Sunday

A Pentecost Liturgy for the Lord's Supper

GREAT PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING [1]

May God be with you.
And with your spirit.

Let our souls bless God.
O Sovereign God, you are very great.

Let us sing to God our whole lives long.
We will sing praise to God while we have being.

You are very great, O God, for you are before all things;
and all that is came into being
when you spoke the Word
and called upon the power of your Spirit.

You make the winds your messengers—
Fire and flame your ministers.

You make springs to gush forth in the valleys.
They flow between the hills.

You cause grass to grow for cattle,
and plants that bring forth food from the earth:

Bread to strengthen the body
and wine to gladden the heart.


We know that creation itself
will one day be set free from its bondage of decay
and will obtain the freedom of the glory of your children;
and that all things work together for good
for those who love you,

and are called according to your purpose.
This, too, is the work of your Spirit, who intercedes for us, [2]
and sustains us with your gifts, O God.
How manifold, then, are your works:

in wisdom you have made them all!

The world is full of your creatures!

When you send forth your Spirit, they are created.
And you renew the face of the earth.

So send forth your Spirit, we pray,
to settle on this bread and on this wine,

that they may become for us the body and blood of Christ.
And send forth your Spirit on us
that we may be renewed as the body of Christ,
united by his redeeming blood.
Strengthen us for our mission in the world
until Christ comes in final victory
and we feast at the board of heaven
where God’s glory endures forever.

Thus may God rejoice in creation.

And praying that our meditation may be pleasing to God,
We rejoice in our Sovereign.

Through Christ, with Christ, and in Christ,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
all honor and glory is yours, almighty God, now and forever.

Amen.

THE LORD'S PRAYER

SHARING THE BREAD & CUP [3]
Because there is one bread, we, who are many, are one,
for we all partake of the same loaf.
The bread which we break is a sharing in the body of Christ.

The cup of blessing which we consecrate
is a sharing in the blood of Christ.
O taste and see that the Lord is good;
happy are all who take refuge in God.

CLOSING PRAYER [4]
Holy One, now let your servant go in peace;
your word has been fulfilled.
My own eyes have seen the salvation
which you have prepared in the sight of every people—
a light to reveal you to the nations and the glory of your people Israel.
Amen.

NOTES
  1. Based on Ps. 104 
  2. Rom. 8:21-28 
  3. 1 Cor. 10:16-17; Ps. 34:8
  4. Song of Simeon (Nunc Dimittis), Luke 2:29-32, UCC version

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