Second Sunday of Advent Sunday, December 09, 2018
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: Baruch 5:1-9 read from the New Revised Standard Version Bible
Alternate Old Testament: Malachi 3:1-4 read from the New Century Version Bible
Psalm: Canticle 16 — The Song of Zechariah (Luke 1:68-79) read from The Episcopal Church Book of Common Prayer
Epistle: Philippians 1:3-11 read from the New International Version Bible
Gospel: Luke 3:1-6 read from the New Living Translation
Closing Prayer: On December 13th we remember Lucy or Lucia, Martyr at Syracuse