28TH. OCTOBER 2011

All are welcome to join me in taking communion. There are no exceptions.
The order of service is posted beneath the audio file so that you can join in with the service. The words in bold type are the ones we say together.
If you want to physically partake of communion you will require a small piece of bread and a small amount of drink (preferably made from grapes and containing alcohol). You eat the bread after I say “The body of Christ,” and drink the wine after I say “The blood of Christ.” How you åview the nature of this part of the service is completely up to you.
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"St. Jude's Medley" - Sweet Colleens
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
"He it is who gave himself for us that he might redeem us from all iniquity and purify for himself a people of his own who are zealous for good deeds."
Grace, mercy and peace from God our Father 
and the Lord Jesus Christ be with you.  
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.
"Praise To The Lord With Drums And Cymbals - Ian Tracey
on the organ at St. Jude's Church, Southsea
"Psalm 119 (Verses 73-104)" - Durham Cathedral Choir
"Simon Zealotes, Poor Jerusalem" - From "Jesus Christ Superstar"
Alleluia, alleluia.            
The glorious company of the apostles:
praises you for ever, O God.
Hear the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to John.
Glory to you, O Lord.
This is the Gospel of the Lord.
Praise to you, O Christ.
"The Light And Shade Of Being " - Roberto Coccia
We believe in God the Father, 
from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named.

We believe in God the Son, 
who lives in our hearts through faith, and fills us with his love.

We believe in God the Holy Spirit, 
who strengthens us with power from on high.

We believe in God; Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen.
"Lord Of All Saints" - Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral Choir

The Lord is here.
God's 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 truly right and just…
…we glorify your holy name:

Holy, holy, holy Lord!  God of power and might. Heaven and earth are full of your glory. Hosanna in the highest. Blessed is the One who comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest! 

We praise and bless you, loving Father…
…until he comes in glory.

Great is the mystery of faith. 
Christ has died,
Christ is risen,
Christ will come again.

Lord of all life…
…for ever and ever. Amen. 

Let us pray with confidence as our Saviour has taught us:
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.
We break this bread to share in the body of Christ.
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.
This is the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world.
Blessed are those who are called to his supper.
Lord, I am not worthy to receive you,
but only say the word, and I shall be healed.
The body of Christ. Amen.

The blood of Christ. Amen.
"St. Jude" - The Shots
"Let The Round World With Songs Rejoice" 
- Choir Of The Abbey School Tewkesbury

Let the round world with songs rejoice;
Let Heaven return the joyful voice;
All mindful of the Apostle's fame,
Let Heaven and earth their praise proclaim.

Ye servants who once bore the light
Of Gospel truth o’er heathen night,
Still may your work that light impart,
To glad our eyes and cheer our heart.

O God, by Whom to them was given
The key that shuts and opens Heaven,
Our chains unbind, our loss repair,
And grant us grace to enter there.

For at Thy will they preached the Word
Which cured disease, which health conferred:
O may that healing power once more
Our souls to grace and health restore.

That when  as judge Thy Son shall come,
To bring his ransomed people home,
He may with them pronounce us blest,
And place us in Thine endless rest.

To God the Father; God the Son,
And God the Spirit, Three in One, 
Be honour, praise and majesty,
Now and throughout eternity. Amen.

My sisters and brothers, go in the peace of Christ.
Thanks be to God.
"St. Jude's Day" - The Bouncing Souls
Service from "Common Worship" (Church of England) 
compiled by Jonathan Hagger
Collect by Steven Shakespeare
Homily from the homilies of Origen on the Book of Joshua
Prayer over the gifts, eucharistic preface and post-communion prayer 
from "Celebrating The Christian Year" compiled by Alan Griffiths
Readings from the N.R.S.V.



  1. The services this week have been lovely and powerful, I think that Credo is a good guide for meditation.

    The other night I saw a movie bio of Thomas Merton, prettified a bit. Long ago I read an autobio written by Merton himself. He details his struggles with his Abbot over the issue of his desire to live in a hermitage by himself. literally over a long time. It reminded me of your struggles with the powers-that-be…might be a good Advent book for MP!

    Thanks again for Offices that border the day!