Orders of Service





BAWDESWELL  4th Sunday of Easter Eucharist


The Gathering


At the entry of the minister


Hymn  10 All for Jesus !


The president says


In the name of the Father,

And of the Son,

And the Holy Spirit.

All  Amen


The Greeting


The president greets the people


Grace, mercy and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ be with you.

All  and also with you.


Alleluia, Christ is risen.

All  He is risen indeed.  Alleluia.


Words of Welcome and Introduction.


Prayers of Penitence


Our Lord Jesus Christ said:

The first commandment is this:

‘Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God is the only Lord.

You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart,

with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.’


The second is this: ‘Love your neighbour as yourself.’

There is no other commandment greater than these.

On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.

All  Amen, Lord have mercy.

Christ our passover lamb has been sacrificed for us.

Let us therefore rejoice by putting away all malice and evil and confessing our sins with a sincere and true heart.

1 Corinthians 5.7,8


Please sit or kneel


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 all that is past and grant that we may serve you in newness of life to the glory of your name.




Almighty God,

Who forgives all who truly repent,

have mercy on 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.

All  Amen


Please stand


Gloria   Tune: Battle Hymn   

We give the Father glory and we pray for peace on earth
As we praise the Lord and sing to heaven our highest songs of worth.
We worship God and give him thanks who brings all things to birth:
The Father’s love gives life.
Glory, glory, alleluia!
Glory, glory, alleluia!
Glory, glory, alleluia!
The Father’s love gives life.

O Jesus Christ, the only Son, you take away our sin.
You save the world, O Lamb of God, the final victory win.
Receive our prayer, O Holy One, and give us peace within:
God’s love in Christ has shone.
Glory, glory, alleluia!
Glory, glory, alleluia!
Glory, glory, alleluia!
God’s love in Christ has shone.

For you, O Christ, are seated at the right of God most high,
With the Holy Spirit, you are one, as angels sing and cry.
Their songs of praise take up our hymn and to God’s throne they fly:
God’s Spirit leads us on.
Glory, glory, alleluia!
Glory, glory, alleluia!
Glory, glory, alleluia!
God’s Spirit leads us on.



The Collect prayer followed by…


PSALM 23    please be seated


All say together

1    The Lord is my shepherd;  

therefore can I lack nothing.

2    He makes me lie down in green pastures  

and leads me beside still waters.

3    He shall refresh my soul  

and guide me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.

4    Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,

I will fear no evil;  for you are with me;

your rod and your staff, they comfort me.

5    You spread a table before me

in the presence of those who trouble me;  

you have anointed my head with oil

and my cup shall be full.

6    Surely goodness and loving mercy shall follow me

all the days of my life,  

and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.


Gradual Hymn


HYMN  117 Faithful shepherd, feed me


  Please remain standing for the Gospel


Gospel Acclamation

Alleluia, alleluia.

I am the first and the last, says the Lord, and the living one;

I was dead, and behold I am alive for evermore.

All  Alleluia.

Hear the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to John

All  Glory to you, O Lord.


GOSPEL  John 10.11-18


At the end -                            This is the Gospel of the Lord.

                                              All  Praise to you, O Christ.



Please sit for the  Sermon


Affirmation of faith         Let us declare our faith in God.                       



 Please stand


All  We believe in God the Father,

from whom every family

in heaven and earth is named.


We believe in God the Son,

who lives in our hearts through faith,

and fills us with his love.


We believe in God the Holy Spirit,

who strengthens us

with power from on high.


We believe in one God;

Father, Son and Holy Spirit.   Amen



Prayers of Intercession   Please kneel or sit


Responses -      Lord in your mercy:

                          All  Hear our prayer

Merciful Father:

All  Accept these prayers for the sake

of your Son our Saviour Lord Jesus Christ. Amen


Introduction to the Peace   Please stand


The risen Christ came and stood among his disciples and said, ‘Peace be with you.’

Then were they glad when they saw the Lord. Alleluia.  John 20.19,20


The peace of the Lord be always with you.

All  and also with you.


HYMN  220 How sweet the name of Jesus sounds


The gifts of the people are presented.



Prayers at the Preparation of the Table   Please remain standing


Blessed are you, Lord God of all creation:

through your goodness we have this bread to set before you, which earth has given and  human hands have made.. It will become for us the bread of life.

All  Blessed be God for ever.


Blessed are you, Lord God of all creation: through your goodness we have this wine to set before you, fruit of the vine and work of human hands.  It will become for us the cup of salvation.

All  Blessed be God for ever.



The Lord is here.

All His Spirit is with us.


Lift up your hearts.

All We lift them to the Lord.


Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

All It is right to give thanks and praise.


It is indeed right,

it is our duty and our joy,

at all times and in all places

to give you thanks and praise,

holy Father, heavenly King,

almighty and eternal God,

through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord.

For he is your living Word;

through him you have created all things from the beginning,

and formed us in your own image.

All To you be glory and praise for ever.


Through him you have freed us from the slavery of sin,

giving him to be born of a woman and to die upon the cross;

you raised him from the dead

and exalted him to your right hand on high.

All To you be glory and praise for ever.


Through him you have sent upon us

your holy and life-giving Spirit,

and made us a people for your own possession.

All To you be glory and praise for ever.


Therefore with angels and archangels,

and with all the company of heaven,

we proclaim your great and glorious name,

for ever praising you and saying:

All Holy, holy, holy Lord,

God of power and might,

heaven and earth are full of your glory.

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;

who, in the same night that he was betrayed,

took bread and gave you thanks;

he broke it and gave it to his disciples, saying:

Take, eat; this is my body which is given for you;

do this in remembrance of me.

All To you be glory and praise for ever.

In the same way, after supper

he took the cup and gave you thanks;

he gave it to them, saying:

Drink this, all of you;

this is my blood of the new covenant,

which is shed for you and for many for the forgiveness of sins.

Do this, as often as you drink it,

in remembrance of me.

All To you be glory and praise for ever.


Therefore, heavenly Father,

we remember his offering of himself

made once for all upon the cross;

we proclaim his mighty resurrection and glorious ascension;

we look for the coming of your kingdom,

and with this bread and this cup

we make the memorial of Christ your Son our Lord.


 Jesus Christ is Lord:

All Lord, by your cross and resurrection you have set us free.

You are the Saviour of the world.


Accept through him, our great high priest,

this our sacrifice of thanks and praise,

and as we eat and drink these holy gifts

in the presence of your divine majesty,

renew us by your Spirit,

inspire us with your love

and unite us in the body of your Son,

Jesus Christ our Lord.

All To you be glory and praise for ever.


Through him, and with him, and in him,

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

with all who stand before you in earth and heaven,

we worship you, Father almighty,

in songs of everlasting praise:

All  Blessing and honour and glory and power

be yours for ever and ever.


The service continues with the Lord’s Prayer – Please kneel


All  Our Father, who 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 trespasses,

As we forgive those who trespass against us.

And lead us not into temptation;

But deliver us from evil.

For thine is the kingdom,

The power and the glory,

For ever and ever,  Amen.


The president breaks the consecrated bread

We break this bread to share in the body of Christ.                                  All Though we are many, we are one body, because we all share in one bread.

All  Jesus, Lamb of God, have mercy on us.

Jesus, bearer of our sins, have mercy on us.

Jesus, redeemer of the world, grant us peace.


Jesus is the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world.

Blessed are those who are called to his supper.

All   Lord, I am not worthy to receive you, but only say the word, and I shall be healed.

Alleluia, Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us.

All  Therefore let us keep the feast. Alleluia


All are most welcome to receive Holy Communion but if this is not your custom, do please come to the altar rail to receive an Easter Blessing. Bring your service sheet with you to indicate just a Blessing


Largo from Organ Concerto in D minor (siciliana)

by J S Bach


Post communion prayer is said.

All  Father of all, we give you thanks and praise, that when we were still far off you met us in your Son and brought us home.

Dying and living, he declared your love, gave us grace, and opened the gate of glory.

May we who share Christ’s body live his risen life; we who drink his cup bring life to others; we whom the Spirit lights give light to the world.

Keep us firm in the hope you have set before us, so we and all your children shall be free, and the whole earth live to praise your name; through Christ our Lord.



HYMN  192 Hail, thou once despised Jesus



The God of peace,

who brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus,

that great shepherd of the sheep,

through the blood of the eternal covenant,

make you perfect in every good work to do his will,

working in you that which is well-pleasing in his sight;

and the blessing …

Go in the peace of Christ. Alleluia, alleluia.

All   Alleluia, alleluia.




Chorale Prelude “Christ lag in Todesbanden” (Christ lay in death's bonds) BWV 625 by J S Bach 


Organist James Lilwall



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