First Sunday of Advent Sunday, December 02, 2018 Year C
The Collect: Almighty God, give us grace to cast away the works of darkness, and put on the armor of light, now in the time of this mortal life in which your 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 living and the dead, we may rise to the life immortal; through him who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
Old Testament: Jeremiah 33:14-16 read from the Message Bible
Psalm 25:1-10 read from The Episcopal Church Book of Common Prayer
Epistle: 1 Thessalonians 3:9-13 read from the Modern English Version Bible
Gospel: Luke 21:25-36 read from the New American Standard Bible
Closing Prayer: On December 6th we celebrate the life of Nicholas, Bishop of Myra
Read from A Great Cloud of Witnesses and other sources.