Second Sunday of Advent Dec. 10, 2017
The Collect: Merciful God, who sent your messengers the prophets to preach repentance and prepare the way for our salvation: Give us grace to heed their warnings and forsake our sins, that we may greet with joy the coming of Jesus Christ our Redeemer; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
Old Testament: Isaiah 40:1-11 read from the King James Version Bible
Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13 read from The Episcopal Church Book of Common Prayer
Epistle: 2 Peter 3:8-15a read from the Lexham English Bible
Gospel: Mark 1:1-8 read from the Message Bible
Closing Prayer: John Horden missionary and first Anglican Bishop of Moosonee, Canada.