All Saints’ Church Renhold Bedfordshire, England

THE EUCHARIST FOR EPIPHANY SEASON


Words of welcome or introduction may be said.

The Gathering


HYMN  1   Glory to thee, who safe has kept (verses 5-8)

The president says

Blessed are you, Lord our God, King of the universe.

From the rising of the sun to its setting your name is proclaimed in all the world.    The Lord be with you.

All   and also with you.

PRAYER OF PREPARATION

Almighty God,

to whom all hearts are open,

all desires known,

and from whom no secrets are hidden:

cleanse the thoughts of our hearts

by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit,

that we may perfectly love you,

and worthily magnify your holy name;

through Christ our Lord.  Amen.

PRAYERS OF PENITENCE

The President introduces the confession:

The grace of God has dawned upon the world through our Saviour Jesus Christ, who sacrificed himself for us to purify a people as his own.

Let us 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 IN EXCELSIS

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.


COLLECT

The prayer for the day is said:

Grateful for the glory revealed today through God made flesh, let us pray.


Let us pray


Almighty God, in Christ you make all things new: transform the poverty of our nature by the riches of your grace, and in the renewal of our lives make known your heavenly glory; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen


The Liturgy of the Word


Old Testament Reading:    Nehemiah 8.1-3, 5-6, 8-10 (NRSV)


This is the word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God


New Testament Reading: 1 Corinthians 12. 12-31a (NRSV)

 

This is the word of the Lord.  

Thanks be to God.



HYMN 271 Be thou my guardian and my guide



GOSPEL ACCLAMATION

Alleluia, alleluia. Christ was revealed in flesh,

proclaimed among the nations and believed in throughout the world.     Alleluia.


GOSPEL READING

Hear the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to John

Glory to you, O Lord.


Luke 4. 14-21


This is the Gospel of the Lord.

Praise to you, O Christ.


SERMON  


THE CREED  Stand

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.


PRAYERS OF INTERCESSION –   LEAD BY ANN TIMMS

Lord, in your mercy      All   hear our prayer.

 And at the end:

Merciful Father,

accept these prayers

for the sake of your Son,

our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.



The Liturgy of the Sacrament

THE PEACE

Christ is our peace.  If anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation. The old has passed away: behold everything has become new..


The peace of the Lord be always with you.

and also with you.

Let us offer one another a sign of peace.


OFFERTORY HYMN

264 WE PRAY THEE, HEAVENLY FATHER

PREPARATION OF THE TABLE

Gracious God, accept the offering of your Church,

the hearts of your people joined in praise and thanksgiving,

in the name of Jesus Christ the Lord.

Amen.


Blessed are you, Lord God of all creation:

through your goodness

we have this bread to set before you,

which earth has given and human hands have made.

It will become for us the bread of life.

Blessed be God for ever.


Blessed are you, Lord God of all creation:

through your goodness

we have this wine to set before you,

fruit of the vine and work of human hands.

It will become for us the cup of salvation.

Blessed be God for ever.

EUCHARISTIC PRAYER (A)

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.

All honour and praise be yours always and everywhere,

mighty creator, ever-living God,

through Jesus Christ your only Son our Lord:

for at this time we celebrate your glory

made present in our midst.

In the coming of the Magi

the King of all the world was revealed to the nations.

In the waters of baptism

Jesus was revealed as the Christ,

the Saviour sent to redeem us.


In the water made wine

the new creation was revealed at the wedding feast.

Poverty was turned to riches, sorrow into joy.

Therefore with all the angels of heaven

we lift our voices to proclaim the glory of your name

and sing our joyful hymn of praise:


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.


Accept our praises, heavenly Father,

through your Son our Saviour Jesus Christ,

and as we follow his example and obey his command,

grant that by the power of your Holy Spirit

these gifts of bread and wine

may be to us his body and his blood;

who, in the same night that he was betrayed,

took bread and gave you thanks;

he broke it and gave it to his disciples, saying:

Take, eat; this is my body which is given for you;

do this in remembrance of me.


In the same way, after supper

he took the cup and gave you thanks;

he gave it to them, saying:

Drink this, all of you;

this is my blood of the new covenant,

which is shed for you and for many for the forgiveness of sins.

Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.

Therefore, heavenly Father,

we remember his offering of himself

made once for all upon the cross;

we proclaim his mighty resurrection and glorious ascension;

we look for the coming of your kingdom,

and with this bread and this cup

we make the memorial of Christ your Son our Lord.


Great is the mystery of faith:

Christ has died:

Christ is risen:

Christ will come again.


Accept through him, our great high priest,

this our sacrifice of thanks and praise,

and as we eat and drink these holy gifts

in the presence of your divine majesty,

renew us by your Spirit,

inspire us with your love

and unite us in the body of your Son,

Jesus Christ our Lord.


Through him, and with him, and in him,

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

with all who stand before you in earth and heaven,

we worship you, Father almighty,

in songs of everlasting praise:


Blessing and honour and glory and power

be yours for ever and ever.   Amen.


THE LORD’S PRAYER

Believing the promises of God,

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.


BREAKING OF THE BREAD

The president breaks the consecrated bread:

We break the bread of life,

and that life is the light of the world.

God here among us,

Light in the midst of us, bring us to light and life.


The Agnus Dei is said

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

God’s holy gifts

for God’s holy people.

Jesus Christ is holy,

Jesus Christ is Lord,

to the glory of God the Father.


Most merciful Lord, your love compels us to come in.

Our hands were unclean, our hearts were unprepared;

we were not fit even to eat the crumbs from under your table.

But you, Lord, are the God of our salvation,

and share your bread with sinners.

So cleanse and feed us with the precious body and blood of your Son, that he may live in us and we in him;

and that we, with the whole company of Christ,

may sit and eat in your kingdom. Amen.



The president Declares      The Body and Blood of ChristAmen


PRAYER AFTER COMMUNION

God of glory, you nourish us with your Word who is the bread of life: fill us with your Holy Spirit that through us the light of your glory may shine in all the world. We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


followed by:

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.



FINAL HYMN 431 We have a gospel to proclaim.


The Dismissal

BLESSING

Christ the Son of God

Perfect you in the image of his glory

And gladden your hearts with the good news of his kingdom.

And the blessing of God almighty,

the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit,

be among you and remain with you always.

Amen.


Go in peace to love and serve the Lord.

In the name of Christ.  Amen.


The ministers and people depart.


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