The Gathering

 

As the ministers enter please stand

Please join in the parts of the service in bold type

 

 

The Greeting

 

After the welcome the president invites us to hold a time of silent prayer

 

Notices (including banns of marriage) may be given here or before the Dismissal

 

The president may say

 

In the name of the Father,

and of the Son,

and of the Holy Spirit. Amen

 

The president greets the people

 

The Lord be with you

and also with you

 

(or)

 

Grace, mercy and peace

from God our Father

and the Lord Jesus Christ

be with you

and also with you

 

 

From Easter Day to Pentecost this acclamation follows

 

Alleluia. Christ is risen.

He is risen indeed. Alleluia

 

 

A hymn may be sung

 

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

 

A minister uses a seasonal invitation to confession or other suitable words

 

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

 

(or)

 

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

 

Or the Kyrie Eleison may be used

 

Lord, have mercy

Lord, have mercy

 

Christ, have mercy

Christ, have mercy

 

Lord, have mercy

Lord, have mercy

 

The president says

 

Almighty God,

who forgives all who truly repent,

have mercy upon you,

pardon and deliver you from all your sins,

confirm and strengthen you in all goodness,

and keep you in life eternal;

through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen                                                                         

 

The Gloria in Excelsis may be said or sung

 

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 Collect

 

As we remain standing, the president introduces a period of silent prayer.

The Collect is said, and all respond

 

Amen

 

After the Collect a Childrenís Hymn may be sung

The young people may go out to Sunday Club

 

 

The Liturgy of the Word

 

Readings

 

Either one or two readings from Scripture precede the Gospel reading

 

At the end of each the reader may say

 

This is the word of the Lord                          

Thanks be to God

                                               

(or)

 

Let us wait upon the Lord

In whose word is our hope                                                                         


A hymn may be sung, or there may be a Psalm

 

At the end of the Psalm:

 

Glo- ry to the Father and to | the | Son * 

and to the | Ho- | ly | Spirt; 

as it was in the beginning | is | now * 

and shall be for ever. ē A || men.

 

 

Gospel Reading

 

We remain standing

 

When the Gospel is announced the reader says

 

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

 

 

The Creed

 

Sundays and Principal Holy Days the Nicene Creed is said

 

We believe in one God,

the Father, the Almighty,

maker of heaven and earth,

of all that is,

seen and unseen.

 

We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ,

the only Son of God,

eternally begotten of the Father,

God from God, Light from Light,

true God from true God,

begotten, not made,

of one Being with the Father;

through him all things were made.

For us and for our salvation he came down from heaven,

was incarnate from the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary

and was made man.

For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate;

he suffered death and was buried.

 

On the third day he rose again

in accordance with the Scriptures;

he ascended into heaven

and is seated at the right hand of the Father.

He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead,

and his kingdom will have no end.

 

We believe in the Holy Spirit,

the Lord, the giver of life,

who proceeds from the Father and the Son,

who with the Father and the Son is worshipped and glorified,

who has spoken through the prophets.

 

We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church.

We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.

We look for the resurrection of the dead,

and the life of the world to come. Amen.

 

 

Prayers of Intercession

 

 

Before the intercessions candles may be lit in memory of the recently departed

(usually on the Third Sunday of the month)

 

 

These responses may be used:

 

Lord, in your mercy

hear our prayer

 

(or)

 

Lord, hear us

Lord, graciously hear us

 

And at the end

 

Merciful Father,

accept these prayers

for the sake of your Son,

our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen

 

 

The Liturgy of the Sacrament

 

The Peace (We stand)

 

The president may introduce the Peace with a suitable sentence, and then says

 

The peace of the Lord be always with you

and also with you

 

Let us offer one another a sign of peace

 

All may exchange a sign of peace

 

Preparation of the Table


Taking of the Bread and Wine

 

 

A hymn may be sung

 

The gifts of the people may be gathered and presented

 

The table is prepared, and bread and wine are placed upon it

 

 

The Prayer of Preparation

 

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

 

(or)

 

Blessed are you, Lord God of all creation:

through your goodness we have this bread to offer,

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 offer,

fruit of the vine and work of human hands.

It will become for us the cup of salvation.

Blessed be God for ever.

 

Blessed are you, Lord God of all creation:

through your goodness we have this money to offer,

the fruit of our labour and the skills you have given us.

Take us and our possessions to do your work in the world.

Blessed be God for ever.

 

 

The president takes the bread and wine                                                               

 

 

 

 

 

Prayer A

 

If an Extended Preface is used, it replaces all words between the opening dialogue and the Sanctus

 

The Lord be with you                  (or)              The Lord is here

and also with you                                        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,

it is our duty and our joy,

at all times and in all places

to give you thanks and praise,

holy Father, heavenly King,

almighty and eternal God,

through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord.

 

For he is your living Word;

through him you have created all things from the beginning,

and formed us in your own image.

To you be glory and praise for ever

 

Through him you have freed us from the slavery of sin,

giving him to be born of a woman and to die upon the cross;

you raised him from the dead

and exalted him to your right hand on high.

To you be glory and praise for ever

 

Through him you have sent upon us

your holy and life-giving Spirit,

and made us a people for your own possession.

To you be glory and praise for ever

 

Short Proper Preface, when appropriate

 

Therefore with angels and archangels,

and with all the company of heaven,

we proclaim your great and glorious name,

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

 

 

Accept our praises, heavenly Father,

through your Son our Saviour Jesus Christ,                               

and as we follow his example and obey his command,

grant that by the power of your Holy Spirit

these gifts of bread and wine

may be to us his body and his blood;

 

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.

To you be glory and praise for ever

 

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.

To you be glory and praise for ever

 

Therefore, heavenly Father,

we remember his offering of himself

made once for all upon the cross;

we proclaim his mighty resurrection and glorious ascension;

we look for the coming of your kingdom,

and with this bread and this cup

we make the memorial of Christ your Son our Lord.

 

Great is the mystery of faith:

Christ has died:

Christ is risen:

Christ will come again

 

Accept through him, our great high priest,

this our sacrifice of thanks and praise,

and as we eat and drink these holy gifts

in the presence of your divine majesty,

renew us by your Spirit,

inspire us with your love

and unite us in the body of your Son,

Jesus Christ our Lord.

To you be glory and praise for ever.

 

Through him, and with him, and in him,

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

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

 

The service continues with the Lordís Prayer

 

Prayer B

 

If an Extended Preface is used, it replaces all words between the opening dialogue and the Sanctus

 

 

The Lord be with you                  (or)              The Lord is here

and also with you                                        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

 

Father, we give you thanks and praise through your beloved Son Jesus Christ,

your living Word, through whom you have created all things;

who was sent by you in your great goodness to be our Saviour.

 

By the power of the Holy Spirit he took flesh;

as your Son, born of the blessed Virgin,

he lived on earth and went about among us;

he opened wide his arms for us on the cross;

he put an end to death by dying for us;

and revealed the resurrection by rising to new life;

so he fulfilled your will and won for you a holy people.

 

Short Proper Preface, when appropriate

 

Therefore with angels and archangels,

and with all the company of heaven,

we proclaim your great and glorious name,

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 service continues with the Lordís Prayer

 

 

 

Prayer D

 

The Lord be with you                  (or)              The Lord is here.

and also with you                                        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

 

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 heavenís song:

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

The service continues with the Lordís Prayer

 

 

Prayer E

 

The Lord be with you                  (or)              The Lord is here.

and also with you                                        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

 

Here follows an Extended Preface or the following

 

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, 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.

 

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.

Great is the mystery of faith:

Christ has died:

Christ is risen:

Christ will come again.

 

Lord of all life,

help us to work together for that day

when your kingdom comes

and justice and mercy will be seen in all the earth.

 

Look with favour on your people,

gather us in your loving arms

and bring us with [N and] all the saints

to feast at your table in heaven.

 

Through Christ, and with Christ, and in Christ,

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

all honour and glory are yours, O loving Father,

for ever and ever. Amen.

 

 

The service continues with the Lordís Prayer

 

 

Prayer F

 

The Lord be with you                   (or)              The Lord is here

and also with you                                         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

 

You are worthy of our thanks and praise,

Lord God of truth,

for by the breath of your mouth

you have spoken your word,

and all things have come into being.

 

You fashioned us in your image

and placed us in the garden of your delight.

Though we chose the path of rebellion

you would not abandon your own.

 

Again and again you drew us into your covenant of grace.

You gave your people the law and taught us by your prophets

to look for your reign of justice, mercy and peace.

 

As we watch for the signs of your kingdom on earth,

we echo the song of the angels in heaven,

evermore 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 God, you are the most holy one,

enthroned in splendour and light,

yet in the coming of your Son Jesus Christ

you reveal the power of your love

made perfect in our human weakness.

 

 

Embracing our humanity,

Jesus showed us the way of salvation;

loving us to the end,

he gave himself to death for us; dying for his own,

he set us free from the bonds of sin,

that we might rise and reign with him in glory.

 

On the night he gave up himself for us all

he 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.

 

Therefore we proclaim the death that he suffered on the cross,

we celebrate his resurrection, his bursting from the tomb,

we rejoice that he reigns at your right hand on high

and we long for his coming in glory.

As we recall the one, perfect sacrifice of our redemption,

Father, by your Holy Spirit let these gifts of your creation

be to us the body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ;

form us into the likeness of Christ

and make us a perfect offering in your sight.

 

Look with favour on your people

and in your mercy hear the cry of our hearts.

Bless the earth, heal the sick, let the oppressed go free

and fill your Church with power from on high.

Gather your people from the ends of the earth

to feast with [N and] all your saints

at the table in your kingdom,

where the new creation is brought to perfection

in 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 service continues with the Lordís Prayer

 

 

 

Prayer G

 

The Lord be with you                  (or)              The Lord is here

and also with you                                        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

 

Blessed are you, Lord God,

our light and our salvation;

to you be glory and praise for ever.

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.

 

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:

 

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

 

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.

 

Great is the mystery of faith:

Christ has died:

Christ is risen:

Christ will come again

 

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.

 

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 Ö

 

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

 

 

The service continues with the Lordís Prayer

 

 

The Lordís 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

 

(or)

 

Let us pray with confidence as our Saviour has taught us

 

Our Father, who art in heaven,

hallowed be thy name;

thy kingdom come;

thy will be done;

on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread.

And forgive us our trespasses,

as we forgive those who trespass against us.

And lead us not into temptation;

but deliver us from evil.

For thine is the kingdom,

the power and the glory,

for ever and ever. Amen

 

 

Communion

 

Breaking of the Bread

 

The president breaks the consecrated bread.

 

We break this bread

to share in the body of Christ.

Though we are many, we are one body,

because we all share in one bread

 

The Agnus Dei may be used as the bread is broken

 

Jesus, Lamb of God,                (or)    Lamb of God,

have mercy on us.                              you take away the sin of the world,

                                                            have mercy on us.

Jesus, bearer of our sins,

have mercy on us.                              Lamb of God,

                                                            you take away the sin of the world,

Jesus, 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.

 

 

Giving of Communion

 

The president says:

 

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, from Easter Day to Pentecost

 

Alleluia. Christ our passover is sacrificed for us.

Therefore let us keep the feast. Alleluia

 

The president and people receive Communion

 

A hymn may be sung

 

Prayer after Communion

 

The Post-Communion Collect is said

 

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 Christís 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

 

We share good news, notices (including banns of marriage if appropriate)

may be given here if not at the beginning of the service.

 

The Dismissal

 

A hymn may be sung

 

The president may use this blessing, or another suitable blessing

 

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

 

A minister says

 

Go in peace to love and serve the Lord.

In the name of Christ. Amen

 

or, from Easter Day to Pentecost

 

Go in the peace of Christ. Alleluia, alleluia.

Thanks be to God. Alleluia, alleluia                                                  

 

 

The Parochial Church Council of The Ecclesiastical Parish St Marys Ecclesfield - Charity Commission Reg. No. 1144309

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