Loving Each Other….When It’s Not Easy

Sunday 6th Sep 2020: Loving Each Other….When It’s Not Easy

Image Credit: Love… by Giuseppe Milo licensed under CC BY 2.0.

Words for the Service

Song: Shine

Shine from the inside out
That the world will see you live in me
Shine from the inside out
That the world will see you live in me
You know me and you love me
You fill me, so send me to…
Know me, love me, fill me, send me
Know me, love me, fill me, send me
Know me, love me, fill me, send me
To Shine!

Prayer of preparation

Almighty God

To whom all hearts are open, all desires known,

and from whom no secrets are hidden

Cleanse the thoughts of our hearts

By the inspiration of your Holy Spirit

That we may perfectly love you

And worthily magnify your holy name

Through Christ our Lord

Amen

Confession

Lord, we are sorry for the things we have done that have been selfish

All: Father, forgive us

We are sorry for things we have said that have hurt others

All: Father, forgive us

We are sorry for not always loving others as we should

All: Father, forgive us

Please fill us with your Holy Spirit and help us to be more like Jesus every day

Amen

Absolution

May almighty God,

who sent his Son into the world to save sinners,

bring us his pardon and peace, now and for ever.

Amen.

Collect

Almighty God,

you search us and know us:

may we rely on you in strength

and rest on you in weakness

now and in all our days;

through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Amen

Peace

The peace of the Lord be with you

And also with you

Song: This I Believe (The Creed)

Our Father, everlasting, the all creating One

God Almighty

Through your Holy Spirit, conceiving Christ, the Son

Jesus, our Saviour

 

I believe in God our Father

I believe in Christ, the Son

I believe in the Holy Spirit

Our God is three in one

I believe in the resurrection

That we will rise again

For I believe in the name of Jesus

 

Our judge and our defender, suffered and crucified

Forgiveness is in you

Descended into darkness, you rose in glorious life

Forever seated high

 

I believe in God our Father

I believe in Christ, the Son

I believe in the Holy Spirit

Our God is three in one

I believe in the resurrection

That we will rise again

For I believe in the name of Jesus

 

I believe in you, I believe you rose again

I believe that Jesus Christ is Lord

I believe in you, I believe you rose again

I believe that Jesus Christ is Lord

 

I believe in life eternal

I believe in the virgin birth

I believe in the saints communion

And in your holy church

I believe in the resurrection

When Jesus comes again

For I believe in the name of Jesus

 

I believe in God our Father

I believe in Christ, the Son

I believe in the Holy Spirit

Our God is three in one

I believe in the resurrection

That we will rise again

For I believe in the name of Jesus

For I believe in the name of Jesus

For I believe in the name of Jesus

Eucharistic prayer and communion

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 that this bread and this wine

may be to us the body and blood of your dear Son.

As we eat and drink these holy gifts 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.

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 forever. Amen

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

Though we are many we are one body as we all share in one bread.

God’s holy gifts

for God’s holy people.

All:   Jesus Christ is holy,

Jesus Christ is Lord,

to the glory of God the Father.

Post-communion prayer

God our creator,

you feed your children with the true manna,

the living bread from heaven:

let this holy food sustain us through our earthly pilgrimage

until we come to that place

where hunger and thirst are no more;

through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Blessing

The almighty and merciful Lord, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, bless us and keep us.
Amen.

We go into the world

To share God’s love and grow as God’s people

Go in peace to love and serve the Lord

In the name of Christ, Amen

Readings

Matthew 18:15-17

15 And if thy brother sin against thee, go, show him his fault between thee and him alone: if he hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother.

16 But if he hear thee not, take with thee one or two more, that at the mouth of two witnesses or three every word may be established.

17 And if he refuse to hear them, tell it unto the church: and if he refuse to hear the church also, let him be unto thee as the Gentile and the publican.

Romans 13:8-10

8 Owe no man anything, save to love one another: for he that loveth his neighbor hath fulfilled the law.

9 For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not covet, and if there be any other commandment, it is summed up in this word, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.

10 Love worketh no ill to his neighbor: love therefore is the fulfilment of the law.