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I: THE ENTRANCE
Prior to the service the church bells are rung three times. At the end of the third time, three times three strokes of the bell are heard, calling to prayer.

1. OPENING (ORGAN PRELUDE/THE VOLUNTARY)
After the final nine strokes of the bell the service begins with the organist playing a prelude (the voluntary) or a biblical hymn, during which the pastor goes and stands before the altar.

2. INTRODUCTORY PRAYER
The introductory prayer is read by a member of the congregation. During this prayer the pastor kneels before the altar.

3 OPENING HYMN

4. GREETING
The pastor, facing the congregation, says:
The Lord be with you!
The congregation: And also with you!

5. INTRODUCTORY COLLECT
The pastor continues:
Let us pray.

Here the Collect of the Day is said by the pastor, turning to face the altar. 
Amen.

II THE LITURGY OF WORD

6 OLD TESTAMENT READING 
All stand for the reading of the biblical texts.

7 HYMN

8 NEW TESTAMENT READING, from the epistles or the gospels.

9 THE APOSTLES' CREED 
All stand for the Creed, which is said or sung by the pastor and congregation in unison. The Creed may be introduced by the pastor with the following words: Let us profess our Christian faith. When a baptism takes place during the service the Creed may be omitted here.   
 
We renounce the devil and all his works and all his ways.
We believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth.
We believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried; He descended to the dead. On the third day He rose again; He ascended into heaven, He is seated at the right hand of the Father, and He will come to judge the living and the dead.
We believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Christian Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting.
Amen.

10 HYMN preceding the sermon

11 GOSPEL READING 
From the pulpit the pastor introduces the reading from the Gospel with the following words: 
From the Holy Gospel according to …. (Matthew, Mark, Luke or John)
All stand and sing the response: 
God be praised for his joyful tidings.
The text is read by the pastor.

12 THE SERMON
The sermon may start with a short prayer. 
The sermon concludes with a doxology:
Praise and thanks and eternal glory be to You,
our God,
Father, Son and Holy Ghost, 
who was and is and shall be one, triune God, 
most praised from the beginning, now and for evermore.
Amen.

13 PRAYER OF THE CHURCH
This prayer is said from the pulpit in connection with the sermon. 
If there is no baptism or Holy Communion the prayer is concluded with the Lord’s Prayer. 
The prayer may be freely formulated.

The Apostolic blessing concludes what is said from the pulpit and all stand for the blessing.

Let us with the Apostles wish one another:
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ,
and the love of God,
and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit,
be with us all evermore. Amen.

14 HYMN FOLLOWING THE SERMON
During this hymn the pastor goes and stands before the altar.

III HOLY COMMUNION

15 THE PRAYER OF HOLY COMMUNION
Holy Communion begins with one of the following three introductionsa 
a The pastor says (facing the congregation):
Dear friends in Christ! Our Lord Jesus Christ Himself said: "I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst.” In His holy supper our crucified and resurrected Saviour gives Himself to us, so that whoever hungers and thirsts for righteousness may find the food and drink of eternal life here. Come to Him in faithful obedience and receive His invitation when He says: “Take and eat; drink from it, all of you; do this in remembrance of me!” He will then unite himself to you, that you may always remember Him on your journey on this earth and one day be welcomed at His feast in heaven. With all our heart we pray:

This introduction may be omitted.

The pastor says (facing the altar):
Our Lord and Saviour who rose from the dead 
to be lovingly and richly present in our midst
Grant us that may we receive Your body and blood
in remembrance of You
and as the affirmation of our belief in the forgiveness of sins.
Cleanse us from our sins
and let the hope of eternal life shine forth in our lives.
Make our heart ever more loving
and let us with all believers be united with You
as You are one with the Father.
All: 
Amen.

Here follow the Lord’s Prayer and the Words of Institution.

b The pastor says or chants (facing the congregation) :
Lift up your hearts to the Lord,
Let us praise His name.
The pastor continues (facing the altar): 
Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty, who was, and is, 
and is to come.
All:
Hosanna in the highest!
Pastor:
Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord
Hosanna in the highest!

All sing (possibly only the 1st verse):

O Lamb of God
Tune: Thomas Laub 1888

1. O Lamb of God
upon the cross,
You bore all sins full knowing,
our comfort thence is flowing;
on us below
Your mercy show!

2. O Lamb of God
upon the cross,
You bore all sins full knowing
from there all peace is flowing;
from heav’n above
give peace and love.

3. O Lamb of God
upon the cross,
You bore all sins full knowing
from there all life is flowing; 
though we must die,
raise us on high!

Text: Agnus Dei (Latin), German c. 1500, N.F.S. Grundtvig 1837
Trans: Edward Broadbridge 2009
DDS 439

The pastor says or chants:
Our Lord and Saviour who rose from the dead 
to be lovingly and richly present in our midst
Grant us that we may receive your body and blood
in remembrance of you
and as the affirmation of our belief in the forgiveness of sins.
Cleanse us from our sins
and let the hope of eternal life shine forth in our lives.
Make our heart ever more loving
and let us with all believers be united with you
as you are one with the Father.
All:
Amen.

Here follow the Lord’s Prayer and the Words of Institution.

c The pastor says or chants (facing the congregation) :
Lift up your hearts to the Lord
Let us praise His name
The pastor continues (facing the altar): 
We thank and praise You, Almighty God, Father,
through Jesus Christ, our Lord.
You created heaven and all its hosts,
earth and everything upon it.
You give us the breath of life 
every day You fill us with your goodness.
Joining our voices with all the choirs of angels,
with the church on earth
and the hosts of heaven 
we therefore sing Your praise: 
All sing: 
Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty. 
Heaven and earth are full of Your glory. 
Hosanna in the highest. 
Pastor:
Blessed is He that comes in the name of the Lord. 
All:
Hosanna in the highest.

The pastor says or chants:
Our Lord and Saviour who rose from the dead 
to be lovingly and richly present in our midst
Grant us that we may receive Your body and blood
in remembrance of You
and as the affirmation of our belief in the forgiveness of sins.
Cleanse us from our sins
and let the hope of eternal life shine forth in our lives.
Make our heart ever more loving
and let us with all believers be united with You
as You are one with the Father.
All:
Amen.

Or

Holy God and Father, we praise You
that You have rescued us from the power of darkness
and transferred us into the kingdom of Your beloved Son,
With gratitude we recall
His bitter suffering and death,
His victorious resurrection and ascension 
and look forward to His glorious return.
We beseech You:
Send Your Holy Spirit upon us and to this meal
Grant that we may faithfully receive the body and blood
of Our Lord Jesus Christ
and thereby take part in His perfect sacrifice
that brings forgiveness of sins and eternal life. 
Let us through His love be ever more united
with all believers 
and be one with Your people
when You gather them in Your kingdom.

When Communion Prayer c is used the hymn “O Lamb of God” is sung either before or during the administering of the bread and wine. 

16 THE LORD’S PRAYER
The pastor (or the pastor and the congregation in unison)
(traditional:) 
Our Father, who 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 trespasses,
as we forgive those
who trespass against us; 
and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
For Thine is the kingdom, 
the power, and the glory, 
for ever and ever. 
Amen.

17 THE WORDS OF INSTITUTION
All stand and the pastor continues to read or chant the Words of Institution. Whilst saying or chanting the words the pastor holds up the bread and the chalice, facing the congregation (alternatively the altar).

On the night in which He was betrayed, Our Lord Jesus Christ took bread and gave thanks; broke it and gave it to His disciples, saying: Take and eat; this is my body, given for you. Do this in remembrance of me. 
Likewise, after supper, He took the cup, gave thanks, and gave it for all to drink, saying: This cup is the new covenant in my blood, shed for you for the forgiveness of sin. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.
 
18 COMMUNION
After the Words of Institution communicants go to the altar and kneel. To each communicant the pastor or a member of the congregation delivers the bread, saying:
The Body of Christ.
And then the chalice, the pastor saying:
The Blood of Christ.
Before each group of communicants leaves the altar, the pastor says (whilst making the sign of the cross with the chalice):
The crucified and risen Saviour,
Our Lord, Jesus Christ
who has now given you/us His holy body and blood
for your/our redemption
may He strengthen and uphold you/us
in true faith unto eternal life.

After each group of communicants except the last the pastor may prefer to say:
Peace be with you!
During the administering of bread and wine a hymn may be sung, the organ may play, or there is silence. 
After communion each group of communicants returns to their seats and a hymn may be sung.

IV THE DISMISSAL

19 CLOSING COLLECT
The pastor says or chants (facing the congregation):
Let us pray!
The closing collect is spoken or chanted by the pastor (facing the altar).

Following communion:
We thank You, Lord, our God, Father Almighty,
that You have so mercifully showered these gifts of life upon us.
We beseech You
that You will let Your wondrous gifts come to life within us
so that our faith may be strengthened and our hope be deeply rooted
and the love of our neighbour may be vibrant in our hearts
for the sake of Your Son, Jesus Christ, our Lord.

20 THE BENEDICTION
All stand for the Benediction. The pastor says or chants:

The Lord bless you and keep you. 
The Lord make His face shine upon you and be gracious unto you. 
The Lord lift up His countenance upon you and give you peace. 
All: 
Amen, amen, amen

After the Benediction, the pastor makes the sign of the cross.

21 CLOSING HYMN

22 CLOSING PRAYER
Before the prayer announcements are made and the closing prayer is read by a member of the congregation. During this prayer the pastor kneels before the altar.

23. ORGAN POSTLUDE