First Sunday of Advent
November 29, 2020
Blessing of the Advent Wreath
Lord our God,
we praise you for your Son, Jesus Christ:
he is Emmanuel, the hope of the peoples,
he is the wisdom
that teaches and guides us,
he is the Savior of every nation.
let your blessing come upon us
as we light the candles of this wreath.
May the wreath and its light
be a sign of Christ’s promise
to bring us salvation.
May he come quickly and not delay.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.
Grant your faithful,
we pray, almighty God,
the resolve to run forth to meet your Christ
with righteous deeds at his coming,
gathered at his right hand,
they may be worthy to possess
the heavenly Kingdom.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ,
who lives and reigns with you
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.
No homily Video this week. If you would like a reflection on today's readings I have posted a written reflection by GraceWorks Publishing.
I encourage you to participate in our Advent Mission this week. We had hoped to have an in-person Mission along with its recording here. Unfortunately with the current restrictions that was not possible, but we are grateful to Fr. Tony for providing us with these videos of his Parish Mission
Prayers of the Faithful
We begin this season of Advent with trust in God’s love for us. Let us present him with our needs, and the needs of our world.
For the Church, may the Lord look graciously upon us as we proclaim the Gospel message, let us pray to the Lord.
For civic leaders, may Christ strengthen their conviction as servant leaders for all people, let us pray to the Lord.
For all who face hunger and malnutrition, may God grant them strength and provide the means for them to obtain their daily bread, let us pray to the Lord.
For all who have died, especially our loved ones, may God bring them home to be with him forever, let us pray to the Lord.
For the prayers we hold in the silence of our hearts, let us pray to the Lord.
God our Father, hear these prayers of your people and grant them in accordance with your holy will. We ask this in the name of Jesus, your Son and our Lord. Amen.
The Lord's Prayer
Our Father who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come,
Thy will be done
on earth, as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread,
and forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us,
and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
May these mysteries, O Lord,
in which we have participated,
profit us, we pray,
for even now,
as we walk amid passing things, you teach us by them
to love the things of heaven
and hold fast to what endures.
Through Christ our Lord.