St Edmund of Canterbury, Hayes

worship at home

24th October: Bible Sunday

Introit Hymn: 

         

Prayers of Penitence

God so loved the world
that He gave His only Son Jesus Christ
to save us from our sins,
to be our advocate in heaven,
and to bring us to eternal life.
 
Let us confess our sins in penitence and faith,
firmly resolved to keep God’s commandments
and to live in love and peace with all.
 
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.
Amen.
 
Lord have mercy.
Christ have mercy.
Lord have mercy.

 

Absolution

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 eternal life;

through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Amen.


Gloria

Glory to God in the highest,
and 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.
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;
you are seated at the right hand of the Father:
receive our prayer.
For you alone are the Holy One,
you alone are the Lord,
you alone are the Most High, Jesus Christ,
with the Holy Spirit,

in the glory of God the Father.  Amen.


Liturgy of the Word

Collect:

Blessed Lord,

who caused all holy Scriptures to be written for our learning:

help us so to hear them,

to read, mark, learn and inwardly digest them

that, through patience, and the comfort of your holy word,

we may embrace and for ever hold fast

the hope of everlasting life,

which you have given us in our Saviour Jesus Christ,

who is alive and reigns with you,

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever. Amen.


Old Testament Reading: Isaiah 55:1-11

Psalm 19:7-14

Refrain:    The commandment of the Lord is pure

7    The law of the Lord is perfect, reviving the soul;  

the testimony of the Lord is sure

and gives wisdom to the simple.

8    The statutes of the Lord are right and rejoice the heart;  

the commandment of the Lord is pure

and gives light to the eyes.

9    The fear of the Lord is clean and endures for ever;  

the judgements of the Lord are true

and righteous altogether.

10  More to be desired are they than gold,

more than much fine gold,  

sweeter also than honey,

dripping from the honeycomb.

11  By them also is your servant taught  

and in keeping them there is great reward. [R]

12  Who can tell how often they offend  

O cleanse me from my secret faults!

13  Keep your servant also from presumptuous sins

lest they get dominion over me;  

so shall I be undefiled,

and innocent of great offence.

14  Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart

be acceptable in your sight,  

O Lord, my strength and my redeemer.

 Refrain:    The commandment of the Lord is pure


      

     

New Testament Reading: 2 Timothy 3:14-4:5

Gradual Hymn:

        

Gospel: John 5:36b - 47

Sermon:

       This week's sermon will be preached by Pauline Byles

         

The Creed 

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.


Intercessions:

Let us pray for God's people in every land, especially those places where there is strife and injustice.  

Let us pray for our bishops and synods, especially pray also for the appointment process for a new Bishop of Willesden, that God would guide all those involved.

Let us continue to pray for our young people that they would grow in faith in Jesus, fulfill his will for their lives and grow into the men and women of God he calls them to be.  Let us pray for all parents in their responsibility to nurture their children.

Let us pray for all those in positions of governmental power, economic strength and media influence, that God would turn their hearts towards the common good and give them his wisdom, compassion and strength.  

Let us pray for all those who in mind, body or spirit are in need of God's healing and wholeness, for nothing is impossible for God.  Let us pray for Tina who has not been well; for Alison on chemotherapy; for Betty recovering from an operation; and for healing for Andrzej, Poppy, Leon, Joyce, Moira and Beth.

Let us pray for all who mourn, remembering those who have died recently, among them John Wilson, and those whose anniversary falls at this time among them: Eleanor Cottrell; Dorothy Irviji; Mary Stitt; Marian Foster-Pegg; David Gates.


Let us pray for ourselves that we would be generous in giving, faithful in prayer and active in the service of God and those around us.

Liturgy of the Sacrament:

The Peace

We are the Body of Christ. In the One Spirit we were all baptised 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.


I invite you now share the peace with those who are with you or to text, or message or email someone you know with the words "peace be with you".  Go on, send a little love!

Offertory Hymn: 

          


         

Be present, be present,

Lord Jesus Christ,

our risen high priest;

make yourself known in the breaking of bread.

Amen.

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.


Agnus Dei


Thanks be to you, Lord Jesus Christ, for all the benefits you have given me, for all the pains and insults you have borne for me. 

Since I cannot now receive you sacramentally, I ask you to come spiritually into my heart. O most merciful redeemer, friend and brother, may I know you more clearly, love you more dearly, and follow you more nearly, day by day. Amen.                                                                       after the Prayer of St Richard of Chichester

Communion Hymns: 

               


               

Post Communion Prayer, Blessing and Dismissal

Post Communion Prayer:

God of all grace,

your Son Jesus Christ fed the hungry

with the bread of his life

and the word of his kingdom:

renew your people with your heavenly grace,

and in all our weakness

sustain us by your true and living bread;

who is alive and reigns, now and for ever. Amen.


       



Recessional Hymn: 

        


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