Hope in Our Humble State – Advent 4 – December 4, 2016 – Luke 1

Here are some ideas for worship at home on this 4th Sunday of Advent.

1) Light a candle. On the 4th Sunday of Advent, we light the 4th candle on the wreath which is the Love candle. Read this as you light the candle.

The Candle of Love
L: Jeremiah 31: 1 – 6 – 1 At that time, says the Lord, I will be the God of all the families of Israel, and they shall be my people. 2 The LORD proclaims: The people who survived the sword found grace in the wilderness. As Israel searched for a place of rest, 3 the LORD appeared to them from a distance: I have loved you with a love that lasts forever. And so with unfailing love, I have drawn you to myself. 4 Again, I will build you up, and you will be rebuilt, virgin Israel. Again, you will play your tambourines and dance with joy. 5 Again, you will plant vineyards on the hills of Samaria; farmers will plant and then enjoy the harvests. 6 The time will come when the watchmen shout from the highlands of Ephraim: “Get ready! We’re going up to Zion to the LORD our God!”

The prophet Jeremiah prophesies the Lord will appear to the people. “I will be the God of all the families of Israel, and they will be my people,” said the Lord.
A: Emerging God, Accept us as your people and reveal yourself to us. Choose us to be built up. Amen.
L: We light the candle called Love to show God’s unfailing love. Play your tambourines and dance with joy as you wait. Continue reading