God of Love, we give you thanks for your creative work visible in the world and in our lives.
For the ways in which you call us, empower us, and believe in us.
When we are forgetful, you remind us of your promise.
When we turn away, you reach out.
When we shy away, you feed us with life itself.
We offer praise, dear God, and hearts lifted high.
In the communion of your love Christ comes close to us and we come close to Christ.
Therefore with the whole realm of nature around us, with earth, sea and sky we sing to you, our Maker.
With all those we love and have loved and gone before us, still close in the mystery of faith.
With all those we know not, but who also call you lord.
With voices around the world, in times past and times yet to come we join in the endless song of hope, praise and thanksgiving.
Remembering all things come from you and all is for you, we offer all we have in a song to your unending greatness, bounty and love…
holy holy holy Lord, God of power and might, heaven and earth are full of your glory. Hosanna in the highest. Blessed is the One who comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest.
Hear us, O Christ and breathe your Spirit upon us and this bread and wine.
May all become vibrant with your life.
As we share this meal, move among and within us, healing, renewing and making us whole.
We pray in the name of Christ, who broke bread in an upper room and who taught us to pray together, Our Father…
Submitted by Rev. Teri Peterson & Rev. John Dillon, Ridgefield Crystal Lake Presbyterian Church, Crystal Lake IL.