13 December 2020
Updated: Dec 13, 2020
The Angels' Song
Welcome everyone - today Ellen and Ian will be leading us, Frances has written prayers and Anne Hallitt is bringing us God's word.
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1. JOY TO THE WORLD! the Lord has come; Let earth receive her King.
Let every heart prepare Him room, And heaven and nature sing,
And heaven and nature sing, And heaven, and heaven and nature sing!
2.Joy to the earth! the Saviour reigns; Your sweetest songs employ.
While fields and streams and hills and plains Repeat the sounding joy,
Repeat the sounding joy, Repeat, repeat the sounding joy!
3.He rules the world with truth and grace, And makes the nations prove
The glories of His righteousness, The wonders of His love,
The wonders of His love, The wonders, the wonders of His love.
1 You stepped down from heaven, Humbly You came
God of all creation here with us, In a starlit man-ger
Emmanuel, Light of the world, Here to save
Adore, come let us adore, O come let us adore Him!
The Lord, worship Christ the Lord, Let all that is within us, Adore
2 Wise men bring their treasures, Shepherds bow low
Angel voices sing of peace on earth, What have I to off-er to heaven's King?
I will bring my life, my love my all
Chorus......... Angels sing, praises ring, To the newborn King, Peace on earth here with us, Joy awakening
At Your feet, we fall,
1 We bow our hearts, we lift our hands, we turn our eyes to you again
And we surrender to the truth, that all we need is found in You
Chorus- Receive our adoration, Jesus Lamb of God , Receive our adoration ,
How wonderful you are
2 We choose to leave it all behind, And turn our eyes towards the prize
The upward call of God in Christ, You have our hearts, Lord take our lives
Every soul You've saved sings out, everything you've made resounds
all creation's standing now, lifting up your name
We're caught up in the angel's song, We're gathered to your ancient throne
Children in our Father's arms, Shouting out your praise
Prayers - written by Frances.
Dear Lord we come to you to worship and praise you, we thank you for our church and leaders.
We pray for families who are struggling with finances and hardship, we pray their situation will ease particularly up to Christmas.
We pray for people in care homes and we thank you for the dedication of the nurses and carers and pray you give them strength and wisdom whilst they work in this difficult time.
We pray for all who are sick in our church, may your love bring comfort and peace to them.
We thank you for the generous gifts and food given to the Food Bank and pray for the volunteers who will be distributing to the needy.
Thank you lord for the development of the Covid vaccine and pray it will be available soon and also thank you for the volunteers who took part in the development of this new vaccine.
We thank you Lord for healing we have seen in our church.
May the God of Hope fill you all with Joy and Peace as we trust in him..
I have heard so many songs, Listened to a thousand tongues But there is one that sounds above them all, The Father's song the Father's love You sung it over me and for eternity, It's written on my heart
Heaven's perfect melody, The Creator's symphony You are singing over me, The Father's song Heaven's perfect mystery, The King of Love has sent for me And now You're singing over me, The Father's song
Lord, open us up to receive your message this week. Continue to be our guide and our provider.
Reading: Luke 2-14. The Angel's song.
Over all the earth, You reign on high Every mountain stream, Every sunset sky But my one request, Lord my only aim Is that You'd reign in me again
Lord reign in me, Reign in Your power Over all my dreams, In my darkest hour You are the Lord, Of all I am So won't You reign in me again
Over every thought, Over every word May my life reflect, The beauty of my Lord 'Cause You mean more to me, Than any earthly thing So won't You reign in me again,
1 Angels from the realms of glory, Wing your flight o’er all the earth;
Ye who sang creation’s story, Now proclaim Messiah’s birth:
Come and worship, Christ, the new-born King.
Come and worship, Worship Christ, the new-born King.
2 Shepherds, in the field abiding, Watching o’er your flocks by night,
God with man is now residing, Yonder shines the infant-light:
Carols by Candlelight
A great way to share a bit of Christmas with family and friends of all ages. If you missed it last Sunday - or enjoyed it so much you'd like to watch it again - you can do so here:
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If anyone would still like to link in with a group, please contact Sarah or the office so we can assist you in doing so.
As you meet this week, begin by praying for the Holy Spirit to guide your discussion. Then reflect on what stood out for you during the worship and sermon this week.
D Group questions
1) Share your funniest/ favourite nativity moment
2) Can you share how God has healed you from a negative message you have received in your life?
3) Can you share how God prompted you to encourage someone by sharing praise and a positive message Eg in you job, your family or in the church.
4) How will you communicate the message of the good news of Jesus at Christmas?
5) How do we make sure that as a church we communicate the gospel message in this time of Covid?
6) Please pray for those who Christmas brings back times of loss or crisis and who feel sadness & grief at this time.
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