LEADER: In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
LEADER: The Lord be with you.
ALL: And also with you.
LEADER: We remain standing to sing our first hymn:
Jesus, good above all other,
gentle child of gentle mother,
in a stable born our brother,
give us grace to persevere.
Jesus, cradled in a manger,
for us facing every danger,
living as a homeless stranger,
make we thee our King most dear.
Jesus, for thy people dying,
risen master, death defying,
Lord in heaven, thy grace supplying.
keep us to thy presence near.
Lord, in all our doings guide us;
pride and hate shall ne'er divide us;
we'll go on with thee beside us,
and with joy we'll persevere.
LEADER: We all say the Lord’s Prayer:
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.
LEADER: We stand to sing our final hymn:
Colours of day dawn into the mind,
The sun has come up, the night is behind.
Go down in the city, into the street,
And let’s give the message to the people we meet.
So light up the fire and let the flame burn,
Open the door, let Jesus return.
Take seeds of his spirit, let the fruit grow,
Tell the people of Jesus, let his love show.
Go through the park, on into town;
The sun still shines on, it never goes down.
The light of the world is risen again;
The people of darkness are needing our friend.
Open your eyes, look into the sky,
The darkness has come, the sun came to die.
The evening draws on, the sun disappears,
But Jesus is living, his spirit is near.
Lord now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace:
According to thy word:
For mine eyes hath seen thy salvation:
Which thou hast prepared before the face of all people:
To be a light to lighten the Gentiles:
And to be the glory of thy people Israel.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son:
and to the Holy Ghost.
As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be:
world without end. Amen
LEADER: We all say the Grace.
The church of St. Kyneburgha of Castor.