Order of service


for the Second  Sunday of Lent


Prelude. The ministers enter

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

All   Amen.

The Gathering

The Greeting

The president greets the people

The Lord be with you

All   and also with you.

Words of welcome or introduction may be said.


Hymn 372 

Prayer of Preparation

Let us confess our sins, so that we may know God fully, as we are fully known.

Prayers of Penitence

We confess to you our selfishness and lack of love:

fill us with your Spirit.

 All Lord, have mercy.

We confess to you our fear and failure in sharing our faith:

fill us with your Spirit.

All Christ, have mercy.

We confess to you our stubbornness and lack of trust:

fill us with your Spirit.

 All. Lord, have mercy.


The Minister declares God’s forgiveness

Almighty God, who forgives all who truly repent, have mercy upon you, pardon and deliver you from all your sins, confirm and strengthen you in all goodness, and keep you in life eternal; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

All Amen

The Collect


Almighty God,

by the prayer and discipline of Lent may we enter into the mystery of Christ’s sufferings, and by following in his Way come to share in his glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

All   Amen.

The Liturgy of the Word


The first reading is from the Book of Genesis 17:1-7, 15-17

This is the word of the Lord.

All   Thanks be to God.


Psalm 22

23  Praise the Lord, you that fear him; 

O seed of Jacob, glorify him; 

stand in awe of him, O seed of Israel.

24  For he has not despised nor abhorred the suffering of the poor;

    neither has he hidden his face from them; 

but when they cried to him he heard them.

25  From you comes my praise in the great congregation; 

I will perform my vows in the presence of those that fear you.

26  The poor shall eat and be satisfied; 

those who seek the Lord shall praise him; 

their hearts shall live for ever.

27  All the ends of the earth  shall remember and turn to the Lord, 

and all the families of the nations shall bow before him.

28  For the kingdom is the Lord’s 

and he rules over the nations.

29  How can those who sleep in the earth bow down in worship,  

or those who go down to the dust kneel before him?

30  He has saved my life for himself; my descendants shall serve him; 

this shall be told of the Lord for generations to come.

31  They shall come and make known his salvation, to a people yet unborn,  

declaring that he, the Lord, has done it.

Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning it is now and ever shall be. Amen.


The Second Reading is from the Letter to Romans 4:13-end 

This is the word of the Lord.

All   Thanks be to God.


Gospel Reading


Hear the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Mark 8:31-38

All   Glory to you, O Lord.


This is the Gospel of the Lord.

All   Praise to you, O Christ.



Hymn 121

Affirmation Of Faith

Let us affirm our faith in Jesus Christ the Son of God.

All   Though he was divine,

he did not cling to equality with God, but made himself nothing.

Taking the form of a slave, he was born in human likeness.

He humbled himself and was obedient to death,

even the death of the cross.

Therefore God has raised him on high,

and given him the name above every name:

that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow,

and every voice proclaim that Jesus Christ is Lord,

to the glory of God the Father. Amen.


Prayers of Intercession


The Peace

Since we are justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, who has given us access to his grace.

The peace of the Lord be always with you

All And also with you.


Offertory Hymn 469


During the Hymn the Collection is taken and the Gifts brought to the High Altar 


The Liturgy of the Sacrament 


Preparation of the Table

God of mercy and compassion,

your Word calls us home to faith and love, accept all we offer you this day; in the name of Jesus Christ the Lord.

 All  Amen.


The Eucharistic Prayer

The Lord be with you

All  and also with you.

Lift up your hearts.

All  We lift them to the Lord.

Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

All  It is right to give thanks and praise.

Glory to you, God of Abraham and Sarah, for you uphold every hope of redemption and upon you rests eternity. In every age you have called your people to receive your blessing by faith, trusting the promise that rests on your grace. 

In Christ you came to bear the weight of our sin and take up the hope of our salvation; and through your power the cross he bears has become for us the resurrection and life. And so with your people on earth and all the company of heaven, we join the unending hymn.

All  Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might,

heaven and earth are full of your glory. Hosanna in the highest.

Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. 

Hosanna in the highest.

Renewing God, through Christ you redeem our failures by welcoming us to the feast of the forgiven. Send your Holy Spirit to meet us in the grace of this meal; and send your Holy Spirit upon this bread and wine that they may be for us the body and blood of Christ. Who, at supper with his disciples, took bread, gave you thanks and broke it and gave it to them saying, ‘Take east, this is my body which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.’ After supper he took the cup, again he gave thanks, and gave it to his disciples saying, ‘This is the blood of the new covenant poured out for you and for many for the forgiveness of sins. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.’

Great is the mystery of faith.

All   Christ has died. Christ is risen. Christ will come again.

Saving God, show your church the path of life. Give each one of your children courage and wisdom to take up their cross and follow you. Stretch every heart with compassion for the heavy burdens their neighbours carry, and transform all who are weighed down to become carriers of another’s burdens.

Come alongside any who shoulder heavy cares alone and give them companions in walking each step. Take upon yourself the suffering of all who bear impossible weights  until all that is bowed low in sin or weighed down by struggle is lifted up and carried by your grace and transcended in your glory, ever reigning God, forever one,  Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. All   Amen.

The Lord’s Prayer

As our Saviour taught us, so we pray, each in our own preferred language.

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.



Breaking of the Bread

The president breaks the consecrated bread.

Every time we eat this bread and drink this cup

All  we proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.


                                        Giving of Communion

Come, share the living bread, and let God turn you from dust and ashes to living stones.


The president and people receive communion.

Prayer after Communion

Almighty God,

you see that we have no power of ourselves to help ourselves:

keep us both outwardly in our bodies, and inwardly in our souls;

that we may be defended from all adversities which may happen to the body, and from all evil thoughts which may assault and hurt the soul;

through Jesus Christ our Lord.

All   Amen.

The Dismissal 

Christ give you grace to grow in holiness, to deny yourselves, take up your cross,  and follow him; and the blessing of God almighty, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, be among you and remain with you always. All   Amen.




Hymn 510




A minister says

Go in the peace of Christ. All   Thanks be to God.

The ministers and people depart.


Jesus called us all to be his disciples and contribute to sharing the gospel. There are many ways we contribute in sharing but every way will greatly help others in God’s family. A financial contribution to church and its activities is one way to share of yourself and strengthen the gospel.


President: | Preacher:  Revd Eliza Zikmane | Assistant Kārlis Streips
Organist: Larisa Carjkova


Thanks in advance for your financial support!
It helps us to continue our ministry.

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Next week:

Concert: Wednesday 28 February 13:00 


Saturday  2 March  10:00 – Soup Kitchen, for volunteering contact Pavels

Sunday 3 March 11:00 – Worship service


St Saviour’s Anglican Church, Rīga| Anglikāņu iela 2 | Rīga | LV-1050


Chaplain Elīza Zikmane | Organist Larisa Carjkova 

Churchwardens Joseph Horgan & Jānis Krievkalns

Verger & Administrator Jēkabs Apfelbergs 



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