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Liturgy and News Sheet: 20th June 2021

 

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Parochial Church Council meets this Tuesday 
We will be –
Appointing Officers
Setting a Junior Church budget
Setting the amount for Parish Share (c.37K)
Reviewing outstanding works to site, the nursery licence, and projects like the screen
Ratifying the Charity disbursement for 2021
Living in Love and Faith – C of E initiative around sexuality and relationships.

Diocesan Synod – new members from our Deanery
We are proud to have a St Hilda’s member on the Diocesan Synod- Mr Tony Budgen stood for election along with Ms Despina Francoise. They will also be members of the Deanery Synod.

Lent Giving – We have 50 jars back, plus online giving, a total of £2,586.38
A fabulous effort: we have sent a total of £1736 for Jubilee Campaign.
This will enable them to complete the ‘Jessie’s House’ shop project completely.
Jubilee Campaign – Jesse’s House Project, £1,736 sent.
Click this link to find out more 

Living in Love and Faith – this year the Church of England has a special initiative around sex, sexuality, marriage and relationships. Every parish is asked to join in and make a report by  this October. Gloria and Fr Stuart have been reviewing the materials. Here is the introduction. https://youtu.be/g7A3wt0jqZM
We are proposing to the PCC that we have two groups, one in the afternoon and one by Zoom in the evening.

Next Sunday 27th June Trinity 4
8.30 Said Eucharist

10.10 Principal Eucharist – All welcome: please wear masks and sit in the seats indicated to preserve the 2 metre rule.

Calendar of Holy Days and Saints Days this Week
Click the links to learn more and celebrate these feast and festival  days
Monday:  
Tuesday:  
Wednesday: St Etheldreda
You tube story from Ely Cathdral 
Thursday: Birth of St John the Baptist (Mid Summer Day)
Friday
Saturday:

Prayer of St Richard of Chichester
Thanks be to thee, my Lord Jesus Christ,
for all the benefits thou hast given me,
for all the pains and insults thou hast borne for me.
O most merciful redeemer, friend and brother,
may I know thee more clearly,
love thee more dearly,
and follow thee more nearly, day by day.
Amen.   

News of the Video Screen –  After The site visit on Tuesday 20th April, everything is now again on course, and we should have this installed soon.

Stewardship and Donating during the Covid Crisis:
Thanks to all who have braved banking online to send in donations. Tip for online banking: you have to leave out the apostrophe in ‘St Hildas’, so that it reads ‘St Hildas’- otherwise the banks will not accept our account name.

Food Bank – 25 kg was taken to the centre on Fri 4th June (1011kg since 2019)
We are still collecting. We need packaged foods, especially tins of meat, vegetables, and fish (preferably not baked beans), long life whole milk, also toiletries, including toothpaste and lavatory paper.  All packets and tubes must be unopened and fully sealed.

10:10 in Church:  the Livestream continues for those who are home sheltering 

Liturgy Sheet 10:10 am

Introit

In the name + of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
Amen

The Greeting

The Lord be with you
 and also with you

Introduction and Prayers of Penitence

 The celebrant introduces the Eucharist and leads us into the preparation
 Silence for reflection.

Almighty God
Our heavenly Father,
we have sinned against you
in thought and word and deed,
and in what we have left undone.
For your Son our Lord Jesus Christ’s sake,
forgive us all that is past;
and grant that we may serve you
in newness of life
to the glory of your name.
Amen.

The celebrant declares God’s forgiveness of our sins: we respond
Amen.

Gloria in Excelsis Deo
Sung today by the cantors

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.  
Amen

The Collect

Amen.

The Liturgy of the Word

Old Testament Reading Job 38: 1, 8-11

The New Testament Reading – 2 Corinthians 5:14-17
This is the word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

Gospel Procession and Alleluia
Please Stand to make ready to greet Our Lord in the reading of His Gospel.

Alleluia 
The cantor sings the Sentence
Alleluia

The Gospel – Mark 4:35-41

The Lord be with you.
And also with you.
Hear the Gospel of Our Lord Jesus Christ According to ……..
Glory to you O Lord

After the Gospel is read
This is the Gospel of the Lord.
Praise to you, O Christ.

Sermon

Nicene Creed  

I believe in one God
 the Father Almighty,
Maker of heaven and earth,
And of all things visible and invisible:
And in one Lord Jesus Christ,
the only-begotten Son of God,
Begotten of his Father
     before all  worlds,
God of God, Light of Light,
very God of very God,
Begotten, not made,
Being of one substance with the
  Father, By whom all things were made:
 Who for us men, and for our salvation
came down from heaven
  and was incarnate by the Holy Ghost
     of the Virgin Mary
     And was made man
  And was crucified also for us
  under Pontius Pilate.
 He suffered and was buried,
  And the third day he rose again
according to the scriptures,
And ascended into heaven,
And sitteth on the right hand
    of the Father.
And he shall come again with glory
to judge both the quick and the dead:
  Whose kingdom shall have no end.
  And I believe in the Holy Ghost,
The Lord, The giver of life,

Who proceedeth from the Father and the Son,
Who with the Father and the Son together
   is worshipped and glorified,
Who spake by the Prophets.
 And I believe One Holy Catholic
    and Apostolic Church.
I acknowledge one Baptism for
   the remission of sins.
And I look for the Resurrection of the dead,
And the Life of the world to come. Amen
.

The Intercessions

This bidding and response may be used:
Lord hear us,
Lord graciously hear us.

For the Church throughout the World  that Our Lord’s loving presence may keep the Church steady and connected to her purpose and calling. That each of us may nurture that still point within.  For all giving counsel, for all forming others in prayer and worship.

For our Diocesan Bishop Christopher in his office as our Bishop and also for his swift recovery and strength of body.  For the area bishops and assistant bishops of our diocese, especially our Area Bishop Karowei.

For all to be ordained this Petertide:
Especially for David Povall being ordained priest to serve at St Peter’s Clapham.

For our Queen and Government –  for able and focused leadership in the life of our nation.  For a spirit of health giving priorities in our parliament.  For all that promotes healthy and joyful living and relationships at every level of society.   

For all in Authority throughout the World – that opportunities for nations to build up trust and friendship may be taken and nurtured at this time.

For those Troubled of Body, Mind or Spirit
For all who badly need a holiday, for all who are searching for work, for those struggling to keep their home.
For those who are sick – Chris Wadsworth, Domitila Parra, Beresford Fray, Ourania Rachmanidou, Mallika Paula, Tim Guest, Pru Corp. 
For those who are bereaved Collette and Jackie Smoker and family
 
For the Recently Departed -Bridget Smoker, Maureen McErlaine.
And for those whose Anniversaries fall this week –  Jan Stokes, Joseph Turner.

Rest eternal grant unto them, O Lord
Let light perpetual shine upon them

We ask the Prayers of the Saints – for the prayers of the patrons of our parishes.  For the prayers of  John the Baptist, our Blessed Lady and all the saints that the core of who we are may be formed around the loving presence of Christ and his purpose for our lives.

Merciful Father,
accept these prayers
for the sake of your Son,
our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.

The Liturgy of the Sacrament

The Peace
The celebrant introduces the peace…
….the peace of the Lord be always with you
and also with you

Let us offer one another the sign of peace – if we can.

Preparation of the Altar

Pray brothers and sisters that this sacrifice and yours
may be acceptable to God the Almighty Father.
May the Lord accept
the sacrifice at your hands,
for the praise and glory of his name,
for our good
and the good of all his church

The Eucharistic Prayer

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 him thanks and praise.

 (The celebrant proclaims the Work of Salvation; our cause of Thanksgiving to God )

……..Therefore with angels and archangels and with all the company of heaven we proclaim your great and glorious name for ever praising you and saying: 

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.

(The Holy Spirit is called down upon the gifts)

Great is the Mystery of Faith:

Christ has died, Christ is risen, Christ will come again.

 The prayer continues until…….
 by whom, with whom, and in whom,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit, all honour and glory are yours, Almighty Father, for ever and ever. Amen.

 The Lord’s Prayer

 Let us pray with confidence to the Father in the words Our Saviour gave us.

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

The celebrant breaks the Host, saying:

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.

Agnus Dei

    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.

Giving of Communion

Behold the Lamb of God. Behold him who takes away the sin of the world. Blessed are those who are called to his supper.
Lord, I am not worthy to receive you, but only say the word, and I shall be healed.

Fr Stuart will receive communion physically for us all. Those in Church receive communion in silence. We invite Our Lord’s living presence to well up in our hearts and flow through our lives by the power of the Holy Spirit given at our Baptism.

Communion Meditation:  Organ or Hymn Solo

Post Communion – if used

Or we say together

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.

The Notices

Blessing

The Lord be with you.
And also with you.

The Peace of God….
and the blessing of God Almighty…                  
…now and always.
Amen.

Dismissal – Sending out

Go in the peace of Christ.
Thanks be to God.

Trinity 3  ‘and he rebuked the wind and waves saying  “Peace be Still”‘

Trinity 1 Dedication to Service of GodSometimes it’s good to listen to a new hymn – .  This offering is from Christ Church, Bellingham.

 

Whitsunday – Veni Creator Spiritus. A piece from an early composer – John Dunstable.
 The Holy Spirit brings  all things to be; all things to evolve toward their perfect end;  welling up in those who desire, to make them Sons and Daughters of God, renewed in Christ Jesus.

Easter 6 and 7 – Enjoy these children from India singing the Gospel text for today

Easter 5 –  “I am the True vine”

Easter 4 – The sheep that hear his voice follow him – Lead on Lord

Easter 3   Dearest Jesu we are here at thy call thy presence owning

Easter: Christ lag in Todesbanden.  The disturbing power of the Resurrection is in no doubt in Bach’s mind: no ‘dolly-mixture glory for a snowflake generation here’. Bach takes this solemn Easter hymn and makes it into a majestic tribute to God’s transforming power – ‘Christ though laid in deathly bands, now to Life is risen’.

 

Palm Sunday  – Hosanna to the Son of David   – Thomas Weelkes

Lent 5 – Unless a grain of wheat shall fall 

Lent 4 –  God so Loved the World

Lent 3 The Word of God works in those who desire him, by the the power of Love he  Cleanses, Illuminates and Unites them in His Divine Life forever.

Lent song – worth listening to every day to allow the message to sink into your heart.  The whole song draws on Scripture.  

Music for the Sunday next before Lent  –  Seeking the God we thought had gone from us,  yet who ever seeks to renew his presence in us – Take my heart, I lay down my weapons; break my chains and set me free”.

Music  for Sexagesima:   A song to help us stop running, and to find time for God

 

Music for Epiphany 4 – Who is the Messiah?  What is hidden to many is  revealed to those who long for his appearing. 

Epiphany 3  – two offerings one High Energy and one Trad – to encourage

 

 

Epiphany 3

 

Epiphany –  How brightly Shines the Morning Star

Christmas – In dulci Jubilo  

 

4th Sunday of Advent – the spotless rose, which blooms at the warming touch of the Holy Spirit, reveals Heaven now joined with Earth, Emmanuel, God with us.

3rd Sunday of Advent- John the Baptist Heralds Jesus –
one traditional, one modern

Advent Music – try ‘Hark a Herald Voice’ in this rather good folk style rendition, or scroll further down for ‘Rorate Caeli’ (The Advent Prose) or, if that is too austere, try a web search on YouTube and see what you can find.

Music for Trinity 23 – The Parable of the Talents – “Enter your master’s joy”.  Our confident hope springs from the knowledge of the work of God that we feel and know working within us as a result of our Faith.  We know this work is happening when our perspective and actions have been transformed in the present – the talents are multiplied, the Kingdom is being revealed.

www.https://youtu.be/z98Zvr1CyXg

Trinity 22 : Remembrance Sunday – ‘My soul there is a country’

Trinity  18

 

Two Offerings of  Music for Trinity 17 Gospel : the first is a celebration of offering ourselves to the Kingdom, the second of contemplative teaching and encouraging us to contemplate and wait upon God’s guidance.

 

keeping  our mind united with of Christ

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Music for Trinity 12  Gospel –  “Anyone who loses his life for my sake will save it”

We sing this one at St Hilda’s: it’s good to have time just to listen to the words, as they help us to see in different scenarios how we might lose our life to find it, and to recognise the challenge.

Music for Trinity 11  –  Gospel – ” You are the Christ the Son of the living God”
Here are two different Home Sheltering period offerings, one modern and one traditional

Music for the Assumption – here are two very different offerings :  scroll down if you prefer modern music to Old Slavonic (I like both – Fr S).
Orthodox Hymn celebrating  the Virgin Mary – sung across the Orthodox Church in different languages ; Hymn for Mother of God of St.Nectarius of Aegina in church-slavonic,  St.Sergius & Herman of Valaam church. Valaam. Russia. 1998.

 

 

Music for Trinity 9  – The  Calming of the Storm at Sea

Music for Trinity 8 : Feeding of the Five Thousand
You might wonder why I chose this to relate to the feeding of the five thousand. Could it be that the students perform this together with such unity and joy that we can both see and feel  the Plenty of the Kingdom unfolding in our midst as we offer our hearts together in worship  of God? The twelve baskets remain – as those hearing are uplifted in the same Spirit of joyful praise and the vision of the Kingdom : what is lifted broken and shared, only multiplies the gift.

 

Music for Trinity 7: The  Treasure Buried in the Field

How rich a treasure we possess, in Jesus Christ our Lord
His blood our ransom and defense His glory our reward
The sum of all created things are worthless in compare
For our inheritance is Him whose praise angels declare
 
How free and costly was the love, displayed upon the cross
While we were dead in untold sin the Sovereign purchased us
The will of God the Father demonstrated through the Son
The Spirit seals the greatest work the work which Christ has done
 
How vast and measureless the flood of mercy unrestrained
The penalty was paid in full the spotless Lamb was slain
Salvation, what a priceless gift received by grace through faith
We stand in robes of righteousness we stand in Jesus’ name
 
For Yours’ is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory
Yours’ is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory
Yours’ is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory
Yours’ is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory;
Amen, amen, amen

Music for Trinity 6 : the Wheat and  the Tares

You can find their album on Itunes: All creation Groans by The Windtalkers. Track #6 is one  persons favourite.

Music today Trinity 5 : The Sowers Song by Andrew Peterson. The lyrics are gathered  from the Old and New Testaments to weave a vision of  Christ sowing and nurturing the seed of eternal life in each of us, until, grafted together in him by his healing love, God brings us up to the fullness of his Kingdom.

 

Oh God, I am furrowed like the field
Torn open like the dirt
And I know that to be healed
That I must be broken first
I am aching for the yield
That You will harvest from this hurt

Abide in me
Let these branches bear You fruit
Abide in me, Lord
As I abide in You

So I kneel
At the bright edge of the garden
At the golden edge of dawn
At the glowing edge of spring
When the winter’s edge is gone
And I can see the colour green
I can hear the sower’s song

Abide in me
Let these branches bear You fruit
Abide in me, Lord
Let Your word take root
Remove in me
The branch that bears no fruit
And move in me, Lord
As I abide in You

As the rain and the snow fall
Down from the sky
And they don’t return but they
water the earth and bring they forth life
Giving seed to the sower,
bread for the hunger
So shall the word of the Lord be
with a sound like thunder
And it will not return,
it will not return void
We shall be led in peace
And go out with joy
And the hills before us
Will raise their voices
And the trees of the field will clap their hands as the land rejoices
And instead of the thorn now
The cypress towers
And instead of the briar the myrtle blooms with a thousand flowers
And it will make a name
Make a name for our God
A sign everlasting that will never be cut off
As the earth brings forth sprouts from the seed
What is sown in the garden grows into a mighty tree
So the Lord plants justice, justice and praise
To rise before the nations till the end of days

As the rain and the snow fall
Down from the sky
And they don’t return but they water the earth and they bring forth life
Giving seed to the sower, and bread for the hunger
So shall the word of the Lord be with a sound like thunder
And it will not return, it will not return void
It will not return, it will not return void
It will not return, it will not return void
We shall be led in peace
And go out with joy

And the sower leads us
And the sower leads us
And the sower leads us

 

 

 

The commandments of Christ are : Love one another as he has loved us ; Proclaim the Good news to all people; Carry our Cross; Loose our lives to find our True Lives; Enter by the narrow way; Have life in in its fullness; Find freedom in him, the Way, the Truth and the Life; Wait for the Spirit from on high; Set others free in his name; Do this in remembrance of him; Anoint the sick that they may be healed; Proclaim the  Kingdom of God.

Amelia Forrester, Richard Mitchell,
Shirley Barrett,

A prayer of St Theresa of Avila

Christ has no body now but ours,
no hands, no feet on earth but ours,
ours are the eyes with which he looks
with compassion on this world,
ours are the feet with which he walks to do good,
ours are the hands, with which he blesses all the world.
ours are the hands, ours are the feet,
ours are the eyes, we are his body.
Christ has no body now but ours,
no hands, no feet on earth but ours.
Ours are the eyes with which he looks
compassion on this world.
Christ has no body now on earth but ours. 


You can find the readings for  every day  and a  short commentary for reflection  at http://www.godgossip.org      
https://www.missale.net
A very helpful resource for home reflection on the Gospel for this Sunday may be found at https://www.americanbible.org/resources/lectio-divina       

 
 
 
 
 

 

Everything below  is an archive of  useful texts for the editor  to paste into the service sheet above.

You are, of course, welcome to read it if you so desire.

For those preparing for Marriage  for Ben and Daisy, and for Paris & Richard.

Bishop Stephen will come on Bishop Karowei’s behalf on Tuesday February 2nd 7.30. In addition to our Deanery candidates we are welcoming Mr Patrick McFarlane from All Saints Blackheath.

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.

For those Preparing for Confirmation – for the Holy Spirit to bring to fullness the promise of their baptism: for Alex, Anthony and Joseph of St Hilda’s, for Kim of St Saviour’s, and Patrick of All Saints Blackheath.

The Church throughout the world  that we might be caught  up in the wonder and power  of the Divine life  in every aspect of our lives.  For Bishop Christopher (or our own diocesan if today we are in another place); for the Bishops and leaders of all Churches; for our local parish priest; for our own  minister or pastor; and for our regular congregation.

That we might glory in the joy of  Worship and the power of participation in it.
For all who lead and adorn worship in special ways
– Cantors, choirs and bands, organists,  preachers, intercessors, Junior Church members,  readers and servers.

That we might  discover more and more, as individuals and church communities, how we are called to joyful and holy living .

For Our Queen and our Government,  that they may guide a safe return to work and  to school,  and that they may protect the vulnerable and troubled.  That God may help our Government to truly  hold  equality and justice for all people as a highest objective.

For all the nations and peoples:  for respect for the equality of life that God has given human beings. We thank God for the voice of healthy protest.   We thank God  for all who live together respectfully and humanely.  We pray for  change  in human hearts and societies. That every person  may be able to give of their best and  sincerely seek  justice for all.

That we may all receive the Creation as a precious gift and use it with reverence.  That nations and peoples may find their good purpose in living gently and respectfully within it.
For all who are forging  ways  to live innovatively and creatively in balance with nature

For Families and Schools managing a return to class and nursery,

For any living with financial loss or fear for their home work or business

, and so we make a ‘spiritual communion’ in and  through  mystery of the Divine Life which God shares with us. 

Music to prepare for worship or for personal reflection – this is a beautiful modern  call to Lent using OT scripture themes:  Lent Song by John Michael Poirier    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AflpKCF3BnM 

 

Nicene Creed  

I believe in one God
 the Father Almighty,
Maker of heaven and earth,
And of all things visible and invisible:
And in one Lord Jesus Christ,
the only-begotten Son of God,
Begotten of his Father
     before all  worlds,
God of God, Light of Light,
very God of very God,
Begotten, not made,
Being of one substance with the
  Father, By whom all things were made:
 Who for us men, and for our salvation
came down from heaven
  and was incarnate by the Holy Ghost
     of the Virgin Mary
     And was made man
  And was crucified also for us
  under Pontius Pilate.
 He suffered and was buried,
  And the third day he rose again
according to the scriptures,
And ascended into heaven,
And sitteth on the right hand
    of the Father.
And he shall come again with glory
to judge both the quick and the dead:
  Whose kingdom shall have no end.
  And I believe in the Holy Ghost,
The Lord, The giver of life,
Who proceedeth from the Father and the Son,
Who with the Father and the Son together
   is worshipped and glorified,
Who spake by the Prophets.
 And I believe One Holy Catholic
    and
Apostolic Church.
I acknowledge one Baptism for
   the remission of sins.
And I look for the Resurrection of the dead,
And the Life of the world to come. Amen
.

 

Easter Garden making Activity for Good Friday/ Holy Saturday
We are inviting anyone who would like to make an Easter Garden as a Good Friday/ Holy Saturday  activity (you can web search to see examples) interpret how you wish -it could even be a cake, a drawing or  ‘minecraft’  instead of  the traditional flowers moss and stones.  Please  post a   photo fo yoru garde  direct to Twitter  @saint_hildas  or to  our  Facebook.  

 Appreciations   
Appreciations to those who have been  contacting congregation members to express fellowship and care. Many have also  been  in touch with neighbours and friends; are already  caring for more vulnerable people, and helping each other minimise  shopping trips. The sick and fearful remain lifted up in our prayers.

Holy Week services to be streamed from the Vicarage:
Maundy Thursday 8pm     Mass of the last Supper
Good Friday  3pm  Liturgy  (if you wish to join the Veneration have a cross,  crucifix,  an image of a cross, or  icon of the Crucifixion  ready with you).
Easter Sunday  10.10  Lighting of New Fire, and Easter Mass  with renewal of Baptismal Promises

Please remember  to keep  up your Lent Jars and save them up- people are relying on us.  If you give by envelope to  save them up every Sunday ( I  know most of you already have done so) and have them ready  for when we are able to meet again in body in Church.

From the Diocesan  team:  Holy Week Live Streaming from  the Diocese
If you scroll to the very end of this mail there are notices form the diocesan communications Officer with links to  worship opportunities during Holy Week  from the Bishops Chapel and the Cathedral.  There are also  times and a link to Bishop Jonathan’s Holy Week  Service Streaming from St Andrews Holborn. 

From the Diocesan  team:  The Bridge ( Diocesan newspaper)
The decision has been made to publish the Bridge online only for the next few months.  The April edition can be found here: https://southwark.anglican.org/thebridge.

 

Gloria in Excelsis Deo

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.  
Amen

 

Guide Sheet for uniting with the Eucharist while at home

I                                       
am a Christian 
I worship God
I say my prayers
I Read the Bible 
I confess my sins 
I do Christ’s Work in the world-
in the name of the Father
and of the Son
and of the Holy Spirit.
Amen

 

Introit:

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

The Lord  be with you    (for live streaming)
And also with you

Make confession and  preparation together  

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.

Absolution  – use the (us) if you are saying this alone at home

Almighty God who forgives all who truly repent
have mercy upon (us)/ you
Pardon  +  and Deliver (us)/ you  from all your sins
Confirm and Strengthen (us)/ you  in  all goodness
and keep (us)/ you  in life eternal Amen

Kyrie

Kyrie eleison  kyrie eleison;  
Christe eleison   Christe Eleison;   
Kyrie eleison kyrie eleison

 The Collect

Amen

New Testament Reading   St Paul to the Philippians 2:5-11

Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus,

6 who, though he was in the form of God,
    did not regard equality with God
    as something to be exploited,
but emptied himself,
    taking the form of a slave,
    being born in human likeness.
And being found in human form,
    he humbled himself
    and became obedient to the point of death—
    even death on a cross.

Therefore God also highly exalted him
    and gave him the name
    that is above every name,
10 so that at the name of Jesus
    every knee should bend,
    in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
11 and every tongue should confess
    that Jesus Christ is Lord,
    to the glory of God the Father

Reader:  This is the word of the Lord
All:  Thanks be to God

Gospel Acclaimation
Reponse:   Praise to You O Christ, King of Eternal glory

Hear the Gospel of Our Lord Jesus Crhist according to Matthew
Glory be to you O Lord

GospelMatthew 21:1-11

When they had come near Jerusalem and had reached Bethphage, at the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two disciples, saying to them, “Go into the village ahead of you, and immediately you will find a donkey tied, and a colt with her; untie them and bring them to me. If anyone says anything to you, just say this, ‘The Lord needs them.’ And he will send them immediately.a] This took place to fulfill what had been spoken through the prophet, saying,
5 “Tell the daughter of Zion,  Look, your king is coming to you,
    humble, and mounted on a donkey  and on a colt, the foal of a donkey.”
The disciples went and did as Jesus had directed them; they brought the donkey and the colt, and put their cloaks on them, and he sat on them. A very large crowdb] spread their cloaks on the road, and others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road. The crowds that went ahead of him and that followed were shouting,
“Hosanna to the Son of David!
    Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord!
Hosanna in the highest heaven!”
10 When he entered Jerusalem, the whole city was in turmoil, asking, “Who is this?” 11 The crowds were saying, “This is the prophet Jesus from Nazareth in Galilee.”

This is the Gospel of the Lord
Praise  to you O Christ

You can also  use the ‘lectio divna’ page  which  illuminates the  Gospel reading for  the day – you could do this on your own later in the day in a quiet time  https://www.americanbible.org/resources/lectio-divina

Creed:
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,
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.

The  Intercessions,

 Please pray for…

The Church throughout the world – Our Bishop  Christopher,  and  Diocesan team pastoring the Diocese. For our Archbishops, for Pope Francis and the Bishops and leaders of all Churches. For  our own local chruch  or congregation

For this time to be a time of closeness between people of faith thorough  the world – especially praying for India and Pakistan

For our parish  – for Fr Stuart ,  for Church Wardens Trish and Tony , for St Hilda’s ‘Communications and support  Team’

The world and all who govern  -Our Queen our Government  the Ministries of State especially the Ministry for Health
Our local services – Police,  health/ hospitals/GPs   and social services

For a transformation of world consciousness to live lovingly and sustainably with creation,  and creatively  and justly with each other.
For  the  wellbeing and safety of indigenous peoples and their environment;   
For just treatment of animals:  for sustainable farming;  an end to cruelty, trafficking and destruction of wild animals and their environments
For  the closing of the live animal markets in China and elsewhere throughout the world

For local groups and neighbours supporting each other

Preparing for Marriage  Ade & Derek, Richard & Emilia

For those Troubled of body, mind or spirit:  For those Alone,  Frightened  or in hospital.  For Richard Maragh,  Hermine Wiggan, David Parsons. Petrina Brown, Richard Mitchell,  Daniella Broadbury, Chloe Hendrickson,  Amelia Forrester, Shirley Barrett. 

Recently departed:  Albert Blackmoor,  Pat Whittle,  all those who have died  in the past  week. 

& Those whose anniversary of death falls this week—Harriet Jones, Mavis King, Herbert Partridge, Catherine Bailey, Gerald Leeworthy

For the prayers of: St Mary, St Hilda,  St Cyprian and all the saints  to  keep us  steady of heart and mind in God’s Service.

We are the body of Christ , by one Spirit we were baptised into one body:  let us therefore pursue all that makes for peace and builds up the common life.
The peace of the Lord be always with you

 

Offertory : For those watching live streaming

Pray brothers and sisters
that this my sacrifice and yours
may be acceptable to God the Almighty Father.
May the Lord accept the sacrifice at your hands,
for the praise and glory of his name
for  our  good,   
and the good of all his church

Eucharistic prayer  For those watching live streaming

  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 him thanks and praise.

 (The president proclaims  our thanksgiving to God for the Sacrifice through which Our Lord has opened for us the gate of glory)

……..Therefore with angels and arch angels and with all the company of heaven we proclaim your great and glorious name for ever praising you and saying:

    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.

 (The Holy Spirit is called down  upon the gifts offered as Our  Saviour has commanded)

 Let us proclaim  the Mystery of Faith:
Lord, by your cross and resurrection you have set us free. 
You are the Saviour of the world.

(The prayer continues  that all will be taken up through the benefits of Christ’s work of  Salvation and that we will be enfolded in the peace of the kingdom with the whole church, living, departed, and triumphant in heaven)

..through him, with him, in him
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
all glory and honour is  yours,
Almighty Father, for ever and ever.
  Amen.

Let us pray with confidence as our Saviour has taught us

 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.

 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.

Behold the Lamb of God.  Behold him who takes away the sin of the world. Blessed are those who are called to his supper.
Lord, I am not worthy to receive you,   but only say the word, and I shall be healed.

For Making a ‘spiritual’ communion:

 Lift up your intention,  and then…Ask God to  unite you with the blessings flowing from  Our Lord  through  the  Eucharist;  for the Spiritual benefits  of communion with Our Lord to  be evident in your life: keep a time of deep inner focus  relaxing into the knowledge of  God’s Love made present to us in Jesus the means of Grace 

We will say together the general thanksgiving

Almighty God, Father of all mercies,
we your unworthy servants
give you humble thanks for all your goodness and loving-kindness to us and to all whom you have made.
We bless you for our creation, preservation,
and all the blessings of this life;
but above all for your immeasurable love
in the redemption of the world by our Lord Jesus Christ;
for the means of grace,
and for the hope of glory.
And, we pray, give us such an awareness of your mercies,
that with truly thankful hearts
we may show forth your praise,
not only with our lips, but in our lives,
by giving up ourselves to your service,
and by walking before you
in holiness and righteousness all our days;
through Jesus Christ our Lord,
to whom, with you and the Holy Spirit,
be honor and glory throughout all ages.
Amen.

Spend a moment in silence  to  ask God’s blessing to abide in your heart and home,  and with everyone  lifting up our Lord today.

Post communion

Lord Jesus Christ,
you humbled yourself in taking the form of a servant,
and in obedience died on the cross for our salvation:
give us the mind to follow you
and to proclaim you as Lord and King,
to the glory of God the Father.
Amen

Notices and Blessing for those  joining the Streaming

Holy Week services  being  streamed this week

Maundy Thursday 8pm     Mass of the last Supper
 Good Friday  3pm  Liturgy   (if you wish to join the veneration have a cross a crucifix,  an image of a cross, or   icon of the Crucifixion  ready with you at home).
Easter Sunday  10.10  Lighting of New Fire and Easter Mass  with renewal of baptismal promises(throwing of the Easter egg  is postponed till the first Sunday back in church).

Please remember  to keep  up your Lent Jars and if you give by envelope to  save them up every Sunday and have them ready  for when we are able to meet again in body in Church.

Other Resources for children

 Diddy Disciples will be hosting compline bedtime prayers on their Facebook page every night, live streamed on facebook @diddydisciples

Pray for the world, led by a child. I believe this is at 7pm but do connect on Facebook and check.

Just for fun!

One of our counterparts in another diocese has created a CV-19 Spotify playlist. If you just need to smile today, you can check it out here

Worship—Public worship has been  suspended.  This does not mean that daily prayers and  Eucharist must not be offered to unite heaven and earth in every faithful parish church.  As the Eucharist is not to be public, you should  not attend in church unless invited.  Fr Stuart will offer mass at 10.10 am on Sunday  .  Faithful church members are being asked to join in the live streamed Sunday Mass form the vicarage  OR  read the Sunday readings and offer intercessions AND   pray for spiritual communion uniting themselves with fellow church members at the time the Eucharist is lifted up ( 10.10 am) .  To do so, even though we may not be present bodily in the church is to participate in the Eucharist by intention and to contribute to the life of the body of Christ with devotion and love for our Lord,  and each other. 

 

Pastoral care – We have already formed a communications and support group with a dedicated mobile phone.  We hope to achieve our first phone round of all our members by the end of the coming week. If anyone has urgent need of sacramental administration Fr. Stuart will make arrangements and if he is ill and isolated, Fr. David of St. Saviours will be contacted.  Otherwise pastoral administration will be by telephone. 0208 613 0033 / 0208 6991277

 

Fellowship— We will need to express our fellowship in different  and creative ways;  We are all asked to be mindful of those who might be alone in isolation and to call them for a chat. and to check if they have any needs.  Please make a special effort to use WhatsApp and emails. Please read the Digest as it will be an important means of uniting us together.  We hope to improve the website and the twitter feed in due course.

It has been suggested that we do creative things on line, like quiz, fun competitions, puzzles.  If you have any good ideas or offers please email them to: church.admin@saint Hildas.org

 

Cuppa & Chat will not be meeting for the foreseeable future due to the corona virus situation.  However, we intend to keep in touch with you all on a weekly basis by phone, preferably on a Tuesday morning. If you do not want to receive a call from any of us, please let us know.

 

Good Friday Liturgy Sheet

The Gathering

STAND as the ministers enter in silence, then all KNEEL as the President and Deacon prostrate themselves.

 The Collect

Let us pray.

President and people spend time in silence preparing to pray together.

From the throne of grace, O God of mercy, at the hour your Son gave himself to death, hear the devout prayer of your people. As he is lifted high upon the cross, draw into his exalted life all who are reborn in the blood and water flowing from his opened side. We ask this through Jesus Christ, our passover and our peace, who lives with you now and always in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God for ever and ever.
  Amen.

The Liturgy of the Word

The First Reading:  Isaiah 52:13-53:12

 This is the word of the Lord.
 Thanks be to God.

The Responsorial Psalm  Psalm 31/32

R./     Father into your Hands I commend my spirit

The Second Reading:  Hebrews 4:14-16; 5:7-9

This is the word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

 Acclamation

Priase to you O Christ King of eternal glory.
Praise to you, O Christ, King of eternal glory.
Christ was humbler yet,even to accepting death, death on a cross.
But God raised him high and gave him the name which is above all names.
Praise to you, O Christ,  King of eternal glory.

The Passion

Hear the Passion of our Lord Jesus Christ according to John.

No RESPONSE.

Then they took Jesus from Caiaphas to Pilate’s headquarters. It was early in the morning. They themselves did not enter the headquarters, so as to avoid ritual defilement and to be able to eat the Passover. So Pilate went out to them and said, `What accusation do you bring against this man?’   They answered,

`If this man were not a criminal, we would not have handed him over to you.

Pilate said to them, `Take him yourselves and judge him according to your law.’
The Jews replied,

`We are not permitted to put anyone to death.

(This was to fulfil what Jesus had said when he indicated the kind of death he was to die.) Then Pilate entered the headquarters+ again, summoned Jesus, and asked him, `Are you the King of the Jews?’ Jesus answered, `Do you ask this on your own, or did others tell you about me?’ Pilate replied, `I am not a Jew, am I? Your own nation and the chief priests have handed you over to me. What have you done?’ Jesus answered, `My kingdom is not from this world. If my kingdom were from this world, my followers would be fighting to keep me from being handed over to the Jews. But as it is, my kingdom is not from here.’ Pilate asked him, `So you are a king?’ Jesus answered, `You say that I am a king. For this I was born, and for this I came into the world, to testify to the truth. Everyone who belongs to the truth listens to my voice.’ Pilate asked him, `What is truth?’ After he had said this, he went out to the Jews again and told them, `I find no case against him. But you have a custom that I release someone for you at the Passover. Do you want me to release for you the King of the Jews?’  They shouted in reply,

`Not this man, but Barabbas!

Now Barabbas was a bandit. Then Pilate took Jesus and had him flogged. And the soldiers wove a crown of thorns and put it on his head, and they dressed him in a purple robe.
They kept coming up to him, saying,

`Hail, King of the Jews!

and striking him on the face.  Pilate went out again and said to them, `Look, I am bringing him out to you to let you know that I find no case against him.’ So Jesus came out, wearing the crown of thorns and the purple robe. Pilate said to them, `Here is the man!’
When the chief priests and the police saw him, they shouted,

`Crucify him! Crucify him!

Pilate said to them, `Take him yourselves and crucify him; I find no case against him.’
The Jews answered him,

`We have a law,   and by that law he ought to die because he has claimed to be the Son of God.‘  Now when Pilate heard this, he was more afraid than ever. He entered his headquarters again and asked Jesus, `Where are you from?’ But Jesus gave him no answer. Pilate therefore said to him, `Do you refuse to speak to me? Do you not know that I have power to release you, and power to crucify you?’ Jesus answered him, `You would have no power over me unless it had been given you from above; therefore the one who handed me over to you is guilty of a greater sin.’ From then on Pilate tried to release him,but the Jews cried out,

`If you release this man, you are no friend of the emperor. Everyone who claims to be a king sets himself against the emperor.

When Pilate heard these words, he brought Jesus outside and sat on the judge’s bench at a place called The Stone Pavement, or in Hebrew Gabbatha. Now it was the day of Preparation for the Passover; and it was about noon. He said to the Jews, `Here is your King!’  They cried out,

`Away with him! Away with him! Crucify him!

Pilate asked them, `Shall I crucify your King?’   The chief priests answered,

`We have no king but the emperor.

Then he handed him over to them to be crucified. So they took Jesus; and carrying the cross by himself, he went out to what is called The Place of the Skull, which in Hebrew is called Golgotha. There they crucified him, and with him two others, one on either side, with Jesus between them. Pilate also had an inscription written and put on the cross. It read, `Jesus of Nazareth, the King of the Jews.’ Many of the Jews read this inscription, because the place where Jesus was crucified was near the city; and it  was written in Hebrew, in Latin, and in Greek.  Then the chief priests of the Jews said to Pilate,

`Do not write, “The King of the Jews”, but, “This man said, I am King of the Jews.”

Pilate answered, `What I have written I have written.’ When the soldiers had crucified Jesus, they took his clothes and divided them into four parts, one for each soldier. They also took his tunic; now the tunic was seamless, woven in one piece from the top.So they said to one another,

`Let us not tear it, but cast lots for it to see who will get it.

This was to fulfil what the scripture says, `They divided my clothes among themselves, and for my clothing they cast lots.’ And that is what the soldiers did. Meanwhile, standing near the cross of Jesus were his mother, and his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene. When Jesus saw his mother and the disciple whom he loved standing beside her, he said to his mother, `Woman, here is your son.’ Then he said to the disciple, `Here is your mother.’ And from that hour the disciple took her into his own home. After this, when Jesus knew that all was now finished, he said (in order to fulfil the scripture), `I am thirsty.’ A jar full of sour wine was standing there. So they put a sponge full of the wine on a branch of hyssop and held it to his mouth. When Jesus had received the wine, he said, `It is finished.’ Then he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.

ALL pause and GENULFECT / BOW

 Since it was the day of Preparation, the Jews did not want the bodies left on the crossduring the sabbath, especially because that sabbath was a day of great solemnity. So they asked Pilate to have the legs of the crucified men broken and the bodies removed. Then the soldiers came and broke the legs of the first and of the other who had been crucified with him. But when they came to Jesus and saw that he was already dead, they did not break his legs. Instead,  one of the soldiers pierced his side with a spear, and at once blood and water came out. (He who saw this has testified so that you also may believe. His testimony is true, and he knows that he tells the truth.) These things occurred so that the scripture might be fulfilled, `None of his bones shall be broken.’ And again another passage of scripture says, `They will look on the one whom they have pierced.’

 No response.

 The Homily

 The Intercessions

Deacon:
Let us pray for the Church of God throughout the world— for unity in faith, in witness and in service, for bishops, priests and deacons, and those whom they serve, for Tom, our bishop, and the people of this diocese, for all Christians in this place, for those to be baptized, for those who are mocked and persecuted for their faith, – that God will confirm his Church in faith, increase it in love and preserve it in peace.
Silence

Lord, hear us.
Lord, graciously hear us.

 President:
Almighty and everlasting God
by whose Spirit
    the whole body of the Church
    is governed and sanctified:
hear our prayer which we offer
    for all your faithful people;
that in their vocation and ministry
each may serve you in holiness and truth
to the glory of your Name;
through our Lord
    and Saviour Jesus Christ.
Amen.

 Deacon:
Let us pray for the nations of the world and their leaders—for Elizabeth our Queen and the Parliaments of this land, for those who administer the law and all who serve in public office, for all who strive for justice and reconciliation—that by God’s help the world may live in peace and freedom.
Silence

Lord, hear us.
Lord, graciously hear us.

 President:
Most gracious God and Father,
in whose will is our peace:
turn our hearts
    and the hearts of all to yourself,
that by the power of your Spirit
the peace which is founded on justice
may be established throughout the world;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.

Deacon:
Let us pray for God’s ancient people, the Jews, the first to hear his word—for greater understanding between Christian and Jew, for the removal of our blindness and bitterness of heart—that God will grant us grace to be faithful to his covenant and to grow in the love of his name.

Silence

Lord, hear us.
Lord, graciously hear us.

 President:
Lord God of Abraham,
bless the children of your covenant,
    both Jew and Christian;
take from us all blindness
    and bitterness of heart ,
and hasten the coming of your kingdom,
when Israel shall be saved,
the Gentiles gathered in,
and we shall dwell together
    in mutual love and peace
under the one God and Father
    of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Amen.

 Deacon:
Let us pray for those who do not believe the Gospel of Christ—for those who have not heard the message of salvation, for all who have lost faith, for the contemptuous and scornful, for those who are enemies of Christ and persecute those who follow him, for all who deny the faith of Christ crucified—that God will open their hearts to the truth and lead them to faith and obedience.

Silence
Lord, hear us.
Lord, graciously hear us.

President:
Merciful God,
creator of all the people of the earth,
have compassion
    on all who do not know you,
and by the preaching of your Gospel
    with grace and power,
gather them into the one fold of the one Shepherd;
Christ our Lord.
Amen.

Deacon:
Let us pray for all those who suffer—for those who are deprived and oppressed, for all who are sick, for those in darkness, in doubt and in despair, in loneliness and in fear, for prisoners, captives and refugees, for the victims of false accusations and violence, for all at the point of death and those who watch beside them—that God in his mercy will sustain them with the knowledge of his love.

Silence
Lord, hear us.
Lord, graciously hear us.

President:
Almighty and everlasting God,
the comfort of the sad,
    the strength of those who suffer;
hear the prayers of your children
    who cry out of any trouble:
and to every distressed soul grant
    mercy, relief, and refreshment,
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.

Deacon:

Let us commend ourselves and all God’s children to his unfailing love, and pray for the grace of a holy life, that, with all who have died we may come to the fullness of eternal life and the joy of the resurrection.

Silence
Lord, hear us.
Lord, graciously hear us.

President:
O God          
look favourably on your whole Church living and departed,
And by the working  of your providence,
accomplish in tranquillity
   the work of salvation.
 Let the whole world see and know
that things which were cast down
    are being raised up,
and things which had grown old
    are being made new,
and that all things are being brought
    to their perfection,
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.

 The Proclamation of the Cross

STAND

The  Cross  is revealed in three stages:

This is the wood of the cross,
on which hung the Saviour of the world.
Come, let us worship.

 The President  venerates the Cross  and the peopel venerate  their corsses at home

Faithful Cross! above all other,
one and only noble tree!
None in foliage, none in blossom,
none in fruit thy peer may be;
sweetest wood and sweetest iron,
sweetest weight is hung on thee.

The Liturgy of the Sacrament

While the Deacon prepares the altar and then brings the Sacrament to the altar (please GENUFLECT as it passes you) we sing:

Glory be to Jesus,
who, in bitter pains,
poured for me the life-blood
from his sacred veins.

Grace and life eternal
in that blood I find;
blest be his compassion
infinitely kind.

Blest through endless ages
be the precious stream,
which from endless torments
did the world redeem.

Abel’s blood for vengeance
pleaded to the skies;
but the blood of Jesus
for our pardon cries.

Oft as it is sprinkled
on our guilty hearts,
Satan in confusion
terror-struck departs;

Oft as earth exulting
wafts its praise on high,
angel-hosts rejoicing
make their glad reply.

Lift ye then your voices;
swell the mighty flood;
louder still and louder
praise the precious blood.

 The Lord’s Prayer

Let us pray with confidence as our Saviour has taught us

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.

 Deliver us ,O Lord from every evil,
 And grant us peace in our day.
In your mercy keep us free from sin
And protect us from all anxiety
As we wait in joyful hope for
the coming of our saviour Jesus Christ.
For  the kingdom,
the power and the glory are yours,
for ever and ever.   Amen.

Giving of Communion

The President presents the Host to the people and invites them to receive Communion, saying:

 Behold the Lamb of God.  Behold him who takes away the sin of the world.
Blessed are those who are called to his supper.
Lord, I am not worthy to receive you,
but only say the word, and I shall be healed.

 The Prayer after Communion

Let us pray.

Most merciful God,
by the death and resurrection
     of your Son Jesus Christ
you delivered and saved humankind:
grant that by faith in him
     who suffered on the cross,
we may triumph in the power of his victory;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.

 Prayer over the People

 Lord,  Send down your abundant Blessing
upon your people who have devoutly recalled the death of your Son
In the sure hope of the Resurrection.
Grant them pardon; bring them comfort.
May their faith grow stronger
And their eternal salvation be assured
We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord
Amen

The liturgy is over, but so that we rest Jesus in the Tomb of our hearts to allow his resurrection to sink into the deepest and most difficult parts of our being to  call them to life   – a cantor returns from the vestry ..

 The burial of Jesus in the Tomb

Stay if you wish to hear the final part of John’s story of how Jesus came to burial or

 

 depart in silence……..

 

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