Lighting of Advent Candle of Hope
May Hope light
the world this Christmas.
candle of Hope)
May Peace light
the world this Christmas.
candle of Peace)
May Joy light the
world this Christmas.
candle of Joy)
As this season of sparkle and bright unfolds around us
the welcome beauty of love is found, woven into the
simplicity of every moment.
People: May love flow from our hearts with abundance
filling every moment with the season’s gifts of hope and
peace and joy.
Leader: May it be shared truly and deeply that all who
encounter it be charged with its message and become,
themselves, the agents of love. And may our children, who
love without reckoning, teach us the truth of this most
precious gift—we are nothing without each other.
Let us live, then, in the blessing of love.
light the world this Christmas.
candle of Love)
*Hymn of Response
(verses 1 and 7)
“O Come, O Come,
Holy God, in Jesus
Christ your love took on flesh and walked among us. Through
his teachings, his life, his death and resurrection, we
witnessed divine love in action -- love that heals and
redeems, restores and saves, reconciles and renews. As your
disciples we are called to follow you in the way of love.
Grant us courage and faith, Lord, to embody your love for
the world to all people, at all times, in all places and
circumstances. We pray in the name of Love Incarnate. Amen.
“The King of Glory
Comes” TFWS #1091
“Jesus Name Above All Names”
WE TALK TO GOD
Praises, Joys and Concerns
Pastoral Prayer and Lord’s Prayer
Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth,
as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,
the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.
CELEBRATING OUR GIFTS
Offering of Tithes and Gifts to the Lord
Doxology and Prayer of Thanksgiving
“Doxology” UMH #95
CELEBRATING THE WORD
Special Music and Testimonies
Old Testament Lesson
7:10-16 page 623
In a Name”
The Herald Angels Sing” UMH
*Dismissal With Blessing
Everyone says that this is "the most wonderful time of year"
but what if it doesn't feel that way to you? Is there a
place for you to "be real" at this time of the year? For
many, the holiday season is a reminder of what we have lost
or what we don't have. So, if you are looking for hope and
encouragement in the face of grief, loss, and
discouragement, this is a gathering for you.
Tuesday, December 20 at 7 PM - 8 PM
Glenwood United Methodist Church, Erie PA
2931 Myrtle St,
Erie, Pennsylvania 16508