1st Sunday of Advent 2023 (Online Holy Communion)
- for 5 days, 14 hours, 59 mins
Today is the First Sunday of Advent Sunday and our focus this week is on the Patriarchs who journeyed in hope of the coming of the Messiah.
Our readings and liturgy direct us towards Christ's birth and we endeavour to do so with a sense of alert watchfulness, and our fundamental Advent prayer remains 'Maranatha' - 'Our Lord, come' (1 Cor. 16:22).
Our readings this week come from Isaiah 64:1-9, 1 Corinthians 1:3-9, and Mark 13:24-37.
Our hymns are, 'Come, thou long-expected Jesus', and 'Lo! he comes with clouds descending'.
You may wish to have an advent wreath or candle to hand as we light this during our service.
A service booklet to accompany this service can be downloaded below.