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Order of Service for 24th May (Text File Only)




Shaftesbury Team Ministry

An Order for Holy Communion

for the 7th Sunday of Easter


The Gathering

The president says

In the name of the Father,

and of the Son,

and of the Holy Spirit.



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.



Prayers of Penitence

What God has prepared for those who love him,

he has revealed to us through the Spirit;

for the Spirit searches everything.

Therefore, let us in penitence open our hearts to the Lord,

who has prepared good things for those who love him.

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.



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.



Gloria in Excelsis

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



The Liturgy of the Word


The readings can be found inside the weekly pew sheet.

At the end of each the reader says

This is the word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.


Gospel Reading:

The reading can be found on the pew sheet.

Alleluia! Alleluia!

Alleluia! Alleluia!

Come Holy spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful people

and kindle in them the fire of your love.


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.



The Liturgy of the Sacrament

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.


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,

holy Father, almighty and eternal God,

through Jesus Christ our Lord.

For he is our great high priest

who has entered once for all

into the heavenly sanctuary,

evermore to pour upon your Church

the grace and comfort of your Holy Spirit.

He is the one who has gone before us,

who calls us to be united in prayer

as were his disciples in the upper room

while they awaited his promised gift,

the life-giving Spirit of Pentecost.

Therefore all creation yearns with eager longing

as angels and archangels sing the endless hymn of praise:

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:

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.



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.



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.



The Dismissal

Alleluia, Christ is risen

He is risen indeed alleluia.

The Spirit of truth lead you into all truth,

give you grace to confess that Jesus Christ is Lord,

and strengthen you to proclaim the word and works of God;

and the blessing of God almighty,

the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit,

be with you all now and for ever.


 Go in the peace of Christ. Alleluia, alleluia!

Thanks be to God. Alleluia, alleluia!

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