The Order for the Worship of God

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Let the first tone of the organ be a call to quiet meditation in which all may become aware of God’s presence, and lift up a prayer for yourself and for Faith Church.


Prelude     Jesu Dulcis Memoria          Gregory Hamilton

The sweet memory of Jesus

Giving true joy to the heart


Hymn     # 381     Go to Dark Gethsemane          (Gray Psalter Hymnal)

Prayer of Confession


Eternal God, whose covenant with us is never broken: We confess that we have failed to fulfill your will for us. We betray our neighbors, desert our friends, and run in fear when we should be loyal. Though you have bound yourself to us, we have not bound ourselves to you. God, have mercy on us weak and willful people. Lead us once again to your table, and unite us to Christ, who is the bread of life and the vine from which we grow in grace. To Christ be praise forever. Amen.

Assurance of Pardon

Psalter:     Psalm 116:1-2, 12-19     (NRSV)          Bert Chapman

1I love the Lord, because he has heard my voice and my supplications.

2Because he inclined his ear to me, therefore I will call on him as long as I live.

12What shall I return to the Lord for all his bounty to me?

13I will lift up the cup of salvation and call on the name of the Lord,

14I will pay my vows to the Lord in the presence of all his people.

15Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his faithful ones.

16O Lord, I am your servant; I am your servant, the child of your serving girl. You have loosed my bonds.

17I will offer to you a thanksgiving sacrifice and call on the name of the Lord.

18I will pay my vows to the Lord in the presence of all his people,

19in the courts of the house of the Lord, in your midst, O Jerusalem. Praise the Lord!

Choral Anthem     O Sacred, Wondrous Love

O sacred head now wounded

With grief and shame weighed down

Now scornfully surrounded 

With thorns thine only crown

How pale thou art with anguish

With sore abuse and scorn

How does that visage languish

Which once was bright as morn

What thou my Lord has suffered

Was all for sinners' gain

Mine, mine was the transgression

But thine the deadly pain

Lo here I fall my Savior

Tis I deserve thy place

Look on me with thy favor

Vouchsafe to me thy grace

What language shall I borrow 

To thank thee dearest friend

For this thy dying sorrow

Thy pity without end

O make me thine forever

And should I fainting be

Lord let me never, never

Outlive my love for thee

What wondrous love is this

O my soul O my soul

O sacred head now wounded

With grief and shame weighed down

Old Testament Reading:     Exodus 12:1-14     (NRSV)

       12 The Lord said to Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt: 2This month shall mark for you the beginning of months; it shall be the first month of the year for you. 3Tell the whole congregation of Israel that on the tenth of this month they are to take a lamb for each family, a lamb for each household. 4If a household is too small for a whole lamb, it shall join its closest neighbor in obtaining one; the lamb shall be divided in proportion to the number of people who eat of it. 5Your lamb shall be without blemish, a year-old male; you may take it from the sheep or from the goats. 6You shall keep it until the fourteenth day of this month; then the whole assembled congregation of Israel shall slaughter it at twilight. 7They shall take some of the blood and put it on the two doorposts and the lintel of the houses in which they eat it. 8They shall eat the lamb that same night; they shall eat it roasted over the fire with unleavened bread and bitter herbs. 9Do not eat any of it raw or boiled in water, but roasted over the fire, with its head, legs, and inner organs. 10You shall let none of it remain until the morning; anything that remains until the morning you shall burn. 11This is how you shall eat it: your loins girded, your sandals on your feet, and your staff in your hand; and you shall eat it hurriedly. It is the passover of the Lord. 12For I will pass through the land of Egypt that night, and I will strike down every firstborn in the land of Egypt, both human beings and animals; on all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgments: I am the Lord. 13The blood shall be a sign for you on the houses where you live: when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and no plague shall destroy you when I strike the land of Egypt.

       14This day shall be a day of remembrance for you. You shall celebrate it as a festival to the Lord; throughout your generations you shall observe it as a perpetual ordinance.

Lector: This is the Word of the Lord.

Congregation: Thanks be to God for His Word.

Hymn     # 384     When I Survey the Wondrous Cross          (Gray Psalter Hymnal)

New Testament Reading:     John 13:1-17, 31b-35   

       13 Now before the festival of the Passover, Jesus knew that his hour had come to depart from this world and go to the Father. Having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end. 2The devil had already put it into the heart of Judas son of Simon Iscariot to betray him. And during supper 3Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, and that he had come from God and was going to God, 4got up from the table, took off his outer robe, and tied a towel around himself. 5Then he poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples’ feet and to wipe them with the towel that was tied around him. 6He came to Simon Peter, who said to him, “Lord, are you going to wash my feet?” 7Jesus answered, “You do not know now what I am doing, but later you will understand.” 8Peter said to him, “You will never wash my feet.” Jesus answered, “Unless I wash you, you have no share with me.” 9Simon Peter said to him, “Lord, not my feet only but also my hands and my head!” 10Jesus said to him, “One who has bathed does not need to wash, except for the feet, but is entirely clean. And you are clean, though not all of you.” 11For he knew who was to betray him; for this reason he said, “Not all of you are clean.”

       12After he had washed their feet, had put on his robe, and had returned to the table, he said to them, “Do you know what I have done to you? 13You call me Teacher and Lord—and you are right, for that is what I am. 14So if I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet. 15For I have set you an example, that you also should do as I have done to you. 16Very truly, I tell you, servants are not greater than their master, nor are messengers greater than the one who sent them. 17If you know these things, you are blessed if you do them.

       31When he had gone out, Jesus said, “Now the Son of Man has been glorified, and God has been glorified in him. 32If God has been glorified in him, God will also glorify him in himself and will glorify him at once. 33Little children, I am with you only a little longer. You will look for me; and as I said to the Jews so now I say to you, ‘Where I am going, you cannot come.’ 34I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another. 35By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”

Choral Anthem     When Love Came Down

When love came down to earth and made his home with men

The hopeless found a hope the sinner found a friend

Not to the powerful but to the poor he came

And humble hungry hearts were satisfied again


What joy what peace has come to us

What hope what help what love

When every unclean thought and every sinful deed

Was scourged upon his back and hammered through his feet

The innocent is cursed the guilty are released

The punishment of God on God has brought me peace

Come lay your heavy load down at the Master's feet

Your shame will be removed your joy will be complete

Come crucify your pride and enter as a child

For those who bow down low he'll lift up to his side

Communion Meditation          Pastor Andrew Winter


Communion Hymn     # 53     Behold the Lamb          (Supplemental Hymnal)


The LORD’s Supper 

Invitation to the Table

Prayer of Thanksgiving

Giving & Receiving the Bread and the Cup

Prayer of Consecration:

Almighty Lord: we are thankful for all the benefits given us in this bread and wine, this body and blood. As the grain was harvested and the grapes gathered for this food, so may your church in every place be gathered into your household. And as the grain was ground and the grapes crushed, so may our lives be spent in your service, until you return in triumph to gather to yourself the harvest and call us to the marriage feast of the lamb. Amen.

Hymn     # 379     What Wondrous Love, vs 1, 2          (Gray Psalter Hymnal)