Sunday, December 19, 2021
4th Sunday in Advent
- 1 We Gather in God's Name
- 2 We Hear God's Word
- 3 We Respond in Prayer
- 4 We Go in Peace
We Gather in God's Name
We Hear God's Word
Lighting of the Advent Candles
Reader 1: Today we light three candles- the first Candle is called HOPE and it is a reminder that God's promises are true.
Reader 2: The second Candle is called PEACE, God's gentle loving peace for our lives.
Reader 3: The third Candle is called JOY, because of God's absolute presence in our lives.
Reader 4: Reader 4: The fourth Candle is called LOVE, because of God's great love for us.
Reader 1 (or 5): Come, all is ready. Let the light of this these candles, called HOPE, PEACE, JOY, and LOVE bring brightness to your spirits.
First Scripture Reading
Second Scripture Reading
We Respond in Prayer
Prayers of Thanksgiving and Intercession
Please stand when offering a prayer, so others will know you have the floor.
The Lord's Prayer
Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors. Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil, for thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory forever. Amen.