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Advent 1B

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

Isaiah 64:1-9
Roman Catholic reading: Isaiah 63:16-17, 19; 64:2-7

Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19
Roman Catholic reading: Psalm 80:2-19
Episcopal reading (RCL): Psalm 80:1-7, 16-18

1 Corinthians 1:3-9

Mark 13:24-37
Roman Catholic reading: Mark 13:33-37

Suggested Hymns from Chalice Hymnal

Hymn of Praise:   119 (variant: use Antiphons on 120)

Hymn of Prayer:    125

Hymn of Invitation:   135

Communion Hymn:   411

Hymn of the Day  from Rev. William Flewelling (© 2011, William Flewelling; All rights reserved)

In eager watchfulness

we turn to seek the hour,

the long unknown prodigious time

that fills your promise, Lord.

The readiness of time

to welcome you, O Lord,

is as the moment of delight

that blossoms at your joy.

Inclement in the throes

of unknowns wrought of strife,

we turn in faithfulness to hope

to satisfy your will

We watch in wonder, stir

to gather in your way

as faithful till the dawning day

when you, O Lord, appear.

SM                  Suggested tune: St. Thomas

From Common Worship:


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.



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



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