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The First Sunday of Advent

3rd December 2017

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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

Isaiah 64: 1–9

The Psalm

Psalm 80: 1–8, 18–20

The Second Reading

1 Corinthians 1: 3–9

The Gospel Reading

Mark 13: 24–37

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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 Isaiah 64: 1–9
122 Drop down, ye heavens, from above
336* Jesus, where’er thy people meet
132* Lo! he comes with clouds descending
594* O Lord of creation, to you be all praise

Psalm Psalm 80: 1–8, 1–20 [A4A]
10* All my hope on God is founded
695* God of mercy, God of grace
614* Great Shepherd of your people, hear
305 O Breath of life, come sweeping through us

2nd Reading 1 Corinthians 1: 3–9
327* Christ is our corner stone
508 Peace to you
531 Where love and loving–kindness dwell
The Gospel Mark 13: 24–37
119* Come, thou long–expected Jesus
567* Forth in thy name, O Lord, I go
668* God is our fortress and our rock
125* Hail to the Lord’s anointed
126* Hark! a thrilling voice is sounding
127* Hark what a sound and too divine for hearing
130* Jesus came, the heavens adoring
132* Lo! he comes with clouds descending
369* Songs of praise the angels sang
197* Songs of thankfulness and praise
678* Ten thousand times ten thousand
73* The day thou gavest, Lord, is ended
140 The Lord will come and not be slow
142 Wake, O wake with tidings thrilling
145* You servants of the Lord

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

Isaiah 1: 1–20

The Psalm

Psalm 25 or 25: 1–10

The Second Reading

The Gospel Reading

Matthew 21: 1–13

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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

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