Our subdistrict does a Fifth Sunday evening service whenever there's such a Sunday in a month. One of my churches is hosting the July service and we are doing an (almost) entirely musical setting for communion. The only spoken parts will be the welcome, the scriptures, and the homily. I'm outlining (below) the service and would love to hear some feedback. Bear in mind, we are simple country folks with good theology, various musical talents, and a spirit of joy for worship!
ENTRANCE: "Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee" [Ancient/Modern version]
BRINGING IN THE LIGHT OF CHRIST: Phos Hilaron and Joyous Light
APOSTOLIC GREETING: from the Lutheran Book of Worship
WORSHIP HYMNS: Come, Now Is The Time To Worship, He Is Exalted, Here I Am To Worship, and I Love You, Lord
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE: FWS 2201
SPECIAL CHOIR ANTHEM: to be determined
CONFESSION AND PARDON: Breathe, We Bow Down
OFFERING/OFFERTORY: to be determined
DOXOLOGY: FWS 2008
THE GREAT THANKSGIVING: FWS 2268, 2256, 2257c, 2278
distribution of the elements: two at a time receive the elements, and then, in turn, serve the next two . . . .
COMMUNION MUSIC: to be detetermined by our stunningly gifted music director who has spot-on sensibilities for this
HYMN(S): to be determined
MUSICAL RESPONSE TO BENEDICTION: FWS 2072 "Amen, Amen"
Love to hear suggestions and feedback in the spirit of grace and joy and love and light . . .