Worship at St Michael and All Angels Church
Saint Michael and All Angels
December 1, 2013
Bible Readings for the December 1st -
Collect of the Day
Almighty God, give us grace to cast away the works of darkness and put on the armour of light, now in the time of this mortal life in which your
Son Jesus Christ came to us in great humility, that on the last day, when he shall come again in his glorious majesty to judge both the living and the dead, we
may rise to the life immortal; through him who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen
Isaiah 2: 7-
THE WORD OF THE LORD
I was glad when they said to me, “Let us go to the house of the Lord.” Now our feet are standing within your gates O Jerusalem. (R)
Jerusalem is built as a city that is at unity with itself; To which the tribes go up, the tribes of the Lord, the assembly of Israel, to praise the Name of the Lord. (R)
For there are the thrones of judgment, the thrones of the house of David, Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: “May they prosper who love you. (R)
Peace be within your walls and quietness within your towers. For my brethren and companions’ sake, I pray for your prosperity. Because of the house of the Lord our God, I will seek to do you good.” (R)
Romans 13: 11-
Besides this, you know what time it is, how it is now the moment for you to wake from sleep. For salvation is nearer to us now than when we became believers; the night is far gone, the day is near. Let us then lay aside the works of darkness and put on the armor of light; let us live honorably as in the day, not in reveling and drunkenness, not in debauchery and licentiousness, not in quarreling and jealousy. Instead, put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to gratify its desires.
THE WORD OF THE LORD
THE HOLY GOSPEL OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST ACCORDING TO MATTHEW 24: 36-
People: Glory to you, Lord Jesus Christ
"But about that day and hour no one knows, neither the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. For as the days of Noah were, so will be the coming of the Son of Man. For as in those days before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day Noah entered the ark, and they knew nothing until the flood came and swept them all away, so too will be the coming of the Son of Man. Then two will be in the field; one will be taken and one will be left. Two women will be grinding meal together; one will be taken and one will be left.
Keep awake therefore, for you do not know on what day your Lord is coming. But understand this: if the owner of the house had known in what part of the night the thief was coming, he would have stayed awake and would not have let his house be broken into. Therefore you also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an unexpected hour.
THE GOSPEL OF CHRIST