Service of Holy Communion

I The Preparation

Hymn

 

Invitation to Confession

P:

In the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.

 

All:

Amen.

 

Sentence

P:

Our God is gracious and comes to us in mercy.

When we wander far from him he comes to meet us

and restores our broken lives.

Let us therefore come before him with confidence

and declare our sin and guilt,

trusting in his strength and grace.

Let us pray.

 

Confession

All:

I confess to you, Holy God,

that I have sinned in thought, word and deed.

For the sake of Jesus Christ your Son,

look on me in mercy and forgive my sins.

 

(P:

Hear, Lord, the silent confession of every heart:

...

The blood of Jesus, the Son of God, cleanses us from all sin.

 

All:

In this faith, I ask forgiveness of all my sin.)

 

Absolution

P:

You have prayed for the forgiveness of your sin.

I therefore declare, at our Lord’s command:

Your sins are forgiven,

in the name of the Father and the Son

and the Holy Spirit.

 

All:

Amen.

 

Prayer of Thanksgiving

All:

God our Father,

We thank you that through Jesus Christ

the way to you is always open.

Help us to live in the assurance of your forgiveness.

Increase our faith, keep us firm in hope

and renew our love.

Amen.

 

The Introit

may be omitted.

 

Kyrie Eleison

(P:)

Lord, you became our brother.

You know our need.

You bore it upon the cross.

Grant us your salvation.

 

All

Lord, have mercy.

 

(P:)

Christ, you are the living Lord.

You are amongst us according to your promise.

Keep us in your loving care.

 

All:

Christ, have mercy.

 

(P:)

Lord, you are seated at the right hand of the Father.

Pray for us and strengthen our faith.

We look to the day of your coming.

Come, Lord Christ, come

 

All:

Lord, have mercy. or

 

P:

Holy Lord God, holy and mighty,

Holy and merciful Saviour, eternal God,

have mercy on us.

 

All:

Lord, have mercy on us.

Christ, have mercy on us.

Lord, have mercy on us.

 

Gloria in Excelsis

(P:)

Glory to God in the highest

and peace to his people on earth.

 

*All:

Lord God, heavenly king,

almighty God and Father,

we worship you, we give you thanks,

we praise you for your glory.

Lord Jesus Christ, only Son of the Father,

Lord God, Lamb of God,

you take away the sin of the world:

have mercy on us;

you are seated at the right hand of the Father:

receive our prayer.

For you alone are the Holy One,

you alone are the Most High, Jesus Christ,

with the Holy Spirit, in the glory of God the Father.

Amen.

 

or

 

*All:

We praise you, we worship you,

for your great deeds we give you thanks,

Lord God, eternal king, heavenly Father,

Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, our brother,

Holy Spirit, fountain of life, our comfort and help.

Amen.

 

II The Ministry of the Word

The Collect

P:

The Lord be with you.

 

All:

And also with you.

 

P:

Let us pray.

The priest says the collect of the day.

 

All:

Amen.

 

The Readings

The Old Testament Reading

At the end of the reader may say:

This is the word of the Lord.

 

All:

Thanks be to God.

 

Hymn

may be omitted

 

The Epistle

At the end of the reader may say:

This is the word of the Lord.

 

All:

Thanks be to God.

 

Hymn

 

*The Gospel

At the end of the reading the reader may say:

This is the word of the Lord.

 

The Sermon

 

The Creed

All:

I believe in God, the Father almighty,

creator of heaven and earth.

I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord.

He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit

and born of the Virgin Mary.

He suffered under Pontius Pilate,

was crucified, died, and was buried.

He descended to the dead.

On the third day he rose again.

He ascended into heaven,

and is seated at the right hand of the Father.

He will come again to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit,

the holy catholic Church,

the communion of saints,

the forgiveness of sins,

the resurrection of the body,

and the life everlasting. Amen

 

or

 

All:

We believe in one God,

the Father, the almighty,

maker of heaven and earth,

of all that is,

seen and unseen.

We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ,

the only Son of God,

eternally begotten of the Father,

God from God, Light from Light,

true God from true God,

begotten, not made,

of one Being with the Father.

Through him all things were made.

For us men and for our salvation

he came down from heaven;

by the power of the Holy Spirit

he became incarnate of the Virgin Mary,

and was made man.

For our sake he was crucified under

Pontius Pilate;

he suffered death and was buried.

On the third day he rose again

in accordance with the Scriptures;

he ascended into heaven

and is seated at the right hand of the Father.

He will come again in glory

to judge the living and the dead,

and his kingdom will have no end.

We believe in the Holy Spirit,

the Lord, the giver of life,

who proceeds from the Father and the Son.

With the Father and the Son

he is worshipped and glorified.

He has spoken through the Prophets.

We believe in on holy catholic

and apostolic Church.

We acknowledge on baptism for the forgiveness of sins.

We look for the resurrection of the dead,

and the life of the world to come. Amen.

 

The Announcements

 

Hymn

may be omitted

 

The Intercession

The intercession should be prepared by the priest and/or

people according to local needs.

The form below, or other suitable words, may be used.

The prayer may be led by the priest or a lay person.

 

(P:)

Let us pray.

For your Church in the world,

for her worship and service,

for her proclamation of salvation and peace,

for those who bear responsibility in church and parish,

we pray to you, Lord our God.

 

All:

Lord, hear us.

 

(P:)

We pray for those who through baptism

have become members of Christ’s Church ...

Keep them in your love.

 

All:

Lord, hear us.

 

(P:)

We pray for the homes of our parish

and for those who have been /will be/

joined in marriage ...

Keep them in your love.

 

All:

Lord, hear us.

 

(P:)

We pray for those who through death

have been taken from us ...

May your perpetual light shine upon them. (Bell rings)

We pray for those who mourn,

that they may find comfort and solace in you.

Keep them in your love.

 

All:

Lord, hear us.

 

(P:)

For those who suffer for their faith

or political conviction,

for those who are afflicted by war or persecution,

for victims of racial oppression and social injustice,

for those who struggle to maintain their human dignity

we pray to you, Lord our God.

 

All:

Lord hear us.

 

(P:)

For those whose work is without meaning,

for the unemployed,

for those with difficulties in their relationships,

for the lonely and friendless,

for the bereaved

and for those who struggle to keep their faith

we pray to you, Lord our God.

 

All:

Lord hear us.

 

(P:)

By mighty deeds you bring us deliverance,

God our Saviour.

 

All:

Amen.

 

III The Lord’s Supper

The Offertory

Offertory Hymn

The churchwardens or other assistants may bring forward the elements.

The collection may be taken and brought tot he altar.

The priest and the assistants may say:

 

P:

Lord, of your own we give you.

 

(P:)

Receive us and our gifts for the sake of Jesus Christ our Lord.

Amen.

 

The priest prepared the bread and wine.

 

*The Thanksgiving

P:

Lift up your hearts.

 

All:

We lift them to the Lord.

 

P:

Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

 

All:

It is right to give Him thanks and praise.

 

P:

You indeed are worthy of our praise

almighty Father, Holy God;

we praise and bless you

through Jesus Christ our Lord.

He is the Bread of life

which has come down from heaven

and gives life to the world.

Whoever comes to him shall never be hungry,

and whoever believes in him shall never be thirsty.

Therefore with all the faithful throughout all ages

and with the whole company of heaven

we praise your name and sing:

 

All:

Holy, holy, holy, Lord God of Hosts,

Heaven and earth are full of your glory.

Hosanna in the highest.

Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.

Hosanna in the highest.

 

The Eucharistic Prayer

P:

We thank you, Lord of heaven and earth,

that you open your hand

to feed all living things with your grace.

You give us our daily bread, our health and strength.

From the corn of the fields and the grapes of the mountains

you make bread and wine.

You prepare your table for us.

Let your Spirit come upon us and upon these gifts,

that we may partake of the heavenly bread

and the chalice of blessing

which is the body and blood of Christ.

On the night when he was betrayed,

He took bread, gave thanks,

broke bread, gave thanks,

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, he took the cup, gave thanks

and gave it to his disciples, saying:

Drink of this, all of you.

This cup is the new covenant in my blood

which is shed for many, for the forgiveness of sins.

Do this, as often as you drink it,

in remembrance of me.

 

All:

We proclaim your death, Lord,

and trust in your resurrection

until you come again in glory.

 

P:

May all who share in this bread and cup

be made one body through the Holy Spirit,

a perfect living sacrifice in Christ,

to your praise and glory.

 

All:

Amen.

 

The Lord’s Prayer

P:

In the Holy Spirit, and with all the faithful,

we offer the prayer which your Son himself has taught us:

 

All:

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.

Lead us not into temptation

but deliver us from evil.

For the kingdom, the power, and the glory

are yours now and for ever.

Amen.

 

The Breaking of Bread

The priest breaks the consecrated bread, saying:

 

P:

The bread which we break

is a sharing in the body of Christ.

All Though we are many, we are one body,

for we all share in one bread.

 

*The Peace

P:

The peace of the Lord be with you.

The peace may be exchanged, with the words “Peace be with you”.

 

*Agnus Dei

All:

Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world:

have mercy on us.

Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world:

have mercy on us.

Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world:

give us your peace.

 

The Communion

The priest may say:

 

P:

Come, all is now ready.

The priest says to each communicant:

 

P:

The body of Christ, given for you.

The blood of Christ, shed for you.

 

P:

You/We have now received the body and blood of the Lord Jesus Christ.

May he keep you/us in eternal life.

 

All:

Amen.

 

P:

Go in the peace of the Lord.

 

Prayer

P:

Lord, we thank you for your inexpressible gift.

You became the answer to our prayer,

the bread for our hunger.

Help us now to answer the need

of those who lack the things we have in abundance.

Help us to hear the cry you have heard,

to understand as you have understood,

to serve as you have served.

Reveal to us the secret of your table:

one bread and one humanity.

 

All:

Amen.

 

IV The Conclusion

*Benedicamus

(P:)

Let us give praise and thanks to the Lord.

All Praise and thanks to the Lord.

Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia.

 

*The Blessing

P:

Receive the blessing of the Lord.

The Lord bless you and watch over you.

The Lord make his face shine upon you

and be gracious to you.

The Lord look kindly on you and give you peace.

In the name of the Father and the Son

and the Holy Spirit.

 

All:

Amen, amen, amen.

 

Hymn

 

Organ Voluntary

 

The Dismissal

P:

Let us go in peace.

 

All:

In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

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