Sunday 5th December 2021

Second Sunday of Advent

Scripture Readings | Music

 

Collect

Collect

O Lord, raise up, we pray, your power
and come among us,
and with great might succour us;
that whereas, through our sins and wickedness
we are grievously hindered
in running the race that is set before us,
your bountiful grace and mercy
may speedily help and deliver us;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
to whom with you and the Holy Spirit,
be honour and glory, now and for ever.

 

Old Testament

Malachi 3:1-4

   1Behold, I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me: and the LORD, whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to his temple, even the messenger of the covenant, whom ye delight in: behold, he shall come, saith the LORD of hosts.

   2But who may abide the day of his coming? and who shall stand when he appeareth? for he is like a refiner's fire, and like fullers' soap:

   3And he shall sit as a refiner and purifier of silver: and he shall purify the sons of Levi, and purge them as gold and silver, that they may offer unto the LORD an offering in righteousness.

   4Then shall the offering of Judah and Jerusalem be pleasant unto the LORD, as in the days of old, and as in former years.

 

Epistle

Philippians 1:3-11

   3I thank my God upon every remembrance of you,

   4Always in every prayer of mine for you all making request with joy,

   5For your fellowship in the gospel from the first day until now;

   6Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:

   7Even as it is meet for me to think this of you all, because I have you in my heart; inasmuch as both in my bonds, and in the defence and confirmation of the gospel, ye all are partakers of my grace.

   8For God is my record, how greatly I long after you all in the bowels of Jesus Christ.

   9And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and in all judgment;

   10That ye may approve things that are excellent; that ye may be sincere and without offence till the day of Christ.

   11Being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are by Jesus Christ, unto the glory and praise of God.

 

Psalm

Canticle: Benedictus

Blessed be the Lord God of Israel : for he hath visited, and redeemed his people;
And hath raised up a mighty salvation for us : in the house of his servant David;
As he spake by the mouth of his holy Prophets : which have been since the world began;
That we should be saved from our enemies : and from the hands of all that hate us;
To perform the mercy promised to our forefathers : and to remember his holy covenant;
To perform the oath which he sware to our forefather Abraham : that he would give us,
That we being delivered out of the hands of our enemies : might serve him without fear,
In holiness and righteousness before him : all the days of our life.
And thou, child, shalt be called the Prophet of the Highest : for thou shalt go before the face of the Lord to prepare his ways;
To give knowledge of salvation unto his people : for the remission of their sins;
Through the tender mercy of our God : whereby the day-spring from on high hath visited us;
To give light to them that sit in darkness, and in the shadow of death : and to guide our feet into the way of peace.

 

Gospel

Luke 3:1-6

   1Now in the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar, Pontius Pilate being governor of Judaea, and Herod being tetrarch of Galilee, and his brother Philip tetrarch of Ituraea and of the region of Trachonitis, and Lysanias the tetrarch of Abilene,

   2Annas and Caiaphas being the high priests, the word of God came unto John the son of Zacharias in the wilderness.

   3And he came into all the country about Jordan, preaching the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins;

   4As it is written in the book of the words of Esaias the prophet, saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.

   5Every valley shall be filled, and every mountain and hill shall be brought low; and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough ways shall be made smooth;

   6And all flesh shall see the salvation of God.

 

Introit

Fill your hearts with joy and gladness

Complete Anglican - 172

Gradual

On Jordan's bank the Baptist's cry

Complete Anglican - 527

Offertory

How lovely on the mountains

Complete Anglican - 295

Communion

Anthem

Purify my heart

Complete Anglican - 574

Recessional

Hark! a herald voice is calling

Complete Anglican - 263