SYNOD COLLECT (To be said daily after the Collect for the Day) Almighty God and Father, Your Son came to span the gulfbetween heaven and earth andthe way of healing and wholenessbroken. Give us grace to build bridges of hope soyour children mayfindlife in Him, Who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit One God, for ever and ever. Amen ___________________________ THE OFFICE OF EVENING PRAYER (Saturday 2—8 July 2005) EVENING PRAYER Leader: The light and peace of Christ be with you all; All: And also with you. Leader: Let us give thanks to the Lord our God All: Who is worthy of all thanksgiving and praise. Leader: Blessed be God, Father, son and Holy Spirit. All: Blessed be God forever! Hail gladdening light of his pure glory poured, who is the immortal Father heavenly blest, Holiest of holies, Jesus Christ our Lord Now we are come to the sun’s hour of rest the lights of evening round us shine, we hymn the Father, Son and Holy Spirit divine Worthiest art Thou at all times to be sung With undefiled tongue Son of our God, giver of life, alone: Therefore in all the world thy glories, Lord, they own. Let us call to mind and confess our sins. Almighty God, our heavenly Father in penitence we confess that we have sinned against you through our own fault in thought, word, and deed and in what we have left undone. For the sake of your Son, Christ our Lord forgive us all that is past and grant that we may serve you in newness of life to the glory of your Name. Almighty God have mercy on us, forgive us our sins and keep us in eternal life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen THE APPOINTED PSALM FOLLOWED BY: Glory to God Source of all being, eternal Word and Holy Spirit; As it was in the beginning, is now and shall be forever. Amen A HYMN OR THE CANTICLE Beloved let us love one another, for love is of God: everyone who loves is born of God Whoever does not love does not know God: for God is love In this the love of God was revealed among us: that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him. In this is love, not that we loved God but that God loved us: and sent the Son to be the expiation for our sins. Beloved, since God loved us so much: we ought also to love one another. For if we love one another, God abides in us: and God‟s love will be perfected in us. READING After a silence, the canticle prayer Eternal God, make us to be a kingdom of love, that in all things your love may come to abound. Into your hands, O Lord I commend my spirit Into your hands, O Lord I commend my spirit For you have redeemed me, Lord God of truth I commend my spirit Glory to God, Source of all being, Eternal Word and Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning is now, and shall be for ever. Amen Into your hands, O Lord I commend my spirit Keep me as the apple of your eye. Hide me under the shadow of your wings. THE PRAYERS (Particular Thanksgiving/Intercessions may be offered by the Officiant) The prayers are concluded with the following versicles and responses. Have mercy, O Lord, upon us as we have hoped in you. Lord, have mercy Give justice to the orphan and the oppressed and break the power of greed and wickedness. Christ, have mercy Lord, hear our prayer and answer us in your righteousness. Lord, have mercy THE COLLECT OF THE DAY Almighty God, who called your Church to witness that you were reconciling the world to yourself: help us so to proclaim the good news of your love that all who hear it may be reconciled to you; through him who died for us and rose again and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen Almighty God, by triumphing over the powers of darkness Christ has prepared a place for us in the new Jerusalem: may we, who have this day given thanks for his resurrection, praise him in the eternal city of which he is light: Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen The Lord’s Prayer: Each in the language of their choice Leader: Let us bless the Lord. All: Thanks be to God! GRACE FOR THE MEAL HYMN THE HOLY EUCHARIST Monday 4—9 July 2005 DAILY EUCHARIST INTROIT HYMN/CHORUS Announced from the entrance CALL TO WORSHIP We come from scattered lives to this sanctuary To seek our unity in the Spirit To seek the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ To seek the peace of God the Father. God‟s people have gathered: Let us worship him together. OR Let all the earth acclaim God. Sing to the glory of his name. Come and see what God has done, Let the sound of his praise be heard. Blessed is God Who has not withdrawn from us his love and care. GREETING The Lord be with you And also with you The divine praises or other form of praise may follow: Blessed be God. Blessed be the holy and undivided Trinity Blessed be God the Creator of heaven and earth Blessed be Jesus Christ, truly divine and truly human Blessed be the holy Name of Jesus Blessed be Jesus Christ in his death and resurrection. Blessed be Jesus Christ on his throne of glory. Blessed be Jesus Christ in the Sacrament of his body and blood. Blessed be the Holy Spirit the giver and sustainer of life Blessed be God in the Virgin Mary, mother of our Lord and God. Blessed be God in the angels and the saints. Blessed be God. THE COLLECT FOR PURITY Almighty God, to whom all hearts are open, all desires known, and from whom no secrets are hid: cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love you and worthily magnify your holy name; through Christ our Lord.Amen THE KYRIES (In the language of the Officiants Choice) Lord have mercy Lord have mercy Christ have mercy Christ have mercy Lord have mercy Lord have mercy THE PENITENCE God has promised forgiveness to all who truly repent, Turn to Christ in faith and are themselves forgiving. Silence Let us confess our sins. Merciful God, we have sinned in what we have thought and said, In the wrong we have done and in the good we have not done. We have sinned in ignorance: we have sinned in weakness: We have sinned through our own deliberate fault. We are truly sorry. We repent and turn to you. Forgive us for our Saviour Christ’s sake, And renew our lives to the glory of your name. Absolution and collect by the presider Through the cross of Christ, God have mercy on you, pardon you and set you free. Know that you are forgiven and be at peace. God strengthen you in all goodness and keep you in life eternal. Amen. COLLECT THE WORD The first reading The appointed Psalm The Gospel THE PRAYERS Loving God, you have promised to hear us when we pray in the name of Jesus. Therefore in confidence we pray for the Church. (Particular thanksgivings/intercession may be offered by the Officiant) Gracious God, enliven the Church for its mission That we may be salt of the earth and light to the world. Breathe fresh life into your people Give us power to reveal Christ in word and action We pray for the world: (Particular thanksgivings/intercession may be offered by the Officiant) Creator of all, lead us and every people into ways of justice and peace That we may respect one another in freedom and truth Awaken in us a sense of wonder for the earth and all that is in it. Teach to care creatively for its resources. We pray for the community. (Particular thanksgivings/intercession may be offered by the Officiant) God of truth, inspire with your wisdom those whose decisions affect the lives of others That all may act with integrity and courage Give grace to all whose lives are linked with ours. May we serve Christ in one another, and love as he loves us. We pray for those in need (Particular thanksgivings/intercession may be offered by the Officiant) God of hope, comfort and restore all who suffer in body, mind or spirit May they know the power of your healing love. Make us willing agents of your compassion. Strengthen us as we share in making people whole. We remember those who have died and those who mourn: We remember with thanksgiving those who have died in the faith of Christ, and those whose faith is known to you alone. Father, into your hands we commend them Give comfort to those who mourn Bring them peace in their time of loss We praise you for (N and) all your saints who have entered your eternal glory May their example inspire and encourage us. We pray for ourselves and our ministries: (The prayers concludes with one of the following) Lord you have called us to serve you Grant that we may walk in your presence: your love in our hearts, your truth in our minds, your strength in our wills until, at the end of our journey, we know the joy of our homecoming and the welcome of your embrace, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen OR Your word is a lamp for our feet In darkness and light, in trouble and in joy, help us, Creator God, to trust your love, to serve your purpose, and to praise your name, through Jesus Christ our Friend and Brother. Amen THE PEACE The peace of Christ be with you always. Peace be with you OFFERTORY HYMN THE PRESENTATION OF THE GIFTS Bless, O Lord, we beseech you, these your gifts and sanctify them unto this holy use, that by them we may be fed unto everlasting life of soul and body; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen The Lord be with you And also with you Lift up your hearts We lift them up to the Lord Let us give thanks to the Lord our God It is right to give him thanks and praise. It is right and indeed our duty and joy, Lord and heavenly father, God almighty and eternal, always and everywhere to give you thanks through Jesus Christ, your only Son our Lord. Because through him you have created everything from the beginning and formed us in your own image: Through him you delivered us from the slavery of sin, when you gave him to be born as man, to die on the cross and to rise again for us; Through him you claimed us as your own people when you enthroned him with you in heaven, and through him sent your Holy Spirit, the giver of life; Therefore with angels and archangels, and with all the company of heaven, we acclaim you and declare the greatness of your glory; we praise you now and for ever saying: Holy, holy, holy Lord . God of power and might heaven and earth are full of your glory. Hosanna in the highest. Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest. Hear us merciful father, through your Son Christ our Lord, through him accept our offering of thanks and praise, and send your Holy Spirit upon these gifts of bread and wine that they may be to us his body and blood. For on the night that he was betrayed, Jesus took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to his disciples saying, „Take this and eat; this is my body which is given for you; do this in remembrance of me‟. So too after supper he took the cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them saying, „Drink of it all of you; for this is my blood of the new covenant, which is shed for you and for many for the forgiveness of sins, whenever you drink it, do this in remembrance of me‟. So we acclaim the victory of Christ. Dying you destroyed our death rising you restored our life Lord Jesus, come in glory. or So we proclaim the mystery of faith. Glory to you, Lord Christ; Your death we show forth; Your resurrection we proclaim; Your coming we await; Amen! Come Lord Jesus. Holy God with these your gifts, we your people celebrate before you the one perfect sacrifice of Christ our Lord, his rising from the dead and his glorious ascending to the glory of heaven. Gracious Lord accept us in him, unworthy though we are, so that we who share in the body and blood of your Son may be made one with all your people of this and every age. Grant that as we await the coming of Christ our Saviour in glory and triumph of his kingdom, we may daily grow into his likeness; with whom, and in whom, and through whom, by the power of the Holy Spirit, all glory and honour be given to you, almighty Father, by the whole company of earth and heaven, throughout all ages, now and for ever. Amen. THE LORDS PRAYER IN THE LAGUAGE OF YOUR CHOICE THE BREAKING OF THE BREAD The bread we break, is it not a sharing of the body of Christ? We who are many, are one body For, we all partake of the one bread. Jesus, Lamb of God: have mercy on us Jesus, bearer of our sins: have mercy on us Jesus, redeemer of the world: give us your peace. THE COMMUNION Lord Jesus, help us to draw near to your table with obedient hearts, in response to your invitation; with penitent hearts, knowing that you are present to meet with us; with grateful hearts, as those for whom your body was broken, your blood shed. Make us ready to receive all that you have for us, and to give all of ourselves to you; for your great love’s sake. or Lord the feast is yours, it is your table to which we come to be your guests. It is your presence we seek, Your body and blood of which we partake. Help us to draw near with expectant hearts and a living faith, To receive as from your hands the bread of life, the cup of salvation, and so to find refreshment, strength and peace for your love’s sake. Draw near and receive the body of our Lord Jesus Christ which he gave for you, and his blood which he shed for you. Feed on him in your hearts by faith with thanksgiving. POST COMMUNION Give thanks to God for God is gracious. God’s mercy endures for ever. Lord Jesus Christ we thank for giving us the sacrament of Holy Communion, to be to us and your whole Church a memorial of your passion, a pledge of your redeeming love, a means of spiritual grace, and a foretaste of the heavenly banquet. Make these things real to us, O Christ, when we partake of the sacrament. Above all, make yourself real to us, as our living Saviour and Lord, ever to be honoured, worshipped and adored. THE BLESSING The peace of God which passes all understanding, keep your hearts and minds in the knowledge and love of God, and of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord; and the blessing of God almighty, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, be among you, and remain with you always. Amen RECESSIONAL HYMN GRACE MAY BE SUNG AFTER THIS HYMN IN ONE OF TWO WAYS Praise God from whom all blessings flow, praise Him ye creatures here below. Praise Him above the angel host. Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost. Amen OR Loku kudl’esikudlayo, sikuphiwe nguwe. Nalamanzi s’waselayo siwaphiwe nguwe. Amen NB The Kyries, Sursum Corda, Agnus Dei and the Lord‟s prayer may be sung or said in other languages . ADDITIONAL HYMNS/CHORUSES ADDITIONAL HYMNS/CHORUSES 1. WILL YOU COME AND FOLLOW ME? 1. Will you come and follow Me if I but call your name? Will you go where you don‟t know and never be the same? Will you let My love be shown, will you let my name be known? Will you let My life be grown in you and you in Me? 2. Will you leave yourself behind if I but call your name? Will you care for cruel and kind and never be the same? Will you risk the hostile stare ,should your life attract or scare? Will you let Me answer prayer In you and you in Me? 3. Will you let the blinded see if I but call your name? Will you set the prisoners free and never be the same? Will you kiss the leper clean, and do such as this unseen? And admit to what I mean in you and you in Me? 4. Will you love the “you” you hide if I but call your name? Will you quell the fear inside and never be the same? Will you use the faith you‟ve found to reshape the world around? Through My sight and touch and sound in you and you in Me? 5. Lord, Your summons echoes true when You but call my name. Let me turn and follow You and never be the same. In Your company I‟ll go where Your love and footsteps show Thus I‟ll move and live and grow in You and You in me. 2. WE HAVE COME INTO HIS HOUSE We have come into His house, And gathered in His name to worship Him. We have come into His house, And gathered in His name to worship Christ the Lord, Worship Him, Christ the Lord. 2. So forget about yourself And concentrate on Him and worship Him. So forget about yourself and concentrate on Him and worship Him So forget about yourself and concentrate on Him And worship Christ the Lord Worship him Christ the Lord. 3. Let us lift up holy hands And magnify His name And worship Him Let us lift up holy hands and magnify His name and worship Him Let us lift holy hands and magnify His name and worship Christ the Lord, Worship Him, Christ the Lord. 3. KHANGEL’UMSINDISI WETHU Khangel‟uMsindisi wethu,ebethelw‟emthini Hay uthando olungaka,ngokufel‟aboni REFRAIN Hay’iMvana eyophayo, yahlatshelwa thina: Hay’uMmeli wabonayo wasimela thina. 2. Yizwa ethi “thethelela laba babulali: abakwazi lokhu Baba abakwenze kimi”. 3. Wasekhala,”Thixo wami Ungishiyeleni?” Wagebis‟ikhanda lakhe. Wafa ngenxa yethu. 4. Wasuzamazam‟umhlaba ekufeni kwakhe, Ilanga lafihlakala Aqhebuk‟amatshe. 5. Bhek‟icala lihlawuliwe ngobuhlungu bakhe:nakithina uzwakele Lowomusa wakhe. 4. SIQONDA EKHAYA NITHINI NA? 1. Siqonda ekhaya nithini na? Masingathiyeki ngalutho la! Nxa sikholwa lapha sobona le,sohlala no Jesu ku kuhle hle. REFRAIN Yebo bakithi sombonga he,Loduma izulu linkeneze, nke. UJes’ufanel’ubukhosi nje, Ehe wodunyiswa phezulu le 2. Bodade nabafo kunhani na?Inxa nikhathazwa ubani la: Khon‟imthwalo le yoba lula nje,nobamba kalula indlela-ke. 3. Bhekani ku Jes‟onguMholi-ke,nophiwa amandla uyena he! UJesu unathi ngomoya la, kepha ke ngale sizombona. he! 5 LlZALIS’ IDINGA LAKHO (Jesus shall reign) 1. Lizalis' idinga laKhc, Thixo nKosi yenyaniso! Zonk. iintlanga, zonk.izizwe, Ma zizuze usindiso. 2. Amandolo kweli lizwe, Ma kagobe phambi kwaKho; Zide sithi zonk' iilwini, Ziluxel' udumo lwaKho. 3.Laula, laula Nkosi Yesu! Koza ngaWe ukonwaba; Ngeziphithi-phithi zethu Yonakele imihlaba 4. Bona izwe lakowethu, uxolel‟izono zalo Ungathob‟ingqumbo yakho, Luze Luf‟ usapho Lwalo 5. Yala singatshabalali, Usipile ukanyiso Bawo, ungasibulai Ngokudela inyaniso 6. Nkosi, kausikelele Imfundiso zezwe letu; Uze usivuselele Siputume ukulunga.