Today we light the candle of Joy
One: We are getting closer and closer to the manger
All: To worship and adore the newborn King
One: We light the candle of hope to remind ourselves of God’s hope for each of us.
(light the hope candle again)
All: We light the candle of peace and share the ways we practiced peace ___________.
(light the peace candle again invite each person to share a way they practiced peace this week)
One: Today we light the candle of joy (light the third candle)
All: When hope is real and peace is practiced the joy of the Lord is present
One: God’s joy will come to us in a most unexpected way – a baby to be our Savior.
All: Our Advent journey continues and we soon we’ll welcome the One who brings great joy!