Epiphany Pondside Eucharist

Epiphany – Pondside at 4PM

People’s Prelude
A period of silence is kept. During this time we prepare ourselves in heart and in mind to worship God together.

Opening Acclamation

Presider            Blessed are you, Holy and Living One.  

People          Christ, be our light! Shine in our hearts. Shine through the shadows. Shine in your Church gathered today. 

Song of Praise  Third Song of Isaiah  (Said)

Arise, shine, for your light has come, 
and the glory of the Lord has dawned upon you.

Arise, shine, for your light has come, 
and the glory of the Lord has dawned upon you. 
For behold, darkness covers the land; 
deep gloom enshrouds the peoples. 
But over you the Lord will rise, 
and his glory will appear upon you.                     

Nations will stream to your light, 
and kings to the brightness of your dawning. 
Your gates will always be open; 
 by day or night they will never be shut. 
They will call you, The City of the Lord, 
The Zion of the Holy One of Israel.                      

Violence will no more be heard in your land, 
ruin or destruction within your borders. 
You will call your walls, Salvation, and all your portals, Praise. 
The sun will no more be your light by day; 
by night you will not need the brightness of the moon.

The Lord will be your everlasting light, 
and your God will be your glory.                         

People:  Arise, shine, for your light has come, 
and the glory of the Lord has dawned upon you.

Collect of the Day

Presider            The Lord be with you.
People              And also with you.
Presider            Let us pray. 

The presider prays the Collect of the day, and in response, the people say: Amen.



At the end of the reading, the lector says, “Hear what the Spirit is saying to God’s people,” to which the people respond, “Thanks be to God.” 

The Psalm  (from the St. Helena’s Psalter)

The Gospel      (the people are invited to stand as they are able)

Before the reading of the Gospel 

Presider            The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to…
People          Glory to you, Lord Christ.

After the reading of the Gospel 

Presider            The Gospel of the Lord.
People          Praise to you, Lord Christ.

The Homily

The Prayers of the People                                          

The Leader reads the following introduction:

Leader  Let us now offer our prayers and thanksgiving to God. After each bidding, I invite you to share your prayers with the whole congregation, so that we may join our prayers to yours. Before we pray together, let us, in silence, ask the Spirit to bring to our consciousness those things for which we should pray.

The Leader then offers each bidding.  In the silence following each bidding, the people are invited to share their prayers, either silently or aloud. At the end of each intercession, the leader says:

Leader              We pray to the Lord…
People          Lord, hear our prayer.

The biddings follow this order:

I bid your prayers for God’s people throughout the world and for the universal church and its leaders;  

I bid your prayers for peace and justice; 

I bid your prayers for our nation and our state, and for all persons in positions of authority; 

I bid your prayers for the needs and concerns of our counties and our cities;  

I bid your prayers for this congregation, for those who suffer and for those in any kind of trouble; 

I bid your prayers for those who have died;

I bid your prayers of thanksgivings to God

The Presider will then add a concluding collect.

The Confession [from Enriching Our Worship]

Presider            Let us confess our sins against God and our neighbor.     

After a short silence for reflection, all pray together:

All               God of all mercy, we confess that we have sinned against you, opposing your will in our lives. We have denied your goodness in each other, in ourselves, and in the world you have created. We repent of the evil that enslaves us, the evil we have done, and the evil done on our behalf. Forgive, restore, and strengthen us through our Savior Jesus Christ, that we may abide in your love and serve only your will.

Absolution        [New Zealand Book of Common Prayer]

Priest                Through the cross of Christ, God have mercy on you, pardon you, and set you free. Know that you are forgiven, and be at peace. God strengthen you in all goodness and keep you in life eternal.                     

All               Amen. 

The Peace

Presider            The peace of the Lord be always with you.

People             And also with you.

Presider            Please exchange signs of Christ’s Peace with one another.

The Offertory 
Presider            Ascribe to God the honor due to God.
 Bring the offerings of your lives and come into God’s courts.

The Great Thanksgiving [Rite II, Prayer B from the Book of Common Prayer]           

Presider            The Lord be with you.
People          And also with you.
Presider            Lift up your hearts.
People          We lift them to the Lord.
Presider            Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
People          It is right to give [our] thanks and praise.

Presider            It is right, and a good and joyful thing, always and everywhere to give thanks to you, Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth. Because you sent your beloved Son to redeem us from sin and death, and to make us heirs in him of everlasting life; that when he shall come again in power and great triumph to judge the workd, we may without shame or fear rejoice to behold his appearing.
Therefore we praise you, joining our voices with Angels and Archangels and with all the company of heaven, who for ever sing this hymn to proclaim the glory of your Name.

All               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.

Presider ??       We give thanks to you, O God, for the goodness and love which you have made known to us in creation; in the calling ?of Israel to be your people; in your Word spoken through the prophets; and above all in the Word made flesh, Jesus, your Son. For in these last days you sent him to be incarnate from the Virgin Mary, to be the Savior and Redeemer of the world. In him, you have delivered us from evil, and made us worthy to stand before you. In him, you have brought us out of error into truth, out of sin into righteousness, out of death into life.??

On the night before he died for us, our Lord Jesus Christ took bread; and when he had given thanks to you, he broke it, and gave it to his disciples, and said, “Take, eat: This is my Body, which is given for you. Do this for the remembrance of me.”??

After supper he took the cup of wine; and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them, and said, “Drink this, all of you: This is my Blood of the new Covenant, which is shed for you and for [all] for the forgiveness of sins. Whenever you drink it, do this for the remembrance of me.”??

Therefore, according to his command, O Father,??

Presider and People??

We remember his death,?
We proclaim his resurrection,
We await his coming in glory;

 Presider continues??

And we offer our sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving to you, O Lord of all; presenting to you, from your creation, this bread and this wine.?We pray you, gracious God, to send your Holy Spirit upon these gifts that they may be the Sacrament of the Body of Christ and his Blood of the new Covenant. Unite us to your Son in his sacrifice, that we may be acceptable through him, being sanctified by the Holy Spirit. 

In the fullness of time, ?put all things in subjection under your Christ, and bring us to that heavenly country where, with [_______ and] all your saints, we may enter the everlasting heritage of your sons and daughters; through Jesus Christ our Lord, the firstborn of all creation, the head of the Church, and the author of our salvation.??

By him, and with him, and in him, in the unity of the Holy Spirit all honor and glory is yours, Almighty Father, now and forever. 

All               Amen.

The Lord’s Prayer      

Presider            As our Savior Christ has taught us, we now pray:                                     

All               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.

Save us from the time of trial, and deliver us from evil.

For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours, now and for ever. Amen.

Try the LEVAS version? (A. Malotte ornt)The Breaking of the Bread

The Priest breaks the consecrated Bread. A period of silence is kept, then:

Presider            Alleluia! Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us.

People          Therefore, let us keep the feast.  Alleluia!

Presider            Behold what you are.

People          May we become what we receive.

                        [Adapted from St. Augustine’s Homily #58: On the Eucharist]

The Communion

Jesus welcomes all; therefore all are welcome to receive God’s grace through the Holy Sacrament. In this Covid time, we receive the bread only. A gluten-free bread is available for those who need it.The Bread is given to the communicants with these words
The Body of our Lord Jesus Christ keep you in everlasting life. [Amen.]
or The Body of Christ, the bread of heaven. [Amen.]

Prayer after Communion

Presider            Let us pray.

All                 Loving God, we give you thanks for restoring us in your image and nourishing us with spiritual food in the Sacrament of Christ’s Body and Blood. Now send us forth a people forgiven, healed, renewed; that we may proclaim your love to the world and continue in the risen life of Christ our Savior. Amen.

                   The Blessing    

Presider           May Christ, the Son of God, be manifest in you, that your lives may be a light of the world; And the blessing of God Almighty, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, be 

                                                 among you and remain with you always.

All               Amen.

Sending Forth   [Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music report to the 74th General Convention]

Our worship is ended. Our service in the world now begins. Go forth now in 

the Name of Christ. Go into your own neighborhoods. Go to unknown lands and places. Go 

where God’s name is well known and where it has yet to be known. Go to those who 

welcome you and to those who reject you. Go forth into the world and share the Good News of God’s love. Go in peace. Go in love. Go in joy. Alleluia! Alleluia!

People            Thanks be to God. Alleluia! Alleluia!