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Church of the Holy Ghost:

15th May 2022

Church of the Holy Ghost, Genoa – Ante-Communion for Easter 5 here

Scroll down for today’s hymns, collect and readings.

The Liturgy of the Word

Minister:Grace, mercy and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ be with you!

People: and also with you.

Alleluia. Christ is risen.

All He is risen indeed. Alleluia.

Minister:Christ our passover lamb has been sacrificed for us. Let us therefore rejoice by putting away all malice and evil and confessing our sins with a sincere and true heart.

All: Almighty God, our heavenly Father, we have sinned against you and against our neighbour in thought and word and deed, through negligence, through weakness, through our own deliberate fault. We are truly sorry and repent of all our sins. For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ, who died for us, forgive us all that is past and grant that we may serve you in newness of life to the glory of your name. Amen

Minister: Almighty God, who forgives all who truly repent, have mercy upon us, pardon and deliver us from all our sins, confirm and strengthen us in all goodness and keep us in life eternal. Amen,.

All stand and sing Gloria in excelsis Deo

The Collect

Minister Let us pray.

A period of silent prayer is kept.

Almighty God, who through your only-begotten Son Jesus Christ have overcome death and opened to us the gate of everlasting life: grant that, as by your grace going before us you put into our minds good desires, so by your continual help we may bring them to good effect; through Jesus Christ our risen Lord, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.

All Amen.

New Testament reading 

This is the word of the Lord.

All Thanks be to God.

Psalm 148

All: Alleluia. Alleluia. Alleluia. Alleluia.

Gospel Reading

Hear the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to John. 

All Glory to you, O Lord.

At the end

This is the Gospel of the Lord.

All Praise to you, O Christ.

Sermon

The Nicene Creed

We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all that is, seen and unseen. We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, eternally begotten of the Father, God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, of one Being with the Father; through him all things were made.  For us and for our salvation he came down from heaven, was incarnate from the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary and was made man.  For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate; he suffered death and was buried.  On the third day he rose again in accordance with the Scriptures; he ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father.  He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead, and his kingdom will have no end.  We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son, who with the Father and the Son is worshipped and glorified, who has spoken through the prophets. We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church.  We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.  We look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen.

Prayers of Intercession

These responses are used

Lord, in your mercy

All: hear our prayer.

And at the end

Merciful Father,

All accept these prayers for the sake of your Son, our Saviour Jesus Christ.  Amen.

The Peace

The Minister introduces the Peace saying

The risen Christ came and stood among his disciples and said, ‘Peace be with you.’

Then were they glad when they saw the Lord. Alleluia.

Alleluia. The peace of the risen Christ be always with you

All and also with you. Alleluia.

Silence is kept

The Lord’s Prayer

Rejoicing in God’s new creation, as our Saviour taught us, so we pray

All 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 for ever.  Amen.

The Minister gives out any notices and announces the final hymn

The Minister says

Alleluia. Christ is risen.

All He is risen indeed. Alleluia.

The Minister blesses the people, saying

The God of peace, who brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the eternal covenant, make us perfect in every good work to do his will, working in us that which is well-pleasing in his sight; and the blessing of God almighty, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, be among us and remain with us always.

All Amen.

The Dismissal

A minister says

With the risen life of Christ within you, go in the peace of Christ. Alleluia, alleluia.

All Thanks be to God. Alleluia, alleluia.

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This service  includes material from Common Worship: Services and Prayers and from Common Worship: Times and Seasons, which are copyright © The Archbishops’ Council 2000, 2006.

Hymns Collect and Readings for EASTER 5 Ante-Communion:

Opening Hymn

1 Christ is made the sure foundation,
Christ the head and cornerstone,
chosen of the Lord, and precious,
binding all the church in one;
holy Zion’s help for ever,
and her confidence alone.

2 All that dedicated city,
dearly loved of God on high,
in exultant jubilation
pours perpetual melody;
God the One-in-Three adoring
in glad hymns eternally.

3 To this temple, where we call thee,
come, O Lord of hosts, today;
with thy wonted loving-kindness
hear thy servants as they pray,
and thy fullest benediction
shed within its walls alway.

4 Laud and honour to the Father,
laud and honour to the Son,
laud and honour to the Spirit,
ever three, and ever one,
one in might and one in glory,
while unending ages run. 

The Collect

Almighty God, who through your only-begotten Son Jesus Christ have overcome death and opened to us the gate of everlasting life: grant that, as by your grace going before us you put into our minds good desires, so by your continual help we may bring them to good effect; through Jesus Christ our risen Lord, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.

All Amen.

New Testament reading (Acts 11.1-18)

Now the apostles and the believers who were in Judea heard that the Gentiles had also accepted the word of God. So when Peter went up to Jerusalem, the circumcised believers criticized him, saying, ‘Why did you go to uncircumcised men and eat with them?’ Then Peter began to explain it to them, step by step, saying, ‘I was in the city of Joppa praying, and in a trance I saw a vision. There was something like a large sheet coming down from heaven, being lowered by its four corners; and it came close to me. As I looked at it closely I saw four-footed animals, beasts of prey, reptiles, and birds of the air. I also heard a voice saying to me, “Get up, Peter; kill and eat.” But I replied, “By no means, Lord; for nothing profane or unclean has ever entered my mouth.” But a second time the voice answered from heaven, “What God has made clean, you must not call profane.” This happened three times; then everything was pulled up again to heaven. At that very moment three men, sent to me from Caesarea, arrived at the house where we were. The Spirit told me to go with them and not to make a distinction between them and us. These six brothers also accompanied me, and we entered the man’s house. He told us how he had seen the angel standing in his house and saying, “Send to Joppa and bring Simon, who is called Peter; he will give you a message by which you and your entire household will be saved.” And as I began to speak, the Holy Spirit fell upon them just as it had upon us at the beginning. And I remembered the word of the Lord, how he had said, “John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.” If then God gave them the same gift that he gave us when we believed in the Lord Jesus Christ, who was I that I could hinder God?’ When they heard this, they were silenced. And they praised God, saying, ‘Then God has given even to the Gentiles the repentance that leads to life.’ 

Psalm 148

Refrain: O praise the name of the Lord.

O praise the name of the Lord.

1 Alleluia. Praise the Lord from the heavens; ♦ praise him in the heights.

2 Praise him, all you his angels; ♦ praise him, all his host.

3 Praise him, sun and moon; ♦ praise him, all you stars of light.

4 Praise him, heaven of heavens, ♦ and you waters above the heavens.

5 Let them praise the name of the Lord, ♦ for he commanded and they were created.

6 He made them fast for ever and ever; ♦ he gave them a law which shall not pass away. 

O praise the name of the Lord.

7 Praise the Lord from the earth, ♦ you sea monsters and all deeps;

8 Fire and hail, snow and mist, ♦ tempestuous wind, fulfilling his word;

9 Mountains and all hills, ♦ fruit trees and all cedars;

10 Wild beasts and all cattle, ♦ creeping things and birds on the wing;

O praise the name of the Lord.

11 Kings of the earth and all peoples, ♦ princes and all rulers of the world;

12 Young men and women, old and young together; ♦ let them praise the name of the Lord.

13 For his name only is exalted, ♦ his splendour above earth and heaven.

14 He has raised up the horn of his people and praise for all his faithful servants, ♦

the children of Israel, a people who are near him. Alleluia.

O praise the name of the Lord.

Gospel Reading (John 13.31-35)

When he had gone out, Jesus said, ‘Now the Son of Man has been glorified, and God has been glorified in him. If God has been glorified in him, God will also glorify him in himself and will glorify him at once. Little children, I am with you only a little longer. You will look for me; and as I said to the Jews so now I say to you, “Where I am going, you cannot come.” I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.’  

Sending Hymn

1 O praise ye the Lord! praise him in the height;
rejoice in his word, ye angels of light;
ye heavens, adore him, by whom ye were made,
and worship before him, in brightness arrayed.

2 O praise ye the Lord! praise him upon earth,
in tuneful accord, all you of new birth;
praise him who hath brought you his grace from above,
praise him who hath taught you to sing of his love.

3 O praise ye the Lord! all things that give sound;
each jubilant chord re-echo around;
loud organs his glory forth tell in deep tone,
and, sweet harp, the story of what he hath done.

4 O praise ye the Lord! thanksgiving and song
to him be outpoured all ages along:
for love in creation, for heaven restored,
for grace of salvation, O praise ye the Lord! 

You may use this QR code to download the service.

This service  includes material from Common Worship: Services and Prayers and from Common Worship: Times and Seasons, which are copyright © The Archbishops’ Council 2000, 2006.