Third Sunday of Advent, Dec. 11

The Old Testament, New Testament and Gospel will be read from the New American Standard Bible

The Collect, Psalms and Canticles will be read from The Episcopal Church Book of Common Prayer

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

Psalm 146:4-9

Canticle 3

Canticle 15

Epistle: James 5:7-10 read from New American Standard Bible

Gospel: Matthew 11:2-11 read from New American Standard Bible

On December 15 we celebrate the life of Robert McDonald Priest. Read from A Great Cloud of Witnesses

For a copy of today’s text in a PDF click here.