Second Sunday in Advent
Ascribe to the Lord the honour due to his name; worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness. [Ps. 29:2]
9 am Holy Communion at St Mary, Cleeton
10:30 am Holy Communion at St Mary, Stottesdon
4:00 pm Crib Service at St Giles, Farlow
6:30 pm at St Michael, Silvington
Malachi 3:1-4 – The coming messenger
Philippians 1:3-11 – Prayer of thanksgiving
Luke 3:1-6 – John the Baptist by the Jordan
1 Blessed be the Lord the God of Israel : who has come to his people and set them free.
2 He has raised up for us a mighty Saviour : born of the house of his servant David.
3 Through his holy prophets God promised of old : to save us from our enemies, from the hands of all that hate us,
4 To show mercy to our ancestors : and to remember his holy covenant.
5 This was the oath God swore to our father Abraham : to set us free from the hands of our enemies,
6 Free to worship him without fear : holy and righteous in his sight all the days of our life.
7 And you, child, shall be called the prophet of the Most High : for you will go before the Lord to prepare his way,
8 To give his people knowledge of salvation : by the forgiveness of all their sins.
9 In the tender compassion of our God : the dawn from on high shall break upon us,
10 To shine on those who dwell in darkness and the shadow of death : and to guide our feet into the way of peace.
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
O Lord, raise up, we pray, your power and come among us, and with great might succour us; that whereas, through our sins and wickedness we are grievously hindered in running the race that is set before us, your bountiful grace and mercy may speedily help and deliver us; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, to whom with you and the Holy Spirit, be honour and glory, now and for ever. Amen.