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An Online Communion Service for Lent

The Shoreline Benefice
Shotley Chelmondiston Erwarton Harkstead

Welcome and notices.
We meet in the name of God:
Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
The Lord be with you
and also with you.

The Greeting Prayers of Penitence
We come to God as one from whom no secrets are hidden, to ask for his forgiveness and peace.
You asked for our hands that they be used for your purpose.
Gracious God, forgive us when ours are idle.
You asked for our mouths to speak your word.
Gracious God, forgive us when we only speak in whispers.
You asked for our eyes that we might respond to others’ pain. Gracious God, forgive us for closing them when we preferred not to see.
You asked for our lives that you might work through us.
Gracious God, forgive us when we ignore your call.
May the God of love bring you back to himself, forgive you your sins, and assure you of his eternal love in Jesus Christ our Lord.

This Collect or the collect for the day is said
Almighty God, by the prayer and discipline of Lent may we enter into the mystery of Christ’s sufferings, and by following in his Way come to share in his glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

The Collect
We believe in God the Son, who lives in our hearts through faith, and fills us with his love.
We believe in God the Holy Spirit, who strengthens us with power from on high.
We believe in one God; Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen.

The response:
Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
At the end Merciful Lord accept these prayers, for the sake of your Son, Jesus Christ, our Lord.

The peace is shared saying
Praise God who loves us.
Praise God who cares.
The peace of the Lord be always with you

A reading from Scripture may precede the Gospel reading. At the end the reader says
In this is the word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.
We stand for the gospel reading.
When the Gospel is announced the reader says

Hear the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to N. Glory to you, O Lord.
At the end
This is the Gospel of the Lord.
Praise to you, O Christ.
Some music may follow the sermon.
Let us declare our faith in God.
We believe in God the Father, from whom every family
in heaven and on earth is named.

The Peace

Gospel Reading
Sermon Affirmation of Faith and also with you.
The Lord is here.
His Spirit is with us.
Prayers of Intercession

The Preparation of the Table The Taking of the Bread and Wine
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 right to praise you, Father, Lord of all creation; in your love you made us for yourself.
When we turned away you did not reject us, but came to meet us in your Son.
You embraced us as your children and welcomed us to sit and eat with you.
In Christ you shared our life that we might live in him and he in us.
He opened his arms of love upon the cross and made for all the perfect sacrifice for sin.
On the night he was betrayed, at supper with his friends he took bread, and gave you thanks; he broke it and gave it to them, saying:
Take, eat; this is my body which is given for you; do this in remembrance of me.
Father, we do this in remembrance of him: his body is the bread of life.
At the end of supper, taking the cup of wine, he gave you thanks, and said:
Drink this, all of you;
this is my blood of the new covenant, which is shed for you for the forgiveness of sins; do this in remembrance of me.
Father, we do this in remembrance of him:
his blood is shed for all.
As we proclaim his death and celebrate his rising in glory, send your Holy Spirit that this bread and this wine may be to us the body and blood of your dear Son.

As we eat and drink these holy gifts make us one in Christ, our risen Lord.
With your whole Church throughout the world we offer you this sacrifice of praise and lift our voice to join the eternal song of heaven:
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.

As our Saviour taught us, so we pray
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.

The Breaking of the Bread
This bread is broken so all may share in the body of Christ.
Though we are many, we are one body, because we all share in one bread.
The body of Christ, broken for you. The blood of Christ, shed for you.
A short silence is kept.

Giving of Communion
Prayer after Communion
Merciful God, you have called us to your table and fed us with the bread of life.
Draw us and all people to serve your Son, our Saviour Jesus Christ.

The God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing; and the blessing of God almighty, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, be among you and remain with you always. Amen.
Go in peace to love and serve the Lord.
In the name of Christ. Amen.

Some material included in this service is copyright: © The Archbishop’s Council 2000
New Patterns for Worship, material from which is included in this service is copyright © The Archbishop’s Council 2002

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