Memorial Angel Sunday
Invitation to Worship: this will encompass the Advent Candle lighting
Leader: We come the Advent season with a sense of expectation and waiting, and a glimmer of hope.
People: For hope in a world that sometimes seems hopeless, we open our heart to you.
Leader: We light the candle of hope for our world. (light candle as hymn is sung)
People: “O Come, O Come Emmanuel” (vs 1, sung)
Ever present God, in this Advent season we await the coming of Christ. Light of the World, come. Come not as a man of power, but in love and compassion. Come to the oppressed and exploited. Come to the despised and rejected. Come to the outcast – like the shepherds in the fields. Come to foreigners – like Magi watching from afar. Come to rich and poor, young and old, male and female. Come to bless all creation with your love. Come to bring salvation on the earth. Come to rule with justice and in peace. Come Light of the World, illuminate our path. Amen.
Scripture: Isaiah 9:6; Hebrews 6:19; Romans 15:13
Message: The Gift of Hope