Thanksgiving Eucharist – Sunday 5th July 2020

The Cathedral Eucharist
Sunday 5th July 2020

Welcome to online worship. You can follow this celebration of the Eucharist online wherever you are.

At the heart of the service is a thanksgiving for the work of the NHS and all front line workers who have offered their service throughout the lock-down.  The Eucharist is our sacrifice of thanksgiving that binds ‘I’ into ‘we’, and though many of us cannot physically share, we are invited to each make a spiritual offering as the Prayer Book teaches.

Try to actively share in the service, not just have it on in the background. Join in the words in bold. You may not want to stand or kneel as usual but find a comfortable position that helps you and perhaps think about how you hold your hands, maybe holding them palms upwards to receive God’s love and blessing.

May God bless you as we worship Him together.

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Full Video Service

Order of Service

Download the Order of Service here.

The Opening Hymn

Jesus, good above all other,
gentle child of gentle mother,
in a stable born our brother,
give us grace to persevere.

Jesus, cradled in a manger,
for us facing every danger,
living as a homeless stranger,
make we thee our king most dear.

Jesus, for thy people dying,
risen master, death defying,
Lord in heaven, thy grace supplying,
keep us to thy presence near.

Jesus, who our sorrows bearest,
all our thoughts and hopes thou sharest,
thou to man the truth declarest;
help us all thy truth to hear.

Lord, in all our doings guide us;
pride and hate shall ne’er divide us;
we’ll go on with thee beside us,
and with joy we’ll persevere!

Words: Percy Dearmer (1867-1936) Tune: Quempastores 387

The Gathering

In the name of the Father, and of the Son,
and of the Holy Spirit.
Amen.

The Lord be with you
and also with you.

Prayers of Penitence

You may like to adopt a prayer posture such as sitting with your head bowed, as we remember our brokenness and call to mind our sins

The gospel calls us to turn away from sin
and be faithful to Christ.
As we offer ourselves to him in penitence and faith,
we renew our confidence and trust in his mercy.

Cast your burden upon the Lord
and he will sustain you.

In returning and rest
you shall be saved.

In quietness and trust
shall be your strength.

Almighty God,
our heavenly Father,
we have sinned against you
and against our neighbour
in thought and word and deed,
through negligence, through weakness,
through our own deliberate fault.
We are truly sorry and repent of all our sins.
For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ,
who died for us,
forgive us all that is past,
and grant that we may serve you in newness of life
to the glory of your name. Amen.

Almighty God,
who forgives all who truly repent,
have mercy upon you,
pardon and deliver you from all your sins,
confirm and strengthen you in all goodness,
and keep you in life eternal;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen. 

The Collect

A period of silent prayer is introduced.

The Collect of the day is said and all respond Amen.

The Liturgy of the Word

Sit comfortably to listen to God speaking through the Scriptures

The Old or New Testament

A reading from Scripture may be read

This is the word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

You may wish to stand up for the Gospel

The Gospel

An acclamation may be said or sung

Hear the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Nn
Glory to you, O Lord.

At the end

This is the Gospel of the Lord.
Praise to you, O Christ.

The Sermon

Dr Johannes Radvan, Ordinand.

The Intercessions

We are invited to pray for the Church, the wider world, and one another. If you have a particular prayer request, please write it on any of our social media channel Interactive Prayer Stations, or email pray@winchester-cathedral.org.uk and we will pray all your prayers with you over the coming week.

You may like to adopt a prayer posture with your hands open and lifted up to God as we hold out all the prayers of our hearts to him. 

Let us pray to God our Father, whose Son came that we may have life.

We give you thanks for the life and work
of all those whose vision founded our National Health Service,
and for those who serve others in care and compassion.
We pray that their work and ministry to the sick may enrich and support the welfare of all.
Lord, hear us.
Lord, graciously hear us.

We give thanks for all who provide leadership in healthcare,
for those who exercise stewardship and allocate resources
and pray that, in challenging times,
support and compassion may be shown to those most in need.
Lord, hear us.
Lord, graciously hear us.

We pray for all who promote health and wellbeing in policy and practice;
for all who care for the sick, in hospital, in care homes, and at home;
for doctors, nurses, care assistants and cleaners.
We seek guidance and strength for all chaplains,
and for all engaged in teaching and medical research.
Lord, hear us.
Lord, graciously hear us.

We pray for those who suffer in body, mind, or spirit;
for those who are terminally ill, elderly or frail;
for all who live with disability or in constant pain,
and for the many who strive to bring comfort and healing to them.
Lord, hear us.
Lord, graciously hear us.

Remember in your kingdom, O Lord,
all those who have faithfully served you here on earth and are now at rest;
grant us, with them, and with all the faithful departed, the joy of your salvation.
We commend ourselves, and all for whom we pray,
to the mercy and protection of God.

Merciful Father,
accept these prayers
for the sake of your Son,
our Saviour Jesus Christ.
Amen.

The Liturgy of the Sacrament

The Peace

The President introduces the peace and then says

The peace of the Lord be always with you
And also with you.

Let us offer one another a sign of peace.

Here in the Cathedral we can’t touch each other and that may be the same where you are, if family members have to isolate from one another or perhaps you are on your own.

But peace is more than a handshake or a hug, it is something from the heart and, whether with a warm smile, a nod, a bow or a face on a screen, God’s peace in the Spirit moves among us.

The Eucharistic Prayer

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 thanks and praise

The President prays the Eucharistic Prayer proper to the season, praising God for His mighty acts, where all say together the Sanctus and Benedictus in this or another form

Holy, holy, holy Lord,
God of power and might,
heaven and earth are full of your glory.
Hosanna in the highest.

Blessed is He that comes in the name of the Lord
Hosanna in the Highest

Accept our praises, heavenly Father,
through your Son our Saviour Jesus Christ,
and as we follow his example and obey his command,
grant that by the power of your Holy Spirit
these gifts of bread and wine
may be to us his body and his blood;

The President prays the remainder of the Eucharistic Prayer recalling the Last Supper. This acclamation or another may be used

Great is the mystery of faith:
Christ has died
Christ is risen
Christ will come again

The prayer ends

Amen or:

Blessing and honour
and glory and power
be yours forever and ever. Amen

The Lord’s Prayer

The Breaking of the Bread

The President breaks the consecrated bread

Every time we eat this bread and drink this cup
we proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.

The Giving and Receiving of Communion

For most of us participating at home, this will be a very strange experience of being invited to Communion not through the physical bread and wine we can touch but a Spiritual Communion with the God who always comes to meet us wherever we are.

There are no special words or prayers for this, all the Church has ever thought necessary is true desire, lively faith and genuine love. Come honestly before God the way you know how. You may like to listen to the music or pray quietly one of these prayers to help you:

Lord, you stand at the door of my heart and knock. You wait for me and only I can let you in. I believe and trust in you and ask you now to fill me with presence. Feed me with your body and unite me in your blood, that I may be your blessing to a world in need. Amen.

Confession of St Thomas Jn. 20:28 

How generous is your goodness, O God,
how great is your salvation,
how faithful is your love;
help us trust you in trial and praise you in deliverance;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.

A prayer for those in need of deliverance

Anthem

Sung by Winchester Cathedral Junior Choir

What wondrous love is this, O my soul, O my soul!
What wondrous love is this, O my soul!
What wondrous love is this that caused the Lord of bliss
To lay aside his crown for my soul, for my soul,
To lay aside his crown for my soul.

To God and to the Lamb, I will sing, I will sing;
To God and to the Lamb, I will sing.
To God and to the Lamb who is the great I AM,
While millions join the theme, I will sing, I will sing,
While millions join the theme I will sing.

And when from death I’m free, I’ll sing on, I’ll sing on
And when from death I’m free, I’ll sing on.
And when from death I’m free, I’ll sing and joyful be,
And through eternity I’ll sing on, I’ll sing on,
And through eternity I’ll sing on.

Words and Music: American Folk Hymn
Arranged by Geoff Weaver

The Prayer after Communion

The President may pray a post-communion prayer.
Amen.

The Blessing and Dismissal

The Dean pronounces God’s blessing
Amen.

Go in peace to love and serve the Lord.
In the name of Christ. Amen.

You are invited to Evening Prayer on Zoom.

Daily at 5:30pm: Join Evening Prayer via Zoom

Material used in this service is copyright the Archbishops’ Council of the Church of England 2000
Hymns printed under CCLI 205165