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Candle Lighting – Second Sunday of Advent

Advent 2

(The purple candle lit the previous week should be lighting)

Reader #1: Today is the second Sunday of Advent. Advent is a time of waiting. We wait for God to send divine love and light into our dark world.

Reader #2: How does this happen?

Reader #1: God’s light comes through Jesus, who became a human being just like you and me, so that he could show us the way back to God’s divine love and light. Today we light the Candle of Hope (based on Isaiah 11:1-10)

Another purple candle is lit at this time

The Spirit of God rests fully on the coming Lord.

The promised Christ is full of wisdom and understanding in the Spirit of God.

The promised Lord will rule with true justice and righteousness.

All fear will change to comfort. All enemies will be transformed into friends.

As we trust in God, we find our peace.

In the grace of God, we find our hope.

Let us – with hope – kindle the light of the Lord.

Congregation: “Merciful God, give us grace to heed the warnings of the prophets and forsake our sins, so that we may greet with joy the coming of Jesus Christ our Redeemer.”

 

People Get Ready

People get ready, there’s a train a comin’
You don’t need no baggage, you just get on board
All you need is faith, to hear the diesels hummin’
Don’t need no ticket, you just thank the Lord

So people get ready, for the train to Jordan
Picking up passengers coast to coast
Faith is the key, open the doors and board ’em
There’s hope for all, among those loved the most

There ain’t no room for the hopeless sinner
Whom would hurt all mankind, just to save his own, believe me now
Have pity on those whose chances grow thinner
For there is no hiding place, against the kingdom’s throne

So people get ready there’s a train a comin’
You don’t need no baggage, you just get on board
All you need is faith, to hear the diesels hummin’
Don’t need no ticket, you just thank the Lord

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