Grace Lutheran Church

739 19th St. SE; Paris, TX 75460 903-784-3753

Second Sunday in Advent

Introit                                                                                                                                     Ps. 80:1, 8a, 9b, 7; antiphon: Ps. 80:3


Restore us, | O God;*
  let your face shine, that we | may be saved!
Give ear, O Shepherd of Israel, you who lead Joseph | like a flock!*
  You who are enthroned upon the cherubim, | shine forth.
You brought a vine out of | Egypt;*
  it took deep root and | filled the land.
Restore us, O | God of hosts;*
  let your face shine, that we | may be saved!
Glory be to the Father and | to the Son*
  and to the Holy | Spirit;
as it was in the be- | ginning,*
  is now, and will be forever. | Amen.

Restore us, | O God;*
  let your face shine, that we | may be saved!

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Collect of the Day

 Stir up our hearts, O Lord, to make ready the way of Your only-begotten Son, that by His coming we may be enabled to serve You with pure minds; through the same Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Readings:


Isaiah 40:1-11
   Psalm 85 
(antiphon: v.9)
2 Peter 3:8-14
  Mark 1:1-8


Gradual                                                                                                                                                             Zech. 9:9; Ps. 118:26, alt

Rejoice greatly, O daughter of | Zion.*
  Shout aloud, O daughter of Je- | rusalem.
Behold, your king is com- | ing to you;*
  righteous and having sal- | vation.
Blessèd is he who comes in the name | of the Lord.*
  From the house of the Lord we | bless you.


Verse                                                                                                                                                                                      Luke 3:4b, 6


  Alleluia. Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight; all flesh shall see the salvation of God. Alleluia.