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- Eucharist for The Baptism of Christ Sunday 16th January 10.30am

- Service Of The Word Wednesday 19th January 6.30pm

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Eucharist for The Baptism of Christ

 

The Gathering 

At the entry of the ministers a hymn may be sung.
 

Hymn Number 552

1 O worship the Lord 
in the beauty of holiness;
bow down before him, 
his glory proclaim;
with gold of obedience 
and incense of lowliness,
kneel and adore him: 
the Lord is his name.
 
2 Low at his feet lay 
thy burden of carefulness:
high on his heart 
he will bear it for thee,
comfort thy sorrows, 
and answer thy prayerfulness,
guiding thy steps as may best for thee be.
 
3 Fear not to enter 
his courts in the slenderness
of the poor wealth 
thou wouldst reckon as thine:
truth in its beauty, 
and love in its tenderness,
these are the off'rings
to lay on his shrine.
 
4 These, though we bring them 
in trembling and fearfulness,
he will accept 
for the name that is dear;
mornings of joy give 
for evenings of tearfulness,
trust for our trembling
and hope for our fear.



The president may say
In the name of the Father,
and of the Son,
and of the Holy Spirit.
All   Amen.

The Greeting

The president greets the people
The Lord be with you
All   and also with you.

 

Prayer of Preparation

This prayer may be said
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 Christ our Lord.
Amen

 

Prayers of Penitence

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.

 

Invitations to Confession

By the mercies of God,
let us confess our sins and present our bodies as a living sacrifice, 
?holy and acceptable to him, 
which is our spiritual worship.

 
All   Almighty God, our heavenly Father,
we have sinned against you
and against our neighbour
in thought and word and deed,
through negligence, through weakness,
through our own deliberate fault.
We are truly sorry
and repent of all our sins.
For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ,
who died for us,
forgive us all that is past
and grant that we may serve you in newness of life
to the glory of your name.
Amen.


The president says
Almighty God,
who forgives all who truly repent,
have mercy upon you,
pardon and deliver you from all your sins,
confirm and strengthen you in all goodness,
and keep you in life eternal;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
All   Amen.

Gloria in Excelsis

All   Glory to God in the highest,
and peace to his people on earth.
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 Lord,
you alone are the Most High, Jesus Christ,
with the Holy Spirit,
in the glory of God the Father.
Amen.

 

The Collect

Almighty God, 
whose Son revealed in signs and miracles
the wonder of your saving presence:
?renew your people with your heavenly grace, 
and in all our weakness
sustain us by your mighty power;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, 
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit, 
one God, now and for ever. 


 

The Liturgy of the Word 

 

Readings

Gospel Reading

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

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

 

Reflection

 

The Creed

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 Peace

God has made us one in Christ. 
He has set his seal upon us and, as a pledge of what is to come, 
has given the Spirit to dwell in our hearts. Alleluia. 

The peace of the Lord be always with you

All   and also with you.

Let us offer one another a sign of peace.
All may exchange a sign of peace.
 

The offertory Hymn: Number 555

1.Peace, Perfect Peace, Is The Gift Of Christ Our Lord,
Peace, Perfect Peace, Is The Gift Of Christ Our Lord.
Thus, Says The Lord, Will The World Know My Friends,
Peace, Perfect Peace, Is The Gift Of Christ Our Lord.

2.Love, Perfect Love, Is The Gift Of Christ Our Lord,
Love, Perfect Love, Is The Gift Of Christ Our Lord.
Thus, Says The Lord, Will The World Know My Friends,
Love, Perfect Love, Is The Gift Of Christ Our Lord.

3.Faith, Perfect Faith, Is The Gift Of Christ Our Lord,
Faith, Perfect Love, Is The Gift Of Christ Our Lord.
Thus, Says The Faith, Will The World Know My Friends,
Faith, Perfect Faith, Is The Gift Of Christ Our Lord.

4.Hope, Perfect Hope, Is The Gift Of Christ Our Lord,
Hope, Perfect Hope, Is The Gift Of Christ Our Lord.
Thus, Says The Lord, Will The World Know My Friends,
Hope, Perfect Hope, Is The Gift Of Christ Our Lord.

5.Joy, Perfect Joy, Is The Gift Of Christ Our Lord,
Joy, Perfect Joy, Is The Gift Of Christ Our Lord.
Thus, Says The Lord, Will The World Know My Friends,
Joy, Perfect Joy, Is The Gift Of Christ Our Lord.
 

The Eucharistic Prayer  P. 22

The Lord be with you
All   and also with you.
(or)
The Lord is here.
All   His Spirit is with us.
Lift up your hearts.
All   We lift them to the Lord.
Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
All   It is right to give thanks and praise.

All honour and praise be yours always and everywhere,
mighty creator, ever-living God,
through Jesus Christ your only Son our Lord:
for at this time we celebrate your glory
made present in our midst.
In the coming of the magi
the King of all the world was revealed to the nations.
In the waters of baptism
Jesus was revealed as the Christ,
the Saviour sent to redeem us.
In the water made wine
the new creation was revealed at the wedding feast.
Poverty was turned to riches, sorrow into joy.
Therefore with all the angels of heaven
we lift our voices to proclaim the glory of your name
and speak our joyful hymn of praise:
 
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.]


The president recalls the Last Supper
Lord, you are holy indeed, the source of all holiness;
grant that by the power of your Holy Spirit,
and according to your holy will,
these gifts of bread and wine
may be to us the body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ;
who, in the same night that he was betrayed,
took bread and gave you thanks;
he 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, after supper
he took the cup and gave you thanks;
he gave it to them, saying:
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.
 
[Great is the mystery of faith:]
All   Christ has died:
Christ is risen:
Christ will come again.


And so, Father, calling to mind his death on the cross,
his perfect sacrifice made once for the sins of the whole world;
rejoicing in his mighty resurrection and glorious ascension,
and looking for his coming in glory,
we celebrate this memorial of our redemption.
As we offer you this our sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving,
we bring before you this bread and this cup
and we thank you for counting us worthy
to stand in your presence and serve you.
Send the Holy Spirit on your people
and gather into one in your kingdom
all who share this one bread and one cup,
so that we, in the company of [N and] all the saints,
may praise and glorify you for ever,
through Jesus Christ our Lord;
by whom, and with whom, and in whom,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
all honour and glory be yours, almighty Father,
for ever and ever.
All   Amen.

We turn to Page 12
As our Saviour taught us, so we pray:
 
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

The president breaks the consecrated 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 may be used as the bread is broken
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,
grant us peace.

 

Giving of Communion

Draw near with faith.
Receive the body of our Lord Jesus Christ
which he gave for you,
and his blood which he shed for you.
Eat and drink
in remembrance that he died for you,
and feed on him in your hearts
by faith with thanksgiving.
 
All   We do not presume
to come to this your table, merciful Lord,
trusting in our own righteousness,
but in your manifold and great mercies.
We are not worthy
so much as to gather up the crumbs under your table.
But you are the same Lord
whose nature is always to have mercy.
Grant us therefore, gracious Lord,
so to eat the flesh of your dear Son Jesus Christ
and to drink his blood,
that our sinful bodies may be made clean by his body
and our souls washed through his most precious blood,
and that we may evermore dwell in him, and he in us.
Amen.

 

Post Communion

Almighty Father, 
whose Son our Saviour Jesus Christ is the light of the world:
may your people, 
illumined by your word and sacraments, 
shine with the radiance of his glory,
that he may be known, worshipped, and obeyed
to the ends of the earth;
for he is alive and reigns, now and for ever. 
 
All   Almighty God,
we thank you for feeding us
with the body and blood of your Son Jesus Christ.
Through him we offer you our souls and bodies
to be a living sacrifice.
Send us out
in the power of your Spirit
to live and work
to your praise and glory.
Amen.

Blessings

May God, who in Christ gives us a spring of water
welling up to eternal life, 
perfect in you the image of his glory;
and the blessing...

 

The Final Hymn: Number 74

1 Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine:
O what a foretaste of glory divine!
Heir of salvation, purchase of God;
born of his Spirit, washed in his blood:
 
This is my story, this is my song,
praising my Saviour all the day long.
This is my story, this is my song,
praising my Saviour all the day long.
 
2 Perfect submission, perfect delight,
visions of rapture burst on my sight;
angels descending, bring from above
echoes of mercy, whispers of love. 
 
3 Perfect submission, all is at rest,
I in my Saviour am happy and blest;
watching and waiting, looking above,
filled with his goodness, lost in his love.



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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

 
When the Lord comes,
he will bring to light the things now hidden in darkness,
and will disclose the purposes of the heart.
Therefore in the light of Christ let us confess our sins.
 
After a moment of quiet reflection
 
Words of confession
 
Turn to us again, O God our saviour,
and let your anger cease from us:
Lord, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.

Show us your compassion, O Lord,
and grant us your salvation:
Christ, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.

Your salvation is near for those that fear you,
that glory may dwell in our land:
Lord, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.
 

 

Absolution

 

The Liturgy of the Word

 
Reading from Holy Scripture
 
The reading is taken from ……………
 
at the end
This is the Word of the Lord
All     Thanks be to God.

 

A Reflection

Second piece of music

 
Affirmation of Faith

 
Let us affirm our faith in Jesus Christ the Son of God.

All   Though he was divine,
he did not cling to equality with God,
but made himself nothing.
Taking the form of a slave,
he was born in human likeness.
He humbled himself
and was obedient to death,
even the death of the cross.
Therefore God has raised him on high,
and given him the name above every name:
that at the name of Jesus
every knee should bow,
and every voice proclaim that Jesus Christ is Lord,
to the glory of God the Father.
Amen.

 

Prayers

 
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


God will speak peace to his people,
to those who turn to him in their hearts.
The peace of the Lord be always with you.
All     and also with you.

 

The final music
 
Closing Prayer

   
Lord, you have brought us to / through this day
to a time of reflection and rest.
Calm us,
and give us your peace to refresh us.
Keep us close to Christ
that we may be closer to one another
because of his perfect love.
In his name we pray.
 

 

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


 
Cherry Kirkwood, 19/12/2020