10:00 A.M. –HOLY EUCHARIST
Introit Psalm: (sung)
Remember us, O Lord, with the favour that thou bearest unto thy people; O visit us with thy salvation:
that we,beholding the felicity of thy chosen, may rejoice in the gladness of thy people; and may glory with thine inheritance.
We have sinned with our fathers:
we have done amiss and dealt wickedly.
The Lighting of the Advent Candle
Collect: 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 hisglorious 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 Spirit, now and ever. Amen.
Hymn: 71 “Rejoice, All ye Believers” (Lancashire)
The Ten Commandments p. 68
(R/ Lord, have mercy upon us and incline our hearts to keep this law.)
Collects for the Day pp. 102, 95
RAISE up, we beseech thee, O Lord, thy power, and come among us, and with great might succour us; that whereas, through our sins and wickedness, we are sore let and hindered in running the race that is set before us, thy bountiful grace and mercy may speedily help and deliver us; who with the Father and the Holy Spirit livest and reignest, one God, world without end. Amen.
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 hisglorious 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 Spirit, now and ever. Amen.
THE EPISTLE. Philippians 4. 4. p. 102
REJOICE in the Lord alway, and again I say, Rejoice. Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand. In nothing be anxious: but in every thing, by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
Gradual Psalm: 145.18-22 p. 517
18 THE LORD is righteous in all his ways, / and gracious in all his works.
19 The LORD is nigh unto all them that call upon him, / yea, all such as call upon him faithfully.
20 He will fulfil the desire of them that fear him: / and he will hear their cry, and will help them.
21 The LORD preserveth all them that love him; / but scattereth abroad all the ungodly.
22 My mouth shall speak the praise of the LORD: / and let all flesh give thanks unto his holy Name for ever and ever.
THE GOSPEL. St John 1. 19. p. 103
THIS is the witness of John, when the Jews sent Priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, Who art thou? And he confessed, and denied not; and he confessed, I am not the Christ. And they asked him, What then? Art thou Elijah? And he said, I am not. Art thou the Prophet? And he answered, No. Then said they unto him, Who art thou? that we may give an answer to them that sent us. What sayest thou of thyself? He said, I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness, Make straight the way of the Lord, as said the prophet Isaiah. And they which were sent were of the Pharisees. And they asked him, and said unto him, Why baptizest thou then, if thou be not the Christ, nor Elijah, nor the Prophet? John answered them, saying, I baptize with water: but there standeth one among you, whom ye know not: he it is who cometh after me, whose shoe’s latchet I am not worthy to unloose. These things were done in Bethany beyond Jordan, where John was baptizing. The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.
Hymn: 67 “On Jordan’s Bank” (Winchester New)
Offertory Hymn: 62 ”O Come, O Come...” (Veni Emmanuel)
Confession, Absolution p. 77
Thanksgiving and Consecration p. 82
Hymns during Communion: 232 (St. Agnes); 235(St. Osmond)
The Lord’s Prayer and Blessing p. 85
Hymn: 548 “Come Thou Long Expected Jesus” (Stuttgart)