Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Ordo for Lent 2 (4 March 2012)

Second Sunday in Lent
4 March 2012

The Gathering of the Community

The Opening Hymn

‘Take Up Your Cross, the Saviour Said’  Common Praise #431

The Introductory Responses

We cast our burdens upon you, O Lord,
and you will sustain us.

Create in us clean hearts, O God,
and renew a right spirit within us.

Cast us not away from your presence
and take not your Holy Spirit from us.

Give us the joy of your saving help again
and sustain us with your bountiful Spirit.

Blessed are you, O Lord, day by day,
the God of our salvation who bears our burdens.

The Hymn of Confession

‘Before I Take the Body of My Lord’  Common Praise #610

The Absolution

May the God of compassion,
who in Jesus Christ has made us a royal priesthood,
forgive you your sins,
open your eyes to God’s truth,
strengthen you to do God’s will
and give you the joy of eternal life,
through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

The Collect of the Day

Let us pray

God of Sarah and Abraham,
long ago you embraced your people in covenant
and promised them your blessing.
Strengthen us in faith,
that, with your disciples of every age,
we may proclaim your deliverance in Jesus Christ
to generations yet unborn.  Amen.

The Proclamation of the Word of God

The First Reading

Genesis 17.1-7, 15-16

The Psalm of the Day

Psalm 22.23-31 in Songs for the Holy One

The Second Reading

Romans 4.13-25

The Gradual Hymn

‘Tree of Life and Awesome Mystery’  Common Praise #179 vv. 4, 5, 6c

The Gospel

Mark 8.31-38

The Sermon

The Apostles’ Creed

Let us confess the faith of our baptism.

I believe in God, the Father almighty,
creator of heaven and earth.

I believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died and was buried;
he descended to the dead.
On the third day he rose again;
he ascended into heaven,
he is seated at the right hand of the Father,
and he will come to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting.  Amen.

The Prayers of the Community

Intercessions, Petitions and Thanksgivings

Commissioning of the Wardens and Church Committee

At the end of the Intercessions, Thanksgivings and Petitions, the newly-elected Wardens and Members of the Church Committee come forward.  The Presiding Celebrant says the following.

Sisters and brothers in Christ,
we are all baptized by the one Spirit into one body
and given gifts for a variety of ministries for the common good.

Let us now recognize and affirm the ministry
to which these persons have been called. 
They shall work among us as Wardens
and Members of the Church Committee
to share in the leadership of this Parish
and to nurture the life, order and vitality of our community
so that God’s love may grow here and in all the places
where we live, work and serve.

The Presider addresses the newly-elected as follows.

Will you, as long as you are engaged in the office to which you have been elected,
perform it with care, to the honour of God and the benefit of the church?
We will, with God’s help.

Will you be regular and constant in worship? 
We will, with God’s help.

Will you continue in the breaking of the bread and the prayers?
We will, with God’s help.

Will you study those things that may make you a more able minister of Christ?
We will, with God’s help.

May the Lord enable you and uphold you in this ministry.
May we find joy together in the service of Christ.

The Presider addresses the whole congregation.

Will you uphold these persons in the ministries to which they have been elected?
We will, with God’s help.

Let us pray.

O eternal God,
the foundation of all wisdom
and the source of all courage:
enlighten with your grace
the Wardens and Church Committee of this Parish,
and so rule their minds and guide their counsels
that in all things they may seek your glory
and promote the mission of your Church.
We ask this in the name of Christ
and in the power of the Holy Spirit.  Amen.

The liturgy continues with the Exchange of the Peace.

Exchange of the Peace

May the peace of Christ which unites us in love be with you all.
And also with you.

The Holy Communion

Offertory Hymn

‘Will You Come and Follow Me’  Common Praise #430

The Prayer over the Gifts

O God,
grant that all that we offer this day
may be your channel for new and abundant life
not only hope for, but worked for,
through faithful word and deed.
We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ.  Amen.

The Great Thanksgiving

The Lord be with you.
And also with you.

Lift up your hearts.
We lift them to the Lord.

Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
It is right to give our thanks and praise.

It is right to give you thanks and praise,
O Lord, our God, sustainer of the universe,
you are worthy of glory and praise.
Glory to you for ever and ever.

At your command all things came to be:
the vast expanse of interstellar space,
galaxies, sins, the planets in their courses
and this fragile earth, our island home;
by your will they were created and have their being.
Glory to you for ever and ever.

From the primal elements
you brought forth the human race
and blessed us with memory, reason and skill;
you made us the stewards of creation.
Glory to you for ever and ever.

But we turn again you and betray your trust;
and we turn against one another.
Again and again you all us to return.
Through the prophets and sages
you reveal your righteous law.
In the fullness of time you sent your Son,
born of a woman, to be our saviour.
He was wounded for our transgressions
and bruised for our iniquities.
By his death he opened to us
the way of freedom and peace.
Glory to you for ever and ever.

Therefore we praise you,
joining with the heavenly chorus,
with prophets, apostles and martyrs,
and with those in every generation
who have looked to you in hope,
to proclaim with them your glory,
in their unending hymn:

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.

Blessed are you, Lord our God,
for sending us Jesus, the Christ,
who on the night he was handed over
to suffering and death,
took bread, said the blessing,
broke the bread, gave it to his friends,
and said, “Take this, and eat it:
this is my body which is given for you.
Do this for the remembrance of me.”

In the same way, after supper,
he took 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 and for all people
for the forgiveness of sins.
Whenever you drink it,
do this for the remembrance of me.”
Glory to you for ever and ever.

Gracious God,
we recall the death of your Son Jesus Christ,
we proclaim his resurrection and ascension,
and we look with expectation for his coming
as Lord of all the nations.
We who have been redeemed by him,
and made a new people by water and the Spirit,
now bring you these gifts.
Send your Holy Spirit upon us
and upon this offering of your Church,
that we who eat and drink at this holy table
may share the divine life of Christ our Lord.
Glory to you for ever and ever.

Pour out your Spirit upon the whole earth
and make it your new creation.
Gather your Church together
from the ends of the earth into your kingdom,
where peace and justice are revealed,
that we, with all your people,
of every language, race and nation,
may share the banquet you have promised;

through Christ, with Christ and in Christ,
all honour and glory are yours,
creator of all.
Glory to you for ever and ever.  Amen.

The Lord’s Prayer

As our Saviour taught us, let us pray,
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.
Save us from the time of trial,
and deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power,
and the glory are yours,
now and for ever.  Amen.

The Breaking of the Bread

We break this bread,
communion in Christ’s body once broken.

Let your church be the wheat
which bears its fruit in dying.
If we have died with him,
we shall live with him;
if we hold firm,
we shall reign with him.

The gifts of God for the people of God.
Thanks be to God.

The Communion

‘You Call Us, Lord, to Be’  Common Praise #450

The Hymn after Communion

The Commissioning of the Community

The Prayer after Communion

God of the covenant,
you call us to be fruitful servants within creation,
and to offer our lives as the foundation of your real.
We lay before you the desires of our hearts,
that we may be transformed by their fulfillment,
proclaimed in this sacrament of hope.  Amen.

Glory to God,
whose power, working in us,
can do infinitely more
than we can ask or imagine.
Glory to God from generation to generation,
in the church and in Christ Jesus,
for ever and ever.  Amen.

The Closing Hymn

‘To Abraham and Sarah’  Common Praise #468

The Dismissal

Let us go forth to witness to the steadfast love of God.
Thanks be to God.

Liturgical Notes

The Introductory Responses are adapted from The Book of Alternative Services (1985), p. 97.

The Absolution is adapted from Common Worship (2000), p. 136.

The Collect is taken from Revised Common Lectionary Prayers (2002), p. 81.

The Apostles’ Creed is taken from Evangelical Lutheran Worship (2006), p. 105.

The Commissioning was prepared by the Rev’d Richard Geoffrey Leggett from materials used previously at Saint Faith’s.

The Prayer over the Gifts and the Prayer after Communion are adapted from Revised Common Lectionary Prayers (2002), p. 80.

The Dismissal was prepared by the Rev’d Dr Richard Geoffrey Leggett.

All other liturgical texts are taken from The Book of Alternative Services (1985), pp. 185-228.

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