worship at home
14th February: Second Sunday before Lent
Introit Hymn: Christ Whose Glory Fills the Skies
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.
Lord have mercy.
Christ have mercy.
Lord have mercy.
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.
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
whose Son was revealed in majesty
before he suffered death upon the cross:
give us grace to perceive his glory,
that we may be strengthened to suffer with him
and be changed into his likeness, from glory to glory;
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever. Amen.
Old Testament Reading: 2 Kings 2:1-12
New Testament Reading: 2 Corinthians 4:3-6
Gradual Hymn: Christ Upon the Mountain Peak
Gospel: Mark 9:2-9
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
was incarnate from the Holy Spirit and the Virgin
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
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
who has spoken through the prophets.
We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic
We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of
We look for the resurrection of the dead,
and the life of the world to come.
Let us pray that the Peace of the Prince of Peace will be established in all the earth. Let us pray for all in authority and power that God would guide their hearts.
Let us pray especially for the pandemic to be brought under control.
Let us give thanks to God for Her Majesty the Queen, for her life of service and her faithful witness to the Light of Christ, praying for her health and well-being and for the whole Royal Family.
Let us pray for God's Church throughout the world that we would spread the good news abroad to those around us praising and glorifying God as we go.
Please pray for our archbishops, bishops and for all clergy and lay ministers for , strength and courage and wisdom in leading God's people in the midst of trying and changing circumstances.
Let us pray for all who live and work in our parish that they may sense God's presence, hear his word, experience his love and come to faith in Jesus our Lord.
Let us pray for all whom we know need God's healing, comfort and grace at this time praying especially for all those who are working on the frontline in healthcare. Let us pray for the people of Myanmar and for those caught up in the glacier disaster in India.
Let us pray for all who are bereaved as we remember those who have died especially those who passed away recently or whose anniversaries fall at this time. Please especially remember the family of Tina's father Ted who passed away last week.
Liturgy of the Sacrament:
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: Alleluia! Sing to Jesus
Be present, be present,
Lord Jesus Christ,
our risen high priest;
make yourself known in the breaking of bread.
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.
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
Post Communion Prayer:
we see your glory in the face of Jesus Christ:
may we who are partakers at his table
reflect his life in word and deed,
that all the world may know his power to change and save.
This we ask through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Post Communion Prayer, Blessing and Dismissal