Kenyan Eucharist Service

Kenyan Eucharist Service


The Great Thanksgiving

Is the Father with us?     He is!

Is Christ among us?         He is!

Is the Spirit here?             He is!

Now who is our God?       Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

And who are we?               We are His people.

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

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

It is right and our delight to give you thanks and praise, great Father, living God, supreme over all the world, Creator, Provider, Savior and King. From a wandering nomad you created your family; for a burdened people you raised up a leader; for a confused nation you chose a king; for a rebellious crowd you sent your prophets. In these last days you sent your Son, your perfect image, bringing your Kingdom, revealing your will, dying, rising, reigning, remaking your people for yourself. Through Him you have sent upon us your life-giving Spirit, filling us with light and life.

Therefore with angels and archangels and all the company of heaven we proclaim your great and glorious name, forever praising you and singing:

Holy, Holy, Holy Lord, God of power and might. Heaven and earth are full, O Lord, of your glory. Hosanna in the highest!

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

Giver of all grace and blessings, we thank you for giving up your only Son for us who owe you everything. Pour your refreshing Spirit on us as we remember Him in the way He commanded through these gifts of your creation.

On the same night that He was betrayed, He 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.”

Therefore, we proclaim the mystery of the faith:

Christ has died, Christ is risen, Christ will come again.

And because of Christ’s sacrifice, we are brothers and sisters through His blood.

We have died together, we will rise together, we will live together.

Therefore, heavenly Father, hear us as we celebrate this covenant with joy and await the coming of our Brother. He died in our place, making atonement for the sins of the whole world, the perfect sacrifice, once and for all. You accepted His offering by raising Him from death and granting Him great honor at your right hand on high.

Amen. Jesus is Lord.

Breaking of the Bread

Alleluia, Christ our Passover has been sacrificed for us!

Therefore let us keep the feast. Alleluia!

This is the feast of victory!

The Lamb who was slain has begun his reign. Alleluia!

These are the gifts of God for the people of God: Take them in remembrance that Christ died for us; and feast on Him by faith in your hearts with thanksgiving. You are welcome to the table.

Partake of the Bread and Wine

Prayer of Thanksgiving and Mission

Almighty God, our Great Father, we have sat at your feet, learned from your Word and eaten from your table. We give you thanks and praise for accepting us into your family. Send us out with your blessing to live and witness for you in the power of your Spirit, through Jesus Christ, your First Born Son, and our Lord and Savior. Amen.

All our problems       We send to the cross of Christ.

All our difficulties     We send to the cross of Christ.

All the devil’s works   We send to the cross of Christ.

All our hopes                We set on the risen Christ.

Christ the Sun of Righteousness shine upon you and scatter the darkness from before your path; and the blessing of God Almighty, who is the Father, the Son and Holy Spirit, be with you now and forever.