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Wednesday, December 18, 2013

ADVENT FOUR - DECEMBER 22 - ST ALBAN´S, ANTIGUA: A service of Praise and Thanksgiving to God, for the gift of his Son


ADVENT FOUR: SERVICE OF PRAISE AND THANKSGIVING
Prelude- Hymn # 61 Sleepers Wake- a solo by Andrea Pellecer-Howard
Opening Sentence B.C.P 75
Introit Hymn # 96 Angels We Have Heard on High
Liturgy for lighting the Fourth Advent Candle

The first three candles are lit by a congregant
LAY READER: O God, we light the fourth candle of Advent.
(With the first three candles burning, congregant lights the fourth candle.)
LAY READER: We hear your angel Gabriel and witness the faith of Mary. Fill us with your grace and light.
PRIEST: Mary was a young, strong, spiritual woman. Even though her life was not easy, she heard God's voice and said yes. Her song was a prayer that would uplift those who were downtrodden. Her lyrics shattered the proud and called the world to change. She would bear within her the promised child, Jesus, the Light of the World. This Advent, we respond to God's beckoning to us as well.
PEOPLE: Revealing God, visit us and fill us with your Spirit. Bring your good news to life within us. Give us courage to carry your light into the injustices and shadows of this world. Amen.
Hymn #109 -The First Noel
The Collect of the Day
Purify our conscience, Almighty God, by your daily visitation, that your Son Jesus Christ, at his coming, may find in us a mansion prepared for himself; who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen
Hymn # 82- Of the Father’s Love Begotten
 Please be seated for the reading of the Lesson
The Old Testament Reading
 Micah 5: 2-5a
Lector: The Word of the Lord
People: Thanks be to God
Hymn # 56- O Come, O come Emmanuel (vv. 1, 4,7)


A reading from the Gospel according to Saint Luke
Luke 1: 26-38
Lector: The Word of the Lord
People: Thanks be to God
The Song of Mary- Magnificat    B.C.P 91
The Magnificat- solo by Andrea Pellecer-Howard
Hymn # 81- Lo, how a Rose e’er blooming
A reading from the Gospel according to Saint Matthew
Matthew 1: 18-25
Offertory Sentence
The Offertory- Hymn #79- O little Town of Bethlehem
Parish announcements
The Doxology (Hymn 380, v. 3)
You are God- Te Deum Laudamus-B.C.P Page 95
Hymn # 99- Go Tell it on the Mountain
The Apostle’s Creed B.C.P. page 96
The Prayers- Suffrage A- B.C.P. p. 97
The General Thanksgiving, B.C.P. p.101
Hymn # 74- Blest be the King
A Prayer of Saint Chrysostom- B.C.P p.102
Hymn # 115 What Child is this?
Blessing
Recessional Hymn # 105- God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
Dismissal
Lay Reader: Let us bless the Lord
People: Thanks be to God

YOU ARE INVITED TO OUR ADVENT 4 ENGLISH SPEAKING SERVICE AT THE EPISCOPAL DIOCESE OF GUATEMALA  

Iglesia Anglicana de la Region Central de America 

Sunday, December 22, 2013


WE LOOK FORWARD TO MEETING AND GREETING YOU AT ST. JAMES/SANTIAGO CATHEDRAL IN GUATEMALA CITY AND  ST ALBAN MISSION IN ANTIGUA, GUATEMALA.  BOTH ARE ENGLISH SPEAKING PARISHES AT THE DIOCESE OF GUATEMALA, IARCA ( Inglesia Anglicana de la Region Central de America is a province of the Anglican Communion).


St. Alban´s Mission, Antigua, meets every Sunday at the Casa Convento Concepcion at 12:00 noon. 
*St Alban´s, Antigua, Guatemala is a special mission project of St. James English speaking parish at the Cathedral of Santiago, Guatemala City.

The Most Reverend Armando Guerra Soria, Bishop of Guatemala and Primate IARCA

 The Rev. Ricardo Frohmader, Associate Minister

Special thank you to Lay Anglicana, sidebar

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