Holy Communion for Maundy Thursday, 1 April 2021

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Remembering the Last Supper
A Service of Christian Hospitality
7.00 pm Maundy Thursday, 1 April 2021

Ministers: Revd Ernesto Lozada-Uzuriaga
                  Revd George Mwaura

Gathering Music

Opening Sentences

A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, as I have loved you.

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ,
and the love of God,
and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all!
And also with you.

Hymn: An Upper Room did our Lord prepare

An Upper Room did our Lord prepare
for those he loved until the end:
and his disciples still gather there,
to celebrate their Risen Friend.

A lasting gift Jesus gave his own,
to share his bread, his loving cup.
Whatever burdens may bow us down,
he by his Cross shall lift us up.

And after supper he washed their feet,
for service, too, is sacrament.
In him our joy shall be made complete
sent out to serve, as he was sent.

No end there is! We depart in peace.
He loves beyond our uttermost:
in every room in our Father’s house
he will be there, as Lord and host.

F. Pratt Green (1903–2000)

Prayers of Penitence

Our Lord Jesus Christ says:
If you love me, keep my commandments.
Unless I wash you, you have no part in me.

Let us confess to almighty God our sins against his love and ask him to cleanse us.

Have mercy on us, O God, in your great goodness.
According to the abundance of your compassion
blot out our offences.
Lord, have mercy.

Against you only have we sinned and done what is evil in your sight.
Christ have mercy.

Purge us from our sin and we shall be clean.
Wash us and we shall be whiter than snow.

Lord, have mercy.
May the Father forgive us by the death of his Son
and strengthen us to live in the power of the Spirit all our days.


Ministry of the Word

Psalm 16

1 Keep me safe, my God,
for in you I take refuge.

2 I say to the Lord, ‘You are my Lord;
apart from you I have no good thing.’
3 I say of the holy people who are in the land,
‘They are the noble ones in whom is all my delight.’
4 Those who run after other gods will suffer more and more.
I will not pour out libations of blood to such gods
or take up their names on my lips.

5 Lord, you alone are my portion and my cup;
you make my lot secure.
6 The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places;
surely I have a delightful inheritance.
7 I will praise the Lord, who counsels me;
even at night my heart instructs me.
8 I keep my eyes always on the Lord.
With him at my right hand, I shall not be shaken.

9 Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices;
my body also will rest secure,
10 because you will not abandon me to the realm of the dead,
nor will you let your faithful one see decay.
11 You make known to me the path of life;
you will fill me with joy in your presence,
with eternal pleasures at your right hand.



John 13: 1–17

Jesus Washes His Disciples’ Feet

1 It was just before the Passover Festival. Jesus knew that the hour had come for him to leave this world and go to the Father. Having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end.

2 The evening meal was in progress, and the devil had already prompted Judas, the son of Simon Iscariot, to betray Jesus. 3 Jesus knew that the Father had put all things under his power, and that he had come from God and was returning to God; 4 so he got up from the meal, took off his outer clothing, and wrapped a towel round his waist. 5 After that, he poured water into a basin and began to wash his disciples’ feet, drying them with the towel that was wrapped round him.

6 He came to Simon Peter, who said to him, ‘Lord, are you going to wash my feet?’

7 Jesus replied, ‘You do not realise now what I am doing, but later you will understand.’

8 ‘No,’ said Peter, ‘you shall never wash my feet.’

Jesus answered, ‘Unless I wash you, you have no part with me.’

9 ‘Then, Lord,’ Simon Peter replied, ‘not just my feet but my hands and my head as well!’

10 Jesus answered, ‘Those who have had a bath need only to wash their feet; their whole body is clean. And you are clean, though not every one of you.’ 11 For he knew who was going to betray him, and that was why he said not every one was clean.

12 When he had finished washing their feet, he put on his clothes and returned to his place. ‘Do you understand what I have done for you?’ he asked them. 13 ‘You call me “Teacher” and “Lord”, and rightly so, for that is what I am. 14 Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet. 15 I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you. 16 Very truly I tell you, no servant is greater than his master, nor is a messenger greater than the one who sent him. 17 Now that you know these things, you will be blessed if you do them.’



Sacrament of Service

In Christ’s name and borrowing from his example, each of us is invited to symbolically wash the hands of the person next to them. If you are alone, you may wish to symbolically wash your hands.


Love of God, poured out for the world, let the water each person will use be for us a source of life.
As we share in this gift of kindness, wash away our fear, revive our faith, let your love shine through.


Washing the hands


Making Peace

Jesus says:

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you.
Do not let your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.

The peace of the Lord be always with you.

And also with you.


Holy Communion

Preparation of the Table

Blessed are you, Lord God of all creation.
Through your goodness we have this bread to set before you,
which earth has given, and human hands have made.
It will become for us the bread of life.

Blessed be God for ever.

Blessed are you, Lord God of all creation.
Through your goodness we have this wine to set before you,
fruit of the vine and work of human hands.
It will become for us the cup of salvation.

Blessed be God for ever.

The Eucharistic Prayer

The Lord is here.
His Spirit is with us.

Lift up your hearts.
We lift them to the Lord.

Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
It is right to give thanks and praise.

It is indeed right to give you thanks, Father most holy, through Jesus Christ our Lord.
You gave your Son Jesus Christ to be our Saviour.
For on this night, he girded himself with a towel and, taking the form of a servant,
washed the feet of his disciples.
He gave us a new commandment that we should love one another as he has loved us.
Knowing that his hour had come, in his great love
he gave this supper to his disciples to be a memorial of his passion,
that we might proclaim his death until he comes again, and feast with him in his kingdom.
Therefore, earth unites with heaven to sing a new song of praise;
we too join with angels and archangels as they proclaim your glory without end saying:

Holy, holy, holy Lord,
God of power and might,
heaven and earth are full of your glory.
Hosanna in the highest.

Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.
Hosanna in the highest.

Lord, you are holy indeed, the source of all holiness;
grant that, by the power of your Holy Spirit and according to your holy will,
these gifts of bread and wine may be to us the body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ,
who, in the same night that he was betrayed, which was this night, took bread and gave you thanks;
he broke it and gave it to his disciples, saying:
Take, eat; this is my body which is given for you;
do this in remembrance of me.

In the same way, after supper he took the cup and gave you thanks;
he gave it to them, saying:
Drink this, all of you; this is my blood of the new covenant,
which is shed for you and for many for the forgiveness of sins.
Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.

And so, Father, calling to mind his death on the cross,
his perfect sacrifice made once for the sins of the whole world;
rejoicing in his mighty resurrection and glorious ascension, and looking for his coming in glory,
we celebrate this memorial of our redemption.

Send your Holy Spirit on your people gathered in their homes
and to these simple elements of bread and wine
that they might become the body and the bread of our Lord Jesus Christ.


The Lord’s Prayer

Let us pray with confidence as our Saviour has taught us:

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.
And lead us not into temptation
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory,
for ever and ever.


Sharing Communion

Lord, I am not worthy to receive you, but only say the word and I shall be healed..


Body of Christ broken for our sins.


Blood of Christ she for my sins.


Post-Communion Prayers

Lord Jesus Christ, we thank you that in this wonderful sacrament
you have given us the memorial of your passion:
grant us so to reverence the sacred mysteries of your body and blood
that we may know within ourselves and show forth in our lives the fruit of your redemption,
for you are alive and reign, now and for ever.



Good Friday, 2 April 2021

Good Friday Service at 10.00 am by Zoom. To join the Zoom service, go to:


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Easter Day, 4 April 2021

Easter Holy Communion will be at 10.00 am by Zoom.

Hymn: O sacred head, sore wounded

O sacred head, sore wounded,
   Defiled and put to scorn;
O kingly head, surrounded
   With mocking crown of thorn:
What sorrow mars thy grandeur?
   Can death thy bloom deflower?
O countenance whose splendour
   The hosts of heaven adore.

I pray thee, Jesus, own me,
   Me, Shepherd good, for thine;
Who to thy fold hast won me,
   And fed with truth divine.
Me guilty, me refuse not,
   Incline thy face to me,
This comfort that I lose not,
   On earth to comfort thee.

Paul Gerhardt (1607–1676)
Based on Salve caput cruentatum (ascribed to St. Bernard)
tr. Robert Bridges (1844–1930)

 After the meal Jesus and his disciples sang a hymn, then they went out to the Mount of Olives.
While there, Jesus predicted the disciples’ and Peter’s denial: ‘You will all fall away,’ Jesus told them, ‘for it is written, I will strike the shepherd, and the sheep will be scattered. But after I have risen, I will go ahead of you into Galilee.’ Peter declared, ‘Even if all fall away, I will not.’ ‘I tell you the truth,’ Jesus answered, ‘today, yes, tonight before the rooster crows twice you will disown me three times.’ But Peter insisted emphatically: ‘Even if I have to die with you, I will never disown you.’ And all the others said the same! In time, Jesus was proved right as they all deserted him in his hour of need.


You are most welcome to keep vigil for as long as you wish in honour of the immense sacrifice Jesus made that day.

Passiontide …