Orders of Service



3rd Sunday of Lent     


All Saints Bawdeswell


Revd Jane Nursey



Please stand                                                     


HYMN  270  I cannot tell


The Greeting

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

                              All: and also with you


Invitation to Confession

The grace of God has dawned upon the world

through our Saviour Jesus Christ.

Let us confess our sins. cf Titus 2.11-14


Please kneel or sit


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



Collect for the 3rd Sunday of  Lent


Almighty God, whose most dear Son went not up to joy but first he suffered pain, and entered not into glory before he was crucified: mercifully grant that we, walking in the way of the cross, may find it none other than the way of life and peace; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever


Please sit for the first reading


First Reading   Exodus 20.1-17  The Ten Commandments


At the end of the first reading the reader says:

This is the word of the Lord

All: Thanks be to God.


Gradual Hymn 15   All our hope in God is founded


Please remain standing for the Gospel


Gospel Acclamation


 Alleluia, alleluia.

Christ was revealed in flesh, proclaimed among the nations

and believed in throughout the world. cf 1 Timothy 3.16

Al:l Alleluia.


Hear the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to John

All: Glory to you, O Lord.


Gospel:  John 2. 13-22  Jesus goes to the Temple



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

All: Praise to you, O Christ.


Please sit for the




Affirmation of faith     Please stand


Let us profess our faith as children of God’s family.


Do you believe and trust in God the Father?


All: I believe in God the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth.


Do you believe and trust in his Son Jesus Christ?


All: I believe in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord,

who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontias Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried; he descended to the dead.

On the third day he rose again; he ascended into heaven,

he is seated at the right hand of the Father, and he will come to judge the living and the dead.


Do you believe and trust in the Holy Spirit?


All:  I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Holy Catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting.



Let us pray…  


Please kneel or sit     Prayers of Intercession  


Introduction to the Peace  Please stand


God has made us one in Christ. He has set his seal upon us and as a pledge of what is to come, has given the Spirit to dwell in our hearts. Alleluia.

The peace of the Lord be always with you.

All: and also with you.


Hymn 464   Take my life and let it be


The gifts of the people are presented.


Eucharistic Prayer


 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.


All honour and praise be yours always and everywhere,

mighty creator, ever-living God,

through Jesus Christ your only Son our Lord:

for at this time we celebrate your glory

made present in our midst.

In the coming of the Magi

the King of all the world was revealed to the nations.

In the waters of baptism

Jesus was revealed as the Christ,

the Saviour sent to redeem us.

In the water made wine

the new creation was revealed at the wedding feast.

Poverty was turned to riches, sorrow into joy.

Therefore with all the angels of heaven

we lift our voices to proclaim the glory of your name

and sing our joyful hymn of praise:


All: Holy, holy, holy Lord,

God of power and might,

heaven and earth are full of your glory.

Hosanna in the highest.

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

Hosanna in the highest.


How wonderful the work of your hands, O Lord.

As a mother tenderly gathers her children,

you embraced a people as your own.

When they turned away and rebelled

your love remained steadfast.

From them you raised up Jesus our Saviour, born of Mary,

to be the living bread,

in whom all our hungers are satisfied.

He offered his life for sinners,

and with a love stronger than death

he opened wide his arms on the cross.


On the night before he died,

he came to supper with his friends

and, taking bread, he gave you thanks.

He broke it and gave it to them, saying:

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

do this in remembrance of me.

At the end of supper, taking the cup of wine,

he gave you thanks, and said:

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.


Christ is the bread of life:


All: When we eat this bread and drink this cup

we proclaim your death, Lord Jesus,

until you come in glory.


Father, we plead with confidence

his sacrifice made once for all upon the cross;

we remember his dying and rising in glory,

and we rejoice that he intercedes for us at your right hand.

Pour out your Holy Spirit as we bring before you

these gifts of your creation;

may they be for us the body and blood of your dear Son.

As we eat and drink these holy things in your presence,

form us in the likeness of Christ,

and build us into a living temple to your glory.

Bring us at the last with all the saints

to the vision of that eternal splendour

for which you have created us;

through Jesus Christ, our Lord,

by whom, with whom, and in whom,

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.




Let us pray with confidence as our Saviour has taught us


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.


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.


The President and people receive Communion


Music during Communion:  Liebster Jesu



Prayer after Communion


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  522 To God be the glory



Christ the Son of God perfect in you the image of his glory

and gladden your hearts….


Go in peace. Proclaim the Word made flesh.

All: Glory,thanks and praise to God.




Voluntary:   Handel’s Largo




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