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Parish Communion        Trinity 6        7 July 2024


Celebrant and Preacher: Revd Rupert Toovey

First Reading: Ezekiel 2: vv1-5
Gospel: Mark 6: vv1-13

Revd Rupert Toovey
Opening Hymn: O God beyond all praising

Prayer of Preparation
Almighty God,
to whom all hearts are open,
all desires known,
and from whom no secrets are hidden;
cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by
the inspiration of your Holy Spirit,
that we may perfectly love you,
and worthily magnify your holy name;
through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Prayers of Penitence
My brothers and sisters, as we prepare to celebrate the presence of Christ in word and sacrament, let us call to mind and confess our sins.

Almighty God, our heavenly Father,
we have sinned against you
and against our neighbour
in thought and word and deed,
through negligence, through weakness,
through our own deliberate fault.
We are truly sorry
and repent of all our sins.
For the sake of your Son, Jesus Christ,
who died for us,
forgive us all that is past and grant that we may serve you in newness of life
to the glory of your name.

Almighty God, who forgives all who truly repent, have mercy upon you, pardon and deliver you from all your sins, confirm and strengthen you in all goodness, and keep you in life eternal; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

Glory, glory to God, glory to God in the highest;
peace to his people on earth,
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.
Glory, glory to God, glory to God in the highest;
peace to his people on earth,
peace to his people on earth. 
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;
For you are seated at the right hand of the Father: receive our prayer, receive our prayer, receive our prayer.
You alone are the Holy One, you alone are the Lord, you alone are the Lord, you alone are the Most High, Jesus Christ, with the Holy Spirit, in the glory, the glory, the glory of God the Father. 
Amen, amen, amen, amen, amen, amen.

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. Amen.

First Reading
: Ezekiel 2: vv1-5 Jackie Lee

Gradual Hymn:
Father, hear the prayer we offer

Alleluia, alleluia. 
I am the light of the world, says the Lord.
Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.  Alleluia.

Hear the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to John.
Glory to you, O Lord.

Gospel: Mark 6: vv1-13 Revd Rupert Toovey

This is the Gospel of the Lord.
Praise to you, O Christ.

Revd Rupert Toovey

Affirmation of Faith:
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.

Prayers of Intercession: Ian Miles

The Peace

We are the body of Christ.
In the one body we were all baptized into one body.
Let us then pursue all that makes for peace and builds up our common life.

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

Let us offer one another a sign of peace.

Offertory Hymn: Be thou my vision, O Lord of my heart

Preparation of the Table
Yours, Lord is the greatness, the power,
the glory, the splendour and the majesty;
for everything in heaven and on earth is yours.
All things come from you,
and of your own do we give you.

Eucharistic Prayer E
The Lord is here.
His Spirit is with us.
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 truly right and just,
our duty and our salvation,
always and everywhere to give you thanks,
holy Father, almighty and eternal God.
From sunrise to sunset this day is holy,
for Christ has risen from the tomb
and scattered the darkness of death
with light that will not fade.
This day the risen Lord walks with your gathered people,
unfolds for us your word,
and makes himself known in the breaking of the bread.
And though the night will overtake this day
you summon us to live in endless light,
the never-ceasing sabbath of the Lord.
And so, with choirs of angels
and with all the heavenly host,
we proclaim your glory
and join their unending song of praise:

Holy, holy, holy Lord,
God of power and God of might,
heaven and earth are full of your glory,
Hosanna in the highest.
hosanna, hosanna, hosanna in the highest;
hosanna, hosanna, hosanna in the highest.

Blessed is he, blessed is he,
blessed is he who comes in the name,
he who comes in the name of the Lord.
Hosanna in the highest;
hosanna, hosanna, hosanna in the highest;
hosanna, hosanna, hosanna in the highest.

Accept our praises, heavenly Father,
through your Son our Saviour Jesus Christ,
and as we follow his example and obey his command, grant that by the power of your Holy Spirit
these gifts of bread and wine
may be to us the body and his blood;

who, in the same night that he was betrayed,
took bread and gave you thanks;
he broke it and gave it to his disciples, saying
Take, eat; this is my body which is given for you;
Do this in remembrance of me.

In the same way, after supper
he took the cup and gave you thanks;
he gave it to them, saying,
Drink this, all of you;
this is my blood of the new covenant,
which is shed for you and for many
for the forgiveness of sins. 
Do this, as often as you drink it,
in remembrance of me.

Therefore, heavenly Father,
we remember his offering of himself
made once for all upon the cross;
we proclaim his mighty resurrection and glorious ascension;
we look for the coming of your kingdom,
and with this bread and this cup
we make the memorial of Christ your Son our Lord.

Great is the mystery of faith;
Christ has died:
Christ is risen:
Christ will come again.

Accept through him, our great high priest,
this our sacrifice of thanks and praise,
and as we eat and drink these holy gifts
in the presence of your divine majesty,
renew us by your Spirit,
inspire us with your love
and unite us in the body of your Son,
Jesus Christ our Lord.

Through him, and with him, and in him,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
with all who stand before you in earth and heaven,
we worship you, Father almighty,
 in songs of everlasting praise:

Blessing and honour and glory and power
be yours for ever and ever. Amen.

The Lord’s Prayer
Let us pray with confidence as our Saviour has taught us: ‘Our Father’

Breaking of the Bread
We break this bread to share in the body of Christ.
Though we are many, we are one body,
because we all share in one bread.

Agnus Dei
Jesus, Lamb of God, Jesus, Lamb of God;
you take away the sins of the world: have mercy on us.
Jesus, Lamb of God, Jesus, Lamb of God;
you take away the sins of the world: have mercy on us.
Jesus, Lamb of God, Jesus, Lamb of God;
you take away the sins of the world: grant us your peace, grant us your peace.

Music during Communion:  Jesu, joy of man’s desiring

Post Communion Collect
God of our pilgrimage,
you have led us to the living water:
refresh and sustain us as we go forward on our journey,
in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. 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

Closing Hymn:
Thou, whose almighty word


The Blessing
The peace of God,
which passes all understanding,
keep your hearts and minds in the knowledge
and love of God,
and of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord;
and the blessing of God almighty, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, be among you and remain with you always. Amen.