Church of England Diocese of Birmingham St. Matthew with St. Chad, Smethwick

Feast of Corpus Christi

10 Jun 2020, 5 p.m.

Opening Prayer Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

The Lord's Prayer Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be they 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 them that trespass against us. Deliver us not into temptation but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen

A Thought for Today: Today we remember that we are the Body of Christ, the people and servants of God, God’s workers in the world. Today we remember that through the Body of Christ we are saved and redeemed through the sacrifice of Jesus. Today we remember that by the Body of Christ we are nourished and equipped for our work within God’s mission.

A Prayer on the Feast of Corpus Christi: Christ has no body but ours, no hands, nor feet on earth but ours. Ours are the eyes with which he looks with compassion on this world. Ours are the feet with which he walks to do good. Ours are the hands, with which he blesses all the world. Ours are the hands, ours are the feet, ours are the eyes, for we are his body. (Teresa of Avila, 1515–1582)

Prayer of blessing May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ and the Love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with us all, now and evermore. Amen.

Closing Note This message is sent to you with love and prayers as: a word of encouragement and a sign of hope as we begin our journey from extraordinary times to a new normal.