Scripture: Luke 24:13-35
Sermon: “Recipe for a Church”
L:Here, O our Lord, we see You face to face;
here would we touch and handle things unseen;
P:here grasp with firmer hand eternal grace,
and all our weariness upon You lean.
L:Here would we feed upon the bread of God,
here drink with You the royal wine of heaven;
P:here would we lay aside each earthly load,
here taste afresh the calm of sin forgiven.
L:Too soon we rise; the symbols disappear;
the feast, though not the love, is past and gone.
P:The bread and wine are gone; but You are here,
nearer than ever, still our shield and sun.
L:Feast after feast thus comes and passes by;
yet, passing, points to the glad feast above,
P:giving sweet foretaste of the festal joy,
the Lamb’s great bridal feast of bliss and love.
[Call to Worship from “Here, O My Lord, I See Thee,” by Horatio Bonar (1855) (verses 1, 3, 6, and 7, altered)]