Online Service for Corpus Christi Sunday, 19th June 2022

Morning Prayer 
Sunday, 19 June 2022
The Day of Thanksgiving for the Institution of Holy Communion (Corpus Christi)

 

Preparation

O Lord, open our lips
Alland our mouth shall proclaim your praise.

 

Blessed are you, Sovereign God, creator of all,
to you be glory and praise for ever.
You founded the earth in the beginning
and the heavens are the work of your hands.
In the fullness of time you made us in your image,
and in these last days you have spoken to us
in your Son Jesus Christ, the Word made flesh.
As we rejoice in the gift of your presence among us
let the light of your love always shine in our hearts,
your Spirit ever renew our lives
and your praises ever be on our lips.
Blessed be God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
AllBlessed be God for ever.

after Lancelot Andrewes (1626)

 

A Song of God’s Blessing

1God be gracious to us and bless us 
and make his face to shine upon us,

2That your way may be known upon earth, 
your saving power among all nations.

3Let the peoples praise you, O God; 
let all the peoples praise you.

4O let the nations rejoice and be glad, 
for you will judge the peoples righteously
and govern the nations upon earth.

5Let the peoples praise you, O God; 
let all the peoples praise you.

6Then shall the earth bring forth her increase, 
and God, our own God, will bless us.

7God will bless us, 
and all the ends of the earth shall fear him.

Psalm 67

AllGlory 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.

 

The night has passed, and the day lies open before us;
let us pray with one heart and mind.

Silence is kept.

As we rejoice in the gift of this new day,
so may the light of your presence, O God,
set our hearts on fire with love for you;
now and for ever.
AllAmen.

 

The Word of God

Psalmody

 

Psalm 116:10-17

 

10 I kept my faith, even when I said,
 ‘I am greatly afflicted’;
11 I said in my consternation,
 ‘Everyone is a liar.’

12 What shall I return to the Lord
 for all his bounty to me?
13 I will lift up the cup of salvation
 and call on the name of the Lord,
14 I will pay my vows to the Lord
 in the presence of all his people.
15 Precious in the sight of the Lord
 is the death of his faithful ones.
16 O Lord, I am your servant;
 I am your servant, the child of your serving-maid.
 You have loosed my bonds.
17 I will offer to you a thanksgiving sacrifice
 and call on the name of the Lord.

 

Compassionate God,
as you know each star you have created,
so you know the secrets of every heart;
in your loving mercy bring to your table
all who are fearful and broken,
all who are wounded and needy,
that our hungers may be satisfied
in the city of your peace;
through Christ who is our peace.

 

AllGlory 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.

 

Old Testament Reading

Genesis 14:18-20

 

18 And King Melchizedek of Salem brought out bread and wine; he was priest of God Most High. 19 He blessed him and said,

‘Blessed be Abram by God Most High,
 maker of heaven and earth;
20 and blessed be God Most High,
 who has delivered your enemies into your hand!’

And Abram gave him one-tenth of everything.

 

Canticle

Refrain:

AllI have given you as a light to the nations,
and I have called you in righteousness.

1Thus says God, who created the heavens, 
who fashioned the earth and all that dwells in it;

2Who gives breath to the people upon it 
and spirit to those who walk in it,

3‘I am the Lord and I have called you in righteousness, 
I have taken you by the hand and kept you;

4‘I have given you as a covenant to the people, 
a light to the nations, to open the eyes that are blind,

5‘To bring out the captives from the dungeon, 
from the prison, those who sit in darkness.

6‘I am the Lord, that is my name; 
my glory I give to no other.’

Isaiah 42.5-8a

AllGlory 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.

AllI have given you as a light to the nations,
and I have called you in righteousness.

 

New Testament Reading

1 Corinthians 11:23-26

The Institution of the Lord’s Supper

23 For I received from the Lord what I also handed on to you, that the Lord Jesus on the night when he was betrayed took a loaf of bread, 24 and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, ‘This is my body that is for[a] you. Do this in remembrance of me.’ 25 In the same way he took the cup also, after supper, saying, ‘This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.’ 26 For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.

 

 

 

Fear not, for I have redeemed you.
I have called you by name; you are mine.
AllFear not, for I have redeemed you.
I have called you by name; you are mine.
When you pass through the waters, I will be with you.
When you walk through fire, you shall not be burned.
AllI have called you by name; you are mine.
Glory to the Father and to the Son
and to the Holy Spirit.
AllFear not, for I have redeemed you.
I have called you by name; you are mine.

from Isaiah 43

 

Gospel Reading

John 6:51-58

51 I am the living bread that came down from heaven. Whoever eats of this bread will live for ever; and the bread that I will give for the life of the world is my flesh.’

52 The Jews then disputed among themselves, saying, ‘How can this man give us his flesh to eat?’ 53 So Jesus said to them, ‘Very truly, I tell you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you. 54 Those who eat my flesh and drink my blood have eternal life, and I will raise them up on the last day; 55 for my flesh is true food and my blood is true drink. 56 Those who eat my flesh and drink my blood abide in me, and I in them. 57 Just as the living Father sent me, and I live because of the Father, so whoever eats me will live because of me. 58 This is the bread that came down from heaven, not like that which your ancestors ate, and they died. But the one who eats this bread will live for ever.’

 

Gospel Canticle

The Benedictus (The Song of Zechariah) 
 

Refrain:

AllI am the living bread which came down from heaven;
whoever eats of this bread will live for ever.

1Blessed be the Lord the God of Israel, 
who has come to his people and set them free.

2He has raised up for us a mighty Saviour, 
born of the house of his servant David.

3Through his holy prophets God promised of old 
to save us from our enemies,
from the hands of all that hate us,

4To show mercy to our ancestors, 
and to remember his holy covenant.

5This was the oath God swore to our father Abraham: 
to set us free from the hands of our enemies,

6Free to worship him without fear, 
holy and righteous in his sight
all the days of our life.

7And you, child, shall be called the prophet of the Most High, 
for you will go before the Lord to prepare his way,

8To give his people knowledge of salvation 
by the forgiveness of all their sins.

9In the tender compassion of our God 
the dawn from on high shall break upon us,

10To shine on those who dwell in darkness and the shadow of death, 
and to guide our feet into the way of peace.

Luke 1.68-79

AllGlory 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.

Refrain:

AllI am the living bread which came down from heaven;
whoever eats of this bread will live for ever.

 

Barbara's Prayers

 

The Collect of the day

Lord Jesus Christ,
we thank you that in this wonderful sacrament
you have given us the memorial of your passion:
grant us so to reverence the sacred mysteries
 of your body and blood
that we may know within ourselves
and show forth in our lives
the fruits of your redemption;
for you are alive and reign with the Father
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.
AllAmen.

 

The Lord’s Prayer 

Let us pray with confidence as our Saviour has taught us

AllOur 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.

 

The Conclusion

The Lord bless us, and preserve us from all evil,
and keep us in eternal life.
AllAmen.

Let us bless the Lord.
AllThanks be to God.

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