Download Weekly Sheet Download Weekly Sheet
Dates for your Diary Events for the week Monday 10.00am Crafty Saints 2.00pm Monday Scrabble Club 2.00pm Tea and Chat Tuesday 9.15pm Pilates with Sara 6.15pm Pilates with Sara Wednesday 9.00am Richmond Fellowship 6.15pm Silver Swans Thursday 9.15am Pilates with Sara 4.30pm Silver Swans Friday 10.15am Silver Swans Saturday 5.00pm Family Gathering Next Sunday 11:00am Holy Communion Service 4:00pm Carol Service
Those for whom your prayers are asked Pete Nightingale, Jimmy, Zena, Fatima, Prof Benassi, Norman, Marcus, Jean Baker, Martin Whiffen, Rosemary Whiffen, Richard Barrett, Peter Yates, Joan Walton, Jack, Samuel, Mary Clubb, Val, Ezra, Linda Davies, Rob, Dr. M, Lynn Wright, Jean Coleman, Carole Crompton, Betty Howes, Denny Yates, Linda Harris.
The Second Sunday of Advent Week beginning: Sunday 8th Dec 2019 Today 8:30am Holy Communion Service 11:00am All Age Worship Service Sidesperson: Pam Clark All Age Worship Service Introduction: A very warm welcome to this morning’s service especially if you are here for the first time. If you are unsure about anything before or during the service do ask your neighbour or the Welcomer and Sidesperson at the door. Hymns (Complete Anglican) 527 On Jordan's bank the Baptist's cry 263 Hark, a thrilling voice is sounding 88 Brother, sister, let me serve you 406 Long ago, prophets knew Reader: Haleema Hawkins 1st reading: Isaiah 11:1-10 2nd reading: Romans 15:4-13 Gospel: Matthew 3:1-12 Sermon: Elaine Levitt Intercessor: Elaine Levitt
Collect for  The 2nd Sunday of Advent Almighty God, purify our hearts and minds, that when your Son Jesus Christ comes again as judge and saviour we may be ready to receive him, who is our Lord and our God. Amen.
1 st Reading: Isaiah 11:1-10 The Peaceful Kingdom 1 A   shoot   shall   come   out   from   the   stock   of   Jesse, and   a   branch   shall   grow   out   of   his   roots. 2   The spirit   of   the   Lord   shall   rest   on   him,   the   spirit   of wisdom   and   understanding,   the   spirit   of   counsel and   might,   the   spirit   of   knowledge   and   the   fear of   the   Lord.   3   His   delight   shall   be   in   the   fear   of the   Lord.   He   shall   not   judge   by   what   his   eyes see,   or   decide   by   what   his   ears   hear; 4   but   with righteousness   he   shall   judge   the   poor,   and   decide with   equity   for   the   meek   of   the   earth;   he   shall strike   the   earth   with   the   rod   of   his   mouth,   and with    the    breath    of    his    lips    he    shall    kill    the wicked. 5   Righteousness   shall   be   the   belt   around his   waist,   and   faithfulness   the   belt   around   his loins. 6   The   wolf   shall   live   with   the   lamb,   the leopard   shall   lie   down   with   the   kid,   the   calf   and the   lion   and   the   fatling   together,   and   a   little   child shall   lead   them.   7   The   cow   and   the   bear   shall graze,   their   young   shall   lie   down   together;   and the   lion   shall   eat   straw   like   the   ox. 8   The   nursing child   shall   play   over   the   hole   of   the   asp,   and   the weaned   child   shall   put   its   hand   on   the   adder’s den. 9   They   will   not   hurt   or   destroy   on   all   my holy   mountain;   for   the   earth   will   be   full   of   the knowledge   of   the   Lord   as   the   waters   cover   the sea. 10 On   that   day   the   root   of   Jesse   shall   stand   as a   signal   to   the   peoples;   the   nations   shall   inquire of him, and his dwelling shall be glorious. 2 nd Reading: Romans 15:4-13 4 For   whatever   was   written   in   former   days   was written      for      our      instruction,      so      that      by steadfastness   and   by   the   encouragement   of   the scriptures   we   might   have   hope. 5 May   the   God   of steadfastness    and    encouragement    grant    you    to live   in   harmony   with   one   another,   in   accordance with   Christ   Jesus, 6 so   that   together   you   may   with one   voice   glorify   the   God   and   Father   of   our   Lord Jesus   Christ. 7 Welcome   one   another,   therefore, just   as   Christ   has   welcomed   you,   for   the   glory   of God. 8 For   I   tell   you   that   Christ   has   become   a servant   of   the   circumcised   on   behalf   of   the   truth of    God    in    order    that    he    might    confirm    the promises   given   to   the   patriarchs, 9 and   in   order that    the    Gentiles    might    glorify    God    for    his mercy.   As   it   is   written,   ‘Therefore   I   will   confess you   among   the   Gentiles,   and   sing   praises   to   your name’; 10 and   again   he   says,   ‘Rejoice,   O   Gentiles, with   his   people’; 11 and   again,   ‘Praise   the   Lord, all   you   Gentiles,   and   let   all   the   peoples   praise him’; 12 and   again   Isaiah   says,   ‘The   root   of   Jesse shall    come,    the    one    who    rises    to    rule    the Gentiles;   in   him   the   Gentiles   shall   hope.’ 13 May the   God   of   hope   fill   you   with   all   joy   and   peace in   believing,   so   that   you   may   abound   in   hope   by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Gospel: Matthew 3:1-12 The Proclamation of John the Baptist 1 In   those   days   John   the   Baptist   appeared   in   the wilderness of Judea, proclaiming, 2 ‘Repent,   for   the   kingdom   of   heaven   has   come near.’ 3 This   is   the   one   of   whom   the   prophet   Isaiah spoke   when   he   said,   ‘The   voice   of   one   crying out   in   the   wilderness:   “Prepare   the   way   of   the Lord, make his paths straight.” ’ 4 Now   John   wore   clothing   of   camel’s   hair   with   a leather   belt   around   his   waist,   and   his   food   was locusts and wild honey. 5 Then   the   people   of   Jerusalem   and   all   Judea were   going   out   to   him,   and   all   the   region   along the Jordan, 6 and   they   were   baptized   by   him   in   the   river Jordan, confessing their sins. 7 But     when     he     saw     many     Pharisees     and Sadducees   coming   for   baptism,   he   said   to   them, ‘You   brood   of   vipers!   Who   warned   you   to   flee from the wrath to come? 8 Bear fruit worthy of repentance. 9 Do    not    presume    to    say    to    yourselves,    “We have   Abraham   as   our   ancestor”;   for   I   tell   you, God    is    able    from    these    stones    to    raise    up children to Abraham. 10 Even   now   the   axe   is   lying   at   the   root   of   the trees;   every   tree   therefore   that   does   not   bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 11 ‘I   baptize   you   with   water   for   repentance,   but one   who   is   more   powerful   than   I   is   coming after   me;   I   am   not   worthy   to   carry   his   sandals. He   will   baptize   you   with   the   Holy   Spirit   and fire. 12 His   winnowing-fork   is   in   his   hand,   and   he will   clear   his   threshing-floor   and   will   gather   his wheat   into   the   granary;   but   the   chaff   he   will burn with unquenchable fire.’
The 2nd Sunday of Advent Week beginning: Sunday 8th Dec 2019 Today 8:30am Holy Communion Service 11:00am All Age Worship Service Sidesperson: Pam Clark All Age Worship Service Introduction: A very warm welcome to this morning’s service especially if you are here for the first time. If you are unsure about anything before or during the service do ask your neighbour or the Welcomer and Sidesperson at the door. Hymns (Complete Anglican) 527 On Jordan's bank 263 Hark, a thrilling voice 88 Brother, sister, let me serve you 406 Long ago, prophets knew Reader: Haleema Hawkins 1st reading: Isaiah 11:1-10 2nd reading: Romans 15:4-13 Gospel: Matthew 3:1-12 Sermon: Elaine Levitt Intercessor: Elaine Levitt Events for the week Monday 10.00am Crafty Saints 2.00pm Monday Scrabble Club 2.00pm Tea and Chat Tuesday 9.15pm Pilates with Sara 6.15pm Pilates with Sara Wednesday 9.00am Richmond Fellowship 6.15pm Silver Swans Thursday 9.15am Pilates with Sara 4.30pm Silver Swans Friday 10.15am Silver Swans Saturday 5.00pm Family Gathering Next Sunday 11:00am Holy Communion Service 4:00pm Carol Service
1 st Reading: Isaiah 11:1-10 The Peaceful Kingdom 1 A    shoot    shall    come    out    from    the    stock    of Jesse,   and   a   branch   shall   grow   out   of   his   roots. 2   The   spirit   of   the   Lord   shall   rest   on   him,   the spirit   of   wisdom   and   understanding,   the   spirit of   counsel   and   might,   the   spirit   of   knowledge and   the   fear   of   the   Lord.   3   His   delight   shall   be in   the   fear   of   the   Lord.   He   shall   not   judge   by what   his   eyes   see,   or   decide   by   what   his   ears hear; 4   but   with   righteousness   he   shall   judge the   poor,   and   decide   with   equity   for   the   meek of   the   earth;   he   shall   strike   the   earth   with   the rod   of   his   mouth,   and   with   the   breath   of   his lips   he   shall   kill   the   wicked. 5   Righteousness shall     be     the     belt     around     his     waist,     and faithfulness    the    belt    around    his    loins. 6   The wolf   shall   live   with   the   lamb,   the   leopard   shall lie   down   with   the   kid,   the   calf   and   the   lion   and the   fatling   together,   and   a   little   child   shall   lead them.   7 The   cow   and   the   bear   shall   graze,   their young    shall    lie    down    together;    and    the    lion shall   eat   straw   like   the   ox. 8   The   nursing   child shall   play   over   the   hole   of   the   asp,   and   the weaned   child   shall   put   its   hand   on   the   adder’s den. 9   They   will   not   hurt   or   destroy   on   all   my holy   mountain;   for   the   earth   will   be   full   of   the knowledge   of   the   Lord   as   the   waters   cover   the sea. 10 On   that   day   the   root   of   Jesse   shall   stand as   a   signal   to   the   peoples;   the   nations   shall inquire    of    him,    and    his    dwelling    shall    be glorious. 2 nd Reading: Romans 15:4-13 4 For   whatever   was   written   in   former   days   was written     for     our     instruction,     so     that     by steadfastness   and   by   the   encouragement   of   the scriptures   we   might   have   hope. 5 May   the   God of   steadfastness   and   encouragement   grant   you to    live    in    harmony    with    one    another,    in accordance   with   Christ   Jesus, 6 so   that   together you   may   with   one   voice   glorify   the   God   and Father   of   our   Lord   Jesus   Christ. 7 Welcome   one another,   therefore,   just   as   Christ   has   welcomed you,   for   the   glory   of   God. 8 For   I   tell   you   that Christ   has   become   a   servant   of   the   circumcised on   behalf   of   the   truth   of   God   in   order   that   he might    confirm    the    promises    given    to    the patriarchs, 9 and    in    order    that    the    Gentiles might    glorify    God    for    his    mercy.    As    it    is written,   ‘Therefore   I   will   confess   you   among the   Gentiles,   and   sing   praises   to   your   name’; 10 and   again   he   says,   ‘Rejoice,   O   Gentiles,   with his   people’; 11 and   again,   ‘Praise   the   Lord,   all you    Gentiles,    and    let    all    the    peoples    praise him’; 12 and    again    Isaiah    says,    ‘The    root    of Jesse   shall   come,   the   one   who   rises   to   rule   the Gentiles;    in    him    the    Gentiles    shall    hope.’ 13 May   the   God   of   hope   fill   you   with   all   joy   and peace   in   believing,   so   that   you   may   abound   in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Gospel: Matthew 3:1-12 The Proclamation of John the Baptist 1 In   those   days   John   the   Baptist   appeared   in   the wilderness of Judea, proclaiming, 2 ‘Repent,   for   the   kingdom   of   heaven   has   come near.’ 3 This   is   the   one   of   whom   the   prophet   Isaiah spoke   when   he   said,   ‘The   voice   of   one   crying out   in   the   wilderness:   “Prepare   the   way   of   the Lord, make his paths straight.” ’ 4 Now   John   wore   clothing   of   camel’s   hair   with a   leather   belt   around   his   waist,   and   his   food was locusts and wild honey. 5 Then   the   people   of   Jerusalem   and   all   Judea were   going   out   to   him,   and   all   the   region   along the Jordan, 6 and   they   were   baptized   by   him   in   the   river Jordan, confessing their sins. 7 But     when     he     saw     many     Pharisees     and Sadducees    coming    for    baptism,    he    said    to them,   ‘You   brood   of   vipers!   Who   warned   you to flee from the wrath to come? 8 Bear fruit worthy of repentance. 9 Do    not    presume    to    say    to    yourselves,    “We have   Abraham   as   our   ancestor”;   for   I   tell   you, God    is    able    from    these    stones    to    raise    up children to Abraham. 10 Even   now   the   axe   is   lying   at   the   root   of   the trees;   every   tree   therefore   that   does   not   bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 11 ‘I   baptize   you   with   water   for   repentance,   but one   who   is   more   powerful   than   I   is   coming after   me;   I   am   not   worthy   to   carry   his   sandals. He   will   baptize   you   with   the   Holy   Spirit   and fire. 12 His   winnowing-fork   is   in   his   hand,   and   he will   clear   his   threshing-floor   and   will   gather his   wheat   into   the   granary;   but   the   chaff   he   will burn with unquenchable fire.
Collect for  The 2nd Sunday of Advent Almighty God, purify our hearts and minds, that when your Son Jesus Christ comes again as judge and saviour we may be ready to receive him, who is our Lord and our God. Amen.
Those for whom your prayers are asked Pete Nightingale, Jimmy, Zena, Fatima, Prof Benassi, Norman, Marcus, Jean Baker, Martin Whiffen, Rosemary Whiffen, Richard Barrett, Peter Yates, Joan Walton, Jack, Samuel, Mary Clubb, Val, Ezra, Linda Davies, Rob, Dr. M, Lynn Wright, Jean Coleman, Carole Crompton, Betty Howes, Denny Yates, Linda Harris.