Service Sheets   

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Eucharist Service Sunday 25th July 2021 10.30am   

- Service of The Word Wednesday 28th July 2021 6.30pm  

- Holy Communion 


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Eucharist Service

Preparation

This can be a time of quiet reflection and prayer as we gather and prepare to worship.
 

Words of welcome and introduction


Opening Hymn: Brother, Sister, Let Me Serve Your (88)


Brother, sister, let me serve you,
 let me be as Christ to you;
 pray that I may have the grace to
 let you be my servant too.
 
 We are pilgrims on a journey,
 and companions on the road;
 we are here to help each other
 walk the mile and bear the load.
 
 I will hold the Christ-light for you
 in the night-time of your fear;
 I will hold my hand out to you,
 speak the peace you long to hear.
 
 I will weep when you are weeping;
 when you laugh I’ll laugh with you;
 I will share your joy and sorrow
 till we’ve seen this journey through.
 
 When we sing to God in heaven
 we shall find such harmony,
 born of all we’ve known together
 of Christ’s love and agony.
 
 Brother, sister, let me serve you,
 let me be as Christ to you;
 pray that I may have the grace to
 let you be my servant too.
 
 

The Gathering

In the name of the Father,
and of the Son,
and of the Holy Spirit.
All   Amen.


The Greeting

The Lord be with you
All   and also with you.

 

Prayer of Preparation


All    Almighty God, 
        to whom all hearts are open,
        all desires known
        and from whom no secrets are hidden:
        cleanse the thoughts of our hearts
        by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit,
        that we may perfectly love you, 
        and worthily magnify your holy name;
        through Jesus Christ our Lord.
        Amen.



Prayers of Pentinence


God the Father forgives us in Christ and heals us by the Holy Spirit.
Let us therefore, put away all anger and bitterness, 
all slander and malice,
and to confess our sins to God our redeemer. 

All    Lord God, 
        we have sinned against you;
        we have done evil in your sight.
        We are sorry and repent.
        Have mercy on us according to your love. 
        Wash away our wrongdoing and cleanse us from our sin.
        Renew a right spirit within us
        and restore us to the joy of your salvation, 
        through Jesus Christ our Lord. 
        Amen
.



The Absolution


May the God of love and power
forgive us and free us from our sins, 
heal and strengthen us by his Spirit, 
and raise us to new life in Christ our Lord. 
All   Amen. 



Collect for today


At the end of the prayer
All   Amen. 

 

The Liturgy of the Word

If there are two scripture readings, the first may be read here. 

The reader may say at the end of the reading:


This is the word of the Lord
All   Thanks be to God. 



The Gospel Reading

Please stand for the Gospel Reading.

Hear the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to...
Glory to you, O Lord. 

At the end
This is the Gospel of the Lord
Praise to you, O Christ. 



The Reflection



Prayers of Intercession


The response used: 

Lord in your mercy 
All   Hear our prayer. 

And at the end:

Merciful Father, 
All   Accept these prayers
        for the sake of your Son,
        our Saviour Jesus Christ,
        Amen. 


 

The Peace


All   and also with you. 

Let us offer one another a sign of peace.



The Offertory Hymn: From Heaven You Came Helpless Babe (195)


From heaven you came helpless babe
Entered our world, your glory veiled
Not to be served but to serve
And give Your life that we might live.
 
This is our God, The Servant King
He calls us now to follow Him
To bring our lives as a daily offering
Of worship to The Servant King.
 
There in the garden of tears
My heavy load he chose to bear
His heart with sorrow was torn
'Yet not My will but Yours, ' He said
 
This is our God, The Servant King
He calls us now to follow Him
To bring our lives as a daily offering
Of worship to The Servant King
 
Come see His hands and His feet
The scars that speak of sacrifice
Hands that flung stars into space
To cruel nails surrendered
 
This is our God, The Servant King
He calls us now to follow Him
To bring our lives as a daily offering
Of worship to The Servant King

 

The Eucharistic Prayer


The Lord if here. 
His Spirit is with us,.
Lift up your hearts.
We lift them to the Lord.
Let us gives thanks to the Lord our God. 
It is right to give thanks and praise. 

Father you made the world and love your creation.
you gave your Son Jesus Christ to be our Saviour.
his dying and rising have set us free from sin and death.
and so we gladly thank you,
with saints and angels praising you and saying. 

All    Holy, holy, holy Lord,
        God of power and might, 
        heaven and earth are full of your glory.
        Hosanna in the highest.


Father, on the night before he died, 
Jesus shared a meal with his friends.
he took the bread and thanked you.
he broke it, and gave it to them, saying:
Take and eat; this is my body, given for you.
Do this to remember me.
After the meal, Jesus took the cup of wine.
He thanked you, and gave it to them, saying:
Drink this, all of you.
This is my blood,
the new promise of God's unfailing love.
Do this to remember me.

[Great is the mystery of faith:]
Christ has died:
Christ is risen:
Christ will come again. 


 

The Lord's Prayer


As our Saviour taught us, so we pray:

All    Our Father, who art in heaven,
        hallowed be thy name;
        thy kingdom come;
        thy will be done;
        on earth as it is in heaven. 
        Give us this day our daily bread.
        And forgive us our trespasses, 
        as we forgive those who trespass against us. 
        And lead us not into temptation;
        but deliver us from evil. 
        For thine is the kingdom, 
        the power and the glory, 
        for ever and ever.
        Amen. 



Breaking of the Bread


We break this bread
to share in the body of Christ. 
All   Though we are many, we are one body, 
        because we all share in one bread. 


 

The invitation to communion


At Brindle St. James' all are welcome to receive communion. 
If you are visiting and would receive communion in your own Church, please join with us today. 
All, including children, may come forward for a prayer of blessing. 


 

Prayer after Communion

Silence is kept. 

All    We thank you, Lord,
        that you have fed us int his sacrament, 
        united us with Christ, 
        and given us a foretaste of the heavily banquet
        prepared for all peoples. 
        Amen. 


The Final Hymn: O Jesus I Have Promised (503)

         O Jesus, I have promised
            to serve thee to the end;
            be thou for ever near me,
            my Master and my Friend:
            I shall not fear the battle
            if thou art by my side,
            nor wander from the pathway
            if thou wilt be my guide.

            O let me hear thee speaking
            in accents clear and still,
            above the storms of passion,
            the murmurs of self-will;
            O speak to reassure me,
            to hasten or control;
            O speak, and make me listen,
            thou guardian of my soul.

            O Jesus, thou hast promised
            to all who follow thee,
            that where thou art in glory
            there shall thy servant be;
            and, Jesus, I have promised
            to serve thee to the end:
            O give me grace to follow,
            my Master and my Friend.

            O let me see thy foot-marks,
            and in them plant mine own;
            my hope to follow duly
            is in thy strength alone:
            O guide me, call me, draw me,
            uphold me to the end;
            and then in heaven receive me,
            my Saviour and my Friend.


The Conclusion


The Blessing and Dismissal


Go in peace to love and serve the Lord. 
All   In the name of Christ. Amen. 

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Holy Communion

 

Preparation

This can be a time of quiet reflection and prayer as we gather and prepare to worship.
 

Words of welcome and Introduction

 
 

The Opening Hymn


The Gathering

In the name of the Father,
and of the Son,
and of the Holy Spirit.
All   Amen.
 

The Greeting 

The Lord be with you
All     and also with you.

 

Prayer of Preparation

All     Almighty God,
         to whom all hearts are open,
         all desires known,
         and from whom no secrets are hidden:
         cleanse the thoughts of our hearts
         by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit,
         that we may perfectly love you,
         and worthily magnify your holy name;
         through Jesus Christ our Lord.
         Amen.


Prayers of Penitence 

God the Father forgives us in Christ and heals us by the Holy Spirit.
Let us therefore, put away all anger and bitterness,
all slander and malice,
and confess our sins to God our redeemer.
 
All     Most merciful God,
Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
we confess that we have sinned
in thought, word and deed.
We have not loved you with our whole heart.
We have not loved our neighbours as ourselves.
In your mercy
forgive what we have been,
help us to amend what we are,
and direct what we shall be;
that we may do justly,
love mercy,
and walk humbly with you, our God.
Amen.


The Absolution

Almighty God,
who forgives all who truly repent,
have mercy on us,
pardon and deliver us from all our sins,
confirm and strengthen us in all goodness,
and keep us in life eternal;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
All     Amen.

 

Collect for today 

At the end of the prayer.
All     Amen.
 

The Liturgy of the Word

If there are two scripture readings, the first may be read here. 
The reader may say at the end of the reading:

            This is the Word of Lord
All       Thanks be to God.
 

The Gospel Reading

 
Please stand for the Gospel Reading

Hear the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to…
Glory to you, O Lord.

At the end
This is the Gospel of the Lord.
Praise to you, O Christ.


The Reflection

 

The Affirmation of Faith – The Nicene Creed

Please stand to affirm our Faith.
Let us declare our faith in God, saying together …
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 and for our salvation he came down from heaven,
was incarnate from the Holy Spirit and 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,
who with the Father and the Son is worshipped and glorified,
who has spoken through the prophets.
We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church.
We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.
We look for the resurrection of the dead,
and the life of the world to come.
Amen.


Prayers of Intercession

The response used:
Lord, in your mercy
All     hear our prayer.
 
And at the end:
Merciful Father,
All     accept these prayers
         for the sake of your Son,
         our Saviour Jesus Christ,
         Amen.

 

The Peace 

(These words or an alternative may be used)

Peace to you from God our heavenly Father.
Peace from his Son Jesus Christ who is our peace.
Peace from the Holy Spirit, the life-giver.
The peace of the triune God be always with you
 
All     and also with you.
 
Let us offer one another a sign of peace.

 

The Offertory Hymn

 

The Eucharistic Prayer

The Lord is here.
His Spirit is with us.
Lift up your hearts.
We lift them to the Lord.
Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
It is right to give thanks and praise.
 
Father, you made the world and love your creation.
You gave your Son Jesus Christ to be our Saviour.
His dying and rising have set us free from sin and death.
And so we gladly thank you,
with saints and angels praising you and saying:

All     Holy, holy, holy Lord,
         God of power and might,
         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.]
 

We praise and bless you, loving Father,
through Jesus Christ, our Lord;
and as we obey his command,
send your Holy Spirit,
that broken bread and wine outpoured
may be for us the body and blood of your dear Son.
 
On the night before he died he had supper with his friends
and, taking bread, he praised you.
He broke the bread, gave it to them and said:
Take, eat; this is my body which is given for you;
do this in remembrance of me.
 
When supper was ended he took the cup of wine.
Again he praised you, gave it to them and said;
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.
 
So, Father, we remember all that Jesus did,
in him we plead with confidence his sacrifice
made once for all upon the cross.
 
Bringing before you the bread of life and cup of salvation,
we proclaim his death and resurrection
until he come in glory.
 
[Great is the mystery of faith:]
Christ has died:
Christ is risen:
Christ will come again.

 
Lord of all life,
help us to work together for that day
when your kingdom comes
and justice and mercy will be seen in all the earth.
 
Look with favour on your people,
gather us in your loving arms
and bring us with St James and all the Saints
to feast at your table in heaven.
 
Through Christ, and with Christ, and in Christ,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
all honour and glory are yours, O loving Father,
for ever and ever. 
All     Amen.


The Lord’s Prayer

As our saviour taught us, so we pray:
 
All     Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name;
thy kingdom come;
thy will be done;
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation;
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,
the power and the glory,
for ever and ever.
Amen.


Breaking of the Bread

We break this bread
to share in the body of Christ.
All     Though we are many, we are one body,
because we all share in one bread.

 
The Agnus Dei is said as the bread is broken.
 
All     Jesus, Lamb of God,
         have mercy on us.
         
         Jesus, bearer of our sins,
         have mercy on us.
 
         Jesus, redeemer of the world,
         Grant us peace.

 
The invitation to communion

Jesus is the lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world.                                                                                       
Blessed are those who are called to his supper.

All      Lord, I am not worthy to receive you,
         but only say the word, and I shall be healed.


At Saint James’s all are welcome to receive communion.
If you are visiting and would receive Communion in your own Church, please join with us today.
All, including children, may come forward for a prayer of blessing.

 

Prayer after Communion

Silence is kept.

All     Father of all,
         we give you thanks and praise,
         that when we were still far off
         you met us in your Son and brought us home.
         Dying and living, he declared your love,
         gave us grace, and opened the gate of glory.
         May we who share Christ’s body live his risen life;
         we who drink his cup bring life to others;
         we whom the Spirit lights give light to the world.
         Keep us firm in the hope you have set before us,
         so we and all your children shall be free,
         and the whole earth life to praise your name;
         through Christ our Lord.
         Amen.


 

The Final Hymn


The Conclusion


The Blessing and Dismissal

Go in peace to love and serve the Lord.
All     In the name of Christ.  Amen.

 

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Service of The Word 

 

Preparation
 
Words of explanation and The Notices
 
Opening Music
 
Greeting
Welcome in the name of Christ.
God’s grace, mercy and peace be with you
All     and also with you.

 

The Collect
 
Prayer of Penitence

Come, Holy Spirit of God,
All   and search our hearts with the light of Christ.
Our Lord Jesus Christ said:
The first commandment is this:
‘Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God is the only Lord.
You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart,
with all your soul, with all your mind,
and with all your strength.’
The second is this: ‘Love your neighbour as yourself.’
There is no other commandment greater than these.
On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.
All   Amen. Lord, have mercy.

After a moment of quiet reflection
Come, let us return to the Lord and say:

All   Lord our God,
in our sin we have avoided your call.
Our love for you is like a morning cloud,
like the dew that goes away early.
Have mercy on us;
deliver us from judgement;
bind up our wounds and revive us;
in Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.


Words of confession

All     Almighty God,
long-suffering and of great goodness:
I confess to you,
I confess with my whole heart
my neglect and forgetfulness of your commandments,
my wrong doing, thinking, and speaking;
the hurts I have done to others,
and the good I have left undone.
O God, forgive me, for I have sinned against you;
and raise me to newness of life;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.


Absolution

 
The Liturgy of the Word
 
Reading from Holy Scripture

at the end
This is the Word of the Lord
All       Thanks be to God.

 
A Reflection

Second piece of music/hymn

 
Affirmation of Faith

The Apostles’ Creed

It is usual to stand as we affirm our faith in God together.

Do you believe and trust in God the Father?
All   I believe in God, the Father almighty,
creator of heaven and earth.

Do you believe and trust in his Son Jesus Christ?
All   I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary,
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,
he is seated at the right hand of the Father,
and he will come to judge the living and the dead.


Do you believe and trust in the Holy Spirit?
All   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.


Prayers

Intercessions and thanksgivings…
ending with: 

The Lord’s Prayer

As our saviour taught us, so we pray together:

 All     Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be
thy name;

thy kingdom come;
thy will be done;
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation;
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,
the power and the glory,
for ever and ever.
Amen.


Conclusion

The Peace

Note: the words to introduce the peace may be different.

All     and also with you.

At the end we are invited to share a sign of the peace with each other.

 
The final music/hymn
 
Closing Prayer

In darkness and in light,
in trouble and in joy,
help us, heavenly Father,
to trust your love,
to serve your purpose,
and to praise your name;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

 

The Blessing

Words of blessing will be offered.

 
The Dismissal

All     We go into the world
to walk in God’s light,
to rejoice in God’s love
and to reflect God’s glory.
Amen

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Cherry Kirkwood, 19/12/2020