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Mass Setting today –- Mass of St Thomas Copyright 2012 David Thorne Music

 

OPENING HYMN: George Herbert (1593-1633)

Let all the world in every corner sing,

‘My God and King!’

The heavens are not too high,

His praise may thither fly;

The earth is not too low,

His praises there may grow.

Let all the world in every corner sing,

‘My God and King!’

 

Let all the world in every corner sing,

‘My God and King!’

The Church with psalms must shout,

No door can keep them out;

But, above all, the heart

Must bear the longest part.

Let all the world in every corner sing,

‘My God and King!’

 

 

We are gathered together as one body

† 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

 

Before the children leave for Children’s Church we pray together….

Dear God, this church is a family.

Help us to learn together,

to worship together, to share together

and to pray together.

In Jesus’ name. Amen.

 

INVITATION TO CONFESSION

 

My brothers and sisters, as we prepare to celebrate the presence

of Christ in word and sacrament, let us call to mind and confess our sins.

 

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.

 

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

Glory to God, glory to God, Glory to God in the highest.

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.

Glory to God, glory to God, Glory to God in the highest.

 

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.

Glory to God, glory to God, Glory to God in the highest.

 

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.

Glory to God, glory to God, Glory to God in the highest.

 

 

THE COLLECT (The special prayer of the day)

Heavenly Lord, you long for the world’s salvation:

stir us from apathy, restrain us from excess

and revive in us new hope that all creation

will one day be healed in Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

 

 

 

After each reading…This is the word of the Lord: Thanks be to God

 

OLD TESTAMENT READING: Daniel 12.1-3

PSALM: 16

NEW TESTAMENT READING: Hebrews 10.11-25

 

Stand to sing the GRADUAL HYMN:

Give thanks with a grateful heart
Give thanks to the Holy One
Give thanks because He’s given Jesus Christ, His Son          
(repeat)

And now let the weak say, “I am strong”
Let the poor say, “I am rich
Because of what the Lord has done for us”                     
(repeat)

Give thanks with a grateful heart
Give thanks to the Holy One
Give thanks because He’s given Jesus Christ, His Son         
(repeat)

And now let the weak say, “I am strong”
Let the poor say, “I am rich
Because of what the Lord has done for us”                     
(repeat)

Give thanks

 

THE GOSPEL – Mark 13.1-8

 

We sing…Alleluia, Alleluia; Alleluia, Alleluia

 

 

Hear the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Mark.

Glory to you O Lord

 

At the end of the reading: This is the Gospel of the Lord.

Praise to you, O Christ.

 

THE SERMON

 

 

THE NICENE CREED Please stand if you are able

 

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;

he 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

 

RESPONSE: Lord, in your mercy…hear our prayer.

 

At the end of the prayers we say together:

Merciful Father, accept these prayers, for the sake of your Son,

our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen

 

 

 

 

THE PEACE:  Please stand.

 

Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly. Let the peace of Christ             rule in your hearts.

The peace of the Lord be always with you. And also with you.

Let us offer one another a sign of peace.

We share a sign of peace with those nearest us.

 

OFFERTORY HYMN: ©1994 Stephen Dean, published by Decani Music

 

 

1.Thanks be to God whose love has gathered us this day;

thanks be to God who helps and guides us on our way.

Thanks be to God who gives us voice that we may thank him:

Deo gratias, Deo gratias, thanks be to God most high.

 

2.Thanks be to God for all the gifts of life and light;

thanks be to God whose care protects us day and night.

Thanks be to God who keeps in mind us who forget him:

Deo gratias, Deo gratias, thanks be to God most high.

 

3.Thanks be to God who knows our secret joys and fears;

thanks be to God who when we call him always hears.

Thanks be to God our rock and strength ever sustaining:

Deo gratias, Deo gratias, thanks be to God most high

 

4.Thanks be to God who never turns his face away;

thanks be to God who heals and pardons all who stray.

Thanks be to God who welcomes us into his kingdom:

Deo gratias, Deo gratias, thanks be to God most high.

 

5.Thanks be to God who made our world and all we see;

thanks be to God who gave his Son to set us free.

Thanks be to God whose Spirit brings warmth and rejoicing:

Deo gratias, Deo gratias, thanks be to God most high.

 

 

THE PREPARATION OF THE TABLE

 

Blessed be God, by whose grace creation is renewed, by whose love heaven is opened, by whose mercy we offer our sacrifice of praise.

Blessed be God for ever.

 

THE EUCHARIST

 

The Lord be with you.  And also with you

 

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, 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

Therefore, with angels and archangels, and with all the company of heaven, we proclaim your great and glorious name, for ever praising you and singing

 

Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might,

heaven and earth are full of your glory.

Hosanna, hosanna, hosanna in the highest.

Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.

Hosanna, hosanna, 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 the Blessed Virgin Mary, St Alban, 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.

 

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

 

 

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.

 

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

 

God’s holy gifts, for God’s holy people.

Jesus Christ is holy, Jesus Christ is Lord,

to the glory of God the father.

 

All baptised Christians who receive communion in their own churches are welcome to receive communion. Any member of the congregation may come to receive a blessing

COMMUNION HYMNS:

(Choir)

How deep the Father’s love for us,
How vast beyond all measure,
That He should give His only Son
To make a wretch His treasure.
How great the pain of searing loss –
The Father turns His face away,
As wounds which mar the Chosen One
Bring many sons to glory.

 

Behold the man upon a cross,
My sin upon His shoulders;
Ashamed, I hear my mocking voice
Call out among the scoffers.
It was my sin that held Him there
Until it was accomplished;
His dying breath has brought me life –
I know that it is finished.

I will not boast in anything,
No gifts, no power, no wisdom;
But I will boast in Jesus Christ,
His death and resurrection.
Why should I gain from His reward?
I cannot give an answer;
But this I know with all my heart –
His wounds have paid my ransom.

Stuart Townend Copyright © 1995 Thankyou Music

 

 

The Lord’s my shepherd, I’ll not want;
He makes me lie in pastures green.
He leads me by the still, still waters,
His goodness restores my soul.

And I will trust in You alone,
And I will trust in You alone,
For Your endless mercy follows me,
Your goodness will lead me home.

He guides my ways in righteousness,
And He anoints my head with oil,
And my cup, it overflows with joy,
I feast on His pure delights.

And though I walk the darkest path,
I will not fear the evil one,
For You are with me, and Your rod and staff
Are the comfort I need to know.

Stuart Townend Copyright © 1996 Thankyou Music 

 

 

POST COMMUNION PRAYERS

 

Gracious Lord, in this holy sacrament you give substance to our hope: bring us at the last to that fullness of life for which we long; through Jesus Christ our Saviour. Amen.

 

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

 

THE BLESSING AND DISMISSAL

 

The Lord bless you and watch over you,

the Lord make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you,

the Lord look kindly on you and give you peace,

and the blessing …

Go in peace, to love and serve the Lord.

In the name of Christ. Amen

 

CLOSING HYMN:  Frances J. van Alstyne (1820-1915)

 

 

  1. To God be the glory! Great things he has done!

So loved he the world that he gave us his Son,

Who yielded his life an atonement for sin,

and opened the life-gate that all may go in.

 

Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord!

Let the earth hear his voice!

Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord!

Let the people rejoice!

O come to the Father through Jesus the Son;

And give him the glory,

great things he has done!

 

  1. O perfect redemption, the purchase of blood!

To every believer the promise of God;

the vilest offender who truly believes,

that moment from Jesus a pardon receives.

 

  1. Great things he has taught us, great things he has done,

and great our rejoicing through Jesus the Son:

But purer and higher and greater will be

our wonder, our worship, when Jesus we see!

 

 

 

 

 

Please do stay for refreshments. Everyone is welcome here and if you are new or just visiting please feel welcomed as one of the family

 

 

Common worship: Services and Prayers for the Church of England, material from which is included in this service, is © The Archbishop’s Council 2000. Calamus Licence Number 95 CCL Licence Number 078543