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An Outline of the Sung Eucharist or Mass on Sundays or Feast Days in the Prestbury & All Saints Team

The Ministry of the Word

  • Opening Hymn
    • during which the choir, servers & clergy process in
  • Greeting & Welcome
  • The Confession
  • Gloria (except during Advent & Lent, when we think more about our sins and their cost to God)
  • The Collect or Special Prayer for the Day
  • Old Testament Reading
  • New Testament Reading (from the Letters of the Early Church, the Acts of the Apostles or Book of Revelation)
  • Gradual Hymn
  • Alleluia (except during Advent & Lent)
  • Gospel Reading
  • Sermon
  • The Creed or Profession of Faith
  • Intercessions or Prayers for the World
  • The Peace (a sign of peace, usually a handshake, is exchanged)

The Offertory

  • Offertory Hymn
    • during which the altar is prepared and gifts of bread and wine, of money and of ourselves are offered
  • Offertory Prayers

The Ministry of the Sacrament

  • The Eucharistic Prayer
    • during which the bread and wine are consecrated and we sing the Sanctus and Benedictus
  • The Lord's Prayer
  • The Breaking of the Bread
  • Agnus Dei
  • Communion
    • All those who would usually receive communion, regardless of their tradition, are welcomed to receive the sacrament and all others are welcomed to the altar for a special prayer of blessing
  • Prayers of Thanksgiving
  • Final Hymn
  • Notices may be given out
  • Blessing
  • Dismissal

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