Advent 1A

Your redemption is at hand

      Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob; that he may teach us his ways and that we may walk in his paths. Isaiah 2:3a
      Almighty God, give us grace that we may cast away the works of darkness and put on the armor of light, now in the time of this mortal life in which your Son Jesus Christ came among us in great humility; that on the last day, when he comes again in his glorious majesty to judge the living and the dead, we may rise to the life immortal; through him who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, now and for ever. Amen. BCP. Advent 1
      Let us pray [that we may be ready for Christ's coming.]
      All-powerful God, increase our strength of will for doing good that Christ may find an eager welcome at his coming and call us to his side in the kingdom of heaven, where he lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. AAPB
      Faithful God, whose promises stand unshaken through all generations: renew us in hope, that we may be awake and alert watching for the glorious return of Jesus Christ, our Judge and Saviour, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God for ever and ever. Amen. APBA
      God's kingdom of peace.   Isaiah 2:1-5  
      We have come to Mount Zion, the city of the living God.   Psalm 122  
      Our salvation is near.   Romans 13:8-14   13:11-14
      Watch!   Matthew 24:36-51   24:36-44
Supplementary readings
      The Day of the Lord / The new Jerusalem.   Isaiah 2:10-21 / 4:2-6   2:10-19, 4:2-6
      Parables of the kingdom.   Matthew 13:44-52   13:45-51
Hymns and Spiritual Songs
Worship elements
Gathering Songs
Book & #
Hymn or Chorus first line
Tunes and sources
Color Key and Notes
      RCL reading;
      APBA reading;
      Congregational response or refrain, AAPB/RSV;
      Subject heading, AAPB;
      Where there is a second Old Testament reading it is sequential rather than linked to the gospel;
      Hymn book and other abbreviations. See In Words and Song.

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