Maundy Thursday: Order of Service


Crescent Hill Presbyterian Church

Maundy Thursday, April 9, 2020

Zoom Church at 7pm

Prelude

Call to Worship

Opening Hymn: # 410 “God Is Calling through the Whisper”

God is calling through the whisper of the Spirit’s deepest sighs,

through the thrill of sudden beauties that can catch us by surprise.

Flash of lightning, crash of thunder; hush of stillness, rush of wonder;

God is calling – can you hear? God is calling – can you hear?

God is calling through the voices of our neighbors’ urgent prayers,

through their longing for redemption and for rescue from despair.

Place of hurt or face of needing; strident cry or silent pleading;

God is calling – can you hear? God is calling – can you hear?

God is calling through the music of sublime and human arts,

through the hymns of earth and angels, and the carols of our hearts.

Lift of joy and gift of singing; days and nights our praises bringing;

God is calling – and we hear! God is calling – and we hear!

Prayer for Illumination

Reading: John 18:1-11

Prayer

Reading: John 18:12-18

Prayer

Reading: John 18:19-24

Prayer

Reading: John 18:25-32

Prayer

Hymn # 543 “God, Be the Love to Search and Keep Me”

God, be the love to search and keep me;

God, be the prayer to move my voice;

God, be the strength to now uphold me:

O Christ, surround me; O Christ, surround me.

Bind to myself the Name of Holy,

great cloud of witnesses enfold;

prophets, apostles, angels witness:

O Christ, surround me; O Christ, surround me.

Brightness of sun and glow of moonlight,

flashing of lightning, strength of wind,

depth of the sea to soil of planet:

O Christ, surround me; O Christ, surround me.

Walking behind to hem my journey,

going ahead to light my way,

and from beneath, above, and all ways:

O Christ, surround me; O Christ, surround me.

Christ in the eyes of all who see me,

Christ in the ears that hear my voice,

Christ in the hearts of all who know me:

O Christ, surround me; O Christ, surround me.

Pastoral Prayer

Hymn # 215 “What Wondrous Love Is This”

What wondrous love is this, o my soul, o my soul,

what wondrous love is this, o my soul!

What wondrous love is this that caused the Lord of bliss

to bear the dreadful curse for my soul, for my soul,

to bear the dreadful curse for my soul!

When I was sinking down, sinking down, sinking down,

when I was sinking down, sinking down,

when I was sinking down beneath God’s righteous frown,

Christ laid aside his crown for my soul, for my soul,

Christ laid aside his crown for my soul.

To God and to the Lamb, I will sing, I will sing,

to God and to the Lamb I will sing;

To God and to the Lamb, who is the great I AM,

while millions join the theme, I will sing, I will sing,

while millions join the theme, I will sing!

And when from death I’m free, I’ll sing on,I’ll sing on,

and when from death I’m free, I’ll sing on;

and when from death I’m free, I’ll sing and joyful be,

and through eternity, I’ll sing on, I’ll sing on,

and through eternity, I’ll sing on!

Charge / Benediction