Sunday Service 20th December 2020

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:

Our Father,
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.



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