Communion for Fall 2020

Communion
Communion will be offered on a regular schedule, similar to how we did Blessing of the Backpacks. We will meet outside, weather permitting, remain socially distant, and receive individually, just as we have done in the past. That way, we can all celebrate communion together while remaining safe. Check out the offering below:

DateFollowing Worship Service (12:00pm-ish) Location
December 6Church Parking Lot

For help locating these spaces, please contact the church office at eastmanfumc@gmail.com or (478) 374-4327. If you do not feel safe attending these options and would prefer a personal visit to your home, the pastor will come by up to four homes after leaving Trinity Oaks. Please contact the church office to request a personal visit.

Liturgy for Visits
Below are the parts of the liturgy, in bold, spoken by the congregation, with parts the presider speaks not in bold as a guide:

Christ the Lord invites to this, his table, all who love him, who earnestly repent of their sins and seek to live in peace with one another. Therefore, let us confess our sins before God and one another:

Merciful God, we confess that we have not loved you with our whole heart. We have failed to be an obedient church. We have not done your will. We have broken your law. We have rebelled against your love. We have not loved our neighbors and we have not heard the cry of the needy. Forgive us we pray. Free us for joyful obedience, through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Hear the good news: Christ died for us while we were yet sinners. That proves God’s love for us. In the name of Jesus Christ, you are forgiven!

In the name of Jesus Christ you are forgiven. Glory to God, Amen.

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

Presider speaks words appropriate to the season

And so, with your people on earth and all the company of heaven, we praise your name and join their unending hymn:

Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord, God of power and might. Heaven and earth are full of your glory. Hosannah in the highest. Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Hosannah in the highest.

Presider speaks words appropriate to the season

And so, in remembrance of these, your mighty acts in Jesus Christ, we offer ourselves in praise and thanksgiving, as a holy and living sacrifice, in union with Christ’s offering for us, as we proclaim the mystery of faith:

Christ has died. Christ is risen. Christ will come again.

Presider finishes the Great Thanksgiving

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 trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil, for thine is the Kingdom, and the power, and the glory forever; Amen.