SUNDAY (December 6, 2020)
The Second Sunday in Advent
In the name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
A voice cries:
“In the wilderness prepare the way of the Lord; make straight in the desert a highway for our God.” (Isaiah 40:3)
“Comfort, comfort my people, says your God. Speak tenderly to Jerusalem, and cry to her that her warfare is ended, that her iniquity is pardoned, that she has received from the Lord’s hand double for all her sins.” (Isaiah 40:1-2)
Lo, how a rose e’er blooming
From tender stem hath sprung!
Of Jesse’s lineage coming
As prophets long have sung,
It came, a flow’ret bright,
Amid the cold of winter,
When half-spent was the night. (LSB 359:1)
Prayer for Holy Cross Member
Let your grace be upon Don, O Lord, and teach him to hope in the resurrection of the dead and the life of the world to come. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
Prayer of the Week
Stir up our hearts, O Lord, to make ready the way of Your only-begotten Son, that by His coming we may be enabled to serve You with pure minds; through the same Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.