December 2nd: Advent Sunday

December 2nd 2018

Advent Sunday

I will proclaim the decree of the Lord; he said to me: ‘You are my Son; this day have I begotten you. [Psalm 2:7]

Today’s Services:

9 am Holy Communion at St Giles, Farlow

10:30 am Morning Prayer at St John the Baptist, Middleton Scriven

4:30 pm Christingle at St Mary, Stottesdon


Jeremiah 33:14-16 – God’s promise to be fulfilled

I Thessalonians 3:9-end – ‘May he strengthen your hearts in holiness’

Luke 21:25-36 – Signs of the Advent

Psalm 25:1-9

1 To you, O Lord, I lift up my soul; O my God, in you I trust : let me not be put to shame; let not my enemies triumph over me.

2 Let none who look to you be put to shame : but let the treacherous be shamed and frustrated.

3 Make me to know your ways, O Lord : and teach me your paths.

4 Lead me in your truth and teach me : for you are the God of my salvation; for you have I hoped all the day long.

5 Remember, Lord, your compassion and love : for they are from everlasting.

6 Remember not the sins of my youth or my transgressions : but think on me in your goodness, O Lord, according to your steadfast love.

7 Gracious and upright is the Lord : therefore shall he teach sinners in the way.

8 He will guide the humble in doing right : and teach his way to the lowly.

9 All the paths of the Lord are mercy and truth : to those who keep his covenant and his testimonies.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit: as it was in the beginning is now and shall be for ever. Amen.

Collect for the Day

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, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever..Amen.

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