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Holy Communion Wednesday January 18 2023 - The Confession of St. Peter: “What Peter Learned: A Reflection of Christian Leadership”
Rev.  Alastair Hunting
Rev. Alastair Hunting
Wednesday, January 18, 2023
Order of Service with Hymns

Note: Page #s refer to the BAS

A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another as I have loved you.   ~John 13.34

Processional Hymn  # 271 You are the Christ, O Lord

Welcome & Acknowledgment of Land 

Call to Worship: 
The Spirit of God moves among us, binding us in covenant with faithful people of every time and place.
The Spirit stirs within us, 
moving us to proclaim the gospel to all people.
The Spirit moves through us, making us channels of God’s love.
As we gather to worship, we open ourselves to the spirit of the living God made known to us in Jesus Christ.  Amen
(Seasons of the Spirit)

 (We prepare our hearts for worship in silence)

The Community Gathers p. 185

Glory to God p. 186

Kyrie Eleison p. 186

Collect:  Almighty God, you inspired Simon Peter, first among the apostles, to confess Jesus as Messiah and Son of the living God. Keep your Church steadfast upon the rock of this faith, so that in unity and peace we may proclaim the one truth and follow the one Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen

The Proclamation of the Word;

1st Lesson:    1 PETER 5:1-4

PSALM 23     R:  The LORD restores my soul

The Gospel:   MATTHEW 16:13-19

Homily: “What Peter Learned: A Reflection of Christian Leadership”

Affirmation of Faith: The Nicene Creed     p. 189 (please stand as able)

Prayers of the People    p.190

Confession and Absolution    p.191 

The Peace    p. 192

Offertory Hymn  # 492 Sing Hallelujah to our God

Prayer over the Gifts Living God, accept the offering of your holy Church. As Peter confessed Jesus, the Messiah and your Son, give us courage to follow him, the Lord who reigns with you for ever. Amen 

The Celebration of the Eucharist 

The Great Thanksgiving 

The Lord’s Prayer        p. 211

The Breaking of the Bread      #2  p. 212

The Communion (all are welcome to receive communion) p. 213

Prayer after Communion Keep us, Father, in this fellowship of faith, the Church of your Son Jesus Christ, and help us to confess him as Messiah and Lord in all we say and do. We ask this in his name. Amen

Doxology (Old 100th): Praise God from whom all blessings flow! Praise him all creatures here below! Praise him above ye heavenly hosts! Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost! Amen 

The Blessing 

Closing Hymn: #420 Praise the Lord, Ye Heavens Adore Him

The Dismissal    p. 215