THE ORDER OF SERVICE FOR LENT SEASON 
Common Worship

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God Calls

We meet as God’s people

in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

Amen.

Grace, mercy and peace from God our Father

and the Lord Jesus Christ be with you.

and also with you.

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.

The Ten Commandments

Hear these commandments which God has given to his people, and examine your hearts.

I am the Lord your God:
you shall have no other gods but me.

You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind,

and with all your strength.

Amen. Lord, have mercy.

You shall not make for yourself any idol.

God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and in truth.

Amen. Lord, have mercy.

You shall not dishonour the name of the Lord your God. You shall worship him with awe and reverence.

Amen. Lord, have mercy.

Remember the Sabbath and keep it holy. 
Christ is risen from the dead: set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on the earth.

Amen. Lord, have mercy.

Honour your father and mother. 
Live as servants of God; let us work for the good of all, especially members of the household of faith.

Amen. Lord, have mercy.

You shall not commit murder.
Live peaceably with all; overcome evil with good.

Amen. Lord, have mercy.

You shall not commit adultery. 
Know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit.

Amen. Lord, have mercy.

You shall not steal. 

Be honest in all that you do, and care for those in need.

Amen. Lord, have mercy.

You shall not be a false witness.
Let everyone speak the truth

Amen. Lord, have mercy.

You shall not covet
anything which belongs to your neighbour.

Remember the words of the Lord Jesus: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’

Love your neighbour as yourself, for love is the fulfilling of the law.

Amen. Lord, have mercy.

Prayers of Penitence

Lord, have mercy.        Or             ♫   Lord, have mercy.

Lord, have mercy.                              Lord, have mercy.

Christ, have mercy.                            Christ, have mercy.

Christ, have mercy.                            Christ, have mercy.

Lord, have mercy.                              Lord, have mercy.

Lord, have mercy.                              Lord, have mercy.

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.

Amen.

Collect

The president prays the collect which is the special prayer of the day.

At the end all respond

Amen.

First Reading (please sit)

At the end the reader may say

 

This is the word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.

Gospel Reading - please stand

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

Glory to you, O Lord.

 

At the end the reader may say

This is the Gospel of the Lord.

Praise to you, O Christ.

 

Sermon

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.

God Listens

Prayers of Intercession

With all our heart and with all our mind,

let us pray to the Lord,

Lord, have mercy.

 

At the end

 

Defend us, deliver us, and in your compassion protect us, O Lord, by your grace. Amen.

The Peace

Let love be genuine. Never pay back evil for evil. 
As far as it lies with you, live at peace with everyone.

The peace of the Lord be always with you.

And also with you.

The Preparation of the Altar

With this bread that we bring
we shall remember Jesus.

With this wine that we bring
we shall remember Jesus.

Bread for his body, wine for his blood,
gifts from God to his table we bring.

We shall remember Jesus.

 

 

The Eucharistic Prayer

The Lord is here                       or              The Lord be with you

his spirit is with us                    or              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 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: 

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.

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.

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 [N 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.

The Lord’s Prayer

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.

 

The 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.

Agnus Dei

Lamb of God,                      or     Jesus, Lamb of God,

you take away                            have mercy on us.

the sin of the world,

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

                                                Have mercy on us.

Lamb of God,

you take away                            Jesus,

the sin of the world,                     redeemer of the world,

have mercy on us.                       grant us peace.

 

Lamb of God,

you take away

the sin of the world,

grant us peace.

The Giving Of 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.

Spiritual Communion 

For those worshipping at home a prayer of spiritual communion is on the back cover.

Thanks be to you, Lord Jesus Christ, for all the benefits you have given me,

for all the pains and insults you have borne for me.

 

Since I cannot now receive you sacramentally, I ask you to come spiritually into my heart.

O most merciful redeemer, friend and brother, may I know you more clearly,

love you more dearly, and follow you more nearly, day by day.

 

Amen.

Prayer After Communion

The post communion prayer is said by the president followed by 

Lord, we have broken your bread

and received your life. 

By the power of your Spirit

keep us always in your love

through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

Notices and Wedding Banns

God Sends

Christ crucified draw you to himself,
to find in him a sure ground for faith,

a firm support for hope,

and the assurance of sins forgiven;

and the blessing of God almighty,

the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit,

be among you, and remain with you always.

Amen.

Blessing

Go in peace to love and serve the Lord.

In the name of Christ. Amen.

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Copyright: © The Archbishops’ Council 2000

THE ORDER OF SERVICE FOR LENT SEASON 
BCP
THE PREPARATION

 

The Lord’s Prayer

 

Our Father, which art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name;
thy kingdom come; thy will be done;
in earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive them that trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation;
but deliver us from evil.

Amen.

 

Prayer of Preparation

 

Almighty God,
unto whom all hearts be open,
all desires known,
and from whom no secrets are hid:
cleanse the thoughts of our hearts
by the inspiration of thy Holy Spirit,
that we may perfectly love thee,
and worthily magnify thy holy name;
through Christ our Lord.

Amen.

The Commandments

 

God spake these words and said:

I am the Lord thy God;
thou shalt have none other gods but me.

Lord, have mercy upon us,

and incline our hearts to keep this law.

Thou shalt not make to thyself any graven image,

nor the likeness of any thing that is in heaven above,

or in the earth beneath, or in the water under the earth.

Thou shalt not bow down to them, nor worship them:

for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, and visit the sins of

the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me,

and shew mercy unto thousands in them that love me and keep my commandments.

Lord, have mercy upon us,

and incline our hearts to keep this law.

Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain:

the Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.

Lord, have mercy upon us,

and incline our hearts to keep this law.

Remember that thou keep holy the Sabbath day.

Six days shalt thou labour, and do all that thou hast to do;

but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord thy God.

In it thou shalt do no manner of work, thou, and thy son, and       

thy daughter, thy manservant, and thy maidservant, thy cattle,   

and the stranger that is within thy gates. For in six days the           

Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is,    

and rested the seventh day: wherefore the Lord blessed the      

seventh day, and hallowed it.

Lord, have mercy upon us,

and incline our hearts to keep this law.

Honour thy father and thy mother;

that thy days may be long in the land
which the Lord thy God giveth thee.

Lord, have mercy upon us,

and incline our hearts to keep this law.

Thou shalt do no murder.

Lord, have mercy upon us,

and incline our hearts to keep this law.

Thou shalt not commit adultery.

Lord, have mercy upon us,

and incline our hearts to keep this law.

Thou shalt not steal.

Lord, have mercy upon us,

and incline our hearts to keep this law.

Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.

Lord, have mercy upon us,

and incline our hearts to keep this law.

Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s house,

thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s wife, nor his servant,

nor his maid, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor anything that is his.

Lord, have mercy upon us,

and write all these thy laws in our hearts,

we beseech thee.

 

The Collect for the Queen

Almighty God, whose kingdom is ever-lasting, and power infinite: Have mercy upon the whole Church;

and so rule the heart of thy chosen servant ELIZABETH, our Queen and Governor, that she

(knowing whose minister she is) may above all things seek thy honour and glory: and that we

and all her subjects (duly considering whose authority she hath) may faithfully serve, honour,

and humbly obey her, in thee, and for thee, according to thy blessed Word and ordinance;

through Jesus Christ our Lord, who with thee and the Holy Ghost liveth and reigneth, ever one God,

world without end. Amen.

 

The Collect

The prayer for the day.

 

The Reading

The Epistle is written in the … chapter of …  beginning at the … verse.

 

or else

 

The Scripture appointed instead of the Epistle is written in the … chapter of … beginning at the … verse.

Here endeth the Epistle.

Thanks be to God

 

Gospel

It is customary to stand for the Gospel, however those who feel unsteady on their feet or would be more comfortable seated should remain seated.


The holy Gospel is written in the … chapter of the Gospel
according to Saint …, beginning at the … verse.

Glory be to thee, O Lord.

 

 This is the Gospel of the Lord.

Praise be to thee, O Christ.

The Creed

I believe in one God the Father almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,
and of all things visible and invisible:

And in one Lord Jesus Christ,
the only-begotten Son of God,
begotten of his Father before all worlds,
God of God, Light of Light,
very God of very God, begotten, not made,
being of one substance with the Father,
by whom all things were made;
who for us men and for our salvation
came down from heaven,
and was incarnate by the Holy Ghost
of the Virgin Mary, and was made man,
and was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate.
He suffered and was buried,
and the third day he rose again
according to the Scriptures, and ascended into heaven,
and sitteth on the right hand of the Father.
And he shall come again with glory
to judge both the quick and the dead:
whose kingdom shall have no end.

And I believe in the Holy Ghost,
the Lord and giver of life,
who proceedeth from the Father and the Son,
who with the Father and the Son together
is worshipped and glorified,
who spake by the prophets.
And I believe one Catholick and Apostolick Church.
I acknowledge one baptism for the remission of sins.
And I look for the resurrection of the dead,
and the life of the world to come. Amen.

 

Sermon

 

Offertory

Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

                                                                                                         Matthew 5.16

Intercession

Let us pray for the whole state of Christ’s Church militant here in earth.  Almighty and everliving God, who by thy holy Apostle hast taught us to make prayers and supplications, and to give thanks, for all men: We humbly beseech thee most mercifully [*to accept our alms and oblations, and] to receive these our prayers, which we offer unto thy Divine Majesty; beseeching thee to inspire continually the universal Church with the spirit of truth, unity, and concord: And grant, that all they that do confess thy holy Name may agree in the truth of thy holy Word, and live in unity, and godly love. We beseech thee also to save and defend all Christian Kings, Princes, and Governors; and specially thy servant ELIZABETH our Queen; that under her we may be godly and quietly governed: And grant unto her whole Council, and to all that are put in authority under her, that they may truly and indifferently minister justice, to the punishment of wickedness and vice, and to the maintenance of thy true religion, and virtue.

Give grace, O heavenly Father, to all Bishops and Curates, that they may both by their life and doctrine set forth thy true and lively Word, and rightly and duly administer thy holy Sacraments: And to all thy people give thy heavenly grace; and specially to this congregation here present; that, with meek heart and due reverence, they may hear, and receive thy holy Word; truly serving thee in holiness and righteousness all the days of their life.

 

And we most humbly beseech thee of thy goodness, O Lord, to comfort and succour all them, who in this transitory life are in trouble, sorrow, need, sickness, or any other adversity. And we also bless thy holy Name for all thy servants departed this life in thy faith and fear; beseeching thee to give us grace so to follow their good examples, that with them we may be partakers of thy heavenly kingdom: Grant this, O Father, for Jesus Christ's sake, our only Mediator and Advocate.

Amen.

Confession

Ye that do truly and earnestly repent you of your sins, and are in love and charity with your neighbours, and intend to lead a new life, following the commandments of God, and walking from henceforth in his holy ways: draw near with faith, and take this holy sacrament to your comfort; and make your humble confession to almighty God, meekly kneeling upon your knees.

 

Then shall this general Confession be made, in the name of all those that are minded to receive the holy Communion, all the people kneeling humbly upon their knees and saying,

 

Almighty God,
Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
maker of all things, judge of all men:
we acknowledge and bewail
our manifold sins and wickedness,
which we, from time to time,
most grievously have committed,
by thought, word and deed,
against thy divine majesty,
provoking most justly thy wrath and indignation against us.

We do earnestly repent,
and are heartily sorry for these our misdoings;
the remembrance of them is grievous unto us;
the burden of them is intolerable.
Have mercy upon us,
have mercy upon us, most merciful Father;
for thy Son our Lord Jesus Christ’s sake,
forgive us all that is past;
and grant that we may ever hereafter
serve and please thee in newness of life,
to the honour and glory of thy name;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

Almighty God, our heavenly Father,
who of his great mercy hath promised forgiveness of sins
to all them that with hearty repentance

and true faith turn unto him:
have mercy upon you;
pardon and deliver you from all your sins;
confirm and strengthen you in all goodness;
and bring you to everlasting life; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Amen.

 

The Comfortable Words

Hear what comfortable words our Saviour Christ saith unto all that truly turn to him:  Come unto me, all that travail and are heavy laden, and I will refresh you.

Matthew 11.28

 

So God loved the world, that he gave his only-begotten Son, to the end that all that believe in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

John 3.16

 

Hear also what Saint Paul saith: This is a true saying, and worthy of all men to be received, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners.

1 Timothy 1.15

 

Hear also what Saint John saith: If any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous; and he is the propitiation for our sins.

1 John 2.1,2

 

Preface

Lift up your hearts.

We lift them up unto the Lord.

Let us give thanks unto our Lord God.

It is meet and right so to do.

It is very meet, right and our bounden duty,
that we should at all times, and in all places,

give thanks unto thee, O Lord, holy Father,
almighty, everlasting God.

Therefore with angels and archangels,

and with all the company of heaven,
we laud and magnify thy glorious name,
evermore praising thee, and saying:

Holy, holy, holy, Lord God of hosts,

heaven and earth are full of thy glory.

Glory be to thee, O Lord most high. Amen.

 

Prayer of Humble Access

We do not presume

to come to this thy table, O merciful Lord,

trusting in our own righteousness,

but in thy manifold and great mercies.

We are not worthy

so much as to gather up the crumbs under thy table.

But thou art the same Lord,

whose property is always to have mercy:

grant us therefore, gracious Lord,

so to eat the flesh of thy 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 Prayer of Consecration

Almighty God, our heavenly Father, who of thy tender mercy didst give thine only Son Jesus Christ to suffer death upon the cross for our redemption; who made there (by his one oblation of himself once offered) a full, perfect and sufficient sacrifice, oblation and satisfaction for the sins of the whole world; and did institute, and in his holy gospel command us to continue, a perpetual memory of that his precious death, until his coming again:

Hear us, O merciful Father, we most humbly beseech thee; and grant that we receiving these thy creatures of bread and wine, according to thy Son our Saviour Jesus Christ’s holy institution, in remembrance of his death and passion, may be partakers of his most blessed body and blood:

who, in the same night that he was betrayed, took bread;
and, when he had given thanks, he brake 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.


Likewise after supper he took the cup;
and, when he had given thanks, he gave it to them, saying,
Drink ye all of this;
for this is my blood of the new testament,
which is shed for you and for many,

for the remission of sins:
do this, as oft as ye shall drink it,

in remembrance of me.

All Amen.

 

Giving of Communion

 

Prayer after the communion

As our Saviour Christ hath commanded and taught us,
we are bold to say

 

Our Father, which art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name;
thy kingdom come;
thy will be done,
in earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive them that 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.

O Lord and heavenly Father, we thy humble servants entirely desire thy fatherly goodness mercifully to accept this our sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving; most humbly beseeching thee to grant, that by the merits and death of thy Son Jesus Christ, and through faith in his blood, we and all thy whole Church may obtain remission of our sins, and all other benefits of his passion. And here we offer and present unto thee, O Lord, ourselves, our souls and bodies, to be a reasonable, holy and lively sacrifice unto thee; humbly beseeching thee, that all we, who are partakers of this holy communion, may be fulfilled with thy grace and heavenly benediction. And although we be unworthy, through our manifold sins, to offer unto thee any sacrifice, yet we beseech thee to accept this our bounden duty and service; not weighing our merits, but pardoning our offences, through Jesus Christ our Lord; by whom, and with whom, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, all honour and glory be unto thee, O Father almighty, world without end.

Amen

 

Gloria in Excelsis

Glory be to God on high,
and in earth peace, goodwill towards men.

We praise thee, we bless thee,
we worship thee, we glorify thee,
we give thanks to thee for thy great glory,
O Lord God, heavenly King,
God the Father almighty.
O Lord, the only-begotten Son Jesu Christ;
O Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father,
that takest away the sins of the world,
have mercy upon us.
Thou that takest away the sins of the world,
have mercy upon us.
Thou that takest away the sins of the world,
receive our prayer.
Thou that sittest at the right hand of God the Father,
have mercy upon us.
For thou only art holy;
thou only art the Lord; thou only, O Christ,
with the Holy Ghost, art most high
in the glory of God the Father.
Amen.

 

The Blessing

Christ the Son of God, born of Mary,
fill you with his grace to trust his promises and obey his will;
and the blessing of God almighty,
the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit,
be among you and remain with you always.

Amen.

 

© The Crown/Cambridge University Press: The Book of Common Prayer (1662)

A Worship Service  for Advent Season
Common Worship

To accompany the video service on Sunday morning or the Audio Service (but then we omit the Gloria and Creed)

THE ORDER OF SERVICE FOR THE PRESENTATION OF CHRIST IN THE TEMPLE 
Common Worship

To accompany the online service on Sunday morning on 31st January

We Gather to Worship God

Open me the gates of righteousness:
and I will enter and give thanks to the Lord.

The Lord of glory be with you.
The Lord bless you.

Dear friends: forty days ago we celebrated the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Now we recall the day on which he was presented in the Temple, when he was

offered to the Father and shown to his people. As a sign of his coming among us,  

his mother was purified, as we now come to him for cleansing. In their old age Simeon

and Anna recognized him as their Lord, as we today sing of his glory.

 

In this eucharist, we celebrate both the joy of his coming and his searching judgement,

looking back to the day of his birth and forward to the coming days of his passion.

Prayer of Penitence

Jesus says, 'I am the light of the world. He who follows me shall not walk in darkness,

but will have the light of life.’  Let us then bring our secret sins into his light and confess

them in penitence and faith.

All sit or kneel.  Silence is kept for self examination.

We Ask for God's Forgiveness

Father eternal, giver of light and grace,

we have sinned against you and against our neighbour,

in what we have thought, in what we have said and done,

through ignorance, through weakness, through our own deliberate fault.

We have wounded your love, and marred your image in us.

We are sorry and ashamed, 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 lead us out from darkness to walk as children of light.  Amen.

We Receive God's Forgiveness

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.

Gloria (we stand)

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

The Prayer for Today

Almighty Father,
whose Son Jesus Christ was presented in the Temple
and acclaimed the glory of Israel
and the light of the nations:

grant that in him we may be presented to you
and in the world may reflect his glory;
through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

Amen.

We Listen to God's Word

First Reading (please sit)

At the end the reader may say

This is the word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.

Today the Lord is presented in the Temple in substance of our mortal nature.
Alleluia!

Today the Blessed Virgin comes to be purified in accordance with the law.
Alleluia!

Today old Simeon proclaims Christ as the light of the nations and the glory of Israel.
Alleluia! Praise to Christ, the Light of the world!

Amen.

Gospel Reading - please stand

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

Glory to you O Lord.

At the end the reader may say

This is the Gospel of the Lord.

Praise to you, O Christ.

 

Sermon

We Affirm Our Faith

We believe in God the Father, 

from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named.

We believe in God the Son,

who lives in our hearts through faith, 

and fills us with his love.

We believe in God the Holy Spirit,

who strengthens us with power from on high.

We believe in one God;

Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen.

Prayers of Intercession

This response may be used

Lord, have mercy,

Christ, have mercy.

We Share God's Peace

In the tender compassion of our God the dawn from on high has broken upon us,

to shine on those who dwell in darkness and the shadow of death, and to guide our feet

into the way of peace.

 

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

Preparation of the Altar

Be present, be present, Lord Jesus Christ, our risen high priest;
make yourself known in the breaking of bread.
Amen.
 

The Eucharistic Prayer

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 and good,
always and everywhere to give you thanks and praise
through Jesus Christ, who is one with you from all eternity.
For on this day he appeared in the temple
in substance of our flesh to come near to us in judgement.
He searches the hearts of all your people
and brings to light the image of your splendour.
Your servant Simeon acclaimed him as the light to lighten the nations
while Anna spoke of him to all who looked for your redemption.
Destined for the falling and rising of many, he was lifted high upon the cross
and a sword of sorrow pierced his mother’s heart
when by his sacrifice he made our peace with you.
And now we rejoice and glorify your name that we, too, have seen your salvation
and join with angels and archangels in their unending 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.

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 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

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.

 

Breaking of the Bread

We break the bread of life, and that life is the light of the world.
God here among us, light in the midst of us, bring us to light and life.

Agnus Dei

Lamb of God,                      or         Jesus Lamb of God

you take away                                 have mercy on us

the sin of the world,          

have mercy on us.                             Jesus bearer of our sins

                                                     have mercy on us

Lamb of God,                      

you take away                                  Jesus redeemer of the world     

the sin of the world,                           Give us your peace.

have mercy on us.     

       

 Lamb of God,

 you take away

 the sin of the world,

 grant us peace.

The Giving of Communion

The gifts of God for the people of God.

Jesus Christ is holy,

Jesus Christ is Lord,

to the glory of God the Father.

 

We take part in Spiritual Communion

Loving God,

we give thanks for the saving death and resurrection of Jesus,

and we ask you to be close to us just now.

Thanks be to you, Lord Jesus Christ,

for all the benefits you have given me,

for all the pains and insults you have borne for me.

Since I cannot now receive you sacramentally,

I ask you to come spiritually into my heart.

O most merciful redeemer, friend and brother,

may I know you more clearly, love you more dearly,

and follow you more nearly, day by day. Amen.

After Communion

Lord, you fulfilled the hope of Simeon and Anna,
who lived to welcome the Messiah:
may we, who have received these gifts beyond words,
prepare to meet Christ Jesus when he comes

to bring us to eternal life;
for he is alive and reigns, now and for ever.

Amen

Candlemas Procession

 

Now, Lord, you let your servant go in peace:
your word has been fulfilled.

My own eyes have seen the salvation
which you have prepared in the sight of every people;

A light to reveal you to the nations
and the glory of your people Israel.
 

Luke 2.29-32

Glory to the Father and to the Son
and to the Holy Spirit;
as it was in the beginning is now
and shall be for ever.  Amen.

We Go With God's Blessing

Father, here we bring to an end our celebration of the Saviour's birth.
Help us, in whom he has been born, to live his life that has no end.

 

Here we have offered the Church's sacrifice of praise.
Help us, who have received the bread of life, to be thankful for your gift.

Here we have rejoiced with faithful Simeon and Anna.
Help us, who have found the Lord in his temple, to trust in your eternal promises.

Here we have greeted the Light of the world.
Help us, who now extinguish these candles, never to forsake the light of Christ.

All now extinguish their candles.
 

Here we now stand near the place of baptism.
Help us, who are marked with the cross, to share the Lord's death and resurrection.

Here we turn from Christ's birth to his passion.
Help us, for whom Lent is near, to enter deeply into the Easter mystery.

Here we bless one another in your name.
Help us, who now go in peace, to shine with your light in the world.
Thanks be to God!  Amen.

Dismissal

Christ, whose glory fills the skies, fill you with radiance

and scatter the darkness from your path. Christ, the Sun of Righteousness,

gladden your eyes and warm your heart. Christ, the Dayspring from on high,

draw near to guide your feet into the way of peace.

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 light and peace of Christ.

Thanks be to God. Amen.

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THE ORDER OF SERVICE FOR ORDINARY TIME SEASON 
Common Worship

To accompany the online service on Sunday morning

The Gathering

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, 

and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Grace, mercy and peace from God our Father

and the Lord Jesus Christ be with you.

and also with you.

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

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 minister declares God’s forgiveness saying either:

           

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.

 

or

 

Almighty God have mercy on you,
forgive you your sins,
and bring you to everlasting life.
Amen.

 

Gloria (we stand)

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

The president prays the collect which is the special prayer of the day.

At the end all respond

Amen.

First Reading (please sit)

At the end the reader may say

 

This is the word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.

Gospel Reading - please stand

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

Glory to you, O Lord.

 

At the end the reader may say

This is the Gospel of the Lord.

Praise to you, O Christ.

 

Sermon

We Affirm Our Faith

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

This response may be used

Lord of glory, hear our prayer.

The Peace

The minister uses one of these introductions to the peace.

We are the body of Christ.
In the one Spirit we were all baptized into one body.
Let us then pursue all that makes for peace
and builds up our common life.

or

 

‘Where two or three are gathered together in my name,’
says the Lord, ‘there am I in the midst of them.’

 

or

 

We are all one in Christ Jesus.
We belong to him through faith,
heirs of the promise of the Spirit of peace.

The peace of the Lord be always with you.

And also with you.

Let us offer one another a sign of peace.

The Preparation of the Altar

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 Eucharistic Prayer

The Lord is here                       or              The Lord be with you

his spirit is with us                    or              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.

Father, you made the world and love your creation.
You gave your Son Jesus Christ to be our Saviour.
His dying and rising have set us free from sin and death.
And so we gladly thank you,
with saints and angels praising you, saying:

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.

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 the Blessed Virgin Mary, St John the Baptist, 

St Peter and St Paul and All 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.

Blessing and honour and glory and power

be yours for ever and ever. Amen.

The Lord’s Prayer

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.

 

The 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.

Agnus Dei

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.

Loving God, we give thanks for the saving death and resurrection of Jesus, and we ask you to be close to us just now.

Thanks be to you, Lord Jesus Christ, for all the benefits you have given me, for all the pains and insults you have borne for me. Since I cannot now receive you sacramentally, I ask you to come spiritually into my heart. O most merciful redeemer, friend and brother, may I know you more clearly, love you more dearly, and follow you more nearly, day by day. Amen.

The Giving Of 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.

 

or        

 

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.

Prayer After Communion

The post communion prayer is said by the president followed by either

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.

or

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

The peace of God, which passes all understanding,
keep your hearts and minds in the knowledge and love of God,
and of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord;
and the blessing of God almighty, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit,
be among you and remain with you always. Amen.

Blessing

Go in peace to love and serve the Lord.

In the name of Christ. Amen.

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