The sermon text for the 1st Sunday in Advent is from Isaiah 64:5b–9.
 Behold, you were angry, and we sinned;
in our sins we have been a long time, and shall we be saved?
 We have all become like one who is unclean,
and all our righteous deeds are like a polluted garment.
We all fade like a leaf,
and our iniquities, like the wind, take us away.
 There is no one who calls upon your name,
who rouses himself to take hold of you;
for you have hidden your face from us,
and have made us melt in the hand of our iniquities.
 But now, O LORD, you are our Father;
we are the clay, and you are our potter;
we are all the work of your hand.
 Be not so terribly angry, O LORD,
and remember not iniquity forever.
Behold, please look, we are all your people. (ESV)
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