Third Sunday of Advent, December 17
The Collect: Stir up your power, O Lord, and with great might come among us; and, because we are sorely hindered by our sins, let your bountiful grace and mercy speedily help and deliver us; through Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom, with you and the Holy Spirit, be honor and glory, now and for ever. Amen.
Old Testament: Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11 read from the Modern English Version Bible
Psalm 126 read from The Episcopal Church Book of Common Prayer
Epistle: 1 Thessalonians 5:16-24 read from the New American Standard Bible
Gospel: John 1:6-8, 19-28 read from the New Century Version Bible
The closing prayer: On December 19th we remember Lillian Hunt Trasher christian missionary in Egypt. Read from A Great Cloud of Witnesses