Monthly Archives: December 2020

Sunday 27/12/20 Christmas 1

You may not be able to come to the church services we are having at the moment so I hope that this is of use for Sunday morning.  

We’ll be using the psalm, readings and prayers in our services so we will all be connecting.

Psalm 148

Hymn    Joy to the world

Reading     Isaiah 61:10 – 62:3

Prayers including the collect and a prayer for nation during this Coronavirus pandemic:

God in Trinity, eternal unity of perfect love: gather the nations to be one family, and draw us into your holy life through the birth of Emmanuel, our Lord Jesus Christ.  Amen

© The Archbishops Council 2000

Loving God, as your Son healed the sick and brought good news to the needy be with us this day. Loving Jesus as you taught us to ‘do unto others as you would have them do to you’ be with all the medical staff this day. Loving spirit, your gift is healing, bring your healing fire to our homes, our hospitals and our county, but most of all, be with us this day. Amen

© Carlisle Diocese 2020

The Lord’s Prayer

Reading     Luke 2  15 – 21

The Grace

Friday 25/12/20 Christmas Day

You may not be able to come to the church services we are having at the moment so I hope that this is of use for you.  

We’ll be using the psalm, readings and prayers in our services so we will all be connecting.

Psalm 98

Hymn    O come all ye faithful

Reading     Isaiah 52: 7 – 10

Prayers including the collect and a prayer for nation during this Coronavirus pandemic:

Lord Jesus Christ, your birth at Bethlehem draws us to kneel in wonder at heaven touching earth: accept our heartfelt praise as we worship you, our Saviour and our eternal God. Amen

© The Archbishops Council 2000

Loving God, as your Son healed the sick and brought good news to the needy be with us this day. Loving Jesus as you taught us to ‘do unto others as you would have them do to you’ be with all the medical staff this day. Loving spirit, your gift is healing, bring your healing fire to our homes, our hospitals and our county, but most of all, be with us this day. Amen

© Carlisle Diocese 2020

The Lord’s Prayer

Reading     John  1   1 – 14

The Grace

Sunday 20/12/20 4th Sunday of Advent

You may not be able to come to the church services we are having at the moment so I hope that these are of use for Sunday mornings.  

Psalm  89

Hymn    The angel Gabriel from heaven came

Reading     Romans 16: 25 – end

Prayers including the collect and a prayer for nation during this Coronavirus pandemic:

Eternal God, as Mary waited for the birth of your Son, so we wait for his coming in glory; bring us through the birth pangs of this present age to see, with her, our great salvation in Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen

© The Archbishops Council 2000

Loving God, as your Son healed the sick and brought good news to the needy be with us this day. Loving Jesus as you taught us to ‘do unto others as you would have them do to you’ be with all the medical staff this day. Loving spirit, your gift is healing, bring your healing fire to our homes, our hospitals and our county, but most of all, be with us this day. Amen

© Carlisle Diocese 2020

The Lord’s Prayer

Reading      Luke 1  26 – 38

The Grace

Sunday 13/12/20 3rd Sunday of Advent

You may not be able to come to the church services we are having at the moment so I hope that these are of use for Sunday mornings.  

We’ll be using the psalm, readings and prayers in our services so we will all be connecting.

Psalm 126

Hymn    Give me joy in my heart

Reading     1 Thessalonians 5: 16 – 24

Prayers including the collect and a prayer for nation during this Coronavirus pandemic:

God for whom we watch and wait, you sent John the Baptist to prepare the way of your Son
: give us the courage to speak the truth, to hunger for justice, and to suffer for the cause of right, with Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

© The Archbishops Council 2000

Loving God, as your Son healed the sick and brought good news to the needy be with us this day. Loving Jesus as you taught us to ‘do unto others as you would have them do to you’ be with all the medical staff this day. Loving spirit, your gift is healing, bring your healing fire to our homes, our hospitals and our county, but most of all, be with us this day. Amen

© Carlisle Diocese 2020

The Lord’s Prayer

Reading      John 1 6 – 8, 19 – 28

The Grace

Sunday 6/12/20 Advent 2

You may not be able to come to the church services we are having at the moment so I hope that this service is of use for Sunday morning or at any time during the week.  

We’ll be using the psalm, readings and prayers in our services so we will all be connecting.

Psalm 85

Hymn    Love divine, all loves excelling

Reading     2 Peter 3: 8-15a

Prayers including the collect and a prayer for nation during this Coronavirus pandemic:

Almighty God, purify our hearts and minds, that when your Son. Jesus Christ comes again as our judge and saviour we may be ready to receive him who is our Lord and our God. Amen

© The Archbishops Council 2000

Loving God, as your Son healed the sick and brought good news to the needy be with us this day. Loving Jesus as you taught us to ‘do unto others as you would have them do to you’ be with all the medical staff this day. Loving spirit, your gift is healing, bring your healing fire to our homes, our hospitals and our county, but most of all, be with us this day. Amen

© Carlisle Diocese 2020

The Lord’s Prayer

Reading     Mark 1 1-8

The Grace