Second Sunday of Advent, Dec. 4

The Old Testament, Epistle and Gospel are read from the Lexham English Bible

The Collect and Psalm are read from The Episcopal Church Book of Common Prayer

The Collect: Merciful God, who sent your messengers the prophets to preach repentance and prepare the way for our salvation: Give us grace to heed their warnings and forsake our sins, that we may greet with joy the coming of Jesus Christ our Redeemer; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Old Testament: Isaiah 11:1-10

Psalm 72:1-7, 18-19

Epistle: Romans 15:4-13

Gospel: Matthew 3:1-12

On December 6 we celebrate the life of Nicholas, Bishop of Myra. Read from A Great Cloud of Witnesses.

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First Sunday of Advent, November 27

This week I am introducing a new practice of which bible the readings will come from. In the past a different bible was used for each of the lessons. For Advent I will use one bible for all readings giving you a consistent tone/language for all three readings. I will continue to use The Episcopal Church Book of Common Prayer for the Collect and the Psalm and A Great Cloud of Witnesses for the story of the saint we will be celebrating in the coming week.

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 2:1-5 read from the International Children’s Bible

Psalm 122 read from The Episcopal Church Book of Common Prayer

Epistle: Romans 13:11-14 read from the International Children’s Bible

Gospel: Matthew 24:36-44 read from the International Children’s Bible

Closing Prayer: On December 2 we celebrate the life of Channing Moore Williams, Missionary Bishop in China and Japan. Read from A Great Cloud of Witnesses.

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Last Sunday after Pentecost: Christ the King, November 20

The Collect: Almighty and everlasting God, whose will it is to restore all things in your well-beloved Son, the King of kings and Lord of lords: Mercifully grant that the peoples of the earth, divided and enslaved by sin, may be freed and brought together under his most gracious rule; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Track 1 & 2 Old Testament: Jeremiah 23:1-6 read from the English Standard Version Bible Anglicized

Track 1 Psalm: Canticle 16 read from The Episcopal Church Book of Common Prayer

Track 2 Psalm: Psalm 46 read from The Episcopal Church Book of Common Prayer

Epistle: Colossians 1:11-20 read from the God’s Word Translation

Gospel: Luke 23:33-43 read from the Holman Christian Standard Bible

On November 20 we celebrate the life of Edmund, King of East Anglia. Read from A Great Cloud of Witnesses.

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