We strive to be a congregation rooted in the participatory worship of God, where personal relationships are nurtured and all persons are encouraged to creatively and meaningfully express their unique gifts and stories in the worship experience. While our expression of worship looks a little different in this season, we are so glad to be able to participate together via Livestream.

This worship guide is meant to be a companion to the Livestream service. You can join us live at 11am on Sunday morning, or watch the recorded service later, following along with the words to Hymns, etc. in a separate window, or print this guide out if you like!

The diversity of our unique theological heritages is one of our God’s greatest gifts at Tabernacle. One of markers of the gift is our diverse convictions about the Lord’s Supper. We believe that Jesus opens the table to everyone. That said, we also believe that each person should remain true to their convictions.  Some of us were raised in traditions that believe communion should only be received after someone has been baptized or confirmed, while others were raised to believe that no specific criteria is required for participation. There is a wide assortment of beliefs about the symbolism and meaning of communion.

We are a priesthood of all believers, an eclectic and beautiful circle of Jesus followers. We celebrate our differences. We make space for people to grow in their understanding of theology while also honoring the places we’ve come from. 

We want you to know that it’s okay for you, or your loved ones, to partake of the elements if you feel that it is appropriate to do so. We also want you to know that it’s okay for you, and your loved ones, to abstain. Regardless, all of us sit at the table together. 

1) Please arrive to worship with bread and cup prepared. In our tradition, there is complete freedom in the specific type of bread or wine/juice that is brought to to the table.

2) At the designated moment in worship, our Pastor will lead the congregation in the partaking of the elements. 

3)  Should you, or someone in your household, choose to abstain, one of the Pastors will offer a special blessing  through the chat feature in the live-streamed worship service.

SOLO: Denise Lowe Walters, “Ride On King Jesus”

Leader: Lift up your heads, you mighty gates; behold, the King of glory waits; the King of kings is drawing near; the Savior of the world is here!
People: Who is the King of Glory?
Children: The Lord Strong and Mighty!
People: Who is the King of Glory?
Children: The Lord Strong and Mighty!
People: Who is the King of Glory?
Children: The Lord Strong and Mighty!

Hymn #175: “All Glory, Laud, and Honor” (ST. THEODOLPH)

V. 1: All glory, laud and honor to Thee, Redeemer, King, to whom the lips of children made sweet hosannas ring. Thou art the Kin of Israel, Thou David’s royal Son, who in the Lord’s name comest, the King and blessed One! 

V. 2: The company of angels are praising  Thee on high; and we will all creation in chorus make reply. The people of the Hebrews with palms before Thee went; our praise and prayer and anthems before Thee we present. 

V. 3: To Thee, before Thy passion they sang their hymns of praise; to Thee, now high exalted, our melody we raise. Thou didst accept their praises, accept the praise we bring, who in all good delightest, Thou good and gracious King!


Our Father, 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 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, and the power, and the glory forever. Amen.


SOLO: Terry Witt, “The Alabaster Jar”

HYMN #171: “What Wondrous Love is This”

V. 1: What wondrous love is this, O my soul, O my soul! What wondrous love is this, O my soul! What wondrous love is this that caused the Lord of bliss to bear the dreadful curse for my soul, for my soul, to bear the dreadful curse for my soul. 

V. 3: To God and to the Lamb, I will sing, I will sing; to God and to the Lamb, I will sing.  To God and to the Lamb Who is the great “I Am,” while millions join the theme, I will sing, I will sing, while millions join the theme, I will sing.

Join us this afternoon at 4PM for a special Holy Week service.

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