Sunday 8th December is the  2nd  Sunday of Advent

First reading: Isaiah 11.1-10

Second reading: Romans 15.4-13

Gospel: Matthew 3.1-12

Current collect
O Lord, raise up, we pray, your power
and come among us, 
and with great might succour us;
that whereas, through our sins and wickedness
we are grievously hindered
in running the race that is set before us,
your bountiful grace and mercy
may speedily help and deliver us;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
to whom with you and the Holy Spirit,
be honour and glory, now and for ever.