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 what it is we are waiting and longing for.


Scripture: Read Isaiah 11: 1-10


Prayer: In You, Jesus

we see and know

the merciful judge we crave

that all might be well

with Creation –

more than well.

Come again soon

and judge us all.          Amen.


Singing: Sing a hymn together.  Following are some possibilities:

Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming,   German, 15th century

Prepare the Way of the Lord, Isaiah 40:3 adapt. Michael Burkhardt, 1990

Hail to God’s Own Anointed, James Montgomery   1821, alt.


Proclamation: May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing,

so that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. [Romans 15:13]




Through the Week:

– At supper each evening, light the first blue candle, saying:  “Keep awake!” and the second blue candle, saying: “Abound in hope!”

– Wonder about where the places are in our world, our church, and our own hearts that long for Jesus’ merciful judgment

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