Passing the Peace of Christ and Welcoming the Light of Christ
Hymn: “In the Bleak Midwinter” 128(NCH) public domain
Lighting of the Candle of Hope
“Now, faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” Hebrews 11:1
Message: Share in the comments your completion of “My Hope is built on…. ”
Prayer at the lighting of the candle of Hope:
All: We light this candle to declare God’s hope for our lives. May we be renewed in God’s love and strengthened by God’s Spirit. Amen.
Response: Amen, amen, amen
A Time of Offering
An Invitation to Share
God our Hope, bless us and all that we offer to the work of this church and the care of our neighbors. May we be glimpses of your realm in all that we say and do. Amen.
Message: “Come Now”