Liturgy for Sunday, 7 March 2021
Lent 3, 7 March 2021
Gathering of the Community
Sign of Cross and Grace at entrance
(Welcome, Greeting & Theme)
Processional Hymn: Change my heart O God
Act of Praise: Omit
Liturgy of the Word
1st Reading Romans 1 Corinthians 1:18,22-25
Psalm Refrain: “Lord you have the words of eternal life”
Gospel Acclamation: “Glory to you O Word of God, Lord Jesus Christ. Glory to you O Word of God, Lord Jesus Christ”
Gospel: John 2:13-25
(silent meditation after homily)
An Affirmation of Christian Faith
We believe in God above us,
Maker and Sustainer of all life, of sun and moon, of water and earth, of male and female.
We believe in God beside us,
Jesus Christ, the Word made flesh, born of a woman, servant of the poor, tortured and nailed to a tree. A man of compassion, he died forsaken; he descended into the earth to the place of death.
On the third day he rose from the tomb; he ascended into heaven to be everywhere present; and his kingdom will come on earth.
We believe in God within us,
the Holy Spirit of Pentecostal fire, life-giving breath of the church, spirit of healing and forgiveness, source of resurrection and eternal life.
The Prayers of the People
Let us pray to the Lord saying: “Lord hear and have mercy”
Priest: Trusting in God’s forgiveness, let us in silence confess our failings and acknowledge our part in the pain of the world.
All: Before God, with the people of God, we confess to turning away from God in the ways we wound our lives, the lives of others, and the life of the world.
Priest: May God forgive you, Christ renew you, and the Spirit enable you to grow in love.
Liturgy of the Eucharist
Offertory Hymn: I will offer up my life
Prayer over the Gifts
Regular Eucharistic Prayer 2
The Lord’s Prayer
Breaking of the Bread
Sacrifice became for us the gift of life
We hold it dear, you are always here.
Bread and Wine mysteries we can’t define, We only know it is divine gift to us, You are here with us. You are here in us. You are here as us.
(Stand if you want to receive communion. Sit down if you do not wish to receive)
(Let’s sit with open hands in silent appreciation of the radiant Love living within and among us. Ring bell.)
Prayer after Communion
Priest: Glory to God,
All: 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.
Priest: Do what God wills.
Follow where Christ calls.
Pray for the gifts of the Spirit.
And may the blessing of God the Creator, Redeemer and Sustainer rest on you and remain with you now and always.
Recessional Hymn: When Love came down
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Recessional Hymn: How deep the Father’s love