Third Sunday of Advent, December 16

Third Sunday of Advent Sunday, December 16, 2018

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: Zephaniah 3:14-20 read from the New Revised Standard Version Bible

Psalm: Canticle 9 — The First Song of Isaiah, read from The Episcopal Church Book of Common Prayer

Epistle: Philippians 4:4-7 read from the New Revised Standard Version Bible Anglicised

Gospel: Luke 3:7-18 read from the Revised Standard Version Bible

Closing Prayer: On December 22 we remember Charlotte Diggs (Lottie) Moon, Missionary in China. Read from A Great Cloud of Witnesses.

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