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 35:1-10 read from the God’s Word Bible
Psalms: Psalm 146:4-9 or Canticle 3 or Canticle 15 all three will be read from The Episcopal Church Book of Common Prayer
Epistle: James 5:7-10 read from the Holman Christian Standard Bible
Gospel: Matthew 11:2-11 read from the International Children’s Bible
Closing Prayer: On December 15th we remember Robert McDonald, Priest. Read from A Great Cloud of Witnesses.