Narrative Lectionary Advent Candle Liturgy

Week 1 (Hope)   Jeremiah 33:14- 18,

Who are you awaiting, my friends?

We are awaiting the Lord, God’s best, to come

The time is surely coming, when Christ will be with us.

Our hope is in the Lord our God, Eternal Protector, the Might of Peace. Let us wait in Hope

Sing: O Come, O Come Emmanuel

O come, Thou, Dayspring from on high
And cause Thy light on us to rise
Disperse the gloomy clouds of night
And death’s dark shadow put to flight
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to thee, O Israel

Or Magnify the Lord v1. to the tune of O Come All Ye Faithful

The time is surely coming                                                                                                        Refuge and Salvation                                                                                                                     The Jesse, the Jesse branch will spring up from David.                                                     Justice and Righteousness,                                                                                                           Will be the spice of worship

We hope for God’s justice; We hope for God’s justice; We hope for God’s justice; Magnify the Lord

 

 

Day 2 (Love) Isaiah 40: 1-1

Who are you awaiting beloved?

We are waiting for the Messiah, the embodiment of Love.

The time is surely coming, when Christ will be with us.

When God appears, we will no longer be lonely or alone, we will know we are loved. We wait in the midst of love.

O Come O Come Emmanuel

O come, O come, Emmanuel
And ransom captive Israel
That mourns in lonely exile here
Until the Son of God appear

Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to thee, O Israel

Or Magnify the Lord v2. to the tune of O Come All Ye Faithful

Comfort, O my people                                                                                                                    with songs and preparation                                                                                                             A voice, a voice cries out in wil-il-der-ness                                                                                Cry Out and Stand Firm                                                                                                             God’s Word never withers

We wait as God’s beloved; We wait as God’s beloved; We wait as God’s beloved; Magnify the Lord

Day 3 (Joy) Isaiah 40: 1-1

Who are you anticipating?

We are waiting for Jesus, in whom our joy grows.

The time is surely coming, when Christ will be with us.

When God appears, we will be comforted, able at last to put down our sorrows. We will say: this is the day that Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it.  How can we not wait for that kind of joy?

Sing: O Come O Come Emmanuel

O come, O come, true prophet of the Lord
And turn the key to heaven’s door
Be Thou our comforter and guide
And lead us to the Father’s side
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall by His word our darkness dispel

Or Magnify the Lord v 3. to the tune of O Come All Ye Faithful

Rebuild the Temple                                                                                                                        Built with ex-alt-ta-tions                                                                                                                 For God, is good an’ just, an’ loves us forev’r                                                                         Shout with Rejoicing                                                                                                                   Come let’s praise our Savior

We practice our rejoicing; We practice our rejoicing; We practice our rejoicing; Magnify the Lord

 

Day 4 (Peace) Luke 1:5-13 [14-25], 27-80,

Who are you awaiting in such stillness?

We are being still, to know God. 

The time is surely coming, when Christ will be with us.

When God appears, war will be but a memory, the lion will lie down with the lamb, and everyone will be made whole, so we wait for Shalom.

Sing: O Come O Come Emmanuel

O Come, Thou King of nations bring
An end to all our suffering
Bid every pain and sorrow cease
And reign now as our Prince of Peace
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come again with us to dwell

Or Magnify the Lord v 4. to the tune of O Come All Ye Faithful

Peace Seed, we await thee                                                                                                        Mighty and Graceful                                                                                                              Deliver, deliver us; Jesus, Messiah                                                                                                      Come strengthen justice                                                                                                                Fill the world with mercy

Create the earth’s-Shalom; Create the earth’s-Shalom; Create the earth’s-Shalom; Magnify the Lord

Advent Hymns

  1.  https://wp.me/p2rhxZ-2hf,

2. https://wp.me/p2rhxZ-2hg,

3. https://wp.me/p2rhxZ-2mJ

Author: katyandtheword

Pastor Katy has enjoyed ministry at New Covenant for 7 years, where the church has solidified its community focus. Prior to that she studied both Theology and Christian Formation at Princeton Theological Seminary. She also served as an Assistant Chaplain at Trenton Psychiatric Hospital and as the Christian Educational Coordinator at Bethany Presbyterian at Bloomfield, NJ. She enjoys working within and connecting to the community, is known to laugh a lot during service, and tells as many stories as possible. Pastor Katy loves reading Science Fiction and Fantasy, theater, arts and crafts, music, playing with children and sunshine, and continues to try to be as (w)holistically Christian as possible. "Publisher after publisher turned down A Wrinkle in Time," L'Engle wrote, "because it deals overtly with the problem of evil, and it was too difficult for children, and was it a children's or an adult's book, anyhow?" The next year it won the prestigious John Newbery Medal. Tolkien states in the foreword to The Lord of the Rings that he disliked allegories and that the story was not one.[66] Instead he preferred what he termed "applicability", the freedom of the reader to interpret the work in the light of his or her own life and times. "Hallows, not Horcruxes" Harry Potter

3 thoughts on “Narrative Lectionary Advent Candle Liturgy”

  1. Just wanted to say thank you for this! All the other things I’ve found are from four years ago when the scriptures were on different weeks of Advent.

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