HopeTree Family Services
Election Day Communion
November 6, 2012
from Cahill UMC, Alvarado, TX
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God,
And the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.
And also with you.
Happy are the people who serve the God of Jacob.
Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.
Let us Pray
Loving God, we gather to praise and worship you,
And to pledge to you our loyalty and our service.
Bless our gathering and our remembering, our hearing,
And our speaking, that all honor and glory may be yours.
Bless us that we may be a blessing — a blessing to you,
To our community, to our nation, and to our world.
We ask it in the name of Christ our Lord. Amen
Psalter Reading Psalm 146
Observance of the Lord’s Supper (by intinction)
Invitation to the Table
The world has called us to the voting booth to decide which candidate should run this country.
God calls us to bread and juice, to decide once more who will run our life.
So let us put away our swords and our sound bites. Let us drop our rocks and our nets. Let us come to the table that is not just for the rich and the powerful, but for the broken.
Come and receive the body of Christ broken for you, the blood of Christ shed for youClosing Hymn They will know we are Christians by our love
Through the power of the Holy Spirit
May God take your shoes, and fill them with feet that follow the way of Jesus;
May God take your lips, and make them proclaim the good news of Jesus;
May God take your hands, and make them touch the world’s wounds with the healing and compassion of Jesus;
And may God take your hearts, and set them on fire for Jesus!For this is the year of the Lord’s favor: Blessed be the name of the Lord!