St John the Baptist,

Hall Drive, Hagley


St Saviour's,

Park Road, Hagley

Charity Commission Registration: 1132263


The Benefice of Hagley and Clent

Tel: 01562 886363
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Rector: Richard Newton                01562 882442

Associate Priest: Kim Topham      07952 162 373


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Holy Communion

25 February - Lent 2 - St Saviour’s



Call to Worship and Opening Prayers



The Lord be with you

and also with you.



God of covenant and cross,
you come alongside us and call us to follow,
to take up our cross of our own free will,
to carry it to the end that only you know,
so that we might lay hold of all that you promise.

You invite us to learn to trust without clear seeing;
and maybe only later to recognise your goodness to us.



Loving God,
we are aware of your presence with us,
calling us ever deeper into your love.
Prepare us
to be open to every new challenge,
whatever it involves,
and however unsettling it may seem.
Help us to see everything with fresh eyes,

as you speak to us in truth;

through Jesus our teacher and our Saviour.




Opening Hymn                  52        At the name of Jesus



Asking for God’s forgiveness


Jesus told his disciples that life might be tough sometimes.

Loving God, we confess those times

when we take the easy way out.



When we choose to walk the way of the world

rather than carry the weight of the cross,
Forgive us, and set our minds on you.



For those moments when we see obstacles

and you see stepping stones,
Forgive us, and set our minds on you.



When we just see the years behind us,

and you see the years ahead:
Forgive us, and set our minds on you.



When our vision is narrowed

by our own ideas of what we think we might achieve,
Forgive us, and set our minds on you.



With your forgiveness
give us for strength for today

and wisdom for the future;
in Jesus' name.



Praise and Thanksgiving  


We thank you, Jesus,
for exceeding our expectations,
for loving us more than we can imagine,
and for blessing us more than we deserve.
You suffered but you didn’t give up.


Help us to have courage

when we are called to carry our cross,

and to help each other
through life’s ups and downs;

for the sake of you and the good news.




A Collect


Almighty God,
by the prayer and discipline of Lent
may we enter into the mystery of Christ’s sufferings,
and by following in his Way
come to share in his glory;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.





The Lenten 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 for ever.







An Old Testament Reading                 Genesis 17.1-7, 15-16  




A New Testament Reading                 Romans 4.13-end 



Gradual Hymn                             358       In the cross of Christ I glory



A Gospel Reading                                Mark 8.31-end


         Hear the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Mark

            Glory to you, O Lord.


 At end:           

            This is the Gospel of the Lord

            Praise to you, O Christ.     



A Reflection



An Affirmation of Faith


Let us declare our faith in God.


We believe in God the Father,
from whom every family
in heaven and on earth is named.


We believe in God the Son,
who lives in our hearts through faith,
and fills us with his love.


We believe in God the Holy Spirit,
who strengthens us
with power from on high.


We believe in one God;
Father, Son and Holy Spirit.  Amen.




The Peace


Jesus says:

‘Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you.

Do not let your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.’


The peace of the Lord be always with you

and also with you.


We convey an expression of peace to one another.



Offertory Hymn     380       Jesus Christ, I think upon your sacrifice 



Prayers at the preparation of the table



God of mercy and compassion,

your Word calls us home to faith and love;

accept all we offer you this day,

in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord.



Blessed are you, Lord God of all creation:

through your goodness we have this bread to set before you,

which earth has given and human hands have made.

It will become for us the bread of life.

Blessed be God for ever.


Blessed are you, Lord God of all creation:

through your goodness we have this wine to set before you,

fruit of the vine and work of human hands.

It will become for us the cup of salvation.

Blessed be God for ever.



The Eucharistic Prayer and Communion


The Lord is here.

His Spirit is with us.


Lift up your hearts.

We lift them to the Lord.


Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

It is right to give thanks and praise.


It is indeed right and good

to give you thanks and praise,

almighty God and everlasting Father,

through Jesus Christ your Son.


For in these forty days

you lead us into the desert of repentance

that through a pilgrimage of prayer and discipline

we may grow in grace and learn to be your people once again.


Through fasting, prayer and acts of service

you bring us back to your generous heart.


Through study of your holy word

you open our eyes to your presence in the world

and free our hands to welcome others

into the radiant splendour of your love.


As we prepare to celebrate the Easter feast

with joyful hearts and minds we bless you for your mercy

and join with saints and angels for ever praising you and saying:



Holy, holy, holy is the Lord.

Holy is the Lord God almighty!

Holy, holy, holy is the Lord.

Holy is the Lord God almighty!

Who was and is, and is to come;

holy, holy, holy is the Lord.



Blessed, blessed, blest is he who comes,

Blest is he who comes in the Lord’s name.

Blessed, blessed, blest is he who comes,

blest is he who comes in the Lord’s name.

Hosanna in the heights of heav’n.

Holy, holy, holy is the Lord.



We praise and bless you, loving Father,

through Jesus Christ, our Lord;

and as we obey his command

send your Holy Spirit, that broken bread and wine outpoured

may be for us the body and blood of your dear Son.



On the night before he died he had supper with his friends

and, taking bread, he praised you.

He broke the bread, gave it to them and said:

take, eat; this is my body which is given for you;

do this in remembrance of me.



When supper was ended he took the cup of wine.

Again he praised you, gave it to them and said:

Drink this, all of you;

this is my blood of the new covenant,

which is shed for you and for many for the forgiveness of sins.

Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.



So, Father, we remember all that Jesus did,

in him we plead with confidence his sacrifice

made once for all upon the cross.

Bringing before you the bread of life and cup of salvation,

we proclaim his death and resurrection until he comes in glory.


Jesus Christ is Lord:

Lord, by your cross and resurrection

you have set us free.

You are the Saviour of the world.


Lord of all life, help us to work together for that day

when your kingdom comes

and justice and mercy will be seen in all the earth.


Look with favour on your people,

gather us in your loving arms

and bring us with all the saints to feast at your table in heaven.


Through Christ, and with Christ, and in Christ,

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

all honour and glory are yours, O loving Father,

for ever and ever.  Amen.




The Lord's Prayer


Lord Jesus, remember us in your kingdom

and teach us to pray.


Our Father in heaven,

hallowed be your name,

your kingdom come,

your will be done,

on earth as in heaven.

Give us today our daily bread.

Forgive us our sins

as we forgive those who sin against us.

Lead us not into temptation

but deliver us from evil.

For the kingdom, the power,

and the glory are yours

now and for ever.  Amen.






The Breaking of the Bread


We break this bread
to share in the body of Christ.

Though we are many, we are one body,
because we all share in one bread.



The  Repton Agnus



O Lamb of God, come cleanse our hearts               

and take our sin away.                                  

O Lamb of God, your grace impart,     

and let our guilty fear depart,                         

have mercy, Lord, we pray,                                   

have mercy, Lord, we pray.           


O Lamb of God, our lives restore,

our guilty souls release.

Into our lives your Spirit pour

and let us live for evermore

in perfect heavenly peace,

in perfect heavenly peace.



The Invitation


Jesus is the Lamb of God

who takes away the sins of the world.

Happy are those who are called to his supper.


Lord, I am not worthy to receive you,

but only say the word, and I shall be healed.


Everyone is invited to receive communion or a blessing.



Communion Hymn              687                Take my life, and let it be


Closing Prayers and Blessing



Loving God,
We thank you for the wonderful times,
when our hearts are singing.
We thank you also,
that you are with us in the difficult times,
when we are confused and don’t understand.
Help us to feel your presence at all times,
to hear your guidance and learn to trust you,
knowing that good times will come again.



Almighty God,
we thank you for feeding us
with the body and blood of your Son Jesus Christ.
Through him we offer you our souls and bodies
to be a living sacrifice.

Send us out
in the power of your Spirit
to live and work
to your praise and glory.




Christ give you grace to grow in holiness,
to deny yourselves, take up your cross, and follow him;

and of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord;

and the blessing of God almighty,
the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit,
be among you and remain with you always.




Closing Hymn                  834       Will you come and follow me




Lord, grant us patience to endure,
faith to trust in you,
joy to see you at work,
and hope to believe that all will be well;
in the name of Jesus.



Go in peace to love and serve the Lord.

In the name of Christ. Amen.



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Hymns and songs are reproduced under CCLI no. 154120


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