“Virtual” act of Spiritual Holy Communion for Wednesday 2nd September 2020

"Virtual" Holy Communion Wednesday 2nd September 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:

 
 

1 Corinthians 3.1-9
And so, brothers and sisters, I could not speak to you as spiritual people, but rather as people of
the flesh, as infants in Christ. I fed you with milk, not solid food, for you were not ready for solid
food. Even now you are still not ready, for you are still of the flesh. For as long as there is jealousy
and quarrelling among you, are you not of the flesh, and behaving according to human
inclinations? For when one says, ‘I belong to Paul’, and another, ‘I belong to Apollos’, are you not
merely human?
What then is Apollos? What is Paul? Servants through whom you came to believe, as the Lord
assigned to each. I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the growth. So neither the one who
plants nor the one who waters is anything, but only God who gives the growth. The one who plants
and the one who waters have a common purpose, and each will receive wages according to the
labour of each. For we are God’s servants, working together; you are God’s field, God’s building.