St Bartholomew's Milehouse, Plymouth
St Bartholomew's Milehouse, Plymouth

Diocesan Broadcast Advent 2



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St Bartholomew’s & St Mark’s  Devonport.


Christian Disciples gathered together in Milehouse and Ford.

Second Sunday and week of Advent.

 6th December 2020.



The first candle on our Advent wreath is lit.     



Priest:   In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

People:  Amen


Priest:  The Lord be with you.

People: And also with you.


The Priest calls us to prayer and calls us to acknowledge our sins.


Priest:  Turn to us again, O God our Saviour, and let your anger

             cease from us. Lord have mercy.

People:  Lord have mercy.


Priest:  Show us your mercy, O Lord, and grant us your salvation.       

             Christ have mercy.

People:  Christ have mercy.


Priest:  Your salvation is near to those who fear you, that glory

             may dwell in our land. Lord have mercy.

People:  Lord have mercy.


Priest:  May Almighty God have mercy on us,

            Forgive us our sins,

            And bring us to everlasting life.     People:  Amen.



The Collect.                                                       


Priest: Let us pray:

The priest prays the prayer of the day, we all respond…

People: Amen.




First Reading: Isaiah 40:1-5, 9-11 (Bible page 581)


Advent Prose:  Rorate Caeli.

Response: Drop down ye heavens, from above, and let the skies pour down righteousness:


Second Reading: 2nd Peter 3:8-14 (Bible page 988)


Gospel reading: Mark 1:1-8 (Bible page 812)



Next Sunday’s readings: Isaiah 61:1-2, 10-11
1st Thessalonians 5:16-24  John 1:6-8, 19-28 (Advent 3)



The Apostles Creed                                                                                                           

Priest: Do you believe in God, the Father almighty,
creator of heaven and earth?
People: I do.

Priest: Do you believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord.
He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit
and born of the Virgin Mary.
He 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,
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again to judge the living and the dead?
People: I do.

Priest: Do you believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic Church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting?
People: I do.


Prayers are offered




The Peace.                                                                    


Priest:  The Priest introduces the peace with a suitable phrase.

             The Peace of the Lord be always with you.

People:  And also with you!                        


Liturgy of the Mass.                                                  



Priest:  Pray my Brothers and Sisters

              In Christ that our sacrifice may be

              acceptable to God, the Almighty Father.





People:  May the Lord accept the sacrifice

                at your hands for the praise

                and glory of his name, for our good,

                and the good of all his Church.

                The priest offers on offertory prayer.

People:  Amen.



The Eucharistic prayer.                                              


Priest:    The Lord be with You.                     

People:  And also with you.


Priest:    Lift up your hearts

People:  We lift them to the Lord.


Priest:   Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

People:  It is right to give thanks and praise.


       The Priest gives thanks to God

             for what he has done for us and then we say quietly:


People:    Holy, holy, holy Lord,

                  God of power and might.

                  Holy, holy, holy Lord,

God of power and might.

Heaven and earth are full, full of your glory

Hosanna, in the highest!

Hosanna, in the highest!


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

Hosanna, in the highest!

Hosanna, in the highest!


          The Priest invokes the Holy Spirit upon the bread and wine and

                        recalls the words of Christ at the last supper


Priest:  Great is the Mystery of Faith.

People: Christ has died, Christ is risen, Christ will come again!


          The priest offers prayers for the state of all Christian people living  and departed and asks for the prayers of the Saints concluding…


Through him, with him, and in him,

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
all glory and honour is yours,

Almighty Father, for ever and ever…

People: Amen. 


Priest:    As our Saviour has taught us so we pray:


All pray: 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.





An Act of Spiritual Communion for those unable to be present in church


My Jesus, 
I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament. 
I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul. 
Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally, 
come at least spiritually into my heart. 
I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You. 
Never permit me to be separated from You.





People:  Jesus, Lamb of God, have mercy on us.

                Jesus bearer of our sins, have mercy on us.

                Jesus redeemer of the world,

                grant us peace, grant us peace.


Priest:   This is the Lamb of God

               who takes away the sins of the world,

               happy are those who are called to his supper.

People:  Lord, I am not worthy to receive you:

               but only say the word and I shall be healed.              



Thanksgiving prayer                                                


Priest: Let us pray.

    The Priest offers a prayer of thanksgiving for the Eucharist.

People:  Amen.



Blessing & Dismissal.                                                              


Priest: The Lord be with you.

People: And also with you.

           The priest prays for God’s blessing upon us.

People: Amen



Priest: Go in the peace of Christ.  

People:  Thanks be to God!




The angel of the Lord brought tidings to Mary:

And she conceived by the Holy Spirit.


Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.

Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death.




Behold the handmaid of the Lord.

Be it unto me according to your word.


Hail Mary...


And the Word became flesh.

And dwelt among us.


Hail Mary...


Pray for us, O holy Mother of God.

That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.


Let us pray:

We beseech you, O Lord, pour your grace into our hearts; that as we have known the incarnation of your dear Son Jesus Christ by the message of an angel, so by his + cross and passion we may be brought to the glory of his resurrection; through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.



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