01B – Advent 1B

67A – Reign of Christ02B - Advent 2B
See also my posts from 2011, 2017, 2020 …

PSALM 80:1-7,17-19
O Shepherd of Israel,
leading Joseph like a flock, listen;
seated upon the Cherubim, shine forth,
before Ephraim, Benjamin, and Manasseh.
Stir up your strength
and come for our salvation.
O God, restore the life we once knew,
let your face shine that we may be saved.
O LORD, God of hosts,
how long will you fume at your people’s prayers?
You have fed us tears for bread,
and given us tears to drink by the flagon.
You have made us a disgrace among our neighbours,
and our enemies ridicule us among themselves.
O God, restore the life we once knew,
let your face shine that we may be saved.
Let your hand be on the one at your right,
upon the person you strengthened for yourself.
Then we will never turn away from you.
Give us life, and we will call upon your name!
O LORD, God of hosts, restore the life we once knew,
let your face shine that we may be saved.

    (A series of intercessions could conclude with the following)
How long, Gracious God;
how long, Shepherd of your flock?
When will you restore the life we once knew;
when will you let your face shine that we may be saved?
Let your hand be on those whose food has been their tears
those drunk with grief and loneliness and pain.
Strengthen for yourself those ridiculed by oppression and helplessness;
give life to those we have named on our lips and in our hearts,
give life to those we cannot name so that they may call upon your name
and never turn away from you;
in Jesus’ name we pray.  Amen

For use in worship, with acknowledgement. © Jeff Shrowder 1999.

Click here for some ideas for worship in Advent and Christmas gleaned from the pages of “On the Move” (now out of print) which was published by the Joint Board of Christian Education, Melbourne, Australia.

(A prayer to gather the spoken and silent concerns/joys/thanks expressed by the congregation and lead into a more structured Intercession with connection to the lections for the day. Sometimes this prayer will borrow lightly from other sources e.g. Uniting in Worship 2 or publications of the Iona Community.)

Source of all love,
be a sustaining presence
to those we name on our lips
and in the silence of our hearts…
a blessing to those
who love and care for them…
Tear open the heavens, O God,
and pour out your Spirit
on all who are weighed down with grief;
those whose troubles are known only to you;
those who wait for you;
and be present to those who have no-one,
In Jesus’ name we pray….
(The Prayers of the People continue)

Looking for contemporary music and song resources?
Try David MacGregor’s Together to Celebrate
Or metrical psalms? Try Dale A. Schoening’s Sing the Psalms

Hark the glad sound ! the Saviour comes TIS 269 AHB 197
Jesus calls us! O’er the tumult TIS 589 AHB 505
Lord of all hopefulness, Lord of all joy TIS 613 AHB 546
O day of God, draw nigh TIS 616 AHB 547
Seek, O seek the Lord TIS 464 AHB 397
There’s a light upon the mountains TIS 276 AHB 207
Wake, awake! for night is flying TIS 266 AHB 195
Isaiah 64:1-9
All my hope on God is founded TIS 560 AHB 465
Immortal, invisible, God only wise TIS 143 AHB 80
Jesus where’er thy people meet TIS 445 AHB 372
Lo! he comes with clouds descending TIS 273 AHB 201
Lord of creation, to you be all praise TIS 626 AHB 557
O God of every nation T1S 621
The love of God is greater far TIS 151
Wake, awake! for night is flying TIS 266 AHB 195
Psalm 80: 1-7,17-19
My heart is full of Christ, and longs TIS 214 AHB 143
O come, O come, Emmanuel TIS 265 AHB 193
O shepherd of Israel, hear us TIS 42
Praise to the Holiest in the height TIS 141 AHB 79
Your hand, O God, has guided TIS 456 AHB 389
1 Corinthians 1:3-9
All praise to our redeeming Lord TIS 442 AHB 367
Be still, my soul: the Lord is on your side TIS 123 AHB 48
Great is your faithfulness TIS 154
Sing praise to God who reigns above TIS 110 AHB 27
This, this is the God we adore TIS 220 AHB 153
Mark 13:24-37
A mighty fortress is our God TIS 103 AHB 8
Christmas is coming! TIS 289
Come, thou long-expected Jesus TIS 272 AHB 200
How firm a foundation, you people of God TIS 578 AHB 491
O day of God, draw near TIS 616 AHB 547
Sometimes a light surprises TIS 128 AHB 155
Wake, awake! for night is flying TIS 266 AHB 195

4 thoughts on “01B – Advent 1B”

  1. I truly appreciate your website. Thank you for sharing your insights and all your work. I believe your links to Advent year B are all tied to Year A. The texts are all the texts for year A.
    Peace, Tim

  2. Hi Bill
    I am trying to find this years advent resources and all I can find under year b are the readings from Matthew is this correct
    I was looking for Is 64 and mark 13

    find your resources helpful


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