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Sing the Feast. ( Chataway Setting). FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT 22nd December, 2013. SENTENCE. M: 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). PREPARATION.
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Sing the Feast (Chataway Setting)
FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT 22nd December, 2013
SENTENCE M: 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)
PREPARATION M: In the name of the Father and of the Son † and of the Holy Spirit. C: Amen.
Opening Hymn We sing our opening hymn: O come, O come, Immanuel v. 1,3,5LH 2 CAL 293 Veni, veni, Immanuel From the Great O Antiphons, 12th-13th century Tr 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 here until 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 high and 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 cheer our spirits by your advent here; disperse the gloomy clouds of night and death's dark shadows put o flight. Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel shall come to you, O Israel. †
CONFESSION AND ABSOLUTION M: 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 ABSOLUTION C: 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 ABSOLUTION C: 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 ABSOLUTION For 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 name Amen.
CONFESSION AND ABSOLUTION M: 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.
GREETING M: The Lord be with you C: And also with you.
PRAYER OF THE DAY M: Let us pray for God to be with us C: 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 READING R: The first reading for the Fourth Sunday of Advent is written in Chapter seven of Isaiah beginning at verse ten. Isaiah 7:10-16 CEV A virgin will conceive
Isaiah 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, 17-19 CEV R: 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, 17-19 CEV R: 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, 17-19 CEV R: 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, 17-19 CEV R: 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, 17-19 CEV R: 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 READING R: The second reading is written in Chapter one of Romans beginning at verse one. Romans 1:1-7 CEV Jesus, son of David, Son of God
Romans 1:1-7 From 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 1:1-7 3-4This 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 faith
Romans 1:1-7 6You 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 1:1-7 I 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 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 God’s peace. Help your family, help the community you live in and people around the world know and experience God’s peace.
gospel M: 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.