HYMN

Come down o love Devine 89

                  

Come down, O love divine, 

seek Thou this soul of mine 

and visit it with Thine own ardour glowing; 

O Comforter, draw near, 

within my heart appear, 

and kindle it,

Thy holy flame bestowing.

 

O let it freely burn, 

till earthly passions turn 

to dust and ashes, in its heat consuming; 

and let Thy glorious light 

shine ever on my sight, 

and clothe me round, 

the while my path illuming.

 

Let holy charity 

mine outward vesture be, 

and lowliness become 

mine inner clothing; 

true lowliness of heart, 

which takes the humbler part, 

and o'er its own shortcomings 

weeps with loathing.

 

And so the yearning strong, 

with which the soul will long, 

shall far outpass 

the power of human telling; 

for none can guess its grace, 

till he become the place 

wherein the Holy Spirit 

makes His dwelling.

In the name of the Father, 

and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

All    Amen.

 

Grace, mercy and peace 

from God our Father
and the Lord Jesus Christ 

be with you

All    and also with you.

 

The Confession

 

The Spirit of the Lord fills the world

and knows our every word and deed.

Let us open ourselves to the Lord

and confess our sins in penitence and faith.

 

        Silence is kept.

 

We confess to you our selfishness and lack of love:

fill us with your Spirit.

Lord, have mercy.

All    Lord, have mercy.

 

 We confess to you our fear and failure in sharing our faith:

fill us with your Spirit.

Christ, have mercy.

All    Christ, have mercy.

 

We confess to you our stubbornness and lack of trust:

fill us with your Spirit.

Lord, have mercy.

All    Lord, have mercy.

 

The Absolution

 

May the Father forgive us 

by the death of his Son

and strengthen us 

to live in the powers of the Spirit

all our days.

All    Amen.

The Gloria

 

All    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.

 

The Collect

Let us pray.

Holy Spirit, sent by the Father,
ignite in us your holy fire;
strengthen your children with the gift of faith,
revive your Church with the breath of love,
and renew the face of the earth,
through Jesus Christ our Lord.  

All    Amen.

 

The Liturgy of the Word   

The First Reading

 

This is the word of the Lord.
All    Thanks be to God.

Hymn

Gracious Spirit, Holy Ghost            198

 

Gracious Spirit, Holy Ghost, 

taught by You, we covet most, 

of Your gifts at Pentecost, 

holy, heavenly love. 

 

Faith that mountains could remove, 

tongues of earth or heaven above, 

knowledge, all things, empty prove 

without heavenly love.

 

Though I as a martyr bleed, 

give my goods the poor to feed, 

all is vain if love I need;  

therefore give me love. 

 

Love is kind, and suffers long; 

love is meek, and thinks no wrong; 

love, than death itself more strong:  

therefore give us love. 

 

Prophecy will fade away, 

melting in the light of day; 

love will ever with us stay; 

therefore give us love.

 

Faith, and hope, and love we see  

joining hand in hand, agree;  

but the greatest of the three,  

and the best, is love. 

The Gospel Reading

 

Hear the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to N.

All    Glory to you, O Lord.

    

At the end of the gospel reading:

 

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

 

The Sermon

 

Prayers of Intercession

 

The Liturgy of the Sacrament 

The Peace

 

God has made us one in Christ.
He has set his seal upon us 

and, as a pledge of what is to come, 

has given the Spirit to dwell in our hearts.
Alleluia!

 

The peace of the Lord be always with you:

All    and also with you.

 

We exchange a sign of peace.

 

Hymn

Breathe on me, breath of God.                 67

 

Breathe on me, breath of God, 

fill me with life anew, 

that I may love what Thou dost love, 

and do what Thou wouldst do.

 

Breathe on me, breath of God, 

until my heart is pure, 

until with Thee I will one will,

to do and to endure,

 

Breathe on me, breath of God,

till I am wholly Thine, 

until this earthly part of me

glows with Thy fire divine.

 

Breathe on me, breath of God,  

so shall I never die,  

but live with Thee the perfect life 

of Thine eternity.

Prayer over the Gifts

 

Heavenly Father,

as we set before you these gifts of bread and wine,

bless also the gift of our hearts and minds

as we offer our lives in your service;

for Jesus Christ’s sake.

All    Amen.

 

The Eucharistic Prayer  

 

The Lord is here.

All    His Spirit is with us.

 

Lift up your hearts.

All    We lift them to the Lord.

 

Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

All    It is right to give thanks and praise.

 

Almighty God, good Father to us all,

your face is turned towards your world.

In love you gave us Jesus your Son

to rescue us from sin and death.

Your Word goes out to call us home

to the city where angels sing your praise.

We join with them in heaven’s song:

 

All     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.

 

Father of all, we give you thanks 

for every gift that comes from heaven.

To the darkness Jesus came as your light.

With signs of faith and words of hope

he touched untouchables with love

and washed the guilty clean.

This is his story.

All    This is our song:

         Hosanna in the highest.

 

The crowds came out to see your Son,

yet at the end they turned on him.

On the night he was betrayed

he came to table with his friends

to celebrate the freedom of your people.

This is his story.

All    This is our song:

         Hosanna in the highest.

 

Jesus blessed you, Father, for the food;

he took bread, gave thanks, broke it and said:

This is my body, given for you all.

Jesus then gave thanks for the wine;

he took the cup, gave it and said:

This is my blood, shed for you all

for the forgiveness of sins.

Do this in remembrance of me.

This is our story.

All    This is our song:

         Hosanna in the highest.

 

Therefore, Father, with this bread and this cup

we celebrate the cross

on which he died to set us free.

Defying death he rose again

and is alive with you to plead for us and all the world.

This is our story.

All    This is our song:

         Hosanna in the highest.

 

Send your Spirit on us now

that by these gifts we may feed on Christ

with opened eyes and hearts on fire.

May we and all who share this food

offer ourselves to live for you

and be welcomed at your feast in heaven

where all creation worships you,

Father, Son and Holy Spirit:

All    Blessing and honour and glory and power

         be yours for ever and ever. Amen.

 

The Lord’s Prayer

 

As our Saviour taught us, so we pray: 

 

All    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.

 

Breaking of the Bread

 

We break this bread to share in the body of Christ.

All    Though we are many, we are one body,
         because we all share in one bread.

 

         Lamb of God,

         you take away the sin of the world,

         have mercy on us.

         Lamb of God,

         you take away the sin of the world,

         have mercy on us.

         Lamb of God,

         you take away the sin of the world,

         grant us peace.

 

Invitation to Communion

 

        The Lord invites you to his table.

        Come as you are, 

        with faith and with your doubts;

        with hope and with fear

        because he has promised never to turn us away.

 

        Lord, I come not because I must but because I may;

        I come, not to declare that I am righteous,

        but because I desire to be a true disciple of you, 

        our Lord Jesus Christ:

        I come, not because I am strong, 

        but because I am weak;

        not because I have any claim on heaven’s rewards,

        but because in my frailty and sin 

        I stand in constant need of heaven’s mercy and help.

 

After Communion

 

Let us pray.

Faithful God,

who fulfilled the promises of Easter

by sending us your Holy Spirit

and opening to every race and nation

the way of life eternal:

open our lips by your Spirit,

that every tongue may tell of your glory;

through Jesus Christ our Lord.

All    Amen.

 

Waiting on the Spirit

    

Let us pray.

 

As we wait in silence,

All       fill us with your Spirit.

 

As we listen to your word,

All       fill us with your Spirit.

 

As we worship you in majesty,

All       fill us with your Spirit.

 

As we long for your refreshing,

All       fill us with your Spirit.

 

As we long for your renewing,

All       fill us with your Spirit.

 

As we long for your equipping,

All       fill us with your Spirit.

 

As we long for your empowering,

All       fill us with your Spirit.

 

Be with us, Spirit of God;

All      nothing can separate us from your love.

 

Breathe on us, breath of God;

All       fill us with your saving power.

 

Speak in us, wisdom of God;

All       bring strength, healing, and peace.

 

 

The Blessing

 

As part of God’s Church gathered here, 

I call upon you to live out what you proclaim.

Empowered by the Holy Spirit, will you dare to walk into God’s future, trusting him to be your guide?

All        By the Spirit’s power, we will.

 

Will you dare to take all that uplifts and inspires in your faith and share it amongst your churches and communities? 

All        We will.

 

Will you dare to pray for each other 

until your hearts beat with the longings of God?

All        We will.

 

Will you dare to carry the light of Christ 

into the world’s dark places?

All        We will.

 

Let us bless the Father, 

and the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

All       Let us praise and bless God for ever.

 

…and the blessing of God Almighty: Father, Son and Holy Spirit, be with you all, this day and always. 

All    Amen.

 

Hymn

COME, Holy spirit, come!

 

COME, Holy spirit, come!

Inflame our souls with love, 

transforming every heart and home 

with wisdom from above. 

O let us not despise 

the humble path Christ trod, 

but choose, to shame the worldly-wise, 

the foolishness of God.

 

Come with the gift to heal 

the wounds of guilt and fear, 

and to oppression's face reveal 

the kingdom drawing near. 

Where chaos longs to reign, 

descend, O holy Dove, 

and free us all to work again 

the miracles of love.

 

Spirit of truth, arise; 

inspire the prophet's voice:

expose to scorn the tyrant's lies, 

and bid the poor rejoice. 

O Spirit, clear our sight, 

all prejudice remove, 

and help us to discern the right, 

and covet only love.

 

Give us the tongues to speak, 

in every time and place, 

to rich and poor, to strong and weak, 

the word of love and grace. 

Enable us to hear 

the words that others bring, 

interpreting with open ear 

the special song they sing.

Go in peace, with the gift of the Holy Spirit

to love and serve the Lord.
All    In the name of Christ, Amen.

The Dassett Magna Prayer

Come, Holy Spirit:

fill the hearts of your faithful people

and kindle in us the fire of your love.

Strengthen your church here in Dassett Magna:

deepen our faith

and pour out your love, through us,

on our communities.

We ask these things in Jesus' name.

Amen.

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