The Eucharist 
Christmas to Candlemas

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January 24th  Epiphany 3

Welcome to St. Mary’s

 

The Lord be with you
All and also with you.

 

In the name of the Father,
and of the Son,
and of the Holy Spirit.
All Amen.

 

Welcome and introduction

 

Hymn

 

CP 487

Jesus, good above all other,
gentle child of gentle mother,
in a stable born our brother,
give us grace to persevere.

Jesus, cradled in a manger,
for us facing every danger,
living as a homeless stranger,
make we thee our King most dear.

Jesus, for thy people dying,
risen Master, death defying,
Lord in heaven, thy grace supplying,
keep us to thy presence near.

Jesus, who our sorrows bearest,
all our thoughts and hopes thou sharest,
thou to us the truth declarest;
help us all thy truth to hear.

Lord, in all our doings guide us;
pride and hate shall ne’er divide us;
we’ll go on with thee beside us,
and with joy we’ll persevere!

Percy Dearmer 1867-1936

     

    Prayer of Preparation kneel or sit

     

    All Eternal God,
    who wonderfully created us in your own image
    and yet more wonderfully restored us in your Son Jesus Christ: grant that, as he came to share our lives,
    so we may be partakers of your divine life;
    through the same Christ our Lord. Amen

     

    Prayers of Penitence
    an invitation to confession……

     

    All 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.
    Words of absolution are said

     

    Gloria 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.

     

    The Collect
    The Readings sit

     

    After each reading the reader may say
    This is the word of the Lord.
    All Thanks be to God

     

    Gospel Reading

     

    Alleluia, alleluia……
    All Alleluia

     

    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.
    All Praise to you, O Christ.

     

    Sermon

     

    The Creed stand

     

    Do you believe and trust in God the Father,
    source of all being and life,
    the one for whom we exist?
    All We believe and trust in him.

     

    Do you believe and trust in God the Son,
    who took our human nature,
    died for us and rose again?
    All We believe and trust in him.

     

    Do you believe and trust in God the Holy Spirit,
    who gives life to the people of God
    and makes Christ known in the world?
    All We believe and trust in him.

     

    This is the faith of the Church.
    All This is our faith.
    We believe and trust in one God,
    Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen.

     

    Prayers of intercession

     

    After each section the leader may say

     

    Lord in your mercy
    All Hear our prayer

     

    At the end these words may be used
    Merciful Father,
    All Accept these prayers for the sake of your Son,
    our Saviour Jesus Christ.
    Amen.

     

    The Peace stand

     

    The Peace is introduced with a suitable sentence
    The peace of the Lord be always with you
    All And also with you

     

    The Eucharistic prayer (B)

     

    The Lord be with you
    All And also with you

     

    Lift up your hearts.
    All We lift them to the Lord.

     

    Let us give thanks to the Lord our God
    All 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.
    And now we give you thanks…….

     

    ……..we proclaim your great and glorious name,
    for ever praising you and singing:

     

    All Holy, holy, holy Lord,
    God of power and might,
    heaven and earth are full of your glory.
    Hosanna in the highest.
    Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.
    Hosanna in the highest.

     

    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
    All 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.

     

    a time of silence
    Let us pray with confidence as our Saviour has taught us.

     

    All 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 glory,
    for ever and ever. Amen.

     

    We break this bread to share in the body of Christ

     

    All Though we are many, we are one body,
    because we all share in one bread.

     

    All 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.

     

    Invitation to communion

     

    [Lord Jesus Christ, since I cannot now receive you sacramentally,
    I humbly pray that you will come spiritually to my soul.
    Come, Lord Jesus, come and cleanse me, heal me, strengthen me,
    and unite me to you, now and for ever. Amen]
    *

     

    Prayers after Communion

     

    Silence is kept.

     

    The post communion prayer is said

     

    All 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.

     

    Notices

     

    The Blessing

     

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

     

    Some material included in this service is copyright: © The Archbishops’ Council 2000