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Liturgy for World Mission Sunday: February 15, 2015

This liturgy can also be used at other times. Feel free to adapt this to meet the needs of your church.
 
Opening Hymn: Jesus Shall Reign #544
 
The Holy Eucharist: Rite One or Rite Two
The Word of God p. 323 or 355
 
Gloria (Anglican Church of Kenya, BCP, 1989)
Leader: Glory to the Father
People: Glory to the Son
Leader: Glory to the Spirit
People: Forever Three in One
Leader: Be glorified at home
People: Be glorified in church
Leader: Be glorified in earth
People: Be glorified in heaven
Leader: Glory to the Father
People: Glory to the Son
Leader: Glory to the Spirit
People: Forever Three in One
Leader: Hallelujah
People: Amen.
 
Collect The Scottish Episcopal Church, BCP, 1928
Leader: Let us pray for Missionaries in distant lands.
People: Brethren pray for them;
Leader: That the word of the Lord may run and be glorified.
People: O God our Savior, who wills that all people might be saved and come to the knowledge of the truth: Prosper we pray thee, our brethren who labor in distant lands, Protect them in all perils; support them in loneliness and in the hour of trial; give them grace to bear faithful witness unto thee; and endue them with burning zeal and love, that they may turn many to righteousness, and finally obtain a crown of glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
 
Old Testament Lesson: Isaiah 61:1–4
Psalm 96 p. 725
Epistle: Acts 1:1-8
Sequence Hymn Lord, You Give the Great Commission #528, v1-2,5
Gospel: John 20:19-31
 
Sermon Some sermon ideas: 1. Jesus carried out the ministries prophesied by Isaiah and commissioned his disciples and church to do the same in their hometown, throughout their nation, across cultural barriers, with the church overseas and among all peoples who have not yet received the gospel. 2. The importance of prayer and training (discipleship) in preparing to effectively proclaim, model, and extend the Kingdom of God.
 
The Nicene Creed p. 326-7 or 358
 
Prayers of the People: A Litany of Thanksgiving p. 837
 
Celebrant: The second prayer for the mission of the Church
p. 206 or 257 (“Oh God of all the nations of the earth...)
 
Confession of Sin, Absolution, and Peace p. 331 or 360
Offertory Hymn: O Zion Haste #539
The Great Thanksgiving
Eucharistic Prayer II or B p. 340 or 367
The Lord’s Prayer, The Breaking of Bread
 
Litany of the Lamb (Church of South India Book of Common Worship)
Leader: Worthy is the Lamb that has been slain to receive the power, and riches, and wisdom, and might, and honor, and glory, and blessing.
People: Unto the Lamb be glory!
Leader: Unto him that sits on the throne, and unto the Lamb, be the blessing, and the honor, and the glory, and the dominion, for ever and ever.
People: Unto the Lamb be glory!
Leader: Worthy are you, for you were slain, and purchased for God with Your blood people of every tribe, and tongue, and people, and nation.
People: Unto the Lamb be glory! Salvation unto our God who sits on the throne, and unto the Lamb. Blessing, and glory, and wisdom, and thanksgiving, and honor, and power, and might, be unto our God for ever and ever. Amen.
 
Communion Music
Father, We Thank Thee Who Hast Planted #303
My God, Thy Table Now Is Spread #321
 
After all have communicated:
Celebrant: There are many who have not yet received the Bread of Life and the Cup of Salvation. 600 million Muslims have never been invited to the Lord’s Table. 400 million Chinese have never been invited to the Lord’s Table. 300 million urban poor have never been invited to the Lord’s Table. 340 million Hindus have never been invited to the Lord’s Table. 200 million Buddhists have never been invited to the Lord’s Table. 200 million tribal people have never been invited to the Lord’s Table. 20 million Sikhs have never been invited to the Lord’s Table. Millions of Jews have never been invited to the Lord’s Table. Over 1,700 unreached people groups have no church to invite them to the Lord’s Table.
Deacon: Who will go share the Good News that the banquet is prepared for everyone?
People: We will go, by our prayers, our offerings, our lives, we will go!
 
Post Communion Prayer p. 339 or 365
Closing Hymn: Lift High the Cross #473
 
 
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