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Advent 1A

 

Dec. 1

 

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Advent Resources

Advent Candle Lighting Rituals  from 2014

Sundays of Advent – a Sampler  Structure for use of  Advent Candle Lighting  Republished from 2014

Hanging of the Greens  for use on Advent 1, if desired

see also: Preparing for the Great Preparation

 

Scripture (from the Revised Common Lectionary, with links provided by TextWeek.com – a source for thoughtful worship and preaching throughout the year):

 

Click on Scripture Lessons below for study links and resources for each individual pericope:

Isaiah 2:1-5

Psalm 122
Romans 13:11-14

Matthew 24:36-44

 

Suggested Hymns from Chalice Hymnal

119: O Come, O Come, Emmanuel

125: Come, O Long Expected Jesus

708: My Lord, What a Morning

124: Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence

398: Be Known to Us in Breaking Bread

121: Prepare the Way of the Lord

 

Advent Hymn by David T. Chafin, 2013

 

More hymn suggestions, as well as helpful references for use of the arts in worship, are available from the United Church of Christ website.

 

Hymn of the Day from Rev. William Flewelling (© 2019, William Flewelling; All rights reserved)

On Isaiah 2:1-5

 

Come, let us go on high,

the mountain of our God,

become the highest of them all,

adored anon.

Indeed, we traipse in praise,

lift high our native hope

that, in the mystery of grace,

we echo love.

 

The sacred word of God

establishes our life,

The spoken word that echoes long

confirms our hope.

This is the sifting place

of honor and delight,

the calling of the Lord most High

to nurture peace.

 

Yes, swords are plowshares now

and spears, new pruning hooks.

This is the calling of our God

to learn of grace.

From Salem learn shalom,

Jerusalem our home.

For in this sanctuary, peace

refines all hope.

 

6.6.8.4.D       Suggested tune: Leoni

 

Dealing with the Psalm of the Day:

Since Chalice Hymnal does not provide a complete Psalter, there will be occasions when suggestions may be made for alternate Psalm use (or hymn equivalent). A metrical version of the Psalter, for those Psalms not provided in Chalice Hymnal, is being prepared by Rev. David Chafin. Where practical, these may be offered here as well. You may also want to visit http://lectionarypsalms.org/  

This week: Psalm 122 is on p. 761.

 

Concerning the Following Items: Except where otherwise noted, items are created or adapted by the editor. If you are aware of source notations which are missing, please bring them to his attention. No copyright infringement is intended, but is sure to happen.

 

Call to Prayer  ©2007 David T. Chafin (tune: Hyfrydol)

Come, O God, commune here with us, as we lift to you our cares.

You, our hope and our deliv’rance, promise to receive our prayers.

God of love and understanding, you alone know heart and soul.

Listen to our intercessions, recreate us, make us whole.

 

Call to Worship

(adapted by the editor)

L: The Spirit and the church cry out:

P:  Come, Lord Jesus.

L: All who await Christ’s appearance pray:

P:  Come, Lord Jesus.

L: The whole creation pleads:

P:  Come, Lord Jesus!  Renew the whole creation!

 

Also: see Chalice Hymnal 120 (the “O Antiphons”) 

 

OR

L: Today is God’s day of hope—

P: Hope for us, hope for all humanity. 

L: The darkness that surrounds us will not overtake us, for God is light; and in God there is no darkness at all.

P: Come, let us walk in the light of the Lord.

 

Invocation or Prayer of Approach

As we prepare to celebrate the birth of Jesus, we would be open to your presence, O God.  Free us from the seasonal sentimentality that turns our attention from the sometimes painful decision to pursue peace and justice.  Through this worship, nudge us toward seeking reconciliation rather than revenge, the well-being of all rather than the victory of the few.  Speak to us of peace, O God, and hear us as we pray.   (Now we join with the confidence of your children to pray as Christ has taught us to pray, “Our Father…”)

 

OR

We rejoice in you, O God our hope, for in Jesus Christ you enter our world to bring to life your new creation.  May our lives be remade by the glory of your appearing, and may we lift up the name of your Son in our worship, our work, and our leisure; for we pray in his name (as he taught us saying, “Our Father…”)

 

OR

Prepare your way within us, O God, as the new year of life in your Church unfolds.  Make of us a people ready to receive you, to learn from you, to receive your gifts, and to live out your calling in mission.  Prepare your way within us and fill us with hope, we pray, through the name of the Coming One, Jesus Christ our Lord  (who taught us to pray, “Our Father…”)

 

Act of Confession (adapted by the editor)

God so loved the world that he gave his only Son Jesus Christ to save us from our sins, to be our advocate in heaven, and to bring us to eternal life.  Let us confess our sins in penitence and faith, firmly resolved to keep God’s commandments and to live in love and peace with all. (Common Worship)

Because we have seen pain without being moved, because we forget your love with solemn pride, because we pass by comfortably before poverty and sadness, Lord, have mercy.

Lord, have mercy.

For speaking of love without loving our sister or brother, for speaking of faith without living your word, for living as people who do not recognize our own sinfulness, Christ, have mercy.

Christ, have mercy.

For our tranquility in our affluent life, for our great falsehood in preaching about poverty, for wanting to make excuse for injustice, Lord, have mercy.

Lord, have mercy.

Hear the good news, people of God!  The saying is sure and worthy of full acceptance that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners.  He bore our sins in his body on the cross, that we might be dead to sin and alive to God.

In the name of Jesus Christ, you are forgiven.

In the name of Jesus Christ, you are forgiven.  Glory to God.  Amen.

 

Pastoral Prayer – Prayers of the People – Intercessions

How strong your voice, O God. How it thunders across the lands, calling forth blossoms from parched earth and turning back waters from flooded ground. You stand at the world’s door and knock; who can withstand the sound of your voice?

How soft your voice, O God. How it murmurs in the morning, calling life forth from its bed and hastening the night to its own. You come to us, walking in the garden in the cool of the day; who can hide from the sound of your voice?

Tarry with us, O God. Let your word love our eyes into seeing all those around us. Let it love our ears into hearing the voices calling to us. Let it love our hands into healing with the gifts you have granted your children. Let our words be words of love as we pray for those who are in greatest need…

In these days of Advent, may our voices ring with joy, with peace and with hope. Wherever you send us, may we be diligent in following. For we are ever in search of your salvation, even as we continue to search for the child, the Christ, our Savior in whose name we sing for joy and offer our prayers.

 

Prayers from Common Worship*

Collect

 

Almighty God,

give us grace to cast away the works of darkness

and to put on the armour of light,

now in the time of this mortal life,

in which your Son Jesus Christ came to us in great humility;

that on the last day,

when he shall come again in his glorious majesty

to judge the living and the dead,

we may rise to the life immortal;

through him who is alive and reigns with you,

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever.

 

Post Communion

 

O Lord our God,

make us watchful and keep us faithful

as we await the coming of your Son our Lord;

that, when he shall appear,

he may not find us sleeping in sin

but active in his service

and joyful in his praise;

through Jesus Christ our Lord.

 

Additional Collect

 

Almighty God,

as your kingdom dawns,

turn us from the darkness of sin

to the light of holiness,

that we may be ready to meet you

in our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.

 

Collect of the Day (from Book of Common Prayer, 1979**)

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.

 

Collect of the Day from Rev. William Flewelling (© 2019, William Flewelling; All rights reserved)

Matthew 24:36-44

 

Awaiting the unknown day and hour, O God,

we tend the matters to the side.

We wait the coming Advent of our Lord

within the generation of repair.

As you provide, O God, so keep us dear

in waiting for the resolute delight

in readiness, professing hope.

 

Service of Table

While all of our congregations navigate the Sacred Board in a different way, it seems, there are common elements in most, which are provided here. We would love to hear if your congregation has variations to these elements which we might address in the future.

 

Offertory / Invitation to Give

As God has seen our need and provided for us all things in the coming of Jesus into our world, let us look at the world in need around us, and realize that in Jesus we have all that is needed to meet the world with life, hope, and wholeness.

 

OR

God is at work in the world, renewing, remaking, resurrecting, bringing hope through the faith, the gifts, and the work of the church. We trust in God, and together we work for peace and justice through God’s Spirit as we offer our tithes and gifts. Let us rejoice in our God-given opportunity to share in God’s work.

 

Offertory Prayer

May these gifts indeed give light to those in darkness, hope to those in despair, and justice to the oppressed, as we bring them to you as an act of sharing your love with the world. Here the proud are brought low, and the poor and broken lifted up. May it be so in all your kingdom, we pray, as we dedicate ourselves to you. Amen.

 

OR

Thank you, God of hope, for the promise of this season. We are grateful for the generosity aroused in us by Christ’s coming into the world. May these gifts represent a new spirit of joyous sharing among us, for the sake of all your children everywhere. Amen.

 

Invitation to the Table

With hope and expectation, we draw near to the Table which God has set with the fruits of righteousness and promise of life. May God now send the power of the Holy Spirit upon these gifts and upon us as we receive them. Make Christ’s presence known among us, and in all the world, as we look to the coming of Christ whose reign shall know no end.

 

Prayer of Thanksgiving (Prayers for Bread and Cup)

(The following may be offered as one prayer, or broken between two Elders, if that is the tradition to be followed)

 

from William Flewelling, adapted

Lord God, in memory and in anticipation we draw near together, drawn in faith to the life and to the coming of Jesus Christ our Lord. We are thankful, Lord God, for the opening of life for us in Jesus of Nazareth. Our Lord gave us his heart, his love that in him we too might be bold to give our hearts, our love. He opened wide his arms for us in blessing and in death, death on the cross. He breathes on us the gift of Holy Spirit. He feeds us as he fed his own on broken bread, and on a cup of wine, the new covenant. O Lord God, seal in us your covenant of love and grace; give in us your including Spirit; make of us one people. And, O Lord, Come now upon us to fulfill in us your love and your beauty; in Jesus Christ our Coming Lord.

OR

With hope and expectation, O God, we draw near to the Table which you have set with the fruits of righteousness and promise of life. Bless now this bread which we break that it may be for us Christ’s body, and this cup which we lift, that it may be his blood. Send now the power of your Holy Spirit upon these gifts and upon us as we receive them. Make your presence known among your people, we pray, and in all the world, as we look to the coming of Christ whose reign shall know no end.

 

Conclusion: Through him, with him, and in him, in the power of the Holy Spirit, all glory and honor be to you, O God, now and forever. Amen.

If not previously offered: “And now with the confidence of your children, we offer the prayer our Savior taught us, ‘Our Father…’

 

MORE…

Resources from the Jubilee Fund: This stewardship ministry serving the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) offers weekly emails for each Sunday’s service. Visit http://www.thejubileefund.com/ to learn more.

Rev. Tim Graves offers Liturgy Bits with valuable, culturally sensitive and creatively contemplative works, well worth your time.

You may also want to visit Worship Connection at MinistryMatters.com, which offers numerous helps, including electronic versions of print resources for worship and preaching planning.

Intercessions and other helpful planning materials geared to the Lectionary (using Roman Catholic version, but normally quite useful for all traditions) for preaching and worship are supplied for several weeks in advance at The Sunday Website of St. Louis University.

 

Common Worship Almanac and Lectionary for the year beginning Advent Sunday 2019. Calendar for 2020

Sun 1 Dec 2019. CW* Almanac and Lectionary 2019-20. Common Worship Almanac and Lectionary. for the year beginning Advent Sunday 2019. Compiled by Simon Kershaw August 2019 from the Common Worship Calendar and Lectionaries

using Almanac Maker. compilation © Simon Kershaw 2019 Almanac Maker © Simon Kershaw 2010-2019.

 

Book of Common Prayer (1979), Public domain.

 

NOTE: We hope you return to this posting often (and are subscribed to the feed by email, on Facebook or your favorite reader), since the content of each week’s posting may change several times before Sunday. We’d also like to include your content, even after the fact, since everything will roll around again in 3 years, and your contributions may find new life in the great cycle of the lectionary. Send your comments or content here.

 

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Advent 1A

Dec. 1, 2013

 

See prior postings for Year A Advent (2010)

https://lifeinliturgy.wordpress.com/2010/11  (Advent posts begin on second page of this item)

Also, the 2012 material for Advent Wreath and other Preparation for Advent may be helpful: https://lifeinliturgy.wordpress.com/2012/11/12/advent-preparation-services-for-nov-25-dec-2/

 

Textweek.com offers a great list of links to Advent worship resources here.

 

This Week’s Scripture  (from the Revised Common Lectionary, with links provided by TextWeek.com – a source for thoughtful worship and preaching throughout the year):

 

Click on Scripture Lessons below for study links and resources for each individual pericope:

Isaiah 2:1-5

Psalm 122
Romans 13:11-14

Matthew 24:36-44
Roman Catholic reading: Matthew 24:37-44

 

Suggested Hymns from Chalice Hymnal

The Oremus Hymnal offers many good choices for the lectionary (although this 2010 version will have incorrect calendar dates).  Not all are available in Chalice Hymnal, but some may be helpful in congregations where there is not a Chalice Hymnal available.  Visit the Oremus Hymnal.

Hymn of Praise:   119-O Come, O Come, Emmanuel

Hymn of Invitation:  125-Come, O long-expected Jesus

Communion Hymn:   124-Let all mortal flesh keep silence

Dismissal/Missional Hymn:  142-People, look east

More hymn suggestions, as well as helpful references for use of the arts in worship, are available from the United Church of Christ website.   

 

 

Dealing with the Psalm of the Day:

Since Chalice Hymnal does not provide a complete Psalter, there will be occasions when suggestions may be made for alternate Psalm use (or hymn equivalent).  A metrical version of the Psalter, for those Psalms not provided in Chalice Hymnal, is being prepared by Rev. David Chafin.  Where practical, these may be offered here as well.  You may also want to visit http://www.modernpsalter.com/ or

http://lectionarypsalms.org/   

This week:  Psalm 122 is on p. 761.

 

Hymn of the Day  from Rev. William Flewelling (© 2013, William Flewelling; All rights reserved)

 

On Isaiah 2:1-50

 

Strong, inviting is the promise

seen from God in open awe.

For the house of God begins now

to allure the nations’ want.

 

In the day of our salvation,

at the crest of wonder, love,

comes the call to all the peoples

to attend the Savior’s call.

 

Judge of nations will decide then

at the breaking of the sword,

when the beating into ploughshares

makes the life of peace endure.

 

In the wholeness of redemption

as the Lord our God provides

let us walk together always

in God’s everlasting light.

 

8.7.8.7.           Suggested tune: Merton

 

Call to Worship 

It is suggested that the “O Antiphons” (#120) be used in combination with “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel” as the opening hymn/act of worship.

 

Prayer of Approach (created or adapted by the editor)

L: The Lord be with you.

P:  And also with you.

L: Let us pray.  Prepare your way within us, O God, as the new year of life in your Church unfolds.  Make of us a people ready to receive you, to learn from you, to receive your gifts, and to live out your calling in mission.  Prepare your way within us, we pray, through the name of the Coming One, Jesus Christ our Lord  (who taught us to pray, “Our Father…”)

 

Intercessions (created or adapted by the editor)

How strong your voice, O God.  How it thunders across the lands, calling forth blossoms from parched earth and turning back waters from flooded ground.  You stand at the world’s door and knock; who can withstand the sound of your voice?

How soft your voice, O God.  How it murmers in the morning, calling life forth from its bed and hastening the night to its own.  You come to us, walking in the garden in the cool of the day; who can hide from the sound of your voice?

Tarry with us, O God.  Let your word love our eyes into seeing all those around us.  Let it love our ears into hearing the voices calling to us.  Let it love our hands into healing with the gifts you have granted your children.  Let our words be words of love as we pray for those who are in greatest need…

In these days of Advent, may our voices ring with joy, with peace and with hope.  Wherever you send us, may we be diligent in following.  For we are ever in search of your salvation, even as we continue to search for the child, the Christ, our Savior in whose name we sing for joy and offer our prayers.

 

Collect of the Day (by the editor)

As we prepare to celebrate the birth of Jesus, we would be open to your presence, O God.  Free us from the seasonal sentimentality that turns our attention from the sometimes painful decision to pursue peace and justice.  Through this worship, nudge us toward seeking reconciliation rather than revenge, the well-being of all rather than the victory of the few.  Speak to us of peace, O God, and hear us as we pray.

 

Collect of the Day (Book of Common Prayer, 1979)

Almighty God, give us grace that we may cast away the works of darkness, and put upon us the armour of light, now in the time of this mortal life, in which thy 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 quick and the dead, we may rise to the life immortal; through him who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost, now and ever.

 

 

Collect of the Day  from Rev. William Flewelling (© 2013, William Flewelling; All rights reserved)

Matthew 24:36-44

 

Awaiting in anticipation unknown days and hours,

we linger expectantly

with readiness of heart

and brightness of eye

for the coming of our Lord Jesus,

watching joyously

for the fulfillment of all hope.

 

Service of Table (by the editor)

Preparation (Invitation)

The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light.  Upon those who have lived in the shadow of death the light has shined.  With the prophet’s words, let us joyfully participate in sharing the life-giving work of God in our world today through the giving of our tithes and offerings.

An Offertory Thanksgiving

May these gifts indeed give light to those in darkness, hope to those in despair, and justice to the oppressed, as we bring them to you as an act of sharing your love with the world.  Here the proud are brought low, and the poor and broken lifted up.  May it be so in all your kingdom, we pray, as we dedicate ourselves to you.  Amen.

 

An Advent Preface (to the Words of Institution)

L: Maranatha: Come, Lord Jesus!

P: Maranatha: Come, Lord Jesus!

L: The Lord be with you.

P: And also with you.

L: Maranatha!

P: Come, Lord Jesus!

L: Let us lift up our hearts and give thanks to the Lord, who is, and who was, and who is coming.

P:  Maranatha: Come, Lord Jesus!

L: As God’s people of faith, we celebrate the gift of Christ to us, and look forward to his coming again in glory, as we remember that night on which our Lord was betrayed…(continue with the Words of Institution)

 

Prayer(s) of Thanksgiving

(The following may be offered as one prayer, or broken between two Elders, if that is the tradition to be followed)

1. Come to us now, O Lord, with hope and life eternal.  As we give thanks to you for this loaf, and for the gift of your Son in fulfillment of your promised coming, nourish us with grace to live as your hopeful people in the world.  Send down the power of your Holy Spirit upon these gifts, and upon our lives which we lay before you.  May our hearts be strengthened as we yield our wills to your own.

2. Our spirits thirst for you, O God, and long for the blessing which you alone can give.  Thank you for the gift of this wine, the life of Christ given through his blood shed for us and for the world.  May it bring to us true repentance and refreshment of spirit, that as we await your coming once more, we will not grow weary, but will cling to your promises of life everlasting in Christ your Son.

Conclusion:  Through him, with him, and in him, in the power of the Holy Spirit, all glory and honor be to you, O God, now and forever. Amen.

[if not previously offered: “And now with the confidence of your children, we offer the prayer our Savior taught us, ‘Our Father…’”]

 

Prayer After Communion

Pour out upon us the Spirit of your love, O God, and unite the wills of those whom you have fed with one heavenly food; through Christ our Lord.  Amen.

 

RESOURCES from COMMON WORSHIP

Collect

 

Almighty God,

give us grace to cast away the works of darkness

and to put on the armour of light,

now in the time of this mortal life,

in which your Son Jesus Christ came to us in great humility;

that on the last day,

when he shall come again in his glorious majesty

to judge the living and the dead,

we may rise to the life immortal;

through him who is alive and reigns with you,

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever.

 

Post Communion

 

O Lord our God,

make us watchful and keep us faithful

as we await the coming of your Son our Lord;

that, when he shall appear,

he may not find us sleeping in sin

but active in his service

and joyful in his praise;

through Jesus Christ our Lord.

 

Alternative Collect

 

Almighty God,

as your kingdom dawns,

turn us from the darkness of sin

to the light of holiness,

that we may be ready to meet you

in our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.

 

Book of Common Prayer (1979), Public domain.

 

Common Worship Almanac and Lectionary for the year beginning Advent Sunday 2012.  Compiled by Simon Kershaw October 2012 from the Common Worship Calendar and Lectionaries using Almanac Maker; compilation © Simon Kershaw 2012; Almanac Maker © Simon Kershaw 2010.   The Revised Common Lectionary is copyright © the Consultation on Common Texts 1992.  The Daily Eucharistic Lectionary is adapted from the Ordo Lectionum Missae of the Roman Catholic Church reproduced by permission of the International Commission on English in the Liturgy.  Adaptations and additions to the RCL and the DEL, together with Second and Third Service lectionaries and the Weekday Lectionary for Morning and Evening Prayer are copyright © the Archbishops’ Council 1997-2010.   http://almanac.oremus.org/lectionary

 

Resources from the Jubilee Fund: This stewardship ministry serving the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) offers weekly emails, archived here at the Disciples Center for Faith and Giving Site, for each Sunday’s service.

You may also want to visit Worship Connection at MinistryMatters.com, which offers numerous helps, including electronic versions of print resources for worship and preaching planning.

Intercessions and other helpful planning materials geared to the Lectionary (using Roman Catholic version, but normally quite useful for all traditions) for preaching and worship are supplied for several weeks in advance at The Sunday Website of St. Louis University. 

Liturgies created by Moira Laidlaw (Uniting Church in Australia) as a part of her doctoral dissertation are often helpful.  Read more here.

 

NOTE:  We hope you return to this posting often (and are subscribed to the feed by email, on Facebook or your favorite reader), since the content of each week’s posting may change several times before Sunday.  We’d also like to include your content, even after the fact, since everything will roll around again in 3 years, and your contributions may find new life in the great cycle of the lectionary. 

Send your comments or content here.

 

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Advent 1

For those including a “Hanging of the Greens” to this service, please leave your feedback.  Let us know what resources you find helpful!

Almanac on Oremus:  http://almanac.oremus.org/2010-11-28
Principal Service
Isaiah 2.1-5
Psalm 122
Romans 13.11-14
Matthew 24.36-44

From Common Worship:   http://www.cofe.anglican.org/commonworship

Collect
Almighty God,
give us grace to cast away the works of darkness
and to put on the armour of light,
now in the time of this mortal life,
in which your Son Jesus Christ came to us in great humility;
that on the last day,
when he shall come again in his glorious majesty
   to judge the living and the dead,
we may rise to the life immortal;
through him who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

Post Communion
O Lord our God,
make us watchful and keep us faithful
as we await the coming of your Son our Lord;
that, when he shall appear,
he may not find us sleeping in sin
but active in his service
and joyful in his praise;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Alternative Collect
Almighty God,
as your kingdom dawns,
turn us from the darkness of sin
   to the light of holiness,
that we may be ready to meet you
in our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.

Traditional Elements – Theme: Hope

Call to Worship:

Today is God’s day of hope—hope for us, hope for all humanity.  The darkness that surrounds us will not overtake us, for God is light; and in God there is no darkness at all.  Come, let us walk in the light of the Lord.

Opening Prayer:

We rejoice in you, O God our hope, for in Jesus Christ you enter our world to bring to life your new creation.  May our lives be remade by the glory of your appearing, and may we lift up the name of your Son in our worship, our work, and our leisure.

Call to Prayer:

     Come, O God, commune here with us, as we lift to you our cares.
     You, our hope and our deliv’rance, promise to receive our prayers.
     God of love and understanding, you alone know heart and soul.
     Listen to our intercessions, recreate us, make us whole.
                                                          ©2007 David T. Chafin  (tune: Hyfrydol)
Prayer Cycle:
Unity of the Church and its ministries,
Our common mission as people of the coming Christ, The suffering world in which he is born,
The strength of will to watch and wait for Christ’s appearing.
 
WV Disciples Prayer Focus: Regional Ministry – especially our care for congregations and clergy in transition.
Common Worship Almanac and Lectionary for the year beginning Advent Sunday 2010. Compiled by Simon Kershaw September 2010 from the Common Worship Calendar and Lectionaries using Almanac Maker. Compilation © Simon Kershaw 2010. Almanac Maker © Simon Kershaw 2010.  The Revised Common Lectionary is copyright © the Consultation on Common Texts 1992. The Daily Eucharistic Lectionary is adapted from the Ordo Lectionum Missae of the Roman Catholic Church, reproduced by permission of the International Commission on English in the Liturgy.  Adaptations and additions to the RCL and the DEL, together with Second and Third Service lectionaries and the Weekday Lectionary for Morning and Evening Prayer are copyright © the Archbishops’ Council 1997-2010.

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