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OPENING HYMN Jan Struther © 1931, 1982 Oxford University Press

   

1.Lord of all hopefulness,

Lord of all joy,

Whose trust, ever child-like,

No cares could destroy;

Be there at our waking,

And give us, we pray,

Your bliss in our hearts, Lord,

At the break of the day.

 

  1. Lord of all eagerness, Lord of all faith,

Whose strong hands were skilled

At the plane and the lathe;

Be there at our labours,

And give us, we pray,

Your strength in our hearts, Lord,

At the noon of the day.

  1. Lord of all kindliness, Lord of all grace,

Your hands swift to welcome,

Your arms to embrace;

Be there at our homing,

And give us, we pray,

Your love in our hearts, Lord,

At the eve of the day.

 

 

  1. Lord of all gentleness, Lord of all calm,

Whose voice is contentment,

Whose presence is balm;

Be there at our sleeping,

And give us, we pray,

Your peace in our hearts, Lord,

At the end of the day.

 

 

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.

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

GLORIA George Salazar© 1993 OCP Publications

 

Glory, glory, glory to God. Glory, glory, glory to God.

Glory to God in the heights of the heavens,

peace to God’s people, all people on earth.

Glory, glory, glory to God. Glory, glory, glory to God.

 

Son of the Father, all glory and worship;

praise and thanksgiving to you. Lamb of God

Glory, glory, glory to God. Glory, glory, glory to God.

 

You take away the sin of the world;

have mercy on us, receive our prayer.

Glory, glory, glory to God. Glory, glory, glory to God.

 

Seated in pow’r at the right of the Father,

Jesus alone is the Lord, the Most High.

Glory, glory, glory to God. Glory, glory, glory to God.

 

And with the Spirit of love everlasting,

reigning in glory for ever. Amen

Glory, glory, glory to God. Glory, glory, glory to God.

 

THE COLLECT (The special prayer of the day)

God our saviour, look on this wounded world in pity and in power; hold us fast to your promises of peace won for us by your Son, our Saviour Jesus Christ.

Amen.

FIRST READING: Ezekiel 17.22-end

 

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

 

SECOND READING: 2 Corinthians 5.6-10 [11-13] 14-17

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

GRADUAL HYMN:  Henry Smith © 1978 Integrity’s Hosanna! Music administered by Kingsway’s Thankyou Music

 

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.

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.

 

Give thanks with a grateful heart………

                    (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.

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.

Give thanks

 

THE GOSPEL – Mark 4.26-34

 

We singAlleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia

 

 

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

Glory to you O God

 

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. We share a sign of peace with those standing near us.

 

Blessed are the peace makers, for they shall be called children of God.

We meet in the name of Christ and we share his peace.

The peace of the Lord be always with you.

And also with you.

Let us offer one another a sign of peace.

 

OFFERTORY HYMN: Charles Wesley (1707-1788)

 

1.And can it be that I should gain

an interest in the Saviour’s blood?

Died he for me, who caused His pain?

For me, who him to death pursued?

Amazing love! How can it be

that thou, my God, shouldst die for me?

Amazing love! How can it be

that thou, my God, shouldst die for me?

 

  1. ’Tis mystery all! The Immortal dies:

who can explore his strange design?

In vain the first-born seraph tries

to sound the depths of love divine!

’Tis mercy all! Let earth adore,

let angel minds inquire no more.

’Tis mercy all! Let earth adore,

let angel minds inquire no more.

 

  1. He left his Father’s throne above,

So free, so infinite his grace;

emptied himself of all but love,

and bled for Adam’s helpless race.

‘Tis mercy all, immense and free;

for, O my God, it found out me.

‘Tis mercy all, immense and free;

for, O my God, it found out me.

 

  1. Long my imprisoned spirit lay

fast bound in sin and nature’s night;

thine eye diffused a quickening ray,

I woke, the dungeon flamed with light;

my chains fell off, my heart was free;

I rose, went forth, and followed thee.

my chains fell off, my heart was free;

I rose, went forth, and followed thee.

 

  1. No condemnation now I dread;

Jesus, and all in him, is mine!

Alive in him, my living Head,

and clothed in righteousness divine.

Bold I approach the eternal throne,

and claim the crown, through Christ my own.

Bold I approach the eternal throne,

and claim the crown, through Christ my own.

 

THE EUCHARIST

 

Holy God, holy and strong, holy and immortal, give us the bread of everlasting life, and make us branches of the true vine.  Amen.

 

 

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.

And so we gladly thank you,

with saints and angels praising you, and singing:

 

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. New People’s Mass, A Gregory Murray © 1975, 1987 McCrimmon

 

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 sins of the world, have mercy on us; Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world, have mercy on us. Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world, grant us peace.

New People’s Mass, A Gregory Murray © 1975, 1987 McCrimmon

 

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 HYMN Edwin Hatch (1835-1889).

 

 

1.Breathe on me, Breath of God,

fill me with life anew;

that I may love what thou dost love

and do what thou wouldst do.

 

  1. Breathe on me, Breath of God,

until my heart is pure;

until with thee I will one will,

to do and to endure.

 

  1. Breathe on me, Breath of God,

till I am wholly thine;

until this earthly part of me

glows with thy fire divine.

 

  1. Breathe on me, Breath of God,

so shall I never die,

but live with thee the perfect life

of thine eternity.

 

 

Prayers after Communion

O God, whose beauty is beyond our imagining and whose power we cannot comprehend: show us your glory as far as we can grasp it, and shield us from knowing more than we can bear until we may look upon you without fear; 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: © 1961 Timothy Dudley-Smith

1.Tell out my soul, the greatness of the Lord!

Unnumbered blessings, give my spirit voice;

tender to me the promise of his word;

in God my Saviour shall my heart rejoice.

 

  1. Tell out my soul, the greatness of his name!

Make known his might,

the deeds his arm has done;

his mercy sure, from age to age the same;

his holy name—the Lord, the Mighty One.

 

  1. Tell out my soul, the greatness of his might!

Powers and dominions lay their glory by.

Proud hearts and stubborn wills

are put to flight,

the hungry fed, the humble lifted high.

 

  1. Tell out, my soul, the glories of his word!

Firm is his promise and his mercy sure.

Tell out, my soul, the greatness of the Lord

to children’s children and for evermore!

 

 

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