First Sunday of Advent, Nov. 29

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 64:1-9 read from the God’s Word Translation

Psalm 80:1-7, 16-18 read from The Episcopal Church Book of Common Prayer

Epistle: 1 Corinthians 1:3-9 read from the Holman Christian Standard Bible

Gospel: Mark 13:24-37 read from the International Children’s Bible

Closing Prayer: On December 3 we celebrate the life of Francis Xavier, Missionary to the Far East. Read from A Great Cloud of Witnesses.

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