Invitation to Worship: this will encompass the Advent Candle lighting
Leader: We come to this place, where the joy of the Lord is shared across all generations and times.
People: We see joy in the faces of children and the delight of adults as we join in praise together.
Leader: We light the candle that is joy for us. (light candle as hymn is sung)
People: “O Come, O Come Emmanuel” (vs 1, sung)
Light of the World, we welcome your coming. Loving God, as we journey through this Advent season, We open all the dark places in our lives and memories to the healing light of Christ. Show us the creative power of hope, and the rejuvenating joy that you offer us. Prepare our hearts to be transformed by you, That we may walk in the light of Christ. In his words we pray as one “Our Father…Amen.”
Scripture: Luke 2:10-11; Psalm 96:11-13; 1 Peter 1:8
Message: Children’s pageant followed by short sermon on joy.