Many of us love listening to Nine Lessons and Carols from King’s College, Cambridge on Christmas Eve. The readings take us on a journey through the Bible so that we understand why Jesus was born as a baby in Bethlehem and how he fulfilled God’s promises to his people.
We will be looking at the first five of these readings during our Wednesday morning services as part of our preparations to celebrate the birth of Jesus at Christmas. Why not come and join us at this informal service and hear again about how God responded to the tragedy of the Fall by giving us the hope of the Messiah?
Our Wednesday service is at Sunnyside; it starts at 9.30 and lasts for about 40 minutes. We alternate between Morning Worship and Holy Communion. The service is followed by coffee and time to chat.
20th November – The Fall (Genesis 3.8-14)
27th November – The promise to Abraham (Genesis 22.1-19)
4th December – The prophecy of the Messiah’s birth (Isaiah 9.2,6,7)
11th December – The prophecy of the Messiah’s kingdom of peace (Isaiah 11.1-9)
18th December – The coming of the glory of the Lord (Isaiah 60.1-6,19)
‘Beloved in Christ, be it this Christmastide our care and delight to hear again the message of the angels, and in heart and mind to go even unto Bethlehem and see this thing which is come to pass, and the Babe lying in a manger.
Therefore let us read and mark in Holy Scripture the tale of the loving purposes of God from the first days of our disobedience unto the glorious redemption brought us by this Holy Child.’
(opening of the prayer at the beginning of Nine Lessons and Carols)