We gather at this table
not for God’s benefit but for our own.
We recall the story of salvation,
because we are the ones who need to know it again.
Remember, beloved, the goodness of the One
who day by day calls the world into being;
who life by life calls humanity into loving relationship;
who is always and everywhere faithful.
Rejoice, children of God, in the life of Jesus Christ,
who is born into our lives;
who teaches us the way of righteousness;
who walks with us through the gates of suffering and death;
who is our resurrection life.
Gather at this table
to share in these gifts of bread and cup;
to receive the Holy Spirit;
to be made new and united with all God’s people,
the redeemed of every time and place.
At this table and in all our lives,
Jesus is yet with us – even to the end of the age.
The Lord be with you.
And also with you.
Lift up your hearts!
We lift them up to the Lord!
Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
It is right to give our thanks and praise.
With thanks and praise, we trust that God knows all our needs.
There is nothing else to say,
so let us join in the prayer Jesus taught:
The Lord’s Prayer
Submitted by Rev. Nathan Williams, Covenant Presbyterian Church, West Des Moines, IA