THE WEEKLY PEW SHEET – 1 DECEMBER: THE FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT

                    SCOTTISH EPISCOPAL CHURCH         CH-300x207

All Saints Challoch with St. Ninian’s Fellowship

Scottish Charity SC003582

http://www.allsaintschalloch.wordpress.com

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Sunday 1st December  the First Sunday in Advent

9.00 Reserved Sacrament led by Rosemary Green

10.30am Matins led by Gerry Ewan

3.00pm Reserved Sacrament at Whithorn Priory led by Margaret Turner

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COLLECT
Almighty God, give us grace to cast away the works of darkness and to put on the armour of light, now in the time of this mortal life, in which your Son Jesus Christ came to us in great humility; that on the last day, when he shall come again in his glorious majesty to judge the living and the dead, we may rise to the life immortal; through him who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.

FIRST READING:  Isaiah 2:1-5
2:1 The word that Isaiah son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem.
2:2 In days to come the mountain of the Lord’s house shall be established as the highest of the mountains, and shall be raised above the hills; all the nations shall stream to it.
2:3 Many peoples shall come and say, “Come, let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob; that he may teach us his ways and that we may walk in his paths.” For out of Zion shall go forth instruction, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.
2:4 He shall judge between the nations, and shall arbitrate for many peoples; they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.
2:5 O house of Jacob, come, let us walk in the light of the LORD!

PSALM: 122
122:1 I was glad when they said to me, “Let us go to the house of the LORD!”
122:2 Our feet are standing within your gates, O Jerusalem.
122:3 Jerusalem built as a city that is bound firmly together.
122:4 To it the tribes go up, the tribes of the LORD, as was decreed for Israel, to give thanks to the name of the LORD.
122:5 For there the thrones for judgment were set up, the thrones of the house of David.
122:6 Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: “May they prosper who love you.
122:7 Peace be within your walls, and security within your towers.”
122:8 For the sake of my relatives and friends I will say, “Peace be within you.”
122:9 For the sake of the house of the LORD our God, I will seek your good.

SECOND READING: Romans 13:11-14
13:11 Besides this, you know what time it is, how it is now the moment for you to wake from sleep. For salvation is nearer to us now than when we became believers;
13:12 the night is far gone, the day is near. Let us then lay aside the works of darkness and put on the armor of light;
13:13 let us live honorably as in the day, not in reveling and drunkenness, not in debauchery and licentiousness, not in quarreling and jealousy.
13:14 Instead, put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to gratify its desires.

THE GOSPEL: Matthew 24:36-44
24:36 “But about that day and hour no one knows, neither the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.
24:37 For as the days of Noah were, so will be the coming of the Son of Man.
24:38 For as in those days before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day Noah entered the ark,
24:39 and they knew nothing until the flood came and swept them all away, so too will be the coming of the Son of Man.
24:40 Then two will be in the field; one will be taken and one will be left.
24:41 Two women will be grinding meal together; one will be taken and one will be left.
24:42 Keep awake therefore, for you do not know on what day your Lord is coming.
24:43 But understand this: if the owner of the house had known in what part of the night the thief was coming, he would have stayed awake and would not have let his house be broken into.
24:44 Therefore you also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an unexpected hour.

POST COMMUNION
O Lord our God, make us watchful and keep us faithful as we await the coming of your Son our Lord; that, when he shall appear, he may not find us sleeping in sin but active in his service and joyful in his praise; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

HYMNS FOR MATINS (from Common Praise)

First Hymn: 38 The people that in darkness sat

Second Hymn: 31 Lo, he comes with clouds descending

Third Hymn: 32  O come, O come Emmanuel

Fourth Hymn: 39  Wake, O wake! With tidings thrilling

FOR WHITHORN:

Introit  32  O come, O come Emmanuel

Gradual 27 Hark the glad sound

Offertory 29  Hills of the north

Communion  Lord you call us

Closing  Now the day is over

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COMING SERVICES  (at Challoch unless specified)

Sunday 8th December (Advent 2) – 9.00: Reserved Sacrament led by Rosemary Green, 10.30: Eucharist. Celebrant – the Rev Denis Samways

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In our prayers we hold before God:

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Those in residential care, housebound or in hospital. Those with long term illness. 
Those whose anniversary of death falls at this time.

May light perpetual shine upon them. Amen.    

 

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Welcome to our worship. If you require any assistance the person who greeted you when you arrived will be able to help.

Everyone is welcome to receive Holy Communion or a blessing at the altar.

Please join us for refreshments after the service at the back of church.

PLEASE PLACE YOUR OFFERING IN THE PLATE BY THE BOOKS

Audio-Loop system: please switch your hearing aid to the “T” setting”.

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NOTICES

OUR INTERIM PRIEST IN CHARGE: Revd Stephen Hazlett
tel. 01557 620132
mobile: 07800 231360
email: stephen.hazlett@greyfriarsstmarys.org.uk

NINIAN MOMENTS are held every Monday at 12 noon throughout the year in the Catholic church in Wigtown.

MACHARS FOOD BANK (The Basics Bank) needs: Demand for food aid continues to be high so any donations are very welcome this week. Thank you so much for your continuing support. I know how much the recipients of the food you give are so very grateful.

BAGS OF KINDNESS: Would you like to help women at times of crisis in their lives? ‘Bags of Kindness’ is a way we can do that. To find out more, visit their website: https://bagsofkindness.co.uk/  There is a collection point at the back of the church.

HYMNS: Do you have a favourite hymn you would like to sing in church? Choosing the hymns is normally done by the priest but Liz Barfoot is currently doing this for us and would like to know if we could include your choice in our worship. Contact our secretary if you have a favourite hymn that you would like included in our services.

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All Saints uses the Revised Common Lectionary for its Liturgical readings. Online access can be found at: http://lectionary.library.vanderbilt.edu/texts.php?id=77

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Items for next week’s Sunday Sheet: Margaret Turner: sandraturner4474@gmail.com

or you can contact us direct: allsaintschalloch@gmail.com

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