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The First Sunday of Advent

29th November 2020

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Principal Service

Collect One

This collect is said after the Collect of the day until Christmas Eve.

Almighty God,
Give us grace that we may cast away the works of darkness,
and put upon us the armour of light,
now in the time of this mortal life,
in which thy Son Jesus Christ
came to visit us in great humility;
that in the last day,
when he shall come again in his glorious Majesty
to judge both the quick and the dead,
we may rise to the life immortal;
through him who liveth and reigneth with thee
and the Holy Spirit, now and ever.

Collect Two

Almighty God,
Give us grace to cast away the works of darkness
and to put on the armour of light
now in the time of this mortal life
in which your Son Jesus Christ came to us in great humility;
that on the last day
when he shall come again in his glorious majesty
to judge the living and the dead,
we may rise to the life immortal;
through him who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

The First Reading

The Psalm

The Second Reading

The Gospel Reading

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Post Communion Prayer

God our deliverer,
Awaken our hearts
to prepare the way for the advent of your Son,
that, with minds purified by the grace of his coming,
we may serve you faithfully all our days;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Collect Of The Word

Eternal God,
through long generations you prepared a way
for the coming of your Son,
and by your Spirit you still bring light to illumine our paths:
renew us in faith and hope
that we may welcome Christ to rule our thoughts
and claim our love;
to whom be glory for ever.

Suggested Hymns

An asterisk (*) before the hymn number indicates that the hymn has been recorded for use in public worship by the Recorded Church Music Committee.

Isaiah 64: 1-9

122 - Drop down, ye heavens, from above
*336 - Jesus, where'er thy people meet
*132 - Lo! he comes with clouds descending
*594 - O Lord of creation, to you be all praise!
538 - O Lord, the clouds are gathering

Psalm 80: 1-8, 18-20

*10 - All my hope on God is founded
*695 - God of mercy, God of grace
*614 - Great Shepherd of thy people, hear
305 - O Breath of life, come sweeping through us

1 Corinthians 1: 3-9

*327 - Christ is our corner-stone
2 - Faithful one, so unchanging
508 - Peace to you
531 - Where love and loving-kindness dwell

Mark 13: 24-37

*S8 - And he shall reign for ever
*119 - Come, thou long-expected Jesus
*567 - Forth in thy name, O Lord, I go
*668 - God is our fortress and our rock
*125 - Hail to the Lord's anointed
*126 - Hark! a thrilling voice is sounding
*127 - Hark, what a sound, and too divine for hearing
*130 - Jesus came, the heavens adoring
*132 - Lo! he comes with clouds descending
538 - O Lord, the clouds are gathering
*369 - Songs of praise the angels sang
*197 - Songs of thankfulness and praise
S138 - Stay with me
*678 - Ten thousand times ten thousand
*73 - The day thou gavest, Lord, is ended
140 - The Lord will come and not be slow
142 - Wake, O wake! With tidings thrilling
143 - Waken, O sleeper, wake and rise
*145 - You servants of the Lord

Second Service

Collect One

This collect is said after the Collect of the day until Christmas Eve.

Almighty God,
Give us grace that we may cast away the works of darkness,
and put upon us the armour of light,
now in the time of this mortal life,
in which thy Son Jesus Christ
came to visit us in great humility;
that in the last day,
when he shall come again in his glorious Majesty
to judge both the quick and the dead,
we may rise to the life immortal;
through him who liveth and reigneth with thee
and the Holy Spirit, now and ever.

Collect Two

Almighty God,
Give us grace to cast away the works of darkness
and to put on the armour of light
now in the time of this mortal life
in which your Son Jesus Christ came to us in great humility;
that on the last day
when he shall come again in his glorious majesty
to judge the living and the dead,
we may rise to the life immortal;
through him who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

The Psalm

The First Reading

The Gospel Reading

View readings

Post Communion Prayer

God our deliverer,
Awaken our hearts
to prepare the way for the advent of your Son,
that, with minds purified by the grace of his coming,
we may serve you faithfully all our days;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Suggested Hymns

An asterisk (*) before the hymn number indicates that the hymn has been recorded for use in public worship by the Recorded Church Music Committee.

Psalm 25 or 25: 1-9

*17 - Lead me, Lord, lead me in thy righteousness
*652 - Lead us, heavenly Father, lead us
*S112 - O merciful Creator, hear
*712 - Tell out, my soul, the greatness of the Lord
*S147 - The Lord's my shepherd (Townend)

Isaiah 1: 1-20

*149 - Away in a manger, no crib for a bed
*190 - Brightest and best of the suns of the morning
48 - God in his love for us lent us this planet
*159 - Good Christians all, rejoice
357 - I'll praise my maker while I've breath
*553 - Jesus, lover of my soul
*535 - Judge eternal, throned in splendour
*587 - Just as I am, without one plea
*230 - My Lord, what love is this
*177 - Once in royal David's city
640 - Purify my heart
*446 - Strengthen for service, Lord, the hands
498 - What does the Lord require for praise and offering?

Matthew 21: 1-13

*217 - All glory, laud, and honour
347 - Children of Jerusalem
*570 - Give me oil in my lamp, keep me burning (Give me joy in my heart, keep me praising)
*125 - Hail to the Lord's anointed
*124 - Hark the glad sound! the Saviour comes
*714 - Holy, holy, holy Lord
*715 - Holy, holy, holy, Lord God, the Lord almighty!
223 - Hosanna, hosanna, hosanna in the highest
131 - Lift up your heads, you mighty gates
*134 - Make way, make way, for Christ the King
*231 - My song is love unknown
*104 - O for a thousand tongues to sing
*238 - Ride on, ride on in majesty
*340 - Sing and be glad, for this is God's house!
*341 - Spirit divine, attend our prayers
342 - Sweet is the solemn voice that calls
*343 - We love the place, O God

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