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09:30 Eucharist for the 2nd Sunday of Advent Service at Emmanuel Church

Sunday 5th December, 2021




Rev Heather Atkinson
Ron Jones
Rev Heather Atkinson
Sarah Maxwell
Luke 3:1-6 - read by Marcus Maxwell
Make Way, Make Wayview chords/lyrics
Christmas Is Comingview lyrics
Long Ago, Prophets Knewview lyrics
The Kingdom Of God Is Justice And Joyview lyrics
From The Squalor Of A Borrowed Stableview lyrics


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SlideSet: Images: Welcome to Emmanuel
Welcome to Emmanuel



Liturgy: General (A2)
Welcome in the name of Christ.
God's grace, mercy and peace be with you
and also with you.



Hymn: Make Way, Make Way

Make Way, Make Way

Words & Music: Graham Kendrick (b 1950)

Make way, make way for Christ the King
In splendour arrives,
Fling wide the gates and welcome Him
Into your lives.
Make way, (make way),
Make way, (make way),
For the King of kings, (for the King of kings).
Make way, (make way),
Make way, (make way),
And let His kingdom in.
He comes the broken hearts to heal
The prisoners to free,
The deaf shall hear, the lame shall dance,
The blind shall see.
Make way, (make way),
Make way, (make way),
For the King of kings, (for the King of kings).
Make way, (make way),
Make way, (make way),
And let His kingdom in.
And those who mourn with heavy hearts,
Who weep and sigh;
With laughter, joy and royal crown
He'll beautify.
Make way, (make way),
Make way, (make way),
For the King of kings, (for the King of kings).
Make way, (make way),
Make way, (make way),
And let His kingdom in.
We call you now to worship Him
As Lord of all;
To have no gods before Him
Their thrones must fall!
Make way, (make way),
Make way, (make way),
For the King of kings, (for the King of kings).
Make way, (make way),
Make way, (make way),
And let His kingdom in.



Liturgy: Advent 2
God our Father,
you spoke to the prophets of old
of a Saviour who would bring peace.
You helped them to spread the joyful message
of his coming kingdom.
Help us, as we prepare to celebrate his birth,
to share with those around us
the good news of your power and love.
We ask this through Jesus Christ,
the light who is coming into the world.



Liturgy: Advent 2 - The Prophets
Jesus said, ‘Do not think that I have come to
abolish the law and the prophets: I have not come
to abolish them but to fulfil them.’
Amen. Come soon, Lord Jesus!
The second candle is lit and this response is used
Jesus is the light of the world.
A light no darkness can ever put out.



Hymn: Christmas Is Coming

Christmas Is Coming

Words & Music: John L Bell (b 1949)

Christmas is coming
The Church is glad to sing
And let the advent candles
Brightly burn in a ring.
The first is for God's promise
To put the wrong things right,
And bring to earth's darkness
The hope of love and light.
Christmas is coming
The Church is glad to sing
And let the advent candles
Brightly burn in a ring.
The second is for the Prophet
Who said that Christ would come.
With good news for many
And angry words for some.
Christmas is coming
The Church is glad to sing
And let the advent candles
Brightly burn in a ring.
The third is for the Baptist,
Who cried ‘Prepare the way,
Be ready for Jesus,
Both now and every day’
Christmas is coming
The Church is glad to sing
And let the advent candles
Brightly burn in a ring.
The fourth is for the virgin,
Who mothered God’s own Son,
And sang how God’s justice
Was meant for everyone.
Christmas is coming
The Church is glad to sing
And let the advent candles
Brightly burn in a ring.
At last we light the candle,
Kept new for Christmas Day,
This shines bright for Jesus,
New born, and here to stay.
Christ is among us
The candles in a ring
Remind us that our saviour
Will light up everything.



Collect: Collect for The Second Sunday of Advent

Collect for:

The Second Sunday of Advent

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.



Liturgy: Gospel Reading (part 1)
Hear the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to N.
Glory to you, O Lord.



Reading: Luke 3:1-6

Luke 3:1-6

read by Marcus Maxwell

In the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar—when Pontius Pilate was governor of Judea, Herod tetrarch of Galilee, his brother Philip tetrarch of Iturea and Traconitis, and Lysanias tetrarch 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 country around the Jordan, preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins.
As it is written in the book of the words of Isaiah the prophet: "A voice of one calling in the wilderness, 'Prepare the way for the Lord, make straight paths for him.
Every valley shall be filled in, every mountain and hill made low. The crooked roads shall become straight, the rough ways smooth.
And all people will see God's salvation.'"



Liturgy: Gospel Reading (part 2)
This is the Gospel of the Lord.
Praise to you, O Christ.



Hymn: Long Ago, Prophets Knew

Long Ago, Prophets Knew

Words: F Pratt Green (1903-2000)
Music: from Piae Cantiones, 1582

Long ago, prophets knew
Christ would come, born a Jew,
Come to make all things new;
Bear his people's burden,
Freely love and pardon.
Ring, bells, ring, ring, ring!
Sing, choirs, sing, sing, sing!
When he comes,
When he comes,
Who will make him welcome?
God in time, God in man,
This is God's timeless plan:
He will come, as a man,
Born himself of woman,
Ring, bells, ring, ring, ring!
Sing, choirs, sing, sing, sing!
When he comes,
When he comes,
Who will make him welcome?
Mary hail! Though afraid,
She believed, she obeyed.
In her womb, God is laid:
Till the time expected,
Nurtured and protected,
Ring, bells, ring, ring, ring!
Sing, choirs, sing, sing, sing!
When he comes,
When he comes,
Who will make him welcome?
Journey ends! Where afar
Bethlehem shines, like a star,
Stable door stands ajar.
Unborn Son of Mary,
Savior, do not tarry!
Ring, bells, ring, ring, ring!
Sing, choirs, sing, sing, sing!
Jesus comes!
Jesus comes!
We will make him welcome!



Liturgy: Authorised Affirmation of Faith (E11)
We say together in faith
Holy, holy, holy
is the Lord God almighty,
who was, and is, and is to come.
We believe in God the Father,
who created all things:
for by his will they were created
and have their being.
We believe in God the Son,
who was slain:
for with his blood,
he purchased us for God,
from every tribe and language,
from every people and nation.
We believe in God the Holy Spirit:
the Spirit and the Bride say, 'Come!'
Even so come, Lord Jesus!



Liturgy: Invitation to Confession
Christ the Light of the world has come to dispel the darkness of our hearts.
Let us turn to the light and confess our sins.



Liturgy: Prayers of Penitence
Most merciful God,
Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
we confess that we have sinned
in thought, word and deed.
We have not loved you with our whole heart.
We have not loved our neighbours as ourselves.
In your mercy
forgive what we have been,
help us to amend what we are,
and direct what we shall be;
that we may do justly,
love mercy,
and walk humbly with you, our God.



SlideSet: Liturgy: Lent: Absolution (1)
May the Father of all mercies
cleanse us from our sins, and restore us in his image
to the praise and glory of his name,
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.



Liturgy: Prayers of Intercession
Lord, in your mercy
hear our prayer.
Merciful Father,
accept these prayers
for the sake of your Son,
our Saviour Jesus Christ.



Liturgy: Christ's coming (H11)
In the tender mercy of our God,
the dayspring from on high shall break upon us,
to give light to those who dwell in darkness
and in the shadow of death
and to guide our feet into the way of peace.



Liturgy: The Peace
The peace of the Lord be always with you
and also with you.
Let us offer one another a sign of peace.



Hymn: The Kingdom Of God Is Justice And Joy

The Kingdom Of God Is Justice And Joy

Words: Bryn Rees (1911-83)
Music: Alan Gray (1855-1935)

The kingdom of God is justice and joy;
For Jesus restores what sin would destroy.
God's power and glory in Jesus we know;
And here and hereafter the kingdom shall grow.
The kingdom of God is mercy and grace;
The captives are freed, the sinners find place,
The outcast are welcomed God's banquet to share;
And hope is awakened in place of despair.
The kingdom of God is challenge and choice:
Believe the good news, repent and rejoice!
God's love for us sinners brought Christ to his cross:
Our crisis of judgement for gain or for loss.
God's kingdom is come, the gift and the goal;
In Jesus begun, in heaven made whole.
The heirs of the kingdom shall answer his call;
And all things cry "Glory!" to God all in all.



Liturgy: Words for dedication (I3)
Lord Jesus Christ, you emptied yourself, taking the form of a servant.

Through your love, make us servants of one another.
Lord Jesus Christ, for our sake you became poor.

May our lives and gifts enrich the life of your world.



Liturgy: Eucharistic Prayer F
The Lord is here.
His Spirit is with us.
Lift up your hearts.
We lift them to the Lord.
Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
It is right to give thanks and praise.
You are worthy of our thanks and praise,
Lord God of truth,
for by the breath of your mouth
you have spoken your word,
and all things have come into being.
You fashioned us in your image
and placed us in the garden of your delight.
Though we chose the path of rebellion
you would not abandon your own.
Again and again you drew us into your covenant of grace.
You gave your people the law and taught us by your prophets
to look for your reign of justice, mercy and peace.
As we watch for the signs of your kingdom on earth,
we echo the song of the angels in heaven,
evermore praising you and saying:
Holy, holy, holy Lord,
God of power and might,
heaven and earth are full of your glory.
Hosanna in the highest.
Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.
Hosanna in the highest.
Lord God, you are the most holy one,
enthroned in splendour and light,
yet in the coming of your Son Jesus Christ
you reveal the power of your love
made perfect in our human weakness.
Amen. Lord, we believe.

Embracing our humanity,
Jesus showed us the way of salvation;
loving us to the end,
he gave himself to death for us;
dying for his own,
he set us free from the bonds of sin,
that we might rise and reign with him in glory.
Amen. Lord, we believe.
On the night he gave up himself for us all
he took bread and gave you thanks;
he broke it and gave it to his disciples, saying:
Take, eat; this is my body which is given for you;
do this in remembrance of me.
Amen. Lord, we believe.
In the same way, after supper
he took the cup and gave you thanks;
he gave it to them, saying:
Drink this, all of you; this is my blood of the new covenant
which is shed for you and for many for the forgiveness of sins.
Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.
Amen. Lord, we believe.
Therefore we proclaim the death that he suffered on the cross,
we celebrate his resurrection, his bursting from the tomb,
we rejoice that he reigns at your right hand on high
and we long for his coming in glory.
Amen. Come, Lord Jesus.
As we recall the one, perfect sacrifice of our redemption,
Father, by your Holy Spirit let these gifts of your creation
be to us the body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ;
form us into the likeness of Christ
and make us a perfect offering in your sight.
Amen. Come, Holy Spirit.
Look with favour on your people
and in your mercy hear the cry of our hearts.
Bless the earth,
heal the sick,
let the oppressed go free
and fill your Church with power from on high.
Amen. Come, Holy Spirit.
Gather your people from the ends of the earth
to feast with [N and] all your saints
at the table in your kingdom,
where the new creation is brought to perfection
in Jesus Christ our Lord;
by whom, and with whom, and in whom,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
all honour and glory be yours, almighty Father,
for ever and ever.



Liturgy: The Lord's Prayer
As our Saviour taught us, so we pray
Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins
as we forgive those who sin against us.
Lead us not into temptation
but deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power,
and the glory are yours
now and for ever.



Liturgy: Breaking of the Bread
Every time we eat this bread
and drink this cup,

we proclaim the Lord’s death
until he comes.



Liturgy: Giving of Communion
God's holy gifts
for God's holy people.
Jesus Christ is holy,
Jesus Christ is Lord,
to the glory of God the Father.



Liturgy: Prayer after Communion
God of generosity and joy,
you have welcomed us at your table.
Open our hearts
that we may welcome Christ in others and be ready to hear his call when he comes in glory. Amen.



Hymn: From The Squalor Of A Borrowed Stable

From The Squalor Of A Borrowed Stable

Words & Music: Stuart Townend (b 1963)

From the squalor of a borrowed stable,
By the Spirit and a virgin's faith;
To the anguish and the shame of scandal
Came the Saviour of the human race.
But the skies were filled with the praise of heaven,
Shepherds listen as the angels tell
Of the Gift of God come down to man
At the dawning of Immanuel.
King of heaven now the Friend of sinners,
Humble servant in the Father's hands,
Filled with power and the Holy Spirit,
Filled with mercy for the broken man.
Yes, He walked my road and He felt my pain,
Joys and sorrows that I know so well;
Yet His righteous steps give me hope again
I will follow my Immanuel.
Through the kisses of a friend's betrayal,
He was lifted on a cruel cross;
He was punished for a world's transgressions,
He was suffering to save the lost.
He fights for breath, He fights for me,
Loosing sinners from the claims of hell;
And with a shout our souls are free
Death defeated by Immanuel.
Now He's standing in the place of honour,
Crowned with glory on the highest throne,
Interceding for His own beloved
Till His Father calls to bring them home!
Then the skies will part as the trumpet sounds
Hope of heaven or the fear of hell;
But the Bride will run to her Lover's arms,
Giving glory to Immanuel!



Liturgy: P1
Christ the Sun of Righteousness shine upon you,
scatter the darkness from before your path,
and make you ready to meet him when he comes in glory;
and the blessing of God Almighty, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, be with you and remain with you and all those you love and care for, this day and always.



Liturgy: Dismissal
The Lord is coming.
Come soon, Lord Jesus,
and scatter the darkness before you.
Let us go in peace – our hope is near.
In the name of Christ. Amen.




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