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An Advent Jesse Tree for the Congregation – Texts

Texts to be Read with Congregational Advent Jesse Tree Symbols: (Scripture texts are taken from the New Revised Standard Version) Sunday, Advent 1 Genesis 2: 1-3 (from Genesis 1 – 2:3;  Symbol:  Earth) Thus the heavens and the earth were … Continue reading

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An Advent Jesse Tree for the Congregation, 2011

This is an excellent way to do a quick review with the congregation of the grand narrative of what God has been up to from Creation to the birth of Christ through the season of Advent.  It is also a … Continue reading

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A Short History of the Advent Jesse Tree

A shoot shall come out from the stump of Jesse, and a branch shall grow out of his roots. The Spirit of the LORD shall rest on him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of council and might, … Continue reading

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Ordinary Time – Proper 16 – Living Together in Unity

Psalm 133 133:1 How very good and pleasant it is when kindred live together in unity! 133:2 It is like the precious oil on the head, running down upon the beard, on the beard of Aaron, running down over the … Continue reading

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Christmas Candle Lighting, 2010

Christmas Eve/Day Friday, Dec. 24th (in the evening) or Saturday, Dec. 25th, 2010   Candle Lighting: Light one large white candle.   Question: Why do we light this candle? Response: We light this candle because the light shines in the … Continue reading

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Advent Candle Lighting, Year A, 2010, Advent 4

Advent 4:  The Obedience of Faith* Sunday, December 19th, 2010   Candle Lighting: Light again the first blue candle, saying:  “Keep awake!,” the second blue candle, saying:  “Abound in hope!,” the third blue candle, saying:  “Celebrate!” . Light the fourth … Continue reading

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Advent Candle Lighting, Year A, 2010, Advent 3

Advent 3:    Celebrate! Sunday, December 12, 2010   Candle Lighting: Light again the first blue candle, saying:  “Keep awake!” and the second blue candle, saying: “Abound in hope!”. Light a third blue candle.   Question: Why do we light this … Continue reading

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Advent Candle Lighting, Year A, 2010, Advent 2

Advent 2:   Longing for Judgment Sunday, December 5, 2010 Candle Lighting: Light again the first blue candle, saying:  “Keep awake!” Light a second blue candle.   Question: Why do we light this candle? Response: We light this candle to remember … Continue reading

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Advent Candle Lighting, Year A, 2010, Introduction and Advent 1

ADVENT CANDLE LIGHTING LITURGY A liturgy for use at home to begin the adventure of what God is up to in Christ.   Advent, which is from the Latin ‘adventus’, means ‘coming’.  We wait in Advent for the coming of … Continue reading

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