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Service Times

Coronavirus;

Update 23/09/2020

In line with recent advice provided by both Church House and the Church of England St Peter's church will be open to provide a form of communion service   from Sunday 05/07/2020.

There will be distancing measures in place as well as hand sanitiser. There will also be a register to log in and out of the church. This is to aid the track and trace system.

We thank you for your patients at this time.

We hope and pray our services will return to normal as soon as possible. The full text of the Coronavirus guidance can be viewed at the addresses below.

https://www.carlislediocese.org.uk/coronavirus/

https://www.churchofengland.org/more/media-centre/news/church-england-updates-advice-coronavirus

Our prayers are with those who have contracted the virus. We pray that our doctors, nurses, all health care professionals and assistants are strengthened in the name of Christ to deliver all patients to full health.

For those who cannot access the internet the Church of England has launched a free dial-in service, available 24/7;

0800 804 8044

Please share with those who may benefit.

Sunday

8.00am Holy Communion

9.30am Family communion

6.00pm Evening Prayer (Book of Common Prayer)

Thursday

6.30pm Holy Communion

Baptisms and Weddings by arrangement. Please contact the Priest in Charge.

Prayers

Instrument of Your Peace – St. Francis of

Assisi

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.

Where there is hatred, let me sow love,

Where there is injury, pardon

Where there is doubt, faith,

Where there is despair, hope,

Where there is darkness, light,

Where there is sadness, joy.

 

O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console,

not so much to be understood as to understand,

not so much to be loved, as to love;

for it is in giving that we receive,

it is in pardoning that we are pardoned,

it is in dying that we awake to eternal life.

Amen

Understanding Prayer

God of all understanding, you have promised to give wisdom to anyone who asks.

As I walk through life, give me wisdom and understanding in every decision I make.

Guide my thoughts and direct my steps.

When I experience uncertainty and confusion, may I lean on your limitless wisdom.

May your Holy Spirit be at work in me like a lamp to my feet and a shield to my mind.

Help me to think clearly and calmly.

Help me to act with confidence and wisdom.

Help me to glorify you in everything I do.

Through Jesus Christ our Lord,

Amen.

Peace Of Mind Prayer

All-Knowing Father, you know and direct my future.

You make all things work together for my good.

Help me to trust you as I think about my future.

Give me peace of mind.

Whatever happens, I know that you are working for my good and your glory.

Help me to live with freedom, knowing that my future is in your mighty hand.

I do not know what is around the corner but nothing can take you by surprise.

I face uncertainty but I can be certain that you are in control and that you are good.

Through Jesus Christ our Lord,

Amen.

Remove My Fear Prayer

Heavenly Father, help me feel peace when I feel afraid.

When I feel surrounded by trouble and pressure help me know I am surrounded by you.

What can the world do to me when you are with me?

Replace my fear of the future with trust in your provision and care.

Replace my fear of rejection with confidence in my identity as your child.

Replace my fear of failure with faith that you go before me.

May your peace sink deeply into my mind and my heart.

Through Jesus Christ our Lord,

Amen.

Love and Kindness Prayer

God of the Universe thank you that you are my creator, you know me better than anyone else.

You made me and you love me.

The same hand that threw stars into space reaches down to me with a gentle touch.

Help me to cast all my anxieties onto you because you care for me.

Let me be filled with the peace that comes from knowing your love and kindness.

Whatever I do, in word or deed, may I do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father.

Through Jesus Christ our Lord,

Amen.

SPIRITUAL COMMUNION

When unable to attend Church

† In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen.

OUR FATHER  

Collect

Let the power of the Holy Spirit come upon me, O Lord, I beseech you: mercifully cleanse my heart and defend me from all adversities. Through Christ our Lord. Amen

 The Epistle (Revelation 3:20)

Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me..

The Gospel (St. John 15:5)

“I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing..

Take a moment to think of the failures of the Past week: recall any sins you have committed Since your last Communion and offer them to Christ.

Act of Contrition

O God, I am very sorry that I have sinned against you who are so good. Forgive me for Jesus’ sake, and I will try to sin no more.

 

Act of Reception

In union, dear Lord, with the faithful at every altar of thy Church where thy blessed Body and Blood are being offered to the Father, I desire to offer you praise and thanksgiving. I believe that you are truly present in the Holy Sacrament And since I cannot now receive you sacramentally, I beseech you to come spiritually into my heart. I unite myself unto you, and embrace you with all the affections of my soul.

Let me never be separated from you. Let me live and die in your love. Amen.

Come Lord Jesus dwell in your servant in the fullness of your strength, in the perfection of your ways, and in the holiness of your spirit, and rule over every hostile power in the might of your Spirit, and to the glory of your Father. Amen.

May the Body and Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ preserve my body and soul unto everlasting life. Amen

Act of Praise and Thanksgiving

† Blessed, praised, and adored be Jesus Christ on his throne of glory in Heaven, and in the most Holy Sacrament of the Altar. Amen.

 Anima Christi

Soul of Christ, sanctify me.

Body of Christ, save me;

Blood of Christ, inebriate me;

Water from the side of Christ, wash me;

Passion of Christ, strengthen me;

O good Jesus, hear me;

Within your wounds hide me;

Suffer me not to be separated from you;

From the malicious enemy defend me;

In the hour of my death call me’

And bid me come to you.

That with the Saints I may praise you

For ever and ever. Amen.

 

† In the Name of the Father, and of the Son,

and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

 

 

 

 

 

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