Welcome to all as we begin to worship in this holy season of Advent. The presiding priest and preacher is Fr. Leonard.
There is coffee after our Liturgy. Please note the church has a POS if you wish to donate by card.
Entrance Hymn: 11 O come, O come Emmanuel
Priest: In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen
The Lord be with you.
All: and also with you
[Lighting of the Advent Candle
Priest: People of God, awake! The day is coming soon when you shall see God face to face. Remember the ways and works of God. God calls you out of darkness to walk in the light of his coming. You are God’s children.
All: Lord, make us one as we walk with Christ today and forever. Amen]
The priest then welcomes the people of God and the deacon then leads us into Confession.
Priest: When the Lord comes, he will bring to light the things now hidden in darkness and will disclose the purposes of the heart. Therefore in the light of Christ let us confess our sins.
A period of silent stillness follows
Deacon: Turn us again, O God our Saviour, and let your anger cease from us.
All: Kyrie eleison.
Deacon: Show us your compassion, O Lord, and grant us your salvation.
All: Christe eleison
Deacon: Your salvation is near to those that fear you, that glory may dwell in your land.
All: Kyrie eleison
Absolution we hear the words of God’s forgiveness to those who are truly penitent
[There is no Gloria in Advent)