It’s 28 November 2021 and it’s the First Sunday of Advent. The first Sunday of a new church year.
Watch the video immediately below – paying close attention to the number of passes – and then watch the video further down below – of the service from St James’.
Rev. Geoff McKee, in his sermon, emphasises the need for Christians to look hard in this Advent season for the signs of God’s reign in Christ we might otherwise miss. Are you failing to see the obvious*?
Main Scripture reading for today
Jeremiah 33:14-16 (New International Version)
14 “‘The days are coming,’ declares the Lord, ‘when I will fulfil the good promise I made to the people of Israel and Judah.
15 “‘In those days and at that time
I will make a righteous Branch sprout from David’s line;
he will do what is just and right in the land.
16 In those days Judah will be saved
and Jerusalem will live in safety.
This is the name by which it will be called:
The Lord Our Righteous Saviour.’
Order of Service
Welcome and Intimations
Call to Worship
Praise: MP493 O come, O come Emmanuel
Prayers of Adoration and Confession
Lighting the Candle: A candle is burning v1
Praise: MP605 Soon, and very soon
MP225 He’s got the whole wide world
Readings: Jeremiah 33:14-16 & Psalm 25:1-10
Praise: CP232 When the King shall come again
Readings: 1 Thessalonians 3:9-13 & Luke 21:25-36
Praise: CH4 543 Longing for light
Prayers of Thanksgiving and Intercession
Praise: Advent Journey
Benediction & Threefold Amen
*Note that “IG” stands for “Invisible Gorilla”.