Posted: 31.01.21 at 00:10 by Liesbeth Oosterhof
A Said Spiritual Communion Service for Ordinary Time
Welcome and notices.
We meet in the name of God:
Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
The president greets the people
The Lord be with you and also with you.
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
Creator God, you made us all in your image:
may we discern you in all that we see, and serve you in all that we do; through Jesus Christ our Lord.
THE LITURGY OF THE WORD
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.
Lord, in your mercy,
hear our prayer.
At the end
Accept these prayers, for the sake of your Son, Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
LITURGY OF THE SACRAMENT
The peace is shared saying
Praise God who loves us.
Praise God who cares.
The peace of the Lord be always with you and also with you.
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.
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.
When the Gospel is announced the reader says
Hear the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ
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.
We believe in God the Son, who lives in our hearts through faith, and fills us with his love.
Sermon Affirmation of Faith
The Lord’s Prayer
Prayers of Intercession
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.
O loving God,
Act of Spiritual Reception
Father of lights, from you comes every good and perfect gift: keep us in the light of Christ to shine in your world, that all may believe in you, through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Blessing in union with Christian people throughout the world and across the centuries,
gathered to make Eucharist, hearing your holy Word and receiving the precious Body and Blood of your dear Son, we offer you praise and thanksgiving.
Even though we are exiled from tasting the Bread of Heaven and drinking the Cup of Life, we pray that you will unite us with all the baptised and with your Son, who gave his life for us.
Come Lord Jesus, dwell in us and send your Holy Spirit that we may be filled with your presence.
as the hem of your garment, touched in faith, healed the woman who could not touch your body, so may the souls of your servants be healed.
For though we cannot receive you in the sacrament we can, through this offering of our prayer, receive you in our heart.
Grant this for your Name’s sake.
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.
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
Parts of the introduction come from an introduction to Spiritual Communion written by The Rt Revd Stephen Cottrell, The Bishop of Chelmsford.