Advent 4

18 December

Advent 4 | None

First Reading: Romans 1.1–7

Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, set apart for the gospel of God, which he promised beforehand through his prophets in the holy scriptures, the gospel concerning his Son, who was descended from David according to the flesh and was declared to be Son of God with power according to the spirit of holiness by resurrection from the dead, Jesus Christ our Lord, through whom we have received grace and apostleship to bring about the obedience of faith among all the Gentiles for the sake of his name, including yourselves who are called to belong to Jesus Christ,

To all God’s beloved in Rome, who are called to be saints:

Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

Gospel Reading: Matthew 1.18–25

Now the birth of Jesus the Messiah took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been engaged to Joseph, but before they lived together, she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit. Her husband Joseph, being a righteous man and unwilling to expose her to public disgrace, planned to dismiss her quietly. But just when he had resolved to do this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, ‘Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife, for the child conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. She will bear a son, and you are to name him Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.’ All this took place to fulfil what had been spoken by the Lord through the prophet:
‘Look, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son,
and they shall name him Emmanuel’,
which means, ‘God is with us.’ When Joseph awoke from sleep, he did as the angel of the Lord commanded him; he took her as his wife, but had no marital relations with her until she had borne a son; and he named him Jesus.

8 (SMC)

Leader: John
Preacher: Terry

9 (COE)

Leader: Marie
Preacher: Marie

9.30 (SMC)

Leader: Gavin
Preacher: Terry

10.30 (HTC)

Leader: Jenny
Preacher: John

11 (SPC)

Leader: Marie
Preacher: Marie

9.30am Order of Worship (SMC)

Welcomer: Lynn Smith


Song: Once Again

Prayer of Preparation

Confession and Absolution

Song: Amazing Grace

Communion and Distribution

Song During Communion – The Angel Gabriel (Gabriel’s Message)

Prayer After Communion


Hymn: When I Survey (BT)

Sunday School – Jesus’ birth – Luke 1-2 – Helen, Tessa (no Shirene)


Bible Reading – Barbara Willis


Prayers – Helen Campbell


Hymn: Tell out my soul

Dismissal Prayer


Go in Peace…