28/11/2021 1st Sunday of advent

Today is the first Sunday of Advent. This year our Advent theme is ‘Jesus makes all the difference!’, with the theme for our first Sunday of Advent being ‘The Expectancy’.

On this first Sunday of advent, the band played ‘Midwinter’ (arr. Richard Phillips) has the call to worship this morning.

𝘐𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘣𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘬 𝘮𝘪𝘥-𝘸𝘪𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘳
𝘍𝘳𝘰𝘴𝘵𝘺 𝘸𝘪𝘯𝘥 𝘮𝘢𝘥𝘦 𝘮𝘰𝘢𝘯,
𝘌𝘢𝘳𝘵𝘩 𝘴𝘵𝘰𝘰𝘥 𝘩𝘢𝘳𝘥 𝘢𝘴 𝘪𝘳𝘰𝘯,
𝘞𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘳 𝘭𝘪𝘬𝘦 𝘢 𝘴𝘵𝘰𝘯𝘦;
𝘚𝘯𝘰𝘸 𝘩𝘢𝘥 𝘧𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘦𝘯, 𝘴𝘯𝘰𝘸 𝘰𝘯 𝘴𝘯𝘰𝘸,
𝘚𝘯𝘰𝘸 𝘰𝘯 𝘴𝘯𝘰𝘸,
𝘐𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘣𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘬 𝘮𝘪𝘥-𝘸𝘪𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘳
𝘓𝘰𝘯𝘨 𝘢𝘨𝘰.

During worship the band contributed a beautiful arrangement of ‘Mary Did You Know’ (by Buddy Greene arr. David Catherwood).

𝘔𝘢𝘳𝘺 𝘥𝘪𝘥 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘬𝘯𝘰𝘸 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘣𝘢𝘣𝘺 𝘣𝘰𝘺 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘴𝘰𝘮𝘦 𝘥𝘢𝘺 𝘸𝘢𝘭𝘬 𝘰𝘯 𝘸𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘳?
𝘔𝘢𝘳𝘺 𝘥𝘪𝘥 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘬𝘯𝘰𝘸 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘣𝘢𝘣𝘺 𝘣𝘰𝘺 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘴𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘴𝘰𝘯𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘥𝘢𝘶𝘨𝘩𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘴?
𝘋𝘪𝘥 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘬𝘯𝘰𝘸 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘣𝘢𝘣𝘺 𝘣𝘰𝘺 𝘩𝘢𝘴 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘮𝘢𝘬𝘦 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘯𝘦𝘸?
𝘛𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘤𝘩𝘪𝘭𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘺𝘰𝘶’𝘷𝘦 𝘥𝘦𝘭𝘪𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘦𝘥, 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘴𝘰𝘰𝘯 𝘥𝘦𝘭𝘪𝘷𝘦𝘳 𝘺𝘰𝘶.

𝘔𝘢𝘳𝘺 𝘥𝘪𝘥 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘬𝘯𝘰𝘸 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘣𝘢𝘣𝘺 𝘣𝘰𝘺 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘨𝘪𝘷𝘦 𝘴𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵 𝘵𝘰 𝘢 𝘣𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘥 𝘮𝘢𝘯?
𝘔𝘢𝘳𝘺 𝘥𝘪𝘥 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘬𝘯𝘰𝘸 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘣𝘢𝘣𝘺 𝘣𝘰𝘺 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘤𝘢𝘭𝘮 𝘢 𝘴𝘵𝘰𝘳𝘮 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘩𝘢𝘯𝘥?
𝘋𝘪𝘥 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘬𝘯𝘰𝘸 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘣𝘢𝘣𝘺 𝘣𝘰𝘺 𝘩𝘢𝘴 𝘸𝘢𝘭𝘬𝘦𝘥 𝘸𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘨𝘦𝘭𝘴 𝘵𝘳𝘰𝘥?
𝘈𝘯𝘥 𝘸𝘩𝘦𝘯 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘬𝘪𝘴𝘴 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘭𝘪𝘵𝘵𝘭𝘦 𝘣𝘢𝘣𝘺, 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘬𝘪𝘴𝘴𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘧𝘢𝘤𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘎𝘰𝘥.

𝘖𝘩 𝘔𝘢𝘳𝘺 𝘥𝘪𝘥 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘬𝘯𝘰𝘸

𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘣𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘥 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘴𝘦𝘦, 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘥𝘦𝘢𝘧 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘩𝘦𝘢𝘳, 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘥𝘦𝘢𝘥 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘭𝘪𝘷𝘦 𝘢𝘨𝘢𝘪𝘯.
𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘭𝘢𝘮𝘦 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘱, 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘥𝘶𝘮𝘣 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘴𝘱𝘦𝘢𝘬, 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘱𝘳𝘢𝘪𝘴𝘦𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘭𝘢𝘮𝘣

𝘔𝘢𝘳𝘺 𝘥𝘪𝘥 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘬𝘯𝘰𝘸 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘣𝘢𝘣𝘺 𝘣𝘰𝘺 𝘪𝘴 𝘓𝘰𝘳𝘥 𝘰𝘧 𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘤𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯?
𝘔𝘢𝘳𝘺 𝘥𝘪𝘥 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘬𝘯𝘰𝘸 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘣𝘢𝘣𝘺 𝘣𝘰𝘺 𝘸𝘰𝘶𝘭𝘥 𝘰𝘯𝘦 𝘥𝘢𝘺 𝘳𝘶𝘭𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘯𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘴?
𝘋𝘪𝘥 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘬𝘯𝘰𝘸 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘣𝘢𝘣𝘺 𝘣𝘰𝘺 𝘪𝘴 𝘩𝘦𝘢𝘷𝘦𝘯’𝘴 𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘧𝘦𝘤𝘵 𝘓𝘢𝘮𝘣?
𝘛𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘴𝘭𝘦𝘦𝘱𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘤𝘩𝘪𝘭𝘥 𝘺𝘰𝘶’𝘳𝘦 𝘩𝘰𝘭𝘥𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘪𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘨𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘵 𝘐 𝘢𝘮

Major David reminded us that Jesus does make all the different to us, not just in the past, but right now. He encouraged on this first Sunday of advent to renew our relationship with Jesus, so that Jesus doesn’t just take centre stage as a baby in the manger scene, but that we make him the centre stage of our lives too.

The band concluded this morning’s worship with ‘Lord, I Come To You’.

𝘓𝘰𝘳𝘥, 𝘐 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘠𝘰𝘶,
𝘓𝘦𝘵 𝘮𝘺 𝘩𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘵 𝘣𝘦 𝘤𝘩𝘢𝘯𝘨𝘦𝘥, 𝘳𝘦𝘯𝘦𝘸𝘦𝘥,
𝘍𝘭𝘰𝘸𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘧𝘳𝘰𝘮 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘨𝘳𝘢𝘤𝘦,
𝘛𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘐 𝘧𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘥 𝘪𝘯 𝘠𝘰𝘶
𝘓𝘰𝘳𝘥, 𝘐’𝘷𝘦 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘬𝘯𝘰𝘸,
𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘸𝘦𝘢𝘬𝘯𝘦𝘴𝘴𝘦𝘴 𝘐 𝘴𝘦𝘦 𝘪𝘯 𝘮𝘦,
𝘞𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘣𝘦 𝘴𝘵𝘳𝘪𝘱𝘱𝘦𝘥 𝘢𝘸𝘢𝘺,
𝘉𝘺 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘱𝘰𝘸𝘦𝘳 𝘰𝘧 𝘠𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘭𝘰𝘷𝘦

𝘏𝘰𝘭𝘥 𝘮𝘦 𝘤𝘭𝘰𝘴𝘦,
𝘓𝘦𝘵 𝘠𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘭𝘰𝘷𝘦 𝘴𝘶𝘳𝘳𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘥 𝘮𝘦
𝘉𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘮𝘦 𝘯𝘦𝘢𝘳,
𝘋𝘳𝘢𝘸 𝘮𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘠𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘴𝘪𝘥𝘦
𝘈𝘯𝘥 𝘢𝘴 𝘐 𝘸𝘢𝘪𝘵,
𝘐’𝘭𝘭 𝘳𝘪𝘴𝘦 𝘶𝘱 𝘭𝘪𝘬𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘦𝘢𝘨𝘭𝘦
𝘈𝘯𝘥 𝘐 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘴𝘰𝘢𝘳 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘠𝘰𝘶,
𝘠𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘚𝘱𝘪𝘳𝘪𝘵 𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘥𝘴 𝘮𝘦 𝘰𝘯
𝘐𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘱𝘰𝘸𝘦𝘳 𝘰𝘧 𝘠𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘓𝘰𝘷𝘦

𝘓𝘰𝘳𝘥 𝘶𝘯𝘷𝘦𝘪𝘭 𝘮𝘺 𝘦𝘺𝘦𝘴,
𝘓𝘦𝘵 𝘮𝘦 𝘴𝘦𝘦 𝘠𝘰𝘶 𝘧𝘢𝘤𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘧𝘢𝘤𝘦
𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘬𝘯𝘰𝘸𝘭𝘦𝘥𝘨𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘠𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘭𝘰𝘷𝘦,
𝘈𝘴 𝘠𝘰𝘶 𝘭𝘪𝘷𝘦 𝘪𝘯 𝘮𝘦
𝘓𝘰𝘳𝘥 𝘳𝘦𝘯𝘦𝘸 𝘮𝘺 𝘮𝘪𝘯𝘥,
𝘈𝘴 𝘠𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘶𝘯𝘧𝘰𝘭𝘥𝘴 𝘪𝘯 𝘮𝘺 𝘭𝘪𝘧𝘦
𝘐𝘯 𝘭𝘪𝘷𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘺 𝘥𝘢𝘺,
𝘐𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘱𝘰𝘸𝘦𝘳 𝘰𝘧 𝘠𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘓𝘰𝘷𝘦

If you want to watch this morning’s service, you can use this link to watch it on our corps YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/DigO6MnDgl8

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