Confession Pastor: Heavenly Father, we come in sorrow for the way in which we have failed you, in what we have done and in what we have failed to do.
Confession Congregation: Come to us, risen Christ. Breathe on us and forgive us all our sins. P: Come to us, risen Christ, through the closed doors of our hearts and minds and take away our fears and doubts.
Confession C: Come to us, risen Christ. Breathe on us and fill us with the joy and peace of your presence.
Forgiveness Pastor: As a called and ordained servant of the Word, I announce the grace of God to all of you. On behalf of my Lord Jesus Christ, and by his command, I forgive the sins of all of you who repent and believe, in the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. People: Amen.
The Psalm of the Day (see Sunday Bulletin) At the end of the Psalm: Glory to the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen.
The Readings for Today Response after the 1 st two Readings: P: This is the Word of the Lord. C: Thanks be to God Response after the Gospel: P: This is the Gospel of the Lord. C: Praise be to you O Christ.
The 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 of the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary and became truly human.
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 Christian 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 Lord’s Prayer 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.
Holy Communion P: The Lord be with you C: And also with you. P: Lift up your hearts. C: We lift them to the Lord. P: Let us give thanks to the Lord our God. C: It is right to give our thanks and praise.
Holy Communion P: Loving God, we thank you for this world of wonder and delight. You have given it to us to care for, so that all your creatures may enjoy its bounty. Lord our God, C: we give you thanks and praise.
Holy Communion P: We thank you that when we turned away from you, you sent Jesus to live and work as one of us, and bring us back to you. He showed us how to love you and sets us free to love and serve one another. Lord our God, C: we give you thanks and praise.
Holy Communion P: We thank you that on the cross, Jesus took away our sin, and all that separates us from each other and from you. He frees us from hate and fear, from all that destroys love and trust. Lord our God, C: we give you thanks and praise.
Holy Communion P: And so, with everyone who believes in you, with all the saints and angels, we rejoice and praise you. C: 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.
Holy Communion P: And now we give you thanks for these gifts of bread and wine; may we who receive them, as Jesus said, share his body and his blood.
Holy Communion P: Our Lord Jesus Christ, on the night when he was betrayed, took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to his disciples and said, ‘Take and eat; this is my body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.
Holy Communion P: In the same way he took the cup after the supper, and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them, and said, ‘Drink of it all of you; this is my blood of the new covenant, which is shed for you for the forgiveness of sins. Do this as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.
Holy Communion All: Christ has died. Christ is risen. Christ will come again.
Holy Communion P: You have gathered us together to feed on Christ and to remember all he has done for us: Fill us with your Spirit that we may follow Jesus in all we do and say, working for justice and bringing your peace to this world that you have made. Accept our prayers through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Holy Communion C: Blessing and honour and glory and power are yours for ever and ever. Amen.
Holy Communion P: Come, for all things are now ready. The Distribution
Prayer after Holy Communion P: We give you thanks almighty God, that you have refreshed us through this healing gift; and we pray that through it you would graciously strengthen us in faith toward you and in love toward one another; through your Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. C: Amen.
Sending Out P: Go out in peace, living as the people the Lord has saved. C: Thanks be to God
The Blessing P: The Lord bless you and keep you. The Lord make his faced shine on you and give you peace. The Lord look upon you with favour and give you peace. C: Amen. Amen. Amen.