Sunday 10th December 2017

Second Sunday of Advent

Scripture Readings | Music | Prayers | Sermon

 

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

Isaiah 40:1-11

   1Comfort ye, comfort ye my people, saith your God.

   2Speak ye comfortably to Jerusalem, and cry unto her, that her warfare is accomplished, that her iniquity is pardoned: for she hath received of the LORD's hand double for all her sins.

   3The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the LORD, make straight in the desert a highway for our God.

   4Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill shall be made low: and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough places plain:

   5And the glory of the LORD shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it.

   6The voice said, Cry. And he said, What shall I cry? All flesh is grass, and all the goodliness thereof is as the flower of the field:

   7The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: because the spirit of the LORD bloweth upon it: surely the people is grass.

   8The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever.

   9O Zion, that bringest good tidings, get thee up into the high mountain; O Jerusalem, that bringest good tidings, lift up thy voice with strength; lift it up, be not afraid; say unto the cities of Judah, Behold your God!

   10Behold, the Lord GOD will come with strong hand, and his arm shall rule for him: behold, his reward is with him, and his work before him.

   11He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall gather the lambs with his arm, and carry them in his bosom, and shall gently lead those that are with young.

 

Epistle

2 Peter 3:8-15a

   8But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.

   9The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.

   10But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.

   11Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness,

   12Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat?

   13Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.

   14Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless.

   15And account that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation; even as our beloved brother Paul also according to the wisdom given unto him hath written unto you;

 

Psalm

Psalm 85:1-2,8-13

   1Lord, thou hast been favourable unto thy land: thou hast brought back the captivity of Jacob.

   2Thou hast forgiven the iniquity of thy people, thou hast covered all their sin. Selah.

   8I will hear what God the LORD will speak: for he will speak peace unto his people, and to his saints: but let them not turn again to folly.

   9Surely his salvation is nigh them that fear him; that glory may dwell in our land.

   10Mercy and truth are met together; righteousness and peace have kissed each other.

   11Truth shall spring out of the earth; and righteousness shall look down from heaven.

   12Yea, the LORD shall give that which is good; and our land shall yield her increase.

   13Righteousness shall go before him; and shall set us in the way of his steps.

 

Gospel

Mark 1:1-8

   1The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God;

   2As it is written in the prophets, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee.

   3The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.

   4John did baptize in the wilderness, and preach the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins.

   5And there went out unto him all the land of Judaea, and they of Jerusalem, and were all baptized of him in the river of Jordan, confessing their sins.

   6And John was clothed with camel's hair, and with a girdle of a skin about his loins; and he did eat locusts and wild honey;

   7And preached, saying, There cometh one mightier than I after me, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to stoop down and unloose.

   8I indeed have baptized you with water: but he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost.

 

Introit

Gradual

Offertory

Communion

Anthem

Recessional

No sermon available for this Sunday.