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Sing the Feast

Sing the Feast(Chataway Setting)

FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT

22nd December, 2013

SENTENCEM: The virgin shall conceive and bear a son, C: and they shall name him Emmanuel, which means, 'God is with us.

(Matt 1:23 NRSV)PREPARATIONM: In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.C: Amen.

Opening HymnWe sing our opening hymn:

O come, O come, Immanuel v. 1,3,5LH 2CAL 293

Veni, veni, ImmanuelFrom the Great O Antiphons, 12th-13th centuryTr John Mason Neale 1818-66 (1851/59), alt.O come, O come, Immanuel 1. O come, O come, Emmanuel,and ransom captive Israel,that mourns in lonely exile hereuntil the Son of God appear.Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel shall come to you, O Israel.O come, O come, Immanuel 3. O come, O key of David, come,and open wide our heavenly home;make safe the way that leads on highand close the path to misery.Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel shall come to you, O Israel.O come, O come, Immanuel 5. O come, O dayspring, come and cheerour spirits by your advent here;disperse the gloomy clouds of nightand death's dark shadows put o flight.Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel shall come to you, O Israel.CONFESSION AND ABSOLUTIONM: Friends in Christ: let us confess our sins to God our Father and ask him in the name of our Lord Jesus to forgive us.

CONFESSION AND ABSOLUTIONC: We confess that we are born in bondage to sinand cannot free ourselves.We have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed,by what we have doneand by what we have failed to do.CONFESSION AND ABSOLUTIONC: We have not loved you with our whole heart,and we have not loved our neighbour as ourselves.We deserve your eternal punishment.CONFESSION AND ABSOLUTIONFor the sake of your Son, Jesus Christ, have mercy on us. Forgive us, renew us, and lead us, so that we may delight in your will and walk in your ways, to the glory of your holy nameAmen.CONFESSION AND ABSOLUTIONM: Upon your confession, as a called and ordained servant of the word, I announce the grace of God to all of you. On behalf of my Lord Jesus Christ, and by his command, I forgive the sins of all of you who repent and believe, in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Peace be with you.C: Amen.Liturgy of the WORD 20GREETINGM: The Lord be with youC: And also with you.PRAYER OF THE DAY M: Let us pray for God to be with usC: Thank you, loving heavenly Father, for coming with power to the Virgin Mary and making her the mother of our Lord. Come to us with your Holy Spirit, so that we receive your saving word and rejoice in our Saviour. PRAYER OF THE DAY For he lives with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.FIRST READINGR: The first reading for the Fourth Sunday of Advent is written in Chapter seven of Isaiah beginning at verse ten.

Isaiah 7:10-16 CEVA virgin will conceiveIsaiah 7:10-16 10Once again the LORD God spoke to King Ahaz. This time he said, 11"Ask me for proof that my promise will come true. Ask for something to happen deep in the world of the dead or high in the heavens above." 12"No, LORD," Ahaz answered. "I won't test you!Isaiah 7:10-16 13Then I said: Listen, every one of you in the royal family of David. You have already tried my patience. Now you are trying God's patience by refusing to ask for proof. 14But the LORD will still give you proof. Isaiah 7:10-16 A virgin is pregnant; she will have a son and will name him Immanuel 15-16Even before the boy is old enough to know how to choose between right and wrong, he will eat yogurt and honey, and the countries of the two kings you fear will be destroyed. This is the Word of the Lord.C: Thanks be to God.

Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19CEVR: The Psalm is Psalm 80. 1Shepherd of Israel, you lead the descendants of Joseph, and you sit on your throne above the winged creatures. Listen to our prayer and let your light shine. C: 2for the tribes of Ephraim, Benjamin, and Manasseh. Save us by your power.

Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19CEVR: 3Our God, make us strong again! Smile on us and save us. C: 4LORD God All-Powerful, how much longer will the prayers of your people make you angry?

Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19CEVR: 5You gave us tears for food, and you made us drink them by the bowlful. C: 6Because of you, our enemies who live nearby laugh and joke about us. 7But if you smile on us, we will be saved.

Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19CEVR: 17But help the one who sits at your right side, the one you raised to be your own.C: 18Then we will never turn away. Put new life into us, and we will worship you.

Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19CEVR: 19LORD God All-Powerful, make us strong again! Smile on us and save us.C: Glory to the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit;As it was in the beginning is now and will be forever. Amen. SECOND READINGR: The second reading is written in Chapter one of Romans beginning at verse one.

Romans 1:1-7 CEVJesus, son of David, Son of GodRomans 1:1-7From Paul, a servant of Christ Jesus.God chose me to be an apostle, and he appointed me to preach the good news 2that he promised long ago by what his prophets said in the holy Scriptures. Romans 1:1-73-4This good news is about his Son, our Lord Jesus Christ! As a human, he was from the family of David. But the Holy Spirit proved that Jesus is the powerful Son of God, because he was raised from death. 5Jesus was kind to me and chose me to be an apostle, so that people of all nations would obey and have faithRomans 1:1-76You are some of those people chosen by Jesus Christ. 7This letter is to all of you in Rome. God loves you and has chosen you to be his very own people. Romans 1:1-7I pray that God our Father and our Lord Jesus Christ will be kind to you and will bless you with peace! This is the Word of the Lord . C: Thanks be to God.Alleluia VERSE C: Alleluia, alleluia.A virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and his name shall be Emmanuel, 'God is with us.'Alleluia.(based on Matt 1:23)

LIGHTING OF ADVENT CANDLEWeek four: he Candle of peace

Opening Liturgy: Based on Psalm 33:1-5

LIGHTING OF ADVENT CANDLE

R: Lord You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, C: because he trusts in you. R : Trust in the LORD forever, C : for the LORD, the LORD, is the Rock eternal.

LIGHTING OF ADVENT CANDLE

R : LORD, you establish peace for us; C : all that we have accomplished you have done for us. R : O LORD, our God, other lords besides you have ruled over us, C : but your name alone do we honour.

LIGHTING OF ADVENT CANDLE

LIGHTING OF ADVENT CANDLE

R : As we light the candle of peace. Remember that by trusting God.anyone can have peace in all situations At Christmas God gives us the gift of peace. Think about how God gives you peace this Christmas..

LIGHTING OF ADVENT CANDLE

Think about how you can help others have Gods peace. Help your family, help the community you live in and people around the world know and experience Gods peace. gospelM: The Holy Gospel is written in Chapter one of the Gospel according to St Matthew beginning at verse eighteen.

C: Glory be to You O Lord.CEV

Matthew 1:18-25

18This is how Jesus Christ was born. A young woman named Mary was engaged to Joseph from King David's family. But before they were married, she learned that she was going to have a baby by God's Holy Spirit.

Matthew 1:18-25

19Joseph was a good man and did not want to embarrass Mary in front of everyone. So he decided to quietly call off the wedding. 20While Joseph was thinking about this, an angel from the Lord came to him in a dream.

Matthew 1:18-25

The angel said, "Joseph, the baby that Mary will have is from the Holy Spirit. Go ahead and marry her. 21Then after her baby is born, name him Jesus because he will save his people from their sins.

Matthew 1:18-25

22So the LORD'S promise came true, just as the prophet had said, 23"A virgin will have a baby boy, and he will be called Immanuel," which means "God is with us.

Matthew 1:18-25

24After Joseph woke up, he and Mary were soon married, just as the LORD'S angel had told him to do. 25But they did not sleep together before her baby was born. Then Joseph named him Jesus. This is the Gospel of the Lord.C: Praise be to You O Christ.Prayer after the gospelM: Thank you, Lord Jesus, for being born of Mary by the Holy Spirit. Help us to believe that you came to be with us to save us from our sins. C: Amen.APOSTLES CREEDC:I believe in God, the Father almighty, maker of heaven and earth.APOSTLES CREEDAnd in Jesus Christ, his only Son our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried. APOSTLES CREEDHe descended into hell. The third day he rose again from the dead.He ascended into heaven, and sits at the right hand of God, the Father almighty, from thence he will come to judge the living and the dead.APOSTLES CREEDI believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy christian* church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen*or: catholic here means universalWe SingWe sing our next hymn:

There is a Redeemer

AT 349CAL 293Melody Green 1982There is a RedeemerThere is a redeemer,Jesus Gods own Son,precious Lamb of God,Messiah, Holy one.Thank you, O our Father,for giving us your Son,and leaving your Spirittill your work on earth is done.Sermon

Hymn

We sing:

Come, Thou long-expected Jesus,

LHS 17cal 293Charles Wesley (1707-1788)

Come, Thou long-expected Jesus

1. Come, Thou long-expected Jesus,Born to set Thy people free;From our fears and sins release us;Let us find our rest in Thee.

Come, Thou long-expected Jesus

2. Israels strength and consolation,Hope of all t