Order of Service (English Version)

Church of the Apostles, Rosenberg, Bocholt

Entrance music and Welcome

Hymn / Song

Pastor: In the name of the Father …

Congregation: Amen

Pastor: Our help is in the name of the Lord Congregation: …who created heaven and earth


Confession of guilt

Congregation sings: Lord, have mercy, have mercy. Lord have mercy, Lord have mercy (eg 178.11)

Promise of grace

Pastor: Glory to God in the highest

Congregation sings: …peace and good will to his people on earth

Gloria (see church hymn board)


Hymn / Song


Pastor: Glory to You, O Lord.

Congregation responds: Praise be to you, Lord Jesus Christ

Hymn / Song (collection for the needy in the parish). Sermon

short silence

Profession of Faith

I believe in God, the Father. The Almighty. Creator of heaven and earth. And in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord. Conceived by the Holy Spirit. Born of the Virgin Mary. Suffered under Pontius Pilate. Crucified, died and was buried. He descended into the realm of death. On the third day he rose again from the dead. He ascended into heaven. He sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty. He will come again to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit. The holy Christian church. The communion of saints. Forgiveness of sins. Resurrection of the dead and life everlasting. Amen

Hymn / Song

When Holy Communion is to be celebrated, proceed as follows:

Eucharistic greeting

Pastor: The Lord be with you.

Congregation sings: And with your spirit.

Pastor: Lift up your hearts.

Congregation sings: We lift them up to the Lord

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

Congregation sings: It is right to give him thanks and praise.

Eucharistic prayer

Congregation sings:

Holy, Lord God of power and might; heaven and earth are full of your glory. Sing and rejoice. Hosanna. Praise him, he who comes in the name of the Lord. Sing and rejoice. Hosanna.

Communion Rite

Lord’s prayer

Our Father, who art in heaven. Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, on earth, as in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against our. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen

Greeting of peace . Thereafter exchange of greeting.

Congregation sings:

Christ, Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world, have mercy on us. Christ, Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world, have mercy on us. Christ, Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world, grant us peace. Amen.

Administration of the Sacrament

Hymn / Song

Praise the Lord! We thank the Lord for he is good and his grace is everlasting, it is everlasting, his grace is everlasting.

After Communion, proceed as follows:


Prayer of intercession

The Lord’s Prayer(when Holy Communion has not been celebrated)

Hymn / Song


Congregation sings: Amen, Amen, Amen

Exit music