Time: Aug 11, 2021 07:30 PM Dublin
Meeting ID: 715 047 9191
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An Evening Service of the Word – 11th August 2021
The light and peace of Jesus Christ be with you And also with you
O Lord, we call to you; Come to us quickly Hear us when we cry to you
Let our prayers rise before you like incense Let our lifted hands be like an evening sacrifice
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
Christ the light of the world has come to dispel the darkness of our hearts.
In his light let us examine ourselves and confess our sins.
All – Lord God, we have sinned against you;
we have done evil in your sight. We are sorry and repent.
Have mercy on us according to your love.
Wash away our wrongdoing and cleanse us from our sin.
Renew a right spirit within us and restore us to the joy of your salvation, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
Absolution – May the God of love bring us back to himself,
forgive us our sins and assure us of his eternal life
in Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
Blessed are you, Lord our God, King of the Universe
To you be glory and praise for ever.
From the rising of the sun to its setting
your name is proclaimed in all the world
To you be glory and praise for ever
When the time has fully come
you sent the Sun of Righteousness
In him the fullness of your glory dwells.
To you be glory and praise for ever.
1 May the Lord answer you when you are in distress;
may the name of the God of Jacob protect you.
2 May he send you help from the sanctuary and grant you support from Zion.
3 May he remember all your sacrifices and accept your burnt offerings
4 May he give you the desire of your heart and make all your plans succeed.
5 May we shout for joy over your victory and lift up our banners in the name of our God. May the Lord grant all your requests.
6 Now this I know: The Lord gives victory to his anointed. He answers him from his heavenly sanctuary with the victorious power of his right hand.
7 Some trust in chariots and some in horses,
but we trust in the name of the Lord our God.
8 They are brought to their knees and fall but we rise up and stand firm.
9 Lord, give victory to the king! Answer us when we call!
The Gospel Reading – John 6 v 35 – 41
35 Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.
36 But as I told you, you have seen me and still you do not believe.
37 All those the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never drive away.
38 For I have come down from heaven not to do my will but to do the will of him who sent me. 39 And this is the will of him who sent me, that I shall lose none of all those he has given me, but raise them up at the last day.
40 For my Father’s will is that everyone who looks to the Son and believes in him shall have eternal life, and I will raise them up at the last day.”
Musical reflection – Here is bread, here is wine.
Here is bread, here is wine, Christ is with us, He is with us,
break the bread, taste the wine, Christ is with us here.
Here is grace, here is peace, Christ is with us, He is with us,
Know his grace, find his peace, feast on Jesus here,
In this bread there is healing, in this cup there’s life for ever,
In this moment by the Spirit, Christ is with us here.
Here we are, joined in one, Christ is with us, he is with us,
We’ll proclaim till he comes, Jesus crucified.
In this bread there is healing, in this cup there’s life forever,
in this moment by the Spirit, Christ is with us here.
We pray to the Lord: in faith we pray. We pray to you our God
That the rest of this day may be holy, peaceful and full of your presence; in faith we pray. We pray to you our God
That the work we have done and the people we have met today may bring us closer to you; in faith we pray. We pray to you our God
That we may hear and respond to your call to peace and justice:
in faith we pray, We pray to you our God
That you will sustain the faith and the hope of those who are lonely, oppressed and anxious, in faith we pray We pray to you our God
That you will strengthen us in your service and fill our hearts with longing for your kingdom; in faith we pray. We pray to you our God
(Silent prayers for those known to us in near of God’s healing balm at the moment)
Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our sins, as we forgive those who sin against us. Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil, for the kingdom, the power and the glory are yours, now and for ever. Amen.
God of mercy, you know us and love us and hear our prayer: keep us in the eternal fellowship of Jesus Christ our Saviour. Amen
Concluding Prayer and Blessing.
In darkness and in light, in trouble and in joy, help us, heavenly Father, to trust your love, to serve your purpose, and to praise your name and the blessing of God Almighty, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit be with you and remain with you always. Amen