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