Lectionary Readings for December 18

Emmanuel Sunday

14 Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold, a young woman[a] shall conceive and bear[b] a son, and shall call his name Imman′u-el.  (Isaiah 7:14)

Collect: IV Advent

Purify our conscience, Almighty God, by your daily visitation, that your Son Jesus Christ, at his coming, may find us a mansion prepared for himself; who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.  Amen

Isaiah 7:10-16 – the prophet insist that King Ahaz of Judah will receive a sign from God, whether he wants it or not, the sign of a young women bearing a son called, Emmanual.

Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19 – A lament and a plea to the Lord, the shepherd of Israel, that God will turn away divine anger and restore the people.

Romans 1:1-7 – Paul greets the new disciples in Rome and summarizes the gospel message

Matthew 1:18-25 – the story of the birth of Jesus.

Two Sermons:

Homily-for-the-4th-sunday-of-advent   by Fr. Charles Irvin,  Senior Priest  Diocese of Lansing

The Son of Adam

Collect: 7th Sunday of the extended Advent Season

Eternal God, you do not abandon us in exile but hear our plea for return and rest: Visit us we pray with your presence and raise us to greet with hope and joy the promised day of salvation; through Jesus Christ, who with you and th4e Holy Spirit, lives and reigns now and forever. Amen

Abraham was the father of Isaac, and Isaac the father of Jacob, and Jacob the father of Judah and his brothers, (Mathew 1:2)

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