“Christ the King” Sunday is the final Sunday in the Church calendar (this year, 21 November 2021), before we move into the season of Advent, next week.
In his sermon today, Rev. Geoff McKee discusses an unusual symbol which has fascinated him since childhood.
Below, you will find the main Scripture reading for today (Revelation 1:4-8), the Order of Service and the video recording of the service from St James’ Church, Lossiemouth.
Main Scripture Reading today
Revelation 1:4-8 (New International Version)
Greetings and Doxology
To the seven churches in the province of Asia:
Grace and peace to you from him who is, and who was, and who is to come, and from the seven spirits before his throne, 5 and from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth.
To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood, 6 and has made us to be a kingdom and priests to serve his God and Father—to him be glory and power for ever and ever! Amen.
7 “Look, he is coming with the clouds,”
and “every eye will see him,
even those who pierced him”;
and all peoples on earth “will mourn because of him.”
So shall it be! Amen.
8 “I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty.”
Order of Service
Twenty-Sixth Sunday after Pentecost – Christ the King
Welcome and Intimations
Call to Worship
Praise: MP575 Rejoice, the Lord is King!
Prayers of Adoration and Confession
Praise: JP289 Who’s the King of the jungle
Jesus is the King
Readings: Daniel 7:9-10, 13-14 & Psalm 93
Praise: MP379 Jesus shall reign
Readings: Revelation 1:4b-8 & John 18:33-37
Praise: MP1000 King of kings, majesty
Prayers of Thanksgiving and Intercession
The Nicene Creed
The Sacrament of Holy Communion
Praise: MP445 Shine, Jesus, shine
Benediction & Threefold Amen