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The First Sunday of Advent

1st December 2019

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For services, please see Daily Prayer (Morning), Daily Prayer (Evening) and Holy Communion.

Principal 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

The Psalm

The Second Reading

The Gospel Reading

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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 ReadingIsaiah 58: 1–9a (9b–12) [AWABC]
647* Guide me, O thou great Jehovah
125* Hail to the Lord’s anointed
535* Judge eternal, throned in splendour
712* Tell out, my soul, the greatness of the Lord
497 The Church of Christ in every age
510 We pray for peace

Psalm Psalm 112: 1–9 (10)
591* O happy day that fixed my choice

2nd Reading 1 Corinthians 2: 1–12 (13–16)
11* Can we by searching find out God
567* Forth in thy name, O Lord, I go
220* [Glory be to Jesus]
232 Nature with open volume stands
594* O Lord of creation, to you be all praise
248* We sing the praise of him who died
247* [When I survey the wondrous cross]

The Gospel Matthew 5: 13–20
86 Christ is the King! O friends, rejoice
381* God has spoken – by his prophets
324* God, whose almighty word
382* Help us, O Lord, to learn
589 Lord, speak to me that I may speak
503* Make me a channel of your peace
526 Risen Lord, whose name we cherish

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

The Psalm

The Gospel Reading

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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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