Sunday 31st December

Christmas 1 – Family

Joint Celebration


Led by Helen and Gavin

Welcomer – Maureen (HTC)

Welcome and Preparation

Song 1 – Lord I Lift Your Name on High (BT)

Confession and Absolution

Song 2 – The Power of Your Love (BT)

Bible Reading: Galatians 4.4–7
Read by Kianna

The Bible Reading is from Paul’s letter to the Church in Galatia, Chapter 4, Verses 4 to 7.

But when the right time came, God sent his Son,
who was born from a woman and lived under the law.
God did this so that he could buy the
freedom of those who were under the law.
God’s purpose was to make us his children.

Since you are now God’s children,
he has sent the Spirit of his Son into your hearts.
The Spirit cries out, “Abba, Father.”
Now you are not slaves like before.
You are God’s children, and you will
receive everything he promised his children.

This is the word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God

Talk – Marie Loewen

Song 3 – Rainbow Voices (BT)

Read by Liz?

Thank you Jesus for welcoming us into your family
Help us respond to your love with our whole hearts

Thank you for our East End churches
May we love one another as you have loved us

As we come to the end of the year we give thanks for all that is good
We thank you for the blessings of creation and for our friends and families

When we remember the times of difficulty and sadness
We thank you for the hope we have in you
and for the support and love that carried us through

As we look forward to the new year
Help us be the people you have called us to be
Help us to share the good news about Jesus and be witnesses to God’s love

Today, we remember those peoples and places that need a touch of your love
A moment of silence is kept
We ask that you continue to hold and protect all those that are suffering
May they know your joy and peace

Merciful Father, accept these prayers for the sake of your Son, our Saviour Jesus Christ

Peace and Communion
Led by Rev Gav

Eucharistic Minister – Rochelle

Hymn 4 – During Communion – For the Beauty of the Earth (organ)

Saying Thank you

Notices, Dismissal Prayer, and Blessing

Hymn 5 – Shine, Jesus, Shine (BT + Organ?)

Go in Peace to love and serve the Lord