Advent One

Year C
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Advent 1

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Collect – 1 (Text Shown)

Post Communion Prayer – 2 (Text Shown)

Principle Service (Text shown)
Jeremiah 33. 14-16
Psalm 25. 1-10
1 Thessalonians 3. 9-13
Luke 21. 25-36

Second Service (Text not shown)
Psalm 9. or 9. 1-8
Joel 3. 9-21
Revelation 14.13 – 15.4

If the Second Service is a Eucharist, the Gospel is:
John 3. 1-17

Third Service (Text not shown)

Psalm 44
Isaiah 51. 4-11
Romans 13. 11-14

1984 (Text not shown)
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Collect 1
1984 Prayer Book
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 living and the dead, we may rise to the life immortal; through him who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, now and ever.
Come, Lord, in might and deliver us from the sins which threaten to enslave us, that under thy protection we may stand fast in the freedom of thy gospel; who livest and reignest with the Father, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God for ever and ever.

Contemporary
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
and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

(This Collect may be used as the Post Communion Prayer from Advent 2 to Christmas Eve)

Post Communion Prayer 2
God our deliverer, awaken our hearts
to prepare the way for the advent of your Son;
that, with minds purified by the grace of his coming,
we may serve you faithfully all our days;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Jeremiah 33. 14-16
The days are surely coming, says the Lord, when I will fulfil the promise I made to the house of Israel and the house of Judah. In those days and at that time I will cause a righteous Branch to spring up for David; and he shall execute justice and righteousness in the land. In those days Judah will be saved and Jerusalem will live in safety. And this is the name by which it will be called: ‘The Lord is our righteousness.’

Psalm 25. 1-10
Biblical text
To you, O Lord, I lift up my soul. O my God, in you I trust; do not let me be put to shame; do not let my enemies exult over me. Do not let those who wait for you be put to shame; let them be ashamed who are wantonly treacherous.
Make me to know your ways, O Lord; teach me your paths. Lead me in your truth, and teach me, for you are the God of my salvation; for you I wait all day long.
Be mindful of your mercy, O Lord, and of your steadfast love, for they have been from of old. Do not remember the sins of my youth or my transgressions; according to your steadfast love remember me, for your goodness’ sake, O Lord!
Good and upright is the Lord; therefore he instructs sinners in the way. He leads the humble in what is right, and teaches the humble his way. All the paths of the Lord are steadfast love and faithfulness, for those who keep his covenant and his decrees.

Pointed Psalms
To you, O Lord, I lift up my soul;
O my God, in / you I / trust :
let me not be put to shame;
let not my / enemies / triumph / over me.
Let none who look to you be / put to / shame :
but let the / treacherous be / shamed • and frus/trated.
Make me to know your / ways, O / Lord :
and / teach me / your / paths.
Lead me in your / truth and / teach me :
for you are the God of my salvation;
for you have I / hoped / all the day / long.
Remember, Lord, your com/passion and / love :
for they / are from / ever/lasting.
Remember not the sins of my youth or / my trans/gressions :
but think on me in your goodness, O Lord,
according / to your / steadfast / love.
Gracious and upright / is the / Lord :
therefore shall he teach / sinners / in the / way.
He will guide the humble in / doing / right :
and / teach his / way to the / lowly.
All the paths of the Lord are / mercy and / truth :
to those who keep his / covenant / and his / testimonies.
For your name’s / sake, O / Lord :
be merciful to my / sin, for / it is / great.

1 Thessalonians 3. 9-13
How can we thank God enough for you in return for all the joy that we feel before our God because of you? Night and day we pray most earnestly that we may see you face to face and restore whatever is lacking in your faith.
Now may our God and Father himself and our Lord Jesus direct our way to you. And may the Lord make you increase and abound in love for one another and for all, just as we abound in love for you. And may he so strengthen your hearts in holiness that you may be blameless before our God and Father at the coming of our Lord Jesus with all his saints.

Luke 21. 25-36
‘There will be signs in the sun, the moon, and the stars, and on the earth distress among nations confused by the roaring of the sea and the waves. People will faint from fear and foreboding of what is coming upon the world, for the powers of the heavens will be shaken. Then they will see “the Son of Man coming in a cloud” with power and great glory. Now when these things begin to take place, stand up and raise your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.’
Then he told them a parable: ‘Look at the fig tree and all the trees; as soon as they sprout leaves you can see for yourselves and know that summer is already near. So also, when you see these things taking place, you know that the kingdom of God is near. Truly I tell you, this generation will not pass away until all things have taken place. Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.
‘Be on guard so that your hearts are not weighed down with dissipation and drunkenness and the worries of this life, and that day does not catch you unexpectedly, like a trap. For it will come upon all who live on the face of the whole earth. Be alert at all times, praying that you may have the strength to escape all these things that will take place, and to stand before the Son of Man.’

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