ADVENT SUNDAY #4: Love

Welcome Saints, to our online Sunday Service of Worship. Just click on the window below to begin listening.  

Please be aware :
The Minister of Health has formally announced that during the new six week lockdown (as of Boxing Day) “places of worship can remain open under strict conditions”. In making this provision the Northern Ireland Executive is recognising the importance of Christian faith in the life of the whole community and acknowledging the efforts which we have been making to adhere strictly to the Public Health Guidance for the good of all.

Therefore in compliance with the NI Executive and the MCI please continue the mandatory wearing of face masks, use the hand sanitisers provided and keep the safe distance.

We look forward to gathering with you in our church building on this forth Advent Sunday and again (at the earlier time of 10am) on Christmas Morning.

Listed below, to aid you in your worship, you will find the relevant NIV bible verses to follow.

Sermon Audio Video conducted by Rev Sam Campbell of Mossley Methodist Church
Luke 1:39-55
Mary visits Elizabeth

39 At that time Mary got ready and hurried to a town in the hill country of Judea, 40 where she entered Zechariah’s home and greeted Elizabeth. 41 When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the baby leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit. 42 In a loud voice she exclaimed: ‘Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the child you will bear! 43 But why am I so favoured, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? 44 As soon as the sound of your greeting reached my ears, the baby in my womb leaped for joy. 45 Blessed is she who has believed that the Lord would fulfil his promises to her!’

Mary’s song

46 And Mary said:

‘My soul glorifies the Lord
47     and my spirit rejoices in God my Saviour,
48 for he has been mindful
    of the humble state of his servant.
From now on all generations will call me blessed,
49     for the Mighty One has done great things for me –
    holy is his name.
50 His mercy extends to those who fear him,
    from generation to generation.
51 He has performed mighty deeds with his arm;
    he has scattered those who are proud in their inmost thoughts.
52 He has brought down rulers from their thrones
    but has lifted up the humble.
53 He has filled the hungry with good things
    but has sent the rich away empty.
54 He has helped his servant Israel,
    remembering to be merciful
55 to Abraham and his descendants for ever,
    just as he promised our ancestors.’

Leviticus 26:12

12 I will walk among you and be your God, and you will be my people.

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