The Fourth Sunday of Advent – December 23rd
Today we light the candle of Love.

Your love fills our lives with blessings, O God.  Jesus came to show us how much you love us and invite us to a new community.  Help us share that love in the world.  Amen.

 

Luke 1:39-45
Mary Visits Elizabeth

In those days Mary set out and went with haste to a Judean town in the hill country, where she entered the house of Zechariah and greeted Elizabeth. When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the child leapt in her womb. And Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit and exclaimed with a loud cry, ‘Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb. And why has this happened to me, that the mother of my Lord comes to me? For as soon as I heard the sound of your greeting, the child in my womb leapt for joy. And blessed is she who believed that there would be a fulfilment of what was spoken to her by the Lord.’

 

Light one candle for hope,

one bright candle for hope.

Christ brings hope to every heart

He comes, He Comes

Light one candle for peace,

one bright candle for peace.

Christ brings peace to every heart

He comes, He comes.

Light one candle for joy,

one bright candle for joy.

Every nation will find salvation

in Bethlehem’s baby boy.

Light one candle for love,

one bright candle for love.

Christ brings love to every heart,

He comes, He comes.