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The Parish Church of St Paul, Drighlington

HOLY COMMUNION DURING LENT

We stand to sing a HYMN THE GREETING Grace, mercy and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ be with you and also with you As we prepare ourselves, we ask for Gods FORGIVENESS Compassion and forgiveness belong to the Lord our God though we have rebelled against him. Let us then renounce our wilfulness and ask his mercy by confessing our sins in penitence and faith. CONFESSION Lord God, we have sinned against you; we have done evil in your sight. We are sorry and repent. Have mercy on us according to your love. Wash away our wrongdoing and cleanse us from our sin. Renew a right spirit within us and restore us to the joy of your salvation, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen Silence is kept for reflection We sing: Lord have mercy, (x4) Christ have mercy, (x4) Lord have mercy, (x4)
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We receive Gods forgiveness May the God of all healing and forgiveness draw you to himself, and cleanse you from all your sins that we may behold the glory of his Son, the Word made Flesh, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen COLLECT Let us pray Silence is kept and then the special prayer for the day is said. READINGS We sit for READINGS from the Old and New Testaments We stand to sing a HYMN We turn to face THE GOSPEL Hear the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to N Glory to you, O Lord This is the Gospel of the Lord Glory to you, O Christ We sit for THE ADDRESS

We stand for the CREED I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth. I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried; he descended to the dead. On the third day he rose again; he ascended into heaven, he is seated at the right hand of the Father, and he will come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen. Please sit for THE PRAYERS OF INTERCESSION This response: may be used Lord of compassion Hear our prayer Ending Merciful Father accept these prayers for the sake of your Son, our Saviour, Jesus Christ Amen
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We stand to share THE PEACE Since we are justified by faith we have peace with God through Lord Jesus Christ who has given us access to his grace. The peace of the Lord be always with you and also with you Let us offer one another a sign of peace. We remain standing to sing a HYMN during which the Collection is taken and the bread and wine brought to the altar. God of our journey, as we walk with you on your path of obedience, sustain us on our way and lead us to your glory Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. We remain standing THE EUCHARIST 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 The president praises God for his mighty acts and we respond Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of powr 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.
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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. The president recalls the Last Supper Jesus Christ is Lord: Lord, by your cross and resurrection You have set us free. You are the Saviour of the world. The prayer continues and we say Blessing and honour and glory and power be yours for ever and ever. Amen. Silence is kept and we sit for THE LORDS PRAYER As our Saviour has taught us, so we pray Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be they name; thy Kingdom come; thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory for ever and ever. Amen.
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BREAKING THE BREAD Every time we eat this bread and drink this cup, We proclaim the Lords death until he comes. We sing 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. Jesus is the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world. Blessed are those who are called to his supper. Lord, I am not worthy to receive you, but only say the word, and I shall be healed. GIVING OF COMMUNION All are welcome to receive the bread and the wine or a blessing. Please come forward as directed. We sit to sing during communion

PRAYER AFTER COMMUNION THE BLESSING God, who from the death of sin raised you to new life in Christ, keep you from falling and set you in the presence of his glory; and the blessing of God almighty, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, be among you and remain with you always. Amen THE JUNIOR CHURCH THE NOTICES and BANNS OF MARRIAGE We stand for the HYMN The DISMISSAL Go in peace to love and serve the Lord. In the name of Christ. Amen

Coffee is served after the service, please do stay if you can.