeply with Christ’s suffering that we may also be united ever more deeply with him in his resurrection power. Draw us closer to him and to each other in the fullness of his grace and love. Lord and Savior, your table is set for us so that we might remember your death until you come again and so that we might be nourished and comforted and grow in grace. Grant that as we receive your most precious body and blood that we might indeed be strengthened in our faith and that your people might be one as you and the Father and the Spirit are one, for it is in your name that we pray. Amen.
- New Testament Lesson: I Corinthians 11: 23-26
- Gospel Lesson: John 6: 48-58
- No. 447 – Lead On, O King Eternal
- No. 339 – Be Thou My Vision
- No. 285 – God, You Spin the Whirling Planets
The Art of Remembering – Rev. Scott G. Loomer