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The Benefice of

Castor with Sutton and Upton with Marholm

 

 

 

MILLENNIUM PICNIC MASS

FOR

PENTECOST 2000.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The parishes of

St Kyneburgha of Castor

St Michael and All Angels Sutton

St John the Baptist Upton

The Blessed Virgin Mary at Marholm

 


 

 

 


 

 

 


The Angelus is  rung to call us to prayer

 

THE PREPARATION

 
STAND and SING the Entry Hymn

 

At the name of Jesus
every knee shall bow,
every tongue confess him
king of glory now;
'tis the Father's pleasure
we should call him Lord,
who from the beginning
was the mighty word.

At his voice creation
sprang at once to sight,
all the angel faces,
all the hosts of light,
thrones and dominations,
stars upon their way,
all the heavenly orders,
in their great array.

Humbled for a season,
to receive a name
from the lips of sinners
unto whom he came,
faithfully he bore it
spotless to the last,
brought it back victorious,
when from death he passed:

Bore it up triumphant
with its human light,
through all ranks of creatures,
to the central height,
to the throne of Godhead,
to the Father's breast;
filled it with the glory
of that perfect rest.


 Brothers, this Lord Jesus
shall return again,
with his Father's glory,
with his angel train;
for all wreaths of empire
meet upon his brow,
and our hearts confess him
King of glory now.

 

Priest:   In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

ALL:   Amen

Priest:   The Lord be with you.

ALL:   And with thy spirit.

 

 

 

 PENANCE AND RECONCILIATION

The Priest or Deacon introduces the confession

Priest:   Jesus said, Before you offer your gift at the Altar, go and be reconciled. As brothers and sisters in God’s family, we ask God for forgiveness. 

 

Priest:     God our Father, we come to you in sorrow for our sins;

Lord have mercy

ALL:   Lord have mercy

Priest:   When we have not loved our neighbour as ourselves;

 Christ have mercy

ALL:      Christ have mercy

Priest:     God be gracious unto us and bless us;

   And make your face to shine upon us

Priest:   Lord have mercy

ALL:   Lord have mercy

The Priest says the Absolution:

The almighty and merciful Lord grant you+pardon and remission

from all your sins, time for amendment of life,

And the grace and comfort of his Holy Spirit. ALL: Amen.

 

STAND TO SING the Gloria in Excelsis

Glory to God in the highest,

And peace to his people on earth.

Lord God, heavenly King,

Almighty God and Father,

We worship you, we give you thanks,

We praise you for your glory.

 

Lord Jesus Christ, only Son of the Father,

Lord God, Lamb of God,

You take away the sin of the world,

Have mercy on us;

You are seated at the right hand of the Father:

Receive our prayer.

 

For you alone are the Holy One;

You alone are the Lord;

You alone are the Most High,

Jesus Christ,

With the Holy Spirit

In the glory of God the Father. Amen.

Remain STANDING for the Collect.

Priest: Let us pray

After a short silence, the priest says the Collect (special prayer) for today

Almighty God,
who at this time
taught the hearts of your faithful people
by sending to them the light of your Holy Spirit:
grant us by the same Spirit to have a right judgement in all things,
and evermore to rejoice in his holy comfort;
through the merits of Christ Jesus our Saviour,
who is alive and reigns with you in the unity of the Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

           

MINISTRY OF THE WORD
 
SIT for a Reading

At the end the Reader says: This is the Word of the Lord.

ALL : Thanks be to God

 

STAND TO SING the Gradual HYMN

 

Breathe on me, breath of God,
fill me with life anew,
that I may love what thou dost love

and do what thou wouldst do.

 

Breathe on me, breath of God,
until my heart is pure;
until with thee I will one will,
to do and to endure.

Breathe on me, breath of God,
till I am wholly thine;
until this earthly part of me
glows with thy fire divine.

Breathe on me, breath of God:
so shall I never die,
but live with thee the perfect life
of thine eternity.


We turn to face the Gospel.The reader, if other than the presiding priest,

Greets the congregation.

Reader: The Lord be with you.

ALL:  And with thy spirit.

The Gospel is announced: ( Remain Standing)

ALL:  Glory be to thee, O Lord

 

At the end of the Gospel the reader says:

This is the Gospel of Christ

ALL:      Praise be to thee O Christ

 

The Gospel Procession returns

.

 SIT for an ADDRESS

  

Stand for Hymn

 

Come down, O love divine,
seek thou this soul of mine,
and visit it with thine own ardour glowing;
O comforter, draw near,
within my heart appear,
and kindle it, thy holy flame bestowing.

O let it freely burn,
till earthly passions turn
to dust and ashes in its heat consuming;
and let thy glorious light
shine ever on my sight,
and clothe me round, the while my path illuming.

Let holy charity
mine outward vesture be,
and lowliness become mine inner clothing:
true lowliness of heart,
which takes the humbler part,
and o'er its own shortcomings weeps with loathing.

And so the yearning strong,
with which the soul will long,
shall far outpass the power of human telling;
for none can guess its grace,
till he become the place
wherein the Holy Spirit makes his dwelling.

 

INTERCESSIONS

We kneel or sit for the Intercessions

At the end WE SAY

 Merciful Father, accept these prayers,

             For the sake of thy Son, our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.

MINISTRY OF THE SACRAMENT- THE OFFERTORY AND THANKSGIVING

 

STAND  for the Peace.

Priest: Christ is our peace,

             He has reconciled us to God in one body by the Cross

             We meet in his name and share his peace.

             The peace of the Lord be always with you.

 ALL:    And with thy spirit.

 

OFFERTORY

SING the Offertory HYMN

The collection is taken. The wine, bread and collection are taken to the altar

by members of the congregation. The Altar is prepared for Communion

 

All hail the power of Jesu's name;
let angels prostrate fall;
bring forth the royal diadem
to crown him Lord of all.

Crown him, ye morning stars of light,
who fixed this floating ball;
now hail the strength of Israel's might,
and crown him Lord of all.

Crown him, ye martyrs of your God,
who from his altar call;
praise him whose way of pain ye trod,
and crown him Lord of all.

Ye seed of Israel's chosen race,
ye ransomed of the fall,
hail him who saves you by his grace,
and crown him Lord of all.

Hail him, ye heirs of David's line,
whom David Lord did call;
the God incarnate, man divine,
and crown him Lord of all.

Sinners, whose love can ne'er forget
the wormwood and the gall,
go spread your trophies at his feet,
and crown him Lord of all.

Let every tribe and every tongue
to him their hearts enthral,
lift high the universal song
and crown him Lord of all.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE EUCHARISTIC PRAYER (Prayer of Thanksgiving)

Priest:     The Lord be with you.

ALL:      And with thy spirit.

Priest:     Lift up your hearts.

ALL:      We lift them up unto the Lord.

Priest:   Let us give thanks unto the Lord our God.

ALL:      It is meet and right so to do.

 

The Priest continues with the Eucharistic Prayer………

 It is very meet, right and our bounden duty……ending         

Therefore with angels and archangels,

               And with all the company of heaven,

               We laud and magnify thy glorious name

               Evermore praising thee and saying:

 

 

ALL SING the Sanctus:

Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God of Hosts,

               Heaven and earth are full of thy glory,

               Glory be to thee, O Lord most high.

 

ALL KNEEL

The priest continues with the Prayer of Consecration.

Priest:     ……….ending. Do this in remembrance of me.

 

Priest or Deacon: Let us proclaim the mystery of faith:

ALL:    Christ has died.

             Christ is risen

             Christ will come again

The priest continues with the prayer ending:

                …….through Jesus Christ our Lord

By whom, with whom and in whom,

In the unity of the Holy Spirit

All honour and glory be thine almighty Father,

Now and forever.

ALL:      Amen.

 

WE SING the Benedictus .

Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord

Hossanna in the highest.

 

 

WE ALL SAY The Lord’s Prayer:

Priest:  As our Saviour taught us, so we pray.

ALL:   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.

 

Priest:   We break this bread to share in the Body of Christ.

ALL:   Though we are many, we are one body,

 because we all share in the one bread.

 

WE ALL SING the Agnus Dei:

O Lamb of God,

That takest away the sins of the world,

Have mercy upon us.

 

O Lamb of God ,

That takest away the sins of the world,

Have mercy upon us.

 

O Lamb of God,

That takest away the sins of the world

Grant us thy peace.

 

THE COMMUNION

 

The Priest says:

Draw near with faith

Receive the Body of our Lord Jesus Christ,

Which was given for you,

And his Blood which was shed for you.

Eat and drink in remembrance that he died for you,

And feed on him in your hearts

With thanksgiving.

Priest: Alleluia! Christ our passover is sacrificed for us.

All:    Therefore let us keep the feast.  Alleluia!

 

 

Everyone is invited to the Altar. If you will not be receiving communion,

Please keep your head bowed for a blessing. At the distribution the

administrant says to each communicant:

The Body of Christ

The Blood of Christ

We reply each time: Amen and then receive.

 

Communion  Hymns.

Come, Holy Ghost, our souls inspire,
and lighten with celestial fire;
thou the anointing Spirit art,
who dost thy sevenfold gifts impart.

Thy blessed unction from above
is comfort, life, and fire of love;
enable with perpetual light
the dullness of our blinded sight.

Anoint and cheer our soiled face
with the abundance of thy grace:
keep far our foes, give peace at home;
where thou art guide no ill can come.

Teach us to know the Father, Son,
and thee, of both, to be but one;
that through the ages all along
this may be our endless song,

'Praise to thy eternal merit,
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Amen.


 

Be still, for the presence of the Lord, the Holy One is here.

Come, bow before him now, with reverence and fear,

In him no sin is found, we stand on holy ground

Be still, for the presence of the Lord, the Holy One is here.

 

Be still, for the glory of the Lord, is shining all around,

He burns with holy fire, with splendour he is crowned,

How awesome is the sight, our radiant King of Light!

Be still, for the glory of the Lord, is shining all around,

 

Be still, for the power of the Lord, is moving in this place,

He comes to cleanse and heal, to minister his grace,

No work too hard for him, in faith receive from him

Be still, for the power of the Lord, is moving in this place,

 


THE DISMISSAL

 

Post Communion Prayer

ALL: Almighty God,

We thank thee for feeding us

With the Body and Blood of thy Son

Jesus Christ our Lord.

Through him we offer thee our souls and bodies

To be a living sacrifice.

Send us out

In the power of thy Spirit

To live and work to thy praise and glory. Amen.

 

THE BLESSING:

 

WE STAND TO SING The Recessional Hymn.

 

Thine be the glory, risen, conquering Son,
endless is the victory thou o'er death hast won;

angels in bright raiment rolled the stone away,
kept the folded grave-clothes where thy body lay.
Thine be the glory, risen, conquering Son,
endless is the victory thou o'er death hast won.

Lo, Jesus meets us, risen from the tomb;
lovingly he greets us, scatters fear and gloom;
let the church with gladness hymns of triumph sing,
for her Lord now liveth, death hath lost its sting:
 
No more we doubt thee, glorious prince of life;
life is nought without thee: aid us in our strife;
make us more than conquerors through thy deathless love;
bring us safe through Jordan to thy home above:

Priest: The Mass is ended. Go in peace to love and serve the Lord.

ALL:   In the name of Christ. Amen.

 

 

With many thanks to the members of the Salvation Army Band

For joining us at this special Millennium Service

 

 

 

The Benefice of

Castor with Sutton and Upton with Marholm

 

 

 

MILLENNIUM PICNIC MASS

FOR

PENTECOST 2000.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Castor Church of England School Field

Whit Sunday

11am 11th June 2000.

 

 

The parishes of

St Kyneburgha of Castor

St Michael and All Angels Sutton

St John the Baptist Upton

The Blessed Virgin Mary at Marholm