First Sunday of Advent Sunday, December 01, 2019

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: Isaiah 2:1-5 read from the New Revised Standard Version Bible

Psalm 122 read from The Episcopal Church Book of Common Prayer

Epistle: Romans 13:11-14 read from The New Revised Standard Version Bible Anglicized

Gospel: Matthew 24:36-44 read from the World English Bible

Closing Prayer: On December 2 we celebrate the life of Channing Moore Williams

Missionary Bishop in China and Japan. Read from A Great Cloud of Witnesses.

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