We are getting ready….
Hymn O Come O Come Emmanuel #1VU
A prayer for lighting the Advent Candle: A candle burns, the sign of our hope. God of hope, come to us again this Advent. May your hope live within us, burning as a light in our lives. Amen. (from the Iona Community’s Candles and Conifers)
Scripture Lessons Jeremiah 33:14-16
I Thessalonians 3:9-16
Prayer: Holy God, during this busy season of Advent, we pray for our world. We seek your light in the midst of darkness, your peace in the midst of violence, your love in the midst of discord, your courage in the face of fear, and your wisdom to guide us. Help us to be messengers sharing your light, sharing your peace, and living your love with courage and wisdom. Amen. (a prayer by Thandiwe Dale-Ferguson, and shared on worship words.co.uk.)
Hymn Come Thou Long Expected Jesus #2VU
Did you know? This Tuesday November 30th, has been named as Giving Tuesday and the United Church is inviting its members to give to Gifts with Vision or another program that provides vaccines for people around the world. With Gifts with Vision $25 buys vaccines for 2 people. We may be talking about boosters and vaccines for children but in many parts of the world, vulnerable adults have no access to vaccines at all.
St Paul’s Session will meet this Tuesday, November 30th in the church at 7:30pm.
Howick United Church Session will meet Monday, November 29th in the church hall at 7:30pm.
Here is the Mitten Tree up now in Howick United Church.