Ash Wednesday - 2012

The Gathering of the Community

On this day the liturgy begins as follows:
The Lord be with you.
And also with you.
Let us pray.


The Collect
Almighty and everlasting God, you despise nothing you have made and forgive the sins of all who are penitent. Create and make in us new and contrite hearts, that we, worthily lamenting our sins and acknowledging our brokenness, may obtain of you, the God of all mercy, perfect remission and forgiveness; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

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: Feed Me, Lord
The Gospel: Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21
Sermon: Archdeacon John Clarke

The Imposition of Ashes
Psalm 51:1-8
Litany of Penitence
Absolution pg. 285
The Peace

Hymn (at-the-offertory): 614 - Forgive Our Sins, As We Forgive

The Celebration of the Eucharist
The Prayer over the Gifts
Eucharistic Prayer 3 pg. 198
With the proper preface for Lent.
The Lord’s Prayer pg. 211
The Breaking of the Bread pg. 213
Hymn 79: To You, O Kindly Jesus Christ
Hymns during Communion:
486 - Love Divine
657 - Loving Spirit

The Scattering
Change My Heart O God
The Prayer after Communion
The Blessing
Hymn 86 - More Than We Can Ask

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