March 28 Maundy Thursday Worship Service

Join us on Thursday, March 28 as Rev. Dr. Craig Alwin leads us in the 7 pm Service of Holy Communion and Tenebrae In-Person and on Zoom.

The Service of Tenebrae is an adaptation of a Fourth Century service traditionally observed on Thursday of Holy Week.  The Latin word, Tenebrae, means shadows or darkness. The service moves from light to darkness, the candles being extinguished to symbolize the denial of the disciples and friends of Jesus. The darkness also symbolizes the darkening of the world as Jesus, the light of the world, was leaving it. Finally, upon his death, the Christ candle is extinguished.  
Silence is observed as we contemplate the shock, despair, gloom and sadness of that day and night long ago… and their meaning for our lives today. The service is phrased in words of scripture, which together with the music, speak to us of our Lord. 
As each light is extinguished, let us be aware of the many ways we have denied Christ in our own lives, that the darkness of the cross might be made real for us today.  

You can find the bulletin here.

To access the YouTube Video, please click here. Rev. Dr. Craig Alwin,
“You Will Understand Later”

Scripture: Common English Bible (CEB)
Permission to podcast/stream the service music obtained from ONE LICENSE,
License A-730666 and CCLI Streaming License CSPL069066 and WORSHIPCast Streaming License. All Rights Reserved.
GTG = Glory to God Hymnal
PH = Presbyterian Hymnal
Worship Liturgy from the:
   Call to Worship 57.1 Year B
   Published by the Office of Theology and Worship
   of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).
   The official journal of the Presbyterian Association of Musicians

Preacher: “You Will Understand Later” Rev. Dr. Craig R. Alwin
Scripture: John 13:1-17, 31-35 (Common English Bible)
Liturgists: Mary B., Emily H., Joanne M., Kay M., Jolene S., Wendy P., Nancy H.
Cantor:  Carol W.
Organist/Pianist:    Kris Bartelt
Design/Audio/Video:   Debbie C., John N.
Handbell Director:       Joanne M.
Trombonist:                 Henry H.

Gathering Music: “At Calvary/Near the Cross/At the Cross Medley”
arr. by Anthony Burger
From The Anthony Burger Collection arrangements for Solo Piano
Copyright © 1997 Gaither Music Company All rights reserved.

Sung Response: PH 579 “Gloria Patri”
TEXT: Trad. liturgical text
MUSIC (GLORIA PATRI (Greatorex)): Henry W. Greatorex, 1851

Sung Response: GTG 203 “Jesu, Jesu, Fill Us With Your Love”
TEXT: Tom Colvin, 1969; rev. 1997, alt.; © 1969 Hope Publishing Company, Carol Stream, IL 60188.
All rights reserved. Used by permission.
MUSIC (CHEREPONI 7.7.9 with refrain): Ghanaian folk melody; adapt. Tom Colvin, 1963; arr. Jane Marshall, 1982; © 1969 Hope Publishing Company
 arr. © 1982 Hope Publishing Company, Carol Stream, IL 60188. All rights reserved.

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Communion Music:
“I Believe in a Hill Called Mount Calvary”                          
Carol W., Soloist

Copyright © 1968 (Renewed) William J. Gaither, Inc. (ASCAP)
All rights controlled by Gaither Copyright Management. All rights reserved.
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“Give Thanks”
CCLI Song # 20285
Henry Smith
© 1978 Integrity’s Hosanna! Music
For use solely with the SongSelect® Terms of Use. All rights reserved.
CCLI License # 1644445

Handbell Piece: “Were You There?”  arr. by Hal H. Hopson
Based on the African American Spirituals WERE YOU THERE and SUFFERER
Copyright © 2005 The American Guild of English Handbell Ringers, Inc.

All rights reserved. Printed in U.S.A.
Sole distributor: The Lorenz Corporation, 501 E. Third St., Box 802, Dayton, OH
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Hymn PH 93  “Ah Holy Jesus”
TEXT: Heermann, 1630, Trans. Robert Bridges, 1899
Music: Johann Crüger, 1640
HYMN TUNE: Herzliebster Jesu

Hymn PH 97 “Go To Dark Gethsemane” (vs. 1 & 2)
TEXT: James Montgomery, 1820, 1825, alt.
Music: Richard Redhead, 1853
HYMN TUNE: Redhead

Hymn PH 85 “What Wondrous Love is This”
American folk hymn c. 1811
Walker’s Southern Harmony, 1835, Harm. Cantate Domino, 1980
HYMN TUNE: Wondrous Love

Hymn PH 102 “Were You There?”
African American spiritual
arr. by Melva Wilson Costen, 1987

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