THE EUCHARIST (‘Thanksgiving’)

ON the sundays of eastertide

 Please do spend some time in quiet prayer and reflection

in preparation for the start of the service.

You are invited to join in with the words in Bold. As the priest enters, please stand.

In the name of the Father, X

and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

The Lord be with you.

And also with you.

Alleluia! Christ is risen!

He is risen indeed! Alleluia!

 

The priest welcomes and greets the people, and invites them to make their confession.

Kneel or sit

 

Jesus Christ, risen Master and triumphant Lord,

we come to you in sorrow for our sins,

and confess to you our weakness and unbelief.

 

We have lived by our own strength,
and not by the power of your resurrection.

In your mercy, forgive us. Lord, hear us and help us.

 

We have lived by the light of our own eyes,

as faithless and not believing.
In your mercy, forgive us. Lord, hear us and help us.

 

We have lived for this world alone,

and doubted our home in heaven.

In your mercy, forgive us. Lord, hear us and help us.

 

The priest pronounces God’s forgiveness (Absolution)

to which all respond: Amen.

 

Stand

 

 

Gloria in excelsis Deo

 

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.

 

Remain standing

 

The Collect

 

The priest says the Opening Prayer (which ‘collects’ together the theme of the day)

 

All respond: Amen.

 

Sit

 

Scripture Reading

from the Old or New Testament, and the responsorial psalm.

 

 

This is the Word of the Lord

Thanks be to God.

 

A moment of silence is kept

 

 

Stand

 

 

 

 

The Gospel Reading

 

Alleluia, alleluia.

Jesus said, ‘I am the resurrection and the life.

Those who believe in me, even though they die, will live,

And everyone who lives and believes in me will never die.’

Alleluia

 

The Lord be with you

and also with you

 

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

Glory to you, O Lord.

 

 

This is the Gospel of the Lord.

Praise to you, O Christ.

 

 

The Sermon

Sit

Silence is kept.

 

 

Stand when bidden.

The Nicene 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 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.

 

Kneel or sit

 

The Prayers of Intercession

 

Lord, hear us.                                          Lord, in your mercy.

Lord, graciously hear us.                      Hear our prayer.

 

Merciful Father,

accept these prayers for the sake of your Son,

our Saviour, Jesus Christ. Amen.

Stand

The Peace

 

The risen Christ came and stood among his disciples and said,

‘Peace be with you.’

Then were they glad when they saw the Lord. Alleluia!

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

Let us offer one another a sign of peace.

The Offertory

At this time, we are unable to offer round the Collection Plate. However, it is still possible to make an offering to support the mission and ministry of St Thomas à Becket’s Church.

Details can be found on the back of this order of service.

Please give as generously as you are able.

Remain standing

Preparation of the Table & Taking of the Bread and Wine

 

The Berakah (blessing) prayers are said.

The response to each is:

Blessed be God for ever.

 

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 Eucharistic Prayer

 

Remain standing throughout (if you are able)

 

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.

 

After the Preface, all say:

 

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.

 

The Eucharistic Prayer continues.

Great is the mystery of faith:

Christ has died:

Christ is risen:

Christ will come again.

 

The prayer continues and concludes.

All respond boldly: Amen!

 

The Lord’s Prayer

Remain standing

 

Rejoicing in God’s new creation,

Let us pray with confidence as our Saviour has taught us

 

Our Father, who art in heaven,

hallowed by 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.

 

Kneel or sit

 

Breaking of the Bread

 

Every time we eat this bread and drink this cup

we proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.

 

 

Agnus Dei

 

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.

 

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.

 

Please remain seated until directed to receive Holy Communion

or a blessing.

 

Prayer After Communion

Let us pray

 

All stand as a sign of our sharing in the Resurrection

 

All respond: Amen.

 

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.

 

 

Sit for the Notices

 

The Blessing & Dismissal

Stand

 

The Lord be with you.

And also with you.

 

The priest pronounces God’s blessing.

All respond. Amen.

 

Go in the peace of Christ. Alleluia. Alleluia!

Thanks be to God. Alleluia. Alleluia!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Virtual Giving Plate

 

We rely on the generosity of those who attend our services regularly and those who visit us from time to time.

While we cannot offer around the Collection Plate during the service there are still several ways in which you can support the mission and ministry of the parish.

 

  • You can make a very easy one-off donation by using your mobile phone (if it has a camera) with this QR Code

 

 

 

  • Cash donations can be placed in the wall collection points near the entrance/exit.

 

In whatever way you are able to support us we are most grateful. Please know that your donation will be used wisely to continue the mission and ministry of this parish. Thank you.

 

 

 

 

 

Common Worship: Services and Prayers for the Church of England, material from which is included in this service,

is copyright © The Archbishops’ Council 2000.

 

Common Worship: Times and Seasons,

material from which is included in this service,

is copyright © The Archbishops’ Council 2006.

 

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