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Congregational responses in our liturgy


Minister The Lord be with you!

All And also with you!

Minister …you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength; and you shall love your neighbor as yourself. But brothers, have we wholly obeyed in this?

All No—we have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God.


Minister …for your name’s sake, Lord, have mercy!

All Lord have mercy!

Minister Let us give thanks to the Lord, for he is good!

All His steadfast love endures forever!

Scripture reading

Minister A reading from { passage }. These are God’s words.

All By them we live.

Response of faith

Minister Our Father—

All 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 debts

As we also have forgiven our debtors

And lead us not into temptation

But deliver us from the evil one

For thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory

Forever and ever


The Lord eats with us

Minister Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body. Peace be with you.

All And also with you.

Minister …This place where he abides is in us, as we abide in him. For the cup which we bless—is it not a sharing in the blood of Christ? The bread which we break—is it not a sharing in the body of Christ?

All Yes, we who are many, are one bread, one body.

The Lord commissions us

Minister …Be strong and of good courage; behold, he it is that goes with you. He will never fail you, nor forsake you. Fear him alone, and be not dismayed by the wicked.

All When the whirlwind passes, they are no more—but the righteous are an everlasting foundation.

Minister Praise God from whom all blessings flow—

All Praise him all creatures here below

Praise him above ye heav’nly host

Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost!


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All Amen! We go in the name of Christ.