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Feast of Friends

Feast of Friends

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Published by: All Saints Company on Sep 27, 2011
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07/10/2013

 
Feast of Friends ——
1
of 7 —— rev. 9/26/11
 
A Feast of Friends
a template for a Didache-base dinner-table Eucharist
 
Feast of Friends ——
2
of 7 —— rev. 9/26/11
 
Gathering
Congregation
gathers for hors d’oeuvres and conversation
Deacons
continue preparing the space, invite people to help, chat etc.
:00
Lamplighting
Deacon
takes a candle, shakes a sistrum and says
Deacon
Light and Peace in Jesus Christ our Lord!
People
Thanks be to God!
Presider 
[sings a collect]
Deacon
We’ll sing _______________ at number ___ in your books. As wesing find a place at the tables. Table Heads please come and takelight from this light (gesture to candle) and light the candles atyour table.
People sing lamplighting hymn and stand at table places.
Blessing the First Cup and Bread
Deacon
Everyone please lift a glass of whatever you are drinking.
Presider 
Father, we give you thanksfor the holy vine of your servant David,which you made known to usthrough Jesus your servant.
People
Glory to you forever and ever.
 All 
drink from their cups
 
Feast of Friends ——
3
of 7 —— rev. 9/26/11
 
Deacon
Someone from each table, please hold up high the loaf of breadfor the blessing.
Presider 
Mother, we give you thanksfor the life and knowledge you sent usthrough Jesus your child.
People
Glory to you forever and ever.
Presider 
As grain was scattered across the hillsthen gathered and made one in this bread,so may your church,scattered to the ends of the earth, be gathered and made one in your kingdom.
People
All glory and power are yoursthrough Jesus Christ forever and ever!
Dinner with Conversation
Deacon
Give instructions for how the meal is served, buffet styleor family style, with table heads bringing courses to thetable.Guided conversations or other events take place during dinner.
Handwashing
Deacons
after dessert is served bring a bowl of warm water and hand towel to each table.
Deacon
Use the finger bowl now to wash your hands, then pass the bowland towel to the next person. Then hand around the bowl of herbs to smell, rub [wear in your hair –whatever!]
Deacons
bring chalices of altar wine to the Presider’s table whilePeople wash their hands.

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