Last updated: 12/5/2018

Scriptures and Music for Sunday, Dec 9, 2018

 

Sunday's Music

Dec 9: 15 Rejoice! Rejoice, Believers, 41 O Come, All Ye Faithful, 23 Angels We Have Heard on High

 

 

Lay Leader: Sylvia 

 

 

Luke 1:68-79 Zechariah’s Prophecy

67. Then his father Zechariah was filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke this prophecy: 68. “Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, for he has looked favorably on his people and redeemed them. 69. He has raised up a mighty savior for us in the house of his servant David, 70. as he spoke through the mouth of his holy prophets from of old, 71. that we would be saved from our enemies and from the hand of all who hate us. 72. Thus he has shown the mercy promised to our ancestors, and has remembered his holy covenant, 73. the oath that he swore to our ancestor Abraham, to grant us 74. that we, being rescued from the hands of our enemies, might serve him without fear, 75. in holiness and righteousness before him all our days. 76. And you, child, will be called the prophet of the Most High; for you will go before the Lord to prepare his ways, 77. to give knowledge of salvation to his people by the forgiveness of their sins. 78. By the tender mercy of our God, the dawn from on high will break upon us, 79. to give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death,

 

GOSPEL READING Luke 3:1-6

1. In the fifteenth year of the reign of Emperor Tiberius, when Pontius Pilate was governor of Judea, and Herod was ruler of Galilee, and his brother Philip ruler of the region of Ituraea and Trachonitis, and Lysanias ruler of Abilene, 2. during the high priesthood of Annas and Caiaphas, the word of God came to John son of Zechariah in the wilderness. 3. He went into all the region around the Jordan, proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins, 4. as it is written in the book of the words of the prophet Isaiah, “The voice of one crying out in the wilderness: “Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight. 5. Every valley shall be filled, and every mountain and hill shall be made low, and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough ways made smooth; 6. and all flesh shall see the salvation of God.’ “