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