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Parish Eucharist – Lent Season

 ¶ The Gathering & Greeting

 

The president says:

In the name of the Father,

and of the Son,

and of the Holy Spirit.

All Amen.

 

Grace, mercy and peace

from God our Father

and the Lord Jesus Christ

be with you

 All and also with you.

 

The president may offer more words of welcome.

Notices may be given.

 

Opening Hymn

 

The Summary of the Law

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

 

 Prayers of Penitence

The sacrifice of God is a broken spirit;

a broken and contrite heart God will not despise.

Let us come to the Lord, who is full of compassion,

and acknowledge our transgressions in penitence and faith.

 

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 to us the joy of your salvation,

through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

Kyrie Eleison

 

Lord, have mercy.

Lord, have mercy

Lord, have mercy.

 

Christ, have mercy.

Christ, have mercy.

Christ, have mercy.

 

Lord, have mercy.

Lord, have mercy.

Lord, have mercy.

 

The Priest declares absolution:

The almighty and merciful Lord

grant you pardon and forgiveness of all your sins,

time for amendment of life,

and the grace and strength of the Holy Spirit.

All Amen.

 

The Collect

The president introduces a period of silent prayer with the words

‘Let us pray’.

The collect can be found on the pew sheet.

All Amen.

 

¶ The Liturgy of the Word

First Reading

We sit for our first reading

-at the end of the reading the reader may say:

 

This is the word of the Lord.

All Thanks be to God.

 

Second Reading

 We remain sitting for our second reading

-at the end of the reading the reader may say:

 

This is the word of the Lord.

All Thanks be to God.

 

Gradual Hymn

 

Gospel Reading

We remain standing for the Gospel .

When the Gospel is announced the reader says:

Hear the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to N.

All Glory to you, O Lord.

 

The reading can be found on the pew sheet.

At the end of the reading the reader says:

This is the Gospel of the Lord.

All Praise to you, O Christ.

 

Sermon

After the announcing prayer, please sit.

 

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 of Intercession

The Prayers may be introduced by the president with the following words:

 Let us pray for the church and the world,

and thank God for his goodness.

 

The Prayers are normally lead by a member of the congregation,

please sit or kneel for the prayers.

This response may be 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 Liturgy of the Sacrament

We stand for the Peace:

 

The Peace

The president introduces the Peace with the following words:

 Since we are justified by faith,

we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,

who has given us access to his grace.

 

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.

 

Preparation of the Table

 

Offertory Hymn

The table is prepared, and Bread and Wine are placed on it.

Our gifts are presented and blessed,

and we acknowledge the Bread and Wine and our offerings saying:

 

God of our journey,

as we walk with you on your path of obedience,

sustain us on our way and lead us to your glory;

through Jesus Christ our Lord.

All Amen.

 

The Eucharistic Prayer (E)

After the Lavabo the president leads the congregation in the Eucharistic Prayer:

 

The Lord be with you

All and also with you.

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 sit or kneel for the Eucharistic prayer

 

It is indeed right and good

to give you thanks and praise,

almighty God and everlasting Father,

through Jesus Christ your Son.

For in these forty days

you lead us into the desert of repentance

that through a pilgrimage of prayer and discipline

we may grow in grace

and learn to be your people once again.

Through fasting, prayer and acts of service

you bring us back to your generous heart.

Through study of your holy word

you open our eyes to your presence in the world

and free our hands to welcome others

into the radiant splendour of your love.

 

As we prepare to celebrate the Easter feast

with joyful hearts and minds

we bless you for your mercy

and join with saints and angels

for ever 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 comes in glory

Jesus Christ is Lord:

 

All Lord, by your cross and resurrection

you have set us free.

You are the Saviour of the world.

 

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 the Blessed Virgin Mary, 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.

 We maintain a period of silence.

 

The Lord’s Prayer

The president then introduces the Lord's prayer with the words:

 

Let us pray with confidence as our Saviour has taught us.

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

The president breaks the consecrated bread saying:

Every time we eat this bread

and drink this cup,

All we proclaim the Lord’s death

until he comes.

 

Agnus Dei

we join in singing:

 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

 

The president says the invitation to communion:

 God’s holy gifts

for God’s holy people.

All Jesus Christ is holy,

Jesus Christ is Lord,

to the glory of God the Father.

 

We all respond:

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.

 

The president and people then receive communion.

 

Communion Hymn

During the distribution of communion, we join in singing the communion hymn.

 

Prayer after Communion

Silence is kept.

The president says the post-communion prayer,

found on the pew sheet. we all reply:

 All Amen

 

We then say together:

 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.

 

¶ The Dismissal

Final Hymn

We stand to sing our final hymn.

 

Blessing

We remain standing for the blessing:

 

Christ give you grace to grow in holiness,

to deny yourselves, take up your cross, and follow him;

and the blessing of God almighty,

the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit,

be among you and remain with you always.

All Amen.

 

Go in peace to love and serve the Lord.

All In the name of Christ. Amen.

 

 

Copyright acknowledgment:

Some material included in this service is copyright:

© The Archbishops' Council 2000

other material taken from Times and Seasons

© The Archbishops' Council 2006

Parish Eucharist – Lent Season

 ¶ The Gathering & Greeting

 

The president says:

In the name of the Father,

and of the Son,

and of the Holy Spirit.

All Amen.

 

Grace, mercy and peace

from God our Father

and the Lord Jesus Christ

be with you

 All and also with you.

 

The president may offer more words of welcome.

Notices may be given.

 

Opening Hymn

 

The Summary of the Law

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

 

 Prayers of Penitence

The sacrifice of God is a broken spirit;

a broken and contrite heart God will not despise.

Let us come to the Lord, who is full of compassion,

and acknowledge our transgressions in penitence and faith.

 

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 to us the joy of your salvation,

through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

Kyrie Eleison

 

Lord, have mercy.

Lord, have mercy

Lord, have mercy.

 

Christ, have mercy.

Christ, have mercy.

Christ, have mercy.

 

Lord, have mercy.

Lord, have mercy.

Lord, have mercy.

 

The Priest declares absolution:

The almighty and merciful Lord

grant you pardon and forgiveness of all your sins,

time for amendment of life,

and the grace and strength of the Holy Spirit.

All Amen.

 

The Collect

The president introduces a period of silent prayer with the words

‘Let us pray’.

The collect can be found on the pew sheet.

All Amen.

 

¶ The Liturgy of the Word

First Reading

We sit for our first reading

-at the end of the reading the reader may say:

 

This is the word of the Lord.

All Thanks be to God.

 

Second Reading

 We remain sitting for our second reading

-at the end of the reading the reader may say:

 

This is the word of the Lord.

All Thanks be to God.

 

Gradual Hymn

 

Gospel Reading

We remain standing for the Gospel .

When the Gospel is announced the reader says:

Hear the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to N.

All Glory to you, O Lord.

 

The reading can be found on the pew sheet.

At the end of the reading the reader says:

This is the Gospel of the Lord.

All Praise to you, O Christ.

 

Sermon

After the announcing prayer, please sit.

 

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 of Intercession

The Prayers may be introduced by the president with the following words:

 Let us pray for the church and the world,

and thank God for his goodness.

 

The Prayers are normally lead by a member of the congregation,

please sit or kneel for the prayers.

This response may be 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 Liturgy of the Sacrament

We stand for the Peace:

 

The Peace

The president introduces the Peace with the following words:

 Since we are justified by faith,

we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,

who has given us access to his grace.

 

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.

 

Preparation of the Table

 

Offertory Hymn

The table is prepared, and Bread and Wine are placed on it.

Our gifts are presented and blessed,

and we acknowledge the Bread and Wine and our offerings saying:

 

God of our journey,

as we walk with you on your path of obedience,

sustain us on our way and lead us to your glory;

through Jesus Christ our Lord.

All Amen.

 

The Eucharistic Prayer (E)

After the Lavabo the president leads the congregation in the Eucharistic Prayer:

 

The Lord be with you

All and also with you.

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 sit or kneel for the Eucharistic prayer

 

It is indeed right and good

to give you thanks and praise,

almighty God and everlasting Father,

through Jesus Christ your Son.

For in these forty days

you lead us into the desert of repentance

that through a pilgrimage of prayer and discipline

we may grow in grace

and learn to be your people once again.

Through fasting, prayer and acts of service

you bring us back to your generous heart.

Through study of your holy word

you open our eyes to your presence in the world

and free our hands to welcome others

into the radiant splendour of your love.

 

As we prepare to celebrate the Easter feast

with joyful hearts and minds

we bless you for your mercy

and join with saints and angels

for ever 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 comes in glory

Jesus Christ is Lord:

 

All Lord, by your cross and resurrection

you have set us free.

You are the Saviour of the world.

 

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 the Blessed Virgin Mary, 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.

 We maintain a period of silence.

 

The Lord’s Prayer

The president then introduces the Lord's prayer with the words:

 

Let us pray with confidence as our Saviour has taught us.

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

The president breaks the consecrated bread saying:

Every time we eat this bread

and drink this cup,

All we proclaim the Lord’s death

until he comes.

 

Agnus Dei

we join in singing:

 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

 

The president says the invitation to communion:

 God’s holy gifts

for God’s holy people.

All Jesus Christ is holy,

Jesus Christ is Lord,

to the glory of God the Father.

 

We all respond:

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.

 

The president and people then receive communion.

 

Communion Hymn

During the distribution of communion, we join in singing the communion hymn.

 

Prayer after Communion

Silence is kept.

The president says the post-communion prayer,

found on the pew sheet. we all reply:

 All Amen

 

We then say together:

 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.

 

¶ The Dismissal

Final Hymn

We stand to sing our final hymn.

 

Blessing

We remain standing for the blessing:

 

Christ give you grace to grow in holiness,

to deny yourselves, take up your cross, and follow him;

and the blessing of God almighty,

the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit,

be among you and remain with you always.

All Amen.

 

Go in peace to love and serve the Lord.

All In the name of Christ. Amen.

 

 

Copyright acknowledgment:

Some material included in this service is copyright:

© The Archbishops' Council 2000

other material taken from Times and Seasons

© The Archbishops' Council 2006