CUCC Maundy Thursday Service of Tenebrae (The Darkness) Welcome Lighting of the Christ Candle of Peace All: We pray for peace in our hearts, in our homes, in our community, in our nation, and in our world. Call to worship Adam: Tonight we gather to remember: The final meal Jesus shared with his friends His prayer in the garden His betrayal by his friends His arrest and interrogation Abbie: We gather to do in remembrance those things Jesus asked us to do: To break the bread, to share the cup, To tell the stories. Gavin: We gather to keep faith and hope as the shadows lengthen and the light dims. Adam: We keep faith and hope with all who sit in darkness, suffering, alone, or afraid. Abbie: Together by our witness here, we gather to remember that the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness cannot overcome it. Prayer of Confession, ending with the Lord’s Prayer Our God, Who art in Heaven, Hallowed by 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 debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever and ever. Amen. Service of Holy Communion Readings of Tenebrae (The Darkness) After the final reading, most of the candles will be extinguished, except for the Christ Candle of Peace. The candle of Christ shines in the darkness. You are free to be with this candle for the next ten minutes, or with your own candle for as long as you wish. The light shines in the darkness and the darkness cannot overcome it.