Old Testament: Zephaniah 3:14-20
Epistle: Philippians 4:4-7
Gospel: Luke 3:7-18
O God of the exiles and the lost, you promise restoration and wholeness through the power of Jesus Christ. Give us faith to live joyfully, sustained by your promises as we eagerly await the day when they will be fulfilled for all the world to see, through the coming of your Son, Jesus Christ. Amen.