Last Sunday Of Advent – Carol Service
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7 Lessons and Carol Service
OPENING PRAYER In sorrow and penitence we confess …..
so we commend ourselves and the whole human family to his keeping.
Amen. Come, Lord Jesus.
539 – Once in royal David’s city.
Reading 1: Genesis 3.8-15 – The Fall
503 – O little town of Bethlehem.
Reading 2: Genesis 22.15-18 – The Promise to Abraham
47 – Away in a manger.
Reading 3: Isaiah 9.2, 6-7 – The Prophecy of the Messiah’s Birth
Let us humbly offer these prayers and praises up to the Throne of Heaven,
in the words which Christ himself taught us:
which art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name;
thy kingdom come;
thy will be done;
in earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive them that 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.
May he guide us into the way of peace, give light to those who sit in
darkness and the shadow of death, and kindle in us the fire of his love. Amen.
337 – In the bleak midwinter
Reading 4: Luke 1.26-38 – The Annunciation to Mary
393 – Joy to the world, the Lord has come
Reading 5: Luke 2.1-7 – The Birth of Jesus
597 – Silent Night!
Reading 6: Luke 2.8-16 – The Shepherds go to the Manger
764 – While Shepherds watch their flocks by night
Reading 7: Matthew 2.1-11 – The Magi are led by the star to Jesus
491 – O come all ye faithful (omit verse 4)
The Lord be with you
and also with you.