Holy Communion

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St. James’ & St. Peter’s

Webcast Communion

10.30am Sundays, live on https://tinyurl.com/wgkrcpq

We have included here as much as we can do so, but some liturgy will change with the seasons, and is therefore subject to alteration. We will let you know if this is the case.

The Greeting

Alleluia! Christ is Risen

He is risen indeed Alleluia.

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.

The Confession

God so loved the world

that he gave his only Son Jesus Christ

to save us from our sins

to be our advocate in heaven,

and to bring us to eternal life.

One of the following confessions will be said

Lord Jesus, you wept over the sins of your city.

On our city: Lord have mercy.           Lord, have mercy.

Lord Jesus, you heal the wounds of sin and division,

jealousy and bitterness

On us: Christ have mercy.                Christ, have mercy.

Lord Jesus, you bring pardon and peace to the sinner.

Grant us peace: Lord have mercy.   Lord, have mercy.

Or

Father eternal, giver of light and grace,

we have sinned against you and against our neighbour,

in what we have thought,

in what we have said and done,

through ignorance, through weakness,

through our own deliberate fault.

We have wounded your love,

and marred your image in us.

We are sorry and ashamed,

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 lead us out from darkness

to walk as children of light. Amen.

An absolution will be said.

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.

The Collect will be said

The Liturgy of the Word

One or more readings will be said

At the end of each the reader may say

This is the word of the Lord   Thanks be to God

In Eastertide the gospel may be introduced with the following:

Alleluia, alleluia.

Jesus said, ‘All who see the Son and believe in him may have eternal life; and I will raise them up on the last day.’ Alleluia.                                                                                              

Or

Hear the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to N

Glory to you, O Lord

At the end

This is the gospel of the Lord            Praise to you, O Christ

The sermon may be preached

The Creed

I believe in God, the Father almighty,
creator of heaven and earth.

I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried;
he descended to the dead.
On the third day he rose again;
he ascended into heaven,
he is seated at the right hand of the Father,
and he will come to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic Church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting. Amen.

Prayers of Intercession

A form of intercession may be said and this response may be used

Lord in your mercy     hear our prayer.

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

An introduction to the peace will be said, concluding with

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

Risen Lord Jesus Christ,

we believe you and all we have heard is true.

When you break bread

may we recognize you as the fire that burns within us,

that we may bring light to your world. Amen

The Lord be with you.                        (or)      The Lord is here.

and also with you.                                       His Spirit is with us.

Lift up your hearts,

We lift them up to the Lord.

Let us give thanks to the Lord our God

It is right to give thanks and praise.

And extended Preface may be said or the following

Father, you made the world and love your creation.

You gave you 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 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.

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.

Praise to you, Lord Jesus:

Dying you destroyed our death,

rising you restored our life:

Lord Jesus, come in glory.

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 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.

The Giving of Communion

One of these invitations to communion is said

Alleluia. Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us.

Therefore let us keep the feast. Alleluia

Or

Jesus is the Lamb of God

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.

This prayer may be said before distribution

We do not presume

to come to this your table, merciful Lord,

trusting in our own righteousness,

but in your manifold and great mercies.

We are not worthy

so much as to gather up the crumbs under your table.

But you are the same Lord

whose nature is always to have mercy.

Grant us therefore, gracious Lord,

so to eat the flesh of your dear Son Jesus Christ

and to drink his blood,

that our sinful bodies may be made clean by his body

and our souls washed through his most precious blood,

and that we may evermore dwell in him, and he in us.

Amen.

The Post Communion Prayer is said

Almighty God,

we thank you for feeding us

with the body and blood of your dear 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 Dismissal

A blessing is said

Go in peace to love and serve the Lord.  In the name of Christ. Amen