St Mary’s Ecclesfield
Following Jesus, Celebrating Life, Welcoming All
Thurs 15th July 2021
In the name of the Father, and of the Son,
and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
The Lord be with you.
And also with you.
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 minister introduces a time of silent reflection:
God so loved the world
that he gave his only Son Jesus Christ
to save us from our sins,
to be our advocate in heaven,
and to bring us to eternal life.
Let us confess our sins in penitence and faith,
firmly resolved to keep God’s commandments
and to live in love and peace with all.
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,
and walk humbly with you, our God. Amen.
The minister pronounces God’s forgiveness.
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.
Reading: Exodus 3:13-20
The Divine Name Revealed
But Moses said to God, ‘If I come to the Israelites and say to them, “The God of your ancestors has sent me to you”, and they ask me, “What is his name?” what shall I say to them?’ God said to Moses, ‘I am who I am.’ He said further, ‘Thus you shall say to the Israelites, “I am has sent me to you.”’ God also said to Moses, ‘Thus you shall say to the Israelites, “The Lord, the God of your ancestors, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has sent me to you”:
This is my name for ever,
and this my title for all generations.
Go and assemble the elders of Israel, and say to them, “The Lord, the God of your ancestors, the God of Abraham, of Isaac, and of Jacob, has appeared to me, saying: I have given heed to you and to what has been done to you in Egypt. I declare that I will bring you up out of the misery of Egypt, to the land of the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Amorites, the Perizzites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites, a land flowing with milk and honey.” They will listen to your voice; and you and the elders of Israel shall go to the king of Egypt and say to him, “The Lord, the God of the Hebrews, has met with us; let us now go a three days’ journey into the wilderness, so that we may sacrifice to the Lord our God.” I know, however, that the king of Egypt will not let you go unless compelled by a mighty hand. So I will stretch out my hand and strike Egypt with all my wonders that I will perform in it; after that he will let you go.
This is the word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.
The Psalm: 105:1-2, 23
God’s Faithfulness to Israel
O give thanks to the Lord, call on his name,
make known his deeds among the peoples.
Sing to him, sing praises to him;
tell of all his wonderful works.
Then Israel came to Egypt;
Jacob lived as an alien in the land of Ham.
Glory to the Father, and to the Son,
and to the Holy Spirit.
As it was in the beginning,
is now and shall be forever. Amen.
Hear the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Matthew (Matt 11:7,28-end)
Glory to you, O Lord.
As they went away, Jesus began to speak to the crowds about John: ‘What did you go out into the wilderness to look at? A reed shaken by the wind?
‘Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.’
At the end
This is the Gospel of the Lord.
Praise to you, O Christ.
Lord, in your mercy
hear our prayer.
At the end of the prayers:
accept these prayers
for the sake of your Son,
our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.
The Peace, (please stand)
The peace of the Lord be always with you, and also with you.
The table is prepared for 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.
The Prayer of Thanksgiving B
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.
Father, we give you thanks and praise …
... 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.
We remember Jesus’ Last Supper.
… Let us proclaim the mystery of faith:
Christ has died:
Christ is risen:
Christ will come again.
The prayer ends:
be yours for ever and ever. Amen.
The Lord’s Prayer:
As our Saviour has taught us, so we pray;
Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name;
thy kingdom come;
thy will be done;
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation;
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,
the power and the glory,
for ever and ever. Amen.
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 bearer of our sins,
have mercy on us.
Jesus redeemer of the world,
grant us peace.
We are invited to share communion.
Silence is kept.
Prayer after Communion
Let us go in peace to love and serve the Lord.
In the name of Christ. Amen