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11:00 Eucharist Service at St James Church

Sunday 27th November, 2022

 

 

 

Presiding
Rev Heather Atkinson
Mrs Liz Cooper Clark
Preaching
Mike Collins
Intercessions
Mrs Liz Cooper Clark
Sides-persons
Audrey Sanderson
Hilary Smith
Pastoral Prayers
Helen Jones
Rob Jones
Readings
Isaiah 2:1-5 - read by Lynn Lloyd
Matthew 24:36-44 - read by John Codling
Hymns
O Come, O Come, Emmanuelview lyrics
Longing For Light, We Wait In Darknessview lyrics
Awake, awake, fling off the night0

 

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Reading: Isaiah 2:1-5

Isaiah 2:1-5

read by Lynn Lloyd

This is what Isaiah son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem:
In the last days the mountain of the LORD's temple will be established as the highest of the mountains; it will be exalted above the hills, and all nations will stream to it.
Many peoples will come and say, "Come, let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the temple of the God of Jacob. He will teach us his ways, so that we may walk in his paths." The law will go out from Zion, the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.
He will judge between the nations and will settle disputes for many peoples. They will beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation will not take up sword against nation, nor will they train for war anymore.
Come, descendants of Jacob, let us walk in the light of the LORD.

 

 

Reading: Matthew 24:36-44

Matthew 24:36-44

read by John Codling

"But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.
As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man.
For in the days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, up to the day Noah entered the ark;
and they knew nothing about what would happen until the flood came and took them all away. That is how it will be at the coming of the Son of Man.
Two men will be in the field; one will be taken and the other left.
Two women will be grinding with a hand mill; one will be taken and the other left.
"Therefore keep watch, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come.
But understand this: If the owner of the house had known at what time of night the thief was coming, he would have kept watch and would not have let his house be broken into.
So you also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him.

 

 

Hymn: O Come, O Come, Emmanuel

O Come, O Come, Emmanuel

Words: translated by J M Neale (1818-66)

O come, O come, Immanuel,
And ransom captive Israel
That mourns in lonely exile here
Until the Son of God appear.
Rejoice! Rejoice! Immanuel
Shall come to you, O Israel.
O come, O Wisdom from on high,
Who ordered all things mightily;
To us the path of knowledge show
And teach us in its ways to go. Refrain
Rejoice! Rejoice! Immanuel
Shall come to you, O Israel.
O come, O come, great Lord of might,
Who to your tribes on Sinai's height
In ancient times did give the law
In cloud and majesty and awe. Refrain
Rejoice! Rejoice! Immanuel
Shall come to you, O Israel.
O come, O Branch of Jesse's stem,
Unto your own and rescue them!
From depths of hell your people save,
And give them victory o'er the grave.
Rejoice! Rejoice! Immanuel
Shall come to you, O Israel.
O come, O Key of David, come
And open wide our heavenly home.
Make safe for us the heavenward road
And bar the way to death's abode.
Rejoice! Rejoice! Immanuel
Shall come to you, O Israel.
O come, O Bright and Morning Star,
And bring us comfort from afar!
Dispel the shadows of the night
And turn our darkness into light.
Rejoice! Rejoice! Immanuel
Shall come to you, O Israel.
O come, O King of nations, bind
In one the hearts of all mankind.
Bid all our sad divisions cease
And be yourself our King of Peace.
Rejoice! Rejoice! Immanuel
Shall come to you, O Israel.

 

 

Hymn: Longing For Light, We Wait In Darkness

Longing For Light, We Wait In Darkness

Words & Music: Bernadette Farrell (b 1957)

Longing for light, we wait in darkness.
Longing for truth, we turn to you.
Make us your own, your holy people,
Light for the world to see.
Christ, be our light!
Shine in our hearts.
Shine through the darkness.
Christ, be our light!
Shine in your church gathered today.
Longing for peace, our world is troubled.
Longing for hope, many despair.
Your word alone has power to save us.
Make us your living voice.
Christ, be our light!
Shine in our hearts.
Shine through the darkness.
Christ, be our light!
Shine in your church gathered today.
Longing for food, many are hungry.
Longing for water, many still thirst.
Make us your bread, broken for others,
Shared until all are fed.
Christ, be our light!
Shine in our hearts.
Shine through the darkness.
Christ, be our light!
Shine in your church gathered today.
Longing for shelter, many are homeless.
Longing for warmth, many are cold.
Make us your building, sheltering others,
Walls made of living stone.
Christ, be our light!
Shine in our hearts.
Shine through the darkness.
Christ, be our light!
Shine in your church gathered today.
Many the gifts, many the people,
Many the hearts that yearn to belong.
Let us be servants to one another,
Making your kingdom come.
Christ, be our light!
Shine in our hearts.
Shine through the darkness.
Christ, be our light!
Shine in your church gathered today.

 

 

 

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