ENTRANCE HYMN: The Advent Of Our King

 

1. The advent of our King Our thoughts must now employ; Then let us meet him on the road with songs of holy joy.

2. The coeternal Son a maiden’s off spring see; A servant’s form Christ put teth on, to set his people free.

3. In glory from his throne again will Christ descend, And summon all who are his own to joys that never end.

4. Our joyful praises sing to Christ, who set us free; like tribute to the Father bring, and Holy Ghost to thee.

 

FIRST READING: A reading from the Book of the Prophet Isaiah

 

You, LORD, are our father, our redeemer you are name forever.  Why do you let us wander, O LORD, from your ways, and harden our hearts so that we fear you not? Return for the sake of your servants, the tribes of your heritage.  Oh, that you would rend the heavens and come down, with the mountains quaking before you, while you wrought awesome deeds we could not hope for, such as they had not heard of from of old. No ear has ever heard, no eye ever seen, any God but you doing such deeds for those who wait for him. Would that you might meet us doing right, that we were mindful of you in our ways! Behold, you are angry, and we are sinful; all of us have become like unclean people, all our good deeds are like polluted rags; we have all withered like leaves, and our guilt carries us away like the wind.  There is none who calls upon your name; who rouses himself to cling to you; for you have hidden your face from us and have delivered us up to our guilt.  Yet, O LORD, you are our father; we are the clay and you the potter: we are all the work of your hands.

 

The word of the Lord. Thanks be to God.

 

RESPONSORIAL PSALM: Lord, make us turn to you; let us see your face and we shall be saved.

 

SECOND READING: A reading from the first letter of Saint Paul to the Corinthians

 

Brothers and sisters: Grace to you, and peace from God our Father and the LORD Jesus Christ.  I give thanks to my God always on your account for the grace of God bestowed on you in Christ Jesus, that in him you were enriched in every way, with all discourse and all knowledge, as the testimony to Christ was confirmed among you, so that you are not lacking in any spiritual gift as you wait for the revelation of our Lord Jesus Christ.  He will keep you firm to the end, irreproachable on the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.  God is faithful, and by him you were called to fellowship with his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

 

The word of the Lord. Thanks be to God.

 

RECESSIONAL HYMN: Wake, Awake

 

1. Wake, awake, for night is flying, the watchmen on the heights are crying; Awake, Jerusalem, arise! Midnight hears the welcome voices, and at the thrilling cry rejoices: “Oh where are ye, ye virgins wise? The Bridegroom comes, awake, thy lamps with gladness take; Hallelujah!

With bridal care thyselves prepare, to meet the bridegroom, who is near.”

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Davidsville, PA. 15928

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