Maundy Thursday

April 9, 2020

The entire service is found in the video below. You can also find the order printed below. 



Preparations for Worship:

  • Do your best to eliminate distractions like the phone, TV, etc.
  • Worship actively! Whether you are by yourself or with others, try reading the parts of the service aloud (responses, lessons, and prayers). Try singing along with the hymns.
  • This service is for children too. Help them participate. Ask those who have that ability to read a prayer or lesson aloud. Take a moment to describe what’s happening. Ask questions. Encourage little ones to draw what they are hearing while you all listen. Unlike our more typical Sunday worship at church, you can pause at any time for questions and discussion.
  • Before you begin, load each of the videos below. Then hit “pause” as soon as each begins.
  • Pause for a moment of quiet meditation. Then pray:
    "Heavenly Father, I have come to worship you. Draw near to me in your gracious Word, and assure me of your loving kindness. Curb my wandering thoughts, that with undivided attention I may hear your voice and speak your praise. Through Jesus Christ. Amen."



In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world; have mercy on us, and grant us your peace. Amen.



  • There is mercy and salvation in the Lord. To this day we lift up a cup of salvation as we receive forgiveness through the Lord’s Supper.

I love the Lord, for he heard my voice; 
he heard my cry for mercy.

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

The cords of death entangled me,
the anguish of the grave came over me;

I was overcome by distress and sorrow.

Then I called on the name of the Lord:
 “Lord, save me!”

The Lord is gracious and righteous;
our God is full of compassion.

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

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

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

Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his faithful servants.

Truly I am your servant, Lord;
I serve you just as my mother did;
you have freed me from my chains.

I will sacrifice a thank offering to you and call on the name of the Lord.



Lord Jesus Christ, in the Sacrament of Holy Communion you give us your true body and blood as a remembrance of your suffering and death on a cross. Grant us so firmly to believe your words and promise that we may always partake of this sacrament to our eternal good; for you live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.


EPISTLE LESSON - 1 Corinthians 10:16

Is not the cup of thanksgiving for which we give thanks a participation in the blood of Christ?
And is not the bread that we break a participation in the body of Christ?


GOSPEL LESSON – Matthew 26:26-29

26 While they were eating, Jesus took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to his disciples, saying, “Take and eat; this is my body.”

27 Then he took a cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you. 28 This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins. 29 I tell you, I will not drink from this fruit of the vine from now on until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father’s kingdom.”





SONG - "The King of Love, My Shepherd Is"



Lord God, have mercy on us, for we are sinners. Forgive our open sins and our secret sins. Forgive the sins that we know about and the sins that we aren’t even aware of. Forgive the sins that we did to please ourselves and the sins that we did to please others. Forgive them all, O Lord, for the sake of your dear Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior.

Lord Jesus, you promised to comfort those who mourn and to satisfy those who hunger. In time of trial remind us of your cross, where you endured the curse of our sins. When we are weak, teach us to depend on you for strength. And in your  time, deliver us from suffering and distress. Amen.



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.



Offerings may be given on-line at, mailed to the church office, or dropped off at the office during regular hours.



The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with us all. Amen.
(2 Corinthians 13:14)