The Cathedral Eucharist with goodbye to Tom Burden – Sunday 19th July 2020

The Cathedral Eucharist
Sunday 19th 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 communion but communion we cannot physically share and so we are invited to each make a spiritual communion 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

For the fruits of his creation,
thanks be to God;
for his gifts to every nation,
thanks be to God;
for the ploughing, sowing, reaping,
silent growth while we are sleeping,
future needs in earth’s safe keeping,
thanks be to God.

In the just reward of labour,
God’s will is done;
in the help we give our neighbor,
God’s will is done;
in our world-wide task of caring
for the hungry and despairing,
in the harvests we are sharing,
God’s will is done.

For the harvests of his Spirit,
thanks be to God;
for the good we all inherit,
thanks be to God;
for the wonders that astound us,
for the truths that still confound us,
most of all, that love has found us,
thanks be to God.

Words: Fred Pratt Green (1903-2000) Tune: East Acklam 254 CP

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.

The President welcomes the congregation and introduces the service.

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.\

God so loved the world
that he gave his only Son Jesus Christ
to save us from our sins,
to be our advocate in heaven,
and to bring us to eternal life.

Let us confess our sins in penitence and faith,
firmly resolved to keep God’s commandments
and to live in love and peace with all.

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 for the Gospel.

The Gospel

An acclamation may be said or sung

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

At the end

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

The Sermon

Canon Mark Collinson, Canon Principal.

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.

In the power of the Spirit and in union with Christ,
let us pray to the Father.

This or an alternative response may be used.

Lord in your mercy
Hear our prayer.

At the end

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

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 has 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

After the introductory words

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 to trust you in trial and praise you in deliverance;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.

A prayer for those in need of deliverance

Sung by the Girl Choristers of Winchester Cathedral

For the beauty of the earth
For the beauty of the skies
For the love which from our birth
Over and around us lies
Over and around us lies

Lord of all, to thee we raise
This our joyful hymn of praise

For the beauty of the hour
Of the day and of the night
Hill and vale and tree and flower
Sun and moon and stars of light
Sun and moon and stars of light

Lord of all, to thee we raise
This our joyful hymn of praise

For the joy of human love
Brother, sister, parent, child
Friends on earth and friends above
For all gentle thoughts and mild
For all gentle thoughts and mild
Lord of all, to thee we raise
This our joyful hymn of praise

For each perfect gift of thine
To our race so freely given
Graces human and divine
Flow’rs of earth and buds of heav’n
Flow’rs of earth and buds of heav’n
Lord of all, to thee we raise
This our joyful hymn, our joyful hymn of praise
This our joyful hymn of praise

 

Words: F. S. Pierpoint (1835-1917)
Music: John Rutter

The Prayer after Communion

The President may pray a post-communion prayer.

Amen.

Farewell to Tom Burden

Headmaster of The Pilgrims’ School

Words of thanks and farewell are said, and a prayer is offered.

The Blessing

The President pronounces God’s blessing
Amen.

The Dismissal

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