Year B Advent Series: Awake, Listen, Stir, Receive
11/29 Curt: Advent 1: A New Hope – Second Coming: “cast away the works of darkness, and put on the armor of light”
- 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.
12/6 Matt: Advent 2: A New Kingdom – the Son’s
- Merciful God, who 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.
12/13 Ken: Advent 3: A New Testimony: John’s
- Stir up your power, O Lord, and with great might come among us; and, because we are sorely hindered by our sins, let your bountiful grace and mercy speedily help and deliver us; through Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom, with you and the Holy Spirit, be honor and glory, now and for ever.
12/20 Matt: Advent 4: A New Obedience: Mary “let it be with me according to your word.”
- Purify our conscience, Almighty God, by your daily visitation, that your Son Jesus Christ, at his coming, may find in us a mansion prepared for himself; who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.
12/24 Curt: Christmas Eve-Family
12/24 Ken: Christmas Eve
12/24 Matt: Christmas Day
12/27 Curt: Christmas 1