Reformation 500 Resources: Service of Holy Communion

Communion 500

**I developed this Service of Holy Communion to help us remember the Small Catechism in anticipation of the 500th Anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation on October 31, 2017.  I am not interested in breaking copyright, so you will need a copy of the Study Edition of Luther’s Small Catechism, published by Augsburg Fortress, or a Sundays and Seasons license.  Please use and enjoy, but give credit where credit is due.  Thanks!  Pastor Breen Marie Sipes, Tri-Saints Lutheran Parish**

Tri-Saints Lutheran Parish
Byron and Hardy, Nebraska
Fall 2017:  Service of Holy Communion

Welcome and Announcements/Joys and Concerns

Catechism Moment: Commandment of the Day pg. 15-24
(as a dialogue between leader and congregation)

Prayer of Preparation
(quiet individual prayer to prepare our hearts and minds to worship God)

GATHERING

Catechism Moment:  Individual Confession and Forgiveness pg. 46
(substitute plural language and use as a corporate confession)

Gathering Song (see Worship to Go for current hymns http://tri-saintsworship.weebly.com/worship-to-go.html)

Greeting
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ,
the love of God,
and the communion of the Holy Spirit,
be with you all.  And also with you.

Kyrie “Lord, Have Mercy” (use the tune appropriate for your setting)

Hymn of Praise “This is the Feast” (use the tune appropriate for your setting)

Prayer of the Day
  The Lord be with you. 
And also with you.
Let us pray…

WORD

First Reading (see Worship to Go for this week’s readings http://tri-saintsworship.weebly.com/worship-to-go.html)

Psalm (see Worship to Go for this week’s readings http://tri-saintsworship.weebly.com/worship-to-go.html)

Second Reading (see Worship to Go for this week’s readings http://tri-saintsworship.weebly.com/worship-to-go.html)

Children’s Message (see Worship recap for what we did last week:  http://tri-saintsworship.weebly.com/recap.html)

Gospel Acclamation “Lord, Keep Us Steadfast in Your Word” LBW #230, ELW #517 https://youtu.be/Jbf-CCI0vtQ

Gospel (see Worship to Go for this week’s readings http://tri-saintsworship.weebly.com/worship-to-go.html)

Sermon (See Worship recap for a youtube recording of last week’s sermon http://tri-saintsworship.weebly.com/recap.html)

Hymn of the Day (see Worship to Go for current hymns http://tri-saintsworship.weebly.com/worship-to-go.html)

FAITHFUL RESPONSE

Catechism Moment:  Apostles’ Creed Article pg. 27-31
(as a dialogue between leader and congregation)

Catechism Moment:  Apostles’ Creed pg. 25
(profess the whole thing together)

Prayers of the People (see Worship to Go for this week’s prayers http://tri-saintsworship.weebly.com/worship-to-go.html)

Peace
The peace of Christ be with you always.
  And also with you.

Offering

Offering Song “Let the Vineyards” (use the tune appropriate for your setting)

Catechism Moment:  Offering Prayer pg. 54
(first paragraph by leader, second paragraph by congregation)

MEAL

Catechism Moment:  The Sacrament of Holy Communion pg. 49-51
(numbered questions only, as a dialogue between the leader and the congregation)

Words of Institution

Catechism Moment: The Lord’s Prayer pg. 33
(pray together)

Invitation to the Table

Lamb of God (use the tune appropriate for your setting)

Communion of the Faithful

Blessing after Communion
The body and blood of our Lord, Jesus Christ,
strengthen you, and keep you in his grace.  Amen.

Catechism Moment:  Prayer after Communion pg. 56
(first paragraph by leader, second paragraph by congregation)

SENDING

Blessing
The Lord bless you and keep you.
The Lord’s face shine upon you with grace and mercy.
The Lord look upon you with favor +, and give you peace. Amen.

Sending Song (see Worship to Go for current hymns http://tri-saintsworship.weebly.com/worship-to-go.html)

Food for the Journey (a take-home piece for children and youth)

Catechism Moment:  Morning Blessing pg. 52
(leader prays the first part, becomes “repeat after me” prayer with “into your hands”)

Sending for Mission
Go in peace.  Serve the Lord.
  Thanks be to God.

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