The Holy Communion

Offertory Sentence                                                                                                             

Offertory Anthem       “I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day”      

Doxology                                                                                        HYMNAL #380, vs 3

Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;

Praise God, all creatures here below;

Praise God above, ye heavenly host:

Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.                    

 The Great Thanksgiving

Eucharistic Prayer A

 The people remain standing.

                           The Lord be with you.

People                       And also with you.

Celebrant Lift up your hearts.

People                      We lift them to the Lord.

Celebrant Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

People                       It is right to give God thanks and praise.

It is right, and a good and joyful thing, always and everywhere to give thanks to you, Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth . . .

Therefore we praise you, joining our voices with Angels and Archangels and with all the company of heaven, who for ever sing this hymn to proclaim the glory of your Name:

Celebrant and People

Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might,

heaven and earth are full of your glory.

    Hosanna in the highest.

Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.

    Hosanna in the highest.

The people stand, sit or kneel.

We give thanks to you, O God, for the goodness and love which you have made know to us in creation . . .  

Therefore, according to his command, O Father,

 Celebrant and People

We remember his death,

We proclaim his resurrection,

We await his coming in glory;

And we offer our sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving to you, O Lord of all . . . 

Through Jesus Christ our Lord, the firstborn of all creation, the head of the Church, and the author of our salvation.

By him, and with him, and in him, in the unity of the Holy Spirit all honor and glory is yours, Almighty Father, now and for ever.  AMEN.

And now, as our Savior Christ has taught us, we are bold to sing,

The Lord's Prayer   LEVAS II, #264                                                   

 Our Father, which art in heaven,

Hallowed be thy name,

Thy kingdom come,

Thy will be done

On earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread.

And forgive us our debts

as we forgive our debtors.

And lead us not into temptation,

But deliver us from evil.

For thine is the kingdom,

and the power, and the glory,

forever. Amen.

Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us;

Therefore let us keep the feast.        

Fraction Anthem    “Make Us One Lord”

Make us one, Lord, make us one

Holy Spirit make us one, let your love flow

So the world will know, we are one in You


 The Communion     

 Communion Hymn  

 “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel”              HYMNAL, #56


O come, O come, Emmanuel, and ransom captive Israel,

that mourns in lonely exile here until the Son of God appear.


Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel

shall come to thee, O Israel!


O come, thou Wisdom from on high, who orderest all things mightily;

to us the path of knowledge show, and teach us in her ways to go.



O come, O come, thou Lord of might, who to thy tribes on Sinai’s height

in ancient times didst give the law, in cloud, and majesty, and awe.



O come, Desire of nations, bind in one the hearts of all mankind;

bid thou our sad divisions cease, and be thyself our King of Peace.



O come, O come, Emmanuel, and ransom captive Israel,

that mourns in lonely exile here until the Son of God appear.



St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church

“If you desire to praise him, then live what you express. Live good lives, and you yourselves will be his praise.”


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