Sun Dec 20, 2020: Advent 4

Order of Holy Communion (TLH p15)


Prev Service  |  All Services  |  Next Service

Time: 10:30 AM EST
Recordings:
Service (w/sermon): video ( YouTube) or audio

Sermon only: video ( YouTube) or audio


Hymns:
Readings:
  • Lesson: Isaiah 40:1-8
  • Epistle: Philippians 4:4-7
  • Gospel: John 1:19-28
PDFs: Liturgy Readings and Hymns Bulletin

Introit:

Drop down, ye heavens, from above: and let the skies pour down righteousness.
Let the earth open: and bring forth salvation.
The heavens declare the glory of God: and the firmament showeth His handiwork.

Collect:

Stir up, O Lord, we beseech Thee, Thy power, and come and help us with Thy great might, that by Thy grace whatsoever is hindered by our sins may be speedily accomplished through Thy mercy and satisfaction; through Jesus Christ, Thy Son, our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost. Ever one God, world without end.

Lesson: Isaiah 40:1-8

40

1Comfort ye, comfort ye my people, saith your God. 2Speak ye comfortably to Jerusalem, and cry unto her, that her warfare is accomplished, that her iniquity is pardoned: for she hath received of the LORD’s hand double for all her sins.

3The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the LORD, make straight in the desert a highway for our God. 4Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill shall be made low: and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough places plain: 5And the glory of the LORD shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it. 6The voice said, Cry. And he said, What shall I cry? All flesh is grass, and all the goodliness thereof is as the flower of the field: 7The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: because the spirit of the LORD bloweth upon it: surely the people is grass. 8The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever.


Epistle: Philippians 4:4-7

4Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice. 5Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand. 6Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. 7And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.


Gradual:

The Lord is nigh unto all them that call upon Him: to all that call upon Him in truth.
My mouth shall speak the praise of the Lord: and let all flesh bless His holy name. Hallelujah! Hallelujah!
Thou art my Help and my Deliverer: make to tarrying, O my God. Hallelujah!

Gospel: John 1:19-28

19And this is the record of John, when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, Who art thou? 20And he confessed, and denied not; but confessed, I am not the Christ. 21And they asked him, What then? Art thou Elias? And he saith, I am not. Art thou that prophet? And he answered, No. 22Then said they unto him, Who art thou? that we may give an answer to them that sent us. What sayest thou of thyself? 23He said, I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness, Make straight the way of the Lord, as said the prophet Esaias. 24And they which were sent were of the Pharisees. 25And they asked him, and said unto him, Why baptizest thou then, if thou be not that Christ, nor Elias, neither that prophet? 26John answered them, saying, I baptize with water: but there standeth one among you, whom ye know not; 27He it is, who coming after me is preferred before me, whose shoe’s latchet I am not worthy to unloose. 28These things were done in Bethabara beyond Jordan, where John was baptizing.


Prev Service  |  All Services  |  Next Service