Welcome and Announcements

Opening Prayer

Hymn – We Will Feast in the House of Zion

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

We will not be burned by the fire
He is the LORD our God
We are not consumed, by the flood
Upheld, protected, gathered up

In the dark of night, before the dawn
My soul, be not afraid
For the promised morning, oh how long?
Oh God of Jacob, be my strength

Every vow we’ve broken and betrayed
You are the Faithful one
And from the garden to the grave
Bind us together, bring shalom

Hymn – Wonderful, Merciful Savior

Wonderful merciful Savior
Precious Redeemer and Friend
Who would have thought that a Lamb could
rescue the souls of men?
Oh You rescue the souls of men!

Counselor Comforter Keeper
Spirit we long to embrace
You offer hope when our hearts have
hopelessly lost the way
Oh we’ve hopelessly lost the way

You are the One that we praise
You are the One we adore
You give the healing and grace
Our hearts always hunger for
Oh our hearts always hunger for

Almighty, Infinite Father
Faithfully loving Your own
Here in our weakness You find us
Falling before Your throne
Oh we’re falling before Your throne!

Scripture Reading

Prayer

Hymn – Stricken, Smitten, and Afflicted

Stricken, smitten, and afflicted,
See Him dying on the tree!
’Tis the Christ by man rejected;
Yes, my soul, ’tis He, ’tis He!
’Tis the long expected prophet,
David’s Son, yet David’s Lord;
By His Son, God now has spoken:
’Tis the true and faithful Word.

Tell me, ye who hear Him groaning,
Was there ever grief like His?
Friends through fear His cause disowning,
Foes insulting His distress:
Many hands were raised to wound Him,
None would interpose to save;
But the deepest stroke that pierced Him,
Was the stroke that Justice gave.

Ye who think of sin but lightly,
Nor suppose the evil great,
Here may view its nature rightly,
Here its guilt may estimate.
Mark the Sacrifice appointed!
See Who bears the awful load!
’Tis the Word, the Lord’s Anointed,
Son of Man, and Son of God.

Here we have a firm foundation,
Here the refuge of the lost.
Christ’s the Rock of our salvation,
His the Name of which we boast.
Lamb of God for sinners wounded!
Sacrifice to cancel guilt!
None shall ever be confounded
Who on Him their hope have built!

Hymn – Behold the Lamb

Behold the Lamb who bears our sins away, slain for us
and we remember
the promise made that all who come in faith
find forgiveness at the cross. 
So we share in this bread of life,
and we drink of His sacrifice
as a sign of our bonds of peace
around the table of the King.

The body of our Savior Jesus Christ, torn for you–
eat and remember
The wounds that heal, the death that brings us life
paid the price to make us one. 
So we share in this bread of life,
and we drink of His sacrifice
as a sign of our bonds of love
around the table of the King.

The blood that cleanses every stain of sin, shed for you–
drink and remember
He drained death’s cup that all may enter in
to receive the life of God. 
So we share in this bread of life,
and we drink of His sacrifice
as a sign of our bonds of grace
around the table of the King.

And so with thankfulness and faith we rise to respond
and to remember
our call to follow in the steps of Christ as His body here on earth. 
As we share in His suffering,
we proclaim Christ will come again!
And we’ll join in the feast of heav’n
around the table of the King.

Pastoral Prayer

Sermon

Observance of the Lord’s Supper

Doxology

Picnic Meal (Bring your own. If the weather is nice, we may walk over to the park for lunch.)