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Order of Service

Third Sunday of Eater – 18th April 2021 – All Age Spiritual Communion

Livestream: AT 10AM - Holy Trinity Church, Rothwell

 

Gathering: While hymn is played –

 

Please greet each other through messages as you generally say hello to one another when you are entering in the morning service in Church building.

 

Welcome and Greetings:

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ,

the love of God,

and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit

be with you

All   and also with you.

 

Call to Service: After his suffering Jesus presented himself alive to them by many convincing proofs, appearing to them over the course of forty days and speaking about the kingdom of God. Acts 1.3

 

HYMN –

 

Children activities – Carol Cressall

 

Prayer for family life: We say together:

 

May the love of God our Father be in all our homes today.

May the love of the Lord Jesus keep our hearts and minds always.

May His loving Holy Spirit guide and bless the ones I love. Amen

 

 

In baptism we died with Christ,

so that as Christ was raised from the dead,

we might walk in newness of life.

Let us receive new life in him

as we confess our sins in penitence and faith.

cf Romans 6.4

Lord Jesus, you raise us to new life.

Lord, have mercy.

Lord, have mercy.

 

Lord Jesus, you forgive us our sins.

Christ, have mercy.

Christ, have mercy.

 

Lord Jesus, you feed us with the living bread.

Lord, have mercy.

Lord, have mercy.

 

Gloria

 

Collect

Almighty Father,

Who in your great mercy gladdened the disciples,

With the sight of the risen Lord:

Give us such knowledge of His presence with us,

That we may be strengthened and sustained by His risen life

And serve you continually in righteousness and truth;

Through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord

Who is alive and reigns with you,

In the unity of the Holy Spirit,

One God, now and forever. Amen

 

Readings

1st reading – Zephaniah 3:14-end: Ann Ward

Psalm 4: Bina John

2nd Reading Acts 3:12-19: Deborah Mann

 

Hymn -

 

Gospel Acclamation

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.

 

Gospel Reading: Luke 24:36b-48:  Arun John

Sermon – Arun John

 

Creed:

STATEMENT OF FAITH – THE MESSY CHURCH CREED

We believe in God the Father, Maker of the universe, the earth, and me. We believe in Jesus his Son, Who came to set us free. We believe in the Holy Spirit, A gift from God above; Who came to live inside of us, To show us truth and love. AMEN.

 

INTERCESSION – VIRGINIA LYNCH

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. John 20.19, 20

 

Hymn

 

 

 

Prayers at the Preparation of the Table

Creator of all,

you wash away our sins,

you give us new birth by the Spirit,

and redeem us in the blood of Christ.

As we celebrate the resurrection,

renew your gift of life within us.

We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ the risen Lord.

Amen.

 

 

EUCHARISTIC PRAYER

The Lord be with you

All and also with you.

Lift up your hearts.

All We lift them to the Lord.

Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

All It is right to give thanks and praise.

 

Bina: Why is it right to give thanks and praise?

Arun: Listen and you will hear

And now we give you thanks

because you have revealed the glory of your eternal fellowship

of love with your Son and with the Holy Spirit,

three persons equal in majesty, undivided in splendour,

yet one God, ever to be worshipped and adored.

 

All   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.]

 

Bina: Why do we share this bread and wine?

Arun: Listen, and we will hear.

 

On the night before he died, when darkness had fallen, Jesus took bread. He gave thanks, broke it, and shared it with his disciples, saying: ‘This is my body, given for you. Do this to remember me.’

After they had eaten, he took the cup of wine, gave thanks, and shared it with his disciples, saying: ‘This is my blood, poured out for you and for many, for the forgiveness of sins.’

So Father, with this bread and this cup we celebrate his love, his death, his risen life. As you feed us with these gifts, send your Holy Spirit, and change us more and more to be like Jesus our Saviour.

 

 

Bina: How do we follow Jesus Christ?

Arun: Listen, and we will hear.

 

Help us, Father, to love one another, as we look forward to that day when suffering is ended, and all creation is gathered in your loving arms.

And now with all your saints we give you glory, through Jesus Christ, in the strength of the Spirit, today and for ever.

All Amen.

 

Lord’s Prayer: Let us say the prayer our Saviour taught us,

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 forever. Amen.

 

BREAKING OF THE BREAD

Jesus says, I am the bread of life, whoever eats this bread will live forever.

All: Lord, our hearts hunger for you Give us this bread always.

 

Jesus, Lamb of God, have mercy on us

Jesus, bearer of our sins, Have mercy on us.

Jesus, redeemer of the world, Grant us peace

 

Lord’s Prayer: Let us say the prayer our Saviour taught us,

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 forever. Amen.

 

Breaking of the Bread

BREAKING OF THE BREAD

Jesus says, I am the bread of life, whoever eats this bread will live forever.

All: Lord, our hearts hunger for you Give us this bread always.

 

Jesus, Lamb of God, have mercy on us

Jesus, bearer of our sins, Have mercy on us.

Jesus, redeemer of the world, Grant us peace

 

 

SPIRITUAL COMMUNION:

 

Post Communion Prayer

Living God,

Your Son made himself known to his disciples

In the breaking of bread:

Open the eyes of our faith,

That we may see him in all His redeeming work;

Who is alive and reigns, now and for ever. Amen

 

Blessings

May the Father from whom every family in earth and heaven receives Its name

Strength you with His Holy Spirit in your inner being.

And the blessing of God Almighty, Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit,

Be upon you and remain with you always. Amen 

 

Go in the light and peace of Christ

Thanks be to God! Amen.

 

Go in Peace to Love and Serve the Lord

All: in the name of Christ. Amen

Hymn