07A – Christmas 2A

06A - Christmas 1A08A - Epiphany
See also my post from 2014, 2020
PSALM 147:12-20
Glorify the LORD, O Jerusalem;
Praise your God, O Zion;
who strengthened the bars of your gates,
and blessed your sons within you.
The LORD sets peace within your borders ;
and fills you with the finest wheat 
sends a word to the earth,
and it runs swiftly. 
The LORD gives snow like wool,
scatters frost like ashes;
throws hail like bread-crumbs;
before such cold – who can stand? 
The LORD sends a word and it melts,
blows a breath and the water flows. 
declares a word to Jacob,
the laws and judgements of the LORD to Israel,
not having done this with any other nation,
nor made those judgements known to them.
Praise the LORD. 

Holy source of life,
you gather us in our gladness and sorrow;
old and young,
rich and poor,
fit and frail.
As followers of Jesus
we offer our gifts and our lives
that they may open ways to a renewed world
in this new year. Amen

For use in worship, with acknowledgement. © Jeff Shrowder 2000, 2013.

Click here for some ideas for worship in Advent and Christmas gleaned from the pages of “On the Move” (now out of print), originally published by the Joint Board of Christian Education, Melbourne, Australia.

(A prayer, usually with connection to one or more of the lections for the day, to gather the spoken and silent concerns/joys/thanks expressed by the congregation and lead into a more structured Intercession. Sometimes this prayer also borrows lightly from other sources e.g. Uniting in Worship 2 or publications of the Iona Community.)

Word who is light and life,
sustain, encourage, comfort
those for whom we pray…
         (A time of silence is kept)
and ourselves
that in walking the way of Jesus
our light may shine
and our actions be seen
to your glory…
         (The Prayers of the People continue)

Looking for contemporary music and song resources?
Try David MacGregor’s Together to Celebrate
Or metrical psalms? Try Dale A. Schoening’s Sing the Psalms

Christ is the world’s light TIS 246
Christ whose glory fills the skies TIS 212
Great God, we sing that mighty hand TIS 124
I danced in the morning when the world was be TIS 242
O worship the King all-glorious above, TIS 133
Of the Father’s love begotten ere the worlds TIS 290
Rejoice, the Lord is King TIS 216
The Virgin Mary had a baby boy TIS 307
Thou art the way; by thee alone TIS 226
Jeremiah 31:7-14
Psalm 147:12-20
Come, O God of all the earth TIS 181
Praise now the Lord, it’s good to raise TIS 91
Praise to the living God TIS 102
Sing of the Lord’s goodness TIS 183
Sometimes a light surprises TIS 128
Ephesians 1:3-14
Almighty God lift up our eyes TIS 615
And can it be that I should gain an interest TIS 209
Christ is the world’s redeemer TIS 192
Christ is the world’s light TIS 246
Crown him with many crowns TIS 228
Dear Christians, one and all, rejoice TIS 196
Father in heaven, grant to your children TIS 465
Father of peace, and God of love TIS 482
Glory to God on high TIS 221
God moves in a mysterious way TIS 126
God of many names TIS 180
God! When human bones are broken TIS 683
God, we praise you, God, we bless you TIS 99
God, who made the earth TIS 146
God, who stretched the spangled heavens TIS 163
Have faith in God my heart TIS 619
Help us, O Lord, to learn TIS 428
Holy Spirit, come confirm us TIS 413
I danced in the morning when the world was be TIS 242
Jesus comes will all his grace TIS 219
Lift high the cross TIS 351
Lord Jesus, our bright Morning Star TIS 199
Loving Spirit, Loving Spirit TIS 417
Nature with open volume stands TIS 343
O Lord Jesus, Marrkapmirr TIS 253
O Lord of every shining constellation TIS 157
On Jordan’s bank the Baptist’s cry TIS 277
Sing praise to the Lord, praise him in the height TIS 96
Sing praise and thanksgiving, TIS 107
Spread, O spread, almighty word TIS 450
Thanks to God whose word was spoken TIS 431
The great love of God TIS 164
There’s a wideness in God’s mercy TIS 136
There’s a spirit in the air TIS 414
This, this is the God we adore TIS 220
What shall I do my god to love TIS 122
John 1:(1-9) 10-18
Behold a rose is growing TIS 294
Born in the night TIS 323
Break thou the bread of life TIS 429
Father of heaven, whose love profound TIS 131
From heaven you came, helpless babe TIS 256
Hark the herald angels sing TIS 303
I heard the voice of Jesus say TIS 585
Jesus calls us here to meet him TIS 477
Joy to the world! The Lord is come TIS 268
Let all together praise our God TIS 298
Lift up your heads you mighty gates TIS 267
Love came down at Christmas TIS 317
Loving Spirit, Loving Spirit TIS 417
Now to the Lord a noble song! TIS 113
O Laughing Light, O first-born of creation TIS 255
O what a gift, what a wonderful gift TIS 278
Praise to you, O Christ, our Saviour TIS 258
Saviour of the nations come TIS 295
Sing my tongue the glorious battle TIS 331
Son of God, eternal Saviour TIS 606
Thanks to God whose word was spoken TIS 431
The word of God lasts forever TIS 257
We all believe in God who made TIS 435
We have a gospel to proclaim TIS 245
When God almighty came to be one of us TIS 281
Your words to me are life and health TIS 430

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