Call to Worship
We gather in preparation
for good news is about to be proclaimed.
We gather in expectation
for joy is about to explode in our midst.
We gather in celebration
for we are those people who have said
yes to the manger,
yes to love enfleshed,
yes to the one incarnate for others,
yes to the wholeness of God.
With preparation and in expectation,
let us celebrate!
Advent Candle Lighting
Jesus said, “I am the light of the world;
the one who follows me will not walk in darkness but have the light of life.”
We light this candle as a sign of the coming light of Christ.
“Oh, that you would rend the heavens and come down,
that the mountains would tremble before you!
As when fire sets twigs ablaze
and causes water to boil,
come down to make your name known to your enemies
and cause the nations to quake before you!
For when you did awesome things that we did not expect,
you came down, and the mountains trembled before you.”
Come, Lord Jesus, our light and our salvation.
Let us walk in the light of the Lord.