Service Sheets 

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- Eucharist in Easter Sunday 22nd May 2022 10.30am

- Service Of The Word For Eastertide Wednesday 25th May 2022 6.30pm

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Eucharist in Easter

 

Preparation

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


Opening Hymn

 

The Greeting 


The Lord be with you
and also with you.
 
Alleluia. Christ is risen.
He is risen indeed. Alleluia. 
 

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 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.
Jesus Christ, risen Master and triumphant Lord,
we come to you in sorrow for our sins,
and confess to you our weakness and unbelief.
 
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 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.
Amen.



Gloria in Excelsis- A Song of God's Glory


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.


 

Collect for today 


Lord of all life and power,
who through the mighty resurrection of your Son
overcame the old order of sin and death
to make all things new in him:
grant that we, being dead to sin
and alive to you in Jesus Christ,
may reign with him in glory;
to whom with you and the Holy Spirit
be praise and honour, glory and might,
now and in all eternity.
Amen



 

The Liturgy of the Word

 

Readings


At the end of each the reader may say
This is the word of the Lord.

All Thanks be to God. 

 

Gospel Reading

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.

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


A 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


And at the end:
Merciful Father,
accept these prayers
for the sake of your Son,
our Saviour Jesus Christ,
Amen.

 

 

The Peace 


The risen Christ came and stood among his disciples
and said, 'Peace be with you.'
Then were they glad when they saw the Lord. Alleluia. 

The peace of the Lord be always with you
All and also with you.

 
Let us offer one another a sign of peace.
 

 

The Offertory Hymn

 

The Eucharistic Prayer (page 30)

 

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.
 
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 angel and archangels and the powers of all creation
sing for ever the hymn of your glory. 

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. 
Amen.

 

The Lord’s Prayer (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


We break this bread
to share in the body of Christ.

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. 

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


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 Most merciful Lord, 
your love compels us to come in. 
Our hands were unclean,
our hearts were unprepared;
we were not fit
even to eat the crumbs from under your table.
But you, Lord, are the God of our salvation,
and share your bread with sinners. 
So cleanse and feed us
with the precious body and blood of your Son,
that he may live in us and we in him;
and that we, with the whole company of Christ,
may sit and eat in your kingdom.
Amen


 

Prayer after Communion


Silence is kept. 

Living God, 
your son made himself known to his disciples
in the breaking of bread:
open the eyes of our faith,
that we may see him in all his redeeming work;
who is alive and reigns, now and for ever. 


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


God, who through the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ
has given us the victory,
give you joy and peace in your faith;
and the blessing...


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

 

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 Service of The Word for Eastertide 

 

Words of explanation and The Notices

Opening Music 
 
The Greeting


The minister greets the people and says 

Alleluia. Christ is risen. 
All He is risen indeed. Alleluia. 
Praise the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. 
All He has given us new life and hope. 
He has raised Jesus from the dead. 

Alleluia. Christ is risen. 
All He is risen indeed. Alleluia


 

Opening Prayer

All Faithful one, whose word is life:
come with saving power
to free our praise,
inspire our prayer
and shape our lives
for the kingdom of your Son,
Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.


Prayers of Penitence
 

Jesus Christ, risen Master and triumphant Lord,
we come to you in sorrow for our sins,
and confess to you our weakness and unbelief.
We have lived by our own strength,
and not by the power of your resurrection.
In your mercy, forgive us.
All   Lord, hear us and help us.
We have lived by the light of our own eyes,
as faithless and not believing.
In your mercy, forgive us.
All   Lord, hear us and help us.
We have lived for this world alone,
and doubted our home in heaven.
In your mercy, forgive us.
All   Lord, hear us and help us.
May the God of love and power
forgive you and free you from your sins,
heal and strengthen you by his Spirit,
and raise you to new life in Christ our Lord.
All   Amen.



The Collect


Reading


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


Reflection 


Affirmation of Faith


Let us declare our faith
in the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ.
All   Christ died for our sins
in accordance with the Scriptures;
he was buried;
he was raised to life on the third day
in accordance with the Scriptures;
afterwards he appeared to his followers,
and to all the apostles:
this we have received,
and this we believe.
Amen.


 

Prayers of Intercession


This response may be used
Jesus, Lord of life:
All In your mercy, hear us. 



The Lord's Prayer

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.

 

The Peace

The risen Christ came and stood among his disciples 
and said, 'Peace be with you.'
Then were they glad when they saw the Lord. Alleluia. 
The peace of the Lord be always with you.
All and also with you. 
All may exchange a sign of peace. 


The Final Music

 

 

Closing Prayer


God of our salvation,
you have restored us to life,
you have brought us back again into your love
by the triumphant death and resurrection of Christ.
Continue to heal us,
as we go to live and work
in the power of your Spirit,
to your praise and glory.


The Blessing

Let us bless the Lord
All Thanks be to God

 

Cherry Kirkwood, 19/12/2020