Join us at 8.00am or 9.45am this Sunday. We'll be continuing our advent series. We'll roam over the Bible readings Matthew 3:1-12; Romans 15:4-13; Isaiah 11:1-10.  View the service details in planning centre. It's better to join us in person, but if you can't, you can also join us online,

 

Second Sunday of Advent

The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God has come near; repent, and believe in the good news. Mark 1.15 

 
Prayer of the Day

God of all peoples, 

whose servant John came baptising 

and calling for repentance: 

help us to hear his voice of judgement, 

that we may also rejoice in his word of promise, 

and be found pure and blamelessin that glorious Day 

when Christ comes to rule the earth as Prince of Peace; 

who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, 

one God, now and for ever. Amen. 

 

Prayer of the Week

O Lord Jesus Christ,

who at your first coming

sent your messenger to prepare your way before you:

grant that the ministers and stewards of your mysteries

may likewise so prepare and make ready your way

by turning the hearts of the disobedient

to the wisdom of the righteous,

that at your second coming to judge the world

we may be found an acceptable people in your sight;

for you live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever. Amen. 

 

For the World 

We center our hearts, thoughts and prayers on the people of Ukraine. We continue to pray for the safety of Ukranian families and children. We pray for the schools that educate them during seemingly unending stress and upheavals. We pray for the soldiers that defend and protect the vulnerable Ukrainian communities. We pray for the businesses and workers that keep them fed and warm. Please be near this troubled region Lord. 

 

For Australia 

We pray for the people unable to find a home to put down roots in, amidst continually surging house and rental prices. We pray that we are able to built houses for our people, so that all may be secure and safe. We pray for the people who have suffered rejection and eviction from the housing market, forced to live in uncertain and difficult conditions. We pray for wisdom Lord, so that our plentiful resources may be shared wisely.  

 

For the Community 

We pray for the sick and suffering in our community. We pray that their roads be easy to walk with plentiful joy. We pray that they have access to all the medical care they need. We pray for opportunities to lighten each others burdens. We pray for your holy spirit Lord, so we rejoice at the opportunity to be a light in the world.