Words for Communion


After quiet music, we begin


The Lord is here

his Spirit is with us


We prepare for the confession, then say


Father eternal, giver of light and grace,

we have sinned against you and against our neighbour,

in what we have thought,

in what we have said and done,

through ignorance, through weakness,

through our own deliberate fault.

We have wounded your love,

and marred your image in us.

We are sorry and ashamed,

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 lead us out from darkness

to walk as children of light.  Amen.


May the God of love and power

forgive us, and free us from our sins,

heal and strengthen us by his Spirit,

and raise us to new life in Christ our Lord. 

Amen.


Reading   followed by reflection


Prayers   which may end   Lord, in your love   hear our prayer


The Peace  after words of introduction


The peace of the Lord be always with you

and also with you


Prayer of Thanksgiving


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.


It is right to praise you, Father, Lord of all creation;

in your love you made us for yourself.

When we turned away you did not reject us,

but came to meet us in your Son.

You embraced us as your children

and welcomed us to sit and eat with you.


In Christ you shared our life

that we might live in him and he in us.

He opened his arms of love upon the cross

and made for all the perfect sacrifice for sin.


On the night he was betrayed, at supper with his friends

he took bread, and gave you thanks;

he broke it and gave it to them, saying:

Take, eat; this is my body which is given for you;

do this in remembrance of me.

Father, we do this in remembrance of him:

his body is the bread of life.


At the end of supper, taking the cup of wine,

he gave you thanks, and said:

Drink this, all of you; this is my blood of the new covenant,

which is shed for you for the forgiveness of sins;

do this in remembrance of me.

Father, we do this in remembrance of him:

his blood is shed for all.


As we proclaim his death and celebrate his rising in glory,

send your Holy Spirit and renew us as your people

saved by your Son to serve the world you love.

As we receive your gifts of grace

make us one in Christ, our risen Lord.


With your whole Church throughout the world

we offer you this sacrifice of praise

and lift our voice to join the eternal song of heaven:

Holy, holy, holy Lord,

God of power and might,

heaven and earth are full of your glory.

Hosanna in the highest.


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 forever.  Amen.


As we give thanks for God’s outpouring of grace in his Son,

remembered and made present in this communion,

we receive the gift of God’s life and love in our hearts.


We then sit quietly for a few moments.


Prayer after communion


Father of all,

we give you thanks and praise,

that when we were still far off

you met us in your Son and brought us home.

Dying and living, he declared your love,

gave us grace, and opened the gate of glory.

May we who share Christ’s body live his risen life;

we who drink his cup bring life to others;

we whom the Spirit lights give light to the world.

Keep us firm in the hope you have set before us,

so we and all your children shall be free,

and the whole earth live to praise your name;

through Christ our Lord.

Amen.


Prayer of Blessing such as


The peace of God,

which passes all understanding,

keep our 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 all those you love and care for

and remain with you always.

Amen.


Go in peace, to love and serve the Lord

in the name of Christ. Amen.