Our minister Rev Alan Jenkins led our morning Communion Service for the first Sunday of Advent 2019.
His subject was “Behind the mist, the sun waits” – a line taken from a poem in a book from the Iona Community.
He talked about being able to see majestic mountains when the weather is fine, but having to believe they are there when hidden by cloud. He also talked about the moment an airplane breaks through the cloud cover to reveal the sun shining above, and those times when we view a sunset that breaks through below the clouds before it disappears beyond our horizon, and how these images relate to our faith in Jesus, who is always there – whether we can see him or not.
As this was a Communion Service, our Junior Church spent the morning at their own activities and came back into church at the end of the service with Christmas decorations they had made.
Order of Service for Sunday 01 12 2019
We welcome Rev Alan Jenkins to lead our Communion Service this Sunday Morning at 10.30am.
Our prayers this morning are for adult education centres and classes.
The service starts on p 117 of the Methodist Worship Book
Progressive carol (verse 1 of) StF 165
Call to worship
HYMN StF 340 : Ye servants of God
Prayers and collect
HYMN StF 516 : What shall I do
Isaiah chapter 2 verses 1-5
Romans 13 verses 11-14
Matthew 24 verses 36-44
HYMN StF 404: Gods spirit is in my heart
HYMN StF 576 : Bread is blessed and broken
HYMN StF 566 : Take my life
Postlude: “Wachet Auf” by Max Reger