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Maundy Thursday

29th March 2018

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Maundy Thursday

Collect One

O Lord,
who in a wonderful sacrament hast left us a memorial of thy passion;
Grant us so to reverence the sacred mysteries of thy body and blood
that we may perceive within ourselves
the fruits of thy redemption;
who livest and reignest with the Father and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

Collect Two

God our Father,
you have invited us to share in the supper
which your Son gave to his Church
to proclaim his death until he comes:
May he nourish us by his presence,
and unite us in his love;
who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

Lent Collect

God our Father,
you have invited us to share in the supper
which your Son gave to his Church
to proclaim his death until he comes:
May he nourish us by his presence,
and unite us in his love;
who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

Almighty and everlasting God,
you hate nothing that you have made
and forgive the sins of all those who are penitent:
Create and make in us new and contrite hearts
that we, worthily lamenting our sins
and acknowledging our wretchedness,
may receive from you, the God of all mercy,
perfect remission and forgiveness;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

The First Reading

Exodus 12: 1–4, [5–10]11–14

The Psalm

Psalm 116: 1, 10–17

The Second Reading

1 Corinthians 11: 23–26

The Gospel Reading

John 13: 1–17, 31b–35

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Post Communion Prayer

Lord Jesus Christ,
in this wonderful sacrament
you have given us a memorial of your passion.
Grant us so to reverence the sacred mysteries
of your body and blood
that we may know within ourselves
the fruits of your redemption,
for you are alive and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

Suggested Hymns

1st Reading Exodus 12: 1–4 (5–10) 11–14
258* [Christ the Lord is risen again]
328* Come on and celebrate
268* Hail, thou once–despisèd Jesus
431* Lord, enthroned in heavenly splendour
703 Now lives the Lamb of God

Psalm Psalm 116: 1, 10–17 [Pr6A]
10* All my hope on God is founded
51* Awake, my soul, and with the sun
411* Draw near and take the body of the Lord
362* O God, beyond all praising
363* O Lord of heaven and earth and sea

2nd Reading 1 Corinthians 11: 23–26
396* According to thy gracious word
403* Bread of the world in mercy broken
404 Broken for me, broken for you
405 By Christ redeemed, in Christ restored
406* Christians, lift your hearts and voices
411* Draw near and take the body of the Lord
415* For the bread which you have broken
414* God, whose love is all around us
417 He gave his life in selfless love
420* ‘I am the bread of life’ (omitting vv.4 & 5)
421* I come with joy, a child of God
423* Jesus, our Master, on the night that they came
425* Jesus, thou joy of loving hearts
421* Lord Jesus Christ, you have come to us
432* Love is his word, love is his way
433* My God, your table here is spread
437 Now my tongue the mystery telling (Part 1)
438* O thou, who at thy eucharist didst pray
439* Once, only once, and once for all
442* Praise the Lord, rise up rejoicing
451 We come as guests invited
532* Who are we who stand and sing

The Gospel John 13: 1–17, 31b–35
515* ‘A new commandment I give unto you’
399* An upper room did our Lord prepare
325* Be still, for the presence of the Lord, the Holy One, is here
516* Belovèd, let us love: love is of God
630* Blessed are the pure in heart
517* Brother, sister, let me serve you
570* Give me oil in my lamp, keep me burning
520 God is love, and where true love is, God himself is there
312* Gracious Spirit, Holy Ghost
416 Great God, your love has called us here
523* Help us to help each other, Lord
495* Jesu, Jesu, fill us with your love
525* Let there be love shared among us
432* Love is his word, love is his way
228* Meekness and majesty
231* My song is love unknown
105* O the deep, deep love of Jesus
438* O thou who at thy eucharist didst pray
244* There is a green hill far away
314* There’s a spirit in the air
530 Ubi caritas et amor
531 Where love and loving kindness dwell

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