Sunday 18th November 2018

Second Sunday Before Advent

Scripture Readings | Music | Prayers | Sermon

 

Collect

Collect

Heavenly Father,
whose blessed Son was revealed
to destroy the works of the devil
and to make us the children of God and heirs of eternal life:
grant that we, having this hope,
may purify ourselves even as he is pure;
that when he shall appear in power and great glory
we may be made like him in his eternal and glorious kingdom;
where he is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

 

Old Testament

Daniel 12:1-3

   1And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book.

   2And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt.

   3And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever.

 

Epistle

Hebrews 10:11-25

   11And every priest standeth daily ministering and offering oftentimes the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins:

   12But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God;

   13From henceforth expecting till his enemies be made his footstool.

   14For by one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified.

   15Whereof the Holy Ghost also is a witness to us: for after that he had said before,

   16This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, saith the Lord, I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them;

   17And their sins and iniquities will I remember no more.

   18Now where remission of these is, there is no more offering for sin.

   19Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus,

   20By a new and living way, which he hath consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh;

   21And having an high priest over the house of God;

   22Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water.

   23Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;)

   24And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works:

   25Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.

 

Psalm

Psalm 16

   1Preserve me, O God: for in thee do I put my trust.

   2O my soul, thou hast said unto the LORD, Thou art my Lord: my goodness extendeth not to thee;

   3But to the saints that are in the earth, and to the excellent, in whom is all my delight.

   4Their sorrows shall be multiplied that hasten after another god: their drink offerings of blood will I not offer, nor take up their names into my lips.

   5The LORD is the portion of mine inheritance and of my cup: thou maintainest my lot.

   6The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places; yea, I have a goodly heritage.

   7I will bless the LORD, who hath given me counsel: my reins also instruct me in the night seasons.

   8I have set the LORD always before me: because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.

   9Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoiceth: my flesh also shall rest in hope.

   10For thou wilt not leave my soul in hell; neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.

   11Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.

 

Gospel

Mark 13:1-8

   1And as he went out of the temple, one of his disciples saith unto him, Master, see what manner of stones and what buildings are here!

   2And Jesus answering said unto him, Seest thou these great buildings? there shall not be left one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down.

   3And as he sat upon the mount of Olives over against the temple, Peter and James and John and Andrew asked him privately,

   4Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign when all these things shall be fulfilled?

   5And Jesus answering them began to say, Take heed lest any man deceive you:

   6For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.

   7And when ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars, be ye not troubled: for such things must needs be; but the end shall not be yet.

   8For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be earthquakes in divers places, and there shall be famines and troubles: these are the beginnings of sorrows.

 

Introit

Be still, for the presence of the Lord

Complete Anglican - 67

Gradual

O, the love of my Lord

Complete Anglican - 539

Offertory

How Shall I Sing That Majesty

Complete Anglican - 296

Communion

Such love

Complete Anglican - 620

Anthem

Recessional

O praise ye the Lord!

Complete Anglican - 534

No sermon available for this Sunday.