Orders of service

Fran's last Service - Holy Communion using liturgy from the Iona Community

Opening Music: Great is thy faithfulness

As if this were the only time,cross
and this the only place,
and we the only people,
Jesus Christ will meet us.

As if this were the only time,
and this the only place,
and we the only people,
let us worship God.

Lord God, we are sorry
for all the times we have acted on our own,
thinking we could manage without you.
Keep us close beside you
and help us always to do your will.
Through Jesus Christ our Lord. 
Amen.

May the God of love and power
forgive you and free you from your sins,
heal and strengthen you by his Spirit,
and raise you to new life in Christ our Lord.
Amen.

The Collect

Our Gospel Reading: Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23

At the end:

For the Word of God in scripture,
for the Word of God among us,
for the Word of God within us.
Thanks be to God.

A short reflection

Our prayers may use using the responses:
Lord in your mercy.
Hear our prayer.

Merciful Father
accept these prayers for the sake of your Son,
our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.

Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins,
as we forgive those who sin against us.
Lead us not into temptation
but deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power,
and the glory are yours
now and for ever. Amen.

Now let us hear the story
of how this sacrament began.

On the night on which Jesus was betrayed,
he sat at supper with his disciples.
While they were eating, he took a piece of bread,
said a blessing,
broke it and gave it to them with the words,
‘This is my body. It is broken for you.
Do this to remember me.’
Later he took the cup of wine, saying,
‘This cup is God’s new covenant,
sealed with my blood.
Drink from it, all of you, to remember me.

So now,following Jesus’ example and command,
we take this bread and this wine,
the ordinary things of the world
which Christ will make special.
And as he said a prayer before sharing,
let us do so too.

For us you were born,
for us you healed,
preached, taught
and showed the way to heaven;
for us you were crucified,
and for us, after death,
you rose again.

Lord Jesus Christ,
present with us now,
for all that you have done
and for all that you have promised,
what have we to offer?

Our hands are empty,
our hearts are sometimes full of wrong things.
We are not fit to gather up the crumbs
from under your table.
But with you there is mercy
and the power to change us.

So as we do in this place
what you did in an upstairs room,
send down your Holy Spirit on us
and on these gifts of bread and wine
that they might become for us your body,
healing, forgiving and making us whole;
and that we might become,
for you, your body,
loving and caring in the world
until your kingdom comes.
Amen.

Among friends, gathered round a table,
Jesus took bread, broke it and said,
‘This is my body, it is broken for you.’

And later he took the cup of wine and said,
‘This is the new relationship with God,
made possible because of my death.
Take this, all of you, to remember me.’

Look,
here is your Lord coming to you
in bread and wine.
These are the gifts of God
for the people of God.

We receive communion
Music : This is my body

Not an easy peace,
not an insignificant peace,
not a half-hearted peace,
but the peace of the Lord Jesus Christ
is with us now.

Peace be with you
and also with you.

We share a sign of peace with each other.

As you journey onward,
we ask forgiveness where we have failed you;
we give thanks for all you have given us;
we assure you of our love and prayers.
As I leave, I ask forgiveness where I have failed you;
I give thanks for all that you have given to me;
I assure you of my love and prayers.

As you experience the pain of change,
and the insecurity of moving on,
we pray that you may also experience
the blessing of inner growth.
I know that God goes with me.

As you meet the poor, the pained,
the stranger on the Way,
we pray that you may see in each one
the face of Christ.
I know that God goes with me.

As you walk through the good times and the bad,
we pray that you may never lose sight
of the shelter of God’s loving arms.
I know that God goes with me.

We praise and thank you, God of the journey
for our sister Fran who is soon to leave us.
We entrust her into your loving care
knowing that you are always the faithful traveller
and companion on the Way.
Shelter and protect her from all harm and anxiety,
grant her courage to meet the future
and the grace to let go into new life
through Jesus Christ our Saviour. Amen.

 

May the peace of the Lord Christ go with you,
wherever He may send you.
May He guide you through the wilderness,
protect you through the storm.
May He bring you home rejoicing
at the wonders He has shown you.
May He bring you home rejoicing
once again into our doors.

And so let us go in peace to love and serve the Lord
In the name of Christ. Amen.

                                                                       patten

The Iona Community (2001) Iona Abbey – Worship Book Wild Goose Glasgow


 Holy Communion

Welcome

Loving Lord,spirit
fill us with your life-giving,
joy-giving, peace-giving presence,
that we may praise you now with our lips
and all day long with our lives,
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.

Lord God, we say sorry
for all the times we have acted on our own,
thinking we could manage without you.
Keep us close beside you
and help us always to do your will.
Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

May the God of love and power
Forgive you and free you from your sins,
Heal and strengthen you by his Spirit,
And raise you to new life in Christ our Lord.
Amen.

The Collect

Our Gospel Reading  

Hear the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to ……
Glory to you, O Lord.

At the end:

This is the Gospel of the Lord
Praise to you, O Christ.

A short reflection

Our prayers using the responses:

Lord in your mercy.
Hear our prayer.

Merciful Father
accept these prayers for the sake of your Son,
our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.

We are the body of Christ.
In the one Spirit we are 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.

We share the peace

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.

Father, we give you thanks and praise
through your beloved Son Jesus Christ,
your living Word, through whom you have created all things;
who was sent by you in your great goodness to be our Saviour.

By the power of the Holy Spirit he took flesh;
as your Son, born of the blessed Virgin,
he opened wide his arms for us on the cross;
he put an end to death by dying for us;
and revealed the resurrection by rising to new life;
so he fulfilled your will and won for you a holy people.

Therefore with angels and archangels,
and with all the company of heaven,
we proclaim your great and glorious name,
for ever praising you and saying:
Holy, holy, holy, Lord, God of power and might,
heaven and earth are full of your glory.
Hosanna in the highest.
Blessed is the one 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;Bread and wine
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.

Great 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 one bread and one cup,
so that we, in the company of St Bartholomew 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.

Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins,
as we forgive those who sin against us.
Lead us not into temptation
but deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power,
and the glory are yours
now and for ever.
Amen.

We break this bread
to share in the body of Jesus.
Though we are many, we are one body,
because we all share in one 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.

Take your bread and wine.
In them God comes to us
so that we may come to God.

We receive communion.

Lord, we have broken your bread and received your life.
By the power of your Spirit keep us always in your love;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The peace of God,
which passes 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 Spirit,
be with you and remain with you always. Amen.


Holy Communion using liturgy from the Iona Community

As if this were the only time,Celtic cross
and this the only place,
and we the only people,
Jesus Christ will meet us.

As if this were the only time,
and this the only place,
and we the only people,
let us worship God.

Lord God, we are sorry
for all the times we have acted on our own,
thinking we could manage without you.
Keep us close beside you
and help us always to do your will.
Through Jesus Christ our Lord. 
Amen.

May the God of love and power
forgive you and free you from your sins,
heal and strengthen you by his Spirit,
and raise you to new life in Christ our Lord.
Amen.

The Collect

Our Gospel Reading

At the end:

For the Word of God in scripture,
for the Word of God among us,
for the Word of God within us.
Thanks be to God.

A short reflection

Our prayers may use using the responses:
Lord in your mercy.
Hear our prayer.

Merciful Father
accept these prayers for the sake of your Son,
our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.

Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins,
as we forgive those who sin against us.
Lead us not into temptation
but deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power,
and the glory are yours
now and for ever. Amen.

Now let us hear the story
of how this sacrament began.

On the night on which Jesus was betrayed,
he sat at supper with his disciples.
While they were eating, he took a piece of bread,
said a blessing,
broke it and gave it to them with the words,
‘This is my body. It is broken for you.
Do this to remember me.’
Later he took the cup of wine, saying,
‘This cup is God’s new covenant,
sealed with my blood.
Drink from it, all of you, to remember me.

So now,following Jesus’ example and command,
we take this bread and this wine,
the ordinary things of the world
which Christ will make special.
And as he said a prayer before sharing,
let us do so too.

For us you were born,
for us you healed,
preached, taught
and showed the way to heaven;
for us you were crucified,
and for us, after death,
you rose again.

Lord Jesus Christ,
present with us now,
for all that you have done
and for all that you have promised,
what have we to offer?

Our hands are empty,
our hearts are sometimes full of wrong things.
We are not fit to gather up the crumbs
from under your table.
But with you there is mercy
and the power to change us.

So as we do in this place
what you did in an upstairs room,
send down your Holy Spirit on us
and on these gifts of bread and wine
that they might become for us your body,
healing, forgiving and making us whole;
and that we might become,
for you, your body,
loving and caring in the world
until your kingdom comes.
Amen.

Among friends, gathered round a table,
Jesus took bread, broke it and said,
‘This is my body, it is broken for you.’

And later he took the cup of wine and said,
‘This is the new relationship with God,
made possible because of my death.
Take this, all of you, to remember me.’

Look,
here is your Lord coming to you
in bread and wine.
These are the gifts of God
for the people of God.

We receive communion

Not an easy peace,
not an insignificant peace,
not a half-hearted peace,
but the peace of the Lord Jesus Christ
is with us now.

Peace be with you
and also with you.

We share a sign of peace with each other.

May the peace of the Lord Christ go with you,
wherever He may send you.
May He guide you through the wilderness,
protect you through the storm.
May He bring you home rejoicing
at the wonders He has shown you.
May He bring you home rejoicing
once again into our doors.

And so let us go in peace to love and serve the Lord
In the name of Christ. Amen.

                                                   Patten

The Iona Community (2001) Iona Abbey – Worship Book Wild Goose Glasgow