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 - 14 April - Easter 3

St Saviour’s


Call to Worship and Opening Prayers



The Lord be with you

and also with you.


Alleluia.  Christ is risen.

He is risen indeed.  Alleluia.



The disciples were frightened and didn’t know what would happen next.
You came to them, to show them you were there for them.
Loving Jesus,
be there for us.


The disciples were mixed up, and not sure what to think.
You showed them your hands and feet,
and shared a meal with them.
Loving Jesus,
share with us.


The disciples were happy, but didn’t know what to do.
You talked to them and taught them,
and told them the story of God’s love.
Loving Jesus,
tell us the story too.


Risen Lord,
open our ears to hear you speaking;
open our eyes to see you in the ordinary;
open our minds, that we might understand your will -
for our lives and for our world.  Amen.


Opening Hymn      32        Alleluia, alleluia, hearts to heaven and voices

Asking for God’s forgiveness


O God, you have called us to be your people.


For times we are set in our ways,

and refuse to change or try new ideas,

Living God,
forgive us and startle us into new life.


For times we set up barriers to others,

and fail to recognise your voice or your presence in those who are different from us.

Living God,
forgive us and startle us into new life.


For times we are so preoccupied maintaining our customs

that we miss the moments of revelation or new insights.

Living God,
forgive us and startle us into new life.


Loving God, even when our disbelief outweighs our joy,

you forgive us.
Open our hearts to receive all you would bless us with
and equip us to witness to your extraordinary love
in everyday life and in everyday ways;
in Jesus’ name.


Praise and Thanksgiving  


Risen Jesus, what a gift we have to share!
- news of new life, release from sin
and the refreshment that comes from your presence.
We thank you
for calling us to be your people -
a people living in the freedom of your love,
constantly renewed and refreshed by your Spirit.

May we live in such a way
that people will see that we have been with you,
and will be drawn to come to see you for themselves,
and share your risen life.



Giving glory to God


Glory be to God in heaven,

and to all on earth, his peace;

Lord and Father, King in glory,

gifts of praise in us release,

so our worship and thanksgiving

from our hearts will never cease


Christ on earth, sent by the Father

to redeem, renew, restore;

risen Lamb, in glory seated,

hear our prayers, Lord, we implore.

Now to Father, Son, and Spirit

be all glory evermore.



A Collect


Risen Christ,
you filled your disciples with boldness and fresh hope:
strengthen us to proclaim your risen life
and fill us with your peace,
to the glory of God the Father.




First Reading                                                  Acts 3. 12-19



Second Reading                                   1 John 3. 1-7



Gradual Hymn                             390       Jesus lives, thy terror now



A Gospel Reading                                Luke 24-36b-48


         Hear the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Luke

            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 affirm our faith in God:


We believe and trust in God the Father,

who made all things.


We believe and trust in his Son Jesus Christ,

who redeemed the world.


We believe and trust in his Holy Spirit,

who gives life to the people of God.


We believe and trust in one God,

Father, Son and Holy Spirit.  Amen.





         The Peace


The risen Christ came and stood among his disciples
and said, ‘Peace be with you.’

Then were they glad when they saw the Lord. Alleluia.


The peace of the Lord be always with you

and also with you.


We convey an expression of peace to one another.



Offertory Hymn     850       You stood there on the shoreline



Prayers at the preparation of the table


Lord Jesus, you gave everything for us.
With these our gifts,

we offer you all that we have, and are, and will be,
praying that you will reach out through us

so that others may come to share in your risen life.



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.


We give you thanks and praise

for the gospel we have received.

Christ died for our sins:  Alleluia!

He is risen indeed!  Alleluia!



He was laid in the tomb:

but death could not hold him;

you raised him to life on the third day:  Alleluia!

He is risen indeed.  Alleluia!



Where death came to all, and sin reigned,

now new life has come through Christ,

and he reigns for ever:  Alleluia!

He is risen indeed.  Alleluia!



We have been crucified with Christ:

now we live his risen life,

and praise you for ever

with angels and archangels, singing:



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.



Accept our praises, heavenly Father,

through your Son our Saviour Jesus Christ,

and as we follow his example and obey his command,

grant that by the power of your Holy Spirit

these gifts of bread and wine

may be to us his body and his blood;



who, in the same night that he was betrayed,

took bread and gave you thanks;

he broke it and gave it to his disciples, saying:

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

do this in remembrance of me.



In the same way, after supper

he took the cup and gave you thanks;

he gave it to them, saying:

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.



Therefore, heavenly Father,

we remember his offering of himself

made once for all upon the cross;

we proclaim his mighty resurrection and glorious ascension;

and with this bread and this cup

we make the memorial of Christ your Son our Lord.



Jesus Christ is Lord;

Lord, by your cross and resurrection

you have set us free.

You are the Saviour of the world.


Accept through him, our great high priest,

this our sacrifice of thanks and praise,

and as we eat and drink these holy gifts

in the presence of your divine majesty,

renew us by your Spirit,

inspire us with your love

and unite us in the body of your Son,

Jesus Christ our Lord.


Through him, and with him, and in him,

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

with all who stand before you in earth and heaven,

we worship you, Father almighty,

in songs of everlasting praise:


Blessing and honour and glory and power

be yours for ever and ever.  Amen.



The Lord's Prayer


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. 


The Breaking of the Bread



‘I am the bread which has come down from heaven’,

says the Lord.

Give us this bread for ever.




Agnus Dei - Betty Pulkingham



Jesus, Lamb of God,

have mercy on us.


Jesus, bearer of our sins,

have mercy on us.


Jesus, redeemer of the world,

grant us peace.





The Invitation


The gifts of God for the people of God.

Jesus Christ is holy,

Jesus Christ is Lord,

to the glory of God the Father.


Everyone is invited to receive communion or a blessing




Communion Hymn                       558       O let the Son of God enfold you



Closing Prayers and Blessing


We love to hear stories about long ago.
But your story isn’t finished, Lord Jesus.
Now we have to play our part,
by telling others all about you.
Help us to be good witnesses for you!



Father of all,

We give you thanks and praise,

that when we were still far off

you met us in your Son and brought us home.

Dying and living, he declared your love,

gave us grace, and opened the gate of glory.

May we who share Christ’s body live his risen life;

we who drink his cup bring life to others;

we whom the spirit lights give light to the world.

Keep us firm in the hope you have set before us,

so we and all your children shall be free,

and the whole earth live to praise your name;

through Christ our Lord.




May God’s blessing be with you:

a blessing from the one

who calls us together;

a blessing from the one

who never deserts us;

a blessing from the one

who is with us at all times and in all places;
and the blessing of God almighty,

the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit,

be among you and remain with you always.




Closing Hymn                  150      Crown him with many crowns






Through everything we experience this week,
with all its ups and downs and emotions,
help us to hold fast to the joy and hope

your resurrection brings.



Go in peace to love and serve the Lord.   Alleluia, Alleluia.

In the name of Christ. Alleluia, Alleluia.


Please stand for the Eucharistic Prayer if you can - but if you would rather sit, then please do so.



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