Mothering Sunday 14th March 2021

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Grace and peace to you all from God our Father
and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen

Collect for purity:
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.


Summary of the Law:
Our Lord Jesus Christ said:
The first commandment is this:
“Hear, O Israel, the Lord God is the only Lord.
You shall love the Lord your God
with all your heart, with all your soul,
with all your mind and with all your strength.”
The second is this: “Love your neighbour as yourself.”
There is no other commandment greater than these.
Amen, Lord, have mercy

Confession and Absolution:
God is love and we are God’s children.
There is no room for fear in love.
We love because God loved us first.
Let us confess our sins in penitence and faith.
God our Father, we confess to you
and to our fellow members in the Body of Christ
that we have sinned in thought, word and deed,
and in what we have failed to do.
We are truly sorry.
Forgive us our sins,
and deliver us from the power of evil,
for the sake of your Son who died for us,
Jesus Christ, Our Lord
God, who is both power and love,
forgive us and free us from our sins,
heal and strengthen us by the Holy Spirit,
and raise us to new life in Christ our Lord.

Lord, have mercy             Lord, have mercy
Christ, have mercy          Christ, have mercy
Lord, have mercy             Lord, have mercy

Collect of the Day:
God of love, passionate and strong, tender and careful: watch over us. All the days of our life; through Jesus Christ our lord. Amen

The Liturgy of the Word

First Reading:                Exodus 2: 1-10
After the reading:     This is the Word of the Lord. Thanks be to God

Second Reading:           Colossians 3: 12-17
After the reading:     This is the Word of the Lord. Thanks be to God

Gospel:           John 19:25b-27
After the gospel is announced         Glory to Christ our Saviour
After the gospel is read                   Praise to Christ our Lord


Nicene Creed:
Let us declare our faith in God.
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 one God; Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen.

Intercessions: prayer is offered for the world and its people, for those who suffer and those in need, for the Church and its members.

The Peace:
We meet in Christ’s name.  Let us share his peace. Peace be with you

The Liturgy of the Sacrament

Let us present our offerings to the Lord.
Yours, Lord, is the greatness, the power, the glory,
the splendour, and the majesty:
for everything in heaven and on earth is yours.
All things come from you, and of your own we give you.

Eucharistic Prayer 5:
The Lord be with you.
And also with you.
Lift up your hearts.
We lift them to the Lord.
Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
It is right to give God thanks and praise.

Worship and praise belong to you,
Father, in every place and at all times.
You made us, all the people of the world,
and everything that is.
You give us the daylight.
Your Word lights up our minds.
Jesus was born among us to be light in our darkness.
Your spirit lives in us
so that we can look at the world with your eyes.
One day we will be with you in heaven,
but already we laugh with the saints and angels
and sing their joyful song:
Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might.
Heaven and earth are full of your glory.
Hosanna in the highest.
Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.
Hosanna in the highest.

Father, you never forget us or turn away from us,
even when we fail you.
You sent your Son Jesus who gave his life for us.
He healed those who were sick,
cared for those who were poor,
and cried with those who were sad.
He forgave sinners and taught us to forgive.
For all your love we give you thanks
in the way that Jesus showed us.
On the night before he died,
while he was having supper with his friends,
he took bread and offered you thanks.
He broke the bread, and gave it to them saying:
“Take, eat. This is my Body: it is broken for you.”
After supper, he took the cup, he offered you thanks,
and gave it to them saying: “Drink this, all of you.
This is my Blood of the new covenant;
it is poured out for you, and for all, that sins may be forgiven.
Do this in remembrance of me.”
So, as we do what he told us, we open our hearts to him:
We remember how he died and rose again to live now in us.
Together with him we offer you these gifts:
in them we give you ourselves.
Send your Holy Spirit on us and on this bread and this wine,
that they may be the Body and Blood of Christ, and that, sharing your life, we may travel in your company to our journey’s end.
With all your people we give you thanks and praise through the Son and in the Spirit, now and for ever.  Amen.

Breaking of the Bread:
The living bread is broken for the life of the world.
Lord, unite us in this sign

The Lord’s Prayer:
As our saviour has taught us, so we pray:
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.
Do not bring us to the time of trial but deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power and the glory are yours,
now and for ever. Amen

Communion Song:
Jesus, Lamb of God:                       have mercy on us.
Jesus, bearer of our sins:         have mercy on us.
Jesus, redeemer of the world:      give us your peace.

Thanksgiving and sending out:
Give thanks to the Lord, for he is gracious.
And his mercy endures for ever.

Post Communion Prayer and Blessing:
May the peace of Christ rule in our hearts and homes. Amen

May we be filled with the joys of the Spirit and the gifts of our eternal home. Amen

And the blessing of God almighty, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, be among you and remain with you always. Amen

Go in peace to love and serve the Lord
In the name of Christ. Amen.

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