for the Fifth Sunday of Lent
Prelude. The ministers enter
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
The president greets the people
The Lord be with you
All and also with you.
Words of welcome or introduction may be said.
Prayer of Preparation
The sacrifice of God is a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart God will not despise. Let us come to God, who is full of compassion, ready to listen and forgive.
Prayers of Penitence
You faced the crowd who shouted for blood; we dared not object
Lord, have mercy.
You stood before the ruler who washed his hands; we accepted his decision.
Christ, have mercy.
You were mocked by the faithful who feared for their power; we denied we ever knew you.
Lord, have mercy.
The Minister declares God’s forgiveness
May the God of mercy and truth forgive you and set you free. May you take God’s forgiveness to heart and be at peace.
you know our struggle to serve you: when sin spoils our lives
and overshadows our hearts, come to our aid and turn us back to you again;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
The Liturgy of the Word
The first reading is from Romans 8:6-11
This is the word of the Lord.
All Thanks be to God.
1 Out of the depths have I cried to you, O Lord;
Lord, hear my voice; ♦
let your ears consider well the voice of my supplication.
2 If you, Lord, were to mark what is done amiss, ♦
O Lord, who could stand?
3 But there is forgiveness with you, ♦
so that you shall be feared.
4 I wait for the Lord; my soul waits for him; ♦
in his word is my hope.
5 My soul waits for the Lord,
more than the night watch for the morning, ♦
more than the night watch for the morning.
6 O Israel, wait for the Lord, ♦
for with the Lord there is mercy;
7 With him is plenteous redemption ♦
and he shall redeem Israel from all their sins.
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.
Hear the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to John 11: 1-45
All Glory to you, O Lord.
This is the Gospel of the Lord.
All Praise to you, O Christ.
Hymn of the Day 147 ( v 1-3,5,7)
Affirmation Of Faith
Let us declare our faith in God.
All We believe in God, maker and sustainer of all life.
We believe in God beside us, Jesus Christ, the word made flesh,
born of a woman, servant of the poor, tortured and nailed to a tree.
A man of sorrows, he died forsaken.
He descended into the earth to the place of death.
On the third day he rose from the tomb.
He ascended into heaven, to be everywhere present, and his kingdom will come on earth.
We believe in God within us, the Holy Spirit of Pentecostal fire,
life-giving breath of the Church, Spirit of healing and forgiveness,
source of resurrection and of eternal life.
Prayers of Intercession
Offertory Hymn 469
During the Hymn the Collection is taken and the Gifts brought to the High Altar
The Liturgy of the Sacrament
Servant Christ, help us to follow your path of peace, to heal and restore the broken body of humanity. To cast out greed, resentment, violence and fear.
The peace of the Lord be always with you
All And also with you.
Preparation of the Table
Gracious God, we give back to you what we have been given; fruits of the earth,
and the hearts of your people in hope and expectation of a world made new.
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.
Now is the time to give you thanks when rage and spite deface your image.
You are the one whose gift of life never ceases; you journeyed with your people to break the bonds of slavery. When empires ruled you gave your Beloved to systems which silenced what they could not control. In his self-offering love the would of torment became a healing spring, the place of execution a gateway into life.
Therefore we stand with all the victims, the faithless and treacherous, and the ones who only followed orders knowing we depend on grace to sing of life renewed:
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.
Blessed are you, O God,and blessed are your messengers who have proclaimed liberty to the captives and good news to all who are poor.
Blessed is your son Jesus, who came to make known your mysteries, to seek out and save what is lost in this life, and to heal and bring wholeness by the forgiveness open to all, who, in the same night that he was betrayed, took bread and gave you thanks; he broke it and gave it to his disciples, saying: take, eat; this is my body which is given for you; do this in remembrance of me.
In the same way, after supper he took the cup and gave you thanks; he gave it to them, saying: 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. 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.
Send the Holy Spirit on your people and gather into one in your kingdom all who share this one bread and one cup. Remembering the eternal self-giving of Christ, we proclaim the mystery of God’s presence among us in this bread and wine. Made one with you eternal God, we offer these gifts of your creation, and with them, ourselves, as we are, so that you can make us who we can be. And now, all honour and glory be yours, eternal God, through all ages and in all time, for ever and ever. All Amen.
The Lord’s Prayer
Rejoicing in the presence of God here among us,
let us pray with confidence as our Saviour has taught us
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 and receive the food of eternal life, the drink that never runs out.
The president and people receive communion.
Prayer after Communion
Lord, we thank you that in your passion you offer forgiveness and invite us to be with you where hunger is no more and death has no dominion may the broken bread of life fracture our stony hearts for the sake of another world.
May the cross be the sign in which we begin again to undo the cords of violence,the misery of exclusion, and proclaim the love without conditions; and the blessing of God almighty, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, be among you and remain with you always. All Amen.
A minister says
Go in the peace of Christ. All Thanks be to God.
The ministers and people depart.
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Concert: Wednesday 29 March 13:00 Prof.Larisa Bulava-organ. Concert is dedicated to J.S.Bach birthday.
Lent course: Wednesday 29 March 19:00 (online), for details, please see our FB
Saturday 1 April March 10:00 – Soup Kitchen, for volunteering contact Pavels
Sunday 2 April 11:00 – Palm Sunday service
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Chaplain Elīza Zikmane | Organist Larisa Carjkova, Marina Trosmane -soprano
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