Thursday 8th April

 

 Welcome! to Self-Guided Worship from Grace Community Church in Kyle of Lochalsh (International Presbyterian Church.) “Self-Guided” means you, and any family members who are with you, will read the scriptures and form and pray the prayers. Click on the links for the hymns, both the music and words will be there. Click on the YouTube link for the sermon. This is our Maunday Thursday service. Remember, CHURCH is the people.    

 

HymnSpirit of God, unseen as the wind Sung as a prayer)  

 

Opening Scripture:

Luke 22:1, 2 Now the Feast of Unleavened Bread drew near, which is called the Passover. 2 And the chief priests and the scribes were seeking how to put him to death, for they feared the people.  

 

Living in the shadow of death we sing:

Hymn: Arise, My Soul, Arise  

 

Scripture – Luke 22:7-13 7 Then came the day of Unleavened Bread, on which the Passover lamb had to be sacrificed. 8 So Jesus sent Peter and John, saying, “Go and prepare the Passover for us, that we may eat it.” 9 They said to him, “Where will you have us prepare it?” 10 He said to them, “Behold, when you have entered the city, a man carrying a jar of water will meet you. Follow him into the house that he enters 11 and tell the master of the house, ‘The Teacher says to you, Where is the guest room, where I may eat the Passover with my disciples?’ 12 And he will show you da large upper room furnished; prepare it there.” 13 And they went and found it just as he had told them, and they prepared the Passover.  

 

ReflectionThe Empty Table   

 

The table proclaims the Lord’s death. Join together as we sing:

Hymn: O Sacred Head Now Wounded   

 

Here is a gift to strengthen our faith from the past. Use this to study and reflect for the times we share: Heidelberg Catechism Question & Answer #1:

 

Q. What is your only comfort in life and death?

    1. That I am not my own, (1 Cor 6:19, 20) but belong with body and soul, both in life and in death, (Rom 14:7-9) to my faithful Saviour Jesus Christ. (1 Cor 3:23; Tit 2:14) He has fully paid for all my sins with his precious blood, (1 Pet 1:18, 19; 1 Jn 1:7; 2:2) and has set me free from all the power of the devil. (Jn 8:34-36; Heb 2:14, 15; 1 Jn 3:8) He also preserves me in such a way (Jn 6:39, 40; 10:27-30; 2 Thess 3:3; 1 Pet 1:5) that without the will of my heavenly Father not a hair can fall from my head; (Mt 10:29-31; Lk 21:16-18) indeed, all things must work together for my salvation. (Rom 8:28) Therefore, by his Holy Spirit he also assures me of eternal life (Rom 8:15, 16; 2 Cor 1:21, 22; 5:5; Eph 1:13, 14) and makes me heartily willing and ready from now on to live for him. (Rom 8:14)

 

In closing, listen and reflect of the words of this hymn:

Hymn: Ah, holy Jesu, how hast thou offended   

 

Join us on Friday for our Good Friday service.