COCU3B.Advent 3B.17th December 2017

Note: COCU relates to a way of coding for the lectionary year.

Readings
Isaiah 61: 1-4, 8-11
God’s Spirit is on God’s servant to proclaim freedom, healing and liberation. God’s loves justice, and God’s servant is filled with joy, like a bridegroom dressed in his suit, for God will reward God’s people and make a covenant with them.
Psalm 126
Joy at God’s restoration of God’s people to Jerusalem, and a plea for God to prosper God’s people, with hope for the joy that will come.
1 Thessalonians 5:16-24
An exhortation to live with joy, prayer and integrity until Christ returns.
John 1:6-8, 19-28
John, the fulfilment of Isaiah’s prophecy of the voice in the wilderness, promises that he is not the Messiah, but that the Messiah is right there and about to appear.
(RCL readings summary by John van de Laar, Sacredise)

General Advent resources here.

Opening liturgy
Come, let us use our voices to praise the Lord.
Our mouths will shout forth praise.
Let us use our minds to ponder the wondrous deeds of God.
We will call to mind God’s mighty acts.
With all of our strength and being, let us worship the Lord of love.
We will worship from our depths. Our souls exult in God!
(Source: Life in Liturgy)

Music
Rev David MacGregor, Together to Celebrate, Advent 3B

About admin

Rev Sandy Boyce is a Uniting Church in Australia Minister (Deacon) in placement at Pilgrim Uniting Church, in Adelaide CBD (12 Flinders St). This blog is mainly to resource worship planners for our services, but of course may be useful for others. We have some great writers of music, words for hymns and liturgy at Pilgrim, so this blog also includes their words.

This entry was posted in COCU Year B, Year B. Bookmark the permalink.