Choral Eucharist 11 February 2024

Choral Eucharist 11 February 2024

The setting this morning is Parish Mass by Dudman,
and the motet: Christe Qui lux et dies by Byrd
Please stand as the bells ring and the Ministers enter.
Be thou my God and defender, and a place of refuge that thou mayest
save me: for thou art my upholder, my refuge, and my saviour; and
for thy holy Name’s sake be thou my leader, and my sustainer. In
thee, O Lord, have I put my trust; let me never be put to confusion;
but rid me and deliver me in they righteousness.
Hymn 106, Now thank we all our God
† In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
The Lord be with you.
And also with you.
Let us pray.
Almighty God,
to whom all hearts are open,
all desires known,
and from whom no secrets are hidden:
cleanse the thoughts of our hearts
that we may perfectly love you,
and worthily magnify your holy name,
through Christ our Lord. Amen.


Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one; you shall love the
Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all
your mind, and with all your strength.’ Jesus said: ‘This is the great
and first commandment. And a second is like it: you shall love your
neighbour as yourself.
Silence is kept
Let us confess our sins in penitence and faith, confident in God’s
Merciful God, our maker and our judge,
we have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed,
and in what we have failed to do:
we have not loved you with our whole heart;
we have not loved our neighbours as ourselves;
we repent, and are sorry for all our sins.
Father, forgive us. Strengthen us to love and obey you in
newness of life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
† Almighty God who has promised forgiveness to all who turn to
him in faith; pardon you and set you free from all your sins,
strengthen you in all goodness, and keep you in eternal life,
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
The Gloria
Please remain standing as together we sing the Gloria
Glory to God in the highest,
and peace to God’s people on earth.
Lord God, heavenly King,
almighty God and Father,
we worship you, we give you thanks,
we praise you for your glory

Lord Jesus Christ, only Son of the Father,
Lord God, Lamb of God,
you take away the sin of the world:
have mercy on us;
you are seated at the right hand of the Father:
receive our prayer.
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.
Let us pray.
Silence is kept
The Collect
Everliving God, your Son, Jesus Christ, healed the lepers and brought
good news to the despised and outcast: grant us your gifts of
compassion and self-control, that in serving others in their need we
may strive for the imperishable wreath that you bestow on all who
truly love you; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns
with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.


First Reading: 2 Kings 2:1-12
Now when the Lord was about to take Elijah up to heaven by a
whirlwind, Elijah and Elisha were on their way from Gilgal. Elijah
said to Elisha, ‘Stay here; for the Lord has sent me as far as Bethel.’
But Elisha said, ‘As the Lord lives, and as you yourself live, I will not
leave you.’ So they went down to Bethel. The company of prophets
who were in Bethel came out to Elisha, and said to him, ‘Do you
know that today the Lord will take your master away from you?’ And
he said, ‘Yes, I know; keep silent.’
Elijah said to him, ‘Elisha, stay here; for the Lord has sent me to
Jericho.’ But he said, ‘As the Lord lives, and as you yourself live, I will
not leave you.’ So they came to Jericho. The company of prophets
who were at Jericho drew near to Elisha, and said to him, ‘Do you
know that today the Lord will take your master away from you?’ And
he answered, ‘Yes, I know; be silent.’
Then Elijah said to him, ‘Stay here; for the Lord has sent me to the
Jordan.’ But he said, ‘As the Lord lives, and as you yourself live, I will
not leave you.’ So the two of them went on. Fifty men of the company
of prophets also went, and stood at some distance from them, as they
both were standing by the Jordan. Then Elijah took his mantle and
rolled it up, and struck the water; the water was parted to the one
side and to the other, until the two of them crossed on dry ground.
When they had crossed, Elijah said to Elisha, ‘Tell me what I may do
for you, before I am taken from you.’ Elisha said, ‘Please let me
inherit a double share of your spirit.’ He responded, ‘You have asked
a hard thing; yet, if you see me as I am being taken from you, it will
be granted you; if not, it will not.’ As they continued walking and
talking, a chariot of fire and horses of fire separated the two of them,
and Elijah ascended in a whirlwind into heaven. Elisha kept watching
and crying out, ‘Father, father! The chariots of Israel and its
horsemen!’ But when he could no longer see him, he grasped his own
clothes and tore them in two pieces.
For the Word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God!

The Psalm: 50:1-6

The Lord, the most mighty God, has spoken
and called the world from the rising of the sun to its setting.
Out of Zion, perfect in beauty, God shines forth;
our God comes and will not keep silence.


Consuming fire goes out before him
and a mighty tempest stirs about him.
He calls the heaven above,
and the earth, that he may judge his people:


‘Gather to me my faithful,
who have sealed my covenant with sacrifice’.
Let the heavens declare his righteousness,
for God himself is judge.


Hear, O my people, and I will speak:
‘I will testify against you, O Israel; for I am God, your God.
I will not reprove you for your sacrifices,
for your burnt offerings are always before me.

I will take no bull out of your house, nor he-goat out of your folds,
For all the beasts of the forest are mine, the cattle upon a thousand
I know every bird of the mountains
And the insect of the field is mine.


Second Reading: 2 Corinthians 4:3-12
And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing.
In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the
unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory
of Christ, who is the image of God. For we do not proclaim ourselves; we
proclaim Jesus Christ as Lord and ourselves as your slaves for Jesus’
sake. For it is the God who said, ‘Let light shine out of darkness’, who
has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of
God in the face of Jesus Christ.
But we have this treasure in clay jars, so that it may be made clear that
this extraordinary power belongs to God and does not come from us. We
are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to
despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed;
always carrying in the body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus
may also be made visible in our bodies. For while we live, we are always
being given up to death for Jesus’ sake, so that the life of Jesus may be
made visible in our mortal flesh. So death is at work in us, but life in you.
For the Word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God!
Gradual Antiphon
Thou art the God that doeth wonders; and hast declared thy power
among the people. Thou hast mightily delivered thy people: even the
sons of Jacob and Joseph.
Gradual Hymn 234, How good Lord to be here
Gospel Acclamation
Alleluia! Alleluia. O sing unto the Lord a new song: for he hath done
marvellous things.
Please stand for the reading of the Gospel, as a sign of turning to God.
We cross our foreheads, lips, and hearts, praying that the Word of God
will pierce our minds, lips and hearts.

The Lord be with you.
And also with you.
Hear the Good News of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Mark.
† Glory to you Lord Jesus Christ.
The Gospel Mark 9:2-9
Six days later, Jesus took with him Peter and James and John, and led
them up a high mountain apart, by themselves. And he was
transfigured before them, and his clothes became dazzling white,
such as no one on earth could bleach them. And there appeared to
them Elijah with Moses, who were talking with Jesus. Then Peter said
to Jesus, ‘Rabbi, it is good for us to be here; let us make three
dwellings, one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah.’ He did not
know what to say, for they were terrified. Then a cloud
overshadowed them, and from the cloud there came a voice, ‘This is
my Son, the Beloved; listen to him!’ Suddenly when they looked
around, they saw no one with them any more, but only Jesus.
As they were coming down the mountain, he ordered them to tell no
one about what they had seen, until after the Son of Man had risen
from the dead.
For the Gospel of the Lord.
Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.
The Sermon
Let us stand and affirm the faith of the Church.
We believe in one God,
the Father, the Almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,
of all that is, seen and unseen.

We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ,
the only Son of God,
eternally begotten of the Father,
God from God, Light from Light,
true God from true God,
begotten, not made,
of one Being with the Father;
through him all things were made.
For us and for our salvation
he came down from heaven,
was incarnate from the Holy Spirit We here bow our heads
and the Virgin Mary at the miracle of God becoming
and became truly human. human for our salvation.
For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate;
he suffered death and was buried.
On the third day he rose again
in accordance with the Scriptures;
he ascended into heaven
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again in glory to judge
the living and the dead,
and his kingdom will have no end.
We believe in the Holy Spirit,
the Lord, the giver of life,
who proceeds from the Father and the Son,
who with the Father and the Son
is worshipped and glorified,
who has spoken through the prophets.
We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church.
We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.
We look for the resurrection of the dead,
† and the life of the world to come. Amen.


Prayers are offered for the world and for the Church. All sit or kneel.
Please join in the response nominated.
Today we include in our prayers especially, Lisa, Geoff & family, Sue,
Noel, Shanta, Mavis, Rosemary, Jonathan, Bernard, Josie, Christie &
family, Des & Jane, Mike & Margaret, Rod, Heather, Barry, Gordon.
Today we give thanks for those whose anniversary of death occurs
around this time, Ian Peters, Nora Rundle, Reginald Pratt, Gordon
Edward Nelson, Arthur Nickson, Barbara Darling (Bishop) & Justin
During this time of choosing an incumbent, let us pray together:
Bountiful God, give to this parish a faithful pastor who will
faithfully speak your word and minister your sacraments; an
encourager who will equip your people for ministry and enable
us to fulfil our calling. Give to those who will choose, wisdom,
discernment and patience, and to us give warm and generous
hearts, for Jesus Christ’s sake. Amen.)


All stand. We greet one another with a sign of peace. The table is laid. A
collection will be taken to support the work of the church. You can also
use the QR code at the end of this booklet.
We are the Body of Christ.
His Spirit is with us.
The peace of the Lord be always with you.
And also with you.
Offertory Antiphon
Blessed art thou, O Lord; teach me thy statutes: with my lips have I
been telling of all the judgements of thy mouth.

Hymn 503, Robe yourself, my soul (vv 1-3, 6)
Prayer Over the Gifts
Prayer of Preparation


Please feel comfortable to sit as required
The Lord be with you.
And also with you.
Lift up your hearts.
We lift them to the Lord.
Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
It is right to give our thanks and praise.
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.
Christ has died.
Christ is risen.
Christ will come again.
Blessing and honour and glory and power,
are Yours for ever and ever. Amen.

As our Saviour Christ has taught us, we are confident to pray.
Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed by 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. Amen.
We break this bread to share in the body of Christ.
We who are many are one body.
For we all share in the one bread.
Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world,
have mercy on us.
Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world,
have mercy on us.
Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world,
grant us your peace.
Jesus is the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world.
Happy are those who are called to his supper.
O Lord, I am not worthy to receive you,
but only say the word, and I shall be healed.
The sacrament is given with these words
The body of Christ. Amen. and The Blood of Christ. Amen.

During Communion
They did eat and were filled, for the Lord gave them their own desire:
they were not disappointed of their lust.


All stand
The Lord be with you.
And also with you.
Let us pray.
Bountiful God,
at this table you graciously feed us
with the bread of life and the cup of eternal salvation.
May we who have reached out our hands to receive this
sacrament be strengthened in your service;
we who have sung your praises
tell of your glory and truth in our lives;
we who have seen the greatness of your love
see you face to face in your kingdom
and come to worship you will all your saints for ever.
Most loving God,
you send us into the world you love.
Give us grace to go thankfully with joy and courage
in the power of your Spirit. Amen.
Hymn 231, At the name of Jesus
The Blessing
Go in peace to love and serve the Lord.
In the name of Christ. Amen.