Holy Communion Service for Sunday Club

An Order for Holy Communion

Gathering and welcome

 

Hymn

 

Grace, mercy and peace

from God our Father

and the Lord Jesus Christ

be with you

and also with you.

 

Lord, direct our thoughts, and teach us to pray.

Lift up our hearts to worship you in spirit and in truth,

through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Amen.

 

Confession – saying sorry and putting our lives in order before God

The gospel calls us to turn away from sin and be faithful to Christ.

As we offer ourselves to him in penitence and faith, we renew our confidence and trust in his mercy.

 

Almighty God,

long-suffering and of great goodness:

I confess to you,

I confess with my whole heart

my neglect and forgetfulness of your commandments,

my wrong doing, thinking, and speaking;

the hurts I have done to others,

and the good I have left undone.

O God, forgive me, for I have sinned against you;

and raise me to newness of life;

through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Amen.

 

May the God of all 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.

 

Praising God’s Glory

Peruvian Gloria

The Lord is my light and my salvation.

The Lord is my light and my salvation.

The Lord is the strength of my life.

The Lord is my light and my salvation.

Glory to the Father and to the Son

and to the Holy Spirit.

The Lord is my light and my salvation.

 

The Collect (prayer for the day)

 

Bible Readings

At the end of the reading:

This is the word of the Lord

Thanks be to God

 

Listen now for the Gospel

Gospel

Hear the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to…

Glory to you O Lord

At the end

This is the Gospel of the Lord

Praise to you O Christ

 

Sermon

Let us affirm our faith in Jesus Christ the Son of God.

All   Though he was divine, he did not cling to equality with God, but made himself nothing. Taking the form of a slave, he was born in human likeness. He humbled himself and was obedient to death, even the death of the cross. Therefore God has raised him on high, and given him the name above every name: that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, and every voice proclaim that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

Amen.

 

Prayers of Intercession

The Peace

 we greet one another in Christ’s name

God will speak peace to his people,

to those who turn to him in their hearts.

The peace of the Lord be always with you.

And also with you

 

Prayer of Preparation

With this bread that we bring

All   we shall remember Jesus.

With this wine that we bring

All   we shall remember Jesus.


Eucharistic Prayer

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.

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:

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 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.

[All   Amen. Lord, we believe.]

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.

[All   Amen. Lord, we believe.]

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.

[All   Amen. Lord, we believe.]

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.

[All   Amen. Lord, we believe.]

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.

[All   Amen. Come, Lord Jesus.]

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.

[All   Amen. Come, Holy Spirit.]

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.

[All   Amen. Come, Holy Spirit.]

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.

All   Amen.

 

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 the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.

Breaking of the Bread

Every time we eat this bread and drink this cup,

All   we proclaim the Lord’s death

until he comes.

 

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.

 

Jesus is the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world. Blessed are those who are called to his supper.

All   Lord, I am not worthy to receive you,

but only say the word, and I shall be healed.

 

Hymn

Post Communion Prayer

 

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.

 

Blessing

Now may the Lord of peace himself

give you peace at all times and in every way. The Lord be with you all;

and the blessing…

 

Hymn

 

Go in the peace of Christ

Thanks be to God

 

 


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