St Augustine’s Church, Grove Park 336 Baring Road, SE12 0DX  Vicar: Rev. Gavin Berriman

Readings and Eucharistic Prayer

Lent 5 - Wednesday

Isaiah 42

Here is my servant whom I uphold, my chosen one in whom my soul delights.

I have endowed him with my spirit that he may bring true justice to the nations.

He does not cry out or shout aloud, or make his voice heard in the streets.

He does not break the crushed reed, nor quench the wavering flame.

Faithfully he brings true justice; he will neither waver nor be crushed

until true justice is established on earth, for the islands are awaiting his law.

This is the word of the Lord.


As a hart longs for flowing streams

So longs my soul for you, O God.

My soul thirsts for you, for you are the living God

When shall I behold your face?

I place my hope in you, my God

Why be cast down O my soul?

And why be so disquieted within me?

I place my hope in you, my God

For you are my help and my strength.

I place my hope in you, my God

Deep calls to deep

As you announce your steadfast love.

By day and by night your song is with me

An offering of prayer to the God of my life.

I place my hope in you, my God

A reading from the Holy Gospel of St John

Jesus said to them:

“I tell you most solemnly, whoever keeps my word will never see death.”

 The Jews said:

“Now we know for certain that you are possessed. Abraham is dead, and the prophets are dead;

Are you greater than them? Who are you claiming to be?”

 Jesus answered:

“If I were to seek my own glory that would be no glory at all.

My glory is conferred by the Father, by the one you say is your God,

although you do not know him, but I do know him.

Your father Abraham rejoiced to think that he would see my day; he saw it and was glad.”

 Then they said:

“You are not yet fifty, and you say you have seen Abraham?”

Jesus said:

“I tell you solemnly, before Abraham ever was, I Am.

 At this they picked up stones to throw at him, but Jesus had hid himself and left the Temple.”

 This is the Gospel of the Lord.

The Eucharistic Prayer


The Lord be with you           And also with you

Lift up your hearts     We lift them to the Lord

Let us give thanks to the Lord our God    It is right to give him thanks and praise

Father, we give you thanks and praise through your beloved Son Jesus Christ, your living Word

through whom you have created all things: who was sent by you, in your great goodness,

to be our saviour. By the power of the Holy Spirit he took flesh; and as your Son, born of the blessed virgin, he lived on earth and went about among us; he opened wide his arms for us on the cross;

he put an end to death by dying for us; and revealed the resurrection by rising to new life;

so he fulfilled your will and won for you a holy people.

Therefore with angels and archangels, and with all the company of heaven,

we proclaim your great and glorious name, forever praising you and saying:

Holy, Holy, Holy Lord, God of power and might,

heaven and earth are full of your glory, hosanna in the highest.

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

Lord, you are holy indeed, the source of all holiness;

grant that, by the power of your Holy Spirit, and according to your holy will,

these your gifts of bread and wine may be to us the body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ;

Who in the same night that he was betrayed, took bread and gave you thanks;

he broke it and gave it to his disciples saying:

Take, eat, this is my body which is given for you; do this in remembrance of me.

In the same way, after supper, he took the cup and gave you thanks;

he gave it to them saying: Drink this, all of you; this is my blood of the new covenant,

which is shed for you and for many for the forgiveness of sins.

Do this as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.

Let us proclaim the mystery of faith: Christ has died:  Christ is risen:  Christ will come again.

And so, Father, calling to mind his death on the cross, his perfect sacrifice made once for the sins of the whole world; rejoicing in his mighty resurrection and glorious ascension, and looking for his coming in glory, we celebrate this memorial of our redemption.

As we offer you this our sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving we bring before you this bread and this cup and we thank you for counting us worthy to stand in your presence and serve you.

Send the Holy Spirit on your people and gather into one in your kingdom all who share

this one bread and one cup, so that we, in the company of all the saints,

may praise and glorify you for ever, through Jesus Christ our Lord;

By whom and with whom, and in whom, in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

All honour and glory be yours Almighty Father, for ever and ever.   Amen.

The Lord’s Prayer

We break this bread to share in the body of Christ

Though we are many we are one body, because we all share in one bread.

Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world: have mercy on us.

Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world: have mercy on us.

Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world: grant us peace.

The gifts of God for the people of God. Let us receive, rejoice and be thankful. Amen.

The Blessing

May God Bless you and keep you

And hold you in His Holy Loving Presence.

May God go before you to guide you

Walk behind you to strengthen you

And stand beside you on your journey through this day.

May God's Blessing be upon you

upon our community, your family and friends,

And upon all you hold in prayer.

Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Amen.