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Order of Service for 17th May (Text File Only)

 

 

 

Shaftesbury Team Ministry

Live-streamed Service

3rd May 2020 - Fourth Sunday of Easter

 

An Order for  Holy Communion in Eastertide

 

The Gathering

The president says

In the name of the Father,

and of the Son,

and of the Holy Spirit.

Amen.

 

The Greeting

The president greets the people

Grace, mercy and peace

from God our Father

and the Lord Jesus Christ

be with you

and also with you.

Alleluia. Christ is risen.

He is risen indeed. Alleluia.

 

Words of welcome or introduction may be said.

Prayer of Preparation

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

 Christ our passover lamb has been sacrificed for us.

Let us therefore rejoice by putting away all malice and evil and confessing our sins with a sincere and true heart.

 

A brief silence is observed.

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.

Amen.

 

 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.

 

The Collect

 The president introduces a period of silent prayer with the words ‘Let us pray’.

The Collect is said, and all respond

Amen.

 

The Liturgy of the Word

The readings can be found inside the weekly pew sheet.

 

Readings

At the end of each the reader says

This is the word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.

 

Gospel Reading

 Alleluia! Alleluia!

Alleluia! Alleluia!

 The Lord be with you.

And also with you.

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

Glory to you, O Lord.

 

At the end

This is the Gospel of the Lord.

Praise to you, O Christ.

Alleluia! Alleluia!

Alleluia! Alleluia!

 

The Sermon

A period of silence may follow the sermon.

 

The Creed

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

This response may be used

Lord, in your mercy

hear our prayer.

 

And at the end

Merciful Father,

accept these prayers

for the sake of your Son,

our Saviour Jesus Christ.

Amen.

 

The Liturgy of the Sacrament

 The Peace

The risen Christ came and stood among his disciples

and said, ‘Peace be with you.’

Then they were glad when they saw the Lord.

Alleluia!

The peace of the Lord be always with you. Alleluia!

and also with you. Alleluia!

 

Preparation of the Table

Taking of the Bread and Wine

The president takes the bread and wine and says either

Blessed are you, Lord God of all creation.

In your loving care you spread before us

the table of life

and give us the cup of salvation to drink.

Keep us always in the fold of our Saviour

and our Shepherd,

your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

Blessed be God for ever.

 

The Eucharistic Prayer

 The Lord be with you.

and also with you.

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.

 It is indeed right, our duty and our joy, always and everywhere to give you thanks, almighty and eternal Father,

and in these days of Easter to celebrate with joyful hearts the memory of your wonderful works.  For by the mystery of his passion Jesus Christ, your risen Son, has conquered the powers of death and hell and restored in men and women the image of your glory. He has placed them once more in paradise and opened to them the gate of life eternal.

And so, in the joy of this Passover, earth and heaven resound with gladness, while angels and archangels

and the powers of all creation sing for ever the hymn of your glory:

 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 is Lord:

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 [N 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.

Amen.

 Silence may be kept.

 

The Lord’s Prayer

The president introduces the Lord’s Prayer.

 

Let us pray with confidence as our Saviour has taught us

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 and says.

Jesus says, I am the bread of life, whoever eats this bread will live for ever.

Lord, our hearts hunger for you; give us this bread always.

 

The Agnus Dei is said as the bread is broken

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 raises the consecrated bread and wine and says

Alleluia! Christ our passover is sacrificed for us.

Therefore let us keep the feast. Alleluia!

 

Prayer after Communion

The Post Communion Prayer is said then the congregation is invited to say together the following prayer

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 live to praise your name; through Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

The Dismissal

Alleluia, Christ is risen

He is risen indeed alleluia.

 The God of peace, who brought again from the dead

our dear Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep,

through the blood of the eternal covenant,

make you perfect in every good work to do his will,

working in you that which is well-pleasing in his sight;

and the blessing of God almighty,

the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit,

be with you all now and for ever.

Amen.

 Go in the peace of Christ. Alleluia, alleluia!

Thanks be to God. Alleluia, alleluia!