Thursday, February 4, 2010

Eucharist from Vital Church Planting Conference 2010

Liturgy wonks will appreciate this--the liturgy from the Vital Church Planting Conference Eucharist that Eric and I (and the rest of the committee) planned....

++CJ refers to Archbishop Johnson, of course. Everything was paperless, so only the leaders had these notes. The song titles are in all capitals and were led paperless by Eric, I refer to the page number for the ones found in the hymnal Music by Heart.

Thursday, Feb 4, 2010, 12:15 PM


++CJ: The Grace of our Lord Jesus Christ,
and the love of God,
and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit,
be with you all.
All: And also with you.

++CJ: O God of unchangeable power and eternal light,
look favourably on your whole Church,
that wonderful and sacred mystery.
By the effectual working of your providence,
carry out in tranquillity the plan of salvation.
Let the whole world see and know
that things which were cast down are being raised up,
and things which had grown old are being made new,
and that all things are being brought to their perfection
by him through whom all things were made,
your Son Jesus Christ our Lord.
All: Amen.

Reading Hebrews 11:8-11, 17-19
Reader: By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to set out for a place that he was to receive as an inheritance; and he set out, not knowing where he was going. 9By faith he stayed for a time in the land he had been promised, as in a foreign land, living in tents, as did Isaac and Jacob, who were heirs with him of the same promise. 10For he looked forward to the city that has foundations, whose architect and builder is God. 11By faith he received power of procreation, even though he was too old—and Sarah herself was barren—because he considered him faithful who had promised. ...
17 By faith Abraham, when put to the test, offered up Isaac. He who had received the promises was ready to offer up his only son, 18of whom he had been told, ‘It is through Isaac that descendants shall be named after you.’ 19He considered the fact that God is able even to raise someone from the dead—and figuratively speaking, he did receive him back.
The Word of the Lord.
People: Thanks be to God


Reading Mark 4:26-29
Reader: The Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according in Mark.
People: Glory to you, Lord Jesus Christ

Reader: Jesus also said, ‘The kingdom of God is as if someone would scatter seed on the ground, 27and would sleep and rise night and day, and the seed would sprout and grow, he does not know how. 28The earth produces of itself, first the stalk, then the head, then the full grain in the head. 29But when the grain is ripe, at once he goes in with his sickle, because the harvest has come.’
The Gospel of Christ
People: Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

Sermon - John Bowen



Prayer of Thanksgiving over gifts
++CJ: God of abundance and blessing,
accept the offerings of your people,
especially the time spent apart to listen to your Spirit,
and grant that we may be empowered to proclaim your
Gospel afresh, through Jesus Christ Our Lord.
All: Amen.

Eucharistic Prayer D (from Common Worship 2000)
++CJ: The Lord be with you.
All: And also with you.
++CJ: Lift up your hearts
All: We lift them to the Lord
++CJ: Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
All: It is right to give our thanks and praise.

++CJ: Almighty God, good Father to us all,
your face is turned towards your world.
In love you gave us Jesus your Son
to rescue us from sin and death.
Your Word goes out to call us home
to the city where angels sing your praise.

++CJ: Father of all, we give you thanks
for every gift that comes from heaven.

++CJ: To the darkness Jesus came as your light.
With signs of faith and words of hope
he touched untouchables with love and
washed the guilty clean.

++CJ: The crowds came out to see your Son,
yet at the end they turned on him.
On the night he was betrayed
he came to table with his friends
to celebrate the freedom of your people.

++CJ: Jesus blessed you, Father, for the food;
he took bread, gave thanks, broke it and said:
This is my body, given for you all.

++CJ: Jesus then gave thanks for the wine;
he took the cup, gave it and said:
This is my blood, shed for you all
for the forgiveness of sins.
Do this in remembrance of me.

++CJ: Therefore, Father, with this bread and this cup
we celebrate the cross
on which he died to set us free.
Defying death he rose again
and is alive with you to plead for us
and all the world.

++CJ: Send your Spirit on us now
that by these gifts we may feed on Christ
with opened eyes and hearts on fire.

++CJ: May we and all who share this food
offer ourselves to live for you
and be welcomed at your feast in heaven
where all creation worships you,
Father, Son and Holy Spirit:

++CJ: Blessing and honour and glory and power
be yours for ever and ever.

SONG: SANCTUS (St. Bride) - Eric

++CJ: The Gifts of God for the people of God
All: Thanks be to God.


Eric and Laura do a few paperless pieces

Post Communion

Episcopal Blessing
++CJ: We give you thanks, God of All,
for nourishing us with your Holy Sacraments
and with each other. We pray that as we go forth
from this place, your Spirit of the living Christ would
abide in us, that we may show his light to the world, we ask this
in his Name,
All: Amen.
++CJ: The Blessing of God Almighty, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit,
sustain and embolden you,
to bring his Word the world.
All: Amen.


Even with an 18 minute the sermon and communicating about 130 people the whole service only took 55 minutes!


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