Maundy Thursday

The Lord's Supper

      'I give you a new commandment,' says the Lord, 'that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another.' John 13:34
      God our Father, we are gathered here to share in the supper which your Son left to his church to reveal his love. He gave it to us when he was about to die and commanded us to celebrate it in remembrance of him. We pray that sharing this sacrament we may find the fulness of love and life. Grant this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God for ever and ever. Amen. AAPB
      Holy God, source of love, on the night of his betrayal Jesus gave his disciples a new commandment, to love one another as he loved them: write this commandment in our hearts, and give us the will to serve others in the same way as he was the servant of all, who gave his life and died for us, yet is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen. APBA
      The passover meal.   Exodus 12:1-30   12:1-4, (5-10), 11-14
      The Lord delivers my life from death.   Psalm 116:11-18   116:1-2, 11-18
      The Lord's Supper.   1 Corinthians 11:17-34   11:23-26
      Perfect love / The new commandment.   John 13:1-17 / John 13:31-35   John 13:1-17, 31b-35
Supplementary readings
      The Covenant confirmed / The Day of Atonement.   Exodus 24:1-11 / Leviticus 16:2-24  
      Christ is our peace.   Ephesians 2:11-18  
      Witnesses to the resurrection / One with the Father and Son / One with the Father and Son.   John 17:1-11a / 17:11b-19 / 17:20-26   John 17
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Color Key and Notes
      RCL reading;
      APBA reading;
      Congregational response or refrain, AAPB/RSV;
      Subject heading, AAPB;
      Where there is a second Old Testament reading it is sequential rather than linked to the gospel;
      Hymn book and other abbreviations. See In Words and Song.

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