“Virtual” act of Spiritual Holy Communion for Friday 10th July 2020

"Virtual" Holy Communion Friday 10th July 2020

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Message from our Padre, David Osborn:

 

Good Afternoon, thank you for joining us for our regular Wednesday afternoon act of Holy Communion.

As we come together virtually, in the presence of our Lord, take a little time after our Communion to pray for all effected by the virus pandemic, pray also for family, friends, neighbours and colleagues.

This Sunday, I will be holding our service by PodCast, I shall post details in our News section on the website and on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts. Please join us on Sunday at 11.00.

God Bless you and your family

David Osborn

Act of Spiritual Communion

First settle yourself quietly without distractions.

Turn the phone and TV off.

You might want to play quiet, reflective music in the background.

You may want to light a candle as a focus.

You could even set up a ‘prayer corner’ with any religious images, statues, candles etc.

Be still, and know that God is with you.

In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.

Amen.

Now call to mind your sins and make this act of contrition:

Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the living God, have mercy on me, a sinner.

Ask God for his forgiveness:

May the Lord in all his mercy, grant me forgiveness of my sins, deliver me from evil, and bring me to the joy of eternal life.

Amen.

At this point read the Opening Prayer (Collect) for the day – or for the previous Sunday if you have this available from a pewsheet or online. If not, then use this general prayer:

O Lord our God, accept the fervent prayers of your people; in the multitude of your mercies look with compassion upon us and all who turn to you for help; for you are gracious, O lover of souls, and to you we give glory, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, now and for ever.

Amen.

Now read the Gospel of the day or of the previous Sunday. If you have no access to online resources or no current pewsheet, you may read one of the following Gospel passages:

 
 

Romans 16.1-16
Personal Greetings from the apostle Paul
I commend to you our sister Phoebe, a deacon of the church at Cenchreae, so that you may
welcome her in the Lord as is fitting for the saints, and help her in whatever she may require from
you, for she has been a benefactor of many and of myself as well.
Greet Prisca and Aquila, who work with me in Christ Jesus, and who risked their necks for my life,
to whom not only I give thanks, but also all the churches of the Gentiles. Greet also the church in
their house. Greet my beloved Epaenetus, who was the first convert in Asia for Christ. Greet Mary,
who has worked very hard among you. Greet Andronicus and Junia, my relatives who were in
prison with me; they are prominent among the apostles, and they were in Christ before I was.
Greet Ampliatus, my beloved in the Lord. Greet Urbanus, our co-worker in Christ, and my beloved
Stachys. Greet Apelles, who is approved in Christ. Greet those who belong to the family of
Aristobulus. Greet my relative Herodion. Greet those in the Lord who belong to the family of
Narcissus. Greet those workers in the Lord, Tryphaena and Tryphosa. Greet the beloved Persis,
who has worked hard in the Lord. Greet Rufus, chosen in the Lord; and greet his mother—a
mother to me also. Greet Asyncritus, Phlegon, Hermes, Patrobas, Hermas, and the brothers and
sisters who are with them. Greet Philologus, Julia, Nereus and his sister, and Olympas, and all the
saints who are with them. Greet one another with a holy kiss. All the churches of Christ greet you.