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December 20, 2020

4th Sunday of Advent

On the fourth week of Advent, we light the final purple candle to mark the final week of prayer and penance as we wait for the birth of our Savior. This final candle, the “Angel’s Candle,” symbolizes peace. It reminds us of the message of the angels: “Peace on Earth, Good Will Toward Men.”

 


Schedule


Dec 20, 2020
10:30 AM Eucharist
Fr Brant Hazlett


Altar Guild
Jo Williams


Coffee Hour TBD

Dec 24, 2020
Christmas Eve
8:00 PM
Fr Brant Hazlett


Altar Guild
Jo Williams



Happy Birthday
Dec 22  Connor Stigall

Happy Anniversary
Dec 21  Fr Bill & Sylvia Howard
Dec 23 David & Mary Nelle Campbell

 

                         PARISH NOTICES

 
 2021 calendars are available for
pickup in the back of the church.




There is a sign-up sheet for Lay Readers in the back of the church
 
 

 Asa Newell & Family
5019 West 15th Street
Speedway, Indiana  46224


 

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SCRIPTURE LESSONS

Hear, read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest

December 20, 2020 - Year B

 

The Collect
 
We beseech thee, Almighty God, to purify our consciences by thy daily visitation, that when thy Son our Lord cometh he may find in us a mansion prepared for himself; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.   Amen
 
 
Lesson: 2 Samuel 7:4, 8-16

But that same night the word of the Lord came to Nathan,
Now therefore thus you shall say to my servant David, ‘Thus says the Lord of hosts, I took you from the pasture, from following the sheep, that you should be prince over my people Israel; and I have been with you wherever you went, and have cut off all your enemies from before you; and I will make for you a great name, like the name of the great ones of the earth. 10 And I will appoint a place for my people Israel, and will plant them, that they may dwell in their own place, and be disturbed no more; and violent men shall afflict them no more, as formerly, 11 from the time that I appointed judges over my people Israel; and I will give you rest from all your enemies. Moreover the Lord declares to you that the Lord will make you a house. 12 When your days are fulfilled and you lie down with your fathers, I will raise up your offspring after you, who shall come forth from your body, and I will establish his kingdom. 13 He shall build a house for my name, and I will establish the throne of his kingdom for ever. 14 I will be his father, and he shall be my son. When he commits iniquity, I will chasten him with the rod of men, with the stripes of the sons of men; 15 but I will not take[a] my steadfast love from him, as I took it from Saul, whom I put away from before you. 16 And your house and your kingdom shall be made sure for ever before me; your throne shall be established for ever.’”



Psalm 132:8-15

8       Arise, O Lord, into your resting‑place, *
     you and the ark of your strength.
 
9       Let your priests be clothed with righteousness; *
     let your faithful people sing with joy.
 
10     For your servant David’s sake, *
     do not turn away the face of your Anointed.
 
11     The Lord has sworn an oath to David; *
     in truth, he will not break it:
 
12     “A son, the fruit of your body *
     will I set upon your throne.
 
13     If your children keep my covenant
and my testimonies that I shall teach them, *
     their children will sit upon your throne for evermore.”
 
14     For the Lord has chosen Zion; *
     he has desired her for his habitation:
 
15     “This shall be my resting‑place for ever; *
     here will I dwell, for I delight in her.


 Epistle:  Romans 16:25-27

25 Now to him who is able to strengthen you according to my gospel and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery which was kept secret for long ages 26 but is now disclosed and through the prophetic writings is made known to all nations, according to the command of the eternal God, to bring about the obedience of faith— 27 to the only wise God be glory for evermore through Jesus Christ! Amen.
 

Gospel:  Luke 1:26-38

26 In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth, 27 to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin’s name was Mary. 28 And he came to her and said, “Hail, O favored one, the Lord is with you!”[a] 29 But she was greatly troubled at the saying, and considered in her mind what sort of greeting this might be. 30 And the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. 31 And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus.

32 He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Most High;
and the Lord God will give to him the throne of his father David,
33 and he will reign over the house of Jacob for ever;
and of his kingdom there will be no end.”

34 And Mary said to the angel, “How shall this be, since I have no husband?” 35 And the angel said to her,

“The Holy Spirit will come upon you,
and the power of the Most High will overshadow you;
therefore the child to be born[b] will be called holy,
the Son of God.

36 And behold, your kinswoman Elizabeth in her old age has also conceived a son; and this is the sixth month with her who was called barren. 37 For with God nothing will be impossible.” 38 And Mary said, “Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord; let it be to me according to your word.” And the angel departed from her.

 

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