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* Congregation Stands We gather and compose our hearts and minds for worship. Evening prayer is worship that is structured with alternating times of both music and silence. As the world grows dark around us, we rejoice that Christ, the joyous, inextinguishable Light of God, is always with us. Announcements * The Service of Light L Jesus Christ is the Light of the world, C the light no darkness can overcome. L Stay with us, Lord, for it is evening, C and the day is almost over. L Let your light scatter the darkness, C and illumine your Church. * Opening Songs (announced) * Prayer of the Day Humble Thyself / Psalm 141 Refrain Humble thyself in the sight of the Lord (echo) Humble thyself in the sight of the Lord (echo) And He will lift you up higher and higher And He will lift you up Let my prayer rise up as incense before you The lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice O Lord, I call to you, come to me quickly Give ear to my voice when I cry to you. Refrain Set Thou a watch upon my mouth, O Lord, And guard well the door of my lips. Set not my thoughts on any evil thing And keep me from the company of evildoers. Refrain But my eyes are turned to You, O Lord. In you I take refuge; strip me not of my life. Refrain Psalm Prayer Scripture Reading Homily * Song of Response L In many and various ways God spoke to his people of old by the prophets. C But now in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son. Prayers of God’s People (please bow your head or kneel) O Lord, hear my prayer, O Lord, hear my prayer: When I call answer me. O Lord, hear my prayer, O Lord, hear my prayer, Come and listen to me. * Prayer of Humble Access (Confession) We do not presume to come to your table, O merciful Lord, trusting in our own righteousness, but only in your abundant and great mercies. We are not worthy so much as to gather up the crumbs under your table; but say the word, and we shall be healed. Amen. Please come forward if able to join in prayer. Offerings may be placed in the basket as you come forward. * The Great Thanksgiving * Christ’s Words of Institution * The Lord’s Prayer & Invitation Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever and ever. Amen The Distribution is by intinction * Post Communion Blessing & Prayer * Dismissal * Sharing of God’s Peace
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