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God’s Love
ADVENT 1
2nd December 2012
Service with Communion
Entrance
M: Here is a message for all who are
weak, trembling, and worried:
"Cheer up! Don't be afraid. Your God is
coming."
C: We gather to worship in the name
of the Father, and of the Son, and
of the Holy Spirit, our God, our
creator, our redeemer, who walks
with us and promises to be with us
every step of our lives. Amen
entrance
R: The preparations are in place, the
excitement mounts, and for those who
are journeying to families,
arrangements are finalised, clothes
sorted, gifts wrapped and labelled.
entrance
Two thousand years ago and more, a
pregnant girl called Mary visited her
cousin Elizabeth who was also
expecting.
entrance
R: As soon as they greeted each other,
the baby in Elizabeth's womb kicked
out, and she interpreted this as a sign
from God that Mary was greatly
blessed, because she believed that all
God had promised would be fulfilled in
her life.
entrance
R: Father God, when we consider your
servant Mary, what we see is a
humility and obedience that is so often
lacking in our own lives.
entrance
R: As we hear your Word again, and
consider the one through whose body
you entered this world, remind us of
the meaning of humility and grant us a
confidence of faith that knows your
promises to us are always fulfilled.
C: Amen.
hymn
We sing
(Mary’s Song — The Magnificat)
AT260
CAL293
Peter Kearney
© Crossover Music, P0 Bos 496, Mittagong NSW
2575.
Mary’s song — The Magnificat
My soul is praising the Lord, yes! And
glad for all he is saving;
because the Lord has remembered me
— small as I am, poor as I am
— all people will call me blessed.
Mary’s song — The Magnificat
1. For he that is mighty has done me
great things.
(Holy his name. Holy his name.)
His mercy is reaching from age to age.
(Holy his name. Holy his name.)
To all those who honour him.
Mary’s song — The Magnificat
My soul is praising the Lord, yes! And
glad for all he is saving;
because the Lord has remembered me
— small as I am, poor as I am
— all people will call me blessed.
Mary’s song — The Magnificat
2. For he that is mighty has stretched
out his hand.
(Scattered the proud, shattered their
plans.)
He’s pulled down the princes fromtheir
golden thrones...
(Scattered the proud, shattered their
plans.)
He has raised to their place the poor.
Mary’s song — The Magnificat
My soul is praising the Lord, yes! And
glad for all he is saving;
because the Lord has remembered me
— small as I am, poor as I am
— all people will call me blessed.
Mary’s song — The Magnificat
3. He’s filled up the hungry with many
good things.
(Earth is renewed, all things renewed.)
But the rich, he has sent them all
empty away.
(Earth is renewed, all things renewed.)
He has kept now the promise he made.
Mary’s song — The Magnificat
My soul is praising the Lord, yes! And
glad for all he is saving;
because the Lord has remembered me
— small as I am, poor as I am
— all people will call me blessed.
†
CONFESSION OF SIN
M: Friends in Christ:
In this Advent Season we are called to
repent, for the Kingdom of heaven is at
hand. So let us confess our sins to
God our Father, because Jesus Christ
has come to forgive us our sins.
CONFESSION OF SIN
C: O God, as we begin a new church
year, as we think of the year
passing, we see the reality of the
world, hunger, poverty, loneliness,
disease, emptiness and despair.
Our best efforts seem to change
nothing. We are ready to give up.
Forgive us.
CONFESSION OF SIN
C: In this time of Advent, we pray that
you would enable us to see the
signs of your breaking through the
tinsel and glitter we use to hide
behind. Help us to face reality with
patience and hope instead of
becoming indifferent to the world's
evil.
CONFESSION OF SIN
C: Empower us to prepare for Christ's
coming as you clean up the clutter
of our lives and create a welcoming
space for your presence in our
lives.
Forgiveness OF SIN
M: Hear the Good News! God has
forgiven you through the birth, life,
death and resurrection of our Lord and
Saviour Jesus Christ. Receive God's
forgiveness by believing this Good
News. Through Christ, God calls each
one of us to take our parts in the story
of God's love and care, the journey of
discipleship.
Forgiveness OF SIN
C: Lord Jesus Christ, you call us to
join the journey and you enable us
to begin again and again. We come
in our own different ways, walking
in our own styles, at our own
speeds. Yes, we come to join the
journey, we come to be your
disciples.
Forgiveness OF SIN
M: Come, as we walk towards God's
future for us: a future of adventure and
risk, that demands endurance and
patience; a future that offers
enrichment and excitement, without
the false claims of being easy, a future
of discipleship.
C: We come to join the journey of
Jesus today!
Advent candles
C: In this season of expectation
We prepare to welcome Christ
Jesus, Messiah.
R: Into the bustle of our lives
and the hard to find moments of
solitude.
Advent candles
C: We prepare to welcome Christ
Jesus, Messiah
R: Into our homes and situations
along with friends and families.
C: We prepare to welcome Christ
Jesus, Messiah
R: Into our hearts, and those often
hidden parts of our lives.
Advent candles
C: We prepare to welcome Christ
Jesus, Messiah
R: For beneath the surface of your story
is an inescapable fact.
You entered this world
as vulnerable as any one of us
in order to nail that vulnerability to the
cross.
Advent candles
R: Our fears, our insecurities and our sins
and all that can separate us from God
are exchanged by your Grace for Love.
We cannot comprehend the reasoning
only marvel that Salvation comes to us
through a baby born in a stable,
and reaches out to a world in need.
Advent candles
C: In this season of anticipation
We prepare to welcome Christ Jesus,
Messiah.
Advent candles
C: O God-who-comes, we pray today
that your Spirit would revive our
spirits. In the light of the advent
candles, we pray that your word
would rekindle our visions. In this
season of Advent, prepare us to
receive you as the one who comes as
the Babe of Bethlehem and who
comes again as the King of kings.
Amen.
Greeting
M: The Lord be with you.
C: And also with you Pastor.
The Readings
R: The first reading for the first Sunday
in Advent is written in chapter 61 of
Isaiah beginning at verse 1.
Isaiah 61:1-11 (CEV)
The Spirit of the LORD God has taken
control of me!
The LORD has chosen and sent me
to tell the oppressed the good news,
to heal the brokenhearted,
and to announce freedom for prisoners
and captives.
Isaiah 61:1-11 (CEV)
2This
is the year when the LORD God
will show kindness to us and punish
our enemies.
The LORD has sent me to comfort those
who mourn,
3 especially in Jerusalem.
Isaiah 61:1-11 (CEV)
He sent me to give them
flowers in place of their sorrow,
olive oil in place of tears,
and joyous praise in place of broken
hearts.
Isaiah 61:1-11 (CEV)
They will be called "Trees of Justice,"
planted by the LORD to honour his
name.
4Then they will rebuild cities that have
been in ruins for many generations.
Isaiah 61:1-11 (CEV)
5They
will hire foreigners to take care of
their sheep and their vineyards.
6But they themselves will be priests
and servants of the LORD our God.
The treasures of the nations will
belong to them,
and they will be famous.
Isaiah 61:1-11 (CEV)
7They
were terribly insulted and horribly
mistreated;
now they will be greatly blessed and
joyful forever.
8I, the LORD, love justice!
But I hate robbery and injustice.
Isaiah 61:1-11 (CEV)
My people, I solemnly promise to reward
you with an eternal agreement.
9Your descendants will be known in
every nation.
All who see them will realize that they
have been blessed, by me, the LORD.
Isaiah 61:1-11 (CEV)
10I
celebrate and shout because of my
LORD God.
His saving power and justice
are the very clothes I wear.
They are more beautiful than the
jewellery worn by a bride or a groom.
Isaiah 61:1-11 (CEV)
11The
LORD will bring about justice and
praise
in every nation on earth,
like flowers blooming in a garden.
R: This is the Word of the Lord.
C: Thanks be to God.
Psalm 34(CEV)
The Psalm is Psalm 34
R: 1I will always praise the LORD.
2With all my heart, I will praise the
LORD.
C: Let all who are helpless, listen and
be glad.
Psalm 34(CEV)
R: 3Honour the LORD with me!
Celebrate his great name.
4I asked the LORD for help,
C: and he saved me from all my fears.
Psalm 34(CEV)
R: 5Keep your eyes on the LORD! You will
shine like the sun and never blush with
shame. 6I was a nobody, but I prayed,
C: and the LORD saved me from all my
troubles.
Psalm 34(CEV)
R: 7If you honour the LORD, his angel will
protect you.
8Discover for yourself that the LORD is
kind.
C: Come to him for protection, and you
will be glad.
Psalm 34(CEV)
R: 9Honour the LORD! You are his special
people.
C: No one who honours the LORD will
ever be in need.
Psalm 34(CEV)
R: 11Come, my children, listen
as I teach you to respect the LORD.
C: Glory to the Father and the Son and
the Holy Spirit;
As it was in the beginning is now and
will be for ever. Amen.
2nd Reading
R: The 2nd Reading is written in chapter
4 of 1st Timothy beginning at verse 6.
6If
you teach these things to other
followers, you will be a good servant of
Christ Jesus. You will show that you
have grown up on the teachings about
our faith and on the good instructions
you have obeyed.
1 Timothy 4: 6-12
7Don't
have anything to do with
worthless, senseless stories. Work
hard to be truly religious. 8-9As the
saying goes,
"Exercise is good for your body,
but religion helps you in every way.
It promises life now and forever.”
1 Timothy 4: 6-12
These words are worthwhile and should
not be forgotten. 10We have put our
hope in the living God, who is the
Saviour of everyone, but especially of
those who have faith. That's why we
work and struggle so hard
11Teach these things and tell everyone
to do what you say.
1 Timothy 4: 6-12
12Don't
let anyone make fun of you, just
because you are young. Set an
example for other followers by what
you say and do, as well as by your
love, faith, and purity.
R: This is the Word of the Lord.
C: Thanks be to God.
Mary (Luke 1:31-38)
R: ‘You will be with child and give birth to
a son, and you are to give him the
name Jesus. He will be great and will
be called the Son of the Most High.
The Lord God will give him the throne
of his father David, and he will reign
over the house of Jacob forever; his
kingdom will never end.’
Mary (Luke 1:31-38)
R: When does an ordinary life
Become extraordinary
A mundane day
Become revolutionary
A moment in time
Change history?
Mary (Luke 1:31-38)
R: When God enters in
Forgives sin
Allows us to
Begin again
When we repeat
Those words of Mary
C: ‘May it be to me as you say’
Mary (Luke 1:31-38)
R: 'The Holy Spirit will come upon you,
and the power of the Most High will
overshadow you.
So the holy one to be born will be
called the Son of God.
Even Elizabeth your relative is going to
have a child in her old age, and she
who was said to be barren is in her
sixth month.
Mary (Luke 1:31-38)
R: For nothing is impossible with God.
C: "I am the Lord's servant," Mary
answered.
"May it be to me as you have said.”
Mary (Luke 1:31-38)
R: Lord God, you choose the very least
And raise us up to greatness
C: For nothing is impossible with
God.
R: You take the weak, the poor and blind
And raise us up to greatness
C: For nothing is impossible with
God.
Mary (Luke 1:35-38)
R: Give thanks to the Lord, for he is
good.
C: His love endures forever.
R: Give thanks to the God of gods.
C: His love endures forever.
R: Give thanks to the Lord of lords:
C: His love endures forever.
Mary (Luke 1:35-38)
R: Teach us obedience, Lord
In every part of our lives
Ears to hear your word
Hands to do your work
Feet to walk your path
A heart for all your people
A mouth to shout your praise
A childlike faith
Humility
Mary (Luke 1:35-38)
R: Confidence
That says
To the possible
And the impossible
C: I am the Lord's servant
May it be to me as you have said.
Amen
Luke 1:46-55
M: The Gospel is written in chapter 1 of
Luke, beginning at verse 46
C: Praise to you, O Lord.
M: 46Mary said:
With all my heart I praise the Lord,
47and I am glad because of God my
Saviour.
Luke 1:46-55
48He
cares for me, his humble servant.
From now on, all people will say
God has blessed me.
49God All-Powerful has done great
things for me,
and his name is holy.
50He always shows mercy
to everyone who worships him.
Luke 1:46-55
51The
Lord has used his powerful arm
to scatter those who are proud.
52He drags strong rulers from their
thrones
and puts humble people in places of
power.
53God gives the hungry good things to
eat,
Luke 1:46-55
and sends the rich away
with nothing.
54He helps his servant Israel
and is always merciful to his people.
55The Lord made this promise to our
ancestors,
to Abraham and his family forever!
This is the Gospel of the Lord
C: Praise to you, O Christ.
Luke 1:46-55
R: My soul magnifies the Lord!
All is ready
Stable prepared
Shepherds working
Magi journeying
Gifts are chosen
C: My soul magnifies the Lord!
Luke 1:46-55
R: A city awaits
Crowded and bustling
Stars are shining
People expecting
A drama unfolding
C: My soul magnifies the Lord!
Luke 1:46-55
R: The Lord is coming
To save his people
Mary's obedience
Jesus' willingness
Your gracious gift to us.
C: My soul magnifies the Lord!
Luke 1:46-55
R: The Lord is coming
To save his people
Mary's obedience
Jesus' willingness
Your gracious gift to us.
C: My soul magnifies the Lord!
Statement of faith
C: We believe in God, the one who
comes before us and goes behind
us, creating life and opportunities to
love and care for the world.
We believe in Jesus Christ who walks
with us into real life each day. He is
God, yet human like us and
experienced all life's joys and pains
and challenges like we do.
Statement of faith
C: But his love is so great that not sin
nor suffering, nor even death could
stop it. Today our Lord Jesus lives
and his love continues to bring new
life to the world. We believe in the
Holy Spirit who comes like the wind
and blows in and through us to
bring God's power and light to all
the world.
Statement of faith
C: The Spirit breathes life into us, the
body of Christ we call the Church,
and enables us to follow the way of
Christ. We believe in God, who goes
before and behind, with, in and
through us, bringing hope and life
and newness to the world. Amen.
Hymn
We sing
Praise to the Lord, the almighty
v.1,2,4,5
LHS 442
CAL 293
Joachim Neander (1650-1680)
Tr. Catherine Winkworth, 1863, alt.
St. 3: Jeremiah Haak Good, 1863, alt.
Praise to the Lord, the almighty
1. Praise to the Lord, the almighty,
the king of creation;
O my soul, praise Him, for He is thy
health and salvation:
Join the full throng;
Wake, harp and psalter and song,
Sound forth in glad adoration.
Praise to the Lord, the almighty
2. Praise to the Lord, who o’er all
things so wondrously reigneth,
Who as on wings of an eagle
uplifteth, sustaineth:
Hast Thou not seen?
All that is needful hath been
Granted in what He ordaineth.
Praise to the Lord, the almighty
4. Praise to the Lord, who doth
prosper thy work and defend thee;
Surely His goodness and mercy shall
daily attend thee:
Ponder anew
What the Almighty can do,
Who with His love doth befriend thee.
Praise to the Lord, the almighty
5. Praise to the Lord, O let all that is
in me adore Him.
All that hath life and breath, come
now with praises before Him.
Let the Amen
Sound from His people again:
Gladly for aye we adore Him.
†
Sermon
Hymn
As we give our freewill offerings, we sing
I give you my joys and my sorrows
AT254
CAL293
Anna-Marie Kaskinen
e Anna-MarIe Kaskinen, Malninlldyndle, 3 028. 01350
Vandaa, Finland.
I give you my joys and my sorrows
1. I thank you for life, for the life that
you gave, my Lord and King.
With joy in my heart I will lift up your
name.
To you I sing.
I give you my joys and sorrows,
I give you all my tomorrows.
Lord, your love will make all things
new.
I trust in you.
I give you my joys and my sorrows
2. The beauty of nature that you let me
see amazes me.
We long for perfection, you sent us
your Son.
Life has begun.
I give you my joys and sorrows,
I give you all my tomorrows.
Lord, your love will make all things
new.
I trust in you.
I give you my joys and my sorrows
3. You send me your marvellous peace
from above.
Peaceful I stand.
I will be united with others in love in
your new land.
I give you my joys and sorrows,
I give you all my tomorrows.
Lord, your love will make all things
new.
I trust in you.
†
Offering
C: In response to your promise of life,
we offer our life.
In response to your promise of love,
we offer our love.
In response to all of your promises,
we offer our gifts. Amen.
Offering prayer
C: Great God, keep us faithful
as we wait for the return of your
Son as king.
Help us not to get so caught up in
the concerns of this life
that we forget about the things that
really matter.
Offering prayer
C: Keep us trusting in you,
watching and praying,
and loving one another and all
people.
Amen.
Prayer of the church
Call to prayer
M: Our Lord remembers the promises
he makes to his people, and does
great things for those who call on his
name. Let us pray to God our Father
in the name of Jesus.
Prayer of the church
The response,
M: Lord, help your servants,
C: and remember your mercy.
Concluding prayer
M: Just as Mary heard your word, trusted
you, and bore the fruit of your Spirit,
Prayer of the church
M: lead us to hear your word and trust
you, so that we may live fruitful lives,
filled with the joy of your Holy Spirit. We
ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you and the
Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
C: Amen.
LITURGY
OF THE
LorD’s sUPPEr
PREFACE
M: The Lord be with you.
C: And also with you.
M: Lift up your hearts.
C: We lift them to the Lord.
M: Let us give thanks to the Lord our
God.
C: It is right to give our thanks and
praise.
PREFACE
M: It is indeed right and good,
Lord God, holy Father,
that we should at all times and in all
places give thanks to you,
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
PREFACE
You fulfilled your promise to comfort your
people by sending Jesus the Redeemer,
and to make all things new through him
when he comes to judge the world and
set it right. And so, with angels and
archangels,
and with all the company of heaven,
we adore and praise your glorious
name:
Holy, holy, holy
C: Holy, holy, holy, tender, gentle
God.
Heaven and earth are full of you.
Hosanna, hosanna in the highest
and in the low ones.
Blessed is the one who comes in
Your name.
LorD’s PrayEr
C: 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.
LorD’s PrayEr
Lead us not into temptation, but
deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power, and the
glory are yours,
Now and forever. Amen
WORDS OF INSTITUTION
M: Our Lord Jesus Christ,
on the night when he was betrayed, took
bread, and when he had given thanks, he
broke it and gave it to his disciples, and
said: Take and eat; this is † my body,
which is given for you. Do this in
remembrance of me.
98
WORDS OF INSTITUTION
M: In the same way he took
the cup, after the supper, and when he
had given thanks, he gave it to them, and
said, Drink of it, all of you; this is † my
blood of the new covenant, which is shed
for you for the forgiveness of sins. Do
this, as often as you drink it, in
remembrance of me.
99
COMMUNION INVITATION
M: Blessed are those who have been
invited to the wedding feast of the
Lamb.
C: Thanks be to God.
M: Come, everything is ready.
lamb of god
C: Lamb of God, you take away the
sin of the world;
have mercy on us.
Lamb of God, you take away the
sin of the world;
have mercy on us.
Lamb of God, you take away the
sin of the world;
grant us peace.
DISTRIBUTION
During the distribution the
Minister or his assistant
says:
Take and eat, this is
the body of Christ,
given for you.
Take and drink, this is
the blood of Christ,
shed for you for the
forgiveness of sins.
102
DISMISSAL
M: The body and blood
of our Lord Jesus
Christ make you
strong in body and
soul to life eternal.
Go in peace.†
C: Amen.
103
POST-COMMUNION Prayer
M: Let us pray.
C: Thank you, loving heavenly Father,
for coming with power to the Virgin
Mary and making her the mother of
our Lord.
Be with us through the healing gift of
this sacrament, so that we receive
your saving word and rejoice in our
Saviour.
104
POST-COMMUNION Prayer
C: For he lives with you and the Holy
Spirit,
one God, now and forever.
Amen.
105
Blessing
M: Christ the Sun of Righteousness,
shine on you and make you ready to
meet him when he comes in glory;
and the blessing of God Almighty,
Father, Son and Holy Spirit be with
you now and always. Amen.
C: Amen.
106
dismissal
M: Christ has come.
C: Christ will come again.
M: And Christ goes with you now to
sustain you in your journey.
C: In the name of Christ. Amen.
107
hymn
We sing
Tell out, my soul
LHS 903
CAL293
Based on the Magnificat (Luke 1:46-55)
Timothy Dudley-Smith 1926-
Tell out, my soul
1. Tell out, my soul, the greatness of
the Lord!
Unnumbered blessings, give my
spirit voice;
tender to me the promise of his
Word;
in God my Saviour shall my heart
rejoice.
Tell out, my soul
2. Tell out, my soul, the greatness of
his name!
Make known his might, the deeds
his arm has done;
his mercy sure, from age to age the
same;
his holy name - the Lord, the mighty
One.
Tell out, my soul
3. Tell out, my soul, the greatness of
his might!
Powers and dominions lay their
glory by.
Proud hearts and stubborn wills are
put to flight,
the hungry fed, the humble lifted
high.
Tell out, my soul
4. Tell out, my soul, the glories of his
Word!
Firm is his promise, and his mercy
sure.
Tell out, my soul, the greatness of
the Lord
to children’s children and for
evermore!
†
Christ goes with you now
to sustain you in your
journey.
Please stay a while
and
have a cuppa with us.

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