Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Election Day Communion

Today @ 11:30 am I will lead a service of communion for the employees fo HopeTree Family Services in Salem, VA.  Below is the order of worship. Though O know we cannot have communion over the internet I share this with you so you can come back to the Lord and re-commit yourself to his calling on this Election Day. Peace be with you.

HopeTree Family Services

Election Day Communion

November 6, 2012

Call to Worship

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!