Sunday, 5 December - Service Sheet

The Grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with you all

(congregation to stand as the Bible is brought into church)

WELCOME

CALL TO WORSHIP      

Leader :       “Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, for he has looked favourably on his people and redeemed them.

All :             He has raised up a mighty saviour for us in the house of his servant David,

Leader :       as he spoke through the mouth of his holy prophets from of old,

All :             that we would be saved from our enemies and from the hand of all who hate us.

HYMN 277  Hark the glad sound

CALL TO PRAYER (congregation remains standing)

PRAYER OF APPROACH, CONFESSION & SUPPLICATION

CHILDREN’S CHURCH

LIGHTING OF THE SECOND ADVENT CANDLE

'Christmas is coming!',  

the Church is glad to sing,

and let the advent candles

brightly burn in a ring.

 

The first is for God's promise

to put the wrong things right,

and bring to earth's darkness

the hope of love and light.

 

The second for the prophets,

who said that Christ would come

with good news for many

and angry words for some.

 

'Christmas is coming!',  

the Church is glad to sing,

and let the advent candles

brightly burn in a ring.

FIRST READING      Philippians 1 : 3 – 11      Ian Huggan

HYMN 274               Comfort, comfort now my people

SECOND READING Luke 3 : 1 - 6

SERMON                Preparation, Anticipation & Attention

MUSICAL REFLECTION

PRAYERS OF THANKSGIVING & INTERCESSION

THE LORD’S PRAYER

HYMN 279        Make way, make way, for Christ the King

BENEDICTION         (Sung Amen)