Holy Communion Booklet Easter onwards

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Hello and Welcome to St John the Baptist. Just So you Know.... The words and hymns will be on the screens at the front of church but can also be followed using this book together with a hymn book if this is your preference Our hymn book also contain the bible readings, so the hymns don’t actually start until have way through the book. If you need a larger print service or hymn book then please ask at the back of church. We also have service books printed on different coloured paper if would find them easier to read. Again if you need one of these ask at the back of church. If you need the toilet then there is one at the back of church

We have a loop system, so if you have a hearing aid please put it to the T-posiition We would love it if you stayed for refreshments. Drinks are served in room on the front right hand side of church after the service. If required, a first aid kit can be found in the kitchen area at the back of church. If there is a need to evacuate the church for any reason, then this will be announced verbally. The assembly point is the War Memorial between the Churchyard and the Car Park. All Images © either FaithClipart.com, Back to Church Sunday or ChurchillClipArt CCL Licence 252297 Calmus License 2239 Liturgy© The Archbishops’ Council 2000-2006 and © Iona Community.

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Death, where is your victory? Death, where is your sting? Death is swallowed up in victory, the victory you give us in Christ. Alleluia! He is risen indeed. Alleluia! Alleluia, alleluia Christ is Risen Christ is Risen Alleluia, alleluia Christ is Risen Christ is Risen We give you thanks and praise for the Gospel we have received. Christ died for our sins. Alleluia! He is risen indeed. Alleluia! Death comes to all through Adam, and sin reigns for a time. New life without end comes through Christ, and he reigns for ever. Alleluia! He is risen indeed. Alleluia!

Alleluia! Christ is risen. He is risen indeed. Alleluia. Opening !

Hymn

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.

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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. 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 Amen. Glory Glory In the Highest Glory Glory In the Highest We Praise You Heavenly King We Praise You Heavenly King You are seated You are seated At the Right Hand Of the Father Send your Spirit Lamb of God Send your Spirit Lamb of God 3 !


You alone Are the Lord You alone Are the Lord

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

Take Away All our Sin Take Away All our Sin

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

Peace to All Glory Glory Peace to All Glory Glory

We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty, maker of heaven and earth,
 of all that is, seen and unseen.

Lord of All Glory Glory Lord of All Glory Glory The Collect The Collect is said, and all respond Amen. Readings At the end of each reading the reader will say This is the word of the Lord. Thanks be to God. !

Hymn

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. 4 !


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.

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.

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.

We look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen.

He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead, 
 and his kingdom will have no end.

Jesus, light of the world, bring the light and peace of your Gospel to the nations ... Jesus, Lord of life, in your mercy, hear us.

We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life,
 who proceeds from the Father and the Son,
 who with the Father

Jesus, bread of life, give food to the hungry ... and nourish us all with your word. Jesus, Lord of life, in your mercy, hear us.

We pray to Jesus who is present with us to eternity.

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Jesus, our way, our truth, our life, be with us and all who follow you in the way ... deepen our appreciation of your truth, and fill us with your life. Jesus, Lord of life, in your mercy, hear us. Jesus, Good Shepherd who gave your life for the sheep, recover the straggler, bind up the injured, strengthen the sick and lead the healthy and strong to new pastures. Jesus, Lord of life, in your mercy, hear us. Jesus, the resurrection and the life, we give you thanks for all who have lived and believed in you ‌.. raise us with them to eternal life. Jesus, Lord of life, in your mercy, hear us, accept our prayers, and be with us always. Amen

The Peace The two disciples told what had happened on the road to Emmaus, and how Jesus had been made known to them in the breaking of the bread. Alleluia! The peace of the Lord be always with you and also with you. Let us offer one another a sign of peace. A Collection is taken while we prepare for Holy Communion Yours, Lord, is the greatness, the power, the glory, the splendour, and the majesty; for everything in heaven and on earth is yours. All things come from you, and of your own do we give you.

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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 right to praise you, Father, Lord of all creation;in your love you made us for yourself. When we turned away you did not reject us, but came to meet us in your Son. You embraced us as your children and welcomed us to sit and eat with you. In Christ you shared our life
 that we might live in him and he in us. He opened his arms of love upon the cross and made for all the perfect sacrifice for sin.

On the night he was betrayed, at supper with his friends he took bread, and gave you thanks; he broke it and gave it to them, saying Take, eat; this is my body which is given for you; do this in remembrance of me. Father, we do this in remembrance of him: his body is the bread of life. At the end of supper, taking the cup of wine, he gave you thanks, and said: Drink this, all of you; this is my blood of the new covenant, which is shed for you for the forgiveness of sins; do this in remembrance of me. Father, we do this in remembrance of him: his blood is shed for all.

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As we proclaim his death and celebrate his rising in glory, send your Holy Spirit that this bread and this wine may be to us the body and blood of your dear Son. As we eat and drink these holy gifts make us one in Christ, our risen Lord. We have been crucified with Christ, and live his risen life, to praise you for ever with angels and archangels. Holy, holy God of power Holy, holy God of might Heaven is full Of your glory Earth is full Of your glory Holy, holy God of power Holy, holy God of might

As our Saviour taught us, so we pray Our Father in heaven,
 hallowed be your name,
 your kingdom come,
 your will be done,
 on earth as in heaven.
 Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our sins
 as we forgive those who sin against us.
 Lead us not into temptation
 but deliver us from evil.
 For the kingdom, the power, 
 and the glory are yours
 now and for ever. Amen 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.

Hosanna Hosanna In the highest, In the highest 8 !


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. 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. Alleluia. Christ our passover is sacrificed for us. Therefore let us keep the feast. Alleluia. All are invited to receive communion. If you do not wish to receive communion but would like a blessing please bring this book with you so that we know. Prayer after Communion Silence is kept.

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. Final !

Hymn

The God of peace,
 who brought again from the dead our 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 wellpleasing in his sight; and the blessing … He is not here. He is risen. Go in his peace. Thanks be to God. Alleluia, alleluia. 9 !


ORDINARY TIME Praise God! For the Lord our God the almighty reigns! Let us rejoice and be glad and give him the glory. Happy are those who have been invited to the weddingfeast of the Lamb. Amen. Praise the Lord! Be with us, Spirit of God; nothing can separate us from your love. Breathe on us, breath of God; fill us with your saving power. Speak in us, wisdom of God; bring strength, healing and peace. Silence is kept. The Lord is here. His Spirit is with us.

Opening Hymn Jesus said, 'Before you offer your gift, go and be reconciled.' As sisters and brothers in God's family, we come together to ask our Father for forgiveness. You made us to be one family, yet we have divided humanity. Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy. You were born a Jew to reconcile all people, yet we have brought disharmony amongst races. Christ, have mercy. Christ, have mercy. You rejoice in our differences, yet we make them a cause of enmity. Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.

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Almighty God, who in Jesus Christ has given us a kingdom that cannot be destroyed, forgive us our sins, open our eyes to God's truth, strengthen us to do God's will and give us the joy of his kingdom, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. Glory be to God in heaven, songs of joy and peace we bring, thankful hearts and voices raising, to creation’s Lord we sing: Lord, we thank you, Lord, we bless you, glory be to God our King. glory be to God our King

Lamb of God who on your shoulders, bore the load of this world’s sin, only Son of God the Father, you have brought us peace within: Lord, have mercy, Christ, have mercy, now your glorious reign begin. now your glorious reign begin. You, O Son of God, are holy, you we praise with one accord; none in heaven or earth is like you, only you are Christ the Lord with the Father, and the Spirit, ever worshipped and adored. ever worshipped and adored. Words by Edwin le Grice to the the tune of Cwm Rhondda 1991 Kevin Mayhew

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The Collect Heavenly Father, you have welcomed us into your

kingdom, And your heart’s desire is to draw every human being to yourself. Grant us clear eyes to see people as you see them, Sensitive feet to stand in their shoes, And warm smiles to welcome them in your name. Give us such generous hearts, That our church becomes a foretaste of heaven In the community of your Son our Saviour Jesus Christ, Amen. Readings At the end of each reading the reader will say This is the word of the Lord. Thanks be to God.

Gradual Hymn

Hear the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to . Glory to you, O Lord. This is the Gospel of the Lord. Praise to you, O Christ. Sermon Let us declare our faith in the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. 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.

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We pray for God’s grace. Lord God, through your grace we are your people: through your Son you have redeemed us; in your Spirit you have made us as your own. We pray for … (new Christians, the Church)
 Make our hearts respond to your love.
 Lord, receive our praise
 and hear our prayer. We pray for … (the world, society, the local community)
 Make our lives bear witness to your glory in the world.
 Lord, receive our praise
 and hear our prayer. We pray for … (people in need, Christian service)
 Make our wills eager to obey, and our hands ready to heal.
 Lord, receive our praise
 and hear our prayer.

We give thanks for … 
 Make our voices one with all your people in heaven and on earth. Lord of life,
 hear our prayer,
 and make us one in heart and mind to serve you with joy for ever. Amen. The Priest introduces the peace Though many, we form one body in Christ. We belong to one another. By God's grace we have different gifts. We will use them in faith. Rejoice in hope, stand firm in trouble, be constant in prayer. Filled with his Spirit we will serve the Lord. The peace of God be always with you and also with you. Let us offer one another a sign of peace. !13


A Collection is taken while we prepare for Holy Communion Great God, you are one God, and you bring together what is scattered and mend what is broken. Unite us with the scattered peoples of the earth that we may be one family of your children. Bind up all our wounds and heal us in spirit, that we may be renewed as disciples of Jesus Christ, our Master and Saviour. The Lord be with you And also with you Lift up your hearts. We lift them to the Lord.

Almighty God, good Father to us all, your face is turned towards your world. In love you gave us Jesus your Son to rescue us from sin and death. Your Word goes out to call us home to the city where angels sing your praise. We join with them in heaven’s song: Holy, most holy, all holy the Lord, God of all power and might; Heaven and earth with your glory abound, Wrapped in eternal light. Blessed is he, he who has come, Come in the Father’s name, Servant and Lord, Saviour and Judge, Making his royal claim.

Let us give thanks to the Lord our God It is right to give him thanks and praise.

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Holy, most holy, all holy the Lord, God of all power and might, Now with hosannas and jubilant praise, Earth and the heavens unite Words by Michael Forster to tune Skye Boat arranged by Colin Hand. Copyright 1995 Kevin Mayhew Ltd

Father of all, we give you thanks for every gift that comes from heaven. To the darkness Jesus came as your light. With signs of faith and words of hope he touched untouchables with love and washed the guilty clean. This is his story. This is our song: Hosanna in the highest. The crowds came out to see your Son, yet at the end they turned on him. On the night he was betrayed he came to table with his friends to celebrate the freedom of your people. This is his story. This is our song: Hosanna in the highest.

Jesus blessed you, Father, for the food; he took bread, gave thanks, broke it and said: This is my body, given for you all. Jesus then gave thanks for the wine; he took the cup, gave it and said:
 This is my blood, shed for you all for the forgiveness of sins. Do this in remembrance of me. This is our story. This is our song: Hosanna in the highest. Therefore, Father, with this bread and this cup we celebrate the cross on which he died to set us free. Defying death he rose again and is alive with you to plead for us and all the world. This is our story. This is our song: Hosanna in the highest.

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Send your Spirit on us now that by these gifts we may feed on Christ with opened eyes and hearts on fire. May we and all who share this food offer ourselves to live for you and be welcomed at your feast in heaven where all creation worships you, Father, Son and Holy Spirit: Blessing and honour and glory and power be yours for ever and ever. Amen.

For the kingdom, the power,
 and the glory are yours
 now and for ever.
 Amen.

Jesus taught us to call God our Father,
 so in faith and trust we pray:

Jesus, bearer of our sins, have mercy on us.

Our Father in heaven,
 hallowed be your name,
 your kingdom come,
 your will be done,
 on earth as in heaven.
 Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us.
 Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil.

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. Jesus, Lamb of God,
 have mercy on us.

Jesus, redeemer of the world, grant us peace. God’s holy gifts For God’s holy people Jesus Christ is holy Jesus Christ is Lord, To the glory of God the Father All are invited to receive communion. If you do not wish to receive communion but would like a blessing please bring this book with you so that we know.

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Merciful God, you have called us to your table and fed us with the bread of life. Draw us and all people to serve your Son, our Saviour Jesus Christ. Now may the blessing of God the Father, who made from one every nation that occupies the earth; of God the Son who bought us for God from every tribe and language and people and nation; and of God the Spirit who brings us together in unity, be with us and remain with us always.Amen. Go in the peace of Christ. Thanks be to God. Recessional Hymn

CREATIONTIDE O God, who called all life into being,
 The Earth, the Sky and the Sea are Yours Your presence is all around us,
 Every Atom is full of your energy Your Spirit can enliven all who walk the earth,
 With Her we yearn for justice to be done For creation to be freed from bondage For the hungry to be Fed For captives to be released,
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Opening

Hymn

We confess our sin, and the sins of our society, in the misuse of God’s creation. God our Father, we are sorry for the times when we have used your gifts carelessly, and acted ungratefully.
 Hear our prayer, and in your mercy:
 forgive us and help us. We enjoy the fruits of the harvest,
 but sometimes forget that you have given them to us. Father, in your mercy:
 forgive us and help us. We belong to a people who are full and satisfied, but ignore the cry of the hungry.
 Father, in your mercy:
 forgive us and help us. We are thoughtless, and do not care enough for the world you have made. Father, in your mercy: forgive us and help us.

We store up goods for ourselves alone, as if there were no God and no heaven. Father, in your mercy:
 forgive us and help us. May the Father of all mercies cleanse you from your sins, and restore you in his image to the praise and glory of his name, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. We sing the Gloria to the Tune: Jerusalem,Words Leith Fisher

Source of all life, Eternal Now, 
 guardian of all that’s yet to be,
 maker of all, above, below,
 great Lord of heaven and earth and sea, from this your feast of love and care we rise to sing our songs of praise Of grace abounding everywhere, for love surrounding all our days. !18


Lord Jesus Christ, Eternal Word
 cradled in flesh before our sight,
 bone of our bone, our servant Lord,
 yet filled with heaven’s all glorious light, from this your feast of love and care we rise to be your body now.
 In all our living, everywhere,
 give to us grace to keep our vow. Spirit of God, Eternal Breath,
 both wind and fire of peace and love, bringer of life, stronger than death, the life in which we daily move,
 from this your feast of love and care we rise with minds and hearts ablaze to seek your presence everywhere, and find, in all our living, praise.

The Collect The Collect is said, and all respond Amen. Readings At the end of each reading the reader will say This is the word of the Lord. Thanks be to God. Wonderful God, Creator. The Whole Earth Declares Your Greatness Your glory glows in the heavens.
 It is babbled by babies and sung by children. You are safe from all your enemies: those who oppose you are silenced. When I look at the sky which you have made, the moon and the stars that you set in place. Where do human beings fit in the pattern? What are we, that you care for us? !19


You have made us only a little lower than yourself; and crowned us with glory and honour.

We say together in faith Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God almighty,
 who was, and is, and is to come.

You share with us responsibility to care for sheep and cattle, wild things, birds and fish, everything that lives in the sea:
 to work with you, within creation.

We believe in God the Father,
 who created all things: for by his will they were created
 and have their being.

Wonderful God, Creator. The Whole Earth Declares Your Greatness Psalm 8 Gospel Reading 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.

We believe in God the Son,
 who was slain: for with his blood,
 he purchased us for God,
 from every tribe and language,
 from every people and nation. We believe in God the Holy Spirit: the Spirit and the Bride say, 'Come!' Even so come, Lord Jesus! Amen.

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Let us ask the God of creation to send a blessing upon us. Upon the rich earth send a blessing, O Lord. Let the earth be fruitful and its resources be hallowed. We ask in faith: we ask you to hear us, good Lord. Upon human labour send a blessing, O Lord. Prosper the work of our hands; may all find dignity and just reward in their work; free the exploited and oppressed. We ask in faith: we ask you to hear us, good Lord. Upon the produce of the earth send a blessing, O Lord. Guide us into a sustainable future, and give us the will to share the fruits of the world. We ask in faith: we ask you to hear us, good Lord.

Upon the seas and waters send a blessing, O Lord. Teach us to cherish the water of the earth, and to conserve the seas, lakes and rivers. We ask in faith: we ask you to hear us, good Lord. Upon aid agencies send a blessing, O Lord. Where the earth is parched and the well has run dry; where war brings want, and children go hungry; where the poor cry out for bread and for justice, give hands to care and heal, and compel us to be generous. We ask in faith: we ask you to hear us, good Lord. We ask you to hear us, good Lord, for the sake of your Son, our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.

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The Priest introduces the peace You shall go out in joy and be led back in peace; the mountains and the hills before you shall burst into song, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands. The peace of the triune God be always with you. and also with you. Let us offer one another a sign of peace. A Collection is taken while we prepare for Holy Communion As the grain once scattered in the fields and the grapes once dispersed on the hillside are now reunited on this table in bread and wine, so, Lord, may your whole Church soon be gathered together from the corners of the earth into your kingdom. Amen.

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. Almighty God, good Father to us all, your face is turned towards your world. In love you gave us Jesus your Son to rescue us from sin and death.Your Word goes out to call us home to the city where angels sing your praise. We join with them in heaven’s song: Holy, most holy, all holy the Lord, God of all power and might; Heaven and earth with your glory abound, Wrapped in eternal light.

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Blessed is he, he who has come, Come in the Father’s name, Servant and Lord, Saviour and Judge, Making his royal claim.

The crowds came out to see your Son, yet at the end they turned on him. On the night he was betrayed he came to table with his friends to celebrate the freedom of your people.

Holy, most holy, all holy the Lord, God of all power and might, Now with hosannas and jubilant praise, Earth and the heavens unite

This is his story. This is our song: Hosanna in the highest.

Words by Michael Forster to tune Skye Boat arranged by Colin Hand. Copyright 1995 Kevin Mayhew Ltd Father of all, we give you thanks for every gift that comes from heaven. To the darkness Jesus came as your light. With signs of faith and words of hope he touched untouchables with love and washed the guilty clean.

Jesus blessed you, Father, for the food; he took bread, gave thanks, broke it and said: This is my body, given for you all. Jesus then gave thanks for the wine; he took the cup, gave it and said:
 This is my blood, shed for you all for the forgiveness of sins. Do this in remembrance of me. This is our story. This is our song: Hosanna in the highest.

This is his story. This is our song: Hosanna in the highest. !23


Therefore, Father, with this bread and this cup we celebrate the cross on which he died to set us free. Defying death he rose again and is alive with you to plead for us and all the world. This is our story. This is our song: Hosanna in the highest. Send your Spirit on us now that by these gifts we may feed on Christ with opened eyes and hearts on fire. May we and all who share this food offer ourselves to live for you and be welcomed at your feast in heaven where all creation worships you, Father, Son and Holy Spirit: Blessing and honour and glory and power be yours for ever and ever. Amen.

Jesus taught us to call God our Father, so in faith and trust we pray: Our Father in heaven,
 hallowed be your name,
 your kingdom come,
 your will be done,
 on earth as in heaven.
 Give us today our daily bread.
 Forgive us our sins
 as we forgive those who sin against us.
 Lead us not into temptation
 but deliver us from evil.
 For the kingdom, the power,
 and the glory are yours
 now and for ever.
 Amen. 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.

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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. God’s holy gifts For God’s holy people Jesus Christ is holy Jesus Christ is Lord, To the glory of God the Father All are invited to receive communion. If you do not wish to receive communion but would like a blessing please bring this book with you so that we know. Prayer after Communion Silence is kept.

Spirit that when Christ comes again we may shine like lights before his face, who with you and the Spirit lives for ever. Final

Hymn

Blessing Deep peace of the running wave to you, deep peace of the flowing air to you, deep peace of the quiet earth to you, deep peace of the shining stars to you, deep peace of the Son of Peace to you. Go in Peace To Love and Serve the Lord of Creation

Generous God,
 you have fed us at your heavenly table.
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We have grieved the Holy Spirit. In sorrow we confess our sins.

ORDINARY TIME The Lord of glory be with you.
 The Lord bless you. Opening

Hymn

Lord, speak to us
 that we may hear your word.
 Move among us
 that we may behold your glory.
 Receive our prayers
 that we may learn to trust you.
 Amen. The Spirit of truth will convict the world of guilt about sin, righteousness and judgement.

Most merciful God,
 Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
 we confess that we have sinned in thought, word and deed.
 We have not loved you with our whole heart.
 We have not loved our neighbours as ourselves.
 In your mercy forgive what we have been,
 help us to amend what we are, and direct what we shall be;
 that we may do justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with you, our God. Amen. 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 !26


To You we bring our hymn of praise; glory be to God
 Hearts and hands together raised glory be to God
 Who spoke before the dawn of time glory be to God
 Veil of darkness torn by light glory be to God
 And with unceasing voice all heaven sings; glory be to God
 The anthem of the Lord's redeemed; glory be to God You purchased captives for Your saints; glory be to God
 And opened wide the kingdom gates; glory be to God
 You overcame the sting of death; glory be to God
 And clothed us in Christ's righteousness glory be to God

And all Your children cry with loud acclaim; glory be to God
 Sing O church Your sweet refrain
 glory be to God

Glory glory glory glory forever and ever
 Glory glory glory glory forever and ever
 Father Spirit risen Son; glory be to God Who was and is and is to come glory be to God Matt Maher, Kelly Minter, Stuart Townsend. Copyright 2007 Thankyou Music The Collect The Collect is said, and all respond Amen. Readings At the end of each reading the reader will say This is the word of the Lord. Thanks be to God. !27


Hymn Gospel Reading 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. Sermon 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.

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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. We pray for God’s grace. 
 Lord God, through your grace we are your people:
 through your Son you have redeemed us;
 in your Spirit you have made us as your own.

We pray for … (new Christians, the Church)
 Make our hearts respond to your love.
 Lord, receive our praise
 and hear our prayer. We pray for … (the world, society, the local community)
 Make our lives bear witness to your glory in the world.
 Lord, receive our praise
 and hear our prayer. We pray for … (people in need, Christian service)
 Make our wills eager to obey, and our hands ready to heal.
 Lord, receive our praise
 and hear our prayer. We give thanks for … 
 Make our voices one with all your people in heaven and on earth. Lord of life,
 hear our prayer,
 and make us one in heart and mind
 to serve you with joy for ever. Amen.

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Blessed are you, Lord God, our light and our salvation; to you be glory and praise for ever.

The Priest introduces the peace We are the body of Christ. 
 By one Spirit we were baptised into one body.
 Keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
 We are bound by the love of Christ. The peace of the Lord be always with you and also with you.

From the beginning you have created all things and all your works echo the silent music of your praise.
 In the fullness of time you made us in your image, the crown of all creation.

A Collection is taken while we prepare for Holy Communion Wise and gracious God, you spread a table before us; nourish your people with the word of life and the bread of heaven.

You give us breath and speech, that with angels and archangels and all the powers of heaven we may find a voice to sing your praise:

The Lord be with you and also with you.

Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might,
 heaven and earth are full of your glory.
 Hosanna in the highest.

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.

Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.
 Hosanna in the highest.

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How wonderful the work of your hands, O Lord. As a mother tenderly gathers her children, you embraced a people as your own. When they turned away and rebelled your love remained steadfast. From them you raised up Jesus our Saviour, born of Mary, to be the living bread, in whom all our hungers are satisfied. He offered his life for sinners, 
 and with a love stronger than death he opened wide his arms on the cross. On the night before he died,
 he came to supper with his friends 
 and, taking bread, he gave you thanks.He broke it and gave it to them, saying: Take, eat; this is my body which is given for you; do this in remembrance of me.

At the end of supper, taking the cup of wine, he gave you thanks, 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. Christ is the bread of life: When we eat this bread and drink this cup we proclaim your death, Lord Jesus, 
 until you come in glory. Father, we plead with confidence
 his sacrifice made once for all upon the cross; we remember his dying and rising in glory, and we rejoice that he intercedes for us at your right hand. Pour out your Holy Spirit as we bring before you these gifts of your creation;
 may they be for us the body and blood of your dear Son.

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As we eat and drink these holy things in your presence, form us in the likeness of Christ, and build us into a living temple to your glory. Remember, Lord, your Church in every land. Reveal her unity, guard her faith, and preserve her in peace. Bring us at the last with [N and] all the saints to the vision of that eternal splendour for which you have created us;
 through Jesus Christ, our Lord,
 by whom, with whom, and in whom,
 with all who stand before you in earth and heaven, we worship you, Father almighty, in songs of everlasting praise: Blessing and honour and glory and power be yours for ever and ever. Amen.

Our Father in heaven,
 hallowed be your name,
 your kingdom come,
 your will be done,
 on earth as in heaven.
 Give us today our daily bread.
 Forgive us our sins
 as we forgive those who sin against us.
 Lead us not into temptation
 but deliver us from evil.
 For the kingdom, the power, 
 and the glory are yours
 now and for ever. Amen. 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.

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Holy, holy, holy the Lord, God of endless power and might,
 the earth, the heav’ns are full of your love.
 Sing hosanna! Glory to God! Blest is he, the one who is sent In the name of God the Most High. O Holy, holy, holy our Lord! Sing hosanna! Glory to God! Words by Michael Forster to tune Scarborough Fair arranged by Colin Hand. Copyright 1995 Kevin Mayhew Ltd 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 are invited to receive communion. If you do not wish to receive communion but would like a blessing please bring this book with you so that we know. Fill us, good Lord, with your Spirit of love; and as you have fed us with the one bread of heaven, so make us one in heart and mind, in Jesus Christ our Lord. Final

Hymn

May the God of hope fill us with all joy and peace in believing, through the power of the Holy Spirit; and the blessing of God almighty,
 the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, be among you and remain with you always. Amen. Go in the peace of Christ. Thanks be to God.

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Holy Communion Opening

Hymn

Loving God, we have come to worship you.
 Help us to pray to you in faith, to sing your praise with gratitude,
 and to listen to your word with eagerness; through Christ our Lord.
 Amen. Hear the words of comfort our Saviour Christ says to all who truly turn to him: Come to me, all who labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11.28 God so loved the world that he gave his only-begotten Son, 
 that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. John 3.16

Hear also what Saint Paul says:
 This saying is true, and worthy of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners. 1 Timothy 1.15 Hear also what Saint John says:
 If anyone sins, we have an advocate with the Father,
 Jesus Christ the righteous;
 and he is the propitiation for our sins. 1 John 2.1,2 Let us confess our sins in penitence and faith. Seasonal words Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy. Seasonal words Christ, have mercy. Christ, have mercy. Seasonal words Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.

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May almighty God, who sent his Son into the world to save sinners, bring you his pardon and peace, now and for ever.

I believe in God, the Father almighty, 
 creator of heaven and earth.

Collect

I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord, 
 who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary,
 suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried;
 he descended to the dead.

The Collect is said, and all respond Amen. Readings At the end of each reading the reader will say This is the word of the Lord. Thanks be to God. Hymn Gospel Reading 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. Sermon

On the third day he rose again;
 he ascended into heaven, he is seated at the right hand of the Father,and he will come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins,
 the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen. !35


Prayers of Intercession 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 Peace The peace of the Lord be always with you and also with you. Let us offer one another a sign of peace. Optional Hymn Blessed are you, Lord God of all creation: through your goodness we have this bread to set before you, which earth has given and human hands have made. It will become for us the bread of life. Blessed be God for ever.

Blessed are you, Lord God of all creation: through your goodness we have this wine to set before you, fruit of the vine and work of human hands. It will become for us the cup of salvation. Blessed be God for ever. 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. Seasonal Extended Preface Holy, holy, holy the Lord, God of endless power and might,
 the earth, the heav’ns are full of your love.
 Sing hosanna! Glory to God!

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Blest is he, the one who is sent In the name of God the Most High. O Holy, holy, holy our Lord! Sing hosanna! Glory to God! Words by Michael Forster to tune Scarborough Fair arranged by Colin Hand. Copyright 1995 Kevin Mayhew Ltd

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: 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.

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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 St John the Evangelist 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. Amen.

Our Father in heaven,
 hallowed be your name,
 your kingdom come,
 your will be done,
 on earth as in heaven.
 Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our sins
 as we forgive those who sin against us.
 Lead us not into temptation
 but deliver us from evil.
 For the kingdom, the power, 
 and the glory are yours
 now and for ever. Amen. 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.

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Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world, in your mercy come and heal us Lord hear our pray Take away our sins forgive us Lamb of God restore redeem us Grant us peace Lord in your mercy Lord hear our pray

Prayer after Communion

Jesus is the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world. Blessed are those who are called to his supper. Lord, I am not worthy to receive you,
 but only say the word, and I shall be healed.

Final

All are invited to receive communion. If you do not wish to receive communion but would like a blessing please bring this book with you so that we know.

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

Silence is kept.

To the Tune “Ar Hyd y Nos” Copyright Kevin Mayhew

God of our pilgrimage,
 you have led us to the living water:
 refresh and sustain us
 as we go forward on our journey,
 in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. Hymn

Seasonal blessing

and the blessing of God almighty, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, be among you and remain with you always. Amen.

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THE COVENTRY LITANY OF RECONCILIATION Provost Richard Howard put the words “FATHER FORGIVE” on the wall behind the charred cross in the ruins of the destroyed cathedral in 1948, not “Father forgive Them”, because we all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. (Rom 3,23) These words moved generations of people and are prayed in the Litany of Reconciliation every Friday at noon outside in the ruins and on many other places around the world. The Litany of Reconciliation, based on the seven cardinal sins, was written in 1958 by Canon Joseph Poole, the first Precentor of the new Cathedral.

The covetous desires of people and nations to possess what is not their own, Father, forgive. The greed which exploits the work of human hands and lays waste the earth, Father, forgive. Our envy of the welfare and happiness of others, Father, forgive. Our indifference to the plight of the imprisoned, the homeless, the refugee, Father, forgive. The lust which dishonours the bodies of men, women and children, Father, forgive.

All have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God.

The pride which leads us to trust in ourselves and not in God, Father, forgive.

The hatred which divides nation from nation, race from race, class from class Father, forgive.

Be kind to one another, tender hearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you. !40


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