Fourth Sunday of Advent, December 19

The Collect: Purify our conscience, Almighty God, by your daily visitation, that your Son Jesus Christ, at his coming, may find in us a mansion prepared for himself; who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.Amen.

Old Testament: Micah 5:2-5a read from the New Revised Standard Version Anglicized Bible

Psalm: Canticle 15 — The Song of Mary (Luke 1:46-55) or Psalm 80:1-7 both will be read from The Episcopal Church Book of Common Prayer

Epistle: Hebrews 10:5-10 read from the World English Bible

Gospel: Luke 1:39-55 Easy to Read Version Bible

Closing Prayer: On December 19 we celebrate the life of Lillian Trasher, Missionary in Egypt. Read from A Great Cloud of Witnesses.

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