Advent Sunday

27 November

Advent 1 | Arrival

First Reading: Isaiah 2:1-5 or Romans 13.11–14

Isaiah 2:1-5

1 This is a vision that Isaiah son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem:

2 In the last days, the mountain of the Lord’s house
will be the highest of all—
the most important place on earth.
It will be raised above the other hills,
and people from all over the world will stream there to worship.
3 People from many nations will come and say,
“Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord,
to the house of Jacob’s God.
There he will teach us his ways,
and we will walk in his paths.”
For the Lord’s teaching will go out from Zion;
his word will go out from Jerusalem.
4 The Lord will mediate between nations
and will settle international disputes.
They will hammer their swords into plowshares
and their spears into pruning hooks.
Nation will no longer fight against nation,
nor train for war anymore.
5 Come, descendants of Jacob,
let us walk in the light of the Lord!

Romans 13:11-14

Besides this, you know what time it is, how it is now the moment for you to wake from sleep. For salvation is nearer to us now than when we became believers; the night is far gone, the day is near. Let us then lay aside the works of darkness and put on the armour of light; let us live honourably as in the day, not in revelling and drunkenness, not in debauchery and licentiousness, not in quarrelling and jealousy. Instead, put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to gratify its desires.

Gospel Reading: Matthew 24.36–44

‘But about that day and hour no one knows, neither the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. For as the days of Noah were, so will be the coming of the Son of Man. For as in those days before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day Noah entered the ark, and they knew nothing until the flood came and swept them all away, so too will be the coming of the Son of Man. Then two will be in the field; one will be taken and one will be left. Two women will be grinding meal together; one will be taken and one will be left. Keep awake therefore, for you do not know on what day your Lord is coming. But understand this: if the owner of the house had known in what part of the night the thief was coming, he would have stayed awake and would not have let his house be broken into. Therefore you also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an unexpected hour.


8 (SMC)

Leader: Gavin
Preacher: Gavin

9 (COE)

Leader: John
Preacher: John

9.30 (SMC)

Leader: Gavin
Preacher: Gavin

10.30 (HTC)

Leader: Anne and Gavin
Preacher: Gavin

11 (SPC)

Leader: Jenny + John
Preacher: John


9.30am Order of Worship (SMC)

Welcomer: Susan Gilmour

Welcome

Song: Everlasting God (with BT)

Prayer of Preparation

Confession and Absolution

Song: Hosanna (new one with BT)

Communion and Distribution

Hymn During Communion: O Come O Come Emmanuel

Prayer After Communion

Sunday School – Helen, Nicki and Shirene (no Anna) – Theme: Noah’s Ark – Genesis 6-9

Notices

Hymn: Lo, He Comes With Clouds Descending

Bible Reading: Matthew 24.36–44 – Bill Zuill

Talk: Rev Gav

Prayers: Anna Fulton

Hymn: Come Down O Love Divine

Dismissal Prayer

Hymn – Let There Be Peace

Blessing

Go in Peace…

Notes

None