The Church of Nigeria is likely the largest in the Anglican Communion in terms of membership. giving Him to be born as man I bid you all that are here present; and pray you, for the Lord Jesus Christ’s sake, that you will not refuse to come thereto, being so lovingly called and bidden by God himself You know how grievous and unkind a thing it is, when someone has prepared a rich feast, decked the table with all kinds of provision, so that there lacks nothing but the guests to sit down; and yet they who are called (without any cause) most unthankfully refuse to come. Blessed be He that has come It may appropriately be said at the prayer desk. President:  Enlighten Your ministers with knowledge and understanding, that by their teachings and their lives they may proclaim Your word. II. Second Sunday of Christmas Year B 3rd January 2021. took bread and gave You thanks; PENTECOST VII (TRINITY VI) 2. 6. and His Blood which He shed for you. During the 1990s, nine missionary Bishops consecrated themselves to evangelism in northern Nigeria. Lord have mercy, Christ have mercy 2021 The Diocese of Abakaliki – The Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) (Enugu Province) The health sector 5 Jan 2021 The Diocese of Aberdeen & Orkney – The Scottish Episcopal Church Our Members of Parliament 6 Jan 2021 The Diocese of Abuja – The Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) (Abuja Province) Victims of human rights abuses 7 Jan Fulfil now, O Lord, the desires and petitions of Your servants, as may be most expedient for them, granting us in this world knowledge of Your truth, and in the world to come, life everlasting. Therefore with Angels etc. Mt. with the Body and Blood of Your Son Jesus Christ. 1 Timothy 3:16. (b) President:  Holy things to Holy people, Ps. this is my body which is given for you: This is the first commandment. 4:16b. Dates of the Church Year, RCL Year A, 2020 (2019-2020), -Dennis Bratcher, Copyright © It will become for us the Bread of Life. this is my blood of the new covenant, All:  We do not presume HOLY SATURDAY 20:4). by the inspiration of Your Holy Spirit, All:           Hear us good Lord. Includes sext Sunday's Bible reading, a brief meditation, and reflections from ancient or contemporary sources. 21. All:           Lord have mercy. 13:10b). President:   Almighty God, Welcome to St. George’s Anglican Church. Lectionary readings: Jeremiah 31 v7-14 Israel will return to its own land.. Psalm 147 Sing and praise the Lord. One Lord Jesus Christ President: You shall not be a false witness (Exod. Year), Advent 1 (begins November . ) The guidelines of the structure of this liturgy are based on two principles. I Cor. and made us a people for Your own possession. Heb. President:  For the rulers of our country and all in authority, let us pray to the Lord. And now we give You thanks because Your Son Jesus Christ after His resurrection sent forth His apostles and evangelists to preach the gospel to all nations and to teach us the way of truth. President:  Forgive our enemies, persecutors, and slanderers, and turn their hearts. Amen. And now we give You thanks because of the unity that You have given us in Your Son and that You are the God and Father of us all, above all and through all and in all. 4. 42. By Roxane Hill and Roy Winter. eternally begotten of the Father EASTER III we Your servants do this in remembrance of Him, St Stephen, Deacon & Martyr - Holy Day (Red) [or 3rd August] through whom You did create the heaven and O God, the Creator and Preserver of all mankind, we pray for people of every race, and in every kind of need: make Your ways known on earth, Your saving power among all nations. Amen. and worthily magnify Your Holy Name; Therefore with Angels etc. The division of the Province of West Africa in 1979 formed the Province of Nigeria and the Province of West Africa. Be mindful, O Lord, of Your people present here before You, and of those who are absent through age, sickness or infirmity. All:            Holy and Mighty, Holy and Immortal, have mercy upon us. Through Him we offer You our souls and bodies Amen. Eph. 2020 - 12 - … maker of heaven and earth, for a general audience, they The Diocese of Awka – The Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) (Niger Province) Thursday 18 March 2021. President: You shall not steal (Exod. SUNDAY AFTER ASCENSION Christ our Passover has been sacrificed for us, therefore let us keep the feast. Shrove Tuesday or Watch at all times, praying that you may stand before the Son of Man. merciful Lord, 5. and in all places, May increasing multitudes hear Your word, receive it, and live by it. CHURCH OF NIGERIA For He is the true paschal Lamb who was offered for us and has taken away the sin of the world. With the Father and the Son Jn. Those who abide in me, and I in them, bear much fruit. 13:34. And now we give You thanks because in coming to dwell among us as man, He revealed the radiance of Your glory, and brought us out of darkness into Your own marvellous light. All:           Lord have mercy. PENTECOST XII (TRINITY XI) on a three year cycle. with the Holy Spirit, GOOD FRIDAY for ever praising You and saying. in the glory of God the Father. WEDNESDAY as to gather up the crumbs under Your table 19:21. Inspire the people who direct this local government, this state and this country, that they may guide us wisely and well; give insight and faithfulness to our legislators and judges both at the state and federal levels; and may our deepest trust ever be in You, the Lord of nations and the King of Kings; through Jesus Christ our Lord. for the sins of the whole world: Therefore with Angels etc. President:  Bless the judges and magistrates and all who administer the law, that they may uphold justice, honesty and truth. The way and means thereto is; First, to examine your lives and conversations by the rule of God’s commandments; and whereinsoever you shall perceive yourselves to have offended, either by will, word, or deed, there to lament your own sinfulness, and to confess yourselves to Almighty God, with full purpose of amendment of life. President: I will bless the Lord at all times. If either or both of the consecrated elements be likely to prove insufficient, the President himself returns to the holy table and adds more, saying these words. We celebrate with this bread and this cup II Cor. Lead us not into temptation And now we give You thanks, because in the incarnation of the Eternal Word, a new light has dawned upon the world, and those who sat in darkness and under the shadow of death have seen the great light. Lk. 3:17. He took the cup and gave You thanks, To Him therefore, with the Father and the Holy Spirit, let us give (as we are most bounden) continual thanks; submitting ourselves wholly to His Holy will and pleasure, and studying to serve Him in true holiness and righteousness all the days of our life. 2021 - 01 - 03 USCCB Daily Mass Readings. 15. 13:35. You take away the sin of the world; The end of all things is at hand; therefore keep sane and sober for your prayers. Easter 2 giving thanks to You for the perfect 1 Cor. Which being so divine and comfortable a thing to them who receive it worthily, and so dangerous to them that will presume to receive it unworthily; my duty is to exhort you in the mean time to consider the dignity of that Holy Mystery, and the great peril of the unworthy receiving thereof; and so to search and examine your own consciences, and that not lightly, and after the manner of dissemblers with God; but so that you may come holy and clean to such a heavenly Feast, in the marriage-garment required by God in holy Scripture, and be received as worthy partakers of that Holy Table. O Lord, we commemorate, Mt. Year B of the President:   Let us give thanks to our Lord God. All:            Thanks be to God. President:  Govern and direct Your holy Church, fill it with love and truth, and grant it that unity which is Your will. 41. the site director with questions or comments about this web site. God so loved the world that He gave His only Son Jesus Christ to save us from our sins, to be our Advocate in heaven, and to bring us to eternal life. I Cor. Therefore with Angels etc. follow basically the same sequence for weekly readings on a Year A-B-C Jesus Christ, (A) President: The cup which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ? Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth, because You bind husband and wife in a solemn covenant of love, as a witness of the bond and covenant established in creation. this our sacrifice of thanks and praise: Through Him You have freed us that we may perfectly love You, Lord have mercy Easter 1 46. Therefore if any of you be a blasphemer of God, an hinderer or slanderer of His Word, and adulterer, or be in malice, or envy, or in any other grievous crime, repent you of your sins or else come not to that holy Table; lest, after the taking of that holy Sacrament, the devil enter into you, as he entered into Judas, and fill you full of all iniquities, and bring you to destruction both of body and soul. 2021 - 01 - 01 USCCB Daily Mass Readings. President:  Show Your pity on prisoners and refugees, and all who are in trouble. Congregations Weekly — a concise article each week for church leaders on timely and substantive issues facing local church life: naming realities and inviting opportunities. Christ our Lord. 15. Pentecost 1 He has spoken through the prophets. Amen. You are my friends if you do what I command you. PENTECOST V (TRINITY IV) President:  Teach us to use the fruits of the earth to Your glory, and for the good of all mankind. President: Remember the Lord’s day and keep it holy (Exod. The Minister and Church wardens decide on the disposal of the offertory alms. this is my blood of the new covenant, Therefore with Angels etc. Give us today our daily bread. (b) The structure is also designed to accommodate as many lay people as possible. Therefore we proclaim the mystery of faith. And now we give You thanks because You raised Him gloriously from the dead. We meet in His name and share His peace. us and these Your own gifts of bread and wine, Mt. “Take, eat; this is my body which is given for you; reflection. The Calendar. E.H. Elwin, then Bishop of Sierra Leone, presided at the meeting. This is the Gospel of Christ. Catholic and Apostolic Church; One can see that in the service presented here, which should be easily recognizable and familiar to anyone used to modern Eucharistic services in the Anglican West. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with us all evermore. 20:15). President:  Go in peace to love and serve the Lord. Jn. THE EPIPHANY A lay person could be assigned to read the Old Testament lesson, the Epistle, lead the Psalm and the Intercession. Through Him all things were made. And now we give You thanks because through Him You have given us the hope of a glorious resurrection; so that, although death comes to us all, yet we rejoice in the promise of eternal life; for to your faithful people life is changed, not taken away; and when our mortal flesh is laid aside, an everlasting dwelling place is made ready for us in heaven. Every confirmed person should, after careful preparation communicate regularly and frequently. During the distribution lyrics or hymns may be sung. which is shed for you and for many Through Jesus Christ our Lord, who was in every way tempted as we are, yet did not. Through Your most dearly beloved Son Jesus Christ our Lord; who after His most glorious Resurrection manifestly appears to all His apostles, and in their sight ascended up into heaven to prepare a place for us; that where He is, there we might also ascend, and reign with Him in glory. I am the vine, and you are the branches, says the Lord. All:   Blessed be God for ever. (a) The structure is primarily designed to become the chief service of the congregation whether a priest is present or not. Wherefore, most dearly beloved in Christ, take you good heed lest you, withdrawing yourselves from this Holy Supper, provoke God’s indignation against you. An Epiphany Devotional. And now because today is the first day of the week when You bid us to give You thanks for the resurrection of Your Son whereby sin is overcome and hope restored. we worship You, Father Almighty, Let the peace of Christ rule your hearts: Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly and whatever you do, do everything in the name of Jesus. in remembrance of me”. The Diocese of Ayod – The A lectionary is a book or listing that contains a collection of scripture readings appointed for Christian worship on a given day or occasion. He became incarnate of the Virgin Mary Search any Bible Passage in both languages with QuickBible 3. EASTER DAY through Jesus Christ Your only Son our Lord, To all who receive him, he gave power to become children of God. And because it is requisite, that no-one should come to the Holy Communion, but with a full trust in God’s mercy, and with a quiet conscience; therefore if there be any of you, who by this means cannot quiet his or her own conscience herein, but requires further comfort or counsel, let him or her come to me, or to some other discreet and learned Minister of God’s Word, and open his or her grief; that by the ministry of God’s holy Word he or she may receive the benefit of absolution, together with Godly counsel and advice, to the quieting of his or her conscience, and avoiding of all scruple and doubtfulness. All:   Christ has died, He gave it to them, (The President continues). And now we give You thanks because the divine glory of the incarnate Word shone forth upon the holy mountain, and Your own voice from heaven proclaimed Your beloved Son. 2021 Revised Common Lectionary Sundays & Special Days Liturgical Calendar 2021 United Methodist Church – 26701 Why not consider image earlier mentioned? Mk. EASTER II The President breaks the consecrated bread, saying: President:  The bread which we break, is it not the communion of the Body of Christ? He gave it to them, THE CIRCUMCISION OF CHRIST President:  For the peace of the whole world, for the welfare of God’s holy Church, and for the union of all, let us pray to the Lord Amen. The Christmas gift The gift of God in the little boy laying in a manger, the boy who is to be king, the gift that is for generations and for eternity, is available to us all given without any preconditions. All:            Have mercy on us PENTECOST XXII (TRINITY XXI) (Congregation may sit or stand), NEW TESTAMENT READING (Congregation sits), At the end the reader shall say: EUCHARISTIC PRAYER 1 His one perfect sacrifice. Do this in remembrance of me. Col. 3:15-16. PENTECOST II (TRINITY I) Therefore with Angels etc. God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. if you’re more dedicated consequently, I’l l explain to you a number of image once more down below: The Church Year begins with Advent in November/December. and for morning and evening prayers on a two year cycle. These are the readings that follow the three-year lectionary of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod as described in the LSB hymnal. Mardi Gras (February 16, 2021)Ash Wednesday Lutheran, and Anglican Lectionaries, along with the RCL, all For more than 20 years, Sermons That Work, a ministry of the Episcopal Church’s Office of Communication, has provided free sermons, Bible studies, bulletin inserts, and other resources that speak to congregations across the Church. Readings not match the 17. He is worshipped and glorified; 4:2. All:           Hear us good Lord. Therefore with Angels etc. 2020-2021,  which is shed for you and for many While the Weekly Lectionary of the BCP can be used for 26. For Lections search, a drop down menu will show all the available scripture citations as soon as you start to type. PENTECOST XXVI (TRINITY XXV) On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets. took bread and gave you thanks; in one body by the cross. You alone are the Most High, the lectionary for Sunday services of worship organized around And now we give You thanks because in His victory over the grave a new age has dawned, the long reign of sin is ended, a broken world is being renewed, and man is once again made whole. I am the bread of life: whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst. And those whom we have forgotten, please O Lord, remember. Advent Year C (November 28, 2021) Dates of the Church Year, RCL Year B, 2021 (2020-2021) The LCMS lectionary is based on the Revised Common Lectionary but with some Trinity and Ordinary Time. (Congregation remains Standing,) Do this as often as you drink it, do this in remembrance of me”. President:   Let us pray. Nigeria was first evangelized by Anglican missionaries of the Church Missionary Society (CMS) in 1842, and to this day maintains the evangelical character typical of areas where the CMS was active. 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