Second Sunday of Advent

 

Sunday 9th December

8.30am    Holy Communion                                       All Saints’ Church

10.00am  Parish Communion                                     St. Andrew’s Church          

 

Services During the Week 

8.15am    Morning Prayer   - Monday                              All Saints’ Church

8.45am    Morning Prayer   - Tuesday & Friday                St. Andrew’s Church

                                       - Wednesday & Thursday        All Saints’ Church

 

Sunday 16th December

8.30am    Holy Communion                                            St. Andrew’s Church

10.00am  Parish Communion                                          All Saints’ Church  

5.00pm    Churches Together Carol Service                     All Saints’ Church

 

Collect

O Lord, raise up, we pray, your power and come among us, and with great might succour us; that whereas, through our sins and wickedness we are grievously hindered in running the race that is set before us, your bountiful grace and mercy may speedily help and deliver us; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, to whom with you and the Holy Spirit, be honour and glory, now and for ever.

Post Communion Prayer

Father in heaven, who sent your Son to redeem the world and will send him again to be our judge: give us grace so to imitate him in the humility and purity of his first coming that, when he comes again, we may be ready to greet him with joyful love and firm faith; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

 

Malachi 3.1 – 4

See, I am sending my messenger to prepare the way before me, and the Lord whom you seek will suddenly come to his temple. The messenger of the covenant in whom you delight—indeed, he is coming, says the Lord of hosts. But who can endure the day of his coming, and who can stand when he appears?

For he is like a refiner’s fire and like fullers’ soap; he will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver, and he will purify the descendants of Levi and refine them like gold and silver, until they present offerings to the Lord in righteousness. Then the offering of Judah and Jerusalem will be pleasing to the Lord as in the days of old and as in former years.

 

Philippians. 1. 3-11

 I thank my God every time I remember you, constantly praying with joy in every one of my prayers for all of you, because of your sharing in the gospel from the first day until now. I am confident of this, that the one who began a good work among you will bring it to completion by the day of Jesus Christ. It is right for me to think this way about all of you, because you hold me in your heart, for all of you share in God’s grace with me, both in my imprisonment and in the defence and confirmation of the gospel. For God is my witness, how I long for all of you with the compassion of Christ Jesus. And this is my prayer, that your love may overflow more and more with knowledge and full insight to help you to determine what is best, so that on the day of Christ you may be pure and blameless, having produced the harvest of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ for the glory and praise of God.

 

Luke 3. 1-6

In the fifteenth year of the reign of Emperor Tiberius, when Pontius Pilate was governor of Judea, and Herod was ruler of Galilee, and his brother Philip ruler of the region of Ituraea and Trachonitis, and Lysanias ruler of Abilene, during the high-priesthood of Annas and Caiaphas, the word of God came to John son of Zechariah in the wilderness. He went into all the region around the Jordan, proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins, as it is written in the book of the words of the prophet Isaiah,

‘The voice of one crying out in the wilderness:

“Prepare the way of the Lord,

   make his paths straight. 

Every valley shall be filled,

   and every mountain and hill shall be made low,

and the crooked shall be made straight,

   and the rough ways made smooth; 

and all flesh shall see the salvation of God.” ’

NRSV

 

The Week Ahead 

Mon 10th      9.00am   Monday Mugs                                   All Saints’ Church

Thurs 13th   9.30am  Church Cleaning                                 All Saints’ Church

Sat 15th      7.30pm   Maesbury Singers Concert                  All Saints’ Church

Sun 16th      5.00pm   Churches Together Carol Service        All Saints’ Church

 

 

Notices.

The NATIVITY FAMILY, will have started their journey around our parish, on Saturday 1st. December. If you would like to host the family for an evening, please ring:359420, and will try to find a space. Val Chainey

There is a Children’s Festival for Families at Wells Cathedral on 19th January. Please see poster at the back of All Saints’ for more details.

Cleaning All Saints' Thursday 13th December 9:30am - 10:30am Thank you to the regular helpers, MANY HANDS MAKE THE JOB EASIER!  Val Chainey

 

 

Revd. Liz’s day of rest this week is Friday 14th 

 

Gluten free wafers are available. If you require one please contact the churchwarden.