Sunday worship

Sunday 31st May - Video service

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An Act of Spiritual Communion – for use on Sundays

From now on,  each Sunday we will use this spiritual act of Holy Communion as our Sunday worship service.  You may wish to find a quiet place , perhaps light a candle or in front of a cross. 

A TIME OF QUIET to settle ourselves
 CONFESSION
Reflect on the day and the week and on your relationships. - What good things have come from God today/this week? - Where have we fallen short? - What might we do tomorrow? 
You may wish to say or pray : Lord, have mercy.  Christ, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.  
Jesus said, ‘I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.’ 
READINGS
SERMON
INTERCESSIONS
We pray for the needs of the world, for our local community, and for those close to us. End with the Lord’s Prayer: 

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. 

As our act of spiritual Holy Communion, let us reflect upon and give thanks for the saving death and resurrection of Jesus and ask him to be with us now. We say together :  
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 )

SILENCE
Lord Jesus Christ, you said to your disciples,  ‘I am with you always’.  Be with us today, as we offer ourselves to you.  Hear our prayers for others and for ourselves, and keep us in your care. Amen. 

O God, help us to trust you, help us to know that you are with us, help us to believe that nothing can separate us from your love revealed in Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.  
Lord, in these days of mercy,  make us quiet and prayerful; in these days of challenge,  make us stronger in you; in these days of emptiness,  take possession of us; in these days of waiting,  open our hearts to the mystery of your cross.  Amen

Conclude with the General Thanksgiving together
Almighty God, Father of all mercies, we your unworthy servants give you most humble and hearty thanks for all your goodness and loving kindness. We bless you for our creation, preservation, and all the blessings of this life; but above all for your immeasurable love in the redemption of the world by our Lord Jesus Christ, for the means of grace, and for the hope of glory. And give us, we pray, such a sense of all your mercies that our hearts may be unfeignedly thankful, and that we show forth your praise, not only with our lips but in our lives, by giving up ourselves to your service, and by walking before you in holiness and righteousness all our days; through Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom, with you and the Holy Spirit, be all honour and glory, for ever and ever. Amen. 

Conclude with the following blessing together: 
May the Lord bless us and keep us. May the Lord make his face to shine upon us, and be gracious to us. May the Lord lift up his countenance upon us and our loved ones,  and give us His peace. AMEN