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elemental Advent Candles

One: Deeply planted in the mystery of life
is God’s love
gracing the world with presence and purpose.

All: We wait, longing for the dawning of God’s new day.
We prepare, trying to make room,
expectant yet despairing, hopeful yet wondering.
God too longs for the world’s transformation.
God too prepares—making us into vessels of light and love,
getting us ready to receive anew the gift.

One:

(week 1) Deeply planted in the mystery of life
is a spark
holding back darkness with possibility.

(week 2) Deeply planted in the mystery of life
is a breath
whispering hope in the silence.

(week 3) Deeply planted in the mystery of life
is a stream of living water
filling dry lands and dry people.

(week 4) Deeply planted in the mystery of life
is God’s presence
living among us, living promise, living Word.

All sung:
(insert your sung response here! We are using “As we light the advent candle” from Ruth Schram’s Light the Advent Candle)

 

~~note: you can choose whether to simply switch out the weekly section, or add on each week, keeping the previous week’s reading as well)~~

 

Submitted by Rev. Teri Peterson, the Presbyterian Church of Palatine, IL.

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