Sandymount Community Carol Service 4 p.m.
(This candlelit carol service joins members of all the local churches. the collection will be for The Peter McVerry Trust)
LORDE rayse up (we pray the) thy power, and come among us, and with great might succour us; that whereas, through our synnes and wickednes, we be soore lette and hindred, thy bountifull grace and mercye, through the satisfaccion of thy sonne our Lord, may spedily deliver us; to whom with thee and the holy gost be honor and glory, worlde without ende.
(Collect for the Fourth Sunday of Advent 1549 BCP)
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 and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.
(Collect for the Fourth Sunday of Advent CofI BCP 2004)