Advent Candle 1, Hope — Rex Hunt, Australia

Advent 1
voice 1:  Spontaneous sun
voice 2: Generous giver of light,
voice 3: Heat and energy…
Light first Advent candle

voice 4:  We give thanks that throughout this season of hope we are warmed by the signs of hope we see in our world and in our own lives. .

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Advent 1: ‘Earth’
voice 1:   Today, we remember the earth and light with this candle of hope.
All   The earth is home for all creation.  It feeds us and sustains us.

voice 1:   Yet, we humans exhaust it and foul it with our garbage as if we don’t care, as if we have lost hope for the future of our planet.
(Silence)
voice 2:   We light this first advent candle.
The candle is lit.

All:  We renew our commitment to live gently and hopefully on this earth.
voice 1:   May it be so.

Click here to peruse the complete service for Advent 1 of Year A on Rex Hunt’s progressive liturgy website.