WORSHIP AT ST. LAIKA’S

HOLY COMMUNION
1ST. NOVEMBER 2011
ALL SAINTS 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). 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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INTRODUCTION
"All Saints Eve" - Jack Hardy
GREETING
Finale from "Symphony No. 6" by Widor played on the 
chamber organ of All Saints, Northampton by Richard Tanner
INVITATION TO CONFESSION
Lord, you are gracious and compassionate:
Lord, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.
You are loving to all and your mercy is over all your creation:
Christ, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.
Your faithful servants bless your name and speak of the glory of your kingdom:
Lord, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.
ABSOLUTION
"The Beatitudes" Taizé - Reading Phoenix Choir
COLLECT
"Psalm 24" - Gloriae Dei Cantores
READING
" O If The Lord Would Come And Meet (All Saints)"
- His Majestie's Clerkes, Paul Hillier
Alleluia, alleluia.            
You are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s own people, called out of darkness into his marvellous light.
Alleluia.
Hear the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Matthew.
GOSPEL
This is the Gospel of the Lord.
Praise to you, O Christ.
HOMILY
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.
INTERCESSIONS 
"All Saints Day" - Ned Parkhouse
THE PEACE
"Father, In Whom Thy Saints Are One" - Marlborough College Chapel Choir

PRAYER OVER THE GIFT

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…
…forever praising you and saying:

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. 
With saints and martyrs through the ages, 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.
I heard the voice of a great multitude crying, ‘Alleluia.’
The Lord our God has entered into his kingdom.
All Blessed are those who are called to the supper of the Lamb.

The body of Christ. Amen.
The blood of Christ. Amen.
"All Saints Day" - The Silent Comedy
POST COMMUNION PRAYER
"For All The Saints" - St Edmundsbury Cathedral Choir

For all the saints, who from their labours rest,
Who Thee by faith before the world confest,
Thy Name, O Jesus, be forever blest.
Alleluia, Alleluia!

Thou wast their Rock, their Fortress and their Might;
Thou, Lord, their Captain in the well fought fight;
Thou, in the darkness drear, their one true Light.
Alleluia, Alleluia!

O may Thy soldiers, faithful, true and bold,
Fight as the saints who nobly fought of old,
And win with them the victor’s crown of gold.
Alleluia, Alleluia!

But lo! there breaks a yet more glorious day;
The saints triumphant rise in bright array;
The King of glory passes on His way.
Alleluia, Alleluia!

From earth’s wide bounds, from ocean’s farthest coast,
Through gates of pearl streams in the countless host,
And singing to Father, Son and Holy Ghost:
Alleluia, Alleluia!

O blest communion, fellowship divine!
We feebly struggle, they in glory shine;
All are one in Thee, for all are Thine.
Alleluia, Alleluia!

And when the strife is fierce, the warfare long,
Steals on the ear the distant triumph song,
And hearts are brave, again, and arms are strong.
Alleluia, Alleluia!

The golden evening brightens in the west;
Soon, soon to faithful warriors comes their rest;
Sweet is the calm of paradise the blessed.
Alleluia, Alleluia!

Great is the Lord and greatly to be praised:
All there is no end of his greatness.
One generation shall praise your works to another
All and shall declare your power.
All your works praise you, Lord,
All and your faithful servants bless you.
They make known the glory of your kingdom
All and speak of your power.
My mouth shall speak the praise of the Lord:
All let everything bless his holy name for ever and ever.
Hear the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to John.
All Glory to you, O Lord.

DISMISSAL GOSPEL
This is the Gospel of the Lord.
Praise to you, O Christ.

THE BLESSING
My sisters and brothers, Following God’s saints in the ways of holiness and truth,
go in the peace of Christ.
Thanks be to God.
"When The Saints Go Marching In" - George Lewis

Comments

WORSHIP AT ST. LAIKA’S — 5 Comments

  1. Beautiful! You’re fast becoming one of my favorite liturgists. Small donation in the pipe. Greetings on the Feast of All Saints.

  2. Aren’t verses 4&5 (of “For All the Saints”), as you’ve printed them, actually verses 7&8? (Ending w the Trinitarian doxology)

    I love “For All the Saints” so…

    A blessed All Saints Day, MP!

    [wv, “shamedsh”. Anyone speak Hebrew here? Doesn’t that sound like it should translate? ;-/]