‘The Kings – better late than never’
Welcome to Sunday morning worship.
At last the Kings, the Wise Men, arrive on the scene; only a couple of years too late. Yet though they’re late, they make up for it by the waves they cause in Jerusalem.
As we conclude this year we all know the waves that have been caused around the world by a microscopic virus but it is the gifts of the Kings that help us to draw the threads of this year together and look forward to the next.
Please write down the order I will use to speak about these gifts during worship and can you also have your strangest, your most valuable and your favourite gift you received this year at hand too.
Please take this time to worship and to be encouraged together. You can find the service on our YouTube Channel using the link below. (available from 8 am on Sunday 27th December) Sermon notes are at the bottom of the page.
Order of service
Welcome – ritual of guessing the gift
Carol ‘We three Kings’
Reading Matthew 2 : 1 – 12
The First Gift is the gift of…?
Prayers of Thanksgiving
Carol Calypso carol’
Activity – What is your strangest, most valuable and favourite gift you received this year?
The Second Gift is the gift of…?
Carol ‘O Little town of Bethlehem’
Prayers of Intercession
The Third Gift is the gift of….?
Carol ‘In the bleak mid-winter’
Blessing: ‘The Peace of the Prince of Peace, the Love of the Lord of Light, the Joy of Jesus our Saviour be within you and about you today and always.’