Sunday 15th December – worship services (11am and 6.30pm)

11 am – second Sunday in Advent

Welcome and Intimations

Candle song – vs 1 and 4

  • Leader: We wait for the coming of Christ, giving life in abundance
  • All: Come Giver of Life
  • Leader: The bread of life given for all people a sharing in the body of Christ
  • All: Come Giver of Life
  • Leader: The desert shall rejoice and blossom abundantly Rejoice and be glad in it.
  • All: Christ, shine in our world today

We light our 3rd Advent Candle

HYMN 277 Hark the glad sound the savour comes

Prayer and Lord’s Prayer

Time with the children

HYMN 282 Christmas is coming (vs 1-3)

Offering

Readings: Isaiah 35:1-10 and Matthew 11:2-11

HYMN 531 My Jesus My Saviour

SERMON – Getting ready for the impossible

MP 544 Open my eyes that I may see

Prayers

HYMN 286 Tell out my soul

Benediction, Three-fold Amen, Recessional HYMN 290 (vs4)

6.30pm Candle Light Carols

The church is filled with flickering candles. We sing traditional Christmas Carols interspersed with readings, read by four of our young members – Emily, Michael, Lyle and Amirah. Afterwards you are invited into the Church Hall for Mince Pies and Mulled Wine.

  • CAROL 1 – Hark the Herald
  • CAROL 2 – In the bleak mid-winter
  • CAROL 3 – The Angel Gabriel
  • CAROL 4 – O Little town of Bethlehem
  • SOLO 1 – from Fiona MacDonald
  • CAROL 5 – Still the night
  • CAROL 6 – The first Nowell
  • SOLO 2 – from Fiona MacDonald
  • CAROL 7 – We three kings
  • CAROL 8 – Joy to the World
  • CAROL 9 – O Come all ye faithful (Adeste Fideles)
  • CAROL 10 – O Holy Night

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