Maundy Thursday Leaflet

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APRIL 13, 2017     6:30PM



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Wherever you are on your spiritual journey,
All Saints Kingsway welcomes you.

Officiating:  The Very Reverend James Merrett
Assisting: The Reverend Jennifer Cameron


The first Christians celebrated the Eucharist
as part of their community meal.
Tonight we gather in the lower Parish Hall for table
fellowship with one another and to remember the last supper
which Jesus ate with his disciples on the evening before he died.

The Service of Light

We celebrate Jesus as the Light of the World

A Song for the Gathering:

As We Gather at the Table
Tune: Ecce Deus (#61)

Choir:  As we gather at your table,
as we listen to your word,
help us know, O God, your presence;
let our hearts and minds be stirred.
Nourish us with sacred story
till we claim it as our own;
teach us through this holy banquet
how to make Love’s victory known.

Turn our worship into witness
in the sacrament of life;
send us forth to love and serve you,
bringing peace where there is strife.
Give us, Christ, your great compassion
to forgive as you forgave;
may we still behold your image
in the world you died to save.

Gracious Spirit, help us summon
other guests to share that feast
where triumphant Love will welcome
those who had been last and least.
There no more will envy blind us
nor will pride our peace destroy,
as we join with saints and angels
to repeat the sounding joy.
~Carl P. Daw, Jr. (b.1944)

Please stand

The Lighting of the Evening Light

Presider:  Jesus Christ is the light of the world.
People:  A light no darkness can extinguish.

Hymn 14:

O Gracious Light, Lord Jesus Christ
 Tune: Tallis Canon

All: O gracious Light, Lord Jesus Christ,
In you the Father’s glory shone.
Immortal, holy, blest is he,
And blest are you, his holy Son.

Now sunset comes, but light shines forth;
The lamps are lit to pierce the night.
Praise Father, Son, and Spirit: God
Who dwells in the eternal light.

Worthy are you of endless praise,
O Son of God, lifegiving Lord;
Wherefore you are through all the earth
And in the highest heav’ns adored.
Presider:  Almighty and everlasting God, let our prayer in your sight be as incense, the lifting up of our hands as the evening sacrifice. Give us grace to recognize you in your Word and Sacraments, and in the lives of those around us. Stir up in us the fire of that love which burned in the heart of your Son as he bore his passion, and let it burn in us to eternal life for ever and ever. Amen.

Please be seated

The Lord’s Supper

Jesus and the Disciples prepare the Last Supper
Mark 14:12-21

Narrator 1: On the first day of Unleavened Bread, when the Passover lamb is sacrificed, his disciples said to him,

Narrator 2: ‘Where do you want us to go and make the preparations for you to eat the Passover?’

Narrator 1: So he sent two of his disciples, saying to them, ‘Go into the city, and a man carrying a jar of water will meet you; follow him, and wherever he enters, say to the owner of the house, “The Teacher asks, Where is my guest room where I may eat the Passover with my disciples?” He will show you a large room upstairs, furnished and ready. Make preparations for us there.’

Narrator 2: So the disciples set out and went to the city, and found everything as he had told them; and they prepared the Passover meal. When it was evening, he came with the twelve. And when they had taken their places and they ate the Passover meal.

Our meal continues with conversation

Jesus blesses the bread and wine
and shares it with his disciples

Narrator 1: While they were eating, Jesus said, ‘Truly I tell you, one of you will betray me, one who is eating with me.’

Narrator 2: They began to be distressed and to say to him one after another, ‘Surely, not I?’

Narrator 1: He said to them, ‘It is one of the twelve, one who is dipping bread into the bowl with me. For the Son of Man goes as it is written of him, but woe to that one by whom the Son of Man is betrayed! It would have been better for that one not to have been born.’

Narrator 2: While they were eating, he took a loaf of bread, and after blessing it he broke it, gave it to them, and said,

Presider:  ‘Take; this is my body.’

Narrator 1: Then he took a cup, and after giving thanks he gave it to them, and all of them drank from it. He said to them,

Presider: ‘This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many. Truly I tell you, I will never again drink of the fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it new in the kingdom of God.’

The bread and wine are brought to each table.
We share the Body and Blood of Christ

Hymn After Communion 59:

Jesus Calls Us Here to Meet Him
Tune: Jesus Calls Us

Jesus calls us here to meet him,
as through word and song and prayer
we affirm God’s promised presence
where his people live and care.
Praise the God who keeps his promise;
praise the Son who calls us friends;
praise the Spirit who, among us,
to our hopes and fears attends.

Jesus calls us to confess him
Word of life and Lord of all,
sharer of our flesh and frailness,
saving all who fail or fall.
Tell his holy human story;
tell his tales that all may hear;
tell the world that Christ in glory
came to earth to meet us here.

Jesus calls us to each other:
found in him are no divides.
Race and class and sex and language
such are barriers he derides.
Join the hand of friend and stranger;
join the hands of age and youth;
join the faithful and the doubter
in their common search for truth.

Jesus calls us to his table
rooted firm in time and space,
where the church in earth and heaven
finds a common meeting place.
Share the bread and wine, his body;
share the love of which we sing;
share the feast for saints and sinners
hosted by our Lord and King.

The Washing of Feet

We follow Jesus’ commandment to love each other

Jesus washes the feet of his disciples
John 13:2-11

Narrator 1: Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, and that he had come from God and was going to God, got up from the table, took off his outer robe, and tied a towel around himself. Then 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. He came to Simon Peter, who said to him, ‘Lord, are you going to wash my feet?’

Narrator 2: Jesus answered, ‘You do not know now what I am doing, but later you will understand.’

Narrator 1: Peter said to him, ‘You will never wash my feet.’

Narrator 2: Jesus answered, ‘Unless I wash you, you have no share with me.’

Narrator 1: Simon Peter said to him, ‘Lord, not my feet only but also my hands and my head!’

Narrator 2: Jesus 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.’ For he knew who was to betray him.

All who wish, are invited to come to one of the stations
for washing of feet and blessing.


Nipson Anomēmata (Wash My Sins)
John George Fletcher (1932 – 2015)
Dallas Chorley, soprano

Nipson anomēmata mē monan opsin
Wash my sins, not only my face

Written in May 1980 to commemorate the 300th Anniversary of the Font in St. Michael’s Cathedral, Barbados. The text is a Greek palindromic inscription (Νίψον ἀνομήματα, μὴ μόναν ὄψιν) which encircles the outer rim of the Font.

Hymn 500:

Sister, Let Me Be Your Servant
Tune: Servant Song

Sister, let me be your servant,
let me be as Christ to you;
pray that I may have the grace
to let you be my servant too.

We are pilgrims on a journey,
fellow travelers on the road;
we are here to help each other
walk the mile and bear the load.

I will hold the Christ-light for you
in the night-time of your fear;
I will hold my hand out to you,
speak the peace you long to hear.

I will weep when you are weeping;
when you laugh I’ll laugh with you.
I will share your joy and sorrow
till we’ve seen this journey through.

When we sing to God in heaven,
We shall find such harmony,
Born of all we’ve known together
Of Christ’s love and agony.

Brother, let me be your servant,
Let me be as Christ to you;
Pray that I may have the grace to
Let you be my servant too.

Jesus speaks to the disciples

John 13:12-17

Narrator 1: After Jesus had washed their feet, had put on his robe, and had returned to the table, he said to them,

Narrator 2: ‘Do you know what I have done to you? You call me Teacher and Lord—and you are right, for that is what I am. So if I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet. For I have set you an example, that you also should do as I have done to you. Very truly, I tell you, servants are not greater than their master, nor are messengers greater than the one who sent them. If you know these things, you are blessed if you do them’.

Hymn 507:

Blest Be the Tie That Binds

Blest be the tie that binds
Our hearts in Jesus’ love;
The fellowship of Christian minds
Is like to that above.

Before God’s gracious throne
We pour our ardent prayers:
Our fears, our hopes, our aims are one,
Our comforts and our cares.
We share each other’s woes,
Each other’s burdens bear;
And often for each other flows
The sympathizing tear.

One glorious hope revives
Our courage by the way,
While each in expectation lives
And longs to see the day.

When from all toil and pain
And sin we shall be free,
And perfect love and friendship reign
Through all eternity.

Lord’s Prayer:

Presider: Let us pray as our Saviour Christ has taught us.
People: Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins
as we forgive those who sin against us.
Save us from the time of trial,
and deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power,
and the glory are yours,
now and forever. Amen.

Jesus goes out to meet his death
Mark 14: 26

Narrator 1: When they had sung the hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives.

We process in silence to the Nave.
There we will strip the altar and keep a silent vigil.

The Watch in Gethsemane

We wait with Jesus

The Stripping of the Altar

The ornaments of the sanctuary are removed to symbolize the stripping of Jesus after his arrest during this night.

Hymn 191:

To Mock Your Reign
Tune: The Third Tune

Please remain seated

To mock your reign, O dearest Lord,
they made a crown of thorns;
set you with taunts along that road
from which no one returns.
They did not know, as we do now,
that glorious is your crown,
That thorns would flower upon your brow,
Your sorrows heal our own.

In mock acclaim, O gracious Lord,
they snatched a purple cloak,
Your passion turned, for all they cared,
into a soldier’s joke.

They did not know, as we do now,
that though we merit blame
you will your robe of mercy throw
around our naked shame.

A sceptred reed, O patient Lord,
they thrust into your hand,
And acted out their grim charade
to its appointed end.
They did not know, as we do now,
though empires rise and fall,
Your kingdom shall not cease
to grow till love embraces all.


Wondrous Love
arr. Paul J. Christiansen (1914-1997)

What wondrous love is this, O my soul, O my soul!
What wondrous love is this, O my soul!
That caused the Lord of life to bear the heavy cross,
What wondrous love is this, O my soul!

What wondrous love is this, O my soul, O my soul!
What wondrous love is this, O my soul!
That Christ should lay aside His crown,
That Christ should lay aside His crown for my soul!

What wondrous love is this, O my soul, O my soul!
What wondrous love is this, O my soul!
What wondrous, wondrous love, O my soul,
What wondrous love is this, O my soul!

~Traditional Southern Folk-Hymn
Words adapted

Jesus prays in the Garden of Gethsemane

Mark 14:27-41

Narrator 1: Jesus said to them, ‘You will all become deserters; for it is written, “I will strike the shepherd, and the sheep will be scattered.” But after I am raised up, I will go before you to Galilee.’

Narrator 2: Peter said to him, ‘Even though all become deserters, I will not.’

Narrator 1: Jesus said to him, ‘Truly I tell you, this day, this very night, before the cock crows twice, you will deny me three times.’

Narrator 2: But he said vehemently, ‘Even though I must die with you, I will not deny you.’ And all of them said the same.

Narrator 1: They went to a place called Gethsemane; and he said to his disciples,

Narrator 2: ‘Sit here while I pray.’

Narrator 1: He took with him Peter and James and John, and began to be distressed and agitated. And he said to them,

Narrator 2:  ‘I am deeply grieved, even to death; remain here, and keep awake.’

Narrator 1: And going a little farther, he threw himself on the ground and prayed that, if it were possible, the hour might pass from him. He said,

Narrator 2:  ‘Abba, Father, for you all things are possible; remove this cup from me; yet, not what I want, but what you want.’

Narrator 1: He came and found them sleeping; and he said to Peter,

Narrator 2: ‘Simon, are you asleep? Could you not keep awake one hour? Keep awake and pray that you may not come into the time of trial; the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.’

Narrator 1: And again he went away and prayed, saying the same words. And once more he came and found them sleeping, for their eyes were very heavy; and they did not know what to say to him. He came a third time and said to them,

Narrator 2:  ‘Are you still sleeping and taking your rest? Enough! The hour has come; the Son of Man is betrayed into the hands of sinners.’

Presider:  Almighty God, look graciously, we pray, on this your family, for whom our Lord Jesus Christ was willing to be betrayed, and given into the hands of sinners, and to suffer death upon the cross; who now lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God for ever and ever. Amen.

You may keep vigil for as long as you want.

We depart in silence.

All Ages Welcome to All Our Holy Week Services

10am, April 14 – Good Friday – The Way of the Cross: Our Good Friday exploration is happening again this year. Although it was designed with children in mind, anyone can attend. We travel to the stations of the cross around the church. At each station we hear a story, and do an activity

Noon, April 14 –  Good Friday Solemn Service with Passion Gospel: At this service, we dramatize the story as part of our liturgy.  This is the most solemn day of the Christian calendar and this solemnity is reflected in our prayers and worship together.

8pm, April 15 – The Great Easter Vigil: The vigil begins after sunset on Holy Saturday.  We light the new fire and the paschal candle.  The adornments that have been packed away for Lent are returned.  We read several passages from the Bible, recounting God’s story of salvation for all of humanity. We renew our baptismal vows and celebrate the first Eucharist of Easter.  After the service, there will be a resurrection party!

April 16, Easter Day 8 & 10am Easter Day Celebrations

Interim Priest-in-Charge: The Very Reverend James Merrett
Deacon Associate: The Reverend Jennifer Cameron
Honorary Associate: The Reverend June Abel
Director of Music: D. Brainerd Blyden-Taylor
Organist: Wade Bray
Organist: Peter Mayers
Volunteer Coordinator to Children and Youth: Kelly Malcolmson
Youth Minister Associate: Reese Gaillard
Nursery Coordinator: Monica You
Parish Operations Coordinator: Rosemary Hendra
Sexton: John Oliver
Contributions Secretary: Della Wilkie
Churchwardens: Sharon Conway, Doug Colbourne, Ross Elver, Mary Anne Huggins, Jean Woolford

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