Third Sunday of Advent, December 12

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 International 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 Living Translation Bible

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

Closing Prayer: On December 15 we celebrate the life of John Horden, Bishop and Missionary in Canada. Read from A Great Cloud of Witnesses.

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