The Third Sunday in Advent

Theme:  Rejoice!  Christ Is Coming!

John 1:6-8, 19-28
Isaiah 61:1-3, 10-11
1 Thessalonians 5:16-24
Psalm 71

5 – As Angels Joyed with One Accord
14 – Arise, O Christian People
8 – Come, O Precious Ransom, Come
19 – O Lord, How Shall I Meet You
7 – Rejoice, Rejoice, Believers

Prayer of the Day:  Hear our prayers, Lord Jesus Christ, and come with the good news of your mighty deliverance. Drive the darkness from our hearts and fill us with your light; for you live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Verse of the Day:  Alleluia. I will send my messenger ahead of you, who will prepare your way before you. Alleluia. (Matthew 11:10 cf. NIV)