Service of the Word Wednesday, 24th March 2021 - The Annunciation
READINGS (New International Version)
Response: We have come to do your will, O God, for it is by your will that we are sanctified.
Reading: Luke 1:26-38
Common Worship: Services and Prayers for the Church of England, Festivals, Times & Seasons and Patterns for Worship (1995) , material from which is included in this service, is copyright © The Archbishops' Council 2006 and published by Church House Publishing.
Exciting Holiness, © 1997 European Province of the Society of St Francis.
Video and photographs © Martin Stacey
Though he was divine,
he did not cling to equality with God,
but made himself nothing.
Taking the form of a slave,
he was born in human likeness;
he humbled himself,
and was obedient to death,
even the death of the cross.
Therefore God has raised him on high,
and given him the name above every name:
that at the name of Jesus
every knee should bow,
and every voice proclaim
that Jesus Christ is Lord,
to the glory of God the Father.