The offerings of the people may be presented.
Bread and wine are brought to the table (or if already on the table are uncovered).
Lord and Giver of every good thing,
we bring to you bread and wine for our communion,
lives and gifts for your kingdom,
all for transformation through your grace and love,
made known in Jesus Christ our Saviour.
The Words of Institution may be read: 1 Corinthians 11. 23-26.
For I received from the Lord what I also handed on to you, that the Lord Jesus on the night when he was betrayed took a loaf of bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, ‘This is my body that is for you. Do this in remembrance of me.’
In the same way he took the cup also, after supper, saying, ‘This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.’ For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.
The Eucharistic Prayer
The Lord is here.
His Spirit is with us.
Lift up your hearts.
We lift them to the Lord.
Let us give thanks to God.
It is right to give our thanks and praise.
We praise you, gracious God,
for creating all things,
for fashioning us from the earth in your own image,
and for entrusting your world to our care.
We thank you that, when human beings first sinned,
you did not turn away.
You called Abraham and Sarah
to be the father and mother of faith and pilgrimage.
You sent Moses to liberate the oppressed
and form a community of freedom.
You inspired prophets to speak truth to the powerful
and summon nations to repentance.
You filled poets with song,
teachers with wisdom,
and seers with visions of a new heaven and a new earth.
But chiefly we thank you that in the fullness of time
you sent your only Son,
Jesus Christ, child of Mary,
to share your love, to teach and heal,
to bless the humble and challenge the mighty,
to suffer death on the cross,
and to rise again for our salvation.
The following paragraph is omitted if a Proper Preface is used 2:[We give thanks that Jesus has reconciled us with you
and with each other;
that he has forgiven us our sins,
granted us new life
and made us his church on earth.]
Therefore with glad and grateful hearts,
we join the angels, the saints,
and all creatures in heaven and on earth,
to sing the glorious hymn of praise:
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!
Therefore, heavenly Father, in praise and thanksgiving,
we now make this memorial
of the sacrifice of our Lord Jesus Christ.
We proclaim his triumphant resurrection,
we celebrate our redemption through him,
and we look to his coming in glory.
On the night he was betrayed he took bread,
and after giving thanks to you,
he broke it and gave it to his disciples saying,
“Take, eat, this is my body which is for you;
do this in remembrance of me.”
In the same way he took the cup, after supper, saying
“This cup is the new covenant in my blood;
drink from it, all of you,
in remembrance of me.”
Let us proclaim the mystery of faith.
Christ has died.
Christ is risen.
Christ will come again.
as we celebrate our unity in Christ,
and anticipate the renewal of creation
we offer you this bread and wine,
ordinary food that you make holy,
the bread of life and the wine of salvation.
Send your Holy Spirit on us and on these gifts
that we may be fed with the body and blood of Christ
and, as we offer ourselves,
we may know the presence of Jesus, living and real,
and be strengthened to follow him and to serve you.
Through him, in him and with him,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
all glory be yours, almighty Father,
for ever and ever,
As our Saviour taught us we pray:
Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins
as we forgive those
who sin against us.
Save us from the time of trial
and deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power
and the glory are yours,
now and for ever.