December 22, 2019 all-day

The Fourth Sunday of Advent


Principal Service
Isaiah 7.10-16
Psalm 80.1-8,18-20*
Romans 1.1-7
Matthew 1.18-25

Third Service
Psalm 144
Micah 5.2-5a
Luke 1.26-38

Second Service
Psalms 113 [126]
1 Samuel 1.1-20
Revelation 22.6-21
Gospel at Holy Communion:
Luke 1.39-45


God our redeemer,
who prepared the Blessed Virgin Mary
to be the mother of your Son:
grant that, as she looked for his coming as our saviour,
so we may be ready to greet him
when he comes again as our judge;
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

Post Communion

Heavenly Father,
who chose the Blessed Virgin Mary
to be the mother of the promised saviour:
fill us your servants with your grace,
that in all things we may embrace your holy will
and with her rejoice in your salvation;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.