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Liturgics | Advent 2

Call to Worship: Portion of Isaiah 11

One: Arise, O Church, and look to the east!

Many: The night is nearly over; the day is almost here!

One: The wolf shall live with the lamb, Many: the leopard shall lie down with the kid, One: the calf and the lion and the fatling together, Many: and a little child shall lead them. One: The cow and the bear shall graze, Many: their young shall lie down together; and the lion shall eat straw like the ox. One: The nursing child shall play over the hole of the asp, Many: and the weaned child shall put its hand on the adder's den. One: They will not hurt or destroy on all my holy mountain; Many: for the earth will be full of the knowledge of the Lord as the waters cover the sea. One: On that day the root of Jesse shall stand as a signal to the peoples; the nations shall inquire of him, and his dwelling shall be glorious.

Come, let us worship.

Collect: Merciful God, who sent your messengers the prophets to preach repentance and prepare the way for our salvation: Give us grace to heed their warnings and forsake our sins, that we may greet with joy the coming of Jesus Christ our Redeemer; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen. Liturgy of the Table: (Adapted From Lift Up Your Hearts: Year A, OSL Publications) One: The Lord be with you.

Many: And also with you. One: Lift up your hearts. Many: We lift them up to the Lord One: Let us give thanks to the Lord our God. Many: It is right to give our thanks and praise.

One: It is right, and a good and joyful thing.

Always and everywhere to give thanks to you,

Almighty God, Creator of heaven and earth

who does wonderous deeds.

Many: Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might, heaven and earth are full of your glory Hosanna in the highest. Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest.

One: Holy are you, and blessed is your Son, Jesus Christ,

who has welcomed us!

Your Spirit anointed him to preach the good news to the poor,