CHURCH OF MARY IMMACULATE, REFUGE OF SINNERS

RATHMINES

Sunday 2nd January 2022

As we begin another new year, we are full of hope for a better year to come.


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Entrance: NOTHING MORE

To be humble, to be kind
It is the giving of the peace in your mind
To a stranger, to a friend
To give in such a way that has no end.


Ch: We are love. We are one.
We are how we treat each other when the day is done.
We are peace. We are war.
We are how we treat each other and nothing more.


To be bold, to be brave.
It is the thinking that the heart can still be saved
And the darkness can come quick
The danger’s in the anger and the hanging on to it.


Chorus


Tell me what it is that you see
A world that’s filled with endless possibilities?
Heroes don’t look like they used to, they look like you do.


Love. One. Love. One.


Chorus


We are how we treat each other and nothing more
We are how we treat each other


Psalm: NEW WORLD IN THE MORNING

Everybody talks about a new world in the morning

A new world in the morning so they say

I myself don't talk about a new world in the morning

A new world in the morning, that's today

And I can feel a new tomorrow coming on

And I don't know why I have to make a song

Everybody talks about a new world in the morning

A new world in the morning takes so long


I met a man who had a dream he had since he was twenty

I met that man when he was eighty-one

He said too many folks just stand and wait until the morning

Don't they know tomorrow never comes

And he'd feel a new tomorrow coming on

And when he'd smile his eyes would twinkle up in fun

Everybody talks about a new world in the morning

A new world in the morning never comes


And I can feel a new tomorrow coming on

And I don't know why I have to make a song

Everybody talks about a new world in the morning

A new world in the morning takes so long



Offertory: NEW DAY


There's nothing like the sound of laughter,

there's nothing like a smile

And anything you see hereafter, is it worth the while

I know that you don't believe me,

I know that you doubt

The stone that's in your heart will melt


There's nothing like the way you hold her, there's nothing like a home

And though you feel a little colder, you're not alone

I know that you don't believe me, I know that you doubt

The stone that's in your heart will melt, and watch the morning come


Ch: New day will come, new day will come

New day will come, for you and for me,

New day will come

I know cos I've been there before,

I know just how it feels to lose

And for every closing door,

there's another one to choose


There's nothing like the hand of kindness, there's nothing like a friend

And even though the world will blind us, it's there in the end

I know that you don't believe me, I know that you doubt

The stone that's in your heart will melt, and watch the morning come


There's nothing like the sound of laughter, there's nothing like a smile

And anything you see hereafter, is it worth the while

I know that you don't believe me, I know that you doubt

The stone that's in your heart will melt, oh how your heart will melt




Acclamation: God so Loved the World

God so loved the world that he gave His only son (x 2)


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Communion: WHEN HOPE CAME DOWN

So this is how it was, a silent night like any other

When heaven sent the one, the one that we will call our Saviour

And redemption began in a stable in Bethlehem


Ch: All of the angels lifted up their voices

And filled the night with Halleluiahs

God is with us now

Everyone come and join the heavenly chorus

Our Saviour King is here before us

All to hear the sound, the song creation sang

When hope came down


So this was truly God, wrapped up in a tattered blanket

Love was finally here, sleeping while the world awakens

And redemption began with a baby in Bethlehem


Chorus


So let us sing redemption song

Let us worship Christ the holy one

We were lost but we were found

When hope came down


Chorus


When hope came down [x3]


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REFLECTION:

Brush away old heartaches. Learn from our mistakes,

Another year is finally over, A new dawn awakes.

Let the old year out, welcome the new one in,

Bury the bad things of the past, as a new year now begins.

Make your new year wishes as simple as you can,

Pray for peace and love not for wealth or fame.

Pray for health and happiness. Pray for your fellow man. Pray for all the ones you love. Pray for those who have lost their way. As the midnight hour chimes, we leave the old and embrace the new. I wish the things you wish for yourself and may God’s love stay with you. (J.P. Read)


Ressional: SHINE, JESUS SHINE

Ch: Shine Jesus shine, Fill this land with the Father's glory

Blaze Spirit blaze, Set our hearts on fire

Flow river flow, (River flow), flood the nations with grace and mercy

Send forth your word,

Lord and let there be light


Lord the light of your love is shining

In the midst of the darkness shining

Jesus light of the world shine upon us

Set us free by the truth you now bring us

Shine on me x2


Ch: Shine Jesus shine, Fill this land with the Father's glory

Blaze Spirit blaze, Set our hearts on fire

Flow river flow, flood the nations with grace and mercy (Flood the …..

Send forth Your word,

Lord and let there be light


Shine Jesus shine

(Key change) - Shine Jesus shine


Lord, I come to Your awesome presence

From the shadows into your radiance

By the blood I may enter Your brightness

Search me, try me, consume all my darkness

Shine on me (Jesus Come and…….), Shine on me


Ch: Shine Jesus shine, Fill this land with the Father's glory

Blaze Spirit blaze, Set our hearts on fire

Flow river flow (Flow River…), flood the nations with grace and mercy

Send forth Your word, (Send forth….)

Lord and let there be light (x2)



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