Advent 3: Led By the Light of Faith
- Arise Your Light Is Come GTG #744
- Come Now Long Expected Jesus GTG #82
- Once in Royal Davids City GTG #140
ADVENT CANDLE LITANY – WEEK 3 Jenny Sue LeSchander, Lector
Isaiah spoke to a people called chosen,
to a tribe called Israel, with a light of hope.
Gabriel came to a town called Nazareth,
to a girl called Mary, with a light of joy.
Mary went to a place called Bethlehem,
to a stable called a nursery,
with a light of love.
As we light our third Advent candle,
we rejoice with Mary, for Love has flesh.
Come now, O Child of Mary.
Come now, O Prince of Love.
HYMN OF PRAISE “People, Look East” – GTG #105
CALL TO CONFESSION Rev. Seth Thomas
PRAYER OF CONFESSION
Your love is good news for the oppressed, O Lord,
and you bind up the brokenhearted. Forgive us, O God,
when we think that your good news is only for us.
Forgive us, O God,
when we twist your gospel into something that fits comfortably into our lives.
By your light,
let us see you leading us beyond ourselves and into the world you love.
By your grace,
forgive us, and free us to try again.