Advent 2A

The salvation of God

      The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God has come near; repent, and believe in the good news. Mark 1:15
      Blessed Lord, you have caused all holy scriptures to be written for our learning, grant us so to hear them, read, mark, learn and inwardly digest them, that, encouraged and supported by your holy Word, we may embrace and always hold fast the joyful hope of everlasting life, which you have given us in our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen. BCP. Advent 2
      Let us pray [that nothing may hinder us from receiving Christ with joy.]
      God of power and mercy, open our hearts in welcome. Remove the things that hinder us from receiving Christ with joy, so that we may share his wisdom and become one with him when he comes in glory, for he lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. AAPB
      God of all peoples, whose servant John came baptising and calling for repentance: help us to hear his voice of judgement, that we may also rejoice in his word of promise, and be found pure and blameless in that glorious Day when Christ comes to rule the earth as Prince of Peace; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen. APBA
      The longed-for Messiah.   Isaiah 11:1-10  
      God has appointed his Christ to judge the living and the dead.   Psalm 72:1-11   72:1-7, 18-21
      Christ our hope.   Romans 15:1-13   15:4-13
      The kingdom of heaven is at hand.   Matthew 3:1-12  
Supplementary readings
      God will defend his people.   Isaiah 51:17-52:2   51:21-52:6
      The birth and naming of the Baptist.   Luke 1:57-68   1:57-68 (69-79) 80
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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