The Holy Communion

Offertory Sentence  


Offertory Hymn My Faith Looks Up To Thee”     LEVAS II #88

1 My faith looks up to thee, Thou lamb of Calvary, Savior divine! Now hear me while I pray, Take all my guilt away; O let me from this day Be wholly thine.

2  May thy rich grace impart Strength to my fainting heart, My zeal inspire; As thou hast died for me, O may my love to thee Pure, warm, and changeless be A living fire.

3 While life’s dark maze I tread, And griefs around me spread, Be thou my guide; Bid darkness turn today, Wipe sorrow’s tears away; Pure, warm, and changeless be A living fire.

4 When ends life’s transient dream, When death’s cold, sullen stream Shall o’er me roll; Blest Savior, then in love, Fear and distrust remove, O bear me safe above, A ransomed soul.

Doxology      HYMNAL #380, vs 3

Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;

Praise God, all creatures here below;

Praise God above, ye heavenly host:

Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.                    

The Great Thanksgiving

Eucharistic Prayer A

The people remain standing.

The Lord be with you.

People                       And also with you.

Celebrant  Lift up your hearts.

People                      We lift them to the Lord.

Celebrant Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

People                       It is right to give God thanks and praise.

It is right, and a good and joyful thing, always and everywhere to give thanks to you, Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth . . .

Therefore we praise you, joining our voices with Angels and Archangels and with all the company of heaven, who forever sing this hymn to proclaim the glory of your Name:

Celebrant and People

Holy, holy, holy, holy, holy Lord, God of hosts,

heaven and earth are filled with your glory.

    Hosanna in the highest.

Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. (of the Lord)

    Hosanna in the highest, hosanna in the highest.

The people stand, sit or kneel.

Holy and gracious Father: In your infinite love you made us for yourself . . .  

Therefore we proclaim the mystery of faith:

Celebrant and People

Christ has died.

Christ is risen.

Christ will come again.

 We celebrate the memorial of our redemption, O Father, in this sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving . . . 

 All this we ask through your Son Jesus Christ.

By him, and with him, and in him, in the unity of the Holy Spirit all honor and glory is yours, Almighty Father, now and forever.  AMEN.

 And now, as our Savior Christ has taught us, we are bold to sing,                                 

The Lord's Prayer    LEVAS II, #264                                                   

 Our Father, which art in heaven,

Hallowed be thy name,

Thy kingdom come,

Thy will be done

On earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread.

And forgive us our debts

as we forgive our debtors.

And lead us not into temptation,

But deliver us from evil.

For thine is the kingdom,

and the power, and the glory,

forever. Amen.

 Alleluia. Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us;

Therefore let us keep the feast. Alleluia.   

Fraction Anthem    “Make Us One Lord”

Make us one, Lord, make us one

Holy Spirit make us one, let your love flow

So the world will know, we are one in You


The Communion     

Communion Hymn “One Bread, One Body” LEVAS II #151

1 I love the Lord, He heard my cry and pitied ev’ry groan. Long as I live and troubles rise, I’ll hasten to His throne.

2 I love the Lord, He heard my cry and pitied ev’ry groan. O let my heart no more despair while I have breath to pray



St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church

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