2nd Sunday in Advent B

The salvation of God

      Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight. For the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all people shall see it together. Luke 3:4; Isaiah 40:5a
      Blessed Lord, you have caused all holy scriptures to be written for our learning: grant us so to hear them, read them, 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
      Merciful God, you sent your messengers the prophets to preach repentance and prepare the way for our salvation: give us grace to heed their warnings and forsake our sins, that we may greet with joy the coming of Jesus Christ our Redeemer, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen. APBA
      Prepare the way of the Lord.   Isaiah 40:1-11  
      Show us your mercy O Lord, and grant us your salvation.   Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13  
      The day of the Lord.   2 Peter 3:8-15a  
      The forerunner.   Mark 1:1-8  
Supplementary readings
      Repent: the Lord is coming.   Malachi 2:17:3:5   3:1-10
      The vision in the temple.   Luke 1:5-25  
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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