Service Orders - Sunday, 8 December 2019 – Second Sunday of Advent, Year A

Here are the resources you need for this Sunday. Please feel free to choose what is suitable for your congregation’s needs.

Today is the second Sunday in Advent. Traditionally, this is a time when the Advent Wreath is lit. Information about Advent, wreath-making instructions and the lighting prayers are included in the notes below.

During Advent, your congregation might like to hold an Advent Readings and Carols Service. You can find an order of service with song suggestions in the notes below.

You will notice that the orders of service are available in different formats: choose the "pdf" format if you want something that is ready to print and photocopy, the "doc" or "rtf" format if you wish to change the formatting yourself or the "ppt" format if you use PowerPoint.

Service orders with Holy Communion

Ready to go resources

Please note that the resources below have been prepared for congregations with limited administrative support and represent only one combination of the available service orders, readings, etc. Public Domain hymns have been used for the benefit of congregations without copyright licences. Feel free to make changes to suit your congregation’s context. Every effort will be made to vary the liturgy each week.