Advent 4A

The promised Saviour

      A virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and his name shall be called Emmanuel: God with us. Matthew 1:23
      We beseech you, Lord, pour your grace into our hearts; that, as we have known the incarnation of your Son Jesus Christ by the message of an angel, so by his cross and passion we may be brought to the glory of his resurrection, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. BCP. Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
      Let us pray [that Christ will truly come into our hearts.]
      Lord, fill our hearts with your love, and as you revealed to us by an angel the coming of your Son as man, so lead us through his suffering and death to the glory of his resurrection, for he lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. AAPB
      Gracious God, you chose the virgin Mary, by your grace, to be the mother of our Lord and Saviour: so fill us with your grace, that with her we may rejoice in your salvation, and in all things embrace your will; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen. APBA
      A virgin shall conceive.   Isaiah 7:10-16  
      Look down from heaven, Lord, bestow your care upon this vine.   Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19  
      Jesus, son of David, son of God.   Romans 1:1-7  
      God's call to Joseph.   Matthew 1:18-25  
Supplementary readings
      Boaz marries Ruth.   Ruth 4:9-22  
      The genealogy of Christ.   Matthew 1:1-17   1:1-6 (7-16) 17
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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