Beloved in Christ, though we are apart, we are together in God as we worship, and give praise and thanksgiving. We confess our sins and receive God’s forgiveness, we read his holy word, and bring before him our needs and the needs of the world, praying that in the power of his Spirit we may serve him and know the greatness of his love.
Let us confess our sins to the God who longs to forgive.
You raise the dead to life in the Spirit:
Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.
You bring pardon and peace to the broken in heart:
Christ, have mercy. Christ, have mercy.
You make one by your Spirit the torn and divided:
Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.
May the Father forgive us and strengthen us to live in the power of the Spirit all our days. Amen.
O Lord, open our lips
and our mouth will proclaim your praise.
God, make speed to save us.
O Lord, make haste to help us.
Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit;
as it was in the beginning, is now, and shall be for ever. Amen.
Praise the Lord.
The Lords name be praised.
CANTICLE VENITE Psalm 95
1 O come let us sing | out · to the | Lord;
let us shout in triumph to the | rock of | our sal|vation.
2 Let us come before his | face with | thanksgiving
and cry | out · to him | joyfully · in | psalms.
3 For the Lord is a | great | God
and a great | king a·bove | all | gods.
4 In his hand are the | depths · of the | earth
and the peaks of the | mountains ·are | his | also.
5† The sea is his and | he | made it,
his hands | moulded | dry | land.
6 Come let us worship and | bow | down
and kneel be|fore the | Lord our | maker.
7 For he is the | Lord our | God;
we are his | people · and the | sheep of · his | pasture.
Isaiah 62: 1-5
62For Zion’s sake I will not keep silent, and for Jerusalem’s sake I will not rest,
until her vindication shines out like the dawn, and her salvation like a burning torch.
2 The nations shall see your vindication, and all the kings your glory;
and you shall be called by a new name that the mouth of the Lord will give.
3 You shall be a crown of beauty in the hand of the Lord,
and a royal diadem in the hand of your God.
4 You shall no more be termed Forsaken,* and your land shall no more be termed Desolate;* but you shall be called My Delight Is in Her,*
and your land Married;*
for the Lord delights in you, and your land shall be married.
5 For as a young man marries a young woman, so shall your builder* marry you,
and as the bridegroom rejoices over the bride, so shall your God rejoice over you.
Your love, O Lord, reaches to the heavens ♦︎
and your faithfulness to the clouds.
6 Your righteousness stands like the strong mountains, your justice like the great deep; ♦︎ you, Lord, shall save both man and beast.
7 How precious is your loving mercy, O God! ♦︎
All mortal flesh shall take refuge under the shadow of your wings.
8 They shall be satisfied with the abundance of your house; ♦︎
they shall drink from the river of your delights.
9 For with you is the well of life ♦︎ and in your light shall we see light.
10 O continue your loving-kindness to those who know you ♦︎
and your righteousness to those who are true of heart.
2On the third day there was a wedding in Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. 2Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding. 3When the wine gave out, the mother of Jesus said to him, ‘They have no wine.’ 4And Jesus said to her, ‘Woman, what concern is that to you and to me? My hour has not yet come.’ 5His mother said to the servants, ‘Do whatever he tells you.’ 6Now standing there were six stone water-jars for the Jewish rites of purification, each holding twenty or thirty gallons. 7Jesus said to them, ‘Fill the jars with water.’ And they filled them up to the brim. 8He said to them, ‘Now draw some out, and take it to the chief steward.’ So they took it. 9When the steward tasted the water that had become wine, and did not know where it came from (though the servants who had drawn the water knew), the steward called the bridegroom 10and said to him, ‘Everyone serves the good wine first, and then the inferior wine after the guests have become drunk. But you have kept the good wine until now.’ 11Jesus did this, the first of his signs, in Cana of Galilee, and revealed his glory; and his disciples believed in him.
1 O be joyful in the Lord | all ye | lands; „
serve the Lord with gladness and come before his | presence | with a | song.
2 Be ye sure that the Lord | he is | God; „
it is he that hath made us and not we ourselves we are his people | and the | sheep of · his | pasture.
3 O go your way into his gates with thanksgiving and into his | courts with | praise; „
be thankful unto him and speak | good of | his | name.
4 For the Lord is gracious, his mercy is | ever|lasting, „
and his truth endureth from gene|ration · to | gene|ration. Glory …..
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.
The Lord be with you
and also with you.
Lord, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.
Show us your mercy, O Lord,
and grant us your salvation.
O Lord, guide and defend our rulers
and grant our government wisdom.
Let your ministers be clothed with righteousness
and let your servants shout for joy.
O Lord, save your people
and bless those whom you have chosen.
Give peace in our time, O Lord,
and let your glory be over all the earth.
O God, make clean our hearts within us
and renew us by your Holy Spirit.
Almighty God, in Christ you make all things new:
Transform the poverty of our nature by the riches of your grace,
and in the renewal of our lives make known your heavenly glory;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Heavenly Father, in whom we live and move and have our being: We humbly pray that your Holy Spirit may so guide and govern us that in all the cares and occupations of our daily life, we may never forget your presence but may remember that we are always walking in your sight, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
We pray for those on our hearts this morning. May the light of your presence transform their lives and hardships. May you be light in the darkness of pain, anxiety, depression and loneliness.
May you be the light of a new day, and a new beginning for all who feel trapped in poverty, addiction and abusive relationships.
May you be the light of the bright morning star rising in our hearts, shining on our footsteps, shining within us and shining through us
Pray for those on your hearts, and for yourself.
Keep a Time of Silence; an Intentional Waiting on God…
May the God of hope fill us with all joy and all peace in faith, so that we may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen.
The Lord be with you and also with you.
Let us bless the Lord. Thanks be to God.
Common Worship: Daily Prayer, material from which is included here,
is copyright © The Archbishops’ Council 2005 and published by Church House Publishing./ Christian Unity Liturgy CTBI / BCP 2004 RCB / CCL 840795