The Gospel Notes for the Third 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 Third Sunday of Advent in the Church Year
by: Rev. Roberto E. Rojas, Jr
Collect of the Day:
Lord Jesus Christ, we implore You to hear our prayers and to lighten the darkness of our hearts by Your gracious visitation; for You live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
Psalm 85:1-2, 6, 8 (antiphon: Philippians 4:4-5) — Rejoice in the Lord always
Psalm 85 (antiphon: v. 9) — Salvation is near to those who fear Him
Old Testament Reading:
Isaiah 40:1-8 (9-10) — Comfort for God’s People
Psalm 80:1-2 — Give ear, O Shepherd of Israel
1 Corinthians 4:1-5 — The Ministry of the Apostles
Rev. 8:2b — Stir up your might and come to save us.
Author and Date:
Matthew Levi the apostle around AD 50. This is the sending of John’s disciples to the Christ and the Testimony of Jesus concerning John the Baptist (Matthew 11:2-19;
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The posting for Advent 2 2015 can be found here