Communion Service for 21 June, Zoom

THE DEANERY OF RADNOR & BUILTH

Holy Communion on the 2nd Sunday after Trinity

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

Grace and peace be with you.  And keep you in the love of Christ.

Hymn led by Adeline Jennings      To God be the glory          

To God be the glory, great things he hath done,
So loved he the world that he gave us his Son,
Who yielded his life an atonement for sin,
And opened the life-gate that all may go in.

            Refrain

Praise the Lord, praise the Lord,
Let the earth hear his voice;
Praise the Lord, praise the Lord,
Let the people rejoice;
Oh, come to the Father, through Jesus the Son,
And give him the glory; great things he hath done.

Oh, perfect redemption, the purchase of blood,
To every believer the promise of God;
The vilest offender who truly believes,
That moment from Jesus a pardon receives.        Refrain

Great things he hath taught us, great things he hath done,
And great our rejoicing through Jesus the Son;
But purer, and higher, and greater will be
Our wonder, our rapture when Jesus we see.                    Refrain

Heavenly Father, all hearts are open to you. No secrets are hidden from you.

Purify us with the fire of your Holy Spirit that we may love and worship you faithfully, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.

Christ, have mercy. Christ, have mercy.

Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.

We confess our sins saying:-

Heavenly Father, we have sinned in thought, word and deed,

and have failed to do what we ought to have done.

We are sorry and truly repent.

For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ who died for us,

forgive us all that is past and lead us in his way to walk as children of light.

Amen.

Almighty God, who forgives all who truly repent, have mercy on you and set you free from sin, strengthen you in goodness and keep you in eternal life, through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

The Gloria

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                 Lord, you have taught us that all our doings without love are nothing worth:

send your Holy Spirit and pour into our hearts that most excellent gift of love,

the true bond of peace and of all virtues,

without which whoever lives is counted dead before you.

Grant this for your only Son Jesus Christ’s sake,

who is alive and reigns with you,

in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Old Testament reading:-      Jeremiah chapter 20 verses 7-13

You deceived me, Lord, and I was deceived;
    you overpowered me and prevailed.
I am ridiculed all day long;
    everyone mocks me.
Whenever I speak, I cry out
    proclaiming violence and destruction.
So the word of the Lord has brought me
    insult and reproach all day long.
But if I say, ‘I will not mention his word
    or speak any more in his name,’
his word is in my heart like a fire,
    a fire shut up in my bones.
I am weary of holding it in;
    indeed, I cannot.
I hear many whispering,
    ‘Terror on every side!
    Denounce him! Let’s denounce him!’

All my friends
    are waiting for me to slip, saying,
‘Perhaps he will be deceived;
    then we will prevail over him
    and take our revenge on him.’

But the Lord is with me like a mighty warrior;
    so my persecutors will stumble and not prevail.
They will fail and be thoroughly disgraced;
    their dishonour will never be forgotten.
Lord Almighty, you who examine the righteous
    and probe the heart and mind,
let me see your vengeance on them,
    for to you I have committed my cause.

Sing to the Lord!
    Give praise to the Lord!
He rescues the life of the needy
    from the hands of the wicked.

New Testament reading:-     Romans chapter 6 verses 1-11

What shall we say, then? Shall we go on sinning, so that grace may increase? By no means! We are those who have died to sin; how can we live in it any longer? Or don’t you know that all of us who were baptised into Christ Jesus were baptised into his death? We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life.

For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we will certainly also be united with him in a resurrection like his. For we know that our old self was crucified with him so that the body ruled by sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves to sin – because anyone who has died has been set free from sin.

Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him. For we know that since Christ was raised from the dead, he cannot die again; death no longer has mastery over him. The death he died, he died to sin once for all; but the life he lives, he lives to God.

In the same way, count yourselves dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus.

Hymn                                     Do not be afraid.

Refrain

Do not be afraid, for I have redeemed you.
I have called you by your name; you are mine.

When you walk through the waters I’ll be with you,
you will never to sink beneath the waves.              

Refrain.

When the fire is burning all around you,
you will never be consumed by the flames.                       

Refrain  

When the fear of loneliness is looming,
then remember I am at your side.                                       

Refrain

When you dwell in the exile of the stranger,
remember you are precious in my eyes.                           

Refrain

You are mine, oh my child; I am your Father,
and I love you with a perfect love.                                       

Refrain

Gospel reading:-                   Matthew chapter 10 verses 24 to 39                                                    

 ‘The student is not above the teacher, nor a servant above his master.  It is enough for students to be like their teachers, and servants like their masters. If the head of the house has been called Beelzebul, how much more the members of his household!

‘So do not be afraid of them, for there is nothing concealed that will not be disclosed, or hidden that will not be made known.  What I tell you in the dark, speak in the daylight; what is whispered in your ear, proclaim from the roofs.  Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the One who can destroy both soul and body in hell.  Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care.  And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered.  So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.

‘Whoever acknowledges me before others, I will also acknowledge before my Father in heaven.  But whoever disowns me before others, I will disown before my Father in heaven.

‘Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword.  For I have come to turn

‘“a man against his father,

a daughter against her mother,
a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law –

a man’s enemies will be the members of his own household.”

‘Anyone who loves their father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; anyone who loves their son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.  Whoever does not take up their cross and follow me is not worthy of me.  Whoever finds their life will lose it, and whoever loses their life for my sake will find it.

Sermon – Rev Janet Day

Apostles’ Creed

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

I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord.       

He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary.

He 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 and is seated at the right hand of the Father.

He will come again 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 Intercessions

As Rev Mark says the following words of introduction to the Eucharist, you are encouraged to raise the bread and then the wine which you have brought to the table.

Blessed are you, Lord God of all creation.

Through your goodness we have this bread to offer,

which earth has given and human hands have made.

It will become for us the bread of life.

Blessed be God for ever.

Blessed are you, Lord God of all creation.

Through your goodness we have this wine to offer,

fruit of the vine and work of human hands.

It will become our spiritual drink.

Blessed be God for ever.

The Eucharistic Prayer

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 indeed right, it is our duty and our joy at all times and in all places to give you thanks,

holy Father, all-powerful and everliving God, through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Who by his death has destroyed death and by his rising to life again has restored to us eternal life.

And so with the hosts of angels and all the company of heaven

we proclaim the glory of your name and join in their unending 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.

All praise and thanks to you, true and living God, Creator of all things, Giver of life.

You formed us in your own image;

but we have marred that image and fall short of your glory.

We give you thanks that you sent your Son to share our life;

you gave him up to death that the world might be saved,

and you raised him from the dead that we might live in him and he in us.

Sanctify with your Spirit this bread and wine, your gifts to us,

that they may be for us the body and blood of our Saviour Jesus Christ.

On the night he was betrayed, he took bread,

and when he had given 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 when he had given thanks he gave it to them, saying,

Drink from this, all of you, for 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.

Let us proclaim the mystery of faith:                                   

Christ has died.                                                                  

Christ is risen.                                                           

Christ will come in glory.

As he has commanded us, Father, we remember Jesus Christ, your Son.

Proclaiming his victorious death, rejoicing in his resurrection

and waiting for him to come in glory we bring to you this bread, this cup.

Accept our sacrifice of thanks and praise.

Restore and revive your people,

renew us and all for whom we pray with your grace and heavenly blessing,

and at the last receive us with all your saints into that unending joy promised by your Son,

Jesus Christ our Lord.

Through him, with him, and in him, in the unity of the Holy Spirit all honour and glory are yours, almighty Father, forever and ever.      

Amen.

As our Saviour taught us, we boldly pray:  

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.

Prayer of Humble Access

We do not presume to come to this your table,

merciful Lord, trusting in our own righteousness,

but in your manifold and great mercies.

We are not worthy so much as to gather up the crumbs under your table.

But you are the same Lord, whose nature is always to have mercy. 

Grant us therefore gracious Lord so to eat the flesh of your dear Son

Jesus Christ and to drink his blood,

that we may evermore dwell in him and he in us. Amen.

The Communion

The bread is broken

Every time we eat this bread and drink this cup

we proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.

Jesus, Lamb of God: have mercy on us.                      

Jesus, bearer of our sins: have mercy on us.   

Jesus, redeemer of the world: give us your peace.

Come let us receive the body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ,

given for us and feed on him in our hearts by faith with thanksgiving.

The body of Christ keep you in eternal life. Amen.                We share the bread

The blood of Christ keep you in eternal life. Amen.      We share the wine

Give thanks to the Lord for he is gracious: his love is everlasting.

Eternal God, comfort of the afflicted and healer of the broken,

you have fed us at the table of life and hope:

teach us the ways of gentleness and peace,

that all the world may acknowledge the kingdom of your Son,

Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Hymn             You shall go out with joy

You shall go out with joy and be led forth with peace,
and the mountains and the hills shall break forth before you.
There’ll be shouts of joy and the trees of the field
shall clap, shall clap their hands.

And the trees of the field shall clap their hands,
And the trees of the field shall clap their hands,

And the trees of the field shall clap their hands,

                        and you’ll go out with joy.

The Lord be with you.           And also with you

May 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, Son and 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.

An Order for the Holy Eucharist, material from which is included in the booklet, is copyright © Church in Wales Publications and the Representative Body of the Church in Wales 2004, 1994.


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