Lent 1

The Gathering of the Community

Hymn: Part of the Family

The Apostolic Greeting
The Collect for Purity
Trisagion (Sung)
The Collect of the Day

The Proclamation of the Word
First Reading: Genesis 9:8-17
Psalm 25:1-9
Second Reading: 1 Peter 3:18-22

Hymn 631: The Kingdom of God is Justice and Joy

Gospel: Mark 1:9-15

Sermon Series on Stewardship - "Yes We Can!"
This week a dramatic reading of Oscar Wilde’s book, "The Selfish Giant"

The Apostles’ Creed

The Prayers of the People
The response to the prayers during Lent maybe as follows:
... we pray to you, Lord.
Lord, have mercy.

Confession and Absolution
The Peace

Hymn (at-the-Offertory): This is My Commandment

Prayer Over the Gifts

The Eucharistic Prayer
The Eucharistic Prayer in this service is taken from "Common Praise" published by the Church of England. We are adapting the chorus from the hymn, "Blessed Assurance" as the sung response.

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.

Almighty God, good Father to us all, your face is turned towards your world. In love you gave us Jesus your Son to rescue us from sin and death. Your Word goes out to call us home to the city where angels sing your praise. We join with them in heaven's song:
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.

Father of all, we give you thanks for every gift that comes from heaven. To the darkness Jesus came as your light. With signs of faith and words of hope he touched untouchables with love and washed the guilty clean. This is his story.
This is his story, this is our song:
Praising our Saviour, all the day long.

The crowds came out to see your Son, yet at the end they turned on him. On the night he was betrayed he came to table with his friends to celebrate the freedom of your people. This is his story.
This is his story, this is our song:
Praising our Saviour, all the day long.

Jesus blessed you, Father, for the food; he took bread, gave thanks, broke it and said: This is my body, given for you all. Jesus then gave thanks for the wine; he took the cup, gave it and said: This is my blood, shed for you all for the forgiveness of sins. Do this in remembrance of me. This is our story.
This is our story, this is our song:
Praising our Saviour, all the day long.

Therefore, Father, with this bread and this cup we celebrate the cross on which he died to set us free. Defying death he rose again and is alive with you to plead for us and all the world. This is our story.
This is our story, this is our song:
Praising our Saviour, all the day long.

Send your Spirit on us now that by these gifts we may feed on Christ with opened eyes and hearts on fire. May we and all who share this food offer ourselves to live for you and be welcomed at your feast in heaven where all creation worships you, Father, Son and Holy Spirit:
Blessing and honour and glory and power
be yours for ever and ever. Amen.

The Lord’s Prayer
The Breaking of the Bread
The Invitation to Communion
Congregational Anthem 634: Jesus Remember Me

165: Mark How the Lamb’s Self Offering V 1&2
60: I Come With Joy
Oh, How He Loves You and Me

The Scattering
(Mark 4:20)
Hymn 179: Tree of Life V 1, 2 & 6b

Prayer after Communion
The Doxology
The Blessing
Christ give you grace to grow in holiness, to deny yourselves, take up your cross, and follow him; and the blessing of God Almighty, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, be amongst you and remain with you always. Amen.

Hymn 606: There’s a Wideness in God’s Mercy



Ash Wednesday

The clergy and choir enter in silence.

The Gathering of the Community pg. 281
The Collect

Hymn 170 - The Glory of the Forty Days

The Proclamation of the Word
First Reading: Joel: 2:1-2, 12-17
Psalm 103:8-18
Second Reading: 2 Corinthians 5:20b-6:10

Anthem: All We like Sheep

The Gospel: Matthew: 6:1-6, 16-21

Sermon: Archdeacon John Clarke

The Imposition of Ashes pg. 281
Psalm 51:1-8
Prayers for Zimbabwe
Litany of Penitence
Those who desire the imposition of ashes may come forward at this time.
Absolution pg. 285

The Peace

Hymn: 614 - Forgive Our Sins, As We Forgive

The Celebration of the Eucharist
The Prayer over the Gifts

Eucharistic Prayer 3 pg. 198

The Lord’s Prayer pg. 211

The Breaking of the Bread
7 Lent and Holy Week pg. 213

The Communion

Hymns during Communion
486 - Love Divine
657 - Loving Spirit

The Prayer after Communion
The Blessing
Hymn 86 - More Than We Can Ask