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Second Sunday before Advent

Introduction and Call to Worship Jesus is the supreme example of life lived to the full, lived in the moment. He points to God’s time – not ours and offers his own life as a sacrificial gift for all people, all time and eternity. Today we’ll think about how fear of tomorrow empties us of today. May we trust God in worship and give thanks for life in all its fullness. Today’s Readings First Reading Daniel 12:1-3 A prophecy of the end of times – it will be a time of anguish but also a time of deliverance. Second Reading Hebrews 10:11-14 [15-18] 19-25 The writer reminds the Hebrews that Christ’s perfect sacrifice gives them confidence to enter the sanctuary and enables them to approach in full

Remembrance Sunday

Introduction and Call to Worship Today we mark the centenary of the end of the Great War, 1918 – 2018. The act of remembering is central to our faith and we seek God’s forgiveness for the times we have failed to learn from the past. Today we turn to Jesus, the Saviour, who lays down his life for us and whose Kingdom stands for justice and peace. Today’s Readings First Reading: 8am Communion Jonah 3:1-5. 10 Jonah proclaims God’s message to the people of Nineveh who repent so God decides not to destroy the city. Or 10am Service of Remembrance: 1 Corinthians 15:50-58 Paul speaks of victory over death. Therefore, we are called to remember and be steadfast

Fourth Sunday before Advent

Introduction and Call to Worship Today we are reminded that love must be the foundation and direction of our lives. This is not a one-sided matter for God pours love and mercy into our lives. Let us open our hearts and minds to this love as we worship. Today’s Readings First Reading Deuteronomy 6:1-9 God’s people are commanded to live their lives totally orientated towards God. This involves their whole being and is so important that it is to shape their whole day, every day, from morning to night. Second Reading Hebrews 9:11-14 Jesus Christ is the supreme sacrifice, greater than any other, given freely for us so that we can be part, not of a dead religion but of a living faith. Gospe

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