The Gospel Notes for the First Sunday of Advent from the Lutheran Service Book’s One-Year Lectionary is now available. You may download the Color PDF, the Black and White PDF, the Bi-Fold Color PDF, the Bi-Fold Black and White PDF, the Legal Half-Page PDF, or the Legal Black and White PDF.
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The First Sunday of Advent in the Church Year
by: Rev. Roberto E. Rojas, Jr
Collect of the Day:
Stir up Your power, O Lord, and come, that by Your protection we may be rescued from the threatening perils of our sins and saved by Your mighty deliverance; for You live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
Psalm 25:4-5, 21-22 (antiphon: Psalm 25:1-3a) — To You, O Lord, I lift up my soul.
24 (antiphon: v. 7) — The King of Glory
Old Testament Reading:
Jeremiah 23:5-8 — The Righteous Branch
Psalm 25:3-4 — None who wait for You shall be put to shame
Romans 13:(8-10) 11-14 — Fulfilling the Law through Love
Psalm 85:7 — Show us Your steadfast love, O Lord, and grant us your salvation.
Author and Date:
Matthew Levi the apostle around AD 50. This is the Triumphal Entry of Jesus from Bethany to Jerusalem (Matthew 21:1-9; Mark 11:1-11; Luke 19:28-44; John 12:12-19).
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The posting for Advent 1 2015 can be found here