Holy Communion

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    The Lord be with you      (or)    The Lord is here.
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  and also with you.                   His Spirit is with us.
     
    Lift up your hearts.
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  We lift them to the Lord.
     
    Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
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  It is right to give thanks and praise.
     
    It is right to praise you, Father, Lord of all creation;
    in your love you made us for yourself.
     
    When we turned away
    you did not reject us,
    but came to meet us in your Son.
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  You embraced us as your children
    and welcomed us to sit and eat with you.
     
    In Christ you shared our life
    that we might live in him and he in us.
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  He opened his arms of love upon the cross
    and made for all the perfect sacrifice for sin.
     
    On the night he was betrayed,
    at supper with his friends
    he took bread, and gave you thanks;
    he broke it and gave it to them, saying:
    Take, eat; this is my body which is given for you;
    do this in remembrance of me.
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  Father, we do this in remembrance of him:
    his body is the bread of life.
     
    At the end of supper, taking the cup of wine,
    he gave you thanks, and said:
    Drink this, all of you; this is my blood of the new covenant,
    which is shed for you for the forgiveness of sins;
    do this in remembrance of me.
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  Father, we do this in remembrance of him:
    his blood is shed for all.
     
    As we proclaim his death and celebrate his rising in glory,
    send your Holy Spirit that this bread and this wine
    may be to us the body and blood of your dear Son.
     
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  As we eat and drink these holy gifts
    make us one in Christ, our risen Lord.
     
    With your whole Church throughout the world
    we offer you this sacrifice of praise
    and lift our voice to join the eternal song of heaven:
     
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  Holy, holy, holy Lord,
    God of power and might,
    Heaven and earth are full of your glory.
    Hosanna in the highest.
     
    The service continues with the Lord's Prayer.