Advent I - Hope

Advent I - Hope

CHRISTMAS Isaiah 62:6-12; Luke 2: [1-7] 8-20 Lighting the Christ Candle The congregation sings Hark! The Herald Angels Sing (verse 1) (The Hope candle is lit) One In this world where discontent is revealed through actions and words, there is assurance in an expectant God. We come to this nativity with hope in the same holy radiance that encompassed the shepherds in their darkness. Angelic voices declared

to them and to us: the Savior, the Messiah, the Lord, has been born in Bethlehem! The Congregation sings the refrain: Hark the herald angels sing, Glory to the Christ-child bring! (The Peace candle is lit) One The lowly shepherds, in awe of the heavenly angels

announcement that the Holy Prince of Peace is here, traveled, finding the beloved child just as was told to them, wrapped in pieces of fabric and lying in a manger. We share in the peaceful presence of Christ our Savior! The Congregation sings the refrain: Hark the herald angels sing, Glory to the Christ-child bring! (The Joy candle is lit)

One Joy is shared as the shepherds lives are changed! Following the brilliant angelic call to seek the holy, the shepherds were witnesses to the Lord, and they glorified and praised God. We, too, rejoice in the joy of Gods love manifested in the Christ child! The Congregation sings the refrain: Hark the herald angels sing, Glory to the Christ-child bring! (The Love candle is lit)

One The humble Christ child was revealed to the least likely of the world, resting his head in the lowliest of places: a feeding trough. Christs birth was a sign of extravagant love from the God who is greater than all Creation. It is a declaration of divine grace to be shared with all people, even us, still today. Glory and honor be to the newborn Christ!

Many earth Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on peace among those whom God favors! (The Christ candle is lit) One Christ is born! The Messiah has come into the world! May we proclaim to the world our joy and share the light that we have received in Christ. Today, we glorify

the gift of true light and abundant life that Christ brings to the world! Many Thanks be to God! Congregation sings, Hark! The Herald Angels Sing (verses 2 & 3) Prayer of Dedication Holy God, your love of all of creation provides ways for us to continually be in relationship with you. Through tangible forms of interaction with one another we can stand tall in the face

of the worlds injustice. Proclaiming Christ to the world through our own testimony we acknowledge your voice in our own lives. We pray for continued opportunities to be shepherds of your brilliant light in the world, reflective of the love, grace, and forgiveness already at work in the world. May these gifts we bring time, talents and offerings be multiplied, that all may have the opportunity to know your glory and love! In the name of Jesus we pray, Amen.

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