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Advent Liturgy

Prayer and Lord’s Prayer

    Our Father, who art in heaven,

    hallowed be thy name;

    thy kingdom come;

    thy will be done;

    on earth as it is in heaven.

    Give us this day our daily bread.

    And forgive us our trespasses,

    as we forgive those who trespass against us.

    And lead us not into temptation;

    but deliver us from evil.

    For thine is the kingdom,

    the power, and the glory

    for ever and ever.


HymnSilent night

  1. Silent night, holy night!
    All is calm, all is bright,
    Round yon virgin mother and child,
    Holy infant so tender and mild
    sleep in heavenly peace,
    sleep in heavenly peace.

  2. Silent night, holy night!
    Shepherds first saw the light,
    heard th’ angelic Alleluia,
    ring proclaiming from near and far:
    ‘Jesus the Saviour is here,
    Jesus the Saviour is here.’

  3. Silent night, holy night!
    Son of God, love’s pure light
    Radiance beams from thy holy face
    With the dawn of redeeming grace
    Jesus Lord at thy birth,
    Jesus Lord at thy birth

Scripture ReadingLuke 1:46-55


Special Music


Prayer of Intercession


HymnPeople look East

  1. People, look east. The time is near 
    Of the crowning of the year.
    Make your house fair as you are able,
    Trim the hearth and set the table.
    People, look east and sing today:
    Love, the guest, is on the way.

  2. Furrows, be glad. Though earth is bare,
    One more seed is planted there:
    Give up your strength the seed to nourish,
    That in course the flower may flourish.
    People, look east and sing today:
    Love, the rose, is on the way.

  3. Stars, keep the watch. When night is dim
    One more light the bowl shall brim,
    Shining beyond the frosty weather,
    Bright as sun and moon together.
    People, look east and sing today:
    Love, the star, is on the way.

  4. Angels, announce with shouts of mirth
    Christ who brings new life to earth.
    Set every peak and valley humming
    With the word, the Lord is coming.
    People, look east and sing today:
    Love, the Lord, is on the way.