SELF-SERVICE for SUNDAY, 6th DECEMBER 2020

ORDER OF SERVICE

for the Second Sunday of Advent

In church this Sunday we will have held two Christingle services. This online service follows more closely the service held at St John's Wotton.

INTRODUCTION  by David

We are grateful to Martha for doing most of today’s service. And also to some faithful friends from the past for contributing: to Pam Robson for her Advent Blessing, Margery Pound for the Old Testament reading. It’s always heart-warming to hear familiar voices from years past. 

HYMN  Click and join in or listen: 

Hark the glad sound! The Saviour comes

FIRST READING

Be comforted, God's people; make straight in the desert a highway for God.

Margery Pound reads Isaiah 40: 1 – 11

INSPIRATION  Steven Round talks about a man who helped him in his teenage years, and for whose influence he remains for ever grateful.

HYMN  Click and join in or listen: 

On Jordan's bank the baptist's cry

GOSPEL READING 

John the Baptist appears, preaching repentance, and unworthy to tie Jesus' sandals.

Judith reads Mark 1: 1  8

SERMON  Preached by Martha

Re-building Jerusalem

HYMN  Click and join in or listen: 

Make way, make way

PRAYERS  Led by Martha

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

HYMN  Click and join in or listen: 

Christ be our light

BLESSING given by Pam Robson

COLLECTION If you would like to make a donation to St Mary's Church, please click here to make a secure credit card payment.

Heart-felt thanks to all who are supporting the work of the church.

PLEASE NOTE that the link below now takes you to a new, secure online donation platform for churches, Give a Little, which is financially supported by the Church of England.

Revd David Grundy

01306 731142

davidgrundy19@gmail.com

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