Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Ash Wednesday pewsheet

Today’s Eucharistic Prayer B
Colour: Purple
Welcome to the Church of
St-Peter-in- the-Forest, Walthamstow

Ash Wednesday

Parish Eucharist with Imposition of Ashes

13th February 2013

The Order of Service can be found on page 3 of the Church Service Book



Come down, O love divine

Greeting followed by Introduction to Lent

The collect

Almighty and everlasting God,
you hate nothing that you have made
and forgive the sins of all those who are penitent:
create and make in us new and contrite hearts
that we, worthily lamenting our sins
and acknowledging our wretchedness,
may receive from you, the God of all mercy,
perfect remission and forgiveness;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you
in the unity of the Holy Spirit
one God, now and forever.  Amen.

Joel 2:1-2, 12-17 (page 865)

2 Corinthians 5:20b-6:10 (page 1097)

GRADUAL HYMN 517       Through the night of doubt and sorrow (omit vrs 2 & 3)

Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21 (page 917)

Reader    Hear the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Matthew
All sing   Glory to you, O Lord.

Reader    This is the Gospel of the Lord.
All sing   Praise to you, O Christ.


Self Examination and Confession

Let us now call to mind our sin and the infinite mercy of God.

Priest    God the Father,
All          have mercy on us.
                God the Son,
                have mercy on us.
God the Holy Spirit,
have mercy on us.
Trinity of love,
have mercy on us.

All          Most merciful God,
Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
we confess that we have sinned
in thought, word and deed.

Priest    We have not loved you with our whole heart, and mind, and strength.
We have not loved our neighbours as ourselves.
We have not forgiven others, as we have been forgiven.
All          Lord, have mercy.

We have been deaf to your call to serve, as Christ served us.
We have not been true to the mind of Christ.
We have grieved your Holy Spirit.
Lord, have mercy.
We confess to you, Lord …

all our past unfaithfulness:
the pride, hypocrisy and impatience of our lives.
Lord, have mercy.

Our self-indulgent appetites and ways, and our exploitation
of other people.
Lord, have mercy.

Our anger at our own frustration
and our envy of those more fortunate than ourselves.
Lord, have mercy.

Our intemperate love of worldly goods and comforts
and our dishonesty in daily life and work.
Lord, have mercy.

Our negligence in prayer and worship
and our failure to commend the faith that is in us.
Lord, have mercy.

Priest    Accept our repentance, Lord  

for the wrongs we have done,
for our blindness to human need and suffering,
and our indifference to injustice and cruelty.
All          Accept our repentance, Lord.

For all false judgements,
for uncharitable thoughts towards our neighbours
and for our prejudice and contempt towards those who differ from us.
Accept our repentance, Lord.

For our waste and pollution of your creation
and our lack of concern for those who come after us.
Accept our repentance, Lord.

Restore us, good Lord, and let your anger depart from us.
Favourably hear us, for your mercy is great.

Accomplish in us the work of your salvation,
that we may show your glory in the world.

By the cross and passion of your Son our Lord,
bring us with all your saints to the joy of his resurrection.

Silence is kept

All          We have not loved you with our whole heart.
We have not loved our neighbours as ourselves.
In your mercy
forgive what we have been,
help us to amend what we are,
and direct what we shall be;
that we may do justly,
love mercy,
and walk humbly with you, our God.

The Imposition of Ashes


The Peace



O for a closer walk with God





(Service Book page 12)

COMMUNION HYMN                    292         Lead kindly light

Almighty God,
you have given your only Son to be for us
both a sacrifice for sin
and also an example of godly life;
give us grace
that we may always most thankfully receive
these his inestimable gifts,
and also daily endeavour to follow
the blessed steps of his most holy life;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

Father of heaven whose love profound


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