April 06, 2023 – Maundy Thursday

St. Paul United Church of Christ, Taylor, Michigan
Maundy Thursday/ April 6, 2023, 7:30 p.m.

Silent Prayer and Reflection

Do I obey the commandment of Jesus?

Ringing of the Bell

Announcements Rev. George Reed


Prelude Beverly M. Glenn, organist

*Call to Worship/Passing of the Peace Lector:  Sandy Ennis

One:  We love God who has heard our voice and our supplications.

All:  Therefore, we will call on God as long as we live.

   One:  What shall we return to God for the bounty given to us?

All:  We will lift up the cup of salvation and call on the name of God.

   One:  Let us pay our vows to God in the presence of all the people.

All:  Let us offer a sacrifice of thanksgiving and call on God’s holy name.

One: The peace of Christ be with you.

All:   And also with you.

*Hymn No. 211 “Jesus Walked this Lonesome Valley,”  Tracy Hoffman,

*Prayer of the Day Lector:  Sandy Ennis

One: Let us pray.

All: O God who comes in simple gifts of bread and wine:

           Grant us the faith to find you offered to us once again as we  

           partake of this feast of love in remembrance of Jesus. Amen.

Anthem  “There is a Green Hill Far Away,”  Chancel Choir

First Lesson: 1 Corinthians 11:23-26  Lector:  Sandy Ennis

Gospel Lesson: John 13:1-17, 31b-35

Message: “A New Commandment,”  Rev. Reed

*Hymn No. 429  “You Satisfy the Hungry Heart”

Holy Communion


Great Thanksgiving

The Lord’s Prayer (debt/debtors)

Receiving of the Bread and Cup

Prayer after Receiving

*Hymn No. 200 “What Wondrous Love is This”

*Dismissal with Blessing

Postlude  Beverly M. Glenn, organist




HOLY WEEK CONTINUES TOMORROW WITH A SOLEMN NOON GOOD FRIDAY SERVICE.  Our Holy Week observances culminate with an Easter Morning Service, 10 a.m., with “open communion.”   Following Easter worship, all are invited to an Easter Continental Breakfast in Fellowship Hall—a wonderful time to fellowship together and celebrate the risen Christ.

ON SUNDAY MORNING OUR CHURCH SCHOOL CHILDREN JOIN in the Sanctuary for Children’s Chapel then return upstairs. The Sunday School theme is “Those Dirty Dogs.”

COMMUNION At the usher’s bidding, you are invited to come forward to the front the sanctuary to receive the wafer and cup.  We observe an “open communion.”  We ask that all receiving the communion be baptized and either confirmed or of adult age.