Order of Worship, Lent 2021

We are glad you are joining us for worship.  You can find our services on Youtube.  If it is helpful, the order of worship is listed below.


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Gathering Rite




CALL TO CONFESSION                                                                                                            

PRAYER OF CONFESSION                                                                                                 

OPENING HYMN                                                                                                   

CALL TO WORSHIP                                                                                                             

KYRIE (Marty Haugen)                                                                                               

PRAYER OF THE DAY                                                                                                 



GOSPEL ACCLAMATION (Marty Haugen)                                                          

GOSPEL PRESENTATION                                                                                                 

GOSPEL VERSE (Marty Haugen)                                                                                


AFFIRMATION OF FAITH                                                                                                      

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE                                                                                           


SHARING OF THE PEACE                                                                                                

The peace of the Lord be always with you.

And also with you.


Everything we have is a gift of our generous God. Our offering is a way to respond to that generosity. You can safely and securely make a gift to the church online by clicking the button below. You can also leave your offering in the offering plate by the baptismal font.

You can also mail a check to the church at 401 Smallwood Drive, Waldorf MD 20602.


The Great Thanksgiving

Blessed are you, O holy God:

you are the Life and Light of all.

Again & again you meet us where we are

            Again & again, you show us the path of life.


And again & again we remember the story of Jesus, your Son

who in the night he was betrayed,

took bread, and gave thanks;

broke it, and gave it to his disciples, saying:

Take and eat; this is my body, given for you.

Do this for the remembrance of me.


And again, we remember that after supper, he took the cup, gave thanks,

and gave it for all to drink, saying:

This cup is the new covenant in my blood,

shed for you and for all people for the forgiveness of sin.

Do this for the remembrance of me.


Remembering, therefore,

            His calling, His healing

            His dying and rising

again & again, we share this holy meal,

and experience your salvation.


By your Spirit bless us and this meal,

That, once again, we may be refreshed

By the love of your Son


Through Whom all glory and honor is yours,

Almighty Father, with the Holy Spirit,

in your holy Church,

both now and forever. Amen.

The Lord's Prayer 

Gathered into one by the Holy Spirit, let us pray as Jesus taught us: 

Our Father in heaven,

hallowed be your name, 

your kingdom come, 

your will be done, 

on earth as in heaven. 

Give us today our daily bread. 
Forgive us our sins

as we forgive those who sin against us.

Save us from the time of trial

and deliver us from evil. 

For the kingdom, the power

and the glory are yours, 

now and forever. Amen. 

Distribution of Holy Communion


You are invited to take communion in your home.  If you are in a group, after the pastor has blessed the elements, you can take turns offering bread and then wine/juice to one another saying ‘this is the body of Christ’ and ‘this is the blood of Christ.’  If you are watching on your own, the pastor will lift the wafer saying ‘this is the body of Christ’ and then the cup saying ‘this is the blood of Christ’.  These words are for you, take the bread and wine/juice that you have knowing that they are blessed and Christ is truly present in them.  


Post Communion Prayer

Let us pray.

A brief silence is kept.

Merciful God, accompany our journey through these forty days. Again & again, renew us in the gift of baptism, that we may provide for those who are poor, pray for those in need, fast from self-indulgence, and above all that we may find our treasure in the life of your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.



The Blessing

As you leave this space,

May your mouth speak of God’s goodness.

May your arms hold those in need.

May your feet walk toward justice.

May your heart trust its worth.

May your soul dance in God’s grace.

And may this be your rhythm—

Again and again and again,

Until God’s promised day.

In the name of the Lover, the Beloved, and Love itself,

Go with courage, go with heart, go in peace.




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Peace Lutheran Church is a Reconciling in Christ congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). 

The Reverend Shannon K. Anderson, Pastor


(301) 843-1832


401 Smallwood Drive
Waldorf, Maryland 20602



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