SELF-SERVICE for ADVENT SUNDAY
29th NOVEMBER 2020

ORDER OF SERVICE

This Advent Sunday is a joint service with Abinger, Wotton and Coldharbour, so we are pleased to have contributions from all those who regularly take services across the Benefice.

WELCOME  by Martha

HYMN  Click and join in or listen: 

Come, thou long-expected Jesus

COLLECT for Advent Sunday

read by David

Almighty God,

Give us grace to cast away the works of darkness

And to put on the armour of light,

Now in the time of this mortal life,

In which your Son Jesus Christ came to us in great humility,

That on the last day,

When he shall come again to judge the living and the dead,

We may rise to the lift immortal,

Through the same Jesus Christ our Lord.

Amen.

FIRST READING

Come down, O God, and reveal your power and might.

Hilary Swift reads Isaiah 64: 1 – 9

SECOND READING

Paul gives thanks for the Corinthians, and for the gifts of God evident in them.

Martha reads 1 Corinthians 1: 3 – 9

HYMN  Click and join in or listen: 

People look East

GOSPEL READING 

The fig tree prefigures the coming of the Son of Man, so keep awake!

David reads Mark 13: 24  37

REFLECTION  by Revd Tony Berry

HYMN  Click and join in or listen: 

Longing for light, we wait in darkness

INTERCESSIONS  Led by Virginia

Let us join with Martha, saying THE LORD'S PRAYER:

Our Father, who art in Heaven, hallowed be thy 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 those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory,

for ever and ever.

Amen

HYMN  Click and join in or listen: 

God is working his purpose out

BLESSING given by David

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