Gathering
The Word
A Service of the Word
The Prayers
Sending Out
Gathering
The Word
The Prayers
The God of Glory be with you.
The Lord bless you.
Loving God, we have come to worship you.
Help us to pray to you in faith,
and be formed in Christ’s likeness
that we may be confident in discipleship
and joyful in your service,
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Words of welcome.
A hymn or song may be used.
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Prayers of Penitence
God calls us to the work of forgiveness,
and calls us friends.
Therefore let us confess our sins,
in penitence and faith,
confident in God’s mercy.
Silence
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Christ came in compassion
and loved the unloved.
Forgive our reticence.
Lord have mercy.
Lord have mercy.
Christ came in confidence
and trusted God’s goodness.
Forgive our hesitance.
Christ have mercy.
Christ have mercy.
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Christ came in candidness
and spoke truth in love.
Forgive our ambivalence.
Lord have mercy,
Lord have mercy.
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May the Father forgive us
by the death of his Son
and strengthen us to live
in the power of the Spirit
all our days.
Amen.
The Gloria or another song of praise may be sung.
Sending Out
Gathering
The Word
The Prayers
The Collect
O God, by your Word
you bring us to completion:
forgiving our sins,
healing our wounds
and re-shaping our lives
till we reflect your glory.
Give us confidence in your transforming presence
that, as we follow Christ,
we may bear your image and likeness;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.
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The Prayers
Acclamation
Surely God’s word is not too hard for you,
it is never far away.
The word is very near us:
it is in our hearts and minds today.
Sending Out
Gathering
The Word
The Prayers
First Reading: Philippians 1:1-7
Silence
The word is very near us:
it is in our hearts and minds today.
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The Word
The Prayers
Psalm 91. 1-9
God will cover you like a nesting bird.
God’s wings will shelter you.
God will cover you like a nesting bird.
God’s wings will shelter you.
All you sheltered by the Most High,
who live in Almighty God’s shadow,
say to the Lord, ‘My refuge, my fortress.
My God I whom I trust.’
God will cover you like a nesting bird.
God’s wings will shelter you.
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Sending Out
God will free you from hunters’ snares,
will save you from deadly plague,
will cover you like a nesting bird.
God’s wings will shelter you.
No night-time terror shall you fear,
no arrows shot by day,
no plague that prowls in the dark,
no wasting scourge at noon.
A thousand may fall at your side,
ten thousand at your right hand.
But you shall live unharmed: God is sturdy armour.
God will cover you like a nesting bird.
God’s wings will shelter you.
Gathering
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The Prayers
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You have only to open your eyes
to see how the wicked are repaid.
You have the Lord as refuge,
have made the Most High your stronghold.
God will cover you like a nesting bird.
God’s wings will shelter you.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.
As it was in the beginning is now
and shall be forever.
God will cover you as a nesting bird.
God’s wings will shelter you.
A hymn or song may be used.
Gathering
The Word
The Prayers
Second Reading: John 21:12-17
Silence
The word is very near us:
it is in our hearts and minds today.
Sending Out
Gathering
The Word
The Address
A hymn or song may be used.
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The Creed
Remembering all who have spoken before us,
let us affirm our faith in the words of the Nicene Creed:
We believe in one God, the Father Almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,
of all that is, seen and unseen.
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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.
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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.
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We believe in the Holy Spirit,
the Lord, the giver of life,
who proceeds from the Father and the Son.
With the Father and the Son,
he is worshipped and glorified.
He has spoken through the prophets.
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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.
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Prayers of Intercession
Prayers are offered for the church,
the world,
the local community,
and those who suffer.
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The Lord’s Prayer
Trusting in God’s presence with us now,
as our Saviour has taught us, so we pray:
Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come, your will be done,
on earth as it is 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 forever. Amen.
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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.
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Prayers of Thanksgiving
Blessed are you, God
for creating a world of wonder:
you offer us intricate beauty
and the simplicity of delight.
Blessed be God for ever.
Blessed are you, God,
for your courageous intimacy:
you share the depths of our suffering
and the heights of every longed-for dream.
Blessed be God for ever.
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Blessed are you, God,
for sharing the work of salvation:
you give us strength to love,
and courage to heal and forgive.
Blessed be God for ever.
Blessed are you, God,
creator, redeemer, and sustainer:
by your will we have our being,
by your breath, we come to life.
Blessed be God for ever.
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A hymn or song may be used.
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Closing Prayers
In every time, and every place, God calls a people as his own.
We will walk the way of Christ,
confident, as his disciples.
The God of all grace,
who called us to his eternal glory in Christ Jesus,
establish, strengthen and settle us in faith;
and the blessing of God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit
be among us and remain with us always.
Amen.
Go in the peace of Christ.
Thanks be to God.