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Summ er 2015

THE ORDER

OF

SERVICE

Please turn off all cellphones and other electronic devices.


When the Presider stands, all stand.

THE ACCLAMATION
Presider:
People:

Hear O People of God: the LORD our God, the LORD is one.
Blessed be God's glorious name.

Presider:
People:

O thou sudden God,


quickener of new life
giver of new love
irreverent, subversive,
deep source of yearning
startling comforter
bearer of darkness
unmaker of old paths
bringer of strange joy
abundant, disturbing,
healing unlooked for
tender and piercing:
late have I loved thee
O beauty so ancient and so new.

GATHERING PRAYER
Please see the insert for the Gathering Prayer, Reading, Psalm, and Gospel.

READING
PSALM
GOSPEL

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REFLECTION
After the Reflection, there is silence.

THE PRAYERS
During this extended time of prayer you are invited to leave your seat and journey to the various
prayer stations that are set around the Cathedral. Light a candle as a way of offering prayer for
specific cares and concerns for personal prayers, for the needs of the Church, or the world, for
those who are suffering from illness, addiction, or any kind of need, or for those who have died.
To conclude the prayers, the Presider says
Let us pray.
Presider:
People:

O God of many names,


Lover of all nations,
We pray for peace
in our hearts,
in our homes,
in our nations,
in our world,
the peace of your will,
the peace of our need,
through Christ our Savior. Amen.

THE CONFESSION
Presider:
Silence.
People:

Presider:

AND

FORGIVENESS

Let us admit our shortcomings to our Creator.


O God, you have searched us out and known us,
and all that we are is open to you.
We confess that we have sinned:
we have used our power to dominate
and our weakness to manipulate;
we have evaded our responsibility
and failed to confront evil;
we have denied dignity
to ourselves and to each other.
We turn to you now, O Jehovah,
we renounce all evil;
we claim your love;
we choose to be made whole.
As God, the source of all mercy, has reconciled the whole world to herself may you
truly receive his pardon and peace, and be forgiven through God's Eternal Majesty,
Incarnate Word, and Abiding Spirit. Amen.

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THE PEACE
Presider:
People:

Christs peace be with you.


And also with you.

Presider:

Let us share this Peace with one another.

OFFERTORY MUSIC
THE GREAT THANKSGIVING
All stand.
Presider:
People:
Presider:
People:
Presider:
People:
Presider:

Blessed are you, O Elohim,


that you are always and only God:
Blessed are you, O Elohim.
Blessed are you, O Adonai,
that you have revealed yourself in Jesus Christ:
Blessed are you, O Adonai.
Blessed are you, O Jehovah Jireh,
for you lead us to know you through your Spirit:
Blessed are you, O Jehovah Jireh.
Holy God, vulnerable and strong,
we praise and bless you,
and with all who adore you in earth and heaven,
we sing your praises:

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God of all creation, in whose design joy and woe are woven together, we thank you
for calling us to work with you in weaving the fabric of your kingdom. We thank you
that in your Son Jesus Christ, you have given us a pattern for ministry, and that yoked
with him in joys and sorrows we have strength for the tasks you set before us.
Be with us now as we remember Jesus, who, the night he was betrayed, took bread,
said the blessing, broke the bread, and gave it to his friends, saying, Take, eat: This
is my Body, which is given for you. Do this for the remembrance of me.
After supper, Jesus took the cup of wine, gave thanks, and said, Drink this, all of you:
This is my Blood of the new Covenant, which is shed for you and for many for the
forgiveness of sins. Whenever you drink it, do this for the remembrance of me.
Come freshly to us now, El Olam, and keep us joyful in hope. Pour out your Holy Spirit
upon this bread and wine as we bring these gifts before you and remember Christs
sacrifice made once for all on the cross. That we may be blessed and nourished by
his Body and Blood and live and grow in him. Pick up the threads of our experience;
craft your pattern in us and through us, and in your time reveal its significance; for
you are the God who weaves the opportunities of our daily lives, our joys and
sorrows, into the glory of your eternal kingdom.

People:

We ask this in the name of Jesus the Christ who, with the Holy Spirit,
reveals your glory and goodness now and to the ages of ages.
Amen.

Silence.

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Presider:
All say:

And now we pray as Jesus taught us.


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.

THE BREAKING

OF THE

BREAD

The Presider breaks the bread and then says:


Presider:

Behold who you are; become what you receive.

The Presider and People receive communion.


All are welcome to come forward. You may receive the Bread and Wine, or just the Bread if that is
your custom. Gluten-free bread is available by alerting the priest. If you wish to receive a blessing
instead of Holy Communion, please signify by crossing your hands over your chest.

PRAYER AFTER COMMUNION


All stand.
Presider:
All say:

Let us pray.
God of many names but one true being,
we give you thanks and praise,
that when we were still far off
you met us in your Son and brought us home.
Dying and living, he declared your love,
gave us grace, and opened the gate of glory.
May we who share Christ's body live his risen life;
we who drink his cup bring life to others;
we whom the Spirit lights give light to the world.
Keep us firm in the hope you have set before us,
so we and all your children shall be free,
and the whole earth live to praise your name;
through Christ our Saviour.
Amen.

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THE BLESSING

AND

DISMISSAL

Presider:
People:

God be with you.


And also with you.

Presider:

People:

Now may every living thing, young or old, weak or strong, near or far, known or
unknown, living or departed or yet unborn, may every living thing be full of bliss; and
the blessing of God, Eternal Majesty, Incarnate Word, and Abiding Spirit be upon you
now and forever.
Amen.

Presider:
People:

Hear O People of God: the LORD our God, the LORD is one.
Blessed be God's glorious name!

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
"O thou sudden God" and the Confession are by Janet Morley and can be found in All Desires Known,
Third Edition (Morehouse Publishing; 2006).
The Eucharistic Prayer for daily life was inspired by Ann Lewin, Seasons of Grace (Canterbury Press: 2011).
The Prayer after Communion is from The Church of England's Common Worship, accessible at
https://www.churchofengland.org/prayer-worship/worship/texts.aspx
The final blessing is based upon a text attributed to The Buddha.
This liturgy was created by The Rev. Canon Jadon Hartsuff, Saint John's Cathedral, Denver, CO, May 2015
All edits, alterations, additions, and error are attributed to him.

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