Today, November 29, 2020 is the first Sunday of Advent. It marks the beginning of a new church year.
As part of our advent liturgy, we light the candle of Hope and contemplate the Hope that we have in Jesus. The wonder that we feel when we contemplate Emmanuel, God with us. God coming into the world as a tiny child, dependent on those around him for survival. So vulnerable and yet so glorious!!!
The video below shares a liturgy for lighting the Candle of Hope and provides a space and time to think about what Hope means to us. The video allows a few moments to consider, but feel free to pause the video if you want to take more time to contemplate. If you are watching with others, please pause and take time to share with one another what Hope means to you.
If you would like to read the liturgy yourself, a document can be accessed here: Advent Hope – 2 readers
May your heart be filled with hope as we begin the season of Advent. May you nurture seeds of hope in your heart and protect them as they grow, thrive, and bloom into fulfillment! May God bless you abundantly!!
Let’s build something together.
God is weaving a tapestry of care
that connects all of us in Grace.
Come. Be part of it.
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