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Family Worship



The minister announces the opening HYMN.



This CONFESSION is said:


If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. (1 John 1: 8)

All If we confess our sins,
God is faithful and just
and will forgive us our sins
and purify us from all unrighteousness.
(1 John 1: 9)


Let us confess our sins to Almighty God.

All Almighty and most merciful Father,
we have strayed from you like lost sheep.
We have followed our own ways,
and have broken your holy laws.
We have left undone what we ought to have done,
and have done what we ought not to have done.
We cannot save ourselves.
O Lord have mercy on us pitiful sinners.
Restore those who truly repent,
as you have promised through Jesus Christ our Lord.
And grant that we may live a holy life,
to the glory of your name. Amen.


The minister prays for GOD'S FORGIVENESS, saying:

  Merciful Lord, grant to your faithful people pardon and peace that we may be cleansed from all our sins and serve you with a quiet mind, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.







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.

Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us today
our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins
as we forgive those
who sin against us.
Lead us not into temptation
but deliver us from evil.
For yours is the kingdom,
the power and the glory,
now and for ever. Amen.



We stand to sing a PSALM, HYMN or SONG.



A BIBLE READING follows, after which the reader says:

  This is the word of the Lord.
All Thanks be to God.



The NOTICES and BANNS OF MARRIAGE are announced, after which the OFFERING brought forward and received.



A HYMN or SONG may be sung.


THE APOSTLES' CREED. This may be said either straight through, or one paragraph at a time in response to the questions in brackets.

(Minister Do you believe in God the Father?)

I believe in God, the Father Almighty,

Creator of heaven and earth.

(Minister Do you believe in the Lord Jesus Christ?)
All I believe in Jesus Christ,
his only Son, our Lord.
He was conceived by the Holy Spirit
and born of the virgin Mary.
He suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried.
He descended to the dead.
On the third day he rose again.
He ascended into heaven,
and sits at the right hand of the Father.
From there he will come again
to judge the living and the dead.

Do you believe 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. Amen.


Any special ACTIVITY follows, then a SONG.



THE SERMON is preached.



THE COLLECT (special prayer) OF THE DAY.


Other PRAYERS. These may end with THE GRACE:

All The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ,
and the love of God,
and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit,
be with us all evermore. Amen.



A HYMN is sung.



The minister dismisses the people with a PRAYER or BLESSING.


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