December 11, 2021Advent Today’s Readings: Amos 9:8-15, God will set things right Lesson: Final Condemnation Luke 1:57-66, The birth of John the Baptist Lesson: …his mouth was opened. To each of us you reveal yourself… Invitatory Our King and Savior now draws near: Come, let us adore him. Opening Prayers Collect of the Week MercifulContinue reading “Second Saturday in Advent”
December 10, 2021Advent Today’s Readings: Amos 8:4-12, Do not trample the needy Lesson: Treasure the Word! 2 Corinthians 9:1-15, Generous giving bears fruit Lesson: Generosity Encouraged A hymn by Geoffrey Laylock Invitatory Our King and Savior now draws near: Come, let us adore him. Opening Prayers Collect of the Week Almighty God, give us graceContinue reading “Second Friday in Advent”
December 9, 2021Advent Today’s Readings: Isaiah 12:1-6, In your midst is the Holy One of Israel Lesson: Prayers and Songs of Praise Amos 6:1-8, Punishment for self-indulgence Lesson: Woe to the Complacent 2 Corinthians 8:1-15, Encouragement to be generous Lesson: The Collection for the Lord’s People Invitatory Our King and Savior now draws near: Come,Continue reading “Second Thursday in Advent”
Invitatory The mercy of the Lord is everlasting: Come let us adore him. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, * and to the Holy Ghost. As it was in the beginning, is now, * and ever shall be, world without end. Amen. The Apostles’ Creed I believe in God, the Father almighty,Continue reading “October 9 Devotional (2021)”
“In that day I will raise up the booth of David that is fallen and repair its breaches, and raise up its ruins and rebuild it as in the days of old,…
Your solemn processions are seen, O God, Your solemn processions are seen, O God, the processions of my God, my King, into the sanctuary— the singers in front, the musicians last, between them girls playing tambourines: “Bless God in the great congregation, the Lord, O you who are of Israel’s fountain!”
Hear this word that I take up over you in lamentation, O house of Israel… Seek the LORD and live, lest he break out like fire in the house of Joseph, and it devour, with none to quench it for Bethel, O you who turn justice to wormwood…
When the Prophets Ceased to Speak
The earth is the LORD’s and the fullness thereof, the world and those who dwell therein, for he has founded it upon the seas and established it upon the rivers.
Steadfast love and faithfulness will meet; righteousness and peace will kiss each other. Faithfulness will spring up from the ground, and righteousness will look down from the sky.