We joined together with the congregation from St Botolph’s Parish Church in the Colchester Town Centre to celebrate the Renewal of the Covenant between our churches.
Rev Mark Wallace led our thoughts based upon The Festival of Christ the King. He looked at the analogies between Jesus’ Crucifixion and the basic elements of a Royal Coronation in early times. We all renewed the Covenant between our churches, and shared Holy Communion together.
Order of Service for Sunday 24 11 2019
Parish Prayer Cycle: Pray for those who live or work in Culver Street, Trinity Street and Culver or Trinity Squares.
Daily Prayer Cycle: Praying today for Colchester Traffic Wardens.
Diocesan Prayer Cycle: Praying for retired Clergy, Readers and Lay Ministers who live and work in the Deanery of Hinckford.
Thought for the Week: –
“In sorrow and suffering, go straight to God with confidence, and you will be strengthened, enlightened and instructed”. St John of the Cross.
Welcome & Introduction.
HYMN: “Praise to the Lord, the almighty”.
Prayers of Preparation and Penitence.
Gloria in Excelsis.
Reading: Colossians 1 verses 11 to 20.
HYMN: “Thou who wast rich”.
Gospel Reading: Luke 23 verses 32 to 43.
The Act of Covenant Renewal.
Prayers of Intercession.
Offertory HYMN: “Alleluia! Sing to Jesus”.
The Eucharistic Prayer (Prayer B).
The Lord’s Prayer.
Breaking of the Bread.
Giving of Communion.
Prayer after Communion.
HYMN: “We have a gospel to proclaim”.