Canticle: Seeking Christ, the Bread of Life

The following liturgy is made up of four scriptures, paired into two sets of two scriptures. The first scripture in the set expresses a longing to find and be fed by Christ, the Bread of Life. The second scripture in the set is Christ’s reply and promise. The liturgy also contains a sung response, one supplied for a traditional worship setting and one for a contemporary setting. 

Canticle: Seeking Christ, the Bread of Life 
ALL SINGING
Traditional Setting: Break Thou the Bread of Life (United Methodist Hymnal #599)
Contemporary Setting: Hungry by Kathryn Scott (CCLI Song No. 2650364)

VOICE ONE: Psalm 42:1-2 (NRSV)
As a deer longs for flowing streams, so my soul longs for you, O God.
My soul thirsts for God, for the living God.
When shall I come and behold the face of God?

VOICE TWO: Matthew 5:6 (NRSV)
Jesus said, “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness,
for they will be filled.”

ALL SINGING
Traditional Setting: Break Thou the Bread of Life
Contemporary Setting: Hungry

VOICE ONE: Matthew 6:9-11 (NRSV)
Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name.
Your kingdom come.
Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.

VOICE TWO: John 6:35 (NRSV)
Jesus said to them,
“I am the bread of life.
Whoever comes to me will never be hungry,
and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.”

ALL SINGING
Traditional Setting: Break Thou the Bread of Life
Contemporary Setting: Hungry, chorus twice
Begin at “I’m falling on my knees…”

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Compilation © 2011 Lisa Ann Moss Degrenia
You are welcome to use this work in a worship setting with proper attribution.
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