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3rd Sunday of Advent

10:00 Sunday School during the Liturgy of the Word
Noonish: Bishop’s Committee following Coffee Hour

Holy Eucharist, Rite II

The third Sunday of Advent is called Gaudete Sunday.
Gaudete is Latin for Rejoice! (as a command).

On this third Sunday, we light the rose candle on the Advent Wreath, which allows us to “lighten up” a bit from the blue of the other two candles we light. If we had a set of rose vestments, this would be the day to wear them.

Our Old Testament reading is from the minor prophet Zephaniah.

Our Epistle reading continues in Philippians.

Luke’s Gospel tells us of John the Baptist, who is not himself the long-awaited Messiah, but who points the people to the One who is (Jesus).

Readings for the 3rd Sunday of Advent, Year C
Zephaniah 3:14-20
Canticle 9: The First Song of Isaiah
Philippians 4:4-7
Luke 3:7-18

Earlier Event: December 12
Evening Prayer
Later Event: December 19
Evening Prayer