First Sunday of Advent (December 2, 2018)
Keep awake! Be watchful!
The Son of Man is coming with great power and glory.
He shall judge the nations;
they shall beat their swords into plowshares,
nation shall not lift up sword against nation,
neither shall they learn war anymore.
We light the first Advent candle reminding us that God’s promised Messiah
will break into our time and space
to teach us his ways
that we may walk in his paths of righteousness and peace.
May we stay alert for his coming.
Light the candle
Come, Lord Jesus.
Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Amen.