Holy Eucharist Sunday Service

 
Ministry of the Word


Processional Hymn   Go To Hymn

 
                The Lord be with you
                And with thy spirit
                Let us pray


Prayer for Purity: (Kneel or Bow)

ALMIGHTY God, unto whom all hearts are open, all desires known, and from whom no secrets are hid; Cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of thy Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love thee, and worthily magnify thy holy Name; through Christ our Lord. Amen.

 
Summary of the Law: (Kneel or Bow)

Hear what our Lord Jesus Christ saith. Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it; Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.


                Lord have mercy upon us
                Christ have mercy upon us
                Lord have mercy upon us


Prayer of the day: (Kneel or Bow)


                The Lord be with you
                And with thy spirit
                Let us pray     

                    
Epistle: (Seated)

        Here endeth the Epistle
        Thanks be to God


Gospel Hymn -First Half  (Stand)    Go To Hymn


Gospel Reading: (Stand)

       The Gospel is written ….
       Glory be to thee, O Lord

       The Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ
       Praise be to thee, O Christ

 
Gospel Hymn -Second Half  (Stand)


Nicene Creed: (Stand)

I BELIEVE in one God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, And of all things visible and invisible:
     And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of God; Begotten of his Father before all worlds, God of God, Light of Light, Very God of very God; Begotten, not made; Being of one substance with the Father; By whom all things were made: Who for us men and for our salvation came down from heaven, And was incarnate by the Holy Ghost of the Virgin Mary, And was made man: And was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate; He suffered and was buried: And the third day he rose again according to the Scriptures: And ascended into heaven, And sitteth on the right hand of the Father: And he shall come again, with glory, to judge both the quick and the dead; Whose kingdom shall have no end.
     And I believe in the Holy Ghost, The Lord, and Giver of Life, Who proceedeth from the Father and the Son; Who with the Father and the Son together is worshipped and glorified; Who spake by the Prophets: And I believe one Catholic and Apostolic Church: I acknowledge one Baptism for the remission of sins: And I look for the Resurrection of the dead: And the Life of the world to come. Amen.


 
Announcements: (Seated)

 
Sermon Hymn (Stand)    Go to Hymn


Sermon: (Seated)    



Ministry of the Lord’s Table

 
Offering: (Seated)
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Praise God from whom all blessings flow
Praise Him all creatures here below
Praise Him above, ye heavenly host
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.        Amen


 
Prayer for the state of Christ’s Church: (Kneel or Bow)
Let us pray for the whole state of Christ’s Church.

       ALMIGHTY and everliving God, who by thy holy Apostle hast taught us to make prayers, and supplications, and to give thanks for all men; We humbly beseech thee most mercifully to accept our [alms and] oblations, and to receive these our prayers, which we offer unto thy Divine Majesty; beseeching thee to inspire continually the Universal Church with the spirit of truth, unity, and concord: And grant that all those who do confess thy holy Name may agree in the truth of thy holy Word, and live in unity and godly love.
     We beseech thee also, so to direct and dispose the hearts of all Christian Rulers, that they may truly and impartially administer justice, to the punishment of wickedness and vice, and to the maintenance of thy true religion, and virtue.
    Give grace, O heavenly Father, to all Bishops and other Ministers, that they may, both by their life and doctrine, set forth thy true and lively Word, and rightly and duly administer thy holy Sacraments.
     And to all thy People give thy heavenly grace; and especially to this congregation here present; that, with meek heart and due reverence, they may hear, and receive thy holy Word; truly serving thee in holiness and righteousness all the days of their life.
     And we most humbly beseech thee, of thy goodness, O Lord, to comfort and succor all those who, in this transitory life, are in trouble, sorrow, need, sickness, or any other adversity [Especially_______________ ].
     And we also bless thy holy Name for all thy servants departed this life in thy faith and fear; beseeching thee to grant them continual growth in thy love and service, and to give us grace so to follow their good examples, that with them we may be partakers of thy heavenly kingdom. Grant this, O Father, for Jesus Christ’s sake, our only Mediator and Advocate. Amen.


Invitation: (Kneel or Bow)

YE who do truly and earnestly repent you of your sins, and are in love and charity with your neighbors, and intend to lead a new life, following the commandments of God, and walking from henceforth in his holy ways; Draw near with faith, and take this holy Sacrament to your comfort; and make your humble confession to Almighty God, devoutly kneeling.


General Confession: (Kneel or Bow)

ALMIGHTY God, Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Maker of all things, Judge of all men; We acknowledge and bewail our manifold sins and wickedness, Which we, from time to time, most grievously have committed, By thought, word, and deed, Against thy Divine Majesty, Provoking most justly thy wrath and indignation against us. We do earnestly repent, And are heartily sorry for these our misdoings; The remembrance of them is grievous unto us; The burden of them is intolerable. Have mercy upon us, Have mercy upon us, most merciful Father; For thy Son our Lord Jesus Christ’s sake, Forgive us all that is past; And grant that we may ever hereafter Serve and please thee In newness of life, To the honor and glory of thy Name; Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

 
Absolution: (Kneel or Bow)

ALMIGHTY God, our heavenly Father, who of his great mercy hath promised forgiveness of sins to all those who with hearty repentance and true faith turn unto him; Have mercy upon you; pardon and deliver you from all your sins; confirm and strengthen you in all goodness; and bring you to everlasting life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

 
Comfortable Words: (Kneel or Bow)

Hear what comfortable words our Savior Christ saith unto all who truly turn to him.

Come unto me, all ye that travail and are heavy laden, and I will refresh you.  St. Matt. xi. 28.

So God loved the world, that he gave his only-begotten Son, to the end that all that believe in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.  St. John iii. 16.

Hear also what Saint Paul saith.

This is a true saying, and worthy of all men to be received, That Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners.         I Tim. i. 15.

Hear also what Saint John saith.

If any man sin, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous; and he is the Propitiation for our sins.  1 St. John ii. 1, 2.

 
             The Lord be with you
              And with thy spirit
              Lift up your hearts
              We lift them up to the Lord
              Let us give thanks unto our Lord God
              It is meet and right so to do

IT is very meet, right, and our bounden duty, that we should at all times, and in all places, give thanks unto thee, O Lord, Holy Father, Almighty, Everlasting God. THEREFORE with Angels and Archangels, and with all the company of heaven, we laud and magnify thy glorious Name; evermore praising thee, and saying,

HOLY, HOLY, HOLY, Lord God of, hosts, Heaven and earth are full of thy glory: Glory be to thee, O Lord Most High. Blessed is he that cometh in the Name of the Lord. Hosanna in the Highest.

 
Institution: (Kneel or Bow)

ALL glory be to thee, Almighty God, our heavenly Father, for that thou, of thy tender mercy, didst give thine only Son Jesus Christ to suffer death upon the Cross for our redemption; who made there (by his one oblation of himself once offered) a full, perfect, and sufficient sacrifice, oblation, and satisfaction, for the sins of the whole world; and did institute, and in his holy Gospel command us to continue, a perpetual memory of that his precious death and sacrifice, until his coming again: For in the night in which he was betrayed, he took Bread; and when he had given thanks, he brake it, and gave it to his disciples, saying, Take, eat, this is my Body, which is given for you; Do this in remembrance of me. Likewise, after supper, he took the Cup; and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them, saying, Drink ye all of this; for this is my Blood of the New Testament, which is shed for you, and for many, for the remission of sins; Do this, as oft as ye shall drink it, in remembrance of me.


Oblation: (Kneel or Bow)

WHEREFORE O Lord and heavenly Father, according to the institution of thy dearly beloved Son our Savior Jesus Christ, we, thy humble servants, do celebrate and make here before thy Divine Majesty, with these thy holy gifts, which we now offer unto thee, the memorial thy Son hath commanded us to make; having in remembrance his blessed passion and precious death, his mighty resurrection and glorious ascension; rendering unto thee most hearty thanks for the innumerable benefits procured unto us by the same.

 
Invocation: (Kneel or Bow)

AND we most humbly beseech thee, O merciful Father, to hear us; and, of thy almighty goodness, vouchsafe to bless and sanctify, with thy Word and Holy Spirit, these thy gifts and creatures of bread and wine; that we, receiving them according to thy Son our Savior Jesus Christ’s holy institution, in remembrance of his death and passion, may be partakers of his most blessed Body and Blood.

AND we earnestly desire thy fatherly goodness, mercifully to accept this our sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving; most humbly beseeching thee to grant that, by the merits and death of thy Son Jesus Christ, and through faith in his blood, we, and all thy whole Church, may obtain remission of our sins, and all other benefits of his passion.


And here we offer and present unto thee, O Lord, ourselves, our souls and bodies, to be a reasonable, holy, and living sacrifice unto thee; humbly beseeching thee, that we, and all others who shall be partakers of this Holy Communion, may worthily receive the most precious Body and Blood of thy Son Jesus Christ, be filled with thy grace and heavenly benediction, and made one body with him, that he may dwell in us, and we in him.


And although we are unworthy, through our manifold sins, to offer unto thee any sacrifice; yet we beseech thee to accept this our bounden duty and service; not weighing our merits, but pardoning our offences, through Jesus Christ our Lord; by whom, and with whom, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, all honor and glory be unto thee, O Father Almighty, world without end. Amen.

 
The Lord’s Prayer: (Kneel or Bow)
And now, as our Savior Christ hath taught us, we are bold to say,

OUR Father, who art in heaven, Hallowed be thy 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, and the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.


        The peace of the Lord be always with you
        And with thy Spirit

 
Prayer of Humble Access: (Kneel or Bow)

WE do not presume to come to this thy Table, O merciful Lord, trusting in our own righteousness, but in thy manifold and great mercies. We are not worthy so much as to gather up the crumbs under thy Table. But thou art the same Lord, whose property is always to have mercy: Grant us therefore, gracious Lord, so to eat the flesh of thy dear Son Jesus Christ, and to drink his blood, that our sinful bodies may be made clean by his Body, and our souls washed through his most precious Blood, and that we may evermore dwell in him, and he in us. Amen.


O Lamb of God that takest away the sins of the world have mercy upon us
O Lamb of God that takest away the sins of the world have mercy upon us
O Lamb of God that takest away the sins of the world grant us thy peace


 
Presentation of the Elements

Behold the Lamb of God that takest away the sins of the world
for He Himself bore our sins in His body on the cross that we might die to sin and live to righteousness; for by His wounds you were healed.

 
Communion: For those participating online:

For those joining our service online, I remind you that even though you are unable to receive the bread and wine of the Table at this time, the grace, forgiveness, and cleansing they represent are yours wherever you are. Therefore, I invite you to draw near to the Table with us and receive the elements spiritually in your hearts by faith with thanksgiving. As you do so, I encourage you to offer the following prayer to God with the assurance that the spiritual reality signified by the meal is truly given to you by God.

O Lord Jesus Christ,
I believe the promises made unto us in your Holy Sacrament;
that your death on the Cross has taken away my sins and reconciled me to your Father.
I love You above all things,
and I desire to receive You into my life more fully.
Since I cannot at this moment partake of the bread and wine of your Table,
Let me receive them and all that they promise spiritually.
Come into my heart.
Forgive my sins and wash me clean.
Assure me of your abiding presence and grace with me.
And strengthen me that I may serve you this week in all that I do.
In your name I pray. Amen


Distribution of Elements at the Altar Rail

When the minister gives the Bread, he shall say,

The Body of our Lord Jesus Christ, which was given for thee, preserve thy body and soul unto everlasting life. Take and eat this in remembrance that Christ died for thee, and feed on him in thy heart by faith, with thanksgiving.

When the minister gives the Cup he shall say,

The Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ, which was shed for thee, preserve thy body and soul unto everlasting life. Drink this in remembrance that Christ’s Blood was shed for thee, and be thankful.

 
Communion Hymn    Go to Hymn

 
Prayer of Thanksgiving: (Kneel or Bow)

ALMIGHTY and everliving God, we most heartily thank thee, for that thou dost vouchsafe to feed us who have duly received these holy mysteries with the spiritual food of the most precious Body and Blood of thy Son our Savior Jesus Christ; and dost assure us thereby of thy favor and goodness towards us; and that we are very members incorporate in the mystical body of thy Son, which is the blessed company of all faithful people; and are also heirs through hope of thy everlasting kingdom, by the merits of his most precious death and passion. And we humbly beseech thee, O heavenly Father, so to assist us with thy grace, that we may continue in that holy fellowship, and do all such good works as thou hast prepared for us to walk in; through Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom, with thee and the Holy Ghost, be all honor and glory, world without end. Amen.

(Stand)


        GLORY be to God on high, and on earth peace, good will towards men. We praise thee, we bless thee, we worship thee, we glorify thee, we give thanks to thee for thy great glory, O Lord God, heavenly King, God the Father Almighty.
        O Lord, the only-begotten Son, Jesus Christ; O Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father, that takest away the sins of the world, have mercy upon us. Thou that takest away the sins of the world, receive our prayer. Thou that sittest at the right hand of God the Father, have mercy upon us.
        For thou only art holy; thou only art the Lord; thou only, O Christ, with the Holy Ghost, art most high in the glory of God the Father. Amen.



Blessing: (Kneel or Bow)

The Peace of God, which passeth all understanding, keep your hearts and minds in the knowledge and love of God, and of His Son Jesus Christ our Lord: And the blessing of God Almighty, the father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost be amongst you, and remain with you always. Amen

 
Recessional Hymn (Stand)     Go to Hymn

 
Closing Prayer: (Kneel or Bow) Amen

 
Here Ends Our Eucharist Service

 







 

 

Procession Hymn #206 For The Beauty Of The Earth

1. For the beauty of the earth,
For the beauty of the skies,
For the love which from our birth
Over and around us lies,
Lord of all, to thee we raise
This our hymn of grateful praise.

2. For the beauty of each hour
Of the day and of the night,
Hill and vale, and tree and flow’r,
Sun amd moon, and stars of night,
Lord of all, to thee we raise
This our hymn of grateful praise.

3. For the joy of ear and eye,
For the heart and mind’s delight,
For the mystic harmony
Linking sense to sound and light,
Lord of all, to thee we raise
This our hymn of grateful praise.

4. For the joy of human love,
Brother, sister, parent, child,
Friends on earth and friends above,
For all gentle thoughts and mild,
Lord of all, to thee we raise
This our hymn of grateful praise.

5. For each perfect gift of thine,
To our race so freely giv’n,
Graces human and divine,
Flow’rs of earth and buds of heav’n,
Lord of all, to thee we raise
This our hymn of grateful praise.
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Gospel Hymn #490 Book Of Books Our People’s Strength

1. Book of books, our people’s strength,
Statesman’s, teacher’s, hero’s treasure;
Bringing freedom, spreading truth,
Shedding light that none can measure;
Wisdom comes to all who know thee,
All the best we have we owe thee.



Gospel Reading: (Stand)
          
        The Gospel is written ….
        Glory be to thee, O Lord

       The Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ
       Praise be to thee, O Christ



Gospel Hymn- Second Half 

2. Thank we those who toiled in thought,
Many diverse scrolls completing;
Poets, prophets, scholars, saints,
Each his word from God repeating,
Till they came who told the story
Of the Word, and showed his glory.

3. Praise we God, who hath inspired
Those whose wisdom still directs us;
Praise him for the Word made flesh,
For the Spirit which protects us.
Light of knowledge, ever burning,
Shed on us thy deathless learning. Amen.
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Sermon Hymn #326 Holy God We Praise Thy Name

1. Holy God, we praise thy name;
Lord almighty we confess thee;
All the earth doth thee acclaim
And in awe and wonder bless thee;
Thou, who wast before all time,
Art eternal, high, sublime.

2. Cherubim and seraphim,
Ev’ry creature that can praise thee,
All forever join the hymn
Angels and archangels raise thee,
Crying out with one accord,
“Holy, Holy, Holy Lord!”

3. Holy Father, Holy Son,
Holy Spirit, three we name thee,
Though in essence only one
Undivided God we calim thee,
Then, adoring, bend the knee,
While we own the mystery.
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Communion Hymn #297 Humbly I Adore Thee  

1. Humbly I adore thee, verity unseen,
Who thy glory hideth ‘neath these shadows mean;
Lo, to thee sur-ren- dered, my whole heart is bowed,
Tranced as it beholds thee, shined within the cloud.

2. Taste and touch and vision to discern thee fail;
Faith that comes by hearing pierces through the veil.
I be- lieve what e- ‘er the Son of God hath told;
What the Truth hath spoken, that for truth I hold.

3. O memorial wondrous of the Lord’s own death,
Living Bread, that givest all thy creatures breath,
Grant my spi- rit e- ver by thy life may live,
To my taste thy sweetness never-failing give.

4. Jesus, whom now veil-ed, I by faith descry,
What my soul doth thirst for, do not, Lord, deny:
That thy face un- veil -ed I at last may see,
With the blissfull vi- sion blest, my God, of thee.  Amen.
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Recessional Hymn #178 God Himself Is With Us  

1. God himself is with us; let us all adore him,
And with awe appear before him.
God is here within us; Soul, in silence fear him,
Humbly, fervently draw near him.
Now his own who have known
God in worship lowly,
Yield their spirits wholly.

2. Thou pervadest all things; let thy radiant beauty
Light mine eyes to see my duty.
As the tender flowers eagerly unfold them,
To the sunlight calmly hold them,
So let me quietly
In thy rays imbue me;
Let thy light shine through me.

3. Come, abide within me; let my soul, like Mary,
Be a living sanctuary.
Come, indwelling Spirit, with transfigured splendor;
Love and honor will I render.
Where I go here below,
Let me bow before thee,
Know thee and adore thee.

4. Gladly we surrender Earth’s deceitful treasures,
Pride of life, and sinful pleasures;
Gladly, Lord, we offer thine to be forever,
Soul and life and each endeavor.
Thou alone shall be known     
Lord of all our being,
Life’s true way decreeing. Amen.

 
Closing Prayer: (Kneel or Bow) Amen


Here Ends Our Eucharist Service