Wesley Church

Hymns and readings

If you were unable to get to church last Sunday ... here are the hymns and readings. (Hymn book is Singing the Faith unless otherwise specified.)

Sunday 19 January
HYMN 229 Mary and Joseph came to the temple
Reading: Luke 2:21-24
HYMN 536 He's got the whole world in his hands
Reading: Luke 2:25-35
HYMN 351 In Christ alone my hope is found
Reading: Luke 2:36-40
HYMN 156 From the breaking of the dawn
Prayers
HYMN: Bless the Lord O my soul (10,000 reasons)


Sunday 5 January
COVENANT SERVICE
HYMN 58 Lord, I come before your throne of grace

HYMN 544 As the deer pants for the water
Reading: Matthew 2:1-12
Sermon
HYMN 562 O God, what offering shall I give
Covenant
HYMN 581 Come, my table is a meeting-place
Communion
HYMN 557 Let him to whom we now belong

Sunday 29 December
Call to worship: Psalm 145:1-10HYMN 169 Come, thou long-expected Jesus

Reading: Matthew 2:1-8
Q&A: What would you have done?
HYMN: We three Kings of Orient are
Reading: Matthew 2:9-15
HYMN 224 As with gladness men of old
Reading: Matthew 2:16-23
HYMN 350 I cannot tell why he whom angels worship
Prayers
HYMN 503 Love divine, all loves excelling

Sunday 22 December

THEME: Advent 4 - Nativity service
Advent candle liturgy
HYMN 196 Come and join the celebration
Reading: Matthew 1:18-25
HYMN 197 Cradled in a manger, meanly
HYMN 192 Beneath the paper wrappings
HYMN 216 See him lying in a bed of straw
HYMN 207 Jesus is the heart of Christmas

Sunday 15 December
THEME: Advent 3 - Jesus comes to us at Bethlehem
HYMN 209 Let me tell you about a baby and his family
Advent candle liturgy
Reading: Luke 1:26-38
HYMN 192 Beneath the paper wrappings
Prayers
Reading: Luke 1:39-55
HYMN 186 Tell out my soul the greatness of the Lord
Sermon
HYMN 220 When a young unmarried couple tried to find a place to stay
Reflections on servanthood
Prayers
HYMN 188 There's a light upon the mountains

Sunday 8 December
THEME: Advent 2 - Jesus comes to us today
Advent candle liturgy
HYMN 59 Lord, the light of your love is shining
Readings: Isaiah 11:1-10; Romans 15:4-13
HYMN 180 O come O come Immanuel
Sermon
HYMN 264 Make way, make way
Communion
HYMN 585 God whose love is all around us

Sunday 3 December
THEME: Advent 1 - Jesus comes at the end of time
HYMN 169 Come thou long-expected Jesus
Advent candle liturgy
Jesus comes: Hope and encouragement
HYMN 177 Lo he comes with clouds descending
Reading: 1 Thessalonians 4:13 - 5:11
HYMN 173 Into the darkness of this world
Jesus comes: Urgency and challenge
Reading: Romans 13:8-14
HYMN 185 Sing we the King who is coming to reign
Prayers
Reading: Revelation 19:11-16
HYMN: When the Lord in glory comes [Mission Praise 758]

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