Second Sunday of Advent

Prayer

 Lord, I love the habitation of Your house and the place where Your glory dwells. In the multitude of Your tender mercies prepare my heart that I may enter Our house to worship and confess Your holy name; through Jesus Christ, my God and Lord.  Amen. 

Collect

Stir up our hearts, O Lord, to make ready the way of Your only-begotten Son that at His second coming, we may worship Him in purity; who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

Old Testament Reading             Isaiah  40: 21-31

Epistle Reading                          Ephesians  1: 3-10

Holy Gospel                                Matthew 1: 18-25

Sermon        "Be Born in Us Today; Bringing Renewal"

First Sunday in Advent

Prayer

 Lord, I love the habitation of Your house and the place where Your glory dwells.  In the multitude of Your tender mercies prepare my heart that I may enter Our house to worship and confess Your holy name; through Jesus Christ, my God and Lord.  Amen

Collect

Stir up, we implore You, Your power, O Lord, and come, that by Your protection we may be rescued from the threatening perils of our sins and be saved by Your mighty deliverance' for You live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

Old Testament Reading             Genesis 12: 1-8

Epistle Reading                           Romans 4: 1-8

Holy Gospel                                 Luke 1: 39-56

Sermon        "Be Born In Us Today: Bringing Blessing"