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Online Parish Communion      Epiphany 3     23rd January 2022


Celebrant:
Canon Kathryn
Preacher: Revd Shirley Tupper

Reading: 1 Corinthians 12: vv12–31a
Gospel: St Luke 4: vv14–21

OPENING HYMN:  O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness;

THE GREETING
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen

Grace, mercy, and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ be with you all.
And also with you.

PRAYER OF PREPARATION
Almighty God, to whom all hearts are open, all desires known, and from whom no secrets are hidden; cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love you, and worthily magnify your holy name; through Jesus Christ out Lord. Amen

The grace of God has dawned upon the world
through our Saviour Jesus Christ,
who sacrificed himself for us to purify a people as his own.  Let us confess our sins.

PRAYERS OF PENITENCE
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

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 life eternal; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

GLORIA
(Jones Mass Setting)
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.

THE COLLECT

God of heaven, you send the gospel to the ends of the earth and your messengers to every nation: send your Holy Spirit to transform us by the good news of everlasting life in Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

FIRST READING:
1 Corinthians 12 vv12–31a Keith Taylor

GRADUAL HYMN:
Sent by the Lord am I;

THE GOSPEL ALLELUIA
Alleluia, alleluia. 
We have seen his star at its rising,
and have come to pay him homage.  Alleluia.

GOSPEL READING:
St Luke 4 vv14­–21 Revd Shirley Tupper

SERMON:  Revd Shirley Tupper

AFFIRMATION OF FAITH

Do you believe and trust in God the Father, source of all being and life, the one for whom we exist?
We believe and trust in him.

Do you believe and trust in God the Son, who took our human nature, died for us and rose again?
We believe and trust in him.

Do you believe and trust in God the Holy Spirit, who gives life to the people of God
and makes Christ known in the world?
We believe and trust in him.

This is the faith of the Church.
This is our faith. We believe and trust in one God,
Father, Son and Holy Spirit.  Amen.

PRAYERS OF INTERCESSION
Christine Tuson

THE PEACE

Christ is our peace.
If anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation. 
The old has passed away: behold everything has become new.
The peace of the Lord be always with you
and also with you. 
Let us offer one another a sign of peace.

OFFERTORY HYMN: Hail to the Lord's Anointed,

PREPARATION OF THE TABLE
Lord accept your people’s gifts,
not gold, frankincense or myrrh,
but hearts and voices raised in praise of Jesus Christ our light and salvation. Amen.

EUCHARISTIC PRAYER
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.

All honour and praise be yours always and everywhere, mighty creator, everliving God,
through Jesus Christ your only Son our Lord:
for at this time we celebrate your glory
made present in our midst.
In the coming of the Magi the King of all the world was revealed to the nations.
In the waters of baptism Jesus was revealed as the Christ, the Saviour sent to redeem us.
In the water made wine the new creation was revealed at the wedding feast. 
Poverty was turned to riches, sorrow into joy.  Therefore with all the angels of heaven we lift our voices to proclaim the glory of your name and sing our joyful hymn of praise:

Holy, holy, holy Lord,

God of power and might,
heaven and earth are full of your glory.
Hosanna in the highest.
Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.
Hosanna in the highest.

Lord, you are holy indeed, the source of all holiness;
grant that by the power of your Holy Spirit,
and according to your holy will,
these gifts of bread and wine
may be to us the body and blood
of our Lord Jesus Christ;
who in the same night that he was betrayed,
took bread and gave you thanks;
he broke 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.

In the same way, after supper
he took the cup and gave you thanks;
he gave it to them, saying:
Drink this, all of you;
this is my blood of the new covenant,
which is shed for you and for many
for the forgiveness of sins. 
Do this, as often as you drink it,
in remembrance of me.

This is the mystery of faith:
Christ has died:
Christ is risen:
Christ will come again.

And so, Father, calling to mind his death on the cross,
his perfect sacrifice made once for the sins
of the whole world;
rejoicing in his mighty resurrection and glorious ascension,
and looking for his coming in glory,
we celebrate this memorial of our redemption.

As we offer you this our sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving,
we bring before you this bread and this cup
and we thank you for counting us worthy
to stand in your presence and serve you.

Send the Holy Spirit on your people
and gather into one in your kingdom
all who share this one bread and one cup,
so that we, in the company of the Blessed Virgin Mary and all the saints,
may praise and glorify you for ever,
through Jesus Christ our Lord;

by whom, and with whom, and in whom,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
all honour and glory be yours, almighty Father,
for ever and ever. Amen.

THE LORD’S PRAYER
Let us pray with confidence as our Saviour has taught us:
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,
the power, and the glory,
for ever and ever. Amen.

BREAKING OF THE BREAD
We break this bread to share in the body of Christ.
Though we are many, we are one body,
because we all share in one bread.

AGNUS DEI
Jesus, Lamb of God; have mercy on us.
Jesus, bearer of our sin; have mercy on us.
Jesus, redeemer of the world; grant us peace.

GIVING OF COMMUNION
God’s holy gifts
for God’s holy people.
Jesus Christ is holy,
Jesus Christ is Lord,
To the glory of God the Father.

COMMUNION HYMN:
Alleluia! Alleluia!
Raise the Gospel over the Earth!


POST COMMUNION COLLECT
Generous Lord, in word and eucharist we have proclaimed the mystery of your love: help us so to live out our days that we may be signs of your wonders in the world; through Jesus Christ our Saviour. Amen

PRAYER AFTER COMMUNION
Almighty God,
we thank you for feeding us
with the body and blood
of your Son Jesus Christ.
Through him we offer you our souls and bodies
to be a living sacrifice.
Send us out
in the power of your Spirit
to live and work
to your praise and glory.  Amen

FINAL HYMN: Brightest and best of the sons of the morning,

NOTICES

THE BLESSING AND DISMISSAL
Christ the Son of God perfect in you the image of his glory and gladden your hearts
with the good news of his kingdom;

and the blessing of God Almighty,
the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit,
be among you and remain with you always.  Amen.

Go in peace to love and serve the Lord.
In the name of Christ. Amen.