A Festive Morning Prayer with Mass

St Andrew’s Day

 

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Come follow me, and I shall make you fishers of men.
Come follow me, and I shall make you fishers of men.

Glory to the Father, glory to the Son,
glory to the Holy Spirit now and forever. Amen.
Come follow me, and I shall make you fishers of men.

As we light our peace candle we say:

We pray for peace in the Holy Land, for Syria, the Yemen,
and all the troubled countries
where peoples lives are spoiled or taken from them
by violence and war.
We pray for refugees,
and for all those who need to learn to show mercy.

 

Ps 18:
Their voice has gone out, they fill the earth; the word of the Lord is heard.

The glory of the Lord is proclaimed; the heavens show the work of his hands.
Day unto day takes up the message, and night makes it known to night.

Their voice has gone out, they fill the earth;  the word of the Lord is heard.

 

No speech, no word, no voice is heard, yet their voice goes out throughout the earth,
their words to the limits of the world, and their voice fills the earth.

Their voice has gone out, they fill the earth;  the word of the Lord is heard.

Let us pray

God, our loving Father,
St Andrew introduced Peter, the Greek visitors,
and the little boy with loaves & fishes, to your Son, Jesus Christ.
May we be like him in sharing friendship  and hospitality,
and in faithfulness to Jesus  and his Kingdom of justice, love & peace.
May our country be a community in which everyone matters,
everyone has an honoured place,
and the dignity of each  is assured by our faith in you as Father of all.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.  Amen

 

We stand for the Gloria

Glory to God in the highest and on earth peace to people of good will.

We praise you,  we bless you, we adore you,

we glorify you, we give you thanks for your great glory,

Lord God, heavenly King, O God, almighty Father.

 

Lord Jesus Christ, Only Begotten Son,

Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father,

you take away the sins of the world, have mercy on us;

you take away the sins of the world, receive our prayer;

you are seated at the right hand of the Father, have mercy on us.

 

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.

 

The Collect

The 1streading: Wisdom 3: 1-9

 

Psalm 30  Into your hands, O Lord, I commend my spirit.

 In you, O Lord, I take refuge, let me never be put to shame.
In your justice set me free, it is you who will redeem me, Lord.
Into your hands, O Lord, I commend my spirit.

Let your face shine on your servant, and save me in your love.
Be strong, let your heart take courage, all you who hope in the Lord.
Into your hands, O Lord, I commend my spirit.

Reading: Romans 10: 9-18

The Gospel Acclamation :  Alleluia, alleluia.  Alleluia, alleluia
We praise you, O God, we acknowledge you are the Lord.
The noble army of martyrs praise you, O Lord. Alleluia, alleluia…..

The Gospel: Matthew 4: 18-22

The Apostles’ Creed

I believe in God, the Father almighty,
Creator of heaven and earth,
and in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord,

At the words that follow, up to and including the Virgin Mary, all bow.

who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried;
he descended into hell; on the third day he rose again from the dead;
he ascended into heaven,
and is seated at the right hand of God the Father almighty;
from there he will come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church,
the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting.
Amen.

During the Preparation of the Gifts:

 

All glory to God the Father of all, to the Son and the Spirit give praise.
I ask you, my God, to bless and protect the fam’ly and friends that I love.
Enfold us in love, surround us with peace, be our strength and our light and our life.
All glory to God the Father of all, to the Son and the Spirit give praise 

 

Sanctus Memorial Agnus Dei

 

communion verse

As we eat this bread and drink this cup, though many, we are one:
one bread, one cup, one faith, one church, one Lord for ever more.

 

After Communion we sing a verse of the Benedictus:

Blest be the Lord the God of Israel,
who came to us; and brought us back from sin.
God raised for us a Saviour who is mighty;
his Saviour-Son from David’s house and line.
God promised this through holy men and women
who spoke for him down through the mists of time.

After Mass:

May the Lord bless us, and keep us from all harm,
And may he lead us to eternal life.

 

Words of Psalm 18 © The Grail, England; music © Mary Dickie..  Music of  ‘Come Follow Me’ and the Alleluia © Gerry Fitzpatrick. Words of Benedictus © Stephen Eric Smyth; As we eat this © Noel S Donnelly.  Psalm 30 Words  taken from The Psalms : A New Translation published by William Collins & Co Ltd  ãThe Grail.  Music © Kevin Mayhew. Graphics © Netta Ewing Material reproduced under Calamus lic: 0262 & CCL lic no: 74396