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                                                                  The Church and its worship
The Gathering
We come together as God’s people
• The priest greets the people
• A prayer may be said together
• A hymn or song may be sung
We ask God to forgive the things in our lives which are wrong
• We confess our sins
• Sometimes this includes the singing of the
Kyrie, a prayer for mercy
• The priest tells us that God forgives us
We praise God
• Usually by singing the Gloria in excelsis
(Glory to God in the highest) We pray a Collect
• Everyone prays silently
• The priest then ‘collects’ everyone’s prayers together in a special prayer for the day

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