Twenty-fifth Sunday of Pentecost — November 14
"Hold Fast to Your Hope"
Scripture: Psalm 16
Hebrews 10:15-18, 22-25 Mark 13:1-8
Twenty-sixth Sunday of Pentecost — November 21
"Robed in Majesty"
Scripture: Psalm 93
Revelation 1:4b-8 John 18:33-37
We're Decking The Halls in preparation for Advent/Christmas immediately after worship Nov. 21
November 28, 2021
The first candle, which is purple, symbolizes hope. It is sometimes called the “Prophecy Candle” in remembrance of the prophets, especially Isaiah, who foretold the birth of Christ. It represents the expectation felt in anticipation of the coming Messiah.
"A Righteous Branch"
Scripture: Jeremiah 33:14-16
December 5, 2021
The second candle, also purple, represents faith. It is called the “Bethlehem Candle” as a reminder of Mary and Joseph’s journey to Bethlehem.
"Guide Our Feet"
Scripture: Malachi 3:1-4
December 12, 2021
The third candle is pink and symbolizes joy. It is called the “Shepard’s Candle,” and is pink because rose is a liturgical color for joy. The third Sunday of Advent is Gaudete Sunday and is meant to remind us of the joy that the world experienced at the birth of Jesus, as well as the joy that the faithful have reached the midpoint of Advent.
"The Lord is Near"
Scripture: Isaiah 12:2-6
December 19, 2021
On the fourth week of Advent, we light the final purple candle to mark the final week of prayer and penance as we wait for the birth of our Savior. This final candle, the “Angel’s Candle,” symbolizes peace. It reminds us of the message of the angels: “Peace on Earth, Good Will Toward Men.”
"Leaped For Joy"
Scripture: Hebrews 10:5-10
December 24, 2021
The white candle is placed in the middle of the wreath and lit on Christmas Eve. This candle is called the “Christ Candle” and represents the life of Christ. The color white is for purity—because Christ is our sinless, pure Savior.
"A Child is Born"
Scripture: Isaiah 9:2-7
December 26, 2021
"Praise the Lord"
Scripture: Psalm 148
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