O Lord, open our lips
and our mouth shall proclaim your praise.
Let your ways be known upon earth
your saving power among the nations.
Hymn CP485 - Love Divine, All Loves Excelling Link to Hymn
This is the day that Christ the Lamb of God gave himself into the hands of those who would slay him. This is the day that Christ gathered with his disciples in the upper room. This is the day that Christ took a towel and washed the disciples’ feet, giving us an example that we should do to others as he has done to us. This is the day that Christ our God gave us this holy feast, that we who eat this bread and drink this cup may here proclaim his Holy Sacrifice and be partakers of his resurrection, and at the last day may reign with him in heaven.
The night has passed, and the day lies open before us;
Let us pray with one heart and one mind.
O God, your Son Jesus Christ has left to us the blessed meal of bread and wine in which we share his body and his blood. May we who look forward to celebrating this sign of his great love show in our lives the fruits of his redemption; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen
Come, creator, source of life; sustain us when our hearts are heavy and our wells feel as though they are running dry, for you are the Father’s gift, with Him who is our living water. Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
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Reflection see attachment below
Hymn CP 500 - Sister Let Me Be Your Servant Link to Hymn
Creator God, May every breath we take Be for your glory, May every footstep show You as our way, That, trusting in your Presence in this world, we may, beyond this life, Still be with you Where you are alive and reign For ever and ever. Amen
Almighty and everlasting God, Who in your tender love toward the human race sent your Son our saviour Jesus Christ to take upon him our flesh Almighty God, as we stand at the foot of the cross of your Son, help us to see and know your love for us, so that in humility, love and joy we may place at his feet all that we have and all that we are; through Jesus Christ our Saviour. Amen
The Lord’s Prayer
Standing at the foot of the cross, as our Saviour taught us so we pray
Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, Your will be done, on earth as in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. 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 forever. Amen
Closing Hymn CP 435 - Take my life and let it Be Link to Hymn
Let us bless the Lord. Thanks be to God.