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Advent 4C

Advent 4C  

 

Dec. 23

 

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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:

Micah 5:2-5a
Luke 1:47-55 or Psalm 80:1-7
Hebrews 10:5-10

Luke 1:39-45, (46-55)

 

Advent Candle Lighting Rituals  from 2014

 

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.

 

Suggested Hymns from Chalice Hymnal

142-People, look east

138-Awake, awake, and greet the new morn

130 – My soul gives glory to my God

386-We come as guests invited

124 – Let all mortal flesh keep silence

171 God’s Love Made Visible

 

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 (© 2018, William Flewelling; All rights reserved)

On Micah 5:2-5a

 

This shall be peace, when life is born.

When all is settled near.

Then in rest at the shepherd’s care,

we own our gathered share.

 

In Bethlehem of old we find

the coming of the One;

in little corners of the land,

the One comes who will reign.

 

It is the time we seek to know,

the hour of all return,

the moment satisfying hope

when all are borne as one.

 

Within your majesty, O God,

your humble graciousness,

we yearn the mustering of love

as love spent on your own.

 

CM           Suggested tune: Billing

 

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 Worship   

L: Long ago the people were given a sign of God’s presence.

P: “Look, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall name him Emmanuel,” which means “God with us.”

L: God’s promise to us remains sure and true:  God’s anointed Son will soon walk among us, to lighten our darkness, to restore the joy of our salvation, to save us from sin.

P:  God—the God of all love—is with us.  Praise the Lord!

 

OR from MinistryMatters.com

L: Blessed is tiny Bethlehem, from which shall come the ruler of Israel.
P: Blessed is Mary, who believed in the fulfillment of God’s word.
L: Blessed is the One who comes in the name of the Lord.
P: Blessed is God, who gives us the gift of love.

 

OR from MinistryMatters.com

L: The time is very near! How quickly it has come upon us!
P: We are breathless. Still so much to be done.
L: Calm your spirits. Take time to hear the wondrous news.
P: Open our ears to hear Mary’s Story
L: Believe in the good news!
P: We believe and rejoice! God’s love is here with us!

 

Invocation or Prayer of Approach  

God of all love, our hearts are moved by your gracious promises fulfilled for us in Jesus Christ.  Give us the grace we need to live lovingly in all of life, and empower us to make your love known through the deeds of our lives; for we gather and offer ourselves to you in his name, (praying as he taught us, saying, “Our Father…”)

 

OR

God of all love, our hearts await your coming.  Make your way within us, we pray, as we offer to you our prayers and songs and promises.  In these sacred moments may we be nourished by your life-giving love.  We offer ourselves to you in hope and expectation through Jesus Christ our Lord (who taught us to pray, saying, “Our Father…”)

 

OR

Lord, be with us this morning as we encounter Mary and hear of the wondrous news that she received. Remind us that, like Mary, each one of us is a bearer of your Good News. We are called to proclaim hope, peace, joy, and love in your name. Open our hearts and our spirits today to receive with great joy the love that you have for us. For we ask this in Jesus’ name, (praying as he taught us to pray, saying, “Our Father…”)

 

OR

We come, O God, with praise and thanksgiving, to you.  Our anticipation grows as we come nearer to the day of great celebration of the birth of your Christ.  Open our hearts that we may truly receive the gift of your Son, and know that the love of the ages from you.  This we pray in his name (praying as he taught us to pray, saying, “Our Father…”)

 

Pastoral Prayer – Prayers of the People – Intercessions

(from Common Worship)

Watchful at all times, let us pray for strength to stand with confidence before our Maker and Redeemer.

That God may bring in his kingdom with justice and mercy, let us pray to the Lord: R

That God may establish among the nations his sceptre of righteousness, let us pray to the Lord: R

That we may seek Christ in the scriptures and recognize him in the breaking of the bread, let us pray to the Lord: R

That God may bind up the brokenhearted, restore the sick and raise up all who have fallen, let us pray to the Lord: R

That the light of God’s coming may dawn on all who live in darkness and the shadow of death, let us pray to the Lord: R

That, with all the saints in light, we may shine forth as lights for the world, let us pray to the Lord: R

Let us commend the world, which Christ will judge, to the mercy and protection of God.

Open prayer may be offered and silence is kept. The Collect and Lord’s Prayer follow.

 

OR from MinistryMatters.com

Lord, we can’t quite imagine what it must have been like for Mary, to hear God’s request and to respond, unconditionally with “Yes!” We have a tendency to put conditions on everything. We want to know what we have to do, how long this will take, what’s in it for us, what are the projected outcomes. Forgive us for our faithlessness, Lord. Slow us down, and cause us to take time to really consider the wonderful ways you have always worked in our lives. As we have come before you with concerns on our hearts for our families, friends, and world, remind us that your presence is with us and your healing love comforts and restores us. Open our hearts and our ears to the cries of those in need. Let us use our talents and resources to help others. Give us courage, energy, and enthusiasm as we work for you in this world. We ask this in Jesus’ Name.

 

Prayers from Common Worship*

Collect

 

God our redeemer,

who prepared the Blessed Virgin Mary

to be the mother of your Son:

grant that, as she looked for his coming as our saviour,

so we may be ready to greet him

when he comes again as our judge;

who is alive and reigns with you,

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever.

 

Post Communion

 

Heavenly Father,

who chose the Blessed Virgin Mary

to be the mother of the promised saviour:

fill us your servants with your grace,

that in all things we may embrace your holy will

and with her rejoice in your salvation;

through Jesus Christ our Lord.

 

Additional Collect

 

Eternal God,

as Mary waited for the birth of your Son,

so we wait for his coming in glory;

bring us through the birth pangs of this present age

to see, with her, our great salvation

in Jesus Christ our Lord.

 

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

Purify our conscience, Almighty God, by your daily visitation,

that your Son Jesus Christ, at his coming, may find in us a

mansion prepared for himself; who lives and reigns with you,

in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.

Amen.

 

Collect of the Day  from Rev. William Flewelling (© 2018, William Flewelling; All rights reserved)

Luke 1:39-45

 

Encountering the depths of hope,

the gyring fling of satiety and joy,

to entertain, O God, the gathering

where life impends on joys unguessed

and Spirit rouses all:

become for us the lure that we endure

and answer evermore your call, O God.

 

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

Christ our Lord has shown the greatest love of all, in offering himself to us in the flesh, and providing us with a meal which celebrates his eternally abiding love with us.  He invites you to meet him here, to receive his gifts, and to give of yourself.

 

Offertory Prayer

We celebrate your love, God of life, in these gifts and in the daily lives we lead that allows us to bring them.  We would give you all, indeed, and ask that you bless these tokens of our very selves, so that the world may receive your ultimate gift of love in Jesus Christ, our coming Lord. Amen.

 

Invitation to the Table

God, the Creator of love and the Lover of all creation, has revealed ultimate love in the coming of Jesus Christ to our world.  In the bread that we break at Christ’s invitation, and in the drinking of the cup of salvation, we are remade as his body in our day, the incarnate love of God, a living sacrament of love in this world.  May we draw near in faith to the One who love us, who is closer to us than the very air we breathe, and be renewed in our love for God and for one another.

 

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)

O God, you love all of your creation, and we gather at your Table in expectation of the ultimate expression of your love made known to us in Jesus Christ. As we feast upon the broken bread and wine poured out for us, may we be remade as his body – a living sacrament of love in this world – ready to heal the brokenhearted, eager to open our lives to those who are alone, ready to move at the bidding of your Spirit which you freely pour out upon us in this meal. Accept our sacrifice of praise, we pray, in the name of him who is all love, Jesus Christ our Lord.

 

OR

  1. Almighty God, creator of love and lover of all whom you have made, we offer to you this bread. Bless it now, even as you bless us with the will to receive it, and the power to share it with all who hunger for you.
  2. O God of Love, you are ever closer than the air we breathe. Send now your Spirit into our midst to bless this cup which we offer in thanksgiving for Christ’s offering for us. May we who drink of it be enlivened with your love and readied to do your will made known to us in Jesus Christ.

 

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 2018.  Calendar for 2019

Sun 2 Dec 2018. CW* Almanac and Lectionary 2018-19. Common Worship Almanac and Lectionary. for the year beginning Advent Sunday 2018. Compiled by Simon Kershaw August 2018 from the Common Worship Calendar and Lectionaries

using Almanac Maker. compilation © Simon Kershaw 2018 Almanac Maker © Simon Kershaw 2010-2018.

 

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 4C

Advent 4C

 

Dec. 20

 

ADVENT

Advent Candle Lighting Rituals offers some scripted options for your use. A simpler alternative, as published by the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Pennsylvania, may be found this file in PDF format (or this file in Word).

 

Advent Hymn is offered by the editor for your use.

 

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.

 

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:

Micah 5:2-5a Roman Catholic reading: Micah 5:1-4

Luke 1:47-55 or Psalm 80:1-7 Roman Catholic reading: Psalm 80:2-19 Episcopal reading (RCL): Canticle 3 or Canticle 15 or Psalm 80:1-7 United Methodist reading: Luke 1:47-55

Hebrews 10:5-10

Luke 1:39-45, (46-55) Roman Catholic reading: Luke 1:39-45

 

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.

15 Rejoice, Ye Pure in Heart

130 My Soul Gives Glory to My God

144 O Little Town of Bethlehem or

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://lectionarypsalms.org/   

This week: The settings for the Magnificat on 130 & 131 are excellent.

 

Hymn of the Day from Rev. William Flewelling (© 2014-2015, William Flewelling; All rights reserved)

On Hebrews 10:5-10

 

Coming unto our hope,

Christ, by God’s holy word,

answers God’s will as

he opens to life.

Now, as his presence shows,

God welcomes by his will

all who may follow him

eagerly near.

 

Sacrifice, offering –

all are surpassed in Christ.

Offering his life,

sacrifice in hope,

Jesus Christ our Lord,

transforming our ground,

comes sanctifying us

in his redeeming love

that in our fuller joy

all be compete.

 

6.6.5.5.6.6.6.4.               Suggested tune: Majestas

 

Note: 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.

 

Words of Greeting/Call to Prayer  

L: Long ago the people were given a sign of God’s presence.

P:  “Look, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall name him Emmanuel,” which means “God with us.”

L: God’s promise to us remains sure and true:  God’s anointed Son will soon walk among us, to lighten our darkness, to restore the joy of our salvation, to save us from sin.

P:  God—the God of all love—is with us.  Praise the Lord!

 

Prayer of Approach

L: The Lord be with you.

P: And also with you.

L: Let us pray. We come, O God, with adoration and praise, as well as thanksgiving, to you.  Our anticipation grows as we come nearer to the day of great celebration of the birth of your Christ.  Open our hearts that we may truly receive the gift of your Son, and know that the joy of life with you.  This we pray through our Lord Jesus Christ  (who taught us to pray, “Our Father…”)

or

God of all love, our hearts are moved by your gracious promises fulfilled for us in Jesus Christ.  Give us the grace we need to live lovingly in all of life, and empower us to make your love known through the deeds of our lives; for we pray as your Son Jesus taught us saying…

Intercessions (from Common Worship)

Watchful at all times, let us pray for strength to stand with confidence before our Maker and Redeemer.

That God may bring in his kingdom with justice and mercy, let us pray to the Lord: R

That God may establish among the nations his sceptre of righteousness, let us pray to the Lord: R

That we may seek Christ in the scriptures and recognize him in the breaking of the bread, let us pray to the Lord: R

That God may bind up the brokenhearted, restore the sick and raise up all who have fallen, let us pray to the Lord: R

That the light of God’s coming may dawn on all who live in darkness and the shadow of death, let us pray to the Lord: R

That, with all the saints in light, we may shine forth as lights for the world, let us pray to the Lord: R

Let us commend the world, which Christ will judge, to the mercy and protection of God.

Open prayer may be offered and silence is kept. The Collect and Lord’s Prayer follow.

 

Prayers from Common Worship*

Collect

 

God our redeemer,

who prepared the Blessed Virgin Mary

to be the mother of your Son:

grant that, as she looked for his coming as our saviour,

so we may be ready to greet him

when he comes again as our judge;

who is alive and reigns with you,

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever.

 

Post Communion

 

Heavenly Father,

who chose the Blessed Virgin Mary

to be the mother of the promised saviour:

fill us your servants with your grace,

that in all things we may embrace your holy will

and with her rejoice in your salvation;

through Jesus Christ our Lord.

 

Additional Collect

 

Eternal God,

as Mary waited for the birth of your Son,

so we wait for his coming in glory;

bring us through the birth pangs of this present age

to see, with her, our great salvation

in Jesus Christ our Lord.

 

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

Purify our conscience, Almighty God, by your daily visitation,

that your Son Jesus Christ, at his coming, may find in us a

mansion prepared for himself; who lives and reigns with you,

in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.

Amen.

 

Collect of the Day from Rev. William Flewelling (© 2014-2015, William Flewelling; All rights reserved)

Luke 1:24-45

 

Your invitation, O God, compels our ears

and stands abruptly brash

against the public fears we own.

Yet in the moment of desire

we stutter at the call.

Complete in us your word

according to your word.

 

Service of Table

Preparation (Invitation)

All good things come from God, the giver of life. We are called as stewards of God’s gifts to share in fulfillment of God’s purposes for creation. As stewards of the kingdom of God, let us give from our abundance with thanksgiving.

 

Offertory Prayer

Thank you, God of Love, 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.

 

Prayer of Thanksgiving

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

Eternal One, who loves each one of us as if you had no one else to care for, and who cares for all of us even as you care for each, we come here because you have invited us. We recognize at the deepest levels of our beings that it is at this table that we are affirmed and made whole. Enable us to know now the presence of the Christ, the one who calls us to be family, the one in whose presence no other can be called a stranger. As you send forth your Spirit upon this bread and this cup, that they would be for us the body and blood of Christ, enable us now to accept the fact that we are members of one another, that we are family with all of your creation, and that we are all loved by you. We pray these things in the name of the Christ who has called us to you.

 

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.

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

 

Common Worship Almanac and Lectionary for the year beginning Advent Sunday 2015. Compiled by Simon Kershaw August 2015 from the Common Worship Calendar and Lectionaries using Almanac Maker; compilation © Simon Kershaw 2015; 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

 

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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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.

 

Advent 4 C

Dec. 23

 

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:

Micah 5:2-5a
Roman Catholic reading: Micah 5:1-4

Luke 1:47-55 or Psalm 80:1-7
Roman Catholic reading: Psalm 80:2-19
Episcopal reading (RCL): Canticle 3 or Canticle 15 or Psalm 80:1-7
United Methodist reading: Luke 1:47-55

Hebrews 10:5-10

Luke 1:39-45, (46-55)
Roman Catholic reading: Luke 1:39-45

 

Suggested Hymns from Chalice Hymnal

Hymn of Praise:  15 Rejoice, Ye Pure in Heart   or see Dismissal Hymn

Hymn of Invitation:   130 My Soul Gives Glory to My God

Communion Hymn:   144 O Little Town of Bethlehem or

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).  The settings for the Magnificat on 130 & 131 are excellent.

 

Hymn of the Day  from Rev. William Flewelling (© 2012, William Flewelling; All rights reserved)

On Micah 5:2-5a

 

Little Bethlehem is ready

to provide our ruler yet.

Welcome in the village proper

he whose reign is set for aye.

 

Standing he will feed his flock well

in the majesty of God.

Dwelling in security, we

do adore his gentleness.

 

By this rising from the village,

little in the clans of all,

Bethlehem provides the savior

who is evermore our peace.

 

8.7.8.7.      Suggested tune: Merton

 

Advent Wreath

If using readers at the lighting of the Advent Wreath, you may wish to visit the Advent Sundays posted in 2010 (read from bottom of page toward the top for those entries), and adapt them as desired for the texts given in this year.

 

Call to Worship  (created or adapted by the editor)

L: Long ago the people were given a sign of God’s presence.

P:  “Look, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall name him Emmanuel,” which means “God with us.”

L: God’s promise to us remains sure and true:  God’s anointed Son will soon walk among us, to lighten our darkness, to restore the joy of our salvation, to save us from sin.

P:  God—the God of all love—is with us.  Praise the Lord!

 

 

Prayer of Approach (created or adapted by the editor)

L: The Lord be with you.

P:  And also with you.

L: Let us pray.  We come, O God, with adoration and praise, as well as thanksgiving, to you.  Our anticipation grows as we come nearer to the day of great celebration of the birth of your Christ.  Open our hearts that we may truly receive the gift of your Son, and know that the joy of life with you.  This we pray through our Lord Jesus Christ  (who taught us to pray, “Our Father…”)

 

or

 

God of all love, our hearts are moved by your gracious promises fulfilled for us in Jesus Christ.  Give us the grace we need to live lovingly in all of life, and empower us to make your love known through the deeds of our lives; for we pray as your Son Jesus taught us saying…

 

RESOURCES from COMMON WORSHIP

 

Collect

God our redeemer,
who prepared the Blessed Virgin Mary
to be the mother of your Son:
grant that, as she looked for his coming as our saviour,
so we may be ready to greet him
when he comes again as our judge;
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

This provision is not used on weekdays after 23 December.

Post Communion

Heavenly Father,
who chose the Blessed Virgin Mary
to be the mother of the promised saviour:
fill us your servants with your grace,
that in all things we may embrace your holy will
and with her rejoice in your salvation;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

 

Common Worship Almanac and Lectionary for the year beginning Advent Sunday 2011.  Compiled by Simon Kershaw October 2011 from the Common Worship Calendar and Lectionaries using Almanac Maker; compilation © Simon Kershaw 2011; 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.  Version 2012-1.2 30 October 2011.  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.

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