. . . Beware, keep alert; for you do not know when the time will come.
Holy Eucharist, Rite II for the first Sunday in Advent
with the Rev. Diane Rhodes, Celebrant
Paul Shackford, Lay Minister
Cathie Ruppi, Music Minister
Kate Duggan, Lay Reader
Gwen and Jeremy Lyons, Christine Barnhart, Cathie Ruppi
Paul Shackford- Coffee Hour Host
Music for the Service
Prelude: Largo – G.F. Handel
Opening Hymn: We Wait – Words and Music by Ruth Elaine Schram
Offertory: The Lord Shall Come and Not Be Slow – Zebulon Highben
Closing Hymn: Come, thou long-expected Jesus – Stuttgart
Postlude: Minuet – G.F. Handel
The Order of Service
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The Word of God
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Prayers to be used in the Service
Collect for the first Sunday in Advent
Almighty God, give us grace to 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 to visit
us in great humility; that in the last day, when he shall come
again in his glorious majesty to judge both the living and the
dead, we may rise to the life immortal; through him who lives
and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and
for ever. Amen.
Spiritual Communion Prayer
Lord Jesus, we believe that you are truly present in the Sacrament. We love You above all things and we desire to possess You within our souls. Since we are unable at this moment to receive You sacramentally, come spiritually into our hearts. We embrace You as being already there, and unite ourselves wholly to you. Never permit us to be separated from you. Amen.
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