Leader: The Lord be with you.
All: And also with you.
Leader: Lift up your hearts.
All: We lift them up to the Lord.
Leader: Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
All: It is right to give our thanks and praise.
Leader: It is right, and a good and joyful thing, always and everywhere to give thanks to you, Almighty God.
You created us in your image.
You created us male, female and non binary.
You created us cis-gender and trans-gender.
You created us gay and straight and bisexual.
Each one of us is your beloved child.
We have told and believed lies denying our sacred worth.
You continue to call us back to you and to our true selves.
And so, with your people on earth
and all the company of heaven
we praise your name and join their unending hymn:
All: Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might,
Heaven and earth are full of your glory.
Hosanna in the highest.
Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord.
Hosanna in the highest.
Leader: Holy are you, and blessed is your Son Jesus Christ,
in whom you have revealed yourself, our light and our salvation.
In Jesus you drew close to us,
showing us how to live in relationship with you and others.
Throughout his life Jesus ate with all sorts of people.
He dined with sinner and saint,
insider and outsider,
upright and downtrodden,
making of that motley crew a beloved community.
On the night before Jesus died, he took the bread and the cup.
He gave thanks to you and gave it to his disciples and said: “Take eat and
drink. I give myself for you.
Do this in remembrance of me.
On the day you raised Jesus from the dead
he was recognized by his disciples in the breaking of the bread.
In the power of your Holy Spirit, the Church continues to eat with Jesus
as we offer ourselves in praise and thanksgiving as a holy and living sacrifice, in union with Christ’s offering for us, as we proclaim the mystery of faith.
All: Christ has died; Christ is risen; Christ will come again.
Leader: Pour out your Holy Spirit on us gathered here and on these gifts that in the breaking of this bread and the drinking from this cup we may know the presence of the living Christ, and be renewed as the body of Christ in the world.
If we are wounded, restore us.
If we are lost, redeem us.
If we are dead, resurrect us.
Through the power of your Holy Spirit
make us one with Christ,
one with each other and one in ministry to all the world
so that through us the world might know your limitless love,
your boundless mercy and your unending welcome.
Through Christ, with Christ, in Christ, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, all honor and glory is yours, almighty God, now and forever.
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