worship at home
23rd October: Bible Sunday
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
Blesses 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.
Old Testament Reading: Isaiah 45:22-end
Psalm 119: 129-136
129 Your testimonies are wonderful; ♦
therefore my soul keeps them.
130 The opening of your word gives light; ♦
it gives understanding to the simple.
131 I open my mouth and draw in my breath, ♦
as I long for your commandments.
132 Turn to me and be gracious to me, ♦
as is your way with those who love your name.
133 Order my steps by your word, ♦
and let no wickedness have dominion over me.
134 Redeem me from earthly oppressors ♦
so that I may keep your commandments.
135 Show the light of your countenance upon your servant ♦
and teach me your statutes.
136 My eyes run down with streams of water, ♦
because the wicked do not keep your law.
New Testament Reading: Romans 15:1-6
Gospel Luke 4:16-24
This week's sermon is by Pauline Byles
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 for God's people in every land, that we would be empowered by his Spirit to live lives of holiness and faith and proclaim the gospel to the world around us.
Let us pray for all those we know who don’t yet know Jesus as Lord and Saviour, that they would discover his love and hear his voice calling them to himself.
Let us pray for all who care for others, either professionally or as volunteers or for their family, friend or neighbour.
Let us continue to pray for our young people that they would grow in faith in Jesus, fulfil 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 Ann, Alison, Joanne, Roz, Ronnie, Sue R, Sue S, Tim, Betty, Annette, Tracy, Joyce, Christopher, Moira and Beth.
Let us pray for all who mourn, remembering those who have died recently, and those whose anniversary falls at this time, among them May Stitt, Dorothy Irviji, Marjorie Matthews, Marian Foster-Pegg and David Gates.
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!
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, 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.
Check out this first session from the Bible Society course:
Adapted from Common Worship
Copyright: The Archbishop’s Council 2000