Call to Worship for Maundy Thursday

Here’s a thoughtful call to worship for Maundy Thursday (April 5, 2012).  It was written by Rev. Kelly Burd.

Maundy Thursday Call to Worship
(John 13: 1-20)

Come and remember the love of Jesus,
gathered at table with his friends.
We come to receive from Christ the bread of life,
the cup of blessing;

Come, receive the tender service Christ offers each of us;
We come to receive the challenge of the new commandment:
“Love one another.”

Come and contemplate the many temptations
of a world that would entice us, like Judas,
to betray the trust of a suffering God.

We come to travel with Jesus the way of the Cross,
so that our Easter “alleluia” will take on new meaning.
Let us worship together and reflect upon the life of Christ,
that we might remember
what discipleship may cost,
and what it may reap.

— from Come and Remember, Prayers for Maundy Thursday, written by the Rev. Kelly Burd, Posted on the United Church of Christ’s Worship Ways website.

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