Sunday, 24 November 2019

Church Service on Sunday, December 1, 2019

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 Many peoples will come and say,
“Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord,

    to the temple of the God of Jacob.

He will teach us his ways,

    so that we may walk in his paths.”

The law will go out from Zion,

    the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.

He will judge between the nations

    and will settle disputes for many peoples.

They will beat their swords into plowshares

    and their spears into pruning hooks.

Nation will not take up sword against nation,

    nor will they train for war anymore.

Come, descendants of Jacob,

    let us walk in the light of the Lord.

Isaiah 2:3-5

The lectionary readings for this first Sunday of Advent are:

Psalm- Psalm 122

First Reading- Isaiah 2:1-5

Second Reading- Romans 13:11-14

Gospel Reading- Matthew 24:36-44

The collect for this Sunday is:

Almighty God, 
give us grace to cast away the works of darkness and 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 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.