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A CELTIC 
EVENING LITURGY

Music plays before the service as we sit in silence

Please join in all the responses in bold type

Celtic 19.1.22
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Call to Worship

 We make our hearts ready for the King of Glory to come in.

Through the doors of our heart,

though they are made of only the simplest wood

We make our hearts ready for the King of Glory to come in

We open these doors now,

fully and completely

with all of our will and all of our strength.

With all of our uncertainty and all of of weakness we pray,

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Prayer of Thanksgiving

For your word which endures
We give you thanks
For your promises to which we hold
We give you thanks
For such intimacy with you
We give you thanks
For the love which from our birth
over and around us lies
We give you thanks
For those gathered here today
We give you thanks
For family, friend and stranger
We give you thanks
For those who minister your grace
We give you thanks
For the hope that lives each day
of a love that has no end
We give you thanks.

Amen

The Word of God

We get ready to hear the Word of God

 

O God, as these words are read,

In our hearts may we feel your presence.

Reading

A portion of scripture is read, followed by a short silence.
At the end we say:

Thanks be to God.

Song/Music - time for reflection

We reflect on the reading we have just heard

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Affirmation of Faith

We affirm our faith

We believe in God, the Creator!

Maker of everything,
Author of the Universe,
and Mystery behind every matter.
We believe in Jesus Christ!
God from God, Light from Light,
true God and true human,
one with the Creator.
He is the Word made flesh
and the Saviour of all creation!
We believe in the Holy Spirit!
Breath of God moving among us,
one with the Creator and one with Christ,
He is our Guide and the Mentor of all creation!

Prayers of Concern 

 

We bow down in adoration

in the sight of God who created us;

in the sight of the Son who died for us;

in the sight of the Spirit who empowers us.

 

Through your own Son, O Maker of all,

grant us the fullness our lives long for:

love for God,

love from God,

the smile of God,

the grace of God,

the wisdom of God,

the fear of God,

the imagination of God,

and God’s purpose in all things.

 

So may we live in this world

as saints and angels do in heaven.

Each shadow and light,

each day and night,

each moment in kindness,

give us your Spirit.

Amen.

Short introduction to Meditation

We are led into a further time of mediation

Music - for meditation


We pause here for 5 minutes meditation. If you wish to meditate for longer then press your pause button and resume for the Blessing when you are ready.

Blessing

We receive God's blessing

         The peace of God be

over you to shelter you,

under you to uphold you,

about you to protect you,

behind you to direct you,

ever with you to save you.

All:    The peace of all peace

          be mine this night.

+ in the name of the Father,

and of the Son,

and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Music to finish

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