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The First Sunday of Advent

2nd December 2018

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First Service

Collect One

This collect is said after the Collect of the day until Christmas Eve.

Almighty God,
Give us grace that we may cast away the works of darkness,
and put upon us the armour of light,
now in the time of this mortal life,
in which thy Son Jesus Christ
came to visit us in great humility;
that in the last day,
when he shall come again in his glorious Majesty
to judge both the quick and the dead,
we may rise to the life immortal;
through him who liveth and reigneth with thee
and the Holy Spirit, now and ever.

Collect Two

Almighty God,
Give us grace to cast away the works of darkness
and to put on the armour of light
now in the time of this mortal life
in which your Son Jesus Christ came to us in great humility;
that on the last day
when he shall come again in his glorious majesty
to judge the living and the dead,
we may rise to the life immortal;
through him who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

The First Reading

Jeremiah 33:14–16

Jeremiah 33:14–16

The Psalm

Psalm 25: 1–10

Psalm 25: 1–10

The Second Reading

1 Thessalonians 3: 9–13

1 Thessalonians 3: 9–13

The Gospel Reading

Luke 21:25–36

Luke 21:25–36

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Post Communion Prayer

God our deliverer,
Awaken our hearts
to prepare the way for the advent of your Son,
that, with minds purified by the grace of his coming,
we may serve you faithfully all our days;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Suggested Hymns

1st Reading Jeremiah 33: 14–16
642* Amazing grace (how sweet the sound!)
323* The God of Abraham praise

Psalm Psalm 25: 1–9 [L1B/Pr10C*]
11* Can we by searching find out God
17* Lead me, Lord, lead me in thy righteousness
(Treoraigh mé` treoraigh mé` a Thiarna)
652* Lead us, heavenly Father, lead us
712* Tell out, my soul, the greatness of the Lord

2nd Reading 1 Thessalonians 3: 9–13
675 Peace, perfect peace, in this dark world of sin?
343* We love the place, O God

The Gospel Luke 21: 25–36
567* Forth in thy name, O Lord, I go
668* God is our fortress and our rock
126* Hark! a thrilling voice is sounding
127* Hark what a sound and too divine for hearing
131 Lift up your heads, you mighty gates
132* Lo! he comes with clouds descending
369* Songs of praise the angels sang
488* Stand up, stand up for Jesus
73* The day thou gavest, Lord, is ended
140 The Lord will come and not be slow
509* Your kingdom come, O God

Second Service

Collect One

This collect is said after the Collect of the day until Christmas Eve.

Almighty God,
Give us grace that we may cast away the works of darkness,
and put upon us the armour of light,
now in the time of this mortal life,
in which thy Son Jesus Christ
came to visit us in great humility;
that in the last day,
when he shall come again in his glorious Majesty
to judge both the quick and the dead,
we may rise to the life immortal;
through him who liveth and reigneth with thee
and the Holy Spirit, now and ever.

Collect Two

Almighty God,
Give us grace to cast away the works of darkness
and to put on the armour of light
now in the time of this mortal life
in which your Son Jesus Christ came to us in great humility;
that on the last day
when he shall come again in his glorious majesty
to judge the living and the dead,
we may rise to the life immortal;
through him who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

The First Reading

Joel 3: 9–21

Joel 3: 9–21

The Psalm

Psalm 9

9: 1–8

The Second Reading

Revelation 14: 13 – 15: 4

Revelation 14: 13 – 15: 4

The Gospel Reading

John 3: 1–17

John 3: 1–17

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Post Communion Prayer

God our deliverer,
Awaken our hearts
to prepare the way for the advent of your Son,
that, with minds purified by the grace of his coming,
we may serve you faithfully all our days;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

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