Saint Alban's Anglican Church

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Proper 29

11/25/2012 - Sunday Service


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Old Testament Lesson


Daniel 7:9-14
7:9 As I watched,
thrones were set in place,
   and an Ancient One took his throne;
his clothing was white as snow,
   and the hair of his head like pure wool;
his throne was fiery flames,
   and its wheels were burning fire.
10 A stream of fire issued
   and flowed out from his presence.
A thousand thousand served him,
   and ten thousand times ten thousand stood attending him.
The court sat in judgement,
   and the books were opened.
11 I watched then because of the noise of the arrogant words that the horn was speaking. And as I watched, the beast was put to death, and its body destroyed and given over to be burned with fire.12 As for the rest of the beasts, their dominion was taken away, but their lives were prolonged for a season and a time. 13 As I watched in the night visions,
I saw one like a human being
   coming with the clouds of heaven.
And he came to the Ancient One
   and was presented before him.
14 To him was given dominion
   and glory and kingship,
that all peoples, nations, and languages
   should serve him.
His dominion is an everlasting dominion
   that shall not pass away,
and his kingship is one
   that shall never be destroyed.


Psalm



Psalm 93
1The LORD is King;
    he has put on splendid apparel; *
the LORD has put on his apparel
    and girded himself with strength.
2He has made the whole world so sure *
that it cannot be moved;
3Ever since the world began, your throne has been established; *
you are from everlasting.
4The waters have lifted up, O LORD,
    the waters have lifted up their voice; *
the waters have lifted up their pounding waves.
5Mightier than the sound of many waters,
    mightier than the breakers of the sea, *
mightier is the LORD who dwells on high.
6Your testimonies are very sure, *
and holiness adorns your house, O LORD,
    for ever and for evermore.

New Testament Lesson


Revelation 1:1-8
1:1 The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show his servants what must soon take place; he made it known by sending his angel to his servant John, 2 who testified to the word of God and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, even to all that he saw.

3 Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of the prophecy, and blessed are those who hear and who keep what is written in it; for the time is near.

4 John to the seven churches that are in Asia:

Grace to you and peace from him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven spirits who are before his throne, 5 and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth.

To him who loves us and freed us from our sins by his blood, 6 and made us to be a kingdom, priests serving his God and Father, to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.
7 Look! He is coming with the clouds;
   every eye will see him,
even those who pierced him;
   and on his account all the tribes of the earth will wail.
So it is to be. Amen.

8 ''I am the Alpha and the Omega'', says the Lord God, who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.


Gospel


John 18:33-37
18:33 Then Pilate entered the headquarters again, summoned Jesus, and asked him, ''Are you the King of the Jews?'' 34 Jesus answered, ''Do you ask this on your own, or did others tell you about me?'' 35 Pilate replied, ''I am not a Jew, am I? Your own nation and the chief priests have handed you over to me. What have you done?'' 36 Jesus answered, ''My kingdom is not from this world. If my kingdom were from this world, my followers would be fighting to keep me from being handed over to the Jews. But as it is, my kingdom is not from here.'' 37 Pilate asked him, ''So you are a king?'' Jesus answered, ''You say that I am a king. For this I was born, and for this I came into the world, to testify to the truth. Everyone who belongs to the truth listens to my voice.''

Sermon



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