2nd Sunday of Advent

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2nd Sunday of Advent
Occasion: Advent
Theological Tradition: General
Setting: Advent
Style: Traditional

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Elements of the Event

Candles, wreath

Event Liturgy

THE SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT: BETHLEHAM

THE CANDLE OF PEACE

READER - Last Sunday we lit the first candle in our Advent Wreath, the Prophecy candle which is the candle of hope. We light it again as we remember that Christ, who was born in Bethlehem, will come again to fulfill all of God's promises to us. (a person lights the candle of hope)

READER - The second candle of Advent is the Candle of Peace. Peace is a word that we hear a lot. It is one of the things that we hope for. Christ brought peace when he first came to us and he will bring everlasting peace when he comes again.

READER - The prophet Isaiah called Christ "the Prince of Peace". When Jesus came he taught people the importance of being peace makers. He said that those who make peace shall be called the children of God.

READER - We light the candle of peace to remind us that Jesus is the Prince of Peace and that through him peace is found.(a person lights the candle of peace)

READER - Peace is like a light shining in a dark place. As we look at this candle we celebrate the peace we find in Jesus Christ.

READER - Let us pray: Thank you God for the peace you give us. We ask that as we wait for all your promises to come true, and for Christ to come again, that you would remain present with us. Help us today, and everyday to worship you, to hear your word, and to do your will by sharing your peace with each other. We ask it in the name of the one who was born in Bethlehem. Amen.

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(Credit for this Liturgy goes to Dr. Gary Waller)


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