As we begin the season of Advent, we prepare to celebrate. We celebrate light in a season of darkness. We prepare to welcome Jesus who comes to be the light of the world. We pray for God’s light to guide us and lead us and we seek to let our light shine for others so they may know God’s love and grace through us.
Today we light a candle, the candle of hope. May God’s light shine upon us and fill us with hope. Amen.
(You could use these words to light your own Advent candle.)
Hymn. O Come O Come Emmanuel #1VU
Scripture Lessons: Isaiah 64:1-9
Psalm 80 p.794VU pt 1
Prayer: We are looking for God in our world. May we see what God wants us to see.
We are looking for God in our lives. May we be who God wants us to be.
And may God our Shepherd, Protector, Awakener, and Holy Spirit, bless us through these Advent days. Amen. (from the Iona Community’s Candles and Conifers)
Hymn. Come Thou Long Expected Jesus #2 VU
We are continuing to collect hats and mittens etc. for the Mitten Tree. They can be dropped off to Allyson Orr or to the manse, if you prefer.