Gingrich helped defeat the Nazis…
Well, not really. Brent Budowski–one of my favorite writers these days–takes his turn to mock Gingrich’s lust with self:
Meanwhile, Gingrich is now claiming credit for winning the Cold War. Huh? Perhaps Gingrich will thank Ronald Reagan for helping Gingrich bring down the Berlin Wall. Gingrich reminds me of Al Pacino playing the devil in the film “The Devil’s Advocate,” when Pacino said his favorite sin is vanity. Perhaps Newt will next claim credit for winning the Second World War. Newt could not have done it without Winston Churchill, right?
December 4th, 2011
Psalm 40, pg. 74
Blessed are You, O Lord God our Father,
forever and ever.
Yours, O Lord, is the greatness
and the power
and the glory
and the victory
and the majesty.
Indeed, Yours is all that is in the heavens and in the earth.
Yours is the dominion, Lord Jesus Christ,
and You are exalted above all.
All that we have, both riches and honor, come from You;
and it is out of the abundance of Your own gifts to us
that we offer these our gifts to You.
Short Communion Meditation: Our Lord Jesus Christ comes for us. He comes for us because we have been made worthy in His sight. We are his lovely children; created by His love for the Bride. At this table we come adorned with royal apparel. Our Lord’s death and resurrection have united us to Him; and in this union we share a common meal as we prepare to go into the world and transform it according to the gospel.
“On the night he was betrayed our Lord took bread and gave thanks. Let us also give thanks.”
Then he broke the bread and gave it to his disciples…
*Distribute the elements
Words of Institution: …Then our Lord Jesus said, Take eat: this is My body, which is broken for you: this do as My Memorial (1 Cor. 11:24) "The body of Christ given for you. Take and eat.
Let us eat together.
EAT THE BREAD TOGETHER.
"In the same way after they had eaten our Lord took the cup." (Grab the cup) "And he gave thanks." Let us also give thanks.
*Distribute the wine.
At this moment we will pass the peace of Christ to one another. The God of all peace demands that we greet one another with His peace. We do so joyfully, as the wine is being passed. Let us enjoy one another around this family table.
Words of Institution: He gave it to his disciples and said: "This cup is the new covenant in my blood: shed for many for the forgiveness of sins; this do, as often as you drink it, as a memorial of Me. (1 Cor. 11:25-26). “The blood of the Lord Jesus shed for you. Take and drink.”
DRINK THE WINE TOGETHER.
Let us stand: Sing the GLORIA PATRI – Hands raised
*The commissioning: Jesus received All authority in heaven and on earth and commissions us to Go and disciple all the nations by baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, by teaching them to observe all His commandments. And behold, He is with us always, to the end of the age.
Pastor: Our mouths will speak the praise of the Lord!
People: Let all flesh bless his holy name forever and ever. AMEN! Psalm 145:21
Closing Hymn: Come, Thou Almighty King, pg. 345
Pastor: And now look up and receive the Lord’s blessing . . .
*THE BENEDICTION The Lord bless you, And Keep you. The Lord cause His face to shine upon you, And be gracious unto you. The Lord lift up His countenance upon you, And give you peace.
In the Name of the Father, And of the Son, And of the Holy Spirit. THREE FOLD AMEN!
Go in peace to love and to serve the Risen Lord. Amen.