Service at home

Here is the service for the Eucharist at home.

A printable copy is available here in pdf form: 

 

A copy of the prayers for 22 March (also below) is here in pdf form.

 

 

HOLY EUCHARIST

 

You may wish to light a candle.

Feel free to say aloud the words in bold print.

 

The Gathering

In the name of the Father, and of the Son,

and of the Holy Spirit.

Amen.

 

The Lord be with you

and with thy spirit.

 

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.

 

Let us confess our sins in penitence and faith, saying together:

 

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.

 

The Gospel Reading (details will be on the website later)

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

Glory to you, O Lord.

 

At the end of this reading is said:

This is the Gospel of the Lord.

Praise to you, O Christ.

 

Followed by the sermon…

 

Prayers

In the power of the Spirit and in union with Christ,

let us pray to the Father.

 

At the end we say together:

Merciful Father, accept these prayers for the

sake of your Son, our Saviour Jesus Christ.

Amen.

 

The prayers and sermon are also available on the website. If you prefer, you can say your own prayers or spend some time in silence.

 

The peace of the Lord be always with you,

And also with you.

 

Preparation of the Table for taking Communion

 

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.

 

It is always right to give you thanks,

God our creator,

Loving and faithful,

Holy and strong.

 

You made us and the whole universe,

And filled your world with life.

 

You sent your son to live among us,

Jesus our Saviour, Mary’s child.

 

He suffered on the cross;

He died to save us from our sins;

He rose in glory from the dead.

 

You send your Spirit to bring new life to the world,

And clothe us with power from on high.

 

So, we join with the angels to celebrate and sing;

 

Holy, holy, holy, Lord

God of power and might,

heaven and earth are full of your glory.

Hosanna in the highest.

 

Father, on the night before he died, Jesus shared a meal with his friends.

 

He took the bread and thanked you.

He broke it and gave it to them saying:

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

Do this to remember me.

 

After the meal Jesus took the cup of wine;

He thanked you and gave it to them, saying;

Drink this all of you;

this is my blood,

the new promise of God’s unfailing love,

Do this to remember me.

 

Father, pour your Spirit on us,

That we may love one another,

Work for the healing of the world,

And share the good news of Jesus,

As we wait for his coming in glory.

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.

 

Celebrant breaks the consecrated bread.

 

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.

 

Celebrant takes communion on behalf of us all saying:

 

The body of Christ, broken for us

Amen

 

The blood of Christ, shed for us

Amen

The Blessing

 

……………………and the blessing of God almighty,

the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit,

be among you and remain with you always.

Amen.

 

Let us all go in peace to love and serve the Lord.

In the name of Christ.

Amen.

Prayers  -  Sunday 22 March

Lord God Almighty, we give thanks for the many blessings we receive. At this time of trial, help us to see the good things around us, help us to appreciate the small acts of kindness, help us to focus on what is most important. On this Mothering Sunday we pray for all who have loved and mothered us, for all who do that now, for all those we love and care for.

Lord in your mercy
Hear our prayer

 

We pray for your church throughout the world on this first Sunday when we cannot meet in person in communion with one another. Be in the midst of our pain Lord. Bless all of us who usually meet in fellowship at St Mary’s, St Andrew’s and Sele Farm Church. Bless all of us who normally meet in groups and cannot do so at the moment. We thank you for all who are doing their best, so that we can keep in touch and support one another. Guide our ministry team, our Bishops and Archdeacons as we navigate this difficult time.

Lord in your mercy
Hear our prayer

Lord God Almighty, we praise you because in our need you are always there. Jesus came to us to show us that you share our suffering, and we thank you for always being ready to share our burdens. Those burdens are heavy for many of us. Burdens of anxiety, disappointment, frustration and ill health. We know those burdens are lighter when they are shared with each other and with you. Help us to let go of them.

Lord in your mercy
Hear our prayer

 

We pray for the sick, the dying and the recently deceased. We know that you are with all who suffer, may that give them strength and relief. We pray for all who care and those who mourn. You are a God of Trinity, a God of relationship, and so you know how hard it is for us to be alone. Bless all those who are cut off from friends and family, those who are unable to be with their sick and dying loved ones. Help us to play our part, however small, in the care of others and the alleviation of suffering.

Lord in your mercy
Hear our prayer

 

Lord God Almighty,
God of springtime, of blossom and bud, of birdsong and sunshine, of laughter and solitude, of family and friendship. God of hope. We praise you for all your good gifts to us.
 

Merciful Father,
Accept these prayers,
For the sake for your son,
Our Saviour, Jesus Christ.
Amen

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