WORSHIP AT ST. LAIKA’S

HOLY COMMUNION

31ST. OCTOBER 2011

FEAST OF MARTIN LUTHER

REFORMATION DAY

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).  How you view the nature of this part of the service is completely up to you.
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"Chorales, Op. 28, No. 22" by Marcel Dupre - George Baker
INTRODUCTION
"Ach Bleib Bei Uns, Herr Jesu Christ" - Grosse Geistliche Chore
In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Beloved in the Lord, let us draw near with a true heart and confess our sins to God our Father, beseeching Him in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to grant us forgiveness.
Our help is in the name of the Lord.
Who made heaven and earth.
I said, I will confess my transgressions to the Lord,
And You forgive the iniquity of my sin.
O Almighty God, merciful Father, I, a poor, miserable sinner, confess to You all my sins and iniquities, with which I have ever offended You and justly deserve Your temporal and eternal punishment.  But I am heartily sorry for them and sincerely repent of them; and I pray You, of Your boundless mercy, and for the sake of the holy, innocent, bitter suffering and death of Your beloved Son, Jesus Christ, to be gracious and merciful to me, a poor, sinful being.
Upon this, your confession, I, as a called and ordained servant of the Word, announce the grace of God to all of you, and in the stead and by the command of my Lord Jesus Christ, I forgive you all your sins in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
"Cum Sancto Spiritu" from "Mass, Bwv234" by Johann Sebastian Bach
- The Purcell Quartet
"Kyrie" from "Mass, Bwv234" by Johann Sebastian Bach - The Purcell Quartet
"Gloria" from "Mass, Bwv234" - Johann Sebastian Bach - The Purcell Quartet
The Lord be with you.
And with your spirit.
COLLECT
"O Lord, Look Down" by Jonathan Battishill - St. Martin's Chamber Choir
EPISTLE
Alleluia!  Alleluia!  
Then he opened their minds to understand the scriptures.
Alleluia!
The Holy Gospel according to St. John
Glory be to Thee, O Lord!

GOSPEL
Praise be to Thee, O Christ!
"Domine Deus" from "Mass, Bwv234" by Johann Sebastian Bach 
- The Purcell Quartet
"A Mighty Fortress" - The National Lutheran Choir
OFFERING
Create in me a clean heart, O God,
And renew a right spirit within me.
Cast me not away from Thy presence
And take not Thy Holy Spirit from me.
Restore unto me the joy of Thy salvation
And uphold me with Thy free spirit.  Amen.
PRAYER OVER THE GIFTS
INTERCESSIONS
Lord God, as we prepare to receive the holy Sacrament...
…all glory and honour is Yours, Almighty Father, forever and ever. Amen. 
The Lord be with you.
And with your spirit.
Lift up your hearts!
We lift them up unto the Lord!
Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
It is meet and right so to do.
It is truly right and good…
...for ever praising you and saying
Holy, holy, holy Lord God of Sabaoth!
Heaven and earth are full of Thy glory!
Hosanna!  Hosanna!  Hosanna in the highest!
Blessed is He!  Blessed is He!
Blessed is He that cometh in the name of the Lord!
Hosanna!  Hosanna!  Hosanna in the highest!
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 and the power and the glory forever and ever!  Amen!
Our Lord Jesus Christ, on the night when He was betrayed, took bread, and when He had given thanks, He broke it and gave it to the disciples, and said:
TAKE, EAT.  THIS IS MY BODY WHICH IS GIVEN FOR YOU. THIS DO IN REMEMBRANCE OF ME.
In the same way also He took the cup after supper, and when He had given thanks, He gave it to them, saying:
DRINK OF IT, ALL OF YOU. THIS CUP IS THE NEW TESTAMENT IN MY + BLOOD, WHICH IS SHED FOR YOU, FOR THE FORGIVENESS OF SINS. THIS DO AS OFTEN AS YOU DRINK IT, IN REMEMBRANCE OF ME.
The peace of the Lord be with you always. Amen!
"Qui Tollis Peccata Mundi" from "Mass, Bwv234" 
by Johann Sebastian Bach - The Purcell Quartet
Almighty Lord Jesus Christ, as often as I shall come to Your holy table to refresh my spirit, I pray You to make me, unworthy as I am, worthy through Your grace; impure as I am, to make me clean; naked as I am to clothe me, so that Your Body, so full of divine power, and Your most precious Blood may not become for me, Your servant, the occasion for judgment or punishment, but a memorial of the death You underwent for me, a strengthening of my faith, a proof of the taking away of my sins, a bond of closer union with You and Your people, an increase of holiness, the basis of a glad resurrection, and a pledge of everlasting life. Amen. 

"Vater Unser Im Himmelreich: Versus 1: Vater Unser Im Himmelr" - Vox Luminis
Lord, now lettest Thou Thy servant depart in peace according to Thy Word, for mine eyes have seen Thy salvation, which Thou hast prepared before the face of all people. A Light to lighten the Gentiles and the glory of Thy people Israel. Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost. As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end.  Amen.
O give thanks to the Lord, for He is good,
And His mercy endures forever.
POST COMMUNION PRAYER
The Lord be with you.
And with your spirit.
Bless we the Lord!
Thanks be to God.
The Lord bless you and keep you!
The Lord make His face to shine upon you and be gracious to you!
The Lord lift up His countenance upon you and give you peace!
Amen!  Amen!  Amen!
"Lord Keep Us Steadfast In Your Word" - Koiné

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WORSHIP AT ST. LAIKA’S — 11 Comments

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