Wednesday's Service

Updated: Apr 28, 2021

The service sheet for our Wednesday Holy Communion Service.

St Mary’s Hitcham

Wednesday’s Holy Communion Service

‘Come let us sing for the joy to the Lord; let us shout aloud to the rock of our salvation. Let us come before him with thanksgiving and praise him with music and song’ (Psalm 95)

Welcome to St Mary’s Church online

We are glad that you are with us today.

The Gathering

The Greeting

(We stand)

Grace, mercy and peace from God our Father

And the Lord Jesus Christ be with you


And also with you.


Prayer of Preparation

(We may sit or kneel)

After a time of silence, we say together:


Almighty God,

To whom all hearts are open,

All desires known,

And from whom no secrets are hidden:

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.


Prayers of Penitence

God so loved the world,

That he gave his only Son Jesus Christ,

To save us from our sins,

To be our advocate in heaven,

And to bring us to eternal life.

Let us confess our sins in penitence and faith,

Firmly resolved to keep God’s commandments and live in love and peace with all.


Father eternal, giver of light and grace,

We have sinned against you and against our neighbour,

In what we have thought,

In what we have said and done,

through ignorance, through weakness, through our own deliberate fault.

We have wounded your love,

And marred your image in us.

We are sorry and ashamed,

And repent of all our sins.

For the sake if your Son Jesus Christ,

Who died for us,

Forgive us all that is past;

And lead us out of darkness to walk as children of light.


Almighty God,

Who forgives all who truly repent,

Have mercy upon 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.


Gloria in Excelsis

(We stand to sing together)


Glory to God in the highest,

And peace to his people on earth.

Lord God, Heavenly King,

Almighty God and Father,

We worship you, we give you thanks,

We praise you for your glory.

Lord Jesus Christ, only Son of the Father,

Lord God, Lamb of God,

You take away the sin of the world: have mercy on us;

You are seated at the right hand of the Father: Receive our prayer.

For you alone are the Holy One,

You alone are the Lord,

You alone are the Most High, Jesus Christ,

With the Holy Spirit,

In the glory of God the Father. Amen.

The Collect

(The Collect may be said by all)

The Liturgy of the Word

The Readings

At the end of each reading, the reader may say – For the gift of the Word


Thanks be to God.


The Gospel Reading

When the Gospel is announced the reader says – Hear the Gospel of Our Lord Jesus Christ according to N.


Glory to you, O Lord.

At the end of the reading – This is the Gospel of the Lord.


Praise to you, O Christ.


The Nicene Creed

(We stand)


We believe in one God,

The Father, the Almighty,

Maker of heaven and earth,

Of all that is, seen and unseen.

We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ,

The only Son of God,