Service Bulletin

Sunday, December 10, 2017                                                                                              10:00 a.m.

Second Sunday of Advent

Prelude:  Carillon on “Creator of the Stars of Night” – C. Callahan

THE GATHERING OF THE COMMUNITY

Processional Hymn: 106 – There’s a Voice in the Wilderness
(Children leave for Kids’ Club during last verse.)  

                                                                                                                                       BAS Page

Gathering Sentences                                                                                                                185

Advent Collect & Lighting the Advent Candle

     THE PROCLAMATION OF THE WORD AND PRAYER

First Reading – Isaiah 40.1-11 (pg 653 in the pew Bible)            

Psalm  85.1-2, 8-13                                                                                                          818
 Response: Show us your mercy, O Lord.

Second Reading – 2 Peter 3.8-15a (pg 1111 in the pew Bible) 

     Choir Anthem – Prepare the Way of the Lord – W. Rowan

Gradual Hymn: #107 – Prepare the Way

The Gospel – Mark 1.1-8 (pg 912in the pew Bible)

SermonThe Venerable Ross Hammond

The Apostles’ Creed                                                                                                              189

Prayers of the People

Let us pray.
When you hear the phrase, “God of all”, please respond with “hear our prayer”

O God of all, we come before you with hearts seeking to know and understand the words of the prophets, the words of the angels, the words of peace that rise around us in this holy season.
God of all, hear our prayer.

We pray that you will open us to the meaning of peace. That you will teach us the way of peace. That we will understand your will for justice for all of your world. Help us to be faithful to the call that you have put on our hearts to live as people of hope.
God of all, hear our prayer.

This joyous season puts many demands on our lives. We pray that you would slow us down. Open our hearts and our eyes, that we may see the beauty of the season, feel the joy of hope and peace alive within us and live our days in celebration.
God of all, hear our prayer.

For so many this season is, however, a season of sadness and pain. So many are struggling with illness, some with routine colds and flu, while others are touched with illness
that threatens their lives. We pray that you will touch us all with your healing balm, especially …

Marion, Derek, Ivy, Gail, Darren, Anne, Andrew, Sandy
Wendy, Lynne, Helen, Rob, David, Harold, Lindy & Errol

…and those named silently or aloud.

We give thanks for the life of Alfreda L.: rest eternal grant to her, O Lord; and let light perpetual shine upon her.  Be with Alan and Gaye and their family in this time of loss.
God of all, hear our prayer.

Give us grace and hope to live our days as your people, for it is Jesus’ coming that we celebrate.  And it is through his name that we lift our prayers, for he is indeed our Christ, the Prince of Peace.
God of all, hear our prayer.  Amen.

Confession & Absolution                                                                                                     191

The Peace                                                                                                                                192

THE CELEBRATION OF THE EUCHARIST 

The Preparation of the Gifts

                               Offertory Hymn: 108 – Hark, a Herald Voice Is Sounding

Prayer over the Gifts

                                                                                                                                   BAS page
The Great Thanksgiving – Eucharistic Prayer #8                                           

The Lord’s Prayer  (Badcock – sung)

Breaking of the Bread #5                                                                                             212

Agnus Dei
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.

The Communion 

This is the Lord’s Table, not just an Anglican table.

  • The bread/wafer is received in the open palm. Gluten-free wafers are available – just ask the priest.
  • The wine, if desired, may be taken from the common cup by drinking (placing your hand gently at the base of the chalice to guide it).
                                      Please do not dip the wafer into the wine.
    If you do not wish to drink from the cup, simply hold the base of the chalice when it is presented to you while the administrator says the words of offering.
  • If you do not wish to receive the bread and wine, but would like a blessing, please indicate this preference by crossing your arms across your chest.

Communion Music: 93 – You Servants of the Lord
96 – Creator of the Stars of Night

Prayer after Communion
(from A New Zealand Prayer Book, 1989)                                                                                                We praise and thank you, Creator God, for you have not left us alone.  Each year you come to us, Emmanuel, God with us in a manger.  Each time you come to us in the broken bread and the cup we share.  In time or out of time you will be revealed and we shall see you face to face.  Amen.

Doxology                                                                                                                                  214

THE BLESSING AND DISMISSAL 

The Blessing

Recessional Hymn: 103 – On Jordan’s Bank, the Baptist’s Cry

Dismissal

Postlude:  Hail to the Lord’s Anointed – L Schröter, Arr. M. Burkhardt

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