Welcome To Worship




East Brentwood

Presbyterian Church

Thursday, March 24, 2016

7:00 p.m.


Maundy Thursday

Thursday, March 24, 2016


Maundy Thursday Service

7:00 p.m.


A Time of Silence, Prayer, & Meditation




  Opening Words          

“Come now, let us reason together, says the Lord: though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall become like wool.

On the night that Jesus dined with his disciples we know that he took the cup of red wine and forged a new covenant with his followers.  The next day Jesus died on a cross, shedding his crimson blood as a ransom for our sins. This absolution is not earned on our part but comes from His abundant grace that generously flows like juice from the harvest of grapes at the end of the growing season.


Our lips wash down the Communion wine in remembrance of your blood shed for our transgressions.


“You Satisfy the Hungry Heart” Hymn #523, Vs. 3

You satisfy the hungry heart with gift of finest wheat;

come give to us, O saving Lord, the bread of life to eat.

Is not the cup we bless and share the blood of Christ outpoured?

Do not one cup, one loaf, declare our oneness in the Lord?


*Opening Hymn #202 Vs. 1,2, & 3

“An Upper Room Did Our Lord Prepare”



First Saying—Thank You


Scripture Reading John 13:1-17 NT p. 107


Reflection The Rev. John R. Hilley

Song “In the Lord I’ll Be Ever Thankful”


In the Lord I’ll be ever thankful

in the Lord I will rejoice!

Look to God, do not be afraid. Lift up your voices, the Lord is near; lift up your voices, the Lord is near. In the (repeat)

Copyright © 1986, 1991 Les Presses de Taize, admin. GIA Publications, Inc. (GTG 654)


Time of Silent Reflection


Second Saying—I Forgive You


Scripture Reading John 13:18-30 NT p. 108


Reflection The Rev. Dave Gerber


Prayer of Confession

It is Thursday, O God;

a night of saying goodbye and hearing a mandate.

And like those who have come before us,

we are a mix of reluctance and betrayal.

We confess that we come to this night unprepared,

unworthy, and unsure.

Forgive us, O God,

and assure us that tonight,

as with every other night,

you will show up in love,

you will bend low in service,

you will speak grace.


Silent Prayer


Assurance of Forgiveness

Jesus said: "I came not to judge the world, but to save the world" and "having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end."  The good news therefore is this: In Jesus Christ, we are loved and we are forgiven.

Thanks be to God!


Special Music “O Sacred Head, Now Wounded” Hymn #221


Time of Silent Reflection


Third Saying—I Love You


Scripture Reading John 13:31-35 NT p. 108


Reflection Dr. Mike Magee


Anthem “How Deep The Father's Love For Us” Townend

1995 Thankyou Music (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing)


Time of Silent Reflection



The Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper



Prayer of Thanksgiving

The Lord be with you

And also with you.

Lift up your hearts.

We lift them to the Lord.

Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

It is right to give our thanks and praise.

Trisagion (seeprinted music)



Prayer After Communion (concluding with the Lord’s Prayer)

Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name.

Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our sins, as we forgive those who sin against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory, forever. Amen.



Fourth Saying—Good-bye


Scripture Reading John 17 (13-19)


Reflection The Rev. Perry Muse


Song “Jesus Remember Me” Hymn #227


A Time of Silence, Prayer, & Meditation



Hymn #228 “Were You There”


Following the hymn, there will be a time of music and the ringing of a bellthirty-three times representing the age of Jesus. When you are ready to leave, we ask that you depart in silence.


*Please stand if you are able.



About This Evening’s Service


Childcare is available in the nursery and pre-school room.


Tonight’s worship service is a joint worship service involving the congregations of Brentwood First Presbyterian Church (BFPC) and East Brentwood Presbyterian Church. (EBPC).



Participants in this evening’s service:


The Rev. Dave Gerber: Part of BFPC, Dave is a hospice chaplain with Avalon Hospice.


The Rev. John Hilley: Pastor of East Brentwood Presbyterian Church


The Rev. Dr. Mike Magee:  Pastor.  Breast Cancer Specialist Doctor.  Former member of EBPC and former pastor of Brentwood First Presbyterian Church.

The Rev. Perry Muse: Perry has been Pastor of Brentwood First for 4 years. For 15 years, Perry has served middle Tennessee as a hospice chaplain and works with Willowbrook Hospice in Franklin.  


Nate Strasser, Director of Music at EBPC since July 2015.


Lenten Readers:  Liz & Yarnell Beatty, members of EBPC.


We express our deep appreciation to choir membersand to our hosts who provided our simple pre-service dinner.

Sunday, March 27th at 10:00 a.m

We reconvene to bear witness

to the Resurrection of Jesus.


Easter Worship Celebration of Word, Communion, Choral and Praise Music, Brass, and Handbells